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  1. Byron replied to the thread BIG problem with Ammonia.

    This is now the situation where a conditioner that detoxifies ammonia is beneficial. Prime does this, as does Ultimate. Do the 50%...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 4:46 PM
  2. Byron replied to the thread API testing, the right way, the wrong way, and my way..

    The issue of changing pH and nitrates mentioned by some in this thread needs comment. In an established aquarium that is biologically...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 12:17 PM
  3. Byron replied to the thread Tetra tank ideas.

    Boraras brigittae is one good choice here. A group of at least 11-12. These small "nano" type shoaling species always fare better with...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 11:17 AM
  4. Byron replied to the thread Tetra tank ideas.

    Don't be quick to buy fish to have something in the tank. This is a trap we all fall into initially anyway. Sort out the fish you...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 10:35 AM
  5. Byron replied to the thread Bolivian ram temperature?.

    I had a male Bolivian Ram in a tank with some 50 cories including a group of 7 pandas (and several upper characins species), and the...

    Aug 23, 2019 at 10:20 AM
  6. Byron rated Back in the fold's post Funny in the thread SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH.

    I keep hearing this term sorority and I have just surmised that it means a whole mess of females housed together. That's a scary...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 5:39 PM
  7. Byron replied to the thread pH Issues.

    Bacteria are not removed by large water changes. Bacteria live on surfaces in the biofilm, and they are not that easy to dislodge. The...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 5:05 PM
  8. Byron replied to the thread SIAMESE FIGHTING FISH.

    No. Siamese Fighting Fish are not community fish to begin with, and should be in their own space (a male, a female sorority is a...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 1:38 PM
  9. Byron replied to the thread Holiday feeding question.

    Yes, and more than that. Fish do not need this food, assuming they are healthy to begin with and not fry. Automatic feeders are also...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 1:36 PM
  10. Byron replied to the thread pH Issues.

    That is an extraordinary response from a "biologist." Do NOT use baking soda, it too is not permanent plus it harms fish long-term....

    Aug 22, 2019 at 1:12 PM
  11. Byron replied to the thread pH Issues.

    The pH changes are natural and I can explain those. The GH and KH are inter-connected to the pH. We need to know the GH and KH of your...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 12:52 PM
  12. Byron replied to the thread Maintenance on an internal filter..

    Not necessarily. It may be that the oxygen level in the water is fine as is, so far as the Betta is concerned. There is a continuous...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:27 AM
  13. Byron replied to the thread Compatibility.

    No it will not work, to answer your question. As Colin noted, the tank is insufficient space for what you already have, so you should...

    Aug 22, 2019 at 10:24 AM
  14. Byron replied to the thread Maintenance on an internal filter..

    If this tank houses the Betta, you do not need to worry about gas exchange at the surface. Bettas like all anabantids breathe...

    Aug 21, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  15. Byron rated essjay's post Agree in the thread 29 Gal Cherry Barbs Stocking.

    Please stop using the pH reducer, and the salt. Fresh water fish do not need salt, and mollies and guppies prefer high pH. A pH of up to...

    Aug 21, 2019 at 6:35 PM