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Is the injection of carbon dioxide into a planted aquarium a detriment to fish living in it?

From the start, thank you for your time and consideration. Whilst planning a planted aquarium setup that would include CO2 injection, I stumbled across an article about possible behavioral ...
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Aquarium with mud production that clogs the filtration system

I've had a 120 L aquarium for a few years; about 40 small fish are in it (including 6 Corydoras paleatus and 12 fire tetras). Now, as of a few months ago, I've noticed that the filter, the sponge, and ...
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How long should I leave old filter in new tank after installing a second, new filter to replace the old one? [duplicate]

Hi I started a tank a week ago with 3 guppies in my daughter's room, but the HOB filter was too loud, so I have now changed to Fluval U2. I have both filters in tank now since yesterday, but my ...
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What is this white-ish buildup on my fish filter?

What is this white-ish buildup on my fish filter? Should I be cleaning more often?
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How can I help my fish which was exposed to UV light?

I have installed a UV lamp in my aquarium and had it on for 12 hours. After that my flowerhorn fish seems to turn pale in colour and his eyes seem to have turned blind. How can I cure my fish? Is the ...
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How to maintain a snail tank without a filter?

I have received a rabbit snail, two golden Incas, and a nerite. I only have a 10 gallon tank and my parents will not allow me to get a filter for it. I am a first time keeper and very worried about ...
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I want to be prepared for my fish

For some time, I've been obsessed with the idea of getting a pet. It took me some time to decide which one I really want, and I decided on fish. However, it needs some proper preparations like an ...
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Digital pH Tester - fish tank

Is there any digital pH tester on the market at all? I've done a search around and pet-stores and the usual companies (Fluval, API, etc) don't sell them as far as I can tell. Some companies I don't ...
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What is special about an aquarium using no carbon dioxide, no fertilizer and no filter?

A random video on Youtube presents itself with the following title: 24th Month – (Carrot Feeding Frenzy) NO filter, NO CO2, NO Ferts 5 Gallon Nano Tank Presumably having no filter, no CO2 and no ...
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Why are undergravel aquarium filters no longer popular at stores?

I recall that when I started fish keeping, there were basically two choices for filtration: under-gravel filters and hang-on backs. There were also expensive canisters for people with large setups. ...
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Why is aquarium siphon so slow?

I bought an aquarium siphon for water changes. I purchased the extra large size, which has a 1.5 ft (46 cm) long vacuum tube, and which comes with a squeeze valve to get the siphon started. When I ...
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How do I keep my leopard geckos cage warm without a heat mat or bulb? [duplicate]

I bought my gecko recently and had a bulb that worked fine, but it broke so I ordered a new one along with a heat mat, but they have not arrived. In the mean time, how can I keep it’s cage warm or can ...
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Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) characteristic for safe cat/dog static shocker

I'd like to design one cat tracker device and seen some instruction like this, so I'd like to add some vibrator and safe static shock, when the cat is going to far from base like the static shock used ...
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Do pond fish need a pump, filter, or aerator, considering that this is not found in natural ponds?

Ponds in nature don't have pumps. I also have seen goldfish living in golf course ponds, that were large and healthy and had no filter, pump, or any aeration device installed. Yet, pet stores sell ...
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Remedying a girthy horse

So I've started to get my three year old filly used to being saddled. Currently with just a roller but she has had a pony saddle on her twice now (without stirrups attached.) However, she has started ...
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Sponges for mechanical particle filters for aquariums

A colleague just started the fun with dealing with a big aquarium (his first). He asked for my advice, and I provided my best. However, being both engineers, we started discussing out-of-the-box ideas ...
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Why does my Horse seem very itchy?

Me again! My horse when she comes in from the field is prone to feeling itchy. This is a new development over the past five days. She rubs her backside up against her haynet and will sometimes kick ...
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What can I do to prepare my horse for backing

A follow-up from this previous question I'm looking to back my horse within the next year or two and was wondering what process and/or items I can use to prepare my filly. To clarify we are starting ...
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How to bridle a young horse

My question is: How can I bridle a young horse. I've recently purchased a now three year old Appaloosa Filly who had not been touched prior to purchase. So far I've taught her to put on her own ...
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Adequate UV light for my birds

My vet told me that my birds (parakeets like in the below image) may have calcium absorption problems in the long term because their exposition to UV light is low (they do not receive direct sunlight,...
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Broke my Seapora AquariumController. What are my options?

I'm a fool and dropped the controller. The people at the store I bought it from didn't really have a solution on how to resolve this. Does anyone know how I should go about replacing it? Thanks!
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Replacing gravel plants and ornaments in fish tank

I’m looking to remove all my old gravel, ornaments and plants and replacing with new ones, including a new filter. What’s the best way to do it and best way to store fish whilst doing it? How long ...
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Is a carbon or cartridge filter necessary in an aquarium with a simple biofilter?

I'm trying to setup my first aquarium, and in the process I've been reading all about the nitrogen cycle and properly cycling a tank to ensure there are bacteria present to work on the ammonia and ...
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Are cat tracker devices too heavy to put on a cat's collar?

I'm looking into tracker devices for my cat. Something that I can put on it's collar to help track it down if it gets lost. My cat weights about 5kg. The tracker weighs about 10g. Is this too heavy ...
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How do I read my new tropical fish thermometer?

