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  1. Sakura8
    03-11-2012 10:57 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I think any Eheim is pretty good. :)

    If you can avoid putting the tank directly in front of a window (even if it's across the room from the window), that would probably be best. Placing it under or off to the side of a window would probably help curb any algae problems. Otherwise, you may want to get some otocinclus to keep the algae under control. That and a good algae magnet.

    Hmm, no, I can't say I've ever grown plants outside. Would you grow them emersed or under water? If you grow them under water, I would recommend getting some guppies or asking your local mosquito control center for mosquitofish. Otherwise, you'll have a pretty bad msoquito problem. As for placement, you probably want to put it someplace that gets some shade at least part of the day. I think the temp would get too hot in direct sunlight all the time. Have you talked to OFL? I bet she would have some good tips for you.
  2. Sakura8
    03-11-2012 01:06 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Tell your family that canister filters are quieter than hang on back filters and since it'll be in the living room, the tank needs a quiet filter. Eheim is a good brand too and they're great because you can customize the filter media. I hope you can get it. An Eheim for $50 is a nice price. I wonder if it's the Eheim Classic or the Eheim Ecco . . . Oh! Also tell them that maintenance on a canister filter is a lot cleaner than a HOB. With a canister, you just unhook it and carry it to the sink. No dripping! With a HOB, you have to do maintenance on it right there, pretty much. Can get messy.

    Bowfronts are great tanks because they are wider than rectangular tanks.
  3. Sakura8
    03-11-2012 12:18 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    She does sound like she's a male. Haha, I like the name Kei but I did like the name Katana too.

    Yup, crush the garlic and then put a little bit of tank water in there. Make the water really garlicky and then soak the pellets in there, usually a few minutes. If you can get live bloodworms, be sure to rinse them well. Otherwise, frozen work great too.

    You definitely have to let me know how the Fluorite sand works out. The red gravel-like stuff made my water so muddy that the filter almost broke. Are you an Amazon Prime member? Otherwise I thought people had to spend like $25 to get the free shipping?

    Try setting up a 55 gallon. I didn't even use any plants or gravel and the total still came to $500. >.> But to be fair, I did get a canister filter so that accounts for a lot of the cost. But I hope that filter lasts for a loooong time.

    Is the 16 a bowfront? That will make a nice show tank.
  4. Sakura8
    03-10-2012 04:43 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Good point, she's probably not a plakat if she's a crowntail. She's messing with our minds!!!

    Is it, uhm, Fluorite Sand? I've never used the fluorite sand but I had a headache with the actual red Fluorite. Let me know how it goes.

    The 16 is going to be great!
  5. Sakura8
    03-09-2012 12:25 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Although, fish are about as expensive as girlfriends. XD

    Oh, I see. Yeah, my faucet originally didn't have the screw thing either. We went to Home Depot with the faucet adapter and tried them on all of the faucets until we found one that worked, lol.

    I wonder if Kei was a mislabeled plakat? Gagh, once plakats appeared on the scene, it became that much harder to tell the gender. >.< Females do flare but I personally have never gotten a female to flare at a mirror before, only at another female.

    How big are those bugs? Aurasoulful on here had aphids in her tank that ate her frogbit. But usually aphids are white. . . are they those water skaters that are fairly big? They look like mosquitos . . .
  6. Sakura8
    03-08-2012 09:02 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Haha. That's fine to not worry about the dating thing. Who needs a cheerleader girlfriend when you've got FISH! ;)

    Bigger tanks are nice just because you can do fewer water changes. You could ask for an Aqueon water changer for your birthday, I guess. Only problem is they can waste water because you have to have the faucet on for the suction. Sometimes you can get away with turning the faucet on long enough to get the siphon going but if the water has to travel a long distance or uphill at any point, you pretty much have to have the faucet on the entire time you siphon. How far from your tanks to a sink?
  7. Sakura8
    03-08-2012 02:22 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Sigh. Replied to you on my own page again. >.<
  8. Sakura8
    03-07-2012 03:32 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Yeah, that's it! The Academy. :)

    Hmm, no, I don't know when new bettas come in at Petsmart. I know that my Petco gets shipments in Thursday or Friday, though, and my Wal-Mart gets shipments in Tuesdays.

    They said it was going to rain but all we've had is wind.
  9. Sakura8
    03-06-2012 12:21 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    It's the aquarium in Golden Gate Park. I'm not quite sure what it's called. My folks went once and apparently they have an albino alligator there. Long, long ago they used to have a two-headed snake.

    Oh, I'm throwing in a Penguin 50 so no worries about the filter. You may have to baffle it; when I did use it, it knocked my neons upside down. I looked over once and saw a neon go by on its head. o.O But it's a great filter otherwise and I don't have a tank for it so you might as well get some use out of it. :)

    I would say if all you did were shrimp and neons, you could easily have a dozen neons.

    Nope, that plastic was pretty well melted on there. It really smelled bad, too. But my dad was able to scrub the plastic off the pot anyway.

    Picking which betta to get is hard. That's why I have so many, I can't choose. >.< I do really love my little plakats but the HMs are so purty. Only problem is their tails can get so big. Choices, choices . . .
  10. Sakura8
    03-05-2012 11:17 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Oh, it will probably be a week or even more before we can make it that way. I think my mom wants to go shopping in Berkeley and I want to go to the aquarium in SF. One thing you can do for your dresser is put down a wooden board to even the weight. That's what my dad did for my 20g on my dresser. We got a pack of spare bookshelf shelves at Ikea.

    Haha, no, my mom misplaced a plastic lid on the burner and because she can't see well, didn't even realize she put the cooking pot right on it. Turn the burner on, heat the plastic, instant flame. Have to get a new burner, the plastic is melted all over it.

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