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Aquarimax Episode 128: Betta and Betta, Black Sand, Corydoras Creepies, and Cycling Success

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss their 5-week old betta spawn, as well as questions and comments from Juliette in Paris, France, Mick in Carnforth, UK, and Tony in NY (whose tanks, incidentally, have just cycled! Congrats Tony!)


Here are some pics of our bettas at 4 weeks, 6 days old. Click on the images to enlarge them:


Here’s a short video clip of our fry feeding on newly hatched brine shrimp and on walterworms, at 4 weeks, 3 days old, and 4 weeks, 6 days old, respectively:



Aquarimax Episode Eleventy-One: Bristly Babies, Java Ferns, and Small Schoolers

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Carlos and Tony in New York and Juliette in Paris, France.


Here is the link to a site that discusses contenders for the most ancient extant species of animal:



Aquarimax Episode 105: Corydoras trilineatus Fry, Controlling Snails, and Water Conditioners for Cladocerans

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss comments and questions from Adam in Santa Rosa, CA, and Tony in New York.

Aquarimax Episode 100: From New Fish Mags to Overflows and Plenty in Between

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly in their historic 100th episode as they discus comments, questions, (and congratulations!) from:

Dan in Auburn, WA; Tony in NY; Ken Jones of the Prince of Ponds and Pet Tech Podcast; Mick in Carnforth, UK; Alex in Australia; Brian in Idaho; and Mike J.

Here’s the link to the new aquarium  magazine Mick in Carnforth sent. In episode 86, Brian sent us a preview edition link, and now the magazine is out! Thanks Mick!



Here’s the link to Mick’s new Youtube channel, highlighting some inverts in his fish room. Check it out!


This link discusses the nitrogen cycle, and in this week’s podcast,  Rus referenced the part about low pH decreasing the efficiency of nitrifying bacteria:



Brian in Idaho is thinking about using one of these to help reduce that pesky lipid/protein slick that can appear when you want minimal surface turbulence:


(I want one for my 55 gallon)


Thanks to all of our listeners and contributors! We hope to celebrate our 200th episode in the not-too-distant future.



Aquarimax Episode 98: Triops Tankmates, Mystery Goo, and More

Join Aquarimax hosts Rus and Kelly as they discuss questions and comments from Tony in New York, Joel in Bristol, England, Mick in Carnforth, UK, Charlie in his current location, and Andrejka in Oregon.

I’ve since added these to last weeks’ podcast including Mick’s fish room tips, but just to make sure you don’t miss them, here are  the annotated pics of Mick’s room. Click to enlarge them:


Don’t miss Mick’s Annotated photo tour of his fish room! Click on the pics to enlarge them.