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    Clown Killifish Questions

    Thanks for the recommendations. I run a lot of HOB filters I was more curious about how much water movement. I read that they don't like a lot of surface water movement so looking at something that's a little more gentle on the water surface
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    Clown Killifish Questions

    Hello. I'm looking at getting a small tank for my office at work and was interested in stocking it with Clown Killfish. I'm looking at getting a 5 gallon tank and maybe have two of them in there. Not sure if that's too small of a tank for two of them? I've seen different tank recommendations...
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    12 Days Into Fishless Cycle... Huge Bloom, Massive Nitrites

    28 days is a really good cycle time.  Hopefully everything works out for ya.
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    12 Days Into Fishless Cycle... Huge Bloom, Massive Nitrites

    I'm going to try this new method.  I'm interested in seeing the results myself first hand.   I guess the most I have done some studies on is how the autotrophic bacteria behave in different scenarios.  I do have a few articles on this site in the scientific section if someone wants to dig them...
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    12 Days Into Fishless Cycle... Huge Bloom, Massive Nitrites

    I stand behind my own research but thanks for the info.  Some of this stuff is newly discovered so thanks for the link to that article.  The fishless cycling method, on this site, has changed so many times but I still stick with my method because it has been proven to work for me and my...
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    12 Days Into Fishless Cycle... Huge Bloom, Massive Nitrites

      May I ask, how will it delay the process?  If you're dosing less frequent then yes, you will see a drop in nitrite because there's more time in between dosing which allows the bacteria to process the nitrite.  But you're not colonizing more bacteria.  In fact you will more than likely colonize...
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    "adopting" A Betta Tank With An Algae Problem

    Think of it as buying a fish from a fish store.  Not feeding the day before is not going to do much besides reduce waste.   To transport the fish fill a bag up with 1/3 water and 2/3 air.  He can stay in there for a long time.     When you get him to your house set the tank up how you want it...
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    12 Days Into Fishless Cycle... Huge Bloom, Massive Nitrites

    lol yeah cycling takes a while sometimes.  Hang in there the nitrite will drop.
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    Filter And Cycling Question

    The waves on the surface is actually how oxygen enters the water.  One thing to keep in mind is that this is a small tank.  Small tanks are very susceptible to fluctuations.   Staying on top of weekly tank maintenance is going to become important to clear debris and waste from the substrate.  If...
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    Mini Canister Filters?

    I don't see any issues with this as long as you can turn the flow down for the betta.
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    Filter And Cycling Question

    I would still maybe grab a little MM out of your currently established tank.  Just for a little kick start.  
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    Filter And Cycling Question

    I agree with the above statement.   What you are talking about is known as Cloning.  Taking some MM (Mature Media) and transferring it to another filter.   Like mentioned above only take up to 1/3 of the MM from the cycled tank and replace it with new media.   Transfer that MM to the new tank...
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    Add A Second Filter?

      Where you aim the spray bar is really up to you and what type of fish you have.  The API test kit is good so we all know, now, you are getting accurate readings for your water parameters.   One thing I would do is make the spray bar have a little water surface turbulence.  Doing this will...
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    Should I Get 40G Sump For My 30Litre Tropical Fishtank?

    I wouldn't worry so much about the size of the filter but worry more about how much water it will actually move.  Aim for around 5x water turn over in one hour.  That is a good benchmark.     Although you do have a very small tank, the 40 gallon sump would probably be large enough, with the...
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