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    Angelfish Eggs!!!

    im not an expert but i am in a similar situation as you but my angels have spawn 3 or 4 times already. i am at the part where the eggs become wrigglers. but anyhow i would recommend that you move the other fish and keep the angels to ensure the same water parameters. in my situation my angels...
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    Help Need help artificially hatching angelfish eggs!

    My angel pair (double dark black & koi) have spawn a few times on their own and Ive had no success in hatching the eggs. the eggs died after a day or two. MY pH is 7.8 and i am using tap water (i dont want to use RO water unless i absolutely need to). anyways, I've decided to try artificially...
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    Help Is my discus sick?

    well i didnt mean literally mean all the parameters as i mainly check for pH. nitrites and ammonia. i only do nitrate every few weeks as it is less important. last time i checks 2 weeks ago nitrate was at 20ppm. hope that helps. with the frequent water changes i presume it should remain the...
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    Help Is my discus sick?

    I have API Stress Coat. should i add it in the tank? the tank is not cycling, i would never put discus in a tank that hasn't been cycled. The tank had 2 angel fish which i moved into another tank. it was disease free. when i got these discus i moved the angels out, did a water change and...
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    Help Is my discus sick?

    the discus are small the one in the center of the picture is only 1 inch i love planted tanks but it was recommended to me to keep young discus in a bare bottom tank to grow them and not stunt their growth. once they are adults i will get them a big planted tank. the tank was established about...
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    Help Is my discus sick?

    hey can you tell if one of my discus is ill? i just noticed a piece of the fin missing. its still eating and very active, all the other discus are fine. http://img714.imageshack.us/i/img1144e.jpg http://img600.imageshack.us/i/img1143h.jpg http://img530.imageshack.us/i/img1142pe.jpg i do...
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    How do I clean an old SW tank for FW use???

    they are quarantine tanks so i just have to place the sponge filter from my established tank and it should be good enough
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    How do I clean an old SW tank for FW use???

    great so, vinegar, water and a scrubber. maybe i can get away with just warm water and scrubbing without the vinegar because im sure any remaining marine salt isnt toxic to FW fish is it?
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    How do I clean an old SW tank for FW use???

    i bought 2 tanks from a SW hobbyist and there are tons of salt scales and residue left behind. they are both currently empty and i wish to use them as a quarantine tank or something. but first it needs to be cleaned. can some one give me some instructions on how to do so? i obviously know, no...
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    What media do you have in your canister filter?

    +1 for that setup thought i would put the ceramic before the sponge.
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    What media do you have in your canister filter?

    first off, all my discus are 1-2" not real big yet. i will get a large planted tank for them when they grow bigger. now they are in a bare bottom tank to make water changes easier secondly im not sure about activated carbon mainly because many sites say that it AC is bad for discus because it...
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    What media do you have in your canister filter?

    I bout a Jebo canister filter. it was a great value but i can see that they cheaped out on the filter media. it came with one thin layer of ceramic rings and the rest is a coarse sponge. is this good enough for a 30g discus tank? I would like to replace some of the sponge with more ceramic...
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    Breeding angelfish: should i lower my pH?

    I talked to a few breeders in my area they said my pH is fine and i should just maintain my water quality and temperature
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    Breeding angelfish: should i lower my pH?

    I have a potential pair that havent spawn or breed yet. no idea if they are a pair but it seems that one of them is ready. the 'female' seems uninterested but a small papilla is showing. very small and faint but i can see it. all my parameters are 0 and my pH is around 7.8 it sounds high but...
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    the tank wall of my discus tank is getting dirty with a white haze

    the white haze is actually some powder, it comes write off when i scrub it with the tank scrubber. i think its from the filter media in my new canister filter i just installed yesterday
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    What type of Discus are these?

