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  1. essjay replied to the thread Guppies, unsure of behavior and sex?.

    The API master kit is what most of us have. Just be sure to shake nitrate bottle #2 more than the instructions say. You'll find that...

    Feb 22, 2018 at 3:20 AM
  2. essjay replied to the thread wound on betta? not sure whats wrong?.

    Does 5L mean 5 litres or 5 gallon long? If it is 5 gallon long, that's fine. If it is 5 litres, that is far too small.

    Feb 22, 2018 at 3:14 AM
  3. essjay replied to the thread Cloudy water new aquarium after 2 days.

    If this is your first fish tank, I would wait a week or two after planting to make sure the plants are thriving before getting fish. You...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 10:39 AM
  4. essjay replied to the thread PROBLEMS!! Please help!!.

    You do have a few problems, with camallanus worms being only one of them. First of all the tank is far too small for a guppy and even...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 8:16 AM
  5. essjay replied to the thread Cloudy water new aquarium after 2 days.

    This is the best way to cycle a tank http://www.fishforums.net/threads/cycling-your-new-fresh-water-tank-read-this-first.421488/ The...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 7:56 AM
  6. essjay replied to the thread wound on betta? not sure whats wrong?.

    What is the volume of the tank? Water changes should be around 50% of the tank volume every week, not just 250 to 500ml. With his...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 7:51 AM
  7. essjay replied to the thread wound on betta? not sure whats wrong?.

    Do you mean that you take the betta out of the tank while you do a water change, and keep him in a small container till you have...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 3:13 AM
  8. essjay replied to the thread New to Tropical fish.

    Testing tap water pH - test water as soon as you have run it, and leave a mug of water to stand and test that after 24 hours. You will...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:06 AM
  9. essjay replied to the thread Guppies, unsure of behavior and sex?.

    Please get a bigger tank as soon as possible. Stocking is not just about having so many inches of fish per gallon but having a tank that...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 3:49 AM
  10. essjay replied to the thread Sick guppy.

    9.8 mg/l calcium converts to 1.4 dH and 24.5 ppm. Some fish profiles use dH while others use ppm. The best site for accurate...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 3:12 AM
  11. essjay replied to the thread Plant ID Please.

    It looks like standard Java fern. There are variants (eg windelov, trident, narrow leaf), but this looks like the standard one to me.

    Feb 19, 2018 at 1:47 PM
  12. essjay replied to the thread Sick guppy.

    Your water in Sheffield is very soft, guppies are hard water fish and will be quite stressed in water as soft as yours. In addition to...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:27 AM
  13. essjay replied to the thread New 20 gallon tank.

    The best place to research fish is the website Seriously Fish http://www.seriouslyfish.com/knowledge-base/ as this one is written by...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 8:20 AM
  14. essjay replied to the thread New to fresh water.

    'Rules' such as 1 inch of fish per 12 square inches of surface, or 1 inch of fish per American gallon are not reliable. For someone who...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 8:14 AM
  15. essjay replied to the thread Nitrite High.

    With a nitrite of 5.0, your fish should be dead! What type of tester do you have, strips or liquid reagent? Is that reading of 5.0...

    Feb 18, 2018 at 6:41 AM