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  1. Freakshow1966

    Guppies

    I would like to set up a Guppy tank. The problem is my pH is low (6.5) and KH is pretty much 0. Would it be ok to do the Guppy tank with crushed coral. I think that should create a better pH and hardness. Would you agree with this?
  2. Freakshow1966

    Snail Porn?

    Now thats all said in done i am not seeing eggs. well there is this white little beads at the surface of the water on the glass. i picked one up and its hard and gritty so im not sure its an egg. the only realy problem is i dont know what else it could be. Its certainly not substrate.
  3. Freakshow1966

    Snail Porn?

    Ptivacy! They kept letting a Red Eye Tetra butt in for a Ménage à trois
  4. Freakshow1966

    Snail Porn?

    I have two gold inca mystery snails. The keep climbing on top of each other. Is this fighting or breeding? Honestly i have no clue how you sex a snail so they are indeed a mystery to me.
  5. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    thanks i will print it out so i can keep it in mind
  6. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    Ok i have started the cycle. Instead of using fish i got some ammonia drops. First time doing a fishless cycle so wish me luck.
  7. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    Hey guys i ordered some Amonia stuff from Chewys Wish me luck as i have never done a fishless cycle before.
  8. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    I did plan on MTS as i read they dig into the sand and keep it turned over. As for the cycling you have to understand im old and we have always used fish in cycling the tank back in the day lol I have no problem of a fishless cycle mind you its just not something us old timers think about :)
  9. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    Yeah i know the male Betta is not a community fish, i think it always comes to mind because its a tough fish that can breath air. I have always used them to cycle a tank. I am by no means set on it, it just came to mind. Honestly i cant think of to many fish that would fit the bill as a...
  10. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    My main interest is in Tetras Most likely Rummy Nose or Neon. I will have a center piece fish perhaps a betta or angel and then small fish. Certainly a gang of Corys for the bottom of the tank. Then snails and shrimp for extra clean up.
  11. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    I think what they are talking about is there is a setting for 24/7 and it goes from bright white to a dim blue. However you can shut the light off and there be zero light. Oh i am not set on any plant over another right now. I just said Monte Carlo because it looked nice but any other will work...
  12. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    Well lets see its a 40 gallon breeder tank. GH= 25. This is the light i have https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PFHD1G1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Im not set on any type of plant over another. I have never had live plants before but here are some thoughts on plants Java...
  13. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    So if alkalinty is KH is my KH high or low? With the pH at 6.5 i assumed i had soft water.
  14. Freakshow1966

    A handful of questions

    Got a few questions if i may; 1) Im thinking about adding a C02 system to help with plants. Whats a good one without it being super expensive. I was looking at this one...
  15. Freakshow1966

    How many filters do you use???

    Im running a Penguin 350 and a sponge filter in a 40 breeder. Overkill yes but if i ever lose power i can run the sponge filter off a battery backup air pump.
  16. Freakshow1966

    Build Thoughts

    OK i got my water tested and here are the numbers. BTW the test used was NINAO Aquarium Test Strips 10 in 1 Alkalinity……………………... 80 pH…………………………….. 6.5 Total Hardness……………….. 25 Iron……………………………. 0 Copper……..…………………. 0.1
  17. Freakshow1966

    Build Thoughts

    I did ask the guy but he said they dont know the number just soft water. As for the other, well i can try but its a petco so i likely know more than they do.
  18. Freakshow1966

    Build Thoughts

    Ok the local water treatment plant said our PH is 7.1 to 7.6 And while they dont have numbers per say but we have soft water. and they gave me the number for iron which is .05mg Does that help?
  19. Freakshow1966

    Build Thoughts

    I don't know exact numbers on hardness but our water is pretty soft. our PH is 7
  20. Freakshow1966

    Build Thoughts

    Thanks, everyone for the input. I am not set on a Betta by any means. I just think they would make a good centerpiece fish. More importantly, it is a tough fish so i was going to use it to cycle the tank.
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