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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   08-09-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,193
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   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: 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   06-24-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sanguinefox
You most certainly can. Its very common for...

You most certainly can. Its very common for people to use playsand and supplement with root tabs. Keep in mind though that some plants pull nutrients right out of the water column, so if you stock...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   06-22-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,159
Posted By Sanguinefox
My sincerest apologizes that things got a little...

My sincerest apologizes that things got a little messy. We are here to offer different perspectives. If you do the sponge on a power head make sure you try to rate up. So for a 55 gallon, get...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-13-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,842
Posted By Sanguinefox
Wow, I've never heard a canister user say that....

Wow, I've never heard a canister user say that. I've seen people talk about going 6 months or so but I wouldn't go past 2 months with mine, comfortably. So you are right, I'm in the camp.

Have...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-13-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,842
Posted By Sanguinefox
Ditto on the heater thing. That said proper...

Ditto on the heater thing. That said proper canister maintenance (or filter maintenance in general) prevents the trapped detritus from becoming a problem to begin with as does stocking the canister...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-24-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sanguinefox
I've kept Harlequin's before. They are active...

I've kept Harlequin's before. They are active enough, but not as much as some fish like danios. Thing is, once they are content in their environment they will school rather loosely. So if you want a...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,986
Posted By Sanguinefox
When you get into canister talk there are really...

When you get into canister talk there are really two ways that I know of in which you hook up your out put. The one you bring up, the Spray Bar allows you to distribute the water current along the...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   05-12-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 50,026
Posted By Sanguinefox
She passed today. It's the strangest thing. Today...

She passed today. It's the strangest thing. Today before I went out to treat my mom to a dinner the fish was eating, and looking much better in color. So I went ahead and did the melafix dose, and...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   04-25-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,114
Posted By Sanguinefox
When I bought an air pump for my sponge filters I...

When I bought an air pump for my sponge filters I looked at matching what the sponge is rated for. I had 125 gallon rated sponges. So I hooked up air pumps that match that number or went slightly...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-24-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Sanguinefox
I'd say go a head and pull it. You have plants...

I'd say go a head and pull it. You have plants and a canister. They'll help stabilize things.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-24-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,428
Posted By Sanguinefox
In the past when I needed to really clean a used...

In the past when I needed to really clean a used tank I used Apple Vinegar. It did wonders on getting rid of old scum build up and doesn't really leave anything that can hurt your fish.

It's worth...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-01-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Sanguinefox
There are better April Fools Jokes to be had bob.

There are better April Fools Jokes to be had bob.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-18-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,756
Posted By Sanguinefox
Time and patience is your best tool here. That...

Time and patience is your best tool here. That cloudiness will resolve itself (usually it does).
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,007
Posted By Sanguinefox
Chiming in to say that Spring or Not it is always...

Chiming in to say that Spring or Not it is always possible for the source water to flux if you rely on tap water. Treatment plants that treat water have limitations in what they can treat/filter out,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-05-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,299
Posted By Sanguinefox
You cannot say they are fine just because they...

You cannot say they are fine just because they are always out and chasing each other. This shows me very clearly you do not understand their behavior.

Loaches like Histrionica, Rostrata, Almorhae,...
Forum: Freshwater Journals   02-03-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,405
Posted By Sanguinefox
Oh wow, your family is going to get so much...

Oh wow, your family is going to get so much enjoyment out of that tank. Grats! It's looking great too with the arrangement, and the plants!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,412
Posted By Sanguinefox
One of the things you are supposed to do is look...

One of the things you are supposed to do is look up the water quality report of your area. You can see what kinds of things are coming through your tap and prepare for that. Really those "harsh...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-25-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,412
Posted By Sanguinefox
To put it one way, I could take my 10 gallon low...

To put it one way, I could take my 10 gallon low tech betta tank. I could stop doing water changes as of today. Top it off when necessary and my Betta may appear to live in health for 2-3 years....
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-25-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,412
Posted By Sanguinefox
So he says his fish lived "Long". Fish can cope....

So he says his fish lived "Long". Fish can cope. They can sometimes become used to really bad conditions such as what has been discussed when you look into "Old tank syndrome".

It's amazing what...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   01-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,412
Posted By Sanguinefox
A happy fish is a healthy one in my opinion. ...

A happy fish is a healthy one in my opinion. However if you want to remove the entire aspect of "Anthropomorphism" you cling to to try to debunk what others say we can pay sole attention to the very...
Forum: Cichlids   01-22-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,535
Posted By Sanguinefox
Wardley's ingredients tend to be less than...

Wardley's ingredients tend to be less than desirable. If you can find some of Omega One's veggie discs, those are very well balanced and have the stuff you are looking for.
Forum: Freshwater Journals   01-18-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Sanguinefox
Oh wow, he's beautiful with that bright orange...

Oh wow, he's beautiful with that bright orange color! Good job on bringing him home and I hope he adjusts well once he's out of the ladies swimming pool :D
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   12-29-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,200
Posted By Sanguinefox
Hello there. Sorry it took a bit for me to get to...

Hello there. Sorry it took a bit for me to get to this, I've been out all day. Yes I did put up dividers to try to prevent some of the mixing. I used non toxic hot glue, fishing line, and non toxic...
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