    i brought the picture to my LFS and they cant tell either. they said discus change colours so you cant tell until they are bigger. i guess ill post more picture a little while later. thanks slug for letting me know what some of them are
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    the tank wall of my discus tank is getting dirty with a white haze

    oh sorry i mean the tank was started for a few months now, i check the parameters every week and nitrites and ammonia are always at 0, nitrates have never been above 20 as i do water changes every over day. pH is about 7.5 (which i have been told is normal in my area)
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    Just bought a new canister filter to replace an old HOB. how to transition?

    also i hate how my blood worms and brine shrimp keep getting sucked into the HOB. it seems that the canister filter is making a current in the tank which draws all the food to my HOB intake. i know i can just add a sponge to the intake but i just like to complain
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    the tank wall of my discus tank is getting dirty with a white haze

    Ive only had my discus in there for about 2 days and there is already a slime on the tank walll that looks like a white haze. i am going to use a tank scrubber tomorrow but is there any fish i can add to help me with the cleaning? I find that plecos create a bigger mess and cory cats only...
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    Just bought a new canister filter to replace an old HOB. how to transition?

    i think thats a great idea i think ill do that after i let the two filters run for a week or so
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    Just bought a new canister filter to replace an old HOB. how to transition?

    I dont need the HOB right now but i do want to use it on another tank some time. the problem is that i cant really move too much media into the canister as it wont fit. my HOB fitter is a reagent brand filter so it has a plastic cartridge that sandwiches some AC and a thin sponge. not the best...
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    Just bought a new canister filter to replace an old HOB. how to transition?

    Hi i am currently working on a discus tank. i have an old cycled aquarium which i had an angelfish pair in. i moved them to a different tank and added some discus. ive had my 6 discus for a few days now and all water parameters are great. i just bought a canister filter today and i ultimately...
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    What type of Discus are these?

    most of my discus have some 'dirty' spots on them. it looks a bit like dark freckles. will those disappear as they age?
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    What type of Discus are these?

    i will try to look for my digital camera tomorrow but heres another pic with the phone. there are 5 now so please try to name as many as possible. i know at least one is a cobalt and one is a melon of some sort
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    What type of Discus are these?

    these guys are 1.5 inch i cant tell from any of the pictures lol
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    What type of Discus are these?

    Hey i just bought two discus that a breeder was trying to get rid of. so he gave me a good deal. I believe they are runts. I cannot remember what type of discus they are. i cannot remember what he said. if the pictures are too bury to tell you can thank my crappy phone for that ;D I...
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    Angel Growth Stunted?

    i think it is just their genetics abnormalities. i have 2 angelfish that are from the same spawn and one is bigger than the other. i moved them to a bigger tank and still they remain that way
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    Question Air pump necessary?

    I had a similar setup as yours on my very first fish tank. i find that most Hang On Back filters give enough oxygen into the water. I have upgraded to a canister filter but i still have a air stone going just in case. any know if a tank running on a canister filter will have enough oxygen in...
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    Do I need to Quarantine a new fish if i want to add it to a fishless tank?

    i have a empty tank that just finished cycling do i need to Quarantine a new fish from the pet store before i add it to an empty tank? there is no other fish inside to infect with diease
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    Did I start my tank correctly?

    yesterday my readings were all zero, nitrate was 20 so i did a 100 % water change but left old water in the filter added 2 comet goldfish to test out the water and increase the bio load
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    What can i use Ammo-Lock and Stress Zyme for?

    a week ago i took your advices and now i am happy to say my tank is fixed. what i did: one 50% water changed then cleaned out the canister and washed the media in tank water. placed all my seeded sponges into the canister and removed the carbon i didnt do any water changes. i checked the...
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    Question Need advice on breeding my angelfish. Have Pictures!

