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  1. - Aquarium Filter Tips and Tricks! Start Saving Money Now! - Secrets of Breeding Fish for Profit (whole series) - Every Single Fish Tank at Aquarium Co-Op - FISH STORE TOUR - Top 10 EASY Fish That Every BEGINNER Needs
    5 points
  2. This forum went public on Bastille Day, 2020. I think it has been an amazing home for planted tank enthusiasts during a very difficult time. We should do something special to celebrate this community on 2021.07.14.
    4 points
  3. I don't have specific ones but the content I really enjoy the most are: 1.Anything with Dean he is amazing and reminds me of my grandpa who was goofy like dean is. Especially the new fish room videos 2. Species spotlights. Actually looking into rams and apistos thanks to those. 3. Live streams / post live stream videos 4. Top 10 videos./ Stocking videos 5. Any video where you give little hacks or tips to make things easier.
    4 points
  4. I bought some wild neocaridina, I'm doing my best to be a good boy and be patient for Sunday even though I badly want to post a picture.
    4 points
  5. 1 - Fish Room / Farm Tours (especially with emphasis on the systems that make them work) 2 - Stock Tank / Tub ponds (enjoying nature daily but actually outside in nature) 3 - The business side of fish 4 - Dean 5 - De-mistify videos/ low tech success. (sometimes other channels only show what it takes to win aquascape awards versus having a really nice planted aquarium that doesn't require a second mortgage, 7x daily maintenance, and marriage counseling to make it work) *** tracking these dont reference specific videos but a lot of times they find their way into live chats and as secondary topics to other videos.
    4 points
  6. oh boy, watched tons of them and really cant pick. my opinion is just continue to be yourself. not every video will be a hit with every body, but you do enough variety that folks who are interested will continue to come back and watch. honesty, sincerity, and knowledgeable are the top 3 things that will keep me coming back to a youtube channel on subjects i have interest in.
    4 points
  7. Colors Farm Tour Goliad Farm Tour FL Exotic Fish Farm Tour The Secret to Breeding Fish Outside Beginner's Guide to Mini Fish Ponds How to Start a Daphnia Culture in a Mini Pond (The Meme Stream) 🙂
    4 points
  8. Sometimes when you get to bottom of a CO2 tank the last part will all whoosh out at once. If this is what happened, then it would have suffocated your fish. This also would account for the CO2 tank being empty. Better quality regulators can guard against this.
    4 points
  9. Thought I'd share a picture of some corydora fry hatched in the last week! There's more but the buggers are hard to get on camera. Some escaped the net into the 20 gallon tank and they have plenty to eat in there!
    3 points
  10. Coming at this with no proper CO2 setup, so .... maybe just a shot in the dark here: have you tested your pH? Before and after? What can happen with CO2 is that it chips away at your water buffer, then crashes the tank pH. We watched the old-school method of filling inverted bottles daily, and allowing that to diffuse naturally. We found that an inverted 50 ml turbidity column would diffuse over a 12 hr photo period perfectly for a 29 gal. aquarium. It was clear, stayed quietly in a back corner, and we never had the problems of any CO2 tank / regulator malfunctions.
    3 points
  11. - Every single tank at aquarium Co-op - I can’t believe this is a chain store -Top ten nano fish for freshwater aquariums -Aquarium PH, KH and GH for beginners (and all of Elaine’s vids for beginners) - Teeny, Tiny ideas for your Nano aquarium
    3 points
  12. Went to the Aquatics Expo today...I feel like expos may not be my scene. 😂 I did buy some Bacopa caroliniana from a vendor...after I told the vendor I love low light plants! 🤦‍♀️ I planted it in front of my filter almost dead center in the tank. I'll take pictures if it's a success...otherwise, we'll just pretend it never happened! 😜 My java fern is looking a little...brown. Either my light is too bright, or there's a potassium (or other nutrient) issue. Any thoughts? Anddd, I placed an order online for some fish after I didn't have the success I was hoping for at the expo. Bought some Lambchop Rasboras and some Julii Corydoras and a tiger nerite (Pat needs a buddy! And, I need my DBF to be gone!). Spritz is enjoying his vacation...the driftwood piece in the middle is great for exploring, and the shrimps are interesting! I don't think he's eaten any. 🤞 I feel like he'll be sad to go back to the 5 gal after Spring Break!
    3 points
  13. How to Properly Gravel Vacuum a Tank Top 10 Betta Tank Mates for Community Tanks How to Make a Quick and Easy Quarantine Tank (love anything with Irene!) The one where Dean picks his favorite Betta fish from the rack (I can't find the title...love anything with Dean and Jimmy!) Behind the Scenes of Aquarium Co-Op's Warehouse
    3 points
  14. This little alpha Pygmy sunfish reminds me of “Toothless” from How to Train Your Dragon...
    3 points
  15. I think that would look nice! Especially if you only see wall behind that side. You can always take it off if you hate it!
