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  1. Fishjunkiejimmy

    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    Yea I mean that sounds legit I was never one to b overly good at science but sounds like u know what ur talking about
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    yea it really doesn’t seem to do much I’ve just recently within the last day or so started research on why they are there and just always put them in cause they come with the filter so assumed it was necessary but seems like all it does it get rid of smell if there is any and get rid of medicine
  3. Fishjunkiejimmy

    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    I have different filters for different tanks. I use canister filter on my 110 African tank. And have various hob filters on other tanks I’m leaning towards not using filters with cartridges as I find the get all gunky and hard to clean properly. And when I have to switch out the cartridge I...
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    Ok that helps so I will cut down on the vacuum. How often should I vacuum? I have plecos in two of my tanks and their waste piles up fast. It will b ok to go over that lightly? it looks terrible on the sand lol. And have u any thoughts on proper stocking the 110 gallon African? I know they say...
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    Ok thanks for all the info. You are a very knowledgeable person in the areas. I actually just finished reading an old post about peacock cichlid aggression and dealing with it with time outs u had chimed in on And have the same feelings on it I’ll try and work on the punctuation I know it’s not...
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    Yes I couldn’t agree more I don’t put any chemicals in my tank other than water conditioners and medicine if needed when I say I used baking Soda it wasn’t just put directly in the tank it was dissolved in tank water and slowly added to get my ph up and I wouldn’t mind the algae so much as I...
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    Thanks for the quick response yea I guess if it seems to good to b true it usually is how often should I b changing out my carbon I’ve read 2-4 weeks witch is kinda shocking to me as I mentioned I hardly ever change it and I was just reading a bit more and read that cleaning the algae off ur...
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    Activated carbon does it help keep algae at bay

    As I’m always learning more I have come to find that I am not changing my carbon nearly enough I was under the assumption that u don’t change ur filter media unless absolutely needed as that’s where all the BB is but have come to learn I should b changing my carbon every 2-4 weeks as it can only...
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    Aquarium smell how to get rid of it

    Yea it’s not smelling the whole room I think roommate is just sensitive nose I’m right on top of water changes two 20% a week cause there is babies in there and had just cleaned the filter but yea maybe I’ll add more carbon or we’ll actually how often should I put new carbon in my filter the...
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    Aquarium smell how to get rid of it

    Yea it’s not a gross smell i like the smell myself it smells like a wet forest and there definitely not a dead fish in there it only has the two convicts and there babies but some people don’t dig the smell of wet forest to me it smells like a healthy eco system and yes it gets water changes...
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    Aquarium smell how to get rid of it

    What’s the best way to get rid of aquarium smell it’s not a gross fishy smell more like a wet forest I personally like it to me it smells like healthy eco system but have a roommate that’s not digging it is there a way to get rid of that smell right away I hoping without me having to totally...
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    Convict breeding behaviour question

    Yea that maybe it cause she always was kinda in her cave clearing out the sand and he was always out with the fry watching out for them he isn’t bitting her or anything and she eats normal but yea I think I will get the fry out ASAP and see if that helps thanks that’s helpful
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    Convict breeding behaviour question

    I have a pair of breeding convicts who have been really good together had two batches since they paired up and it’s at the point now where the babies are big enough to b leaving the tank and the parents ready to breed again and my question is the male is chasing the female a lot and it’s to my...
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    Need help fast have to euthanize one of my fish

    Yes I did used to have it in hand my gf had it around but not much and I used it all up she ordered it online so wasn’t much help I’m finding out where to get it but I’ve ordered another bottle because unfortunately it needs to b around in fish keeping
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    Need help fast have to euthanize one of my fish

    well I will check there I honestly didn’t want run around looking for some while he was suffering and the place I could think of didn’t have any anyway I ended up phoning where I buy my fish from to see if they knew if I could use clove leaf oil and he said I either gotta do blunt force trauma...
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    Need help fast have to euthanize one of my fish

    I need to euthanize one of my fish and the method I have used in the last is clove oil as it just puts them to sleep but I don’t have access to that and I’m trien to find out where I can buy some right now and what I have found is clove leaf oil is that they same I don’t want to use something...
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    Yo-yos in African cichlids tank

    Yea I have one cuckoo myself but it don’t get the whole tank and I hardly ever see it but maybe if I had five of them in there it wouldn’t n a problem I mean it is a 110 gallon with like 16 Africans in it I am down sizing and loosing four of my mbunas As they are a little to aggressive and have...
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    Yo-yos in African cichlids tank

    I read that information on the link and it make a good argument it it seems more to me that taking loaches right out of there natural habitats in the river and dunking them into lake Malawi would b a bad idea I think I’m gonna give it a try and if the loaches aren’t living the best life they can...
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    Yo-yos in African cichlids tank

    Oh yea the Ayer changes arnt that big of deal I do 10% every second day and vacuums the sand at the minimum once a week so my next question now tho is cause I do like the yo yos as well but don’t quite want a school of each if I grabbed 3 of each would they shoal together or would there have to...
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    Yo-yos in African cichlids tank

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of research and as I said I originally wanted to put clown loaches in there but didn’t as they get quite big but I have learned they actually grow quite slow and that they will do well with the Africans as long as I introduce them the same as I would the clown loaches...
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