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    03-17-2018, 09:56 AM
    Sorry, I'm not going to make it today--spring is the crazy season in my business.
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    03-16-2018, 03:42 PM
    Pam, I've never had problems with bristlenoses eating anubias or any other plant. But I do feed my bristles well with sinking algae pellets and blanched zucchini.
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    03-15-2018, 02:14 PM
    Tank is gone.
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    03-07-2018, 07:54 AM
    I have both assassin snails and breeding bristlenose plecos in several tanks with no problems. Even in the unlikely event that an assassin developed a taste for fish eggs, male bristlenoses guard their eggs very well.
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    03-01-2018, 07:55 AM
    I am looking for a set of hoses for an Eheim 2217. The output hose is 18mm and the intake is 22mm. Do you know if any of the Fluval hoses would fit? Thanks!
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    02-28-2018, 08:37 AM
    Scott's Premium will work, and is normally available at Home Depot. I strongly recommend that you prepare the soil by doing several soak and drain cycles at least. The bag of Scott's I tried had a lot of big chunks of floating wood. These were removed during soak and drain, but I lost about 40% of the soil volume. So start with more than you need. There is a very extensive discussion of soils for the Walstad method at...
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    02-28-2018, 08:21 AM
    Michael replied to a thread Free Plants in Freebies
    Beautiful tank!
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    02-23-2018, 09:35 AM
    I've seen these fish, they are really nice!
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    02-22-2018, 12:48 PM
    Michael replied to a thread Summer Tubs in Breeding
    Thanks! I don't cover the entire bottom of the tub with soil and gravel cap as you would in a Walstad aquarium. I like to be able to move the plants around as they grow, and tear the whole tub down easily if there is a problem. So I use trays and shallow pots with soil and cap, aiming for the same depth of substrate as you would have in a large aquarium. Size of the tray or pot varies with what species of plant that will be grown in them. ...
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    02-21-2018, 11:32 AM
    Michael replied to a thread Summer Tubs in Breeding
    Most of my tubs are not "powered" at all. The large ponds have recirculating pumps plugged into GFI receptacles, but the small ones don't. There are solar powered pumps and fountains. The big problem with these is that they don't work at night (at least the ones I've seen), and that is when the oxygen levels drop because photosynthesis and oxygen production from plants stops. Battery powered aerators are a possible solution, if the batteries...
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