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  1. Byron replied to the thread New tank question.

    I cannot remember what was mentioned in the older thread, but a couple things are problems waiting to happen here. The turtles/fish you...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 7:40 PM
  2. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    Quarantine should be four or five weeks minimum, sometimes longer if the fish have unique aspects. For example, cardinals I would...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 1:03 PM
  3. Byron replied to the thread New to Hobby, interested in starting to keep fish.

    AqAdvisor is not bad as far as it goes, but it cannot possibly be totally reliable because it cannot consider all the factors. Those...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:58 PM
  4. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    Two shrimp are not going to do much. And with new fish, they are best to go into the established tank. If you quarantine, then it is...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM
  5. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    Five danios in 130 liters (30-some gallons) is miniscule, so previous comments remain. The plants/seeded bacteria was adequate. Plants...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 12:21 PM
  6. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    Yes, this is normal given the information you've given us previously. The plants are taking up ammonia, perhaps slowly if only plants...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 11:40 AM
  7. Byron replied to the thread Changing my substrate.

    Plants will grow in almost any substrate, from sand to fine gravel. Some will be fine in pea gravel, but any gravel larger than this...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 11:14 AM
  8. Byron replied to the thread Back after 8 years! New tank required.

    I shall be general in my comments that hopefully will answer your question. Ignoring for the moment volume and dealing only with...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:35 PM
  9. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    I have not delved into this issue all that much, so I can only surmise, but one thing that seems possible why this may "work" is that...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 2:21 PM
  10. Byron replied to the thread Back after 8 years! New tank required.

    Correct. Those fish at those numbers in that tank is cruelty to animals, seriously. They are totally out of what they "expect."

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:29 PM
  11. Byron rated Colin_T's post Agree in the thread Back after 8 years! New tank required.

    Unfortunately the biOrbs are the wrong shape for most fish. A Betta or some small gouramis would be ok but tetras need more swimming...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM
  12. Byron rated essjay's post Agree in the thread Back after 8 years! New tank required.

    I would not keep tetras with a betta in any tank. Bettas should be kept alone. And tetras need a bigger group than 5. If you have soft...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM
  13. Byron replied to the thread Seeding tank.

    I won't argue the results you experienced as there could be other factors involved. But I am wondering how bacteria can be introduced...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 12:04 PM
  14. Byron replied to the thread New to Hobby, interested in starting to keep fish.

    This is a question frequently asked, but one that is difficult to answer easily. I will attempt to explain. While fish mass (size)...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 11:52 AM
  15. Byron replied to the thread Soon to be occupied by chili rasbora.

    Poropanchax normani seems the current accepted name (according to Eschmeyer, CAS database) though this species may still be seen under...

    Oct 18, 2018 at 11:41 AM