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Forum: Equipment 12-16-2009, 12:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,787
Posted By Fishytales12345
You are right near the maximum suggested size...

You are right near the maximum suggested size pump for your size aquarium. Yours is 190 l and the maximum recommended is 200 l by the maker. My thoughts are that you should not have a problem if the...
Forum: Plants 05-12-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By Fishytales12345
I waited until there were 2-3 inches of roots...

I waited until there were 2-3 inches of roots dangling and the leaves were about the same size. Then I found, at least to myself, that there came a time where a (very) gentle tug separated the baby...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,493
Posted By Fishytales12345
We had Yoyo loaches (2) for a couple of years...

We had Yoyo loaches (2) for a couple of years before moving. All live exposed snails were eliminated and all the snails that were helping my substrate were still there as you could see tiny areas of...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,354
Posted By Fishytales12345
I just refilled my 10 lb tank at a local fire...

I just refilled my 10 lb tank at a local fire extinguisher company and they charged US$ 18.95 for the refill while a waited (about 5 minutes).

Location: Wilmington, NC
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Fishytales12345
Thanks, Hoppy. I just went over to "Lighting" and...

Thanks, Hoppy. I just went over to "Lighting" and saw one of your suggestions there about reducing light and your post shows some 50/50 Compaq tubes. Since I have a Coralife 2 x 96 watt, one is 10000...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Fishytales12345
Approximate CO2 Bubble Count

I am doing away with my DIY CO2 and now have a tank and regulator and diffuser to replace the DIY system. I have to figure out all the drop checker stuff and get that equipment.

In the meantime...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,354
Posted By Fishytales12345
I just paid $92 last week including freight for a...

I just paid $92 last week including freight for a new 10 lb aluminum tank from a vendor on ebay and it looks of excellent quality. It arrived in 5 days. The vendor answered a couple of questions for...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Fishytales12345
Thanks for the help. Two of the ribbed adapters...

Thanks for the help. Two of the ribbed adapters that are already in the fluval system that I have are in the tank going between the ribbed hose and the inlet piece and the outlet piece. But the other...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By Fishytales12345
Modifying Fluval Ribbed Hose

message posted on wrong forum, OOps

Has anyone tried to attach Hagen spare adapters A00017 to the ribbed hosing for 304/404 canisters? Like can they be glued or epoxied or something like that? If...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,787
Posted By Fishytales12345
Has anyone tried to attach Hagen spare adapters...

Has anyone tried to attach Hagen spare adapters A00017 to the ribbed hosing for 304/404 canisters? Like can they be glued or epoxied or something like that? If so, I have found that the barbed...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
Also noted that there are no snails in the tank...

Also noted that there are no snails in the tank and there were quite a few.

I got an answer from the curator at the local aquarium who suggests that I likely have a toxic blue/green algae amongst...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
There is plenty of algae to eat. I do not scrape...

There is plenty of algae to eat. I do not scrape the back side of the tank when cleaning so there is always something worthwhile there. When the false SAE's started to grow pretty quickly, I...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
The water supply is county wide and no softener...

The water supply is county wide and no softener or any other treatment is done in our house. Nor is the water used in the tank run through a water filter of any sort.

Thanks for the input.
...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
All that died were acclimated the same manner as...

All that died were acclimated the same manner as those that are living. The container holding the new animals is opened briefly to allow new air, then the bag is floated in the tank until my IR temp...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
None of the 8 serpae tetras, 5 long-finned zebra...

None of the 8 serpae tetras, 5 long-finned zebra danios or the 10 congo tetras show any signs of poor health. All appear active and are swimming normally, not jerky, up and down, etc. Aeration is...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,728
Posted By Fishytales12345
Death of algae eaters

Having a big problem trying to keep various algae eaters alive for more than 2 weeks. Before relocating 2 years ago, we had a bristlenose pleco, 6 amano shrimp, and 6 oto's in the 70 gallon planted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Fishytales12345
Please see a post of mine from a couple of months...

Please see a post of mine from a couple of months ago on the same subject. It is quoted below.

Howard

Additional info about test chemicals.

I bought a KH and GH API test set in January...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-25-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Fishytales12345
I wish you hadn't termed your #5 question the...

I wish you hadn't termed your #5 question the stupidest...... About 1 month ago I called Big Al's and asked "How do I attach this brand new blue/black background I bought from you folks?". I did get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2008, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Fishytales12345
I am not sure how it got in there. This tank was...

I am not sure how it got in there. This tank was started up after being down 6 months for a move here. Everything was new, like substrate, plants, animals. I have made two plant orders and my guess...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2008, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Fishytales12345
Maybe this link will show a larger image. ...

Maybe this link will show a larger image.

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk233/migratingfish/bug011a.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By Fishytales12345
What is it?

I just noticed tonight this insect looking thing on the driftwood. What is it?
Forum: Fish 07-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 24,491
Posted By Fishytales12345
I am considering two of them. Preferably one male...

I am considering two of them. Preferably one male and one female. But most mail order sources don't let you choose the sex, and there is no LFS in this area worth a darn.

Has anyone experiences...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Fishytales12345
I am watching this thread for a reply too!

I am watching this thread for a reply too!
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Fishytales12345
You can raise the ladder as high as possible in...

You can raise the ladder as high as possible in the tank at night which reduces the rate of absorption into the water.
Forum: Fish 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By Fishytales12345
Stocking an aquarium

We have a 70 gallon FW planted tank that was restarted after a move and is maturing quite well. The only occupants at present are 6 Brachydanio rerio and some varied varieties of snails, eg MTS,...
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