    I do exactly the same thing, i alternate between feeding, frozen brine shrimp, frozen blood worms and a beef heart mix. i do water changes twice a week. only 20% water changes though
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    Question Need advice on breeding my angelfish. Have Pictures!

    no luck, i am not rushing them i also feel that they are not ready. the tank is bare bottom now ive added a pleco to it to keep the algae down and eat left over food. i feel like moving some of the other angels back into the tank to make new pairs. i dont think these two are pairs anymore i...
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    Is there a brand of Non-Hydrogenated Margarine which is also trans fat free

    I need it for a project please let me know if you know of any
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    Did I start my tank correctly?

    Has my cycling stalled? ammonia is at 0 constantly, im adding 1 teaspoon every 12 hours nitrite has been at 1.0 for the past week
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    Help How to setup fish only tank

    sorry if this is a dumb question but where does the ammonia come from if there is no fish or ammonia additives. does it come from the live rock? Would i be able to use tap water with conditioner instead of RO water? I just plan to have a Fish only tank not a reef. also is live rock...
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    What can i use Ammo-Lock and Stress Zyme for?

    ok let me get this straight Ammo-lock should be used when ammonia is high in a cycled tank but it will just keep the fish alive until water changes. so its not a permanent fix to any problems. Stress zyme is for when the fish is injured but not sick. something like fight with another fish?
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    API FW Master Test kit compatible with SW?

    wow thanks your scan is perfect I dont go to the LFS too often because it is far from where i live.
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    What can i use Ammo-Lock and Stress Zyme for?

    I have a large bottle of stress zyme and ammo-lock which i later discovered it doesnt work from other members of this forum. Ive been told that they both dont aid in cycling even though that is what stress zyme advertises it to be. so in what cases can i use ammolock or stresszyme?
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    API FW Master Test kit compatible with SW?

    That would be great
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    Did I start my tank correctly?

    just an update, i found goldex ammonia at the bottom shelf of a grocery store and i removed the fish and now doing a fishless cycle. everything is going faster then expected. my ammonia went from 4-8ppm to 0 in 2 days then i maintained it at 3-4 ppm and now it seems to disappear in less than 8...
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    API FW Master Test kit compatible with SW?

    Thanks for the link. i dont think i will call api. i hate speaking with customer service
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    Help How to setup fish only tank

    Please tell me if this will work. 10 gal tank, 1 inch of fine sand 2 800L/hr powerhead with filter attached to them (those cylinders with sponge and 4 bioballs) aimed opposing to each other a HOB filter packed with Floss, Bioballs and carbon a heater of course then eventually ill add 2 clown...
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    API FW Master Test kit compatible with SW?

    I have a FW master test kit from API and it came with all the freshwater cards as usual. but when i noticed when i bought my API ammonia tester it came with both FW card and a SW card with a slightly darker shades. then i was just thinking the SW master test kit should be the same but with the...
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    Help How to setup fish only tank

    I noticed there isnt a thread about setting up a saltwater tank with step by step instructions. but anyways i would like to set up one in the near future but how would you go about setting up a fish only tank? are live rocks and live sand necessary? How do you cycle a SW tank, is it the same as...
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    Question Need advice on breeding my angelfish. Have Pictures!

    i saw your thread, my possibly female doesnt have a papilla that doesnt look like your males or female. it is just a round pinkish thing that doesnt protrude as much as yours
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    Question Need advice on breeding my angelfish. Have Pictures!

    ok I've removed all the gravel as kathy suggested. and now it is bare bottom, the angels still show no sign of spawning.
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    Need advice on fixing my ammonia problem, did not cycle =(

    i thought cycling it in a bucket with ammonia additives would be faster, then hook it back up to the tank eating up all the remaining ammonia. as for the python, i was planning to get one yesterday but it cant connect to my faucet. the end of my faucet does not have a removable piece or any...
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    Need advice on fixing my ammonia problem, did not cycle =(

    i havent thought of that.. thanks by the way how long will it take the sponge filter to fully seed? should i be removing carbon and ammonia chips from the canister to have enough room for the sponges? just curious, what is the issue with cycling my canister in a bucket?




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