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Recent content by RTCfan86

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    What to do now?

    Beautiful tank!
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    Water too dark?

    Thank you. Just anubias, can’t find floaters I like anywhere. Although I did find some nice looking pennywort in the grocery store aquarium section, but I don’t feel good about buying plants from there ;)
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    Water too dark?

    Is there such a thing as too much tannins, or too dark of water? It gets better after I do a water change, but it gets pretty dark each week. I’m fine with it if the fish are ok. I did boil the wood ahead of time too.
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    What are these?!?

    Thanks! Sounds like a 2 for 1 special to help get rid of those pesky snails ;)
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    What are these?!?

    Thank you Samala. I’ll see if I can find any of that.
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    What are these?!?

    I wiped the glass with my algae pad and got the majority of it that way. I see a couple stragglers I can get with another wipe too.
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    A. cacatuoides Article

    Good idea, thank you. I was thinking documentation over time of the transformation of the species in the hobby. I will try searches with the year.
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    A. cacatuoides Article

    I’m taking a shot in the dark here because I see a lot of people posting some very interesting articles, but I’m curious if anyone has anything on the history of breeding A. cacatuoides? To be more specific, it’s fascinating to me looking at the comparison of wild caught fish to the “paint jobs”...
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    15 Gallon Rescape

    Thank you. It’s approx 24 in. x 12.5 in. x 12.5 in.
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    15 Gallon Rescape

    Wanted to share a few pics of my newly scaped 15 gallon. I’ll be using this for breeding A. cacatuoides. I have just a female in the tank now with 3 Otocinclus. Once I get fry and they are a couple months old, I’ll move them to my 75 gallon to further grow out. Then hopefully rinse and repeat...
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    pH Stabilizing

    Thank you both for this information. Truly appreciated!
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    What are these?!?

    I temporarily removed the leaf litter from my 75 gallon to catch a fish and clean all the snails off them. Shortly after, I noticed white little organisms shaped like miniature brooms climbing on the glass near the sand substrate. What are they? Are they harmful? If so, how do I get rid of...
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    pH Stabilizing

    Thank you for the information. It’s seems crazy to me that it will take 6 months for my pH to get to that point, based on your experience.
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    pH Stabilizing

    Starting today, I am going to begin cutting my tap water with distilled water in each water change in an effort to get and keep my pH lower in my 15 gallon tank (by reducing KH). After about a week of every other day water changes, how long will it take for the pH to stabilize and get an...
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    Does anyone know the identification of my agassizii

    Thank you Mike. That answered what would have been my follow up question, the difference between variant and strain.
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