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  1. Cichlids
    Hey guys, So, for the past month, I've been extremely busy and hence neglected weekly water changes in my 100 gallons cichlid tank. However, I do have a strong filter with lots of media and live sand as substrate. The fish were very active and lively with huge appetites despite the neglect...
  2. General Freshwater Discussion
    I have large tanks and I do water changes frequently, so I go through water de-chlorinators like chocolate pretty much :p I watched a few videos on YouTube and both guys mentioned that using Sodium Thiosulfate crystals is a much cheaper alternative to buying water de-chlorinators since one...
  3. Hardware and Dry Goods
    Hey Guys, if you are looking for a good unit for your freshwater/saltwater aquarium let me know. I order this units from British Colombia and I provide installation. I use this water for my aquarium as well as for drinking. TDS 0ppm Item Specs: 7 Stage Filtration include; -5 Micron...
  4. General Freshwater Discussion
    I've been worried about my ammonia levels hovering around 0.25 ppm no matter when I test the water, while nitrites are 0 ppm, and nitrates are sub-5.0 ppm. I tested the straight de-chloraminated water today, and the reading for ammonia came out slightly higher than 0.25 ppm. Should I be...
  5. General Freshwater Discussion
    Good old Hamilton water. Due to my ignorance and assumptions Hamilton water was the direct death of 6 CRS, 3 cardinal tetras, and one BEAUTIFUL golden panda lyretail molly (which I've yet to find an adequate replacement, grrr). Some ammonia spikes caused me to water change, which caused greater...
  6. Beginner's Circle
    Hi all, this is my 1st time owning a silver Arowana. Im just wondering, to all the Arowana owners, how frequent are you doing your water changes? how much? and whats the best method to do the water change without disturbing the biological aspect of the tank? i.e water preparation, additives...
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