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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-25-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By eco23
Would still be adding water chocked full of...

Would still be adding water chocked full of nitrIte every time I did a pwc :(

Iím betting the nitrIte didnít specifically kill the Betta... but Iíd bet he tore a fin on the driftwood or something...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By eco23
Whelp... guess we canít have fish :-/

Soooo... Iíve officially given up on a fresh water aquarium in our new home :(

Started several months ago buying a rimless 20 long. The plan was a Betta in a heavily planted tank with driftwood...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-13-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By eco23
That's what I'm thinking after doing more...

That's what I'm thinking after doing more googling... no clue what they're eating. Single Betta in 22 gallons, fed sparingly with weekly water changes.

Wonder if they eat on the driftwood or some...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-13-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By eco23
Weird. That saltwater pic isn't mine. Not sure...

Weird. That saltwater pic isn't mine. Not sure how that showed up. Here's one of the worm swimming- 302627
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-13-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By eco23
What in the %#+*?!

3026231

Hey guys. 22 long, planted Beta tank. Eco Complete substrate with low light plants and driftwood. 0/0/5. Fish gets 3 pellets in the morning and 2 at night. Has been set up about 3 months. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-25-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By eco23
Nitrate question

160ppm - 25% = 120ppm

No harm in doing virtually a 100% water change. Virtually all of your beneficial bacteria is in the filter media, and draining the tank will have pretty much zero impact.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-21-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By eco23
Change the water much more frequently. Anything...

Change the water much more frequently. Anything above .25ppm is damaging to fish. And yes, it is good to double up on the Prime.

There's no such thing as too many water changes, feel free to do...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-20-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
Nice! And you're adding Prime directly to the...

Nice! And you're adding Prime directly to the tank? Just make sure you dose for the full tank volume, not just what you're adding.

Tellin ya, that thing is a life and back saver.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-20-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By eco23
It looks like you posted this question in two...

It looks like you posted this question in two different sections... I posted a response to your one in the general section :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-20-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By eco23
New driftwood will release tannic acid in your...

New driftwood will release tannic acid in your water which will make the water tea colored for quite some time.

It's not dangerous, but will drop pH by some degree and will continue to darken the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
Bye Felicia. Maybe try to not give advice that...

Bye Felicia. Maybe try to not give advice that kills fish on your way out the door.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
If by "pulling my hair out" you mean debunking...

If by "pulling my hair out" you mean debunking your reckless, incorrect and irresponsible advice of not doing big water changes because they impact cycling (you advised 20% every 4-5 days which =...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
A 10 gallon can be cycled just like any other...

A 10 gallon can be cycled just like any other aquarium, it's just the math of amount of nitrifying bacteria as it relates to the amount of waste being produced.

Problem with smaller tanks is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
And for the love of all that is holy! ...

And for the love of all that is holy!

https://www.amazon.com/25-Foot-Python-Aquarium-Maintenance/dp/B000255NXC
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
Cool. Just wanted to debunk the myth that...

Cool. Just wanted to debunk the myth that nitrifying bacteria establishes in your substrate and shouldn't be cleaned as well as that water changes are detrimental to cycling. If that was a widely...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
Accidental fish in cycle. [My journey]

To each their own, and everyone is entitled to their opinions and experiences, but I strongly disagree with easywolf.

For one, water changes will have no negative impact on cycling, and are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-18-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,104
Posted By eco23
Did you ever look into getting a Python water...

Did you ever look into getting a Python water changer? Literally a must have for any decent sized tank...trust me :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-18-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,113
Posted By eco23
My first tank and attempt at cycling without a testing kit, until 5 days ago. My res

The overwhelmingly majority of your beneficial bacteria lives in the filter media (most highly oxygenated environment), so rinsing decor or cleaning the tank itself will have minimal impact. The...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-17-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By eco23
FYI- you can also use a double dose of Prime for...

FYI- you can also use a double dose of Prime for "emergency situations" which 1-2ppm of ammonia definitely qualifies as.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-17-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By eco23
I respectfully disagree. 2ppm is extremely high...

I respectfully disagree. 2ppm is extremely high for fish (even though Danios / Glofish are hardy) and Prime only detoxifies up to a certain ppm...can't remember how much.

I'd be changing the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-17-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By eco23
Personally I'd get a pair of scissors, chop up as...

Personally I'd get a pair of scissors, chop up as much of the filter media in the Marineland as possible and stick it into one of the baskets available in your canister filter. That way you're...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-14-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By eco23
Wow. I actually find it hard to believe a Betta...

Wow. I actually find it hard to believe a Betta is producing so might waste that the nitrItes are that high. Thats unreal.

It's just a single Betta in a 28 liter tank?

Personally I wouldn't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-13-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By eco23
How high are the nitrItes? If it's keeping...

How high are the nitrItes? If it's keeping ammonia at 0, that's a really good thing....just need to make sure you keep the nitrItes at a safe level until that type of bacteria (nitrite to nitrate)...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-13-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,976
Posted By eco23
Won't hurt a thing. Water changes are actually...

Won't hurt a thing. Water changes are actually very helpful speeding along a cycle when you get to the point that nitrites and nitrates are through the roof.

Feel free to top off / do water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-10-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By eco23
I'll let someone else ID them, but if you have...

I'll let someone else ID them, but if you have live plants 99% they hitchhiked a ride into your tank on them.

A population explosion like that is a sure sign that the fish are being WAY over fed....
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