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  1. kribensis12

    Peoria, IL - Looking for...

    Thanks for the replies, guys. We have our own Swap coming up in the next 1.5 months, but I'll be bringing my toddler along and can't wait around for the exceptional bargains towards the end. I do know that Aquabid is an option, I just can't afford what they are asking (though I am sure the...
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    Peoria, IL - Looking for...

    Hello, I am in the Peoria, IL area and I am looking for a few angelfish and a female blue ram (or albino). Does anyone have some they'd be willing to sell, or know of a breeder in the area?
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    Softening Water

    Thanks for the replies everyone! I did another pH test today and took a sample to the LFS to cross reference. Looks like we're sitting at around 8.4 - 8.6. The water here is constantly like this - there is never a fluctuation to my knowledge. I think the city has some very skewed data on the...
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    The fish in my pic is a Neolamprologus Brichardi I believe. Better late than never!

    The fish in my pic is a Neolamprologus Brichardi I believe. Better late than never!
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    The CD is Forget and Not Slow Down by Relient K. Better late than never!

    The CD is Forget and Not Slow Down by Relient K. Better late than never!
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    Softening Water

    So here is the data from the city. http://www.amwater.com/twq/peoria_twq.pdf I'm skeptical because the pH does not match my experience, nor friends throughout the city. I'll do another water test tonight and see what comes out.
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    Softening Water

    Thank you, Byron. The Rams are commercially raised and are used to harder water - but as you noted, the water chemistry makes raising them borderline impossible. I've spawned Bristlenose in this water before, it does not seem to have a negative affect on the fish - but I think they'd much...
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    Softening Water

    I have two German Blue Rams, a few platies, and an albino dwarf bristlenose - 20g with some driftwood, live plants, gravel. I was under the impression that Neutral Regulator was going to help keep the pH stable. I'm happy to return it - as I've said, it's been a while since I've really...
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    Softening Water

    Hello, I have not been on this forum in YEARS. Married, 2 kiddos, working full time - makes it time to work on the hobby. I've scaled down significantly and I am taking a large step I'd love some help with. Our water is EXTREMELY hard - high pH (8.6) and the water hardness does not even...
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    Plant Food

    I've been doing some research and I think I will do both the flourish tabs and the flourish liquid. Looking at my sword, I am seeing some yellowing on the leaves and the leaves seem to be thinner/more narrow. From what I've read that is usually due to a deficiency of minerals such as iron. I'll...
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    Plant Food

    Wading through all of this science has reaffirmed my calling to teach History ! =) So, from what I understand, my lighting is probably OK considering I haven't killed the sword yet. I should definitely purchase root tabs to assist my sword and possibly the bulb plants. I should also consider...
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    Plant Food

    I'm fairly new to planted tanks, but not to the aquarium trade. I've tried many times over the years to successfully keep plants and they've died every time. Looking back it was a culmination of poor lighting, poor plant choice and overall inexperience. That being said, I have kept an aquarium...
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    Kribensis Breeding Problems

    I'm not sure if it helps anyone solve the problem, but it seems to me that these fry are not leaving the wriggler stage. It's been a while but from what I remember it takes roughly 2-3 days to become free-swimming. While most of the fry are dead (and yet still being guarded by the parents -...
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    Kribensis Breeding Problems

    I do not do the water changes while the babies are in the tank. I do water changes around every 2 weeks - I have taken a several year hiatus on fishkeeping, but I am just getting back into it which is why I have not purchased my own test kit again. I realize that a 10g tank is not large enough...
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    Kribensis Breeding Problems

    I've got a breeding pair of Kribensis Cichlids. The problem is this: they breed, they take excellent care of their eggs, excellent care of their wrigglers - yet their wrigglers die every time. I know what you're thinking - they are eating them. Unfortunately the solution does not appear to be...
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    Goodbye

    I haven't been on in a while. I just visited today to see what was going on with the forum. I'm not here to point fingers or blame anything on anyone - I just have a few things to say. -I can't believe the forum was sold. You can't sell people. You can't sell friendships. You can't sell freely...
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    Anyone Want To Rant? About Anything? I Do.

    My rant is simple and it is this: I've been a member for a while. I have come and gone depending on what involvement level school has required of me and if I was keeping fish at the moment. I will state this: I'm hurt that the forum was simply sold. You can't sell people. You can't sell...
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    Baby Kribs...

    If they are in a community tank, I would surmise that they have been picked off.
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    Lots Of Scams

    I'm sure the mods are working as hard as they can. Trust me, you've not seen the worst of it. The site has had a lot of upgrades since I joined that help limit the volume of scammers.
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    Baby Kribs...

    I didn't know they still sold liquifry! That's more or less designed for livebearers, but I'm sure they will enjoy it. The best food for them is Baby Brine shrimp (commonly referred to as BBS). You can hatch them yourself or buy them frozen (frozen is more convenient for someone like yourself)...
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