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    Bettas And Platies

    Wow cool, thanks for the advice guys (and girls i assume). I'll try the platies in the betta tank for a couple days and see what he does with them. I'm more worried about the platies harassing the betta, he's kinda a chicken.
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    Bettas And Platies

    Do you think a betta would be alright with a few platys kickin around his tank? I've got a 10 gallon with a betta, two cory cats (about an inch a piece) and two bamboo shrimp (cleanup crew). I've got 4 platies (all under two inches long) in a 10 gallon with my girlfriends fancy tail goldfish...
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    Cory With Whisker Rot

    I've used maracyn 1+2 in the goldfish tank before and within 3 days it nuked the filter. Nothing unmanageable but kinda a pita to do water changes every day. I'll wait-n-see with the whisker rot whilst using melafix, if it gets any worse he'll go in the hospital tank with maracyn 1+2 and an...
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    Cory With Whisker Rot

    I've had these two cories for about a year and a half or so. Everything is grand until a couple days ago i noticed one cories whiskers are starting to shorten and his fins are just barely starting to etch away. Last time this happened with a cory (3 times actually) they died within 2 weeks as...
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    Goldfish With Silver Dollar?

    I know goldfish are cold water, but would you rather them frozen in a 12 inch block of ice by mid December or kept in a tank thats warmer than normal? I know it's easy to post cookie cutter answers when you see something like 'tropical fish a with cold water fish b' then respond 'it wont work...
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    Goldfish With Silver Dollar?

    I bought a 10 gallon tank that came with a silver dollar (hes about 5 inches long, 5 inches tall) to use to watch my girlfriends goldfish for her over the winter (they live in a pond in the backyard of her house, but its too shallow to keep them over the winter in it). They are 2 fantail...
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    Melafix And Uv Sterilizer

    Off topic, andy your avatar hurts my brain ><
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    Are Uv Sterilisers Worth The Money?

    Well, in defense of the uv sterilizer producers, it's not just a black light (which is just a dyed regular florescent bulb) it's a special uv bulb that has to be made with the right internal gases/metals and be high enough energy to put out the high levels (really it is pretty high as far as...
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    Melafix And Uv Sterilizer

    Well the effects of melafix are in most cases muted to say the least, i'm not sure if any fish keeper would notice if the melafix they added started breaking down and not working, as it seems that in alot of cases melafix does just that fine on its own. If uv radiation (hypothetically) affected...
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    Melafix And Uv Sterilizer

    Just because tea tree oil is in some sunscreens doesn't mean it's immune to uv radiation... What bignose is trying to say is that you don't know exactly how uv light will react with melafix, therefor it's safer to assume that it does react. Much in the same way you don't know exactly how a found...
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    Tank Remodel

    Anybody?
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    Yabbies & Lobsters

    Just my own warped little mind operating on it's own here; but could a lobster of any size seriously catch a healthy mid-top water fish? Even my betta is screaming fast compared to the fastest crawfish i've seen...
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    Why Won't My Phosphates Go Down?

    Second time, UV sterilizer will fix your diatom problem undoubtedly.
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    Eggs?

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    Tank Remodel

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    Why Won't My Phosphates Go Down?

    UV Sterilizer would help, wouldnt it? Diatoms are originally spores/cells in the water column that can be killed, right?
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    Tank Remodel

    Well, i feel my tank is well stabilized (10 gallon heavy planted, betta, 4 albino cory cats) and i also believe it might be time for a planned tank remodel. Im thinking about switching to sand, and i have a few questions: Is there any way to change over to sand without having to completely...
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    Eggs?

    Hmm, since i left this morning the eggs have either fallen off or been eaten by the betta (eggs perfectly betta bite sized). Regardless i'll keep the collection method you mentioned in mind. Is there any particular reason why they'd lay eggs now of all times? Only thing i can think of is the...
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    Eggs?

    First off, sorry to everyone, i haven't been posting or reading to tff as much as i should :\ life intervenes sometimes... Anyway, i've got a good question for you all: I have a 10 gallon FW pretty heavily planted tank (2 dwarf onions, lizard tail ivy, masses of javamoss (help its taking...
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    Do U Pet Ur Fish

    What would one's skin and skin oils do to the slime coat of a fish? Just curious
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