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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Good to now - thank you!!
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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Thank you - mine get more active when the lights go on actually, but they aren't exactly sedentary when they are off.
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    Normal African Dwarf Frog Activity

    Hi all – I have added 4 ADF to my 10 gallon tank. The only other fish are one male betta and one bumblebee goby. All frogs seem to be doing great and eating very well with a mix of blood worms, tubifex worms, and brine shrimp. I had always thought they were pretty inactive little creatures, but...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    That is interesting about the tap water. I recently moved - about 3 motnhs ago - and still have the diatom problem. Plus I have another 10 gallon tank that is all dwarf shrimp and there are no diatoms even though I'm using the same tap water. I'll give the snails a try and see how they work out...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Well thanks everyone for the tips - is phosguard safe for the fishes? I imaginw it is, but if I need to buy more equipment and keep using it, I may try some nerite snails first.
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    The sand from Petco was added to the live bio sand I bought when I set up the tank over a year after the initial setup. I added some around the plant roots. Assuming that had silica in it would changing the sand fix the issue? The brown is everywhere now and it’s been a two year battle. Takes me...
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Can I use a media bag directly in the water? I only have sponge filters. Or are there any other suggestions on getting rid of diatoms?
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Hi - unfortunately, I don't have an HOB filter. I recently changed from an internal Aqueon carbon filter to the sponges.
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    Diatoms - Phosguard with Sponge Filter?

    Hello – I know this topic has been discussed ad nauseam, however I have a few questions that I can’t seem to find the answer. My 10 gallon tank has been plagued with diatoms for 2 years. The tank is 4 years old so it's not new tank syndrome. I never had an issue until after about a year and a...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Hi - so sorry for the late reply! I had to go off to work. The old tank has more fish but is not overstocked. Thanks for all the advive everyone! I had no idea about rinisng in tap water so that was a huge tip. I am learning so much even after 4 years in the hobby! I moved the sponge to the tank...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Only 2 days - do I run the old cartridge filter with it as well for a few weeks? thanks for the tips! It has only been 2 days without the fish and the old water is still in the tank. I'll move the sponge right away and run it with the old internal filter for 2 weeks to be on the safe side...
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    Switching to a Sponge Filter - Tips Please

    Hello all! I was looking for some advice on changing to a sponge filter. I currently have a 10 gallon tank with an Aqueon Quiet Flow 10 filter. I’ve had the tank for almost 4 years with no issues. The water is crystal clear. But because I have sand substrate sometimes when changing out the...
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Thanks for sending that link!
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    This sounds promising - better to grab one or two and not 20 so I'll give this a go. Much appreciated. I've been battling this poop war for a long time.
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Doesn't the poop just stick to the outside of the material while the water siphons through? That always seeme to happen to me then I just end up spreading the poop around. I can definitely give it a try. thanks!
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Hi - I have tried that technique and unfortunately, the poop sticks to the panty hose and ends up just getting moved around the tank. I have tried a few methods but none of them seem to work. : ( I have used it twice for new tanks with no issues. I will be moving the old filter. Are you saying...
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Hello-I don’t remember the brand name but I buy it at the local pet store - a small family business. They sell sand that contains beneficial bacteria so there’s no need to cycle the tank. The sand itself is wet. I’ve used it in my 10 gallon fish tank initial set up and that’s been running great...
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    Upgrading Shrimp Tank - "how to" tips & tricks needed

    Hello all - I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I need to upgrade my 6 gallon freshwater shrimp tank to a 10 gallon. I’ve had it for a year and a half now and it’s doing so well I am overrun with shrimp babies! Who knew they were the rabbits of the sea! They definitely need more...
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    Dwarf Shrimp Dying - Ph issue?

    Hello again! I have my settings marked to email me when I receive a reply but it still doesn’t work all the time – UGH. Anyway thanks so much for the advice on the Otos - I’m glad I asked. Truth be told I bought a school of 6 and three died in the first month and I was worried I might lose...
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    Dwarf Shrimp Dying - Ph issue?

    I have a 6 gallon shrimp tank. I'll mix it up in a shot glass and use that method. Thank you Emma and tjander! Emma – no ‘death’ pattern I can see - I cut the PWC to once per week. No more dead ones - maybe that was a fluke? The Ph seems to be up not to between 7.0 and 7.5 so that is hopeful...
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