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Forum: Equipment   05-20-2010, 11:25 AM
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Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
More surface movement causes a higher rate of gas...

More surface movement causes a higher rate of gas exchange.
Forum: Equipment   05-19-2010, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
If you want to cut down on the elbow grease, just...

If you want to cut down on the elbow grease, just fill the tank, dump in some vinegar, drop in a powerhead and let it run for about 12-24 hours. Wipe, rise, rinse, and good to go. Worked like a charm...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I don't use my RO/DI unit for Discus as I don't...

I don't use my RO/DI unit for Discus as I don't have them anymore, got out of them. I got it mainly for my reef tank. I don't use it on my planted tank since it is a NPT. I you do use it for Discus,...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
No. The RO membrane will remove chlorine and...

No. The RO membrane will remove chlorine and chloramine, and if it includes a DI unit you will definitely not need it as you water will come out with nothing in it. The one caveat is that you do need...
Forum: Fish   05-17-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,836
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I've never experienced them jumping. I kept them...

I've never experienced them jumping. I kept them in my 125 for a long time without any issues at all. I'm sure they are capable of it though. Many fish will jump with the proper provocation.
Forum: Fish   10-26-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
  Fish ID
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Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
To me it looks like a Golden White Cloud Mountain...

To me it looks like a Golden White Cloud Mountain minnow. I could be wrong though.
Forum: Fish   09-23-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,520
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
1. Yes, you could add more fish. 2. I would...

1. Yes, you could add more fish.

2. I would get about 4 Rams and you may end up with a pair out of it.

3. Clowns will not eat Kuhlis.

4. I vote for the Lemon Tetras. they have a little more...
Forum: Fish   09-23-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,520
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Not unheard of, I've read many many accounts of...

Not unheard of, I've read many many accounts of problems with them being bad nippers.
Forum: Fish   09-22-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,520
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I personally had problems with Columbian Tetras...

I personally had problems with Columbian Tetras and Rummynoses. The problem stemmed from the fact that I had the Columbians in there first. This was a 125gal tank with lots of room and I had 8...
Forum: Fish   09-22-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,557
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I have Discus in both situations, substrate and...

I have Discus in both situations, substrate and bare bottom.
My 125gal is a planted Discus tank and I do 50% weekly on that tank. My 46 is a growout tank and I do 90% every other day. If you get...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-07-2007, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
update time again. :) I added a heater to the...

update time again. :) I added a heater to the setup.
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a227/iluvmygoldbarb/Nano%20Planted%20Tank/PICT1507.jpg
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Forum: Fish   08-30-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
If you are going to add the loaches you can skip...

If you are going to add the loaches you can skip on the shrimp idea. The loaches will call them lunch. The number of Otos you add will definitely depend on the amount of algae you have. It will also...
Forum: Fish   08-30-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Put the fish in a small cup of water and add a...

Put the fish in a small cup of water and add a few drops of clove oil.
Forum: Fish   08-30-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
why not just use a fine Aragonite. I used that in...

why not just use a fine Aragonite. I used that in my Malawi tank and it was perfect. The water parameters were great for Rift lake Cichlids and never hand any problems with my mouthbrooders, they...
Forum: Fish   08-29-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
33gal is the minimum you want for an mbuna tank....

33gal is the minimum you want for an mbuna tank. I wouldn't put more than a single species in there though. I'd personally stick to nothing but yellow labs in that tank.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-27-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I'm still working on it. I had started using the...

I'm still working on it. I had started using the recommended amounts for EI dosing but found I had to change things with the presence of the Discus in my tank. I have to do the math so I can figure...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-27-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,781
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Part of the formula for keeping them red is the...

Part of the formula for keeping them red is the addition of the proper nutrients and CO2. I keep my Iron at the right levels and all other nutrients balanced.
Forum: Fish   08-27-2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Another thing you may want to try is switching...

Another thing you may want to try is switching from flake food to a good quality pellet food. I use New Life Spectrum pellets Community fish Formula for all my Rainbows and they love it. The garlic...
Forum: Substrate   08-26-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Anyway... I moved the tank and added the soil...

Anyway... I moved the tank and added the soil yesterday afternoon. Everything went quite well. Did some tests this morning and thus far no NH3/NH4 and no NO2. Seems that the combination of my...
Forum: Fish   08-26-2007, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Every Clown Loach I've ever had has left my...

Every Clown Loach I've ever had has left my plants alone. I had 5 in a 75 a while ago and they left things alone and now I have 3 in my 60 and none of them every nibbled on plants. It may be that I...
Forum: Fish   08-25-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,058
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Looks like your Krib got into a little tangle...

Looks like your Krib got into a little tangle with someone or something. What happened?

Love the denisonii. Makes me wish I had a few. :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-24-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
  New 2.5
Views: 1,941
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Tank is looking great cashman. I didn't realize...

Tank is looking great cashman. I didn't realize you had used the Ludwigia and the Crypt in your tank when I set mine up, I used them as well. Seems the Oil Dri is working rather well.
Forum: Substrate   08-23-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
It may not be an "either/or" process but there...

It may not be an "either/or" process but there are definitely plants that are much more adept in taking nutrients in through the roots. My Red Rubin Swords are the perfect example of that. I was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
I'm almost positive the soil helped out. I...

I'm almost positive the soil helped out. I probably won't spread the Ludwigia out at all. I'm going to have enough to do keeping it trimmed to that corner, I don't want to have to trim it all the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-21-2007, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Thanks John. That hairgrass has already started...

Thanks John. That hairgrass has already started to spread in just 2 weeks, in fact it is growing better in my nano than it is in my 125. This tank cycled in just 17 days. I used the soil straight...
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