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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-26-2011, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Byron
It is a scientific fact that fish do not "grow to...

It is a scientific fact that fish do not "grow to the size of tank" they are in and then just stop and stay healthy. If the fish stops growing, less than it's normal size which for an oscar is 12+...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   11-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,665
Posted By Byron
On the air/gas in the tap water, I have seen this...

On the air/gas in the tap water, I have seen this from time to time. I ignore it, and in 20 years have never been aware of any issues. I can't say if it may be trouble if severe. Perhaps other...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   11-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By Boredomb
Welcome Back Calmwaters!

Welcome Back Calmwaters!
Forum: Freshwater Journals   08-01-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bluebirdnanny
Thanks for your help and congrats. Eggs turned...

Thanks for your help and congrats. Eggs turned white again! Redid the tank, removed all but the two jewels, and removed the peat bog soil under gravel. They haven't tried again so hopefully they will...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   01-17-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,913
Posted By Tapil
Found a whole list of em... Looks like most ALL...

Found a whole list of em... Looks like most ALL aquatic plants perfer 75+ degrees so whatever you had in mind shouldnt be a problem ((( Please dont quote xD ))

Check this list

11. FW Plant...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   01-10-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,982
Posted By aunt kymmie
Yuck, I'm sorry Amanda. That doesn't sound like...

Yuck, I'm sorry Amanda. That doesn't sound like fun at all. At least you have a nice warm puppy to come home to. :-)
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-02-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By buzzbee
DIY light

if you browse the DIY section you might find a project
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   10-10-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By willow
keep you in my prayers tonight. wish you better...

keep you in my prayers tonight.
wish you better real soon.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   10-08-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By kitten_penang
so sorry to hear that but don't lose hope we all...

so sorry to hear that but don't lose hope we all make mistakes one time or another.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   10-07-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By LisaC144
Sorry for your loss. sometimes we have to learn...

Sorry for your loss. sometimes we have to learn things the hard way, but a lesson learned nonetheless.

Eileen, how the heck do you go about finding auctions? I'd love to go to one if I can find...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   10-07-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By eileen
I'm so sorry you lost one of your cories. By...

I'm so sorry you lost one of your cories. By posting what happened it will make others not make the same mistake. I also lost fish due to my own mistake also and it does make you feel really bad as...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   08-17-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,427
Posted By jaybyrd
Tanker and calmwater - great stuff!

Tanker and calmwater - great stuff!
Forum: Freshwater Journals   06-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By aunt kymmie
Great pictures!!

Great pictures!!
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-24-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,830
Posted By bones14
On the packages you get to pick out the plants.I...

On the packages you get to pick out the plants.I checked out aquariumplants.com when I was researching before I ordered and saw they picked the plants.sweet aquatics will list the different types...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   06-13-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By willow
they're beautiful,i could sit and watch them all...

they're beautiful,i could sit and watch them all day. :-D
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By Byron
I'd stay with it; jeaninel has it and it works. ...

I'd stay with it; jeaninel has it and it works. B.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-12-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By jeaninel
I have those Walmart mini fluorescent bulbs in...

I have those Walmart mini fluorescent bulbs in both my 10 gallon tanks. They do say they are full spectrum and seem to work fine with the plants.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By Byron
Picking up on two issues from the last few posts:...

Picking up on two issues from the last few posts:

1. A 10w CF bulb will be more than adequate. Remember, "watts" mean very little anyway, and with CF bulbs even less because these are designed to...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-12-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By redchigh
If you need a 'thinner' bulb (rather than...

If you need a 'thinner' bulb (rather than rounder) you might try some of these:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Lights-of-America-10-Watt-Mini-Fluorescent-Aquarium-Bulb-1-ct/10448675

The standard ones...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By Byron
Amanda, yes, I was talking screw-in bulbs, they...

Amanda, yes, I was talking screw-in bulbs, they are compact fluorescents, and good plant lights though I've yet to track down a fixture for my 20g to try them, but others say they work fine. A...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By xrayjeeper83
Ive got the same bulb over my tank and my plants...

Ive got the same bulb over my tank and my plants seem to be growing really well. Its the only light I could get for my light housing, cause of my plug(small 4 prong).
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-11-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By Byron
I would agree that the light is less than good....

I would agree that the light is less than good. One has to be very careful with high blue; algae can absolutely take off under it, and while plants need blue they also need red and in balance. And...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By redchigh
You need to remember my rule #1 of fishkeeping-...

You need to remember my rule #1 of fishkeeping- NEVER trust a worker at an LFS. Half the time they just want to make a sale, and the other half they're just not properly informed.

a 50/50...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,218
Posted By borneosucker
Talking Sleeping Beauty - Rotala wallichii

One of the plants that I have that obiviously display the circadian rhythm, the Rotala wallichii, a sleeping beauty :-D
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