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    Is this a bowl or aquarium?

    Is this a bowl or aquarium?
  2. Question: Water problems?

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    That's great news. Good luck!

    That's great news. Good luck!
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    Are you doing water changes every week while your...

    Are you doing water changes every week while your aquarium cycles?

    You do not need to remove the plants from the aquarium when doing water changes.

    Also, until your aquarium has completed...
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    A Ph of 7.4 is good. Even though you have well...

    A Ph of 7.4 is good.
    Even though you have well water, using a water conditioner can neutralize heavy medals that may be present in the water.

    If the nitrate level is a zero, that's a good...
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    The coral rock is causing the Ph spike. They...

    The coral rock is causing the Ph spike.
    They contain minerals that harden and buff the water by dissolving in it.
    As the minerals dissolve in the water it raises the hardness and alkalinity of the...
  6. Question: Guppy babies

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    That's great news! Good Luck with them!

    That's great news! Good Luck with them!
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    You are going to have water readings all over the...

    You are going to have water readings all over the place as your aquarium cycles - no worries there.
    Use nothing but the product Cycle by Nutrafin.
    You can discontinue all the other stuff and...
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    Thanks you two!

    Thanks you two!
  9. Question: Water problems?

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    It's not bad to have more than one filter running...

    It's not bad to have more than one filter running at a time; however,
    If the two filters are creating very strong currents in the small tank, the fish could be wearing themselves out which could...
  10. Question: Guppy babies

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    Great advice above about the breeding trap. It...

    Great advice above about the breeding trap. It actually differs than a breeding net.
    Livebarer fish, like your guppy eat their babies as soon as their born if they get a chance to.
    A trap allows...
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    The best way to treat water for a Betta fish, and...

    The best way to treat water for a Betta fish, and any fish, is to use a water conditioner to remove chlorine and chloramine and to neutralize heavy metals that may be present in the water.
    You can...
  12. Question: Guppy babies

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    It's been my experience that it can take anywhere...

    It's been my experience that it can take anywhere between 20 and 45 days.
    Good luck.
  13. Question: Water problems?

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    Even though you have well water, it might benefit...

    Even though you have well water, it might benefit the fish to use a water conditioner (if you don't already).
    Try using the product Cycle by Nutrafin for the first month after adding new fish. This...
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    Well it's been a year and I'm still SMOKE FREE!...

    Well it's been a year and I'm still SMOKE FREE!
    I sometimes still have to fight the urge when I'm around smokers and
    When I get really p!ssed... but other than that I don't think about it...
    Hope...
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    All new aquariums will cloud up at first. It's a...

    All new aquariums will cloud up at first. It's a mixture of the toxin ammonia caused by fish waste and beneficial bacterial blooms. It's part of the cycling process.
    You can wait it out... this can...
  16. Sounds like your tank is suffering the...

    Sounds like your tank is suffering the repercussions of the water getting off balance.
    The water evaporation and raised salinity level more than likely caused a huge amount of stress on the fish....
  17. Question: Sound options

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    Sound options

    How do I get to where you change the sound options (chimes, dings, etc) on the computer? - it's an HP Pavilion, Windows XP :)

    Thanks for any info!
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    Algae growing in the tank is OK. It doesn't mean...

    Algae growing in the tank is OK. It doesn't mean anything is wrong.
    You might have the tank in a place where it gets too much sunlight
    Or perhaps you're leaving the lights on too long.

    To...
  19. Some local and/or small pet/fish shops will buy,...

    Some local and/or small pet/fish shops will buy, swap fish, or give store credit for fish.
    Make sure you ask what they do with the fish and tell them you have live bearers...
    Where I live, if you...
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    In this case, it could possibly be fin rot or...

    In this case, it could possibly be fin rot or another illness.
    Jungle brand fungus fizz tabs are a good choice of medication.
    It's always best to treat in an aquarium instead of a bowl.
    Good...
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    You can treat with medication. First, please...

    You can treat with medication.

    First, please never flush a fish down a toilet bowl when it's alive, especially because you think it's suffering.
    It's not going to die a fast painless death that...
  22. Question: 10 gal. Tank

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    HI! You can pour the Cycle by Nutrafin in the...

    HI!
    You can pour the Cycle by Nutrafin in the water in the tank or the water in the filter.
    Either way it's getting in the tank and you will start to notice a huge turn around in your tank.
    Good...
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    Hi! Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to...

    Hi! Sorry for the confusion. I was referring to the basic filter with bio sponges(different than the debris sponge you have) and bio wheels that shouldn't be cleaned.

    Sounds like you've read up...
  24. How is your fish doing? You can tell a platy...

    How is your fish doing?

    You can tell a platy is pregnant by the huge belly.

    Another thing to look out for if your not sure a fish is pregnant is a disease called Dropsy.
    It causes sever...
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    What size are your aquariums? Sounds like you...

    What size are your aquariums?

    Sounds like you definitely have ill fish that need to be treated.

    If the sucker fish is still alive and in the bowl, place him back into the largest tank you...
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    In a lot of cases water softener systems have...

