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    Hikari sinking wafers quality?

    Never really paid too much attention to fish foods other then using the reputable brands, but recently I’ve been trying to feed my Kribs a more vegetable heavy diet (as studies show that in the wild they eat much more plant matter then the omnivore label they’re given in the aquarium trade) and...
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    Natural KH/PH lowering with KH > 8dKH

    Does anyone know if a method such as Indian almond leaves would have any chance of lowering the PH with a KH of around 8-10dKH or will it be utterly pointless with such a high KH level? One advantage I have is that I can keep nitrate levels very low using biohome media so can afford to make...
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    Tank turnover theories

    I’ve noticed when reading articles and care sheets about different types of fish, and also on Internet forums people often mention minimum times you should turn over the tank volume, often ridiculously high ratios like 10 times the tank volume are quoted, to me it seems without any workings or...
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    Tetra Easy Balance To Reduce Nitrate

    First of all, I’m not interested in the outrageous claim of not having to perform a water change for 6 months or anything like that, but according to my API test kit my water measures between 40-60 PPM nitrate straight out of the tap. This isn’t a one off, it consistently measures this high...
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    Aggressive Ram

    Recently bought a pair of German Blue Rams to add to my 33G tank, which also contains Neons, Albino Cories and a Bristlenose plec. The reason I only added two was wary that my PH which is a stable but high 7.8 would be way too hard for such a sensitive fish. I took the plunge because numerous...
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    Changing Internal Filters

    I’ve recently upgraded my internal filter, currently running a Fluval U3 but changing to a Eheim Biopower 200, reason is for a bit more filter capacity and the Ehiem is much more flexible for different types of media I’m wanting to use in the future. Anyways, I think the best way to colonise...
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    Mixing Tap Safe And Filter Bacteria Products

    Hi, I’m recently at a stage that I’m confident my tank has been cycled for a couple of weeks now, and have started stocking slowly. My ammonia and nitrite levels are staying at zero, and I’ve been making weekly partial water changes now to being my nitrate levels as low as possible. I’ve been...
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    Impact Of Filter Settings

    Hi, almost a month ago now set up A Fluval Roma 125L (33G) tank, after a week of the filter running I used the threads on here regarding tetra safe start to cycle my tank this way (great product and threads on here BTW) and am now confident that my tank has almost fully cycled and now doing...
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    Initial Ph Of Aquarium Is High

    Hi, I’m a complete beginner but have been researching and planning an aquarium for a long time, recently purchased a Fluval Roma 33 gallon tank with U3 internal filter and set up as instructed by numerous sources (quite a lot from this forum) about a week ago. When I filled up my tank, I did...
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