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Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 180
Posted By BillD
I have found it in Lake Simcoe.

I have found it in Lake Simcoe.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 08-06-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By BillD
I don't cook the oatmeal. Just dampen and add a...

I don't cook the oatmeal. Just dampen and add a bit of yeast. if it gets a little too wet, I just sprinkle some more oatmeal to absorb the excess water.Cultures can last a moth or more, but always...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 07-17-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By BillD
I have no experience with vinegar eels. With...

I have no experience with vinegar eels. With regard to "get cooking" are you cooking the oatmeal?
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 07-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By BillD
The main reason to put something underneath heavy...

The main reason to put something underneath heavy objects is less about weight and more about point loading. One grain of gravel can create a point load sufficient to break the bottom. This is one of...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 07-09-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By BillD
If your micro worm culture gets too wet the worms...

If your micro worm culture gets too wet the worms will drown, so, add a bit of oatmeal to soak up the excess. Start a new culture when the old one starts to get high and look a little grungy. how...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-11-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By BillD
With Lake Ontario sand, gravel, and stones, I...

With Lake Ontario sand, gravel, and stones, I treat it all with a heavy dose of bleach, to burn off any organic material. This organic material could be pathogens, bacteria, and algae. Regardless, I...
Forum: Catfish 05-30-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By BillD
Very nice. Good luck with them.

Very nice. Good luck with them.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-30-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By BillD
I have a piece of lilac I grabbed off the ground...

I have a piece of lilac I grabbed off the ground a few years ago. it was dry and had sat out for a while, perhaps over winter. I threw it into the pond created by my winter pool cover, and it sunk...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 03-16-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By BillD
A visible bacteria bloom is not caused by the...

A visible bacteria bloom is not caused by the nitrifying bacteria, but, rather by heterotrophic bacteria which survive by consuming organic material.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 03-16-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By BillD
If you want smooth sand, there are many tons...

If you want smooth sand, there are many tons along the shore of Lake Ontario, in every grain size imaginable.It tends to be quite dark as it contains a lot of black slate. It is all water tumbled to...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 03-11-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By BillD
Does it come off in sheets, or is it stuck on...

Does it come off in sheets, or is it stuck on there? If it is the first it may be a type of cynobacteria. I had some a dew years ago, but could find no info on a red versions of cynobacteria....
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 03-11-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By BillD
Silica is basically quartz, that has been ground...

Silica is basically quartz, that has been ground to size. Filter specification is for #20 grit, sharp, inert sand. So, PFS could be any type of rock that matches this criteria. Silica sand in #20...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By BillD
Places like home depot have all sorts of brass...

Places like home depot have all sorts of brass reducers and couplings, in most standard pipe configurations.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 11-05-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By BillD
I agree with the above post. Bleach will...

I agree with the above post. Bleach will sterilize and burn off organics, which baking won't do. It is also much easier. I have used sand and gravel from the lake shore here with no issues.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 09-27-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By BillD
I used an internal filter lying on it's side. I...

I used an internal filter lying on it's side. I believe it is a fluval. The best tip I can offer to help keep the tank clean is to remove the turtle to another container such as a wash basin for...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By BillD
How many tanks are you trying to supply?

How many tanks are you trying to supply?
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By BillD
if you are trying to fit a piece of glass into...

if you are trying to fit a piece of glass into the tank as a barrier, you could add silicone to the edges of the partition piece to become a gasket.You don't have to use the silicone to attach the...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 07-06-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By BillD
While there is a small version that looks like a...

While there is a small version that looks like a ramshorn, but isn't, it is likely that those are just small ramshorns.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 06-17-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,241
Posted By BillD
Facebook is making forums redundant. Whether they...

Facebook is making forums redundant. Whether they can survive remains to be seen.If you look at what were the really big forums that had upwards of 1000 hits per day, they are experiencing the same...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-21-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By BillD
Can't answer that. I just wouldn't add anything.

Can't answer that. I just wouldn't add anything.
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By BillD
Says I already took the survey. Not true.

Says I already took the survey. Not true.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By BillD
I believe the post office doesn't allow water in...

I believe the post office doesn't allow water in the mail. One way around it is to use Kordon breather bags which allow for no air space so the water doesn't slosh and give it away.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-17-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By BillD
What type of blasting sand? Some of them take a...

What type of blasting sand? Some of them take a while to leach out some toxins they may harbour.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 05-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By BillD
You do realise that Rift lake fish do fine in...

You do realise that Rift lake fish do fine in Toronto tap water and all the playing with water isn't necessary?
Forum: DIY 04-10-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By BillD
If you reseal a tank built with clear silicone,...

If you reseal a tank built with clear silicone, it looks funky if you use black. The 1200 series GE is available in black, normally only sold in boxes of about 12, but you may find a jobber that...
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