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August 2014

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Volume XIII, Issue VII

Toledo Zoo Fish Health Q&A: Gas Bubble Disease

By Dr. Yousuf Jafarey, The Toledo Zoo on Aug 06, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dr. Jafarey, staff veterinarian at the Toledo Zoo, answers why an aquarist may experience massive fish die-off with symptoms of swollen eyes and abnormal buoyancy.

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Product Review: Products for 'Rapid Cycling' of Marine Aquaria: Brightwell Aquatics' MicroBacter7 and Continuum Aquatics' BacterGen.M

By Dana Riddle on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Two products were tested under controlled conditions for their abilities to consume/convert carbon and nitrogen-based compounds (referred to as "cycling" by many hobbyists.) Results suggest that, at dosages recommended by the manufacturers, these products contain sufficient numbers of carbon-cycling bacteria to properly inoculate biochemical oxygen demand tests, and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria are present in numbers that can "seed" a sterile environment, and perhaps hasten the aerobic portion of the nitrogen cycle along by a few days when used as a supplement to conventional seeding via live rock, live sand, and hardy "starter" fishes. Potential problems with over-dosing are also discussed.

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Reefkeeping Events: What's Happening in Your Area?

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