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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By tsdobbi
I am curious of the same thing. I am going to be...

I am curious of the same thing. I am going to be setting up a new canister filter soon, but I am going to use the media from my old filter.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By tsdobbi
I belong to a number of facebook groups and...

I belong to a number of facebook groups and forums for aquariums/reptiles (I have a turtle not fish). This sort of behavior is unfortunately extremely common. People get downright hostile to the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By tsdobbi
People on this forum don't owe you anything nor...

People on this forum don't owe you anything nor do they have all the answers to every possible scenario. Especially when you said and I quote "he looks fully recovered". Then your next update just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By tsdobbi
I've bought multiple brands of test strips until...

I've bought multiple brands of test strips until I finally bit the bullet and just got the API master test kit. I did that because I pretty much proved they werent giving consistent accurate...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By tsdobbi
Awesome, thanks.

Awesome, thanks.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By tsdobbi
So my water turned brown again. lol. However, I...

So my water turned brown again. lol. However, I think I narrowed down the culprit to in fact being tannins from my driftwood (even though it seemed weird it took so long for them to start leeching...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By tsdobbi
While my well water sucks for hardness and pH;...

While my well water sucks for hardness and pH; while most people with well water deal with a low pH, I live in an area extremely rich in limestone so my well water is in the my pH is high as all hell...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By tsdobbi
Fluval FX6 exhaust power

So, I currently have a Marineland C360 in a 75G. Pet Smart had a $90 dollars off sale on the FX6. So I picked it up.

I have a turtle, so the extra filtration is certainly helpful. I'm just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-19-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By tsdobbi
While yes, with the cycle, your tank will appear...

While yes, with the cycle, your tank will appear "millky" for awhile. Another couple things to think about:

1. Did you wash your sand? Basically when you get sand, there is a lot of fine dust in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-14-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By tsdobbi
So I completely emptied the tank, cleaned the...

So I completely emptied the tank, cleaned the tubing in my filter (I didn't clean the filter again). I wiped down the inside of the tank with distilled white vinegar/water solution. Soaked the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-09-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By tsdobbi
I took the water parameters before I did the...

I took the water parameters before I did the water change. Because I wanted to see if it would explain the brown water, Alas everything looked as expected the Nitrates weren't even particularly high...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-04-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By tsdobbi
Exclamation Water has yellow brown tint/brown algae present

So I have been running this aquarium for about 2 months now. Marineland C360 about half full 75 gallon tank. Occupant is a juvenile Razorback Musk turtle.

This is a recent development but the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-20-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 126
Posted By tsdobbi
Black bands in sand substrate

To start off, I ended up getting rid of the sand substrate for now and have a bare bottom with big river rocks scattered about. (it does make everything easier to clean).

I don't know if there is...
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