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Forum: Fish 07-30-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By lurrch
Gray streaks on tail fins

I just noticed this on my angelfish. It wasn't there a day or two ago. Is it a disease, or something else? I've had this angelfish for about two years and haven't seen this before.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By lurrch
Less money, except I already have the canister. ...

Less money, except I already have the canister. I'm gonna give it a shot.
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By lurrch
possibly bad idea using canister filter as sump return

I've used this forum to ask about "inspired" ideas I've had, so here's another one: Can I use a canister filter as the return pump for a sump?

The water path would be tank -> sump (under tank) ->...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By lurrch
In case anyone is following this thread with...

In case anyone is following this thread with anticipation, I called Marineland. They said it was probably the power cord (like you guys were saying). The surprising part was that they said they...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2013, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By lurrch
It is plugged into a timer, but I'm not sure I...

It is plugged into a timer, but I'm not sure I understand the rest of your advice. I've tried plugging it into other sockets with the same result.
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By lurrch
led flickering/strobing

I got a Marineland Double Bright fixture about two years ago. A few days ago, it starting strobing (turning on a half second every 5 seconds) when plugged in. Any ideas on what broke or how to fix...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 982
Posted By lurrch
Looks like a good start. You should get some...

Looks like a good start. You should get some filter material from your dad too. Relatively little of the bacteria lives in the water.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-21-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By lurrch
How big is the tank? Also, led's are not all the...

How big is the tank? Also, led's are not all the same. You probably will just have to try it and see if you get too much algae.

Too much co2 can kill