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Forum: Ancient Fish   11-12-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,441
Posted By Sanguinefox
My how this place has gone downhill. And no one...

My how this place has gone downhill. And no one thinks to ask what the size of the tank is? No question on the conditions of the tank? How old is it is? My heart is there for big fish dude. So take...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-20-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,424
Posted By Sanguinefox
I seriously wish these pet stores would stop...

I seriously wish these pet stores would stop preying on new people and selling this silly kind of stuff. Which is exactly what it is they sold you (tank wise). That little 1 gallon thing is an insult...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-09-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,187
Posted By Sanguinefox
I have a large plastic mat type thing that has...

I have a large plastic mat type thing that has these teeth on the underside. I have it on the floor in front of the tanks and I just leave it. It helps capture any water that falls accidentally. Then...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   08-08-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By Sanguinefox
.... ... . Okay that High Fins? Take...

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Okay that High Fins? Take them back to the pet-store and you need to go in time out. You have done a very bad thing. If you don't know what it is let me show you an adult high fin...
Forum: Member Submitted Articles   08-06-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,970
Posted By Sanguinefox
It's not true that in our Aquariums they maintain...

It's not true that in our Aquariums they maintain a constant temp even with heaters. There are always minor fluctuations, especially as the house temp fluxes (yes our own homes don't always keep a...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   08-05-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 579
Views: 49,968
Posted By Sanguinefox
I still want to block out the image of what those...

I still want to block out the image of what those things looked liked :C

I thought about getting the NLS little pellets and see if that will work better with the Neons.

Oh oh oh!
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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-04-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,730
Posted By Sanguinefox
I see a few things in here that need to be...

I see a few things in here that need to be clarified.

First and for most it doesn't matter how clean you make the sand by rinsing. Sand can and will get kicked up. The possibility is always there....
Forum: Freshwater Journals   08-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,799
Posted By Sanguinefox
Yeah, they have to go through significant growth...

Yeah, they have to go through significant growth before you can really accurately tell.

Fry raised around people become more used to people. So even if the parent are a wild caught pair, the fry...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-01-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,747
Posted By Sanguinefox
Just piping in to say that if your cartridge is...

Just piping in to say that if your cartridge is clogging too quickly than that's a sign you need a better filter (or bigger) and...with that I agree with what Agent said.

It saves you money on the...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-31-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,799
Posted By Sanguinefox
You won't be able to tell that till the darling...

You won't be able to tell that till the darling gets older and quite a bit bigger. It may seem one way or another but the anal fin doesn't reach the final thickness till about a foot or more.
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Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-30-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,799
Posted By Sanguinefox
Those are excellent videos. I'd like to make a...

Those are excellent videos. I'd like to make a slight correction though, the external gill thing is something all young bichirs have. It aids them so that they don't have to go up for air like the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-30-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By Sanguinefox
I really wish pet stores would stop selling glow...

I really wish pet stores would stop selling glow tetra as "Cycling fish". They are terrible at it, are sickness prone and spaz in small tanks (yes your tank is too small for they hyper fish) and in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-29-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Sanguinefox
It's a beautiful looking tank, the plants look...

It's a beautiful looking tank, the plants look wonderful and your rainbows are amazing in color! I notice you appear to have a gravel like substrate. Is that so? If it is pay close attention those...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-26-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 49,968
Posted By Sanguinefox
I've got another batch of videos dealing with...

I've got another batch of videos dealing with exciting stuff!

First...the 20 gallon high has more life! I brought home 7 little Neon Tetras. I finally got some footage together. As of yet they are...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-24-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 49,968
Posted By Sanguinefox
Thanks Chesh. Thing continue to pretty well with...

Thanks Chesh. Thing continue to pretty well with the exception of the 90 but I think as of yesterday that has been fixed.

The 90's heater seems to be only able to get the tank up to 72 degrees....
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-12-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,799
Posted By Sanguinefox
It's nothing to be worried about. Pretty certain...

It's nothing to be worried about. Pretty certain your little bichir is eating everything that looks smells and tastes like a shrimp.

Now that said I wouldn't continue to allow the fish to eat live...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-10-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 49,968
Posted By Sanguinefox
It's been a while since I did any major upates. I...

It's been a while since I did any major upates. I took a collage of video and put together:

Aquarium Collage - YouTube

There are clips from every single tank including the fry tank. If you get...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   07-10-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,856
Posted By Sanguinefox
I am in the same boat as you OP. I have 4 tanks...

I am in the same boat as you OP. I have 4 tanks running in my room and needed something that didn't make so much noise I couldn't sleep.

I will agree with what others have said. Canisters are...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By Sanguinefox
Danios require a larger space than 20 gallons....

Danios require a larger space than 20 gallons. They may be small fish but they are heavily active.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-06-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Sanguinefox
Forgot one other important tidbit. Both species...

Forgot one other important tidbit. Both species are air breathers. So your tank has to have enough of a lowered water level so they have easy access to air. I find lowering the water level 4-6" to be...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By Sanguinefox
Hello there. Interesting that you should ask...

Hello there. Interesting that you should ask about both these animals. I personally keep a 90 gallon that has 4 reedfish, and 2 senegalus bichirs:

Ropefish Mean Business - YouTube

The...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   07-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,799
Posted By Sanguinefox
Just pointing out that the ornate bichir is a...

Just pointing out that the ornate bichir is a heavily shy fish when small. It can easily take 6 months to a year for a individual to grow big enough and trusting enough to come out on a regular...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-28-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Sanguinefox
You know there is another option....and that is...

You know there is another option....and that is to go with something like a internal unit. I am running such a thing on a 20 tall. All it does it push water around. The tank is planted, and has a...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-27-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Sanguinefox
For something like this I highly suggest going...

For something like this I highly suggest going the route of a Sponge Filter. It's going to be the least likely to create excess current which betta's tend to not like (unless you go with plakats).
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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-26-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By Sanguinefox
Ah okay. Good planning then. I wish you well on...

Ah okay. Good planning then. I wish you well on getting things back to normal.
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