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    Gold Rams Or Apistos For 29 Gallon

    I've been looking into water requirements for the sparkling gourami and the pygmy cories...they aren't as far off from the ram as I thought, but I don't know if they are close enough.    For the pygmy cory, it seems they do prefer softer water, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.  The temperature...
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    Gold Rams Or Apistos For 29 Gallon

    I currently have a 29 gallon with three sparkling gouramis and four balloon mollies.  I would like to add a nice sized school of 8-10 pygmy cories to the tank, eventually.  I was wondering if a pair of gold rams could be added to the mix.  I know they like warmer temps and lower pH than the...
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    New Royal Gramma-Possible Internal Parasites

    I think the only thing wrong with my fish is an impatient and paranoid fish parent :) Her stomach is looking better, and her poo is looking normal.  But just an important reminder why QT is so important...I was lucky this time.   I have read that, although not ideal to treat display...
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    New Royal Gramma-Possible Internal Parasites

    I brought home a new royal gramma two days ago, and noticed it's belly is slightly sunken.  It's eating really well, even flake food.  I have not seen the royal gramma poo, so I'm not sure if it's internal parasites.  I was impatient, and did not QT, so it's currently in the display tank. ...
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    Seahorses?

    I kept seahorses a few years ago, and with lots of knowledge and preparation, it's definiately doable. Since it's been awhile, I'm a little rusty on the specifics, but I can share what I know :)   One of the keys to keeping seahorses is buying captive BRED seahorses.  They will be eating frozen...
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    Help With Basic Lighting Q's

    My lighting fixture is a T8, and currently has a 20W full spectrum bulb in it (the bulb it came with).  Did I read correctly that you need approximately 1.5WPG for plants?  I was looking at the Aqueon FloraMax T8 bulb (17W), but would that be any better than the bulb I currently have?  Would I...
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    Help With Basic Lighting Q's

    I have a 29 gallon tank that I would like to attempt live plants in.  I think I finally start to have a grasp on fertilizers, CO2, and substrates...but I'm still a little confused with lighting.  I have the basic Aqueon Deluxe Fluorescent hood.  Now, is that a T5 bulb in it?  Can you use T8...
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    Med Questions

    What medications work best for internal parasites? Besides gutloading ghost shrimp, what other ways work to get the meds in the fish food (particularly frozen mysis)?
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    Fw Snails In Sw Tank

    Ok, I'll try one or two of the small ones. I think if I drop them in right in front of him, he'll take care of them. Thanks :)
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    Fw Snails In Sw Tank

    I have a fry FW tank that is getting overrun with snails, and I'm too much of a sissy to just crush them. Would they really muck up my water if I fed them to my blue spotted puffer? Most of them are pretty small...wasn't sure if they would just sort of "melt" once I dropped them in the water.
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    What Marine Fish Have The Most Character

    It's a close one, but my choice has to be my blue spotted puffer. Any fish that spits water at me is pure spunk :lol:
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    Adding Lr To An Est. Tank

    I have a 29 gallon tank, and was wondering if adding LR to it would cause any problems with water quality, since there would be some die off on the LR. I'm guessing I only have 20-25 lbs of LR at the moment. I think another 10 lbs would do. The lfs has just bagged it before, but if I bring in...
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    Can Ich Do Permanent Damage?

    Nope, no copper in the medication. I've heard of other people using this in tanks with inverts with no side effects, but they also stayed on the low end of the recommended dosing...I dosed the max. recommended. Again, not the ideal way to go about treating ich. As far as the nitrates, I got a...
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    Can Ich Do Permanent Damage?

    Well, I'm at the end of my second week of dealing with the ich. My rusty angel, damsel, and one of my clarkii clowns had it. I found out my nitrates were nearly off the charts - about 100 (I still have yet to figure out how that happened). Anyway, the three fish that had symptoms were hard...
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    Beware...

    lol wow! my clowns will peck me a little, but they've never drawn blood. Um, are you sure you don't own a pair of elusive sabertooth clowns? :#
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    Can Ich Do Permanent Damage?

    I'm hopefully at the end of a marine ich breakout. My rusty angelfish had a few spots on/around her eyes. She had some trouble catching food. She would swim right up to it, and try to grab it but she would be a little off. I figured the parasite was still obstructing her vision. Now she has...
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    Marine Ich And Sg

    Thanks :) That's a good article. I should have been more specific when I mentioned lowering the salinity. I meant hyposalinity treatment. From what I read on here, between 1.009 and 1.015 seems to be the recommended sg. I was just curious if a hyposalinity treatment might help, how does the...
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    Marine Ich And Sg

    I've been reading every post I can find on Marine Ich, since it looks like my maroon clown is infected. I was just curious as to why lowering sg can help but FW dips can't. I'm assuming it has something to do with the length of time that you can do each?
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    Sort Of A Stupid Question

    I've been keeping fish tanks for years, but never come across this dilemna before. I'm setting up a 10 gallon tank at work for our waiting room. I need to buy a hood for it, but really didn't want to spend the $30+ for a compact flourescent hood. Can I get the cheaper incandescent hood and...
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    Flake Food W/ Garlic

    I brought home a Rusty Angel about a week ago. I noticed that day while in quarantine it had a few white spots on it, which I assumed was marine ich. With the stress of all the moving (the lfs had just received the fish that day...alot of bagging and unbagging in one day), I figured I would...
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