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Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-01-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,915
Posted By BWG
RSVBiffer- I'm glad you found this thread. Your...

RSVBiffer- I'm glad you found this thread. Your input on plants is going to be good here. I can name the species, but my blackwater is straight driftwood and leaves. You actually have experience with...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   04-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,724
Posted By jentralala
Here's the video! Make sure to put it in the...

Here's the video! Make sure to put it in the highest quality you can so you can see them clearly ^-^
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrPI9RiZcJE&feature=youtu.be

Thank you SO much Chesh! I'm...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   04-01-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,724
Posted By jentralala
Today was absolutely gorgeous out, so I took a...

Today was absolutely gorgeous out, so I took a drive down to one of my local lakes to look for some plants. The lake has really expanded and there's even a bunch of little outlying ponds now, which...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-31-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By BWG
It's normal in a dirted tank and safe. Expect it...

It's normal in a dirted tank and safe. Expect it to go on for months. If you're worried you can poke the substrate in spots to allow a little bit to off gas at once.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,428
Posted By jentralala
How set are you on platies? They can get rather...

How set are you on platies? They can get rather large (4 inches), and if you get any females you're going to be overstocked rather quick as the breed incredibly fast. Do you know the gh/kh/ph of your...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-30-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By badxgillen
The kit for fresh water can be used for salt as...

The kit for fresh water can be used for salt as well you will just want to get a high range PH kit as the regular one will not go as high as you will need for salt water.
Forum: Saltwater Fish Diseases   03-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,450
Posted By badxgillen
It can't keep food down wich means there is...

It can't keep food down wich means there is blockage or internal organ issues ,most likely intestinal. Might need to take a recent fecal sample to check out bacterial content.
Not sure if that is...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-29-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By BWG
Well decaying food would release ammonia. A...

Well decaying food would release ammonia. A shrimp however will do the same thing since ammonia is waste. So let's assume the shrimp does convert some of the uneaten food to energy, it's not using it...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-29-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By BWG
Perhaps I am by the book. Did I fail to mention...

Perhaps I am by the book. Did I fail to mention that I have kept neon tetras, glowlight tetras, common plecos, Chinese algae eaters, redtail black sharks, and goldfish as well as help with the care...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-28-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By BWG
I have never used test strips, so I cannot speak...

I have never used test strips, so I cannot speak for their reliability. I've been told by others they are not trustworthy, but have no experience in the matter so I won't put forth an opinion. I will...
Forum: Aquarium Photography   03-28-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 963
Posted By Alasse
My Planted Betta tank

Home to my beautiful boy Finn

http://i1231.photobucket.com/albums/ee514/BecLeeFotos/Fish%20Tanks/28litre%201ft%20tank/1ftcube28thMar20141a.jpg...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-28-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,616
Posted By BWG
I'm going to assume those are in ppm and just...

I'm going to assume those are in ppm and just convert them to degrees, since I at least am more familiar with it. 17.848 equals one degree.

So alkalinity is 0-2.2 while hardness is 8.4-16.8 dGH....
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   03-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,707
Posted By BWG
Gorgeous tank! I'm going to disagree and say...

Gorgeous tank!

I'm going to disagree and say though that you should use root tabs. Substrates like Floramax/EcoComplete/etc still need nutrients added. It's seems to be a common misconception that...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-27-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By jaysee
Make it 100% :-) The media will be perfectly...

Make it 100% :-)

The media will be perfectly fine in the filter for quite a long time (as in many weeks), provided it stays wet. If the water level is low in the tank, water can back siphon out...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   03-23-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,573
Posted By Alasse
1 coat on.....2 more to go (4 hours drying in...

1 coat on.....2 more to go (4 hours drying in between coats). Loving how easy it is to apply, and how easy it is to remove overspray (did a test area lol, but tank is not fully cleaned up yet)
...
Forum: Livebearers   03-22-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,032
Posted By skiffia 1
characodon los pinos

it's not a very good pic of characodon los pinos it's a very nice looking fish.
possibly extinct in the wild. .
Forum: Fish Breeding   03-22-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,598
Posted By Tolak
Took about 25 seconds of that vid, congrats on...

Took about 25 seconds of that vid, congrats on the pair. Sure, you can clean the tank, they will go after tools, your hand, anything they see as a threat.
Forum: Livebearers   03-21-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,653
Posted By sandybottom
to answer your original question about the cover....

to answer your original question about the cover. if you are worried about predation,the answer is simple. can you see the fry when they are attempting to hide? if the answer is yes,then you do not...
Forum: Other Aquatic Environments Journals   03-21-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,171
Posted By thekoimaiden
I would totally come do some heavy lifting to see...

I would totally come do some heavy lifting to see that tank set up. I may be small, but I'm pretty much sold muscle!
Forum: Soft Coral   03-20-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,636
Posted By badxgillen
Sarcophyton Soft Corals

The Sarcophyton genus contains more than 30 species but the ones that make it into the hobby are almost always Sarcophyton elegans or Sarcophyton glaucum.These corals are commonly referred to in the...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,024
Posted By BWG
As others have stated, without a shoal neon...

As others have stated, without a shoal neon tetras can grow either shy or aggressive. Both are having their tails nipped though, so I'd personally look elsewhere. While it is true that the shoal size...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   03-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,687
Posted By carlos puron
Si time to get the handyman out :) I built my...

Si time to get the handyman out :) I built my filter last night it costed me 8 dollars simple pvc pipe some sponge that I had already and a little air pump let me explain how it works

so I...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   03-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,379
Posted By carlos puron
Guess who's back in that house!! I brought big...

Guess who's back in that house!! I brought big boy since my friend wanted to get some so she didn't want to confuse mine with the ones she's going to get so big boy is back in town I'll take some...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   03-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,687
Posted By carlos puron
Hi everyone well I have said this before I like...

Hi everyone well I have said this before I like do it yourself projects so I have an idea on how to build a sponge filter and how to build an aquarium heater so I'm going to implement that for now im...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-13-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Hallyx
PRIME...Using Seachem Prime water conditioner (or...

PRIME...Using Seachem Prime water conditioner (or an equivalent which detoxifies ammonia) is the second most important thing you can do right now; right after more water changes. I would recommend...
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