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Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,463
Posted By bbeddes
Hi Lauralee - The one with the red blooms...

Hi Lauralee -

The one with the red blooms and 2-tone variegated leaf is Erythrina indica picta, sometimes called Coral Tree or Tiger's Claw.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-07-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,692
Posted By bbeddes
Now THAT looks awesome! Your eleocharis lawn...

Now THAT looks awesome! Your eleocharis lawn really filled in good... it's a nice bright contrast for the darker rock work. I agree on the fissidens, that will work out much better for the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-06-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By bbeddes
Nerite snails will clean that. Mine was worse...

Nerite snails will clean that. Mine was worse than that and they took care of business.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By bbeddes
swapping out tanks

I've got a little 10 gl planted set up in a spare bedroom and want to upsize it to a 20 or 29. All of the existing substrate, plants and fish will go into the larger tank.

Can this be done all...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-03-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By bbeddes
Regardless of how it looks originally, almost any...

Regardless of how it looks originally, almost any submerged wood will turn black, including manzanita.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By bbeddes
supplementing Nerites?

I have a 29 gal planted that was undergoing some issues with GSA and GDA. I introduced 6 zebra nerites, and they went to work being the little algae cleaning machines that they are.... now less than...
Forum: Fish   04-20-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By bbeddes
Nerites! They are amazing little machines for...

Nerites! They are amazing little machines for controlling green spot and green dust algae. In fact if you are lucky enough to run out of algae then you will need to supplement them with algae wafers....
Forum: Fish   04-19-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By bbeddes
I've got a dozen Emerald Dwarf Rasboras, and they...

I've got a dozen Emerald Dwarf Rasboras, and they stay close to the bottom and close to cover. They are very shy and never venture into the upper water column.

It is interesting to watch them...
Forum: Fish   04-19-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By bbeddes
Heterandria bimaculata, aka "Twospot Livebearer"....

Heterandria bimaculata, aka "Twospot Livebearer". These get fairly large for a livebearer (females up to 6", males half that). They have a reputation for being somewhat nippy and aggressive compared...
Forum: Fish   04-11-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 569
Posted By bbeddes
I'm aware of 2 different vendors that have them....

I'm aware of 2 different vendors that have them. If you or anyone else want to PM me, I can send you a stocklist.
Forum: Fish   04-10-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By bbeddes
It wouldn't surprise me if some of the Boraras...

It wouldn't surprise me if some of the Boraras species could interbreed. I've not heard that they can, but the possibility remains.

The Trigonostigma Rasboras (T. heteromorpha, T. espei, T....
Forum: Tank Journals   04-10-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,692
Posted By bbeddes
That tank soooo needs a pair of Apistos! That...

That tank soooo needs a pair of Apistos! That cave would be perfect for them. I've got a pair of A. cacatuoides breeding in a 16 gal, and they have been hands down the most interesting and enjoyable...
Forum: Fish   04-09-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By bbeddes
I've got a single female betta in a community...

I've got a single female betta in a community tank with CPD's, pygmy corys, 1 SAE and a pair of peacock gudgeons. She's never bothered any of them, nor do they bother her.

There's even some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-08-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By bbeddes
These are the little aquatic African dwarf frogs?...

These are the little aquatic African dwarf frogs? I think Anubias would be your best choice. You can either superglue or tie them to a piece of sinking driftwood (the plants, not the frogs :D). Then...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-07-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By bbeddes
I use these Fluval Edge prefilter sponges. Both...

I use these Fluval Edge prefilter sponges. Both my local Petco and Petsmart carry them. They fit right over the intake strainer on most HOB and canister filters. I keep several on hand, so when one...
Forum: Fish   04-05-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,144
Posted By bbeddes
I think apistos would be fine with most any other...

I think apistos would be fine with most any other fish species in a 75 gl. That is a lot of real estate for them to try and claim. More than likely they would just be territorial close to their nest...
Forum: Fish   04-05-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,144
Posted By bbeddes
I've currently have a tank with about 20 CPD's...

I've currently have a tank with about 20 CPD's and a breeding pair of Apisto. cacatuoides. It's not the best of arrangements.

The Apistos currently have a brood of fry and are very territorial....
Forum: Fish   03-28-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By bbeddes
Congrats on the babies! What species of cory was...

Congrats on the babies! What species of cory was this, by the way?
Forum: Fish   03-28-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,027
Posted By bbeddes
A small group of male guppies or endlers. They do...

A small group of male guppies or endlers. They do weill in a cooler temp, and you can't beat them for color.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-24-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,527
Posted By bbeddes
Fun thread! Don't ask, don't tell works for us -...

Fun thread! Don't ask, don't tell works for us - she don't ask and I don't tell. I could very easily find myself a more expensive hobby, and I'm sure she's aware of that.

Earlier in the...
Forum: Fish   03-23-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,795
Posted By bbeddes
I've never seen mine bother any shrimp, either....

I've never seen mine bother any shrimp, either. However, I'm sure that the shrimp would feast on any eggs they find.... which probably explains no fry.

They do like to stay close to cover. They...
Forum: Fish   03-23-2010, 02:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,795
Posted By bbeddes
I've got 30+ in good old Utah tap (liquid...

I've got 30+ in good old Utah tap (liquid rock).... they seem happy enough, and I haven't lost a one. No spawning that I have noticed, but not sure if I would know if they did. Same goes for a dozen...
Forum: Plants   03-22-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By bbeddes
It's Hygrophila corymbosa 'Kompakt' (German for...

It's Hygrophila corymbosa 'Kompakt' (German for 'Compact'). Very same species as H. corymbosa 'Stricta' (Latin for upright, straight, rigid)... just a different cultivar, selected and propagated for...
Forum: Plants   03-22-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By bbeddes
Very helpful, and thanks for the reply! I would...

Very helpful, and thanks for the reply! I would agree. Now that I've got a name to work with, I've been able to find a few pics and info. on H. polysperma 'Ceylon' and it seems to match up.
Forum: Plants   03-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By bbeddes
Help with plant ID - Staurogyne sp. ?

I'd like to ID the plant in the foreground. The main stems tend to run along the substrate and then throw up lots of vertical runners, which can get quite tall.... the leaves are very narrow and get...
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