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Old 08-05-2011, 09:04 PM   #11
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Gotcha do you know of good places online/physical stores to buy a spot feeder? And what is the best way to get the frozen food into the spot feeder? I have heard of putting the frozen cube in the water until it is basically soup and then just loading the spot feeder. I've also read about people not letting the cube completely turn into soup and running it through some type of fish net strainer and then feeding
I let my food thaw in a small container I remove all the extra water because of the phosphates then use a turkey baster to spot feed.
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I hope that helps.. I don't remove all water just to the point I can't pour anymore out with out losing food.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:59 PM   #13
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would using tank water instead of tap water? or are you already doing that?
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #14
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would using tank water instead of tap water? or are you already doing that?
I use tank water.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #15
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But I use tap water for my setup... I know alot of poeple are agisnt it
. But it really depends on ur municipal water supply...
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:23 PM   #16
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yeah I have heard that too. I live in Portland, OR and we have some of the best tap water in the country. I live right by a lfs that has RO/DI for 65cents/gallon though, so I use that just to be safe. I am new to the hobby and I'm still kinda paranoid about my fish dying while I'm at work for something
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:25 PM   #17
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yeah I have heard that too. I live in Portland, OR and we have some of the best tap water in the country. I live right by a lfs that has RO/DI for 65cents/gallon though, so I use that just to be safe. I am new to the hobby and I'm still kinda paranoid about my fish dying while I'm at work for something
If that's what u di then continue I will never knock anyone for using 4
Ro/Di water .. I eventally will buy a unit...
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You have any advice for getting my water to be perfectly clear? It is pretty clear, but there are still some particles that are circulating around the tank. Idk if it is unsettled sand or something else
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You have any advice for getting my water to be perfectly clear? It is pretty clear, but there are still some particles that are circulating around the tank. Idk if it is unsettled sand or something else
Just give it time..
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Is your filter rated just for ypur tank size? I biy atlwast 2 sizes above my actual tank size
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