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  1. seachem flourish excel (liquid carbon) helps a lot.  I've considered a c02 set up but haven't gone there yet.  I also keep the insulated drapes closed part of the time.

    I have a 75gal with windows all across the back and on one end.

    I live in the Midwest.  Tank is in west window.

  2. What a coincidence ! I haven't been on in months but got on to research how to get rid of cyanobacteria and saw this.

    I decided last week to get a dwarf puffer but of course now they aren't at any of the stores.....

    i'll be following this to see how your baby does !!

    I read they "pick" their sex as they grow. If one of several starts producing the male hormone the others will be female.

    A truly interesting little fish !

  3. I just got a betta. I've had goldies for a few years now. It was a spur of the moment adoption.

    Unfortunately...from Walmart !

    I have some Repashy Soilent Green. I put a little cube of it in last night but it hasn't been touched.

    How long can that remain in there? Should I just take it out and try another one this evening?

    She's been hiding in the plants since I put her in the 10 gal.

  4. Cathys, do you know what brand the airstone is? I'd like to try it.

    I'm sorry I don't. I think it came with an aquarium I bought. It's at least 3 years old.

    I would think they would all be pretty much the same. http://www.1000bulbs.com/product/95309/GROW-AS4RD.html?utm_source=SmartFeedGoogleBase&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_term=GROW-AS4RD&utm_content=Air+Stones&utm_campaign=SmartFeedGoogleBaseShopping&gclid=COrG-sWt4rwCFSFo7AodyHQAMA

    above is page I got the pic from. it looks almost exactly like mine. I just searched air stone. I've never ordered from that site before.

  5. I wasn't sure where to post this so please move if this isn't correct place.

    I have some sand that came with a used tank I bought a few years ago.

    It's been sitting around because I was afraid to use it.

    I have not idea what kind it is. It's a light greyish white with some black in it.

    I was going to just dump it in the garden but my daughter thought it was worth keeping.

    Is it possible to sterilize this and use?


  6. GLad to see you're a caring papa ! I'm sure someone with more knowledge will help you out. As far as I know you just have to wait and keep an eye on. One thing I hear all the time is keep your water clean clean clean...including checking water parameters. You would be surprised how clean looking water is not necessarily "good" water for fish. You'll get there. Have you tested your tap water? If you have ammonia in it you will need water treatment that deals with that. I use Amquel Plus that is available at the large pet chains. I order it online at Foster and Smith. Much cheaper....free shipping if you spend 50.00.

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