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Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   11-10-2019, 11:40 AM
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It depends on the tank's construction. My 80gal...

It depends on the tank's construction. My 80gal doesn't have any, but my old 55gal did. The 80gal has an extra heavy duty frame all the way around, the 55gal only has a top and bottom frame so the...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   11-01-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By Genos
My one LED strip gets warm (80-85F) on the light...

My one LED strip gets warm (80-85F) on the light side. My older one used to flicker and go out. Some of the blue lights don't work. I gave it a good cleaning and added a lid to the tank as I...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-27-2019, 12:48 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By Genos
AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish...

AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor (http://www.aqadvisor.com/AqAdvisor.php) This is a pretty accurate fish stocking...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   10-12-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Genos
Penguin tetras can be brutal to each other,...

Penguin tetras can be brutal to each other, especially in such a small group. I have 5 in an 80gal long and still they're always at different ends. I'd suggest changing them out for a different...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-24-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Genos
Unless you are keeping highly sensitive fish that...

Unless you are keeping highly sensitive fish that were raised in a drastically different pH, I won't mess with it. Chemical manipulation is risky due to the fluctuations. Adding driftwood is fine...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-16-2019, 08:36 AM
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Views: 66
Posted By Genos
Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-14-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Genos
Also be prepared for fish of smaller than...

Also be prepared for fish of smaller than advertised size. I got some geos once that were supposed to be 3in and were barely .5in. I was lucky to have a suitable community tank for them to grow out...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   09-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Genos
Looks like you have an oscar, parrotmouth, and...

Looks like you have an oscar, parrotmouth, and maybe a severum? The minimum tank for any of these fish is 75gal, even growing out this is way too small! If you want to have cichlids go with a pair...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   09-10-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Genos
Make sure it's from a reputable site and has some...

Make sure it's from a reputable site and has some kind of live guaranteed. Shipping is expensive, and always go for overnight!
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-24-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Genos
Testing plant growth using different substrates,...

Testing plant growth using different substrates, lighting, hours exposed to lighting, ferts, co2, etc so many options
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-18-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Genos
Just use a normal one that plugs into the outlet?

Just use a normal one that plugs into the outlet?
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-17-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Genos
You could try shortening the time the lights are...

You could try shortening the time the lights are on to 6-8hrs a day
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-14-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Genos
Fin rot is best cares for with excellent water...

Fin rot is best cares for with excellent water quality. Aquarium salt can help following instructions. There is an ecosystem if bacteria in your fish that normally keeps it healthy. TOO MANY MEDS...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-12-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Genos
Measure the inside of the tank up till your water...

Measure the inside of the tank up till your water line. The one inch of fish per gallon rule really isn't great. What do you plan on stocking? If you gradually add fish over a few months you'll get...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-12-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By Genos
Don't worry about pH/kH. If you wanted to keep...

Don't worry about pH/kH. If you wanted to keep really sensitive wild fish it would be a concern. The fish will be happier with a stable pH rather than you trying to alter it to what they "prefer"...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   08-12-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By Genos
Go easy on those meds, it'll do more harm than...

Go easy on those meds, it'll do more harm than good. Look up flukes. Sounds like a parasite if he's flashing. Do daily huge water changes and keep stress to a minimum. Low lights, no more tapping...
Forum: Catfish   08-11-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Genos
Try a mixed sinking pellet for loaches. ...

Try a mixed sinking pellet for loaches. Kelp/cucumber are worth a try too. Few fish eat only algae.
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   08-10-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Genos
Not worth the peace of mind another tank would...

Not worth the peace of mind another tank would give you.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-01-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Genos
I have a Cascade canister filter that was...

I have a Cascade canister filter that was inexpensive. Super quiet and durable. Aquaclear 110 is another option. Much cheaper, but less media room and can be loud. I had to rig it a bit to get the...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   07-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Genos
You could feed an empty 46g with fish food which...

You could feed an empty 46g with fish food which will help keep it going. You could also cycle it with ammonia. Dr. Tim on youtube has a very good video on fishless cycle. Make sure to have a test...
Forum: Cichlids   07-21-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Genos
I was referring to water quality.

I was referring to water quality.
Forum: Cichlids   07-21-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By Genos
Angels are usually only aggressive towards their...

Angels are usually only aggressive towards their own species, unless they are guarding eggs. You could try to rearrange the tank, get a third angel, or just stick with the one. Make sure that there...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   07-20-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Genos
ISO sand-like plant substrate

Looking for a plant substrate/media/soil that is tan in color (matching natural sand). I have geos and cannot keep soil capped. Trying to find something that I can mix in without it looking awful. ...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   07-19-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Genos
Her eye looks large. Dropsy/stunted/camera angle?...

Her eye looks large. Dropsy/stunted/camera angle? Tank parameters? How long have you had them? Is the male picking on her? I would put her in a separate tank with low flow and start treating with...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-19-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Genos
It's not so much about time as it is the...

It's not so much about time as it is the temperature difference. I've had some bags that needed awhile to adjust. Overnight isn't really that long if they were packaged correctly. I never mix bag...
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