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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Seachem Matrix.
    Manufacturers will all say that their product is better than others often due to vastly more surface area. Some will claim their product...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to Byron's post in the thread Seachem Matrix with Like Like.
    The individual in this video has some inaccurate ideas as to how bacteria and filter media work and interact. Matrix is sold dry, so...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Seachem Matrix.
    Ah, he has 'pre-conditioned' the matrix (or thinks he has) by soaking in some undefined solution, but did not describe his process. Any...
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    AbbeysDad reacted to Wills's post in the thread Repashy food - opinions? with Like Like.
    This is perfect! Thankyou so much! Amazing levels of research to contact all the brands too. Wills
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Small tanks.
    I agree with @Colin_T in that small(er) tanks require more constant maintenance than larger tanks. This is simply due to the fact that...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Repashy food - opinions?.
    These days there are many high quality commercial fish foods on the market. For a deep dive into several, here's a link to an article I...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Seachem Matrix.
    Seachem Matrix (and De*Nitrate [smaller pieces of rock]) is merely pumice stone (a type of lava rock). I've purchased it in the past and...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Repashy food - opinions?.
    Frankly (and not looking to create a firestorm) I think it's a bit of a gimmick. There are good ingredients, but I can't help but wonder...
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    AbbeysDad replied to the thread Penguin Biowheel.
    When spinning, the bio-wheel is an effective platform for beneficial bacteria. Not unlike drip systems, the exposure to increased air...
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    It could be something like Poly-Filter, a product that absorbs and adsorbs impurities from the water. (I have heard of some shippers...
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    They might, but since it takes fish days or weeks to acclimate to a different water chemistry, drip acclimation is pointless and for...
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    If chlorine is present in the tap water, then dechlorinator should be added to any replacement water. Most probably have significant...
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    Are you sure that 'all the way to the right' isn't the max temperature setting? On most of my heaters, left is low, right is higher.
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    Ah, but then I have several bare bottom grow out tanks where all BB lives in the filter bio-sponges. But yes, in a typical established...
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