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  1. Hi! But also Help!!!!

    The temperature is likely fine a couple of degrees one way or the other. The thermostat on the heater is not very accurate. The thermometer is not accurate. However on the whole it works just fine. I use a digital household thermometer that can be used for cooking and I’m quite happy with that. The rocks are fine. Bart is an expert in the use of plants for filtration. However as a newbie I recommend constant monitoring and do your water changes anyway until you are comfortable. Stocking densities are especially important with this methodology. I also have a bunch of plants that you can try, however I am near West Edmonton mall. John
  2. Hi! But also Help!!!!

  3. Hi! But also Help!!!!

    Prime will show ammonia for about 3 days because of the chemical conversion to the less harmful form of ammonia according to their website. I think your tank is cycled. The fish that are dying now, is the issue. No fish store is free of parasites but unfortunately petsmart does not have a good reputation. Use your microscope to look at the poop to start with. Necropsy will also show gut nasties etc.Take a gill scraping and have a look. Worms are common. Etc. you have the skill and knowledge to treat without guessing. brown or any algae is a result of imbalance between nutrients and light....reduce one or both. a lot of fish die from over feeding and improper maintenance. Most expert believe in 50 % per week all in one go. add only 2 to 3 fish every 2 weeks to let the bio buildup the levels of bacteria needed for the added load. try to buy from local breeders, the chances of parasites is greatly reduced. the tetras you like are not usually available by local breeders......also very aggressive in small numbers. see if any of this rings a bell and go from there. John Btw Edmonton can use a good vet for fish.
  4. I have lots....west end Edmonton john
  5. goldwing84

    Our Locations OXY-PRO Head Office - South Edmonton 8604-53 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta(Google Map)Phone: (780) 465-2108
  6. Diy Sponge Filters

    angelfins.ca swisstropical. Com in the USA
  7. Disaster

    Did you forget the dechlorinator perhaps. Also some fishes from lake tang do not like large water changes.
  8. Severums

    Thanks Jason
  9. Severums

    How well do severums do in Edmonton water? Would they reproduce? Thanks John
  10. Ok no longer safe for the living room in my opinion....may be sealed again but beware....
  11. I believe there is a sticky on resealing on the forum....fairly easy, remove old with utility knife, don't cut under the glass, clean well......green tape the seams and re-caulk. Not a good idea to put more silicone.
  12. I keep some species of rainbowfish outside; they will survive even 12c for short periods. I had boesmani outside breeding in temps from 16 to 35 c even had that range in one day occur several times. This year I have C. alleni in a 40 gallon watering trough . With a heather set at 20c, it has been one week and so far so good. I use a hob filter. Some Val, and some hornworts. Also a potted Chinese evergreen, a plant that likes its roots in water. j
  13. Hello from Hinton

    I had an above ground ~150 gal. Tub that went from 16c to 34c in one day, more than once. I added a heater when it dropped to 14 one night, an set it to 18 c. I did cover 1/2 of the tub for shade with a sheet of foam insulation and covered 90 % at night. The boesmani rainbow fish and s.american river cichlids survived. The rainbows spawned every day and I harvested a hundred fry. J
  14. Aquaclear500 Impeller and motor

    I have a used working motor and impeller I can sell for $ 10
  15. DIY LED powerful enough for high-tech tank

    I will wait till noon today :-) John
  16. Tap water and ammonia

    Prime will show ammonia for up to 3 days. This test cannot differentiate between "safe" and not safe. see seachem website.
  17. DIY LED powerful enough for high-tech tank

    That's great I am usually there.....you must be Bart?
  18. DIY LED powerful enough for high-tech tank

    Very interesting.... wondering how the "label tape" is holding up? With prolonged exposure to the lights and the heat they give off there may be a breakdown over time. Also, how did you pick the power supply specs? This is beyond my understanding. Thanks John
  19. Hello I'm New

    Welcome! There are people in fish club that have endlers. Perhaps come to a meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. www.edmontonfish.com/
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  21. Hello it's me~

  22. Hello- spruce grove

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  24. Using Excel

    just stop no worries. ...Excell is know to kill vallisneria. As someone mentioned the photo period may need to be adjusted when you get too much algea growth