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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By blackandyellow
Despite dissinfecting some newly acquired plants...

Despite dissinfecting some newly acquired plants with potassium permanganate, I discovered I introduced a bunch of baby pond snails in my tank. Are they going to eat all my plants? Iīve seen some...
Forum: Fish 07-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By blackandyellow
You can start with a group of little ones but...

You can start with a group of little ones but once they grow up they will pair up and start fighting, and a 46 gal is not big enough for more than a breeding pair.

I started about 3 years ago with...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,777
Posted By blackandyellow
Very interesting. But I canīt believe some of...

Very interesting. But I canīt believe some of the fish you mention as hardy... Neon Tetras die a dime dozen... out of a group of 20 you only get a couple to survive (even with drip acclimation). ...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 10,924
Posted By blackandyellow
DROOOL at the current setup... That is ONE...

DROOOL at the current setup... That is ONE amazing discus tank. I love the wild discus, they look much better than the artificially bred colors. The one thing I donīt like is the white...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By blackandyellow
I hate all balloon fish, they are hideous. My...

I hate all balloon fish, they are hideous. My way of not contributing to the development of frankenfish is not buying them...

I remember back when you could find veilfin mollies (black ones and...
Forum: Fish 04-26-2012, 12:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,221
Posted By blackandyellow
Plecos are a huge problem also here in Mexico. ...

Plecos are a huge problem also here in Mexico. its funny how they donīt breed in aquariums but are so successful when dumped in local waters.

Both in Chiapas and Michoacan they have become the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,676
Posted By blackandyellow
Well after having a 100 gal tank rip off on my...

Well after having a 100 gal tank rip off on my (then new) hardwood floors and loosing fish and amazing plants, I can recommend you to take all necessary precautions and it is something that if you...
Forum: Algae 02-15-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By blackandyellow
No one?

No one?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,168
Posted By blackandyellow
I donīt like the fancy strains, but there are...

I donīt like the fancy strains, but there are some called comets, which look like a mix between a koi and a goldfish, that have long bodies with long tails (not double but long) and those are...
Forum: Algae 02-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By blackandyellow
bump

bump
Forum: Algae 02-11-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By blackandyellow
What is this? Algae?

This little dark green things have been invading my java fern. They are only growing on the fern, not on any other plants.

I finally controlled the BBA problem, but now this thing popped... ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By blackandyellow
Sorry nobody responded. Your hair algae issue if...

Sorry nobody responded. Your hair algae issue if probably because of the direct sunlight the tank is getting, you donīt mention your light fixture characteristics but perhaps you have too much light...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By blackandyellow
Some Fish Pics, long time no post

Long time and havenīt posted, Iīve been quite busy with other projects but just want to update.

I still have the 100 gal tank (planted) and the 200 gal tank (silver dollars). The 60 gal tank that...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 303
Posted By blackandyellow
Its difficult to help diagnose without a pic, but...

Its difficult to help diagnose without a pic, but one guess is that it could be a fungus that set on after an accident. Your best bet would be to treat your whole tank.

Monos are schooling fish...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By blackandyellow
Nice "puppies". they are the regular fin...

Nice "puppies". they are the regular fin variety, which I personally prefer over the long finned. They tend to grow larger bodies and are more agile because they donīt have to carry any "extra"...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By blackandyellow
Paradise are aggressive and the blue gourami...

Paradise are aggressive and the blue gourami grows quite a bit (same as the gold version).

Iīd look for dwarf gouramis instead (colisa lalia)
Forum: Fish 10-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,779
Posted By blackandyellow
Common plecos are a nightmare... I used to have...

Common plecos are a nightmare... I used to have two younglins in my planted tank and they are the best diatom eaters BUT are also the biggest poopers and once they grow a bit start eating off...
Forum: Fish 10-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,567
Posted By blackandyellow
Even if you only get one sex (which is very...

Even if you only get one sex (which is very difficult because young angels are impossible to sex) thereīs no guarantee they will get along as adults. Females are notorious for pairing up and laying...
Forum: Fish 10-20-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By blackandyellow
That was my though when housing my 4 (back then...

That was my though when housing my 4 (back then 3") red hook silver dollars in a 60 gal tank.

Guess what, they outgrew the tank in 6 months, and red bellies grow even larger than red hooks.
...
Forum: Fish 10-20-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By blackandyellow
Lemon Tetras

Lemon Tetras
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2010, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By blackandyellow
Fluorite is extremely dirty, you have to rinse it...

Fluorite is extremely dirty, you have to rinse it A LOT unless you want to live with a murky tank for over a month before it settles down. The package says itīs pre-washed but itīs not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By blackandyellow
In my experience itīs the opposite: a larger tank...

In my experience itīs the opposite: a larger tank properly kept, not overstocked is easier to keep (setup of course itīs a lot of work but itīs a once in a life thing).

Maintenance is a direct...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,794
Posted By blackandyellow
The FX-5 has a system to eliminate air inside the...

The FX-5 has a system to eliminate air inside the canister, I donīt know how injecting the Co2 would affect this system, but it could be expelling the Co2 out of the system because it detects the...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-13-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,760
Posted By blackandyellow
Hi Orlando, I was actually going to ask...

Hi Orlando,

I was actually going to ask about your Altums and how they were doing. They look amazing! Once I master with discus keeping I will try again with Altums

Good to see they are...
Forum: Fish 10-13-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By blackandyellow
What size are they? The blue gourami looks like...

What size are they? The blue gourami looks like a female, but if they are young you canīt tell until they reach maturity. The maleīs dorsal fin becomes pointed and longer and the femaleīs remain...
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