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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 09-17-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By hb1547
Why do my cories keep dying?

I got three albino corydoras from Petsmart a week or so ago, and two have since died, both times while I was gone for a day. I come back to find a pale and dead fish and quickly scoop it out.

I've...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By hb1547
Cool. I bought the acrylic/silicone and sealed it...

Cool. I bought the acrylic/silicone and sealed it up. I filled the container with water and let it sit for a few hours and didn't notice any leaks. Thanks for all the help guys!
Forum: DIY Projects 01-07-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By hb1547
Would plumbers putty work? I found some lying...

Would plumbers putty work? I found some lying around. If not I'll go by some silicone & acrylic.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By hb1547
I don't think I have any spare pieces of glass...

I don't think I have any spare pieces of glass that are small, but I'll take a look to see.

I realized the hole is smaller than a dime. It's about 7/16" across. Hunting around, I'm not sure if...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-06-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By hb1547
Sealing a hole about the size of a dime?

I bought a cool container for a betta fish today at a thrift store for cheap. However, the problem is there's a small hole in the glass near the bottom of the container (there used to be a small...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-16-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
So I got my filters set up in a small bucket at...

So I got my filters set up in a small bucket at home, and it's still chugging away converting ammonia->nitrite->nitrate. I just need to wait about 3 more weeks before I can move it back. Before...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-29-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
This link... Nitrification is a biological...

This link...
Nitrification is a biological process during which nitrifying bacteria convert toxic ammonia to less harmful nitrate. (https://www.fishdoc.co.uk/filtration/nitrification.htm)...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
The heater shouldn't be too much of a hassle to...

The heater shouldn't be too much of a hassle to bring, the main thing will probably be just making sure my filters are packed and won't leak.

I think the tank is very nearly cycled (and may be...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-23-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
How much stuff should I take back when it does...

How much stuff should I take back when it does come time to do that? Is taking my main filter and the active one that I bought going to be enough, or should I also transport my gravel/decorations? I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
That active filter seems to have helped a ton! It...

That active filter seems to have helped a ton! It drops ~3ppm of ammonia per day now, which is about 8 or 9 times faster than before. I'm already seeing nitrates appear too!

My new challenge that...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-16-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
So I cut some of the filter up and put it in with...

So I cut some of the filter up and put it in with my main filter here and there. I still have quite a bit of the active filter left (I bought the 4" one, and my main filter is only for a 20g tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-16-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
So I got the sponge filter today! I'm excited to...

So I got the sponge filter today! I'm excited to see how it works.

I'm just not sure what's the best way to use it. Do I put it in separately from my main filter? Do I put replace the sponge in my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-13-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
Seems to be about the same, I dosed it back up to...

Seems to be about the same, I dosed it back up to four ppm. I also ordered a filter, thanks for the link! Hopefully this helps out.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-13-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
The pH right from the tap is about 7.6, but after...

The pH right from the tap is about 7.6, but after letting it sit for ~20 hours it was about 8.2.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
Also just checked the pH, it's around 8.4ish. Is...

Also just checked the pH, it's around 8.4ish. Is that too high?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-12-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
Looking around on the angelsplus site, I don't...

Looking around on the angelsplus site, I don't seem to be able to find the seeded filter, any chance at getting a link?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
I started out checking ammonia daily, with an...

I started out checking ammonia daily, with an occasional check of nitri/ates, though I slowed down in my frequency of ammonia testing once I realized the pace it was going at (I don't want to run out...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
And thank you for the welcome :)

And thank you for the welcome :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
I haven't checked pH in about a week, so I'll...

I haven't checked pH in about a week, so I'll check it here and post it if it's different, but the other times I've checked it's been ~8.0.

I'm using the Ace janitorial ammonia that's mentioned in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By hb1547
10g tank taking ages to fishless cycle

I've been working on fishless cycling my 10g tank for a while now. I started the cycling process in late September, and right now it's at the point where ammonia is dropping, but the nitrites have...
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