Lakes And Some Discussion

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B.C.'s website isn't worth looking at. I didn't bring my API master kit because I'll look like an absolute weirdo. Shuswap lake or where I stay; Sicamous. The small town is located at the channel connecting I think two lakes. What are the stats of the lakes? Like the ammonia and stuff.

The areas I know
Kalamalka
Okanagan
Mira
Shuswap
Blind Bay
Sylvan

I heard Milfoil is bad. I'm only putting it in my 5 gallon (cuz I hate how bad the scaping is). If it grows faster than say 30 snails can destroy it, the plant will thrive. My Frogbit might be a good contender for Milfoil as one is competing for ground space and the other is a light thief.

Do ghost shrimp or cherry/snowball shrimp make good cleaner shrimp? Not for tanks but for our hands. I went to Ripley's Aquarium and one of the touchable saltwater critters was Cleaner Shrimp.

Can you get Brine shrimp to adapt to brackish and then freshwater? Might be a cool longterm project. Just something that I've thought about for months that I couldn't keep quiet about.

Should I try to sneak isopods and a chicken into my room? I have ideas of having a pet chicken.
 
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If the question to simply determine if milfoil would thrive in your aquarium, the answer is almost definitely yes, it's also highly invasive and extremely fast growing though so don't just discard cuttings into waterways when it starts overgrowing your tank in a hurry... If you do use plants from the wild, always quarantine or disinfect them properly before using them in your aquarium, you never know what sort of parasites and bacterias might be lurking in them. And no, the shrimp wouldn't clean things like that. Even the saltwater cleaner shrimp you mentioned are looking for organisms they specifically consider to be food, I don't think they would or at least should do that either.
 
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If the question to simply determine if milfoil would thrive in your aquarium, the answer is almost definitely yes, it's also highly invasive and extremely fast growing though so don't just discard cuttings into waterways when it starts overgrowing your tank in a hurry... If you do use plants from the wild, always quarantine or disinfect them properly before using them in your aquarium, you never know what sort of parasites and bacterias might be lurking in them. And no, the shrimp wouldn't clean things like that. Even the saltwater cleaner shrimp you mentioned are looking for organisms they specifically consider to be food, I don't think they would or at least should do that either.
I was thinking to burn the Milfoil that I need to discard. Also there is an old thread that does tell to use bleach water to kill parasites.

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At Ripley's aquarium they did say the shrimp like older people's hands. I mostly want some shrimp and my second reason is to let them be weirdos on my hands. I like it when guppies nibble my hands and arms.
 
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(I am super determined to not let this thread die)

I just returned home and my dad is so fired. He didn’t follow instructions this time and over fed all tanks. Should I let him take of my fish for next year’s vacations? Or should I get a friend or something to do that instead?
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Can you get Brine shrimp to adapt to brackish and then freshwater? Might be a cool longterm project. Just something that I've thought about for months that I couldn't keep quiet about.

I don't think brine shrimp live long enough to keep as pets.
 
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Can you get Brine shrimp to adapt to brackish and then freshwater? Might be a cool longterm project. Just something that I've thought about for months that I couldn't keep quiet about.

I don't think brine shrimp live long enough to keep as pets.
They do breed, evolution takes hundreds of years or many generations. It'll take a lot of generations of Brine Shrimp to get it to work. Doesn't matter how long one lives, it matters if I can get them from point A to B.
 
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(Ignore the conversation above this message. Minus the starting post. I'm not going to continue creating threads that I could just easily place elsewhere as I don't feel like it's fair for say 10 years down the road. When I'm attempting it fails, when I'm not really attempting it usually works.)

I just returned home and my dad is so fired. He didn’t follow instructions this time and over fed all tanks. Should I let him take of my fish for next year’s vacations? Or should I get a friend or something to do that instead?

Also Nitrogen and Nitrogen. I know Nitrogen as it is super cold in liquid form and is an element. Same goes for Nitrate, it has physical properties. What's the difference between that and aquarium nitrogen and nitrates?
 

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You don't really have to feed fish while you're on vacation. They can go a week or more without food.

