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Forum: Fish   03-24-2014, 07:52 AM
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Views: 195
Posted By echoskybound
Flaking scales on betta

Hello all, about two weeks ago I received several beautiful female bettas that were shipped by breeders. The shipping process was rough and took way longer than it was supposed to, but all the fish...
Forum: Fish   02-20-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks Stef! I saw your pictures of your bettas...

Thanks Stef! I saw your pictures of your bettas playing with your hands, they're beautiful. Do they do okay in smaller tanks as well? I'm getting a 10 gallon and wondering if that would be too small...
Forum: Fish   02-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By echoskybound
What do you think about female betta communities?

I've always been a little curious about keeping female betta communities, but I've never attempted it myself because I tend to avoid aggressive fish. I've read that they will establish a pecking...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By echoskybound
Acrylic tanks?

Hey all! I've been on the hunt for a new tank, and I would love a 10 gallon frameless acrylic tank. I'm having trouble finding such a tank, though. There's the Clear For Life acrylic tanks, but...
Forum: Algae   03-28-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks! Any idea what kind of impact it would...

Thanks! Any idea what kind of impact it would have on anubias and java fern?
Forum: Algae   03-27-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By echoskybound
Awesome, thanks! Not sure why I didn't find that...

Awesome, thanks! Not sure why I didn't find that when I did a search. I'm so bad at forums ;P

Yeah, when I read that people used 5x dosage I felt kinda skeptical. I'll read about the "one-two...
Forum: Algae   03-26-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By echoskybound
Using Excel to fight algae?

I have been reading a around and found a few claims that overdosing Flourish Excel will help cut algae growth, because Excel contains a glutaraldehyde based compound that acts as a disinfectant. I've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-20-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks for the great links shrimpzoo! I'm reading...

Thanks for the great links shrimpzoo! I'm reading through them now. Here are some pictures from yesterday:

http://laurensnyder.net/tank/aqueon4.JPG
http://laurensnyder.net/tank/aqueon5.JPG

I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-19-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By echoskybound
Yeah, they seem like they prefer picking snacks...

Yeah, they seem like they prefer picking snacks off of leaves over the wafers. I'll try blanched veggies, since I assume they won't discolor the water once they've been boiled.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-19-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks for the responses! A few answers: I...

Thanks for the responses! A few answers:

I cycled the tank for about 3 weeks with filter media from an established tank, adding some flake food to add some ammonia. The tank is 4 gallons with just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-18-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By echoskybound
Shrimp newbie. Cloudy water, dying shrimp

Hello all. I'm a newbie to inverts, I just bought my first red cherry shrimp a week or two ago for a nano tank planted with anubias. One shrimp disappeared, and I found another one dead a few days...
Forum: Equipment   03-11-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By echoskybound
Yeah, I thought about just getting an HOB, but I...

Yeah, I thought about just getting an HOB, but I have two clip-on LED lights on the back taking up a lot of room, so I don't think it would fit too well.
Forum: Equipment   03-11-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By echoskybound
Thank you for your suggestions! I'm not sure that...

Thank you for your suggestions! I'm not sure that I could fit a piece of acrylic down there, it's a bit of a tight spot, but I'll look into the toxicity of the two part epoxy.

I came up with a bit...
Forum: Equipment   03-10-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,545
Posted By echoskybound
Aqueon Evolve woes... what should I do?

I recently set up an Aqueon Evolve 4 as a nano shrimp tank. I got it all planted and set up when I realized I have a big filtration problem. The Evolve has a "false back" that hides the filtration....
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks! I was reading about the Finnex px-360 the...

Thanks! I was reading about the Finnex px-360 the other day. It seems to be one of the cheapest canisters you can get at around $50. Looks like a pretty small and simple filter.

Does anybody have...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
Thank you! I really appreciate it. It looks like...

Thank you! I really appreciate it. It looks like it's less bulky than the AquaClear. The hood design is appealing.
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks, good to know! I'll check it out and find...

Thanks, good to know! I'll check it out and find some reviews :] It looks like it would be easy to customize too.
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
I'm aiming for low-tech, although I may do DIY...

I'm aiming for low-tech, although I may do DIY Co2 if I go for high light. I'd love to have a big high-tech tank... but I'm pinched on space ;]
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks for the responses! Is it worth stepping up...

Thanks for the responses! Is it worth stepping up to canisters for a 20 gallon, or should I just stick with an HOB? I've never had a canister filter before so I don't know much about setup, etc.
...
Forum: Equipment   03-01-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By echoskybound
Hang-on filters for 20 gallon?

I seem to be having trouble shopping for the perfect filter for a 20 gallon. I found the AquaClear Power Filter really appealing because it looks really easy to customize your media and swap them out...
Forum: Lighting   02-19-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,783
Posted By echoskybound
Finnex Ray 2 vs. Marineland Aquatic Plant LED

I'm looking for LED lighting for a 20 gallon high. I'm hoping to be able to keep medium to high light plants. I'm looking at two particular LED strips right now:

Finnex Ray 2:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-17-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,082
Posted By echoskybound
They look great! Do they sink, or are you going...

They look great! Do they sink, or are you going to anchor them to something?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-16-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By echoskybound
Thanks for the link, I'll read more about it. I...

Thanks for the link, I'll read more about it. I noticed that the area where my filter agitates the water surface is clear of the oil.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-16-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By echoskybound
Yellow, oily water?

I recently planted a nano tank with bronze crypt, micro sword, and anubias nana in Eco-complete. I got a redish piece of driftwood, boiled it to get the color out, and put it in the tank. It still...
Forum: Fish   05-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,186
Posted By echoskybound
EnigmaticBettaBreeds, that's a really stunning...

EnigmaticBettaBreeds, that's a really stunning betta. I was surprised to see a number of beautiful HMPKs at my local Petsmart that had beautiful metallic coloration. Sometimes their betta stock is...
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