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  1. essjay replied to the thread Cycling for a first timer.

    This is the best method for fish cycling with ammonia...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 12:56 PM
  2. essjay replied to the thread New to owning fish and this site.

    All I can say is that since I stopped trying to get rid of the small ramshorns many years ago I have not had a population explosion -...

    Aug 17, 2018 at 5:51 AM
  3. essjay replied to the thread New to owning fish and this site.

    Besides the large ramshorns mentioned in the previous two posts there are also ramshorns that grow no bigger than a few mm or 1/4 inch...

    Aug 15, 2018 at 10:28 AM
  4. essjay replied to the thread I am new and doing a fishless cycle!.

    In the UK at least, pet shops do not sell ammonia. Most shop workers will say that fishless cycling is a waste of time, just buy this...

    Aug 15, 2018 at 3:30 AM
  5. essjay replied to the thread Honey Gourami Sex (gourami noob).

    The rock certainly did something to the water chemistry! Luckily the fish were unharmed. I have no idea why the shop sold this kind of...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 1:43 PM
  6. essjay replied to the thread Honey Gourami Sex (gourami noob).

    My hornwort sheds a few leaves but not much, just a small cluster collecting under the filter by the time a water change is due. I only...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 1:15 PM
  7. essjay replied to the thread fish sitting at bottom of tank please help.

    For future reference, never believe anything an LFS worker tells you till you have researched it for yourself. There are some good ones...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:47 PM
  8. essjay replied to the thread Honey Gourami Sex (gourami noob).

    Let the stems of hornwort grow long enough to lay on the water surface, or leave some stems to float. I have both hornwort floating on...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM
  9. essjay replied to the thread Honey Gourami Sex (gourami noob).

    I once had a male honey gourami which never bothered with a bubble nest. He just deposited the eggs round the heater cable. Floating...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 11:13 AM
  10. essjay replied to the thread Betta in a Biorb- flow of water?.

    Biorbs of all designs have undergravel filters. The media is in 2 parts. The rocks on the bottom of the tank are the biomedia, designed...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 3:45 AM
  11. essjay replied to the thread Honey Gourami Sex (gourami noob).

    The yellow gourami is female. Male yellows do get a bit of black colouration on the throat but it is not nearly as extensive or as solid...

    Aug 14, 2018 at 3:28 AM
  12. essjay replied to the thread Cycling Question - To add ammonia or not?.

    Following the fishless cycling method on here is the best method. If followed exactly, the nitrite level can never get high enough to...

    Aug 13, 2018 at 3:42 AM
  13. essjay replied to the thread URGENT- Help with Molly Fish.

    Do you know if you have hard or soft water? Mollies are fish that must have hard water or they get sick. Look on your water provider's...

    Aug 12, 2018 at 8:03 AM
  14. essjay replied to the thread Wath snail is infesting my tanks?.

    If the eggs were in jelly they are not nerites - those lay sesame seed like eggs on decor. This link should help you to identify your...

    Aug 12, 2018 at 4:18 AM
  15. essjay replied to the thread What is going on with the temperature?.

    What type of thermometer are you using? The type that stick on the outside of the tank and change colour at different temperatures are...

    Aug 11, 2018 at 3:41 AM