Nitrogen and nitrate are two different things. Nitrogen, as you know, is a pure element on the periodic table. You know it in its liquid form, but it is the most abundant element in the air. Nitrate is what we call a "polyatomic ion". Polyatomic ions are two elements bonded together that act and stay as a single unit. Meaning when they bond to other elements, they don't separate. Nitrate is in the form of NO3+. Meaning, it is made up of one nitrogen and three oxygens. It is a cation, and can bond with anions to make salts (any ionic compound is called a salt), as can elements on the periodic table that are also cations. Ex: sodium nitrate is NaNO3. The nitrate stays as one. Or, beryllium nitrate would be Be(NO3)2. Nitrogen is everywhere in the aquarium, the air, the ground, all living things, etc. Nitrogen is in ammonia, nitrite (also a polyatomic ion), nitrate, fertilizers, etc. These are all just different compounds containing nitrogen.
 

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There’s a few things i would like you to be informed on, first, the thing the person above me said about nitrogen and nitrite. Also, evolution does not take 100’s of years. It can take very very little depending on the species and environmental factors.

Also for vacations, i leave little baggies marked with what day to add it, and pre-include the food inside so they don’t have to think about amount. Just a fun tip
 

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If you want "freshwater brineshrimp" just get fairy shrimp. No need to try to evolve brine shrimp. Just my opinion.

Should I try to sneak isopods and a chicken into my room? I have ideas of having a pet chicken.
I highly advise against having a chicken. They can be lovely pets, but your previous threads have given me the impression that you are quite a busy person with school etc. I have a rule that if I want to ever introduce another pet into my life, my existing pets need to be exceptionally taken care of with time to spare.
 

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I have 9 Chickens! 3 red links, 3 sillies, 3 sexlings and 2 peacan ducks. I personally suggest red links, they have so much personality. Our ducks are the main show though, they have so much personality and give us little hugs.

They are a good amount of work thought, around 45 minutes a day + 3 hours a day while we were building runs
 

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Dude, you don't want a chicken in your bedroom. If the sounds don't give it away, the mess and smell definitely will.
 

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I love chickens so much and they were a joy when I was raising them but oh my god I couldn't image that in my house
 

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Omg i didn’t read you were keeping them in your house. please no. They smell enough outside, and make noises every minute. you can’t train them to poop somewhere specific so they just go wherever....

that would be a nichtmare
 
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Omg i didn’t read you were keeping them in your house. please no. They smell enough outside, and make noises every minute. you can’t train them to poop somewhere specific so they just go wherever....

that would be a nichtmare
I love chickens so much and they were a joy when I was raising them but oh my god I couldn't image that in my house
My teacher is a farmer and a fire fighter. He told me chickens can rip up the carpet. I guess I was vague I meant hatching chicks and later putting them outside.

Also I have a huge problem of wanting more than I can handle. Heck this even goes for my OCs (Original characters) and other stuff.

I love any animal that has that cute derp face. Guppies or hens, they both are so cute.

For that vacation thing I wrote notes 1/2-1 tbs of flakes every other day. The week we were in Ontario he actually fed them un-soaked freeze dried bloodworms. I found the container open on the couch with the measuring spoon inside. 1/2 tbs is small for 70 or so guppies plus newborn platies and the adults but I was not wanting the water to tint or to have major amounts of snails. I'm kind of bored today and my male friends may not want to hear me yap about fish. I mean I can talk about games but most of them don't play Slime Rancher, Persona 5, or know any RPG horror games. I am starting to really warm up to this forum so I like talking with you guys (^u^).

This is a random question that has made me question stuff...... What is the stupidest species of fish? My guess is guppies are and maybe also a village idiot. I'm mostly meaning hierarchy, knowledge, and understandings.

Also guess what critter I got? (hint it is 1 of 3 species for an older plan)
 
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chicks are fun to hatch. I use a rabbit hut with a heat lamp over it. You’ll have to check there water, spot clean and fill food multiple times a day. I usually but 2 week old chicks now as they’re a little more stable.
 
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chicks are fun to hatch. I use a rabbit hut with a heat lamp over it. You’ll have to check there water, spot clean and fill food multiple times a day. I usually but 2 week old chicks now as they’re a little more stable.
I remember my days in kindergarten with the ducklings. Turns out chicks were not supplied to the CBE board because of their sharp beaks. I feel like I've seen hens in rabbit hutches before. How much space do you recommend for a chicken for say; a yard that is within the minimum area for a Maltese or Yorkie? I don't know the exact area but minus the sides of the garage/house, and patio; it would be about 10 meters by 5 meters of space. (°v°)
 
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