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  • Avery Replied to the thread Can Amazon Milk Frogs be placed in a long aquarium?.

    I think it really depends on how many you want to keep, I know that for 1-2 frogs a 29-gallon long is really the best size (although ideally, bigger is always better - so something like a 40-gallon breeder could even provide more space for them to roam…
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  • Gilbert Reacted with Like to Bloggerbler’s post in the thread What works best for creating a "water carpet"?.

    You can also try Cuba (Hemianthus callitrichoides) it's one of the smallest aquarium plants in the world. It grows over the bottom of the tank with tiny round leaves, and like most carpeting plants it spreads rapidly when separated and planted in clumps

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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Which types of fish go best with shrimp?.

    Smaller fish that can’t be food for the shrimp, but also fish that aren’t aggressive such as cichlids or those that would view shrimp and smaller creatures as food in the tank.


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  • Gilbert Reacted with Like to Fogerty12’s post in the thread Why does everything cost more with saltwater.

    Li0nFish raises a good point about the special diets; there are a lot of saltwater critters that are a bit more "speciality" than what you are used to for freshwater.
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Why is my fish turning darker.

    It's kinda cool to see a fish change colors either due to environmental reasons or due to maturing. I think my favorite is probably a fish changing due to mating reasons as the shift can be drastic.


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  • Avery Replied to the thread How often do you clean your skimmer?.

    I normally clean mine out about once a week since the ones within my turtle tank tend to get dirty and basically clogged semi-frequently. Otherwise, I'd say maybe once a month or whenever I see it's noticeable dirty and restricted the flow of water…
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  • Avery Replied to the thread Aquariu.ms News: Edition 12.

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    Yes - all Tapatalk, WSC-Connect, and normal users will still gain and get Coins as any normal user would who visits through a web browser. As far as using the Shop once we add it to spend the Coins you earn, I don't believe Tapatalk…
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  • jonlandrum Reacted with Like to Li0nFish’s post in the thread Better prices for fish - Petco or Petsmart?.

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    I didn't know they worked with local breeders. I have both places near me and since my main aquarium shop closed down last year, they seem to be my only option in the area. Knowing this, I will get more from Petco from now on.
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  • Avery Replied to the thread Top Fin 10 Gallon African Dwarf Frog Tank.

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    It really depends on how many males and females you have. I regularly see the males clamping against the females (and sometimes they do this to males), but their real issue is that their eggs will float and look like food. Once they…
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Aquariu.ms News: Edition 12.

    Do you know if those of us using Tapatalk will still gain Coins or the levels that you discuss? The only reason being is that I’m unable to see it through the app specifically.


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  • Gilbert Reacted with Like to Avery’s post in the thread Aquariu.ms News: Edition 12.

    As always, if you have any photos that you have personally taken of any species (healthy, or ill) please send them our way to use for our species profile pages (we'll give you credit, as always for helping us share to others who might not know what they…
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Any ideas on ways to dim a light?.

    There are light tints you can use (similar to what they use for a flashlight), just make sure that whatever light fixture you have the film can stand up to it. I’d even say a plastic wrap for cooking but if you have any heat outside of LEDs, then it…
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread What cheap sand substrate do you use?.

    Pool filter can vary from color to color ironically, I’ve had some bags almost pure white and others white with other specks of sand that are grey/brown/black.


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  • `Asphyx1a Replied to the thread What cheap sand substrate do you use?.

    Pool filter sand seems like a steal, $7 for a 50lb bag. Any ideas on what brand of pool filter is better or are they all basically the same?
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  • `Asphyx1a Replied to the thread Lights that replicate lightning, storms, clouds.

    I’ve seen these at some local stores and they really seem cool but pricey. Curious on if they make the fish have a more natural behavior compared to just the regular lighting being the same every day?
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  • `Asphyx1a Reacted with Like to Bloggerbler’s post in the thread UV sterilizer - worth it?.

    Am not a big fan of UV sterilizers, I prefer to use a good mechanical filter. And I periodically change the water. I believe the UV lights would destroy useful microorganisms along with the disease-causing bacteria. My mechanical filter has kept my…
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  • `Asphyx1a Reacted with Like to Chirianti’s post in the thread UV sterilizer - worth it?.

    UV can prevent and control bacterial growth and spread of algae but it cannot eliminate it completely. At the same time, UV can kill phytoplankton which are part of the food chain in the aquarium which definitely will affect the fishes in the long run.
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  • `Asphyx1a Reacted with Like to AmyLil’s post in the thread UV sterilizer - worth it?.

    UV can effectively eliminate cloudy water due to bacterial blooms and reduce the spread of nuisance algae in the tank.
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  • `Asphyx1a Replied to the thread Snail eggs or fish eggs?.

    Thank you all! I’ll try to pick one off and get a closer photo. In the tank are a bunch of snails and other fish so it could be either from my understanding.
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  • `Asphyx1a Reacted with Like to Li0nFish’s post in the thread Snail eggs or fish eggs?.

    I am not sure what this is. It is not snails or snail eggs. Fish eggs and snail eggs would both be in clusters. What kind of species do you have in the tank?
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