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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-13-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Mebbid
Yeah, thats a common issue. I am thinking it has...

Yeah, thats a common issue. I am thinking it has to do with collection methods.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-12-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By Mebbid
The otto cats should be in a group as well. And...

The otto cats should be in a group as well. And your tank is gonna look empty with all the bottom dwellers.

If it were me, I would rehome the otto cat and get a group of 6 harlequin rasbora as...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-01-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Mebbid
Youre welcome! Happy to help

Youre welcome! Happy to help
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By Mebbid
Likely, it was a bacterial bloom instead of a...

Likely, it was a bacterial bloom instead of a fungal bloom.

The changing out of your filter media likely precipitated an ammonia increase in the tank causing some quick growing bacteria to grow...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Mebbid
What did you use as an ammonia source?

What did you use as an ammonia source?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Mebbid
The only issue with sand and filters comes when...

The only issue with sand and filters comes when you have extremely high flow rates which you should only have on specialized tanks such as a reef or river tank. Other than that theres no issues. Just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Mebbid
You will likely have more luck with a single...

You will likely have more luck with a single female rather than a pair. But I dont see why you cant try. Bettas can work well in community tanks.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Mebbid
Sand is definitely cleaner than gravel. With sand...

Sand is definitely cleaner than gravel. With sand the detritus will collect on top where it can be sucked up by filter or easily vacuumed out of the tank. With gravel you have to dig through it to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-01-2020, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Mebbid
Don't worry about the bacteria bloom. It's just a...

Don't worry about the bacteria bloom. It's just a think you're gonna drive yourself crazy trying to fix without fixing the original problem. To keep the water safe, feed very sparingly and do a 50%...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-30-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Mebbid
How did you cycle the tank? The PH is fine,...

How did you cycle the tank?

The PH is fine, as long as it doesn't fluctuate wildly then you won't have any issues.

The only issue with your stocking plan is that the betta will possibly eat...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-30-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
Posted By Mebbid
Have you thought about trying sand? There's...

Have you thought about trying sand? There's plenty of good options to add to your tank which looks great and is simple to clean.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Mebbid
Thats an assumption. Youre deliberately...

Thats an assumption. Youre deliberately underfeeding your fish to prevent excessive ammonia build up. Also, ammonia doesnt wait 2 weeks to appear in the tank. Ammonia concentrations start to rise...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-23-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Mebbid
My question is "Why?" What actual benefit to...

My question is "Why?"

What actual benefit to the tank would this pose from making it a relatively unstable tank?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-04-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Mebbid
Reasonably accurate, yes. But not accurate enough...

Reasonably accurate, yes. But not accurate enough to draw conclusions like these from.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Mebbid
Those arent nearly accurate enough if you're...

Those arent nearly accurate enough if you're basing statements like this off of them. You need to invest in something like the red sea nitrate test kit.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-04-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By Mebbid
What nitrate test kit are you using?

What nitrate test kit are you using?
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 11-01-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By Mebbid
It has, unfortunately I am still waiting on the...

It has, unfortunately I am still waiting on the custom overflow. I made some measurements incorrectly which screwed things up a bit and slowed everything down. They are awesome with customer service...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-30-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Mebbid
Second thought, the sand and dirt will eventually...

Second thought, the sand and dirt will eventually settle out exposing the rock.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-30-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Mebbid
Not a bad idea, it will have some buffering...

Not a bad idea, it will have some buffering action in the water. My big concern is creating dead zones for pockets of gas. Typically not an issue in a tank, but there will be a lot of buildup with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-18-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Mebbid
Water softener nightmare

So due to a move to a smaller locale my fresh water tank made the move over to my moms house. Little did I know there was a water softener hooked up.

The rhino pleco died today so I went over to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-18-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Mebbid
Try taking a couple ph readings throughout the...

Try taking a couple ph readings throughout the day. It might be having large swings which would stress the fish out
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-17-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Mebbid
I would personally take this fish out and put it...

I would personally take this fish out and put it into quarantine ro treat with medicated fish food feeding frequently to build up weight. Then do the medicated food in the big tank as well.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-17-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Mebbid
It's pretty common to have ammonia levels that...

It's pretty common to have ammonia levels that high in tap water nowadays. Water companies are using chloramine instead of chlorine because the chloramines dont break down as quickly as chlorine but...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-17-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By Mebbid
How big of a tank is this? What water tests are...

How big of a tank is this? What water tests are you using? How exactly are you performing the nitrate test?

I find a nitrate level of 0 - 5 with goldfish to be suspicious.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 10-13-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Mebbid
Alrighty, lastly it looks to me like you have a...

Alrighty, lastly it looks to me like you have a lid on your tank. How tightly fitting is it? Is there much surface agitation in the tank?
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