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  1. MomeWrath

    Time to say Goodbye

    Well, it's been fun but I think it's about time to leave. Thanks for the help I've received, and thanks to those who've been receptive of the advice of a couple decades-worth of experience. Maybe I'll see y'all again one day but it's at least time for a break.
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    Let’s Talk Photography!

    She looks devastated about it!
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    Help with oranda goldfish

    NevermindIgnoreMe can you help here? I am just starting with fancies myself, but tagging someone who has more experience. I personally have never recovered a fish from dropsy. so sad she - looks really uncomfy. What caused your ammonia spike and do you know how long it was up? Ammonia is...
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    How long till my goldfish grows out?

    That is funnny, one of my pond comets started out white with a red cap, and sometime in September she lost the red cap and now she's all white. My red and white fantail inside gets black blotches on her head and back and black shading in her dorsal and tail fin every night and then as the day...
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    How long till my goldfish grows out?

    Following! He/She is adorable, and I'm in the same boat as you with a gold oranda, who I thought was a fantail, but he has a funny thickness to his head so I guess it's an immature wen lol. Looks very similar to your fish, but gold. If he's anything like mine, you will look back at this picture...
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    Your experience with Amano shrimp

    I don't have a ton of experience with FW shrimp, but one of the notable characteristics of SW shrimp is that when you add them to your tank they are suddenly faced with an abundance of food, stuff themselves silly, and about a week or ten days after you add them they molt. I would bet that FW...
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    Java fern care

    That's an interesting thought. Our water is naturally soft where I live so it never occurred to me!
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    Bolivian Ram Tank Mates

    I don't know the exact temp requirements of each type of tetra, but I can't imagine any tetra that would be an issue with rams. I have three with a school of brilliant rasbora. Even though they aren't from the same area they seem to be doing fine together. The rasbora stay in the top third of...
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    Black spots on silver dollars

    I think those are normal spots for that kind of fish. Different kinds get them in different places. There's one kind that gets them all down on their flanks.
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    Most over rated and under rated fish

    I have eleven of them, and i bought them as filler fish but really I wouldn't mind rehoming all my cichlids and just getting more of these. Plus they get big for a tetra. I have a couple of males that I'd put at 2.5" easily.
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    Most over rated and under rated fish

    diamond tetras. They are just a little grey sorta sparkly fish when they are sold as youngsters...but then you get a full grown male and they are stunning, plus they alternate between tightly schooling and just all over the place, but never hide. I think it goes for a lot of tetras that you just...
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    Black spots on silver dollars

    Can you post a pic? I think there are silver dollars, and a couple different types of those, and silver dollar tetras, which are something else altogether, so you might have one that just gets spots as it matures.
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    Java fern care

    Here is the biggest fern I have. It's in my daughter's ten gallon tank with some crypts and java moss. It has a cheapo LED strip light and heaven knows when the lid was last cleaned. As you can see it is extremely shady in the front, and this room is very limited in light since she's away at...
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    Java fern care

    OK I see what you're saying. Those little plastic tube plants are not grown underwater so sometimes they take a while to adjust to aquatic life. Just keep an eye on it and if that leaf starts to look bad you can just snip it off close to the base. It might take a month or so for the plant to...
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    Java fern care

    I don't, but I'm not a huge aquatic gardener. It's part of the reason I like java fern. I only remove the leaves when they turn all the way brown or it is obvious that particular leaf is on its way out. In my experience, brown tips often come from being in too bright light. My most beautiful...
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    I changed my username (in case anyone cares)

    I prefer the plop and drop method to change my avatar. It rids unwanted parasites quickly and easily.
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    Java fern care

    Java fern is one of the easiest plants to care for, as in, it thrives on neglect. It can live under the cheapest light, or no light at all if you have a reasonably bright room. I've kept them in bowls, under cheap fluorescent tubes, under LED's that would barely grow algae, and as long as it is...
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    I think I figured out how excel is supposed to work :)

    And I'm (obviously) still learning about plants, so not disagreeing with you for using it. I just didn't find it useful myself. My theory is if I wanted to dose and measure and test constantly I'd just go back to the reef tank lol... call me lazy. They'll grow or they won't in my tank. Sorry off...
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    I think I figured out how excel is supposed to work :)

    That sounds like a reasonable thought process. I know there are many Seachem fans and also many Seachem haters here who will chime in with some scientific argument as to why that has to and also cannot possibly be true... For my part, I bought a gallon of it last year, envisioning lush...
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    I have too many.... now what

    You might also look for a local hobbyist group on Facebook. I am in an aquarium buy/sell/rehome/trade group on FB and people are always offering up stuff there I could never find locally, and we DO have several LFS shops around!
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