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    the_lock_man reacted to Essjay's post in the thread Help!! with Like Like.
    Just to point out that water conditioners don't remove ammonia, they detoxify it for 24 to 36 hours, after which it becomes toxic again...
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    Personally, I think the best way to deal with algae is to stop what's caused it to appear in the first place. There's obviously...
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread Automatic fish feeders.
    Agree with Colin. They'll be fine. Automatic feeders have a nasty habit of going wrong, dumping all the food in at once, causing a lot...
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread Platy pregnant.
    To expand on my previous answer a bit, if you do wish to keep the fry, then think again. Platys give birth to upwards of 30 (and most...
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    the_lock_man reacted to Chad's post in the thread How to delete your account? with Like Like.
    Doing good.
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread Platy pregnant.
    Hi Matt, I'm not going to bother looking at the photos, yes your females are gravid. They are in the same tank as a male, and they breed...
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread How to delete your account?.
    The ol' memory cells are still just about functioning. Hope you're well, Chad.
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread How to delete your account?.
    Back in the days when I was a mod, we didn't delete accounts, the reason being that it would make nonsense of threads you had...
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    the_lock_man reacted to JohnnyFish's post in the thread Dead Fish with Like Like.
    im 90% sure it was just a weak fish. I've done 2 water changes since and all the other fish are healthy and not showing any signs of...
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    pH is a little high, really, but you are quite right, a stable pH is far better than trying to artificially control it, with consequent...
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    I joined 11 years ago, went inactive for about 3 or 4 years
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread guppies dying.
    Fair point.
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread Dead Fish.
    Your biggest indicator of an ammonia spike is fish dying, tbf. You don't have an ammonia kit, none of the strip tests have them on...
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread Dead Fish.
    I think you've probably added too many fish at once, into too small a tank. Rule of thumb is to increase the bioload by no more than...
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    the_lock_man replied to the thread guppies dying.
    Doesn't sound like water quality issues, though you've got quite a lot of fish in a 10gallon tank there - I don't see why it would just...
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