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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-31-2010, 11:55 PM
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Unhappy Thanks, whether it's true or not that might...

Thanks, whether it's true or not that might explain it.

I somewhat regret making this thread since it turned into a conflict of sorts.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-29-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By Winner
I've had white clouds a long time ago when i was...

I've had white clouds a long time ago when i was a kid- they like to swim fast at the top level of the tank with a lot of surface space. Some will tell you that they need at least 24" of tank length...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-29-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Winner
Yeah, with buying distilled water I pay a little...

Yeah, with buying distilled water I pay a little less than $2 a week for the water change. I guess that adds up but it's a minor expense to me.

Considering OP's water parameters I'd suggest a...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-28-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By Winner
Stocking the 10 in any way that's interesting is...

Stocking the 10 in any way that's interesting is probably the #1 stocking challenge there is.

What I did: Get your PH down (I accomplished this by using distilled water instead of tap, our local...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,332
Posted By Winner
Question I'm curious about these two old wives' tales, where did they come from?

Here's two oft-mentioned things about freshwater aquaria that I'm not sure where they came from. I'd like some clarity on them.

1. 'Tetras/other shoaling fish must be kept in odd numbers' - yet...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-26-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,892
Posted By Winner
I've always had a thin layer of clear slimy-ness...

I've always had a thin layer of clear slimy-ness in the internal bio-filter area, but never to the level of interfering with flow.

I've always assumed this is the critical beneficial bacteria, but...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   07-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Winner
I've been checking in every now and then.

I've been checking in every now and then.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   07-21-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,684
Posted By Winner
There is a local LFS in my town that's 100% a...

There is a local LFS in my town that's 100% a total dump, with dyed and tattooed platys, an overall dirty presentation (i just hate walking in there) and plenty of dying fish in the tanks. A great...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   07-21-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,986
Posted By Winner
Question Non-live Bamboo as a decoration?

Has anyone tried submerging some bamboo, say a large hollow open-ended piece for use as a cave decoration or something? Or some thin stalks for shrimp perches?

I don't have any on hand and I'm...
Forum: Invertebrates   07-15-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,010
Posted By Winner
Smile I acquired 3 (soon to be 30, I'm sure) trumpet...

I acquired 3 (soon to be 30, I'm sure) trumpet snails from a local shop for free, I just asked him to knock some in the bag along with some ghost shrimp I bought.

They're already going to work on...
Forum: Invertebrates   07-13-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,010
Posted By Winner
Smile Thank you for the advice! I know from some prior...

Thank you for the advice! I know from some prior experience that an apple snail of mine eagerly ate up live plants. Was just wondering if different species had different eating habits.
Forum: Invertebrates   07-12-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,010
Posted By Winner
Question Suggest me snails to consume dead plant matter.

Even with healthy plants (and everything I have in my aquaria is growing quite well) parts will grow old and die off. I do my best to remove them from the aquarium myself, but I wouldn't mind a...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By Winner
Drawing from my experience in the aquarium hobby...

Drawing from my experience in the aquarium hobby and the vast amount of information available in print and on the internet, and and also from the thoughts of the posters here (that's right, -you-...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By Winner
There's a nice honey gourami in a local store,...

There's a nice honey gourami in a local store, and I am indeed considering it. It's not the contrasting color I want for 'curb appeal' that visitors may like, but it's a charming and healthy little...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-01-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By Winner
I'm going to try it- the fun of this hobby is all...

I'm going to try it- the fun of this hobby is all about the challenge of what you can make possible.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By Winner
Of course I checked aqadvisor. With my filter...

Of course I checked aqadvisor. With my filter choice I'd be good with two otos in there, and at '98%' filtration with three otos.

I'm really trying to pull off three swimming tiers here, the...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-29-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,704
Posted By Winner
Question 10 Gallon build / stocking idea, "Fire and Ice"

I have a 10 gallon here I'd like to start using- and small tanks are a challenge to make into an interesting, varied and compatible community. But I enjoy that challenge! Here's the idea I've been...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   06-27-2010, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Winner
Smile Thanks for the replies. I'll keep the lidded...

Thanks for the replies. I'll keep the lidded clear box thing, maybe it will have a use.
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   06-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Winner
Red face Identify some extra junk aquarium equipment of mine?

Bought a 10g tank at a thrift store- there were some useful items in it . There is also some stuff that I have no clue what it is, probably won't use, but might like to know what they are before I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-22-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By Winner
Well, an update on this aquarium- I put a big...

Well, an update on this aquarium- I put a big hornwort on the filter side of the tank and that slows the current to something much more manageable. I've had a betta in there for a month now, healthy...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-13-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By Winner
Lightbulb Thanks for the suggestions. :) I'll have a lot of...

Thanks for the suggestions. :) I'll have a lot of time to think things over now that I have it planted and cycling.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By Winner
I hadn't, and I'll look into it. I've a thing for...

I hadn't, and I'll look into it. I've a thing for critters.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-13-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By Winner
Exclamation 5-gal aquarium- give me some suggestions of what to do with it!

My grandfather kept aquariums, 20 and 50 gal- and I helped him maintain them when I was a child. I've always wanted to get back into the hobby, and now someone has given me one of those 5-gallon...
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