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    Faster/easier Water Changes

    I use a water barrel, fill it up, treat it and have a pump that puts it into the tank and also top off water throughout the week.
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    First Tank Any Advise And Tips?

    There ought to be a - beginner fish keeper syndrome - article that talks about how a newbie will rush into things before they have an understanding of how it all works.  A list of do's and don'ts, the how to cycle comes later.   I think there should be two "Must Reads"  First an intro to fish...
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    Help With Neon Tetra Death

    A neon tetra dying should not be a surprise.  These fish are weak to begin with and require absolute best water quality.  You also need numbers since they are a schooling fish.  These aren't beginner fish IMOH.
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    Sailfin Molly Pop Eye? Help!

    Immediate water change will help, followed by some meds
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    How Much Do You Feed?

    I read somewhere that the fishes eye as the size of their stomach is an unsubstantiated myth.  I never did like the line "feed as much as they will eat in 3 mins, that doesn't really say anything.   Every fish and tank setup is unique.  Fish will eat 24 hours a day if you let them.  My fish are...
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    Urgent! Please Help, Tank Fast Becoming A Graveyard!

    Your tank doesn't appear to be cycled, ammonia and nitrites should be = 0.  Do a water change at least 40-50%
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    My Koi Pond

    Very nice pond, where is this located at?
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    Red Tailed Shark Sick

    A quick cure for ICK is raise the temp to 86.  Definitely need to get that cycle under control.  Toss in a capful or two of Prime for a quick fix, then do some water changes,  make sure the new water has conditioner.  Prime is great for emergencies, one time, I forgot to add the conditioner and...
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    Is There Anything Wrong With Running Two Pumps On A Sump?

    I was also thinking if I had both pumps in the sump, one drawing water out and the other putting it back in, guess it will be more trouble than it's worth.  Time for plan B. going to build me a skippy filter using either a 5 gallon bucket or a water barrel.
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    Is There Anything Wrong With Running Two Pumps On A Sump?

    One pump would be in the tank and act as an overflow moving the water to the sump below with another pump in the sump to move water back to the tank.  Both are mag 950 pumps.  I just hate oveflow boxes and all overflows in general.  Right now I'm using an Eshopps 1200 overflow box, want to get...
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    Why So Many Problems?

    I always have my hands in the water.  I wash them first of course using Castile soap, never had a problem.  I often hand feed my fish and pet them, helps to establish a connection to the fish.  They all come to greet me like little puppies.  While it's true, there's a risk of contaminating the...
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    Are Pond Water Barrel Filters Subject To The Same Necessary Siphon Bre

    I'm thinking about converting my water barrel into a filter to replace my sump on my aquarium.  I was curious if the siphon break rules are same or different with a water barrel.  I would have a pipe going from barrel into tank for the outlet, when the pump shuts off, would that pipe be...
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    55G On A Custom Stand

      Nice, that's a great idea, using the center and back supports, that should be plenty strong.
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    Understanding Built In Filter...

    Do you have a picture of this built in filter?
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    Hydor Eth 300

    I use to have the Hydor 300 Watt when I was using a canister, it's the best heater out there.  It takes a little more to setup, need to cut your hoses and have it vertical and such.  Once you get it done, it's very reliable and unlike a regular in tank heater, this one heats the water on contact...
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    How To Clean A 5 Gallon Fish Tank?

    I would not clean a 5 gallon tank, I would run out and buy a 55 gallon. lol  A 5 gallon is not a fish tank, it's a bucket of water, get a real tank man. (just kidding)
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    55G On A Custom Stand

    The stand looks good, I bet the wood was expensive.  A simple 2x4 or 2x3 would have done the trick and cheaper.   What is the width of the vertical legs?
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    Silly Question Of The Day

    There are fake ones you can buy as decorations.
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    Trying To Keep Ghost Shrimp Alive.

    Their probably dying because the tank hasn't cycled.  Uncycled tanks kill fish, get it cycled before you add the fish, especially small fish.  A cycled tank means ammonia and nitrites are 0, anything more and your asking for problems.
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    Whos Right, Whos Wrong

    I typically over-stock my tanks with no problems.  I also up the filtration too and do regular water changes.  I've also gained good experience with lots of different fish so I kind of know what will work and what won't.  As long as the fish get along and are healthy that's what matters.  No two...
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