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  1. @Tony s So it’s been running stable for 2 years?
  2. Oh, I forgot to mention that the tank has a reasonable amount of flow being a turtle tank. I’ve got it dialed down slow enough to keep my Florida Flag fish happy, but wasn’t sure how they take to higher flow than the tidal 35 they have now.
  3. I have some breeding Platies in a 20 gallon long with a TON of babies. I’ve thought about moving them to the 40 gallon breeder with my musk turtle for more room and built in population control. The tank stays between 65 - 70 degrees. Would that be too cold for the Platies?
  4. So, the crushed coral will reach pH's that high in the container?
  5. So, I'm setting up a shrimp breeding/grow out tank in a 20G Long and doing no substrate, but planting a few plants in plastic containers. I need to add some crushed coral since my water has no buffer out of the tap. Would there be any issue with killing two birds with one stone and placing the crushed coral in the tubs and plant into it?
  6. Sounds like with everything else just let it take care of itself until the tank shows me it needs help?
  7. So, I have two Planted tanks with neocaridina shrimp. Both have seemed very healthy for the past 2 months I've had them shrimp added, but recently had 1 death. The thing that's bugging me is everywhere I look to get a good idea of proper water parameters gives numbers all over the place. No one can tell me a proper calcium level. My TDS stays above 250 just to keep any Calcium in the water. My GH usually stays above 10 drops as well since I use wonder shells for calcium. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how much calcium do I actually need to keep in the water and how do I keep it without turning the water into liquid rock. Tap Water: PH 7.2 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 KH PPM 17.9 GH PPM 17.9 Calcium PPM 0 Phosphate 0 TDS 23 Tank 1: 6 Gallon Betta, 5 cherry, and 4-5 recent baby shrimp. PH 7.6 Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrate 5 KH PPM 35.8 GH PPM 107.4 Calcium PPM 40 Phosphate 1 TDS 278 Tank 2: 20 Gallon, 9 Neon tetras, Betta, 13 shrimp, (One recent unknown death), 2 otto's. PH 7.8 Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrate 50 KH PPM 53.7 GH PPM 125.3 Calcium PPM 60 Phosphate 0.5 TDS 292
  8. Yeah, everything I read before hand recommended them together, but I was not prepared for how smol these little guys are lol. qt trio is done and waiting on the two week Paracyn follow up so I’ll have an update when they finally go in.
  9. So, my plan was to add 10 chili rasborras with my 9 neon tetras, female betta (rescue and can’t swim very well), and shrimp in a 20 tall decently planted tank. I got them today and they are way smaller than I was expecting. They look like little fry maybe just over half an inch. Are these neons gonna make dinner out of these guys after qt? I’ve had all the neons and bettas in there for 4 months with no signs of aggression.
  10. What do you have in your tank out of curiosity.
  11. Just curious, is 375gph in 20 long too much for Oto's?
  12. I may look into the 407 a little bit. My poor turtle just get blown around if he losses any traction being a bad swimmer and all.
  13. I lied, this is what I have…. Polar Aurora Free Media 265GPH / 370GPH / 525GPH External Aquarium Filter with Builtin Pump Kit Canister (370GPH) https://a.co/d/cGmNVYr
  14. Hmm.. don’t think I can close the he valves any unfortunately.
  15. If you’re talking about the part where the hoses can separate from canister without having to drain then yes I do. Please do enlighten me on what you’ve read.
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