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  1. 🤣 well I started doing H2O changes with matched or slightly warmer water. Although I wonder if the fact I'm at a slightly higher elevation 1600ft as part of the Pocono mountains and we get swings in air pressure 🤷‍♀️
  2. Do they slow down breeding as the tank gets fuller (critical mass) ?? Or is there a way to get them to calm down with the egg laying ?
  3. Dinner time they're all over the place. For the longest time I thought there was only 2 or 3 of them. Everytime I look/feed/clean there seems to be more 🤣 And I'm peeling eggs of stuff once a week or so.
  4. I seem to have the opposite issue with breeding my Bandit cories. The 2nd photo are the brood I'm trading/selling with a couple LFS. However, he 1st photo is my 29g tank with my main school & where I have been removing eggs as birth control. I thought I missed a couple eggs but it turns out the 2 or 3 lil ones I saw turned into about 9-12. 😳 .... Do colonies hit critical mass ? I'm trying to control the amount in the tank for obvious reasons. There is also a bn and 7 rasboras and the 4 adults, 2 older juveniles and 9? young. I'd just like them to slow their roll so to speak 😁
  5. Previously there were 3 bn growing out 2 of whom have been moved. I also keep extra sponges if I need a quarantine. I have several tanks I run extra sponge in and occasionally breed bn and bandit cories. Just traded a few bn for the tetras and a betta. While I'm used to a lot of other fish this is my first betta 🤓 I have an intake sponge on and can always keep the water high. I was thinking due to the bn poop master using the sponge would be better. Choices choices 🤪
  6. Thanks in advance for any advice. 😃 I run 1 or 2 sponge filters w/ my HOB in my 20g. I presently have a bn, 8 ember tetras, and some cherry shrimp culls. I am planning on adding a betta that's presently in quarantine. (He's sharing quarantine w/ neon tetras for another tank to see if he is aggressive 😇) Will removing the HOB and just leaving the sponge filter ruin my cycle ? The HOB is a 20g Aqueon w/intake sponge and using ceramic + sponge Is there anything I should do special to avoid that possibility? Or should I just use the HOB ? Trying to control flow for the betta. 🤔
  7. I have cherry shrimp and recently new babies. I also have 2 nerite snails. I would like to get more and also put culls in another tank. I also wanted to use leaf litter for my newly cycled 40. I also use catappa for my cory eggs and both bn pleco & cory fry. The plecos love the biofilm that grows on them. Would boiling them 10 min or so tone down their reducing properties w/o destroying much of the needed nutrients?
  8. As you see a few hrs after a w/c there is virtually no Kh registering. (Pic#2). Are you saying its just gradually adding potassium & calcium until its bumped up a little. I've actually used Tums for adding calcium. I'm afraid of Ph dropping too low w/catappa for my shrimp & plecos fry. The wood is in every one of my tanks. Because of my water I'm running all S American tanks/fish. I just finished cycling a new 40 & was debating on adding leaf litter. Would oak leaves be better ? Thanks for the video. Going to watch this after I'm done my w/c for the day. 🙂
  9. My tap water is soft. 30 TDS. 1st photo Tap that sat overnight. 2nd My regular tanks that have Driftwood and/or catappa leaves 3rd My Shrimp tank after adding Baking soda to raise Kh back up. Wood and catappa I was given 2 nerite snails. I'd like to add a few snails and leaf litter to a couple tanks. In my shrimp tank I also use Aqueon Shrimp Essentials for minerals and have success w/molt and babies . I'm concerned that about Ph craziness and how I can at least maintain a Ph of 6.8. Is Seachem Equilibrium something I should consider or other additives ? I know its not good to chase parameters but these are rather low. It's been great for breeding my cory metae and bristlenose but w/wood and leaves I worry it will get too low.
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    Bumps on GBR

    Well I'll do a 50% change tomorrow as I did a change this morning and treated. Will pop purigen or carbon in.
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    Bumps on GBR

    I have prazipro, but ParaCleanse seems better suited but I can't get til Monday unless a store 1hr away and is only open on weekends has it. 😖
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    Bumps on GBR

    With metroplex does it get worse before it gets better ?
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    Bumps on GBR

    Started the Metro a when I got it. This was 2 days ago. I noticed 1 white bump on 2nd GBR and immediately divided the tank to treat him too. Now that they're both in the hospital tank, should I worry about my phantom tetras ?? Besides a big w/c should I treat that tank just in case for a week?
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    Bumps on GBR

    Metroplex delivered tomorrow or Friday just in case
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    Bumps on GBR

    To me it looks better. The white is gone but I can't tell if itsjust faded/scar or a hole. Will take another photo tomorrow.
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    Bumps on GBR

    I put up a 10g last night as my quarantine tank has new ember tetras in for at least another week. I did stick a divider in it just in case I notice anything on the other boy. Pulled an extra seeded sponge filter over too. I pulled the other GBR into a specimen container for a few minutes to check up close and he seems OK. (Although he's not happy I scooped him out to get a good look at him) In the 10g gradually added salt & put in 2 tablespoons diluted to start. They were raised bumps which is what confused me when people have said HITH. Temp is at 80 and may raise it tomorrow. I can order Prazipro or metaplex but I can't tell what exactly it is yet
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    Bumps on GBR

    They've been fighting and I have been trying to sell one or both. They've killed 2 phantom tetras when they're in that testosterone territorial battle despite having plenty of hides space etc. I was thinking it was from one of these battles.
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    Bumps on GBR

    This is the only other one I could get. The bumps are raised not pitted and it kind of looks like more popping out like pimples by the other eye
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    Bumps on GBR

    I have 2 males have been fighting despite plenty of hides. Noticed these bumps today over this guys eye. Can't identify it. They are raised bumps. Ideas treatment etc appreciated 6.6 pH 0 Nitrates 20 Hardness 0 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 20 KH/Buffer 80F
  20. Yeah I use gang valves. I need pump recommendations
  21. Yeah I have gang valves but what are better air pumps ? I would be using gang valves for the 2 larger tanks plus 3 to 4 smaller. Figure 10 to 12 lines total
  22. Thanks. I was looking for brands more-or-less and size. I use gang values now to run sponges with the previous mentioned stuff. I'd approximately be running about 10 things on it
  23. Hi all 😁 I'm curious about possibly using 1 or 2 air pumps for several tanks since I'm rearranging my tanks and adding another 40g. I have a corner with a 29, 15, the new 40 and a couple 10s. I run aquaclear hobs with 1 or 2 sponge filters and/or airstones and hang-on back breeders. Looking for ideas/recommendations instead of having 1 per 1 or 2 tanks as I do now.
  24. This is why I'm beginning to think whatever is going on is adhered to the substrate. ATM there are no fish in tank 1. Maybe hydrogen peroxide? At this point forcing a mini cycle mat be faster. Remove the cycled media first before adding the peroxide. Idk If I can get tank 1 settled I can move the fish into it from tank 2.
  25. Oh I did that. I actually got some from a friend because I had used my backup media for my 40 and 15. Tank 1 has throughly dank cycled media in it. The reading are still the same as the entire month before.
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