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Old 02-21-2011, 10:45 PM   #781 
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How long does the female carry eggs before she drops them?
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:44 AM   #782 
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when they don't breed, females will either drop their eggs, or absorb them, so there is a chance that a female that never breeds will never drop any eggs in her life.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #783 
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Do Moss Balls spread there moss? or in other words Will algae grow in differnt spots of my tank due to a moss ball being in the tank
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:09 PM   #784 
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If you mean marimo balls, then no. They clump, so as they grow, all you would see is the marimo ball getting bigger.

Extra algae growth would be to different factors like too much ammonia, phosphates, nitrates and nitrites, etc. Or too much light being on too lomg

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Old 02-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #785 
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I've got a bit of brown algae on my plants in my tank. (I think in part because I had the blinds open by the tank not realizing sunlight hitting the tank would affect it.) Will this matter to my plants? (Nitrites haven't dropped to zero yet. Nitrates were high last I checked. About to go check on my cycle now.)
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:14 PM   #786 
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I don't think so. Once your tank is ready, and more stable, it should go away.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:23 PM   #787 
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What if i had cut the marimo ball in half and flatten it to make it look like grass in my tank... the algae looked like it was growing on marimo and spread to on the gravel and one other plant that i had next to it
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:25 PM   #788 
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Well, I just tested my tank. Ammonia and nitrites are at zero. Nitrates are at 20. But yes, there is brown algae (or what looks like it) on a few of my plants. WohooO!

I think now full water change and watch to see consistent levels for a few days. Do I need to leave the dead shrimp in there to feed the bacteria for now? And do I do another water change before I get my fish?
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #789 
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Okay, no, I've got that wrong. Watch it and only do the water change after a few days consistent. When do I take the shrimp out relative to when my fish goes in?
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Woo, that's awesome! After a few days of constant params, take the shrimp out and do a massive water change. After that, if you want, you could go ahead and plop your betta in there. Though, you could wait for a bit if you wanted to.The bacteria should be fine for a day to three before you introduce your betta.
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