"No - it's a complete mystery. Lost a couple a day over several weeks.
Basic water chemistry was spot on. No nitrites or ammonia.
The only thing I can think of was that I overfed them or there was a dead fish polluting the…"
"Well - I'm down to one solitary goldfish. I had 30 tilapia fingerlings and about 40 small goldfish in my 500 gallon system. They all died except Bubba, who is a survivor. He's survived 3 or 4 batches of new fish and…"
"It took me many, many, many hours to get a good understanding of bell siphons.Once you get them working the overwhelmingly single issue that causes them to stop is a change in the water flow.You need to find out what is changing the flow.…"
"I don't really know why the hole occurred. There's a crease in the liner and the slit occurred on the crease. I'm wondering if the tension on the liner by a full tank of water caused it to fail. There are a couple of…"
"Well THERE'S your problem!
I finally admitted to myself that I had a leak in my fish tank. I've been in denial for weeks. So I let the tank slowly leak dry, this being the recommended method to determine at what level the leak…"
"I'm using Uniseals on a thin Rubbermaid garbage bin for my radial flow filter and love them. There can be a very small amount of leakage but with a minor adjustment (wiggling) and time they are no trouble at all.
A very cheap…"
"I think, and I say this carefully, that I'm past the point of killing all fish that I put in my system. Last year was pretty much a wipeout for me since I couldn't keep fish alive.
It's a truism, and I've proved it,…"
"Tomatoes, and peppers, don't like frost. At all. Ever. I discovered that the hard way in year on of AP when I lost a dozen bell pepper fruit to the first frost.
This morning I noticed that I had ice on the grass on my front…"
"I'm currently trying goldfish. Had no luck at all with tilapia this summer. Couldn't keep them alive. The cheapest goldfish from the pet store are a waste of money. They don't last long at all. Over 90%…"
Hey John, I noticed a few pictures of a raft that you built for DWC. It was built to have an air space between the net cups and the water in the canal. It was a plastic material fastened to a pvc float. I was just curious what the plastic raft material was that you were using?
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