    3 points
  16. ... now it looks like a teen who gave in to peer pressure & let her friend trim her bangs at a slumber party!
    2 points
  17. Thank you for the help. Let me properly introduce myself and tell you a little about me and the obsession we all share I'm a menopausal woman who rather than collecting cats (I have 2) I chose fish.😁 I had tanks most of my childhood, bred guppies and cichlids in the late 80s/90s, and had 2 tanks in Fla I had to give up 16yrs ago to care for my father. Last year, I was offered a 3mo old 29g and 10g for free and decided it was time to get back into *hobby* breeding and do what I enjoyed. Fish relieve anxiety right? 🤣 Since then, I expanded so I have 2- 29, 1-20, a 10g quarantine, 10gal grow up, 15g for fry and a 40 I am designing atm as some will be moved into that. Below in order are my lemon pleco tank. I had a piece of driftwood that wouldn't sink despite boiling and soaking for months. I attached it to a line and presently, its made it easier to check progress as all 3 that had ich are attached (presumably for O2). The embers have recovered. My grow up/albino tank with 3 emperor tetras and 2 lf albino girls. My Tiger tank (until 40 is finished) with 2 male L333 ( I have a video that shows how that was determined), a pair of rams that don't like each other, 4 phantom tetras and 3 rescued otos. My Angel/cory tank that also has my gorgeous LF albino boy and some flame tetras. The large orange/white angel was given to me *cheap* as a canary in the mine during cycling my initial 29 tank. She recently laid eggs The 2nd was a rescue from 2 mo ago and had bent and broken fins. He/she has healed and doubled in size. Some of these will be eventually moving into my 40g. Since I live alone and size of my home, its a lot easier to maintain 40 and under sized tanks. I do plan on eventually adding a couple more. 😇😁 Once again thanks to those who responded while I was panicked over my ammonia issue. Blessings 💜🙏🐠
    2 points
  18. So just wanted some feed back in my tank it's new just added a few more plants to the tank today. Wanted to make sure everything is planted in a good place but any criticism would be appreciated as it's my first planted tank. 40g breeder Plants include Brazilian pennywort Java fern Crypt wednii Moneywort Christmas moss Moderate level lighting Large Sponge filter Aqua clear 50 Using easy green and co-op root tabs 3 parts Fluval stratum substrate mixed 1 part black diamond blasting sand Thanks in advance -your friendly neighborhood kraken
    2 points
  19. Just gotta say I'm so sorry this happened to you. This is so heartbreaking and one of the many stories that will probably keep me from ever trying co2 injection. I'll just keep breathing heavily near my air pumps!
    2 points
  20. Never have to suffer through differentiating colours again!
    2 points
  21. How to Hotrod a filter API Master Kit vs Tetra Test Strips Care guides--you often have real-life experiences that are different than the "standard" info that is found everywhere else, so they're SUPER helpful! The livestreams--though I wish I could find some of the topics in them easier--I can't ever remember what livestream talks about what--it's really helpful that they're edited to have the topics listed in "chapters" (no idea what you actually call these) at the bottom, so I love that feature. The "easy" videos--Irene has been making some great ones, and there are older ones that are also great.
    2 points
  22. Where did you find that picture of me?! 😂
    2 points
  23. I have had it in my 29 gallon for a couple of years. My plants seem to be happy with it, especially my bronze Cryptocoryne Wendtii, it has spread across my tank.
    2 points
  24. 1. How I Select and Condition Fish for Breeding 2. The Truth About Neon Tetra Disease 3. Hillstream Loach Care Guide – Amazing Oddball Algae Eater 4. Top 10 Loaches for Your Aquarium 5. The Best Way to Ensure Your Fish are Healthy.
    2 points
  25. Sorry to hear about your fish. Another thing that can help protect against excess co2 ending up in the tank is to use a ph controller as a safe guard. If the ph drops too low in the tank, the controller can shut off the solenoid and stop the flow of co2. However, it's probably better to use the money you would spend on a decent ph controller and instead get a nicer two stage co2 regulator. The safest are true two stage regulators, not just the single stage with dual gauges. Best of luck with your future co2 endeavors, hopefully it won't happen again!
