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    Slimmed Down Fish Room Journal

    So since I start work at noon today I decided to go ahead and deal with taking the fx6 and seeing if that was the issue. So I unhook the tubing, unplug the unit, and carry the heavy filter full of water over to the sink. As I put in the drain tube and set the unit to drain I hear that wonderful...
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    Slimmed Down Fish Room Journal

    Hey Tom! Sis and I are negative and for the most part feeling better. We are both having some weird sleep issues since Covid, but smell/taste are mostly back. Not sure about the cause for the nitrate spike, other than the loach dying nothing was dead in the tank to foul the water so badly ...
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    Slimmed Down Fish Room Journal

    So, my tanks have been having some issues as of late. First (for no known reason) I lost a wild weather loach and one of my original (first 5 I got from LFS where 3 wound up dying the day after I brought them home) Mascara barb in the 120. Water quality was fine but I did a 60% WC. Then the...
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    Badger's 150g Rio Negro/Orinoco Flooded Rain Forest

    Looking forward to the video.
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    Chubby plec

    Yeah something 3" here is $45-50. Looking for anything 8" then your taking at least $300.
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    I'm tagging someone....

    Oh my... @Fishmanic, your it!
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    Questions on replacing biomedia for AquaClear filters

    So the benefits of Matrix is that it offers aerobi and anerobi Yeah, not sure what happened, It removed the quotes on me. Was supposed to say: Matrix provided aerobic and anaerobic bacteria to cycle the tank. I have used it for over 17 years with sponge filtration without any issues.
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    Chubby plec

    That is a rare find at a LFS. Never seen one by me. Heck if it was on the next state I would drive to get a couple to grow up and pair off. Can't row over, lol. Too bed they are had to find online and quite pricey here.
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    Questions on replacing biomedia for AquaClear filters

    em Matrix is a scam. They advertise massive surface area but don't tell you that almost all of it is useless. Water follows the path of least resistance. Do you really think water is going to flow through the pores in Seachem media? It will simply flow around the media. Even gravel provides more...
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    Chubby plec

    I had a pair once, would love to get another in the future. Yours is gorgeous, where did you get her/him?
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    Oh dear God Tap water issue.... help

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00204CQF6/?tag=ff0d01-20 This one is what I have. I'm not sure how many tanks you have and how much water you're going through a week, but this would be a pretty good option if you have a small tank or two. You would just need to remineralize your water or you could...
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    White fuzzy but not slimy thing on DW

    Ditto. Plus many fish and shrimp feast on it :sick:
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    Water treatment essentials

    The only chemical I consistently use in my tanks is when I do water changes and that is Seachem Safe. It is a powdered version of their liquid water conditioner, Prime. It goes a long way in my fish room and is quite cost effective. I purchased 3 bottles over 3 years ago and have 1 and a...
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    White fuzzy but not slimy thing on DW

    So I have a couple questions for you. First is this a recently cycle tank? Second is this piece of wood a new addition to an established tank? If the answer is yes to either one of the above it may just be the beginnings of a biofilm on a new to your tank or uncycled tank piece of driftwood...
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