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    Byron replied to the thread Any body up for a challenge??.
    It only works if the level of chlorine is minimal to begin with, but even that is a risk. Mechanical and biological filtratio has no...
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    The algae tabs in themselves will not cause algae, but as they decompose or when they are eaten and then excreted as waste that...
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    Byron replied to the thread Any body up for a challenge??.
    There are some unknown factors involved, namely the level of chlorine in the water, and the degree of agitation. Back in the 1980's...
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    Byron replied to the thread Any body up for a challenge??.
    No, this will not work if you have chlorine or chloramine in your tap water. It will seriously harm and likely kill the fish. It is...
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    Byron replied to the thread tropica soil.
    The initial question asked about a specific plant substrate, but there has been no info as to the intended plants, fish, water...
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    It was very obvious when I had it. The cories were more inactive than active, sitting on the sand respirating very rapidly. The...
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    Byron reacted to itiwhetu's post in the thread Aggressive Fish with Like Like.
    I have been reading a lot of posts talking about aggressive fish behavior. As Aquarists we need to realize that we are keeping animals...
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    Byron reacted to AbbeysDad's post in the thread 75% water changes with Like Like.
    Generally very TRUE....However, one exception: If a tank has been neglected for some period as to promote what's commonly referred to as...
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    Byron replied to the thread Fish keep dying!!.
    First...you must ascertain the GH of your source water. And the pH of this water on its own. Without knowing this, no one can sort out...
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    I rarely enter threads in opposition to Colin's advice as he knows much more about disease than I do, no question. But I would not use...
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    Byron replied to the thread Green water/algae bloom.
    I agree that this is most likely the osmocote. These should never be used in an aquarium. They are high in nitrates and phosphates...
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    Monitor this. I see cories do this frequently, though I will admit that they are not quite as frantic as the cory on the left that...
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    A video please.
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    Byron replied to the thread 75% water changes.
    I would suggest that if you increased the volume of the weekly PWC to 50-70% you would have a more stable and healthier system. Mention...
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    Byron replied to the thread 75% water changes.
    The issue is not as straightforward as this. An aquarium is biologically a closed system even though there is some exchange of gasses...
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