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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thanks! when i go to Petco next time (30 minutes away) :( i will check out gravel. online is hard for me to judge size. like the time i bought a hut for my gerbil and it was twice as big as his cage! my bad
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    no problem there are things that bug me sometimes. i understand.
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    also i don’t do 10% water changes. i have had success with aquariums for 14 years until now. now i am so glad to have Helpful advice from the forum. sorry my problem apparently stressed you.
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    my posts are to seek help for things i’m not sure of. not to cause “rants” obviously i am doing something wrong - hence the request for civil replies
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    oh that makes sense. thanks for pointing out a different way to look at it. i will get substrate gravel for my tank. thank you.
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thanks again :)
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thank you, but i’m confused. the big pieces of substrate cause problems and the smaller the grains the more bacteria can live. so what size is ideal?
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    RES only eats live mealworms!

    that’s a cute turtle story :) are yellow sliders as common as the RES? i’ll have to look them up. thanks for. being a fellow turtle fan
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    RES only eats live mealworms!

    ok thanks. how many days can she go without food? if she is stubborn and won’t go back to pellets.
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    RES only eats live mealworms!

    thanks. my turtle has a uva/uvb bulb during the day and a red warmth bulb at night. i have Mazuri andTetra pellets for her. i will have to wean her off mealworms.
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thanks. my turtle doesn’t have substrate anymore. the stinky gravel episode in the turtle tank was a couple years ago and i threw it all out. does the fish substrate have to be gravel? can it be glass stones etc?
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    Penn Plax Cascade 600 Submersible Aquarium Filter

    hi i have 3 tanks with these. i think they work well. the charcoal cartridges can be refilled or you can buy pre- filled. filter can be placed horizontally or vertically. the force of of the water flow can changed. easy to clean. the only problem i have is taking the sections apart. it’s quite...
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thanks- when i change the water and filter media, the water is not fresh smelling and the sponge has picked up debris. that’s why i replace charcoal and rinse sponge in clear water. i see my fish are more active after water changes and “activated charcoal “ makes a slzzling sound which tells me...
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    will gravel substrate help smelly water

    thanks Colin. i have an internal filter - how many times can i rinse and reuse charcoal? i don’t have sick fish to post- the dead ones were disposed of. can i feed fish once a day? i have tried decreasing amount of food i feed. the males eat the new fry so i guess i was trying to keep them fed...
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