2020-04-03
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PH Pills – Making them for support of PH – The pH Pill VIDEO VERSION PART I VIDEO VERSION PART II “pH Pills” Made with safe Plaster of Paris, (details provided) Support pH and Carbonate Alkalinity Against Crash – by supporting carbonates.  Well, it’s been interesting preparing the report on the “pH pill”. Some of […]

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You should be aware that in the normal scheme of things, phosphates cause algae to flourish. As such, phosphates became ‘the enemy’ to marketing weasels who would have you believe that algae are the bane of our existence. Phosphates are not considered overtly harmful to fish in naturally occurring amounts. Phosphate removers will attempt to […]

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Stable pH Is Easy These Days The most common cause of fish illness in the “established” aquarium is a sagging, or even “crashed” pH. This is because literally EVERY biological process in the tank is bringing the pH down. Fish breathe carbon dioxide –> carbonic acid. Plants respire at night –> carbonic acid Decay of […]

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Stable pH Is Easy These Days The most common cause of fish illness in the “established” aquarium is a sagging, or even “crashed” pH. This is because literally EVERY biological process in the tank is bringing the pH down. Fish breathe carbon dioxide –> carbonic acid. Plants respire at night –> carbonic acid Decay of […]

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Sponge Filters are the BEST There are two reasons for this article. First, I use sponge filters in all my tanks and I’m not ashamed. They’re soft on fish bodies, easy to clean, effective, and they won’t even suck up fish babies, water clarity is GREAT and they Bioseed overnight (If you have a donor […]

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Getting Ponds and Koi Ready for Wintertime By Bonnie Hale Guest Author Koi MOVING KOI INSIDE FOR THE WINTER If you must move fish inside for the winter, do this gradually. Move a few Koi inside to an aquarium or stock tank that has been set up in advance using pond water. Make sure that […]

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Koi Fish Pond SuperCooling: What Is That? SuperCooling, Common and Preventable Supercooling – When you want a cup of coffee to lose heat, the fastest way is to pour it through the air from cup-to-cup until it has lost it’s heat.   And in the same way a waterfall and fountain can propel your water through […]

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To keep track of water quality, which is the absolute UNDERPINNING of fish health, you need to test the water and some of you may have noticed that there are test kits that cost literally HUNDREDS of dollars. (The Hach Kit – Sweet!) Do you really need that? What kind of kits do you really […]

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New set up … I have recently started a new pond or tank and introduced several fish. I have lost several fish. There are no marks or signs of disease? New Fish in New System Won’t Live, Dying This is caused by new pond/tank syndrome due to a build up of toxins such as ammonia […]

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Carbonate balance is a long subject, but I intend to keep it brief. I will over simplify for greater understanding. As we mentioned before, pH is a measurement of Hydrogen ions in the system. Hydrogen ions can come from the reduction of Ammonia and several other biological processes. We mentioned that in the absence of […]

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If fish are suffering illness due to any obvious deterioration of water quality, you are well advised to begin a systematic daily changing of 20-40% of the total volume in the system. There are some important points to consider before going out and wholesale changing the water. First, make sure the water change does not […]

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