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Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   06-01-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,531
Posted By adiumroot
My goldfish in 75 gallon tank

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3 orandas and 2 ryukins in a 75 gallon semi-outdoor tank with...
Forum: Cichlids   07-14-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,973
Posted By adiumroot
Thanks for the reply. I'm positive a pair...

Thanks for the reply.

I'm positive a pair has formed already. They've dug out a pit in the substrate behind a piece of driftwood. The pair defends the area too, chasing out the other fish (all the...
Forum: Cichlids   05-22-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,973
Posted By adiumroot
Jewel Cichlid pairing?

Hi.

I have a group of 7 juvenile blue jewel cichlids in my tank. I've read that in order to get a sure pair, I should get a group and a pair will form among them, which I did. And as of now...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   02-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,580
Posted By adiumroot
Oh man. i'm just turning 21 and my sleep patterns...

Oh man. i'm just turning 21 and my sleep patterns are way way screwed up. This is not good! :lol:
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   01-30-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,580
Posted By adiumroot
I like coffee, especially in the morning. ...

I like coffee, especially in the morning.

But if I don't eat heavy breakfast along with it, I get hyperacidity.
Forum: Catfish   01-26-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,980
Posted By adiumroot
Thanks, Willow and Byron. Funny thing one of...

Thanks, Willow and Byron.

Funny thing one of the albino corys thinks he's a guppy or something. While the other 4 are rooting around in the sand, this guy swims around actively and hangs out with...
Forum: Catfish   01-25-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,980
Posted By adiumroot
finally, I got to buy the corydoras! I...

finally, I got to buy the corydoras!

I settled for 5 bronze corys: 3 longfin and 2 albinos. I wanted all longfins but the store (a trusted LFS for fellow local hobbyists) only had 3 left. Another...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-22-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By adiumroot
Trust me, with tiger barbs, mosquito larva won't...

Trust me, with tiger barbs, mosquito larva won't last a few hours in the tank. Some might get to hide with the plants and the decor but if they attempt to rise to the surface (which they need to do),...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-22-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 30,909
Posted By adiumroot
How big is the wood? Bigger driftwood sometimes...

How big is the wood? Bigger driftwood sometimes needs more time boiling.

But for smaller pieces less than a foot long, one boiling for about 15-20 minutes and then soaking for a week in a bucket...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-22-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,915
Posted By adiumroot
I have a shoal of 8 (7 regular and 1 albino) and...

I have a shoal of 8 (7 regular and 1 albino) and they are some of the most awesome fish ever. Really active and very voracious eaters. Any food placed into the tank is gone in seconds. I feed them...
Forum: Catfish   01-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,706
Posted By adiumroot
Yes. A 55 gal is more than enough. Bristlenose...

Yes. A 55 gal is more than enough. Bristlenose plecos grow to only about 4 or 5 inches, with 6 inches being a big specimen.
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-13-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By adiumroot
Wow Lupin, the fish just keep rolling in! hehe....

Wow Lupin, the fish just keep rolling in! hehe. Your calico oranda is cute!

As for me, I've stopped adding fish to my pond. I think 11 goldfish is enough and they don't look so crowded while...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-13-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By adiumroot
Well that's good! enjoy! They're some real...

Well that's good! enjoy! They're some real exciting fish.
Forum: DIY Aquarium   01-12-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,214
Posted By adiumroot
My DIY sponge filter: Materials: 1 1/2"...

My DIY sponge filter:

Materials:
1 1/2" diameter PVC pipe around 6-7 inches long
1 PVC pipe end cap
1 PVC pipe elbow joint
1 suction cup
Foam

Procedure:
Forum: Catfish   01-12-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,706
Posted By adiumroot
the only sure-fire way is to wait and see if it...

the only sure-fire way is to wait and see if it grows bristles. But maybe the more experienced people here can help identify through body shape. There could be subtle differences that I missed.
...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-12-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,015
Posted By adiumroot
How many are they? If they're less than 5 or 6,...

How many are they? If they're less than 5 or 6, they are a bit stressed and need more company of the same kind. But if they're enough in number, they could just be adjusting to new surroundings. Wait...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   01-11-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By adiumroot
I have a friend who has 8 in a 10 gallon and...

I have a friend who has 8 in a 10 gallon and they've been fine for over a year. Not trying to dispute anyone though. I just go with what works.

I've read about them and the most popular opinion is...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   01-11-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,336
Posted By adiumroot
My first planted tank

Size: 15 gallons 24x12x12
Lighting: 2x 14 watt T5, DIY casing (still incomplete, will modify later)
Filtration: Haiyang internal filter rated for 300 lph (Can't find the box and model number)...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-11-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By adiumroot
Depends on what kind of fish. Since you mentioned...

Depends on what kind of fish. Since you mentioned plecos, I think they're fine with whatever, as long as the substrate is not sharp that might injure them. Sand or small/medium sized gravel works...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-11-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By adiumroot
What type of rock is it? But generally, I...

What type of rock is it?
But generally, I wouldn't advise it. Even if you soak and wash the stones to get the salt out, the minerals and other stuff present in the rocks can wreak havoc on your PH...
Forum: Livebearers   01-09-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,520
Posted By adiumroot
yes they can interbreed. they are the same...

yes they can interbreed. they are the same species.

I've witnessed the same too. Female mollies tend to be more agressive than males in my experience. But rarely are they fatal to each other. How...
Forum: Catfish   01-09-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,655
Posted By adiumroot
here's a helpful link from planetcatfish: ...

here's a helpful link from planetcatfish:

PlanetCatfish • Cat-eLog • Catfish Sizes (http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/sizes.php?min=180&max=220)

This contains other types of...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   01-09-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,752
Posted By adiumroot
What other fish do you have? It would be...

What other fish do you have?

It would be nice to bring the tiger barb number to about 6 or 8. They'll be less stressed and less agressive towards other fish.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-06-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 34,265
Posted By adiumroot
My tiger barbs go crazy whenever I feed them...

My tiger barbs go crazy whenever I feed them bloodworms. They flip out and inhale the worms like no tomorrow. LOL

Bettas also love them. It's close to what they really eat in the wild plus...
Forum: Fish Breeding   01-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,203
Posted By adiumroot
Just sharing my experience with platys: I...

Just sharing my experience with platys:

I bought some mickey mouse platies and less than a week after I brought them home, one of the females gave birth. It is obvious that she got pregnant at the...
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