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    dw1305 reacted to Mike Wise's post in the thread First Apstos help... with Like Like.
    This is my experiences keeping apistos for over 40 years. 1. I always quarantine my fish for at least 4 weeks. If they look and behave...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread First Apstos help....
    Hi all, Welcome. Is it a planted tank? I'd be a little concerned about both the hardness and the nitrate (NO3) level. Could we have a...
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    dw1305 reacted to Josh's post in the thread Emails Fixed! with Like Like.
    Everyone should receive email notifications as normal now! Let me know if there are any issues
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    Hi all, I'd do that. You can just keep picking out any duckweed plants you find. An artist's paintbrush is really useful for getting...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread ID this apisto?.
    Hi all, It is often difficult to find females. My guess is yours is a male based on the head patterning. cheers Darrel
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    dw1305 reacted to rasmusW's post in the thread Leaves for Apistos with Like Like.
    thanks again.. ye! you are absolutely right. -kinda gives itself, right..?! hehehe i think i will "secure" some of the beech bark i got...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread ID this apisto?.
    Hi all, I'm not very good at ID, but it looks to be in the Apistogramma resticulosa complex area. A."Steel-Blue" or A. "Wagenflecken"...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread Leaves for Apistos.
    Hi all, I'm not sure, my main thought would be that bark would be a whole lot more difficult to harvest sustainably. I've used Cork...
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    dw1305 reacted to rasmusW's post in the thread Leaves for Apistos with Like Like.
    Thanks darrel! I should perhaps have been more clear. I was just wondering why we use so little bark in contrast to the use of leafs and...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread Leaves for Apistos.
    Hi all, Oak (Quercus spp.) and Alder (Alnus spp.) bark have a lot of tannins, and you can buy <"cinnamon bark etc for shrimp"> tanks...
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    Hi there, hope you're all doing well. A week ago I received a nice pair of A. borelli to put in my 64l (16 gal) tank (60x30x36cm...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread Leaves for Apistos.
    Hi all, We had a lot of confusion in the UK when they started doing this. People were used to having soft, acid water and they were...
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    dw1305 reacted to Ben Rhau's post in the thread Leaves for Apistos with Like Like.
    Yes, they add NaOH to this water. The conductivity has varied, and I've measured it as high as 200 μS, but I've read in local forums...
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    dw1305 replied to the thread Leaves for Apistos.
    Hi all, Thank you @Ben Rhau that is really useful, and I think you are definitely good to carry on with the coast live oak (Quercus...
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    The worlds best Apisto-website has published a new article: "Long time ago! – Apistogramma sp. "Mitu" back in Europe after 26 years" by...
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