I bought some last minute items for our tank before we started to get any fish, and one of them was a thermometer. We didn't look at it closely until we got home, and then realised we had no idea how ...
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Juwel Filter Pump Too High?

We have a Juwel Lido 200. The black filter box was on the right side of the aquarium; but we wanted to move it, so we removed the silicone and re-siliconed it on the left-side of the aquarium instead. ...
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Is my lighting correct for a bearded dragon?

I currently have only one light source going at a time, during the day I place the UVB light in the lamp while at night I insert the infrared basking light. It is 75 °F (24 °C) where the UVB light is, ...
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Heater problem in my 25 gallon tank

I have a 25 gallon tank last week I had bought a new heater with thermostat. It is 150 watts but the water seems not to be heating up. My Blue Line Shark has Ich so I raised the temperature to 32 ...
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How to prevent my cat from deconstructing cat fountain?

Since vet stated that it might be better for them to prevent dehydration I bought a cat fountain for my girls (Catit Flower Fontain). However they seem obsessed with deconstructing it into basic parts ...
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DIY Aquarium air blower to run up to 20 tanks

I have many aquariums each driven by individual air pumps, keeping them on 24x7 makes it bit expensive for me complying with the local electricity charges. I would like to make a single more powerful ...
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Is there a "shock collar" that doesn't actually shock the pet, but instead just makes loud noises?

I don't want to get shock collars because I don't like the thought of hurting my pet, but what I'm looking for is a collar that instead of shocking the pet with electricity, just produces startling ...
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Activated charcoal filters + fan for covered litter box?

A couple of weeks ago I finally adopted two cats (both 2 years old, from different shelters). One of the two does not cover his poop, probably because he never learned to, and it's too late to teach ...
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What is the correct order of elements in Haqos EX1500 External Aquarium Filter

After looking at some youtube videos and investigating this filter, I think that some info on the web is either incorrect or simply unsuitable to the HAQOS EX 1500 External Canister Filter. What is ...
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Why are CO₂ diffusors supposed to be located far from water movement?

My Dennerle Profi-Line CO2 Diffusor recommends to place it far from water movement, e.g. the filter output, but when I put it there I see that the fine CO2 bubbles which take about 15 seconds to rise ...
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Can it harm my water pump if I limit the input with a valve?

I'm using a water pump for an undergravel filter with 300 l/h (Eheim universal 300). If the filter is blocked because or irregularities, the pump starts to suck air because water isn't sinking fast ...
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How many grams of ceramic rings do I need in my filter?

I'm using ceramic rings as filter media for biological filtration. For a given aquarium size, how many grams of the ceramic filter media do I need? The packet doesn't have sizing instructions. I also ...
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How to test if fish tank will break and flood my house?

So in my city every year we have the council organised collection of large items for disposal, where people put the items out on the kerbside for collection. Mostly it really is just garbage, however ...
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Aquarium filter... what's the order?

Yesterday I bought a filter (top filter): a Sea Star HX-1480G, with F.Max at 2800L/H (which means that it has a flow rate of 2800 liters of water per hour). I installed 1 layer of a polyfiber pad at ...
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What's the purpose of a gravel blockage of a mat filter?

On a picture in the German Wikipedia article of a mat/Hamburg filter I see a gravel blockage (plastic piece at the bottom of the fixation glued to the ground) and was wondering about its purpose: (...
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Better solution for holding appliances inside the aquarium?

We've all seen these devices. They're the suction-cup clamps used to affix heaters, filter intakes, tubing, and other appliances inside the aquarium. But the suction cups quickly deteriorate and no ...
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How long to wait before I remove the old filter?

I have recently purchased a sponge filter just like this one. I added it to my tank when it arrived home about a week ago. My tank has been running for over 4 months now. The tank has been stocked for ...
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My cat hates his collar. How to handle it?

My cat Shiloh HATES his collar. When I adopted him I was told I need to keep a collar on him, even though I will never let him go outside (I was further informed that even though he is an indoor cat ...
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Goldfish coming to the top of bowl and releasing bubbles

I've recently got a pair of goldfish and put them in a bowl. I'm trying to keep them happy by feeding them all the natural thing they eat in the wild (and they are loving it too). It has been 4 ~ 5 ...
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Aquarium lighting systems that follow seasonal changes?

I've been looking at some of the automated aquarium lighting systems that turn on and off automatically at certain times of the day (and even mimicking the gradual change of sunrise/sunset). But these ...
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How important is the quality of the clippers used for occasional pet grooming?

I have a pet (rabbit) who has geriatric bowel and bladder issues. To help keep him clean, it has been recommended that we keep his belly and parts of his legs and tail clipped very short. The ...
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How do I continuously change fish tank water?

Do fully automated fish tanks exists or are possible DIY with Automated Water Change from running tap water, like a toilet flush such that I can replenish half the water on one button push? This will ...
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Light spectrum visible to hamsters

I'd like to build an infrared tachometer for my hamster's wheel, but I don't want to distract him with a light source. Therefore I want to choose the wavelength of the LED for my hamster not to see it....
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Is there a way to measure the UV output of a light?

Since UV lights are important to reptiles, and I've heard it said that they lose their UV output after about 6 months even if they haven't burnt out, is there a way to measure the UV output of a light?...
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Do I need a bubbler in my aquarium?

I have an aquarium of 280 liters (~ 74 gallons). I use an external filter, so the water returns to it like a small waterfall. Do I need a bubbler to improve the O2 level of my aquarium, or adding one ...
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