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  1. Love what you did with the tank, really nice.
  2. I think this is the best forum on the internet. When I decided to get back into the hobby at the beginning of 2021 live plants never crossed my mind. After discovering Cory and Aquarium Co-Op on the internet I’ve learned so much especially about the benefits of live plants. I purchased my first plants from the Co-Op and now I would never have a tank without them.
  3. If I followed my LFS on acclimating my fish it would take hours…LOL!!! Plop and drop for me too!!!
  4. I want to add 1-2 female Bolivian Rams to my 20 gallon Aquarium with 1 male Bolivian Ram. Has anyone had any bad experiences adding females to an Aquarium with a Bolivian male?? I have 4 Platies and 4 Albino Corydoras. The tank is moderately planted.
  5. I took mine apart and broke it into sections and now it’s growing nicely. My Platy fry love it and go in and out of the Java Moss and will actually rest in it during the night when the lights go out.
  6. I sell a lot of items on eBay and make a lot of trips to the local post office and they have become what the DMV was. There will be a long line outside the door and only one person at the counter while 2-3 other people are visibly hanging out in the back talking and having a good time. This particular branch is one that is always busy and to just have 1 person at the counter while people wait 30 to 45 minutes to just drop off packages is a big middle finger to the public that supports this business. If other carriers or any other companies did this they would be out of business. I do chalk this up to management and not so much to the people on the floor.
  7. I just recently treated a 20 gallon high with Ich X and it did not stain any of the silicone. I’ve also read that if it does that it eventually will go away.
  8. I used wire shelving liners under my Aquarium instead of a towel. I cut it to fit my stand and it does a great job protecting the wood. I purchased it on Amazon. They come in different sizes and colors and they’re easy to cut. Gorilla Grip Heavy Duty Premium Wire Shelf Liners
  9. Congrats, it’s a great feeling to finally see yellow for ammonia and blue for nitrites!!!
  10. I used the fresh garlic water concoction and soaked Vibra Bites and Repashy Community (I had some already made) with it for 5 minutes, my fish loved it. @Johnny B. Goode I think grinding garlic with a grater is a great idea and I think I’m going to try it the next time. It was funny to watch the Albino Cory’s suck it right up!!!
  11. @Armyvet My fish go crazy for Repashy, I watched Cory talk about it in one of his videos and gave it a try. My fish came down with Ich and I’m treating them with Ich-X right now and at my LFS (and since I’m a huge fan of garlic myself) I asked about any foods to help my fish with their immune systems and one of the customers gave me this info.
  12. Really enjoyed the thread!!! Beautiful tank setup.
  13. I just wanted to add that the homemade concoction I suggested is good for up to 2 weeks refrigerated. You can also soak up any fish food in it. I just microwaved a couple of cloves and am soaking it in water now. I think I will be trying not only with the Repashy but soaking the Vipra Bites. I read that garlic will make any finicky fish eat…
  14. Hello Community, someone suggested to me that I could add fresh garlic to my Repashy Community Plus food. Peel the garlic cloves, microwave it for 10 seconds, cut the cloves lengthwise and then place the strips in dechlorinated water, then let it sit for at least 12 hours or longer for a stronger solution. This would be a homemade solution in place of using Seachem Garlic Guard. I've read in the Co-Op forums about the benefits of garlic for Aquarium fish but I wanted to make sure this was safe for the fish.
  15. Thank you Colu and Quikv6 for the replies. Would it be safe to still use Easy Green Fertilizer while dosing Ich-X or should I just wait until the treatment is completed??
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