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    How Is This Happening?

    Interesting and helpful advice. Thanks, you two. I'll go ahead and try to pluck out the driftwood and monitor change before and after a water change. Is there a safe, low-stress way of going about removing the logs that won't horribly terrify the fish? I only really have the logs as hiding...
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    How Is This Happening?

    Hi, everyone. I've had my tank set up with fish in it for what has be a month and a half, at least. Things have been relatively well, and I've had a handful of rough discoveries that led to a bit more knowledge and understanding. What I'm getting to is simple: the trend of very acidic water in...
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    Sad Hornwort?

    Well, the strange, and hopefully accurate finding is that the ammonia plummeted from almost a terrifying 0.75ppm to 0 upon taking out the hornwort and waiting around 24 hours. I would like to say that these are seemingly a set of coincidences, but it truthfully doesn't seem to be so. I will...
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    Sad Hornwort?

    Yes... With ammonia levels rising scarily, I sadly had to uproot and otherwise flourishing family of hornwort and remove them.
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    Hello! I did indeed get my tank, and I have a few dozen posts regarding it, and my fish.

    Hello! I did indeed get my tank, and I have a few dozen posts regarding it, and my fish.
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    Sad Hornwort?

    I think they are spaced out enough, but that's a logical, sensible thought. The leaves are little more than pin thickness and length, granting them the nickname of "needles", so I didn't imagine that they needed more than about 3-4 inches of spacing. Now, I may have messed up pretty badly on...
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    So Meaaaaaaan

    Sorry for not including that. I have rasboras that I thought were all harlequin rasboras, though they seem like a potential mix of harlequin and lambchop.
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    Sad Hornwort?

    Hi, everyone. I have a bunch of hornworts, and I thought they were flourishing, because they practically all have these vibrant red-pink frills on top that are very erect, almost like toothbrush bristles. They all still do! However, they're losing tons of "needles", from bottoms upward. I...
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    So Meaaaaaaan

    One of my rasboras was swimming about. A large amano, for some reason, touched the fish's tailfin with one of its front legs, giving the rasbora quite a shock, and the fish acted out social revenge by chasing the shrimp into a terracotta pot. I don't fear for either of them, but I thought this...
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    Kuhli Loaches

    I thank you both! I'm glad to know more about my new fish.
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    Kuhli Loaches

    Sorry if that was vague... I mean that they look like the loach pictured here http://witnessthis.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/banded-kuhli-loach.jpg They're that variety.
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    Kuhli Loaches

    So, I brought in four kuhli loaches today, and they seem to be doing decently. I just walked out of the room a moment ago (it was right around 11PM at the time), and turned the lights on by accident, and I saw two kuhlis that were exploring together land down to the sand to hide. They're so...
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    Very Sneaky Shrimp.

    Thank you! That's actually quite reassuring. I hope that will come to be obviously true. I have seen my cherries out and about, in their little driftwood hangout. The amanos scared me, because they're very large shrimp, for having disappeared so quickly, but I don't doubt that they enjoy the...
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    Shrimp Waste

    Yay! I'll drip acclimatize the little guys, then.
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    Shrimp Waste

    I actually have an entire ounce of live blackworms in my refrigerator... My fish won't eat them, since they're too big. Would they live decent lives in my substrate, you think? (EDIT - The lot that the fish didn't care to eat are surviving somehow, and poking straight up out of the substrate...
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