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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Lighting System.

    I’d say that going for what you want will help out a bunch. There are plant specific lights for growing plants, and then there are those enhancing lights that you can adjust with an app to make your fish colorations stand out even more.


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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Guppies Vs. Goldfish.

    I’d for sure prefer guppies, although for whatever reason I’ve always had poor luck in keeping them for longer than a few months. Not sure if it’s just my water being too off of their requirements, or if I’m just getting some extremely poor…
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread What is your favorite schooling fish?.

    My favorite school and shoaling fish would have to be neon tetras. When they are in big numbers of >20-30, they just look amazing in the tank especially if you can make them all rush and group up together.


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  • A lot of this might depend on the tank or species type, but I’d change to recommend have the lights on for only 8 hours a day maximum and to feed once a day and skip once a week.


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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Name some best freshwater substrate?.

    I think many spend a bunch of time of substrate since it’s something that you will always see, it really can affect the species you can have, and it can set the kind of theme or style one would decorate with.


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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread How often should I sand vacuuming?.

    I don’t think it matters for Ich mostly, but ideally you would want to mix your sand around from the bottom of the tank upwards at least twice a month to avoid gas pockets from forming (and the sand turning from whatever color to black which is a…
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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread How long can a fish survive without food?.

    If the fish are fed correctly and have a rich diet, I’d think they could make it about a week. I’d agree with buying an aromatic feeder and setting it to run every other day vs. every day to increase the length it will work.


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  • Gilbert Replied to the thread Mixing different types of shrimp species?.

    Normally it’s something many shrimp keepers avoid since the crosses between species (colorations) aren’t that great, and end up with poor looking colors vs. mixing colors as one would think.


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  • Gilbert Reacted with Like to cy.paul’s post in the thread Mixing different types of shrimp species?.

    Well, looks like it’s bad. Now I have some ugly colored shrimp like red and blue mixed or odd colors not in the tank at all like a brown color
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  • Avery Replied to the thread Skimmers in all tank sizes?.

    It really depends on how much protein buildup that you have, along with how much waste and debris is collecting on the surface of the water. Ideally, you can try to find some types of specialty filters that have a skimmer build into them for marine tanks…
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  • Avery Posted the thread Aquarium Hoods, Lids, or No Lid?.

    Since there are so many options for having a top on your aquarium, having no top, or making a mixture of them per each tank and what it holds within - what is your go-to for your tanks in your household, and do you have just 1 type of top or do you have…
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  • Avery Replied to the thread Is water necessary for all thee amphibians?.

    I think a key thing to say, would be that all amphibians at some point if their lifespan/lifecycle require(d) water. But this is very true!
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  • Avery Replied to the thread Freshwater amphibians eat what?.

    It really depends on their species as well, not all of them or even just fish should specifically eat just pellets (highly recommended to feed a balanced diet of 3-4 different types of food brands and food types in order to allow for them to get all the…
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  • darrie53 Replied to the thread What size do you normally buy your corals at?.

    Depends on the species, some small cause they grow fast others big cause they grow slow
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  • cy.paul Replied to the thread Mixing different types of shrimp species?.

    Well, looks like it’s bad. Now I have some ugly colored shrimp like red and blue mixed or odd colors not in the tank at all like a brown color
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  • cy.paul Replied to the thread What is a survey of aquatic invertebrates?.

    I think that is a good survey to test the land and place they live to make sure we don’t take or kill a species in their natural environment
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  • cy.paul Replied to the thread . what-invertebrates-can-be-found-in-freshwater?.

    Most of those are freshwater but some are saltwater like starfish right?
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  • cy.paul Replied to the thread A random question you always wanted to ask?.

    I think some eat lettuce or other veggies!

    Mine would be how can you control colors of fish with food?
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  • cy.paul Marked Avery’s post in the thread Petco plant bulbs as the best answer.

    Many people have had luck in just dropping them into the tank and watching to make sure that they do not rot. Others have had luck treating them as a seed and putting them into the fridge, before putting them into the tank and trying to bury them in the…
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  • cy.paul Replied to the thread Petco plant bulbs.

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    Thank you I am going to give it a shot!
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