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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-12-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Mikey11
get rid of em, you don't need carbon, i...

get rid of em, you don't need carbon,


i have not used carbon in my filters for over 30 years, foam only


your bacteria for an under gravel filter is in your gravel, you dont need foam or...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-12-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Mikey11
angelfish are not good to have in a community...

angelfish are not good to have in a community tank, they are bullies toward smaller fish
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-08-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Mikey11
why are you doing a 90% change? that much...

why are you doing a 90% change?


that much water should only ever be changed if you have sick fish, or your trying to breed
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-08-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Mikey11
IME with breeding platys, they normally take...

IME with breeding platys, they normally take about 1 hour to give birth
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-08-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Mikey11
i have been using aquaclears for over 25 years,...

i have been using aquaclears for over 25 years, great filters,


i stuff them full of foam only, no charcoal or anything else
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-14-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Mikey11
silicone in aquariums is under a large amount of...

silicone in aquariums is under a large amount of stress, the silicone is basically glue holding your tank together,


what they mean is over time that "glue" can weaken and cause a leak or an...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   01-14-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By Mikey11
i wouldn't even put one angelfish in a 15 gallon...

i wouldn't even put one angelfish in a 15 gallon tank,


minimum tank size would be 30-35 gallon and that would only home 2 comfortably,


4-6 angels you would need a minimum 75 gallon tank
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   01-14-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Mikey11
the other fry were eaten....honestly i am very...

the other fry were eaten....honestly i am very surprised one even survived
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-11-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By Mikey11
how long has the tank been running?

how long has the tank been running?
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-11-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mikey11
yes there is a better way..... i am going to...

yes there is a better way.....

i am going to show my age here....i bought one of these in 1992 and i still use it today....
...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mikey11
meaning you obviously will have more substrate to...

meaning you obviously will have more substrate to clean/vacuum....more water to change...more glass to clean, etc
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-10-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By Mikey11
in my home 110 gallons is considered an average...

in my home 110 gallons is considered an average size :wink3:

but to answer your question, really the only difference is cost, heaters, filters, etc are all more expensive, and a bit more...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   05-01-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Mikey11
very few fishkeepers could provide a proper home...

very few fishkeepers could provide a proper home for bala sharks as they will quickly out grow most tanks, they are also a schooling fish and should be kept minimum of 6, they are very active and are...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-26-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Mikey11
would not recommend that, the constant moisture...

would not recommend that, the constant moisture of water evaporating up will destroy your TV
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-17-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,175
Posted By Mikey11
i would NEVER recommend a red tail black shark in...

i would NEVER recommend a red tail black shark in a community type tank,

it will eventually turn into a bully and cause all kinds of problems.....its asking for trouble
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-15-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Mikey11
same here!! :smile2:

same here!! :smile2:
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   04-15-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Mikey11
im not really sure what your trying to ask.....or...

im not really sure what your trying to ask.....or if this is just a story, but i will just add a few points......

your HOB filter will probably work again fine if you just clean the motor/impeller...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-30-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By Mikey11
ALL of those fish should be kept in much larger...

ALL of those fish should be kept in much larger groups then what you currently have.....if you want to add fish, you should be increasing the numbers of your current fish
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-13-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mikey11
i don't see why even half of that stuff is...

i don't see why even half of that stuff is nessessary....call me old school if you want to

all i have been using in my filters for the past 15 years is FOAM.....thats it....nothing else.....my...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mikey11
my suggestion..... buy yourself a foam...

my suggestion.....

buy yourself a foam insert for an Aquaclear 110/500 filter.....you may need 2

cut that foam so you end up with TWO bricks of foam that fit into your filter stacked one on top...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-10-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,141
Posted By Mikey11
your water is cloudy because you have removed all...

your water is cloudy because you have removed all the beneficial bacteria from your filter,

you should NEVER change all of your filter inserts at the same time,

and you should NEVER be rinsing...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   03-03-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By Mikey11
Yes....Looks prego to me! Or a bad case of...

Yes....Looks prego to me!

Or a bad case of dropsy, which is unlikely
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