    In a lot of cases water softener systems have little effect on fish health.
    If the pet store tested your water and recommended Cycle by Nutrafin, this tells me that the results to the water test...
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    Nothing bad will happen. Nutrafin Cycle has...

    Nothing bad will happen.

    Nutrafin Cycle has inactive bacteria which means it will not overdose an
    Aquarium like products on the market such as StressZime that contains active bacteria.

    Your...
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    The build up you are experiencing is more than...

    The build up you are experiencing is more than likely dust and mineral/hard water build up caused by evaporation.

    If you have the original coral, crushed coral, rocks, or sand, etc for a salt...
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    Yes, an air pump and air stone will put oxygen in...

    Yes, an air pump and air stone will put oxygen in the water for your fish.

    The cloudy water is due to an uncycled aquarium.
    It is a mix of high toxin levels along with beneficial bacteria...
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    I'm aware of that. Then I asked you how many...

    I'm aware of that. Then I asked you how many gallons your bowl was and you replied with :

    If you had an actual aquarium, my advice would have been different. But you have a bowl, so it remains the...
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    Is it a bowl or an aquarium tank?

    Is it a bowl or an aquarium tank?
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    This just goes to show the poor understanding of...

    This just goes to show the poor understanding of compatible fish and proper tankmates for the different species.
    It's also bad advice.

    Rex123, How many gallons is your bowl? Goldfish really...
  33. Device to download pictures and maybe music on for safe keeping

    There is a new device that I've seen on commercials that you can download your photos and maybe music too on it for safe keeping.
    Anyone know any devices like this? It kind of looked like a big...
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    A male Beta would attack any goldfish Small...

    A male Beta would attack any goldfish
    Small enough to live with it and would attack all the ones with fancy flowing fins.
    Although female Bettas are not as aggressive as the males, they are still...
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    A Beta will do just fine in a goldfish bowl. As...

    A Beta will do just fine in a goldfish bowl.
    As long as the temp in the house is comfy for you, the water will be comfy for the Betta. They do not require heaters.

    I'm sorry to hear about your...
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    Indoor/outdoor Christmas lights

    Is it safe to have indoor/outdoor Christmas lights turned on outside when it's raining?

    They are plugged into an outdoor extension cord ~ which is plugged into a timer ~ which is plugged into an...
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    I always feel bad having to break the news to...

    I always feel bad having to break the news to unsuspected fishkeepers
    That their aquarium is too small for the fish they have, as in this case,
    There is simply not enough water to house the fish...
  38. I am no doctor for fish but I have kept goldfish...

    I am no doctor for fish but I have kept goldfish for 16 years.
    I believe your fish has a tumor. This is extremely common in goldfish
    And unfortunately there is nothing that can be done. Fish can...
  39. Question: Aqarium cycle

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    I'm sorry I missed this question until now. How...

    I'm sorry I missed this question until now.
    How is the situation with your aquarium going?
    Please post back if you have any questions or concerns that I might be able to help you with.
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    HiYa Clough, good to see you! Basically I'm...

    HiYa Clough, good to see you!
    Basically I'm looking for music that when you listen to it,
    It makes you feel good:)
    I'm open to anything and everything.
    I love all types of music.
  41. Question: Aster

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    I'm so sorry Labman. I've read many great stories...

    I'm so sorry Labman. I've read many great stories over the years about Aster. I'm truly sorry.
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    Clamped fins always means illness. Even if there...

    Clamped fins always means illness. Even if there are no visible signs there could be bacterial internal infections.
    Treating with medication is a good idea.
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    Know of any happy music and songs?

    I need some happy music and some happy songs.
    Something upbeat... something to lift the spirits. Something that might bring a smile. Know of any? Thanks!
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    7.6 is a slightly alkaline Ph, which is perfect...

    7.6 is a slightly alkaline Ph, which is perfect for your goldfish.
    Make sure to use a water conditioner to remove chlorine and/or chloramine
    From the tap water before adding it to the tank.
    As for...
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    Good for you ex for standing up for what was...

    Good for you ex for standing up for what was right.
    Even if it meant landing your butt in jail.

    I have to be honest and say that no I don't remember anything about or learning anything about...
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    Just wanted to make it clear that I did not...

    Just wanted to make it clear that I did not intend to put your generation
    Down. I feel bad for all involved in that time. Everyone in Charleston is so
    Nice compared to where I live now. I live in...
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    True that... please see my edit above:)

    True that... please see my edit above:)
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    Yes I was not even born yet. And I know the...

    Yes I was not even born yet.
    And I know the history and thankful it was over before my day.

    I have so much respect for the blacks that live there today. They are some of the most kind,...
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    Are you kidding me! I find that incredibly...

    Are you kidding me! I find that incredibly insulting!
    I was born and raised in the Charleston, Mt. Pleasant and Isle of Palms SC area. I am 32 years old and I have never and I'll repeat NEVER seen...
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    Sticky: Well I for one am glad you're back!

    Well I for one am glad you're back!
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