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Old 11-09-2007, 08:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Every tank is different, but the margin for errors in fertilizing is very big. You can use a method like the Estimative Index method and not worry about whether your tank is like anyone elses. The only adjustments you might want to do are based on how densely planted your tank is. You really should start with a densely planted tank, with more than half of the substrate surface covered with plants. That is the best defense against algae attacks. So, even that difference shouldn't be a concern.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thank you very much for all of your responces, i know it prolly gets annoying seeing new people ask the same questions over and over again. So thanks for not just replying with the word search. This is one of the most helpful boards ive been to so far.

I think im pretty much ready to start getting my equipment ready, ill probably make a journal when i restart my tank. All i gotta do is find a way to save a lil cash inbetween all these b-days and bills coming up and go for it.
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This is unrelated to my restarting my tank topic, but i just noticed four (maybe more) "baby" fish in my tank. Is there anything special to do for them, or do i just go on taking care of my tank like normal?
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If they are baby live bearers, like guppies, mollies, etc., you don't need to do anything. They will find food and evade the adults all by themselves. Those that don't make it were probably not going to live very long anyway. But, if they are newly hatched, that is a different story.
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I just bought 5 ghost shrimp, they are currently in a 5in cube. Would it be a bad idea to put them in my other tank that has the baby fish in it? And also what are the signs that a shrimp is dying, mine are running into the walls of the cube.
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