    2 points
  26. I had that same problem with the two Goosenecks for my Kessils with the frame lip inside my 75 gallon tank, and after looking at it and deciding that two small cutouts would not compromise the frame's bracing effect, since the frame still grabs the glass in the U-groove, I used the Dremel tool with a plastic cutter disc to cut out the two small openings I needed for the clamps from the lip.
    2 points
  27. It happened to me once when I first started messing with regulators with one of the old single stage Milwaukee CO2 regulators; it's the reason why I now don't recommend any of the small paintball CO2 regulator systems, single stage regulators, or El Cheapo systems of unknown manufacture, with no, or dubious warranties. I still remember how upset I was over losing my prized fish, some that were pets really and long term friends. Back then I was just trying to save a few bucks, in hindsight losing my fish cost me a lot more dearly than if I had put the couple of extra bucks aside and waited a few more months With both Green Leaf Aquariums, and CO2Art I have never heard about end of tank dump occurring, and I know Green Leaf Aquariums from personal experience with customer service and their lifetime warranty. With anything that has a needle valve it is likely that one might need to make use of warranty sooner, or later and I'd rather it be here in the U.S. when I do need it than overseas. That said CO2Art also has quality dual stage regulators and as a German company that worries about its hard earned reputation not just here in the U.S. but Germany as well they would be my second choice for a reliable regulator.
    2 points
  28. - How To set Up aquarium Co2 System the Easy way -How To Get Explosive Growth for Aquarium plants the Easy way -The Easiest Aquarium Fertilizer on the Market -Easy Green -Aquarium Fertilizer Dosing the Tutorial -How to get rid of Aquarium Algae, - Causes, Different Types, and Algae Eaters More content in those areas sure would be helpful to many, beginners and and those who might not be so new, there seems to be a lot of confusion out there leading to frustration, lighting and how it intersects with fertilizer, CO2 and plants and algae would be another great subject area. A lot of the questions on the forum seem to deal with why are my plants dying? Or how long will it take to see new growth? Or how do I use fertilizer in conjunction with lighting, or CO2?
    2 points
  29. Baseless? Cheap regulators and single stage regulators are notorious for doing this. Also ISTA, an overseas company is well known for it's cheap products.
    2 points
  30. China Aquarium Fish Market--Crazy The Most Interesting Fish at Aquarium Co-op Any of the Aquarium Co-op Tank Tours (I really like it when you offer some more in-depth discussion of a few selected species.) The Tour of that Fish Store in San Francisco Any of the Interviews with Dean
    2 points
  31. Behind the Scenes of Aquarium Coop's Warehouse Every Single Fish Tank at Aquarium Coop Top 5 Shrimp, Snails, & Crabs for your aquarium The Truth About Dechlorinators TEENY TINY Ideas for Your Nano Aquarium
    2 points
  32. Every single fish tank at aquarium coop Top 5 killifish every beginer should try Top 10 underappreciated community fish Endlers livebearer care guide All the other care guides Also I would really be intrested in a bolivian ram care guide.
    2 points
  33. Hi @Art Aquariums Anime I suggest adding just one (1) Fluval 3.0 to your 75 gallon. I too have a 75 gallon and can achieve medium light (PAR@50) through a glass cover with just one Fluval 3.0 above it and all five spectrum running at 100%. That reading was taken with an Apogee Quantum MQ-510 PAR meter. I run the fixture for four (4) hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the evening for a total photoperiod of 6.5 hours with a light intensity of PAR@40. This is adequate to grow the majority of plants (with the possible exception of carpet plants where I try to have PAR@80 or higher) with minimal issues with algae. Here is the 75 gallon tank. -Roy
    2 points
  34. I had the same problem with my hob. I just decided to run a sponge filter the motor for the air pump is noisy but I was able to fix this by purchasing acoustic noise canceling materials and putting them on the bottom top and sides of a plastic tub. I then drilled a bole in the side for the airline tubing. This plan is not perfect and I can still hear some noise but it does the job especially sense I sleep 2 feet from it everynight.
    2 points
  35. I'm in northern Alabama. Before I started keeping aquariums again after moving here, I thought for sure we'd have liquid rock coming out of the tap; we're surrounded by limestone. But it's really not as hard as I thought it'd be. Around 7.6 with low Kh and low Gh. Also, hubby and I had "the talk." XD He's ok with it but just wants someone to look at the cabinet and add support to it if needed. For some reason, on the inside, the middle support doesn't go all the way to the floor and that worries him.
    2 points
  36. I'm rewatching Nichijou with some friends and I remembered how funny this scene was btw there is nothing bad in this video
    2 points
  37. @Anita, I grew up with limestone well water, a septic system, and a leach field. This definitely influenced my aquarium style. I love Shire season in Vermont. Cat edit. My adopted stray trusts my water.
