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Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 01-24-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By BillD
The bacteria can double in about 8 hours, from...

The bacteria can double in about 8 hours, from what I have read. So, adding fish a few weeks ago should not still be having any effect, assuming enough filter media, which includes every hard surface...
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 01-20-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By BillD
What does your tap water test at, as far as...

What does your tap water test at, as far as ammonia and nitrate?
Forum: DIY 12-18-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By BillD
When you speak of laminate, are you referring to...

When you speak of laminate, are you referring to the edge trim to cover the plywood? Where is the formica?
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 09-18-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By BillD
If the water is the same TDS, which is likely...

If the water is the same TDS, which is likely from the same source, the pH doesn't matter. High tech co2 injected planted tanks have a pH swing daily.
Forum: General Freshwater Discussion 09-04-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 848
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: 949
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: 949
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: 670
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: 949
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: 2,481
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: 974
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: 671
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: 596
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: 2,481
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: 495
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: 2,481
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: 858
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: 624
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: 476
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: 597
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: 380
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: 535
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: 1,593
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: 400
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: 967
Posted By BillD
Says I already took the survey. Not true.

Says I already took the survey. Not true.
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