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    10-22-2017, 11:14 AM
    I don't want to blow out so much CO2 that the plants fail to thrive, but do you think an air pump on a timer would help?
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    10-21-2017, 09:31 PM
    I figured out what killed my rainbowfish last night - australian. After eliminating all disease options I finally checked my pH. At the end of the day lights still on it was 7.0. I've added a lot of plants lately, They are really thriving in this tank. So plants take in CO2 and give off oxyten in light, but they give off CO2 in the darkness. No wonder the plants look great I put a little baking soda in (1/4 teaspoon in 55 gallons) they...
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    10-21-2017, 09:27 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread O2 Refills in Equipment
    AirGas should have it Welding grade
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    10-21-2017, 04:17 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Fort Worth in General freshwater
    I will try to check and see if they work
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    10-21-2017, 12:04 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Fort Worth in General freshwater
    I have a number of HOT Magnum canisters ,I can see if they work, well I don't know if I have time to test, but a couple of those plus snails might make it worth your stop, even if you have to just pick up from porch because I am at work.
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    10-21-2017, 11:02 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread free snails in Freebies
    I don't know if I will be around, I can try but my work schedule next week is fairly demanding. If I am home last fine. Last time I put some on the porch they died before anyone came to get.
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    10-21-2017, 10:36 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread What spawned for you today? in Breeding
    My yellow angel got quite upset about my flash, I started squishing snails at waters edge after feeding and he or she came nipping at my fingers. Look at all the hatched eggs on that leaf. he/she was getting huge bites of food and spitting at the eggs so I'm guessing they have hatched
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    10-21-2017, 10:33 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread breeding bosemani rainbows in Breeding
    if you have success I want to know about it!
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    10-21-2017, 10:30 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread free snails in Freebies
    I now have more snails. And a mystery, I have lost 2 of the 6 rainbows that I got around the 3rd week of August and they all act afraid of the end of the tank the snails are on. No sign of disease, not ich, they seem to be afraid of the snails? At any rate, the snails I catch are leaving, free to good home or trash can. PM me this weekend I am treating the tank with melafix, I really don't see fin rot but I don't see anything else.
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    10-18-2017, 10:31 AM
    If I am getting custom glass for an aquarium, even for lids, I go to Binswanger. That's a Fort Worth / Arlington glass company. I wouldn't get it at home depot. You want shatter resistant glass, bring a sample of the broken side? or maybe someone on here has the correct name and a good vendor.
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    10-17-2017, 11:35 PM
    or change the substrate and stone to something that will allow softer water
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    10-17-2017, 11:33 PM
    I'm sorry. some days when your luck is running poor it's time to take a break and start again tomorrow. I'm sorry for your losses.
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    10-16-2017, 08:33 PM
    wow
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    10-16-2017, 08:11 PM
    I haven't had a physical location since Feb 2003 Carddude. I had an online store and still have the remnants of one, and whole sale contacts. But my kids didn't have an interest in the business, and I have gradually let it go. Haven't bought fish wholesale since a bad batch in 2010. just got tired
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    10-15-2017, 08:08 PM
    yeah but I'm cheap
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    10-15-2017, 08:07 PM
    I answer the questions I can and I have time for, and refer people elsewhere if I need to. I try to be polite to everyone. but I know that keeping my website up to date is an annual to bi-annual event, I'm just spread too thin, which is why I'm phasing out the online store and now do honeybee removals and rescue instead.... you can get a better price on amazon retail than I can get wholesale on most stuff
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    10-14-2017, 09:03 PM
    I can't speak for them but I can speak for myself. The online store of 15 or 17 years ago was a lot different than it is today. In 2000 I could stop, take a phone call, take your order by phone, run the card and ship the order. Then petsmart petco, Big Al, and eventually Doctor Foster & smith came along. When it is 1 phone call every 3 days I am on another job doing work to pay the bills and I can't stop and take that call, the website runs on...
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    10-14-2017, 04:04 PM
    It's 10 apiece plus shipping for the ballasts. Thank you though, $46 on an if, I tried the diy led's on the reef a couple of years ago and I was terribly disappointed, they didn't provide enough for my anemone or soft corals or even my mushrooms, I mounted them inside the light fixture cover so I wouldn't have to run 2 additional fixtures to provide enough light in the tank. still had to. Thank you though, I don't see how to close this thread.
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    10-13-2017, 01:54 PM
    I'll just buy some ballasts then, thank you
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    10-12-2017, 09:48 AM
    I may just get a couple of ballasts then, I'm on a real tight budget this year. Thank you.
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    10-12-2017, 08:45 AM
    I got a nice dual fixture with my 39 gallon high, 30 inches long, but the ballasts are both bad. Replacing them: about $30. I can do this, but it I can do LED that is adequate to light a 24 inch tall tank for plants, for the same price, I'd like to do that. Any suggestions?
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    10-12-2017, 08:41 AM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Massive die off in Invertebrates
    I'm glad it has stabilized.
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    10-12-2017, 08:39 AM
    fixture with bulbs, I think I still have the legs to it (I had it suspended.)
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    10-09-2017, 06:14 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Massive die off in Invertebrates
    had to be the muck in the MTS? I'm scared to try that. I kept reefs without sand and reefs with, and I always lost fish after organics built up below the surface with anaerobic bacteria
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    10-09-2017, 01:28 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Massive die off in Invertebrates
    I haven't lost any of my shrimp yet (first tank) instead they multiplied, but I used some weird compost and bagged topsoil and dirt from my garden pot mix and put it in a pot with aquarium filter floss and rooted the plants in it. I run a bare glass bottom and I can just siphon up the goo with a plain hose, and net the shrimp out of my bucket and put them back if they get in the way. Plants have filled the 10 gallon up pretty well. I use a...
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    10-08-2017, 08:46 PM
    Gypsi replied to a thread Fishbox Calendar in Forum Operations
    I think something would be good, I've had a couple of newcomers message me and ask about events (and I am NOT the up to date person here)
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    10-06-2017, 08:55 PM
    I have a 3 bulb t5, freshwater bulbs, $20
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