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  1. thekoimaiden
    04-25-2012 06:23 PM - permalink
    Oooh! Where did you find it? Does it cost an arm, a leg, and a kidney?
  2. Sakura8
    04-25-2012 03:07 AM - permalink
    Saw some of your posts when I was googling about how to remove brown algae from plant leaves so I thought I'd turn to you for help. The tank is just newly planted (I think you even commented in the thread, lol) and I had hoped more plants would cut down on the vicious brown algae that plagued the previous tank setup. No dice. So now I'm stumped. I really probably shouldn't put otos in there with a full load of fish already, especially as the last batch I had did such a lousy job that I gave them away. Do amano shrimp eat brown algae? I had some ghost shrimp in there previously and they did all right (didn't get eaten). Or ramshorn snails? It seems like nothing I get climbs onto the plants, only the tank walls. Oh, and I know the phosphates are low. Don't know about silicates. :/
  3. fishman1126
    04-13-2012 04:37 PM - permalink
    thanks, im not sure that its food grade, its intentional use is for storage, you can buy them at the dollar tree, but i was wondering if i could build a tank out of fiber or plexiglass? you can buy it in sheets about 2/3 of a centimeter thick, i have a design in mind that will allow me to introduce new fish into my sorority without them being able to hurt eachother so i could observe their reactions to her, sort of in an "L" shape. let me know your opinion.

  4. fishman1126
    04-12-2012 09:11 PM - permalink
    im just gunna hit you with my list of q's..... just answer what you can. thanks

    1. do i need a lining for the bottem of the tank (sand gravel etc.)
    2. if i cant use the 30 gallon containeris there any low-cost tank i could use ( i saw some 5 gallons for about 20 dollars, and thats a little on the high end for me)
    3. on that mark, if i can use the 30 gallon container, what sort of filtration/heating device would i need to properly controll it? ( i would really prefer not using the container though)
    and fianlly: about soroities, if i have less than 4 female fish in the tank, will the still be agressive?
  5. Bombalurina
    04-04-2012 08:53 PM - permalink
    It may take him a while to get used to the company. When I first added my girls they chased the cories, tetras and shrimp for a while before settling down, even though they'd been sharing a tank with a ghost knife at the shop.
    Be warned, though, it may take days, or it might not happen at all. :(
  6. ZergyMonster
    03-29-2012 08:44 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I will have a good day!
  7. thekoimaiden
    03-26-2012 10:48 PM - permalink
    A lot of people have goldfish spawning in tanks, and they spawn like mad in ponds. Koi will spawn sometimes, too, but they generally only do it in mud-bottom ponds. Goldfish are so frisky they'll do it anywhere lol! Would Pascal, Parker, and Penelope be pearlscales? lol!
  8. thekoimaiden
    03-26-2012 10:33 PM - permalink
    I couldn't even imagine having 100 fish! I'd rather have about 10-15 koi that I can easily recognize. I guess that's why I wanted koi over goldfish in a pond; koi are easier to tell apart! :p
  9. thekoimaiden
    03-26-2012 09:41 PM - permalink
    Ponds have a very high startup cost. Let's just say it was my graduation present in lieu of a car... All of my little (well not really) koi babies have names. I've only got 6, and they are all very recognizable. I can actually tell you where most of them came from, too. Some of them are older than one of my cats.
  10. thekoimaiden
    03-26-2012 08:55 PM - permalink
    Aww thanks! And my koi say "nom nom." Installing it was a lot of backbreaking work, but the upkeep is really low-maintenance. Less than a normal tank by far. The most I have to do is put a net up in the fall to prevent too many leaves from getting in the water. Aside from making sure the water level stays high enough and feeding the little monsters there isn't much else I do with it.

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  • About Olympia
    Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world!
    Kingston, Ontario
    hmmm I like hiking, fishkeeping, and concerts!
    Organic Agriculture Student
    Total Years Fish Keeping Experience
    3 - 5
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