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Forum: Cichlids   06-23-2019, 06:08 PM
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Posted By lakenvelderin
What are your tank parameters? I am not...

What are your tank parameters? I am not experienced with cichlids but this will help others diagnose your problem.

Is there plenty of space? What you're describing sounds like straight-up...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-22-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By lakenvelderin
Frankly, sometimes fish just die. Though it...

Frankly, sometimes fish just die.

Though it sucks, smaller fish like danios are pretty sensitive and easily stressed, so sometimes they keel over for what seems to be no reason. Like you said,...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-22-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 88
Posted By lakenvelderin
Plant suggestions?

Hiya!

So I have a 10g sterbai cory tank, and though there are a few plants, it still looks pretty bare.

I've been wanting to try out a carpeting plant, but I still need the cories to be able to...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-19-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By lakenvelderin
In terms of amounts of fish, since Genos already...

In terms of amounts of fish, since Genos already answered the rest very well, I'm a big fan of species tanks. It seems like fish are most relaxed when they're surrounded by members of their own...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-19-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By lakenvelderin
The worst cause of algae for me, personally, is...

The worst cause of algae for me, personally, is leaving the lights on too long. Even with live plants, I find that 5-6 hours of the overhead light is perfectly fine, and any more than that can make...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By lakenvelderin
With 120 gallons, it'd be pretty hard to...

With 120 gallons, it'd be pretty hard to overstock it. Generally, if your water isn't getting gross and the tank's parameters are fine (nitrate, ammonia, etc), and the fish aren't being aggressive...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   06-18-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By lakenvelderin
The only way I know of to test for leaks is this:...

The only way I know of to test for leaks is this:

1. Dry off the tank and surrounding area
2. Place DRY paper towels around the base of the tank
3. Leave for 24 hours
4. If there's water on the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-18-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By lakenvelderin
4 lampeyes and 4 danios sounds pretty much...

4 lampeyes and 4 danios sounds pretty much perfect, honestly! I'm not sure what else you would want to add other than more of the smaller fish.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-10-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By lakenvelderin
I'm glad you got it figured out! :)

I'm glad you got it figured out! :)
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-10-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By lakenvelderin
Thank you for the suggestions! It seems as if...

Thank you for the suggestions! It seems as if rams require much higher temperature, but I'll keep the others in mind :-)
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-09-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 78
Posted By lakenvelderin
Congratulations man! It always feels good to get...

Congratulations man! It always feels good to get back into a hobby after being away for so long. Can't wait to hear how the tetra tank goes!
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-09-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By lakenvelderin
Depends on what kind of tetras you're...

Depends on what kind of tetras you're considering!

Luckily, I believe every kind of tetra is both peaceful and schooling, so you shouldn't have to worry about fish getting territorial. Keep in...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-09-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By lakenvelderin
Stocking advice for a 10gal?

Hiya!

So I have a question that requires just a tiny bit of background.

I have a 10 gallon tank that currently contains 4 sterbai corydoras. They're happy, healthy, and active at a temperature...
Forum: Cichlids   06-08-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By lakenvelderin
Unhappy Pet store cichlids with caving belly?

Hiya!

So I've never actually cared for cichlids, and I'm not particularly planning on it. This is just for curiosity.

At one of my local fish/plant/pet stores, they have a display-only cichlid...
Forum: DIY Aquarium   06-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By lakenvelderin
This paint...

This paint (https://fishlab.com/aquarium-safe-paint/) is advertised as fish safe, but I would be very cautious about painting anything in an aquarium. I also don't know if that paint would melt...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-08-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By lakenvelderin
Aside from adding an algae eater, you could also...

Aside from adding an algae eater, you could also try giving the tank less light. I had similar issues, seemed like there was algae no matter what I did, but by cutting down the amount of lighting by...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-08-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By lakenvelderin
Oh dear! (Disclaimer: I have never personally...

Oh dear!
(Disclaimer: I have never personally owned danios, this is mostly from googling and general fish knowledge)

First off, is it a kind of danio where you can sex them? If so, you could...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-08-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
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Views: 88
Posted By lakenvelderin
Welcome, and don't hesitate to ask questions!

Welcome, and don't hesitate to ask questions!
Forum: Member Submitted Articles   06-08-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By lakenvelderin
Yeah, soil can float on top of water if it's been...

Yeah, soil can float on top of water if it's been dry for a long time. Couple of ideas for you:

-You could try using a strainer or cup/bucket to remove the soil from the top, waterlog it in a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   06-08-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By lakenvelderin
Sounds ambitious! Best of luck in getting back...

Sounds ambitious! Best of luck in getting back into things and setting up!
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   06-08-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By lakenvelderin
Aside from the treatments others have suggested,...

Aside from the treatments others have suggested, you really need to separate those fish. Mountain minnows, as suggested by their names, are used to living in much colder waters closer to 68 F....
Forum: Invertebrates   04-04-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By lakenvelderin
Unhappy Aqueon Quietflow 10gal can kill snails

A word of warning for anyone looking at Aqueon filters: long story short I had my (very small) snail in a 10gal tank with a betta and some cory cats, he got stuck in the intake with a broken shell...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   03-30-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By lakenvelderin
Hello y'all!

Hi!

Uh, I don't really have much to say but the automatic message said I should introduce myself, so here I am I guess. I just recently got into the fish keeping hobby with a pretty basic little...
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