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Forum: Tank Journals   11-02-2015, 08:23 PM
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Posted By Musing.Dog
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/Shuiikei/11...

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Added 12 neons, none eaten but one died mysteriously overnight. The other 11 are doing well over two weeks later. Big trim...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2015, 01:01 AM
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Views: 334
Posted By Musing.Dog
If they can fit them in their mouth and catch...

If they can fit them in their mouth and catch them, yes. My angels try to eat snails on a daily basis so far and were interested in ghost shrimp.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-03-2015, 05:56 PM
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Views: 334
Posted By Musing.Dog
Low Tech South American 55 Build

This is my third planted tank but largest. I don't have much free time to spend on it either. I wanted something attractive and relatively low maintenance. It is not a biotope tank.

Equipment...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
I have caught sailfin mollies but never kept...

I have caught sailfin mollies but never kept them. I felt they were a little too big for a 10 gallon.

I'm in Osceola County. I did catch the flagfish. I have caught them in East Lake Tohopekaliga...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-26-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
I did not collect any bluefin killis. What are...

I did not collect any bluefin killis. What are golden cheeks if you don't mind me asking? Bluefin killis are beautiful but I have never found them in local waters.

The flagfish were not nice with...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-26-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
I think this would be fun to do again in a larger...

I think this would be fun to do again in a larger tank or in a very shallow, wide tank. Some of the flashy species I found in the area, like Fundulus chrysotus, were too aggressive in the space I...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-26-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
I have since broken this tank down but I thought...

I have since broken this tank down but I thought I'd add some extra info. Some information about a strange "algae" outbreak cured here...
Forum: Algae   09-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Musing.Dog
Just so that it's out there. I broke this tank...

Just so that it's out there. I broke this tank down a while ago but not before beating this algae.
I a agree with EntoCraig, this is some sort of diatom and lichen combo. For others out there that...
Forum: Algae   03-18-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Musing.Dog
The tank is undergoing some erythromycin...

The tank is undergoing some erythromycin treatment due to BGA in/on the substrate. We'll see what happens after this course of action; don't want to do too much at once.
Forum: Algae   03-16-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Musing.Dog
@BBradbury I really haven't found much here...

@BBradbury
I really haven't found much here locally. The small shops are really expensive and have poor quality plants.

@EntoCRaig
Really interesting idea there. Everything but the sand and...
Forum: Algae   03-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Musing.Dog
This tank is hovering around six months old and I...

This tank is hovering around six months old and I have been doing 25%-30% water changes every week and a half maybe. I haven't been very regular, I will admit.
I haven't been able to find flourish...
Forum: Algae   03-13-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By Musing.Dog
Algae Identification

This algae is sort of grayish and dusty looking, like soot, but doesn't rub off. It feels somewhat gritty, not slimy. It's hard to tell whether this is one kind of algae or a few but it only grows on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-13-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Musing.Dog
The tests are hard to read but my ph appears to...

The tests are hard to read but my ph appears to be somewhere between 7.2 and 7.4.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Musing.Dog
Ammonia in Tapwater/Wellwater

Apparently my freshwater Api ammonia test kit finds between 0.25 - 0.5 ppm of ammonia in my tapwater that comes from a well. The day of water change, the test also finds this amount in my tank. Come...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-29-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
Some BGA appearing on the substrate and wood. I...

Some BGA appearing on the substrate and wood. I know the nitrates got really low at some point. Started dosing today.
Otherwise, things are growing... just all to the left. : ) Need to put that...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
Thanks, I look forward to it filling in. The...

Thanks, I look forward to it filling in.

The dwarf livebearers are pretty interesting to watch. They spend a lot of their time in the light or picking at the wood and plants. I have witnessed them...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
I have been to Rock Springs but it has been a...

I have been to Rock Springs but it has been a while.

The behavior of the H. formosa has changed since adding the males. Much more peaceful interactions, and plenty of shoaling near the surface....
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
Added two male dwarf livebearers, and some empty...

Added two male dwarf livebearers, and some empty shells from a local lake. Also took out the left hand side to make room for the more promising right hand side plants.
Looking to Add the other...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-17-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By Musing.Dog
Central Florida Biotype 10 Gallon

I decided in early September that I wanted to take a stab at putting together a ten gallon aquarium using local, wild resources. Initially, I set the tank up with sand and plants collected from a...
Forum: Plants   09-08-2010, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Musing.Dog
What plant is this?

What sort of plant is this? Found in a Floridian lake where it grows in abundance and flowers freely. I didn't bring a flower with me but it's a cylindrical, white flower that reminds me of an...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-12-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Musing.Dog
Looks something like this ...

Looks something like this
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/5651/pinstylelight.png

How would I tell? A search turns up bulbs that look pretty different.



@GTR
Thanks, that's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By Musing.Dog
Question Lighting in a 10 Gal

I'd like to start up a 10 gal with diy co2. I have an extra 30" compact fluorescent fixture floating around without a bulb. Never used it, so I'm not entirely sure if it works.

Is 65 watts of...
Forum: Fish   11-11-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Musing.Dog
Thanks, that makes sense.

Thanks, that makes sense.
Forum: Fish   11-10-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By Musing.Dog
Fry size suitable to sell/ ship?

I have some albino corydoras aeneus fry. Very few are 1/2 in, most of them are between 3/4 and 1 in.
What size should they be before selling/rehoming?
Forum: Fish   09-18-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,105
Posted By Musing.Dog
That's crazy. Mine try to swim up the gravel vac...

That's crazy. Mine try to swim up the gravel vac sometimes. I have started screening it off with panty hose.
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