    2 points
  38. There are now 5 dwarf neon rainbows and 2 male guppies living in the big tank. Well, that's not entirely true. There are 3 female and 2 male dwarf neon rainbows and the two males just can't seem to leave each other alone. So now one lives in the quarantine tank. The guppies, I'd started with 9 but only 2 survived quarantine. Unfortunately, these two pester each other, so 1 lives in the quarantine tank. My current quarantine tank is a bit of a sad story. I'd picked up 15 rummy nose tetras and 5 more dwarf neon rainbows. The neon rainbows are just fine and look healthy. Of the 15 rummies, only 4 are still alive. So this morning I did a complete water change and used water from the big tank (tested the parameters first) just in case it was an ammonia issue. I couldn't rely on testing the quarantine water as I'd started the med trio the day before and that makes the readings unreliable. I'll give it a few days, test again, then start the med trio. There are two things I wouldn't do again - buy rummy nose tetras from that shop (there were a few not-so-good-looking ones in the tank) and test the water before starting the med trio. I guess I'll see if any of the rummies survive quarantine and if they do I'll see if any other shops have them so I can have a nice big school.
    2 points
  39. @Jungle FanWith permission may I use this as my personal desktop photo? It's wonderful!
    2 points
  40. Last month I ordered a Cryptocoryne Wendtii from the coop. Just dropped it in a tank for storage. This morning I decided to plant it and when I removed the rock wool There were 5 plants. Woohoo way to go coop!!
    2 points
  41. I can only select categories, not specific videos: Breeding fish for profit series Top 10 lists Unboxings Aquarium Co-op store and warehouse tours Fish care guides But my real answer would be "please, just continue to be yourself and only make content that you want/like/enjoy to make."
    1 point
  42. I tried dwarf grass in my gravel (granted a bit larger than typical but I had plant substrate underneath) it all died in less than a month- caveat for me is that I run a low tech tank and only use root tabs on occasion. My research on it later advised that it's one of the harder carpeting plants. In my new tank I've gone to clover.
    1 point
  43. It’s a great place to visit. The betta rack will blow your mind! The tanks are perfectly maintained and all the staff I’ve had contact with are friendly and professional. They’ve even let my daughter watch Murphy devouring some clams. If there’s a wait to get in they’ll give you a little alarm to let you know when it’s your turn. They’re also asking folks to only spend 20 min in the store. If you’re looking for a meal, the Edmonds/Shoreline area has some of the best Korean restaurants in the Seattle metro area. There are some other fish stores not to far away that are worth a visit. I really enjoy the local ADA dealer.
    1 point
  44. I added a new pump and seems to be running much better.
    1 point
  45. @CorydorasEthan - there are definitely some little babies on many of the leaves!! Some of the brown stuff is on the actual leaf...when I had the two anubias rot, I treated all my plants with hydrogen peroxide, so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. I dose Easy Green weekly, so surely it's not a nutrient deficiency? Or...maybe it is? I know Java Fern are potassium hogs, so that could be part of it, for sure!
    1 point
  46. I wish there was one answer to that question. Tetra strips say that I have "very hard" water, whatever that means. My oldest successful plant is Anubia Nana. My newest is PSO (octopus). The most vigorous grower is Anacharis. Hornwort grows quite well. I have other plants: crypts, vals, ferns... but the three I mentioned are the standouts for the moment.
    1 point
  47. Checking back in - at what point are you out of the woods with melting? For the most part, I think 90% of the plants are looking good and appear to have new leaves coming in! It also appears that the snails took care of most of the dead leaves over the past week. Excellent adorable worker bees, and so insanely fun to watch and find! Unfortunately, it looks like I might be losing at least one of the anubias nana petite, and I am still having a hard time getting the java fern and water sprite to stay where I want them. My pleco also seems to keep digging up my tiger lily bulb daily... 😑 I will be trying to resolve these things again. The cories and tetras are doing REALLY well so far. They seem happier in this tank! We are moving the angels to the new tank this weekend... and then I will be ready to start quarantining some new fish, possibly as soon as Sunday! Maybe some new easter fishies if the stores are open. I also played around with some video footage on my Nikon D300s - this is the first time I have ever tried video on my DSLR, so I know it's not great. 😂 I tend to be a "wide open" aperture shooter (I love a blurry background) but I am learning that doesn't translate as great to moving subjects in video format... But it still has a "dreamy" vibe that I kinda love... Enjoy!
    1 point
  48. Sailboat racing is a huge passion of mine. I can’t wait to get back out on the water after a lost summer. I need a Murphy graphic on that green spinnaker!
    1 point
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