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    20 Gallon Tank I need a different set of eyes and a different brain for help ...

    drip system? I guess I have a bit or research I guess
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    20 Gallon Tank I need a different set of eyes and a different brain for help ...

    I am not sure if I have the exact right place to ask this ... if not tell me and I will post it otherwheres ... ok ... So, my (current) tank is 3 months old now ... first tank in almost 30 yrs ... I feel like a newbie again as approach to the hobby has changed so much ... I was having trouble...
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    Is this normal ...

    2 of my Nerite Snails (1 zebra and 1 Horned) have been suckered on the glass for 4 days with no movement from either ... the other 3 (1 olive, 1 zebra, 1 tiger) just motor about and do thier snail things ... the moving zebra does come over and motor about on the shell of the non moving one quite...
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    New Betta

    I know it isn't helpful at all me responding to a post I have no suggestion/resolutions for ... I just have to say that is one pretty Betta you have there ... I hope you can find positive resolution for that growth ...
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    Did I just ... restart my cycle? ...

    ok ... been struggling with a new planted tank ... 3 almost 4 weeks into the cycle ... this'll be a lil long, so buckle up (those that are going to read) ... 20gal long heavily planted (30 species of plants being grown from trims/clippings with a few full plants ... to make this verily much...
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    What are you doing to your tank today?

    finally getting 0's in amm and nitrites ... and like 5 ppm for nitrates ... So might be almost fishy time ... I'd take a picture of my aqua/hard scraping ... But I have that unsightly brown algae all over my tank on the glass ... might be a couple of weeks for pics ...
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    Shrimp and cory questions

    1) there is a pre-filter sponge that should fit on the end of the intake ... it will also double in holding beneficial bacteria for the tank ... my shrimps love to feed it off it too .. . 2) I have no answer on this though I will watch for someone smarter than me to answer ... good to add new...
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    What are you doing to your tank today?

    depending on what my tests (amm/nitrite/nitrate) say when I get home after work will decide if I will be doing a 30 or 50% water change ... I want this endless cycling done ... lol ... I want my Fish TV already!!!
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    My latest rescue!

    I had to stop going to pet stores for supplies ... I see those betta in cups ... ::sighs:: if anything would make me afflicted with MTS will be those poor pathetic pet store bettas my heart bleeds I just want to buy them all and give them all a home ...
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    20 Gallon Tank Just realized ...

    ... I've been here in the forums for a month and haven't even said "hello" officially yet ... so, ... Hello all ya all my name is Porter Native Michigander from Ypsilanti ... been to a bunch of places ... Just moved back to Michigan from 10 yrs in Tennessee ... So so sooooo glad to be back...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    thanks all ... prolly be afk for the most of the rest of the evening ... i really appreciate the quick responses ... I am already tweaked ... my aspergers sent my anxiety thru the roof ... yall helped to level me out a bit with reasonable "voices" ... thanks again ... OK ... 80-85% change...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    should i do a 30 or a 50%?
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    20g long perplexion ...

    tank cycling for 2 weeks did a 25 percent for 3 days then a 30 percent 5 days After the last 25 Then another 30 percent 6 days later that was 3 days ago so 5 changes i do daily tests ... been at 1. ammonia for like a week ... including yesterday ... today all that changed ... ammonia dropped...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    ::sees a water change happening while he is watching wrasslin:: guess this is my fault for waiting till wrestlemania ppv to test eh? lol more and more curious ... after beating bottle 2 on the floor for like a minute and shaking for 3 more i did a nitrate test ... it is between 5.0 and 10.0...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    ummmmm help? just did my daily water testing ... between .25 and .5 for ammonia not even 3 minutes into my nitrite test and it is almost darker than 5.0 ppm ive never had a one day spike that big
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    20g long perplexion ...

    StarGirl just noticed you're a fellow Michigander ... howdy!! Westland here ... and no ... not being creepy and asking where you are ... just saying hiya neighbor ... excuse my exuberance tonight ... I am an Aspie and watching wrasslin ... kinda amped right now ... heh ...
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    20g long perplexion ...

    started a planted tank ... followed the older "rules" by Diane Walstad ... the ones before she added maybe having a canister filter with strong flow ... anywhoosles ... dirted tank (Dustins Dirt Packs) with caribsea supernaturals Peace River sand/gravel ... hob filter with filter floss and a...
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    29 Gallon - Hello Folks !

    welcome to the mad house!!! Just kidding ... I'm new here myself ... they seem aight ... Very knowledgeable and friendly ...
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    Tank Cycling Help

    I just read the entire thread ... yall have everything well in hand it seems not that there is anything i could add, really ... I noticed you mentioned Anacharis as one of your plants ... soooooo jealous ... they have been deemed as invasive here in Michigan ... I just got back into tanking...
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    Cycling new walstad/planted tank ...

    20 gal long soil (Dustin's Fishtank DDP mix) capped with eco-complete peace river sand(small gravel?) Filter with only filter floss and piece of "seeded" sponge to remove a lil substrate kick up / cloudiness..and kickstart BB. 3 days into cyle readings ... Api master kit: pH: 7.2 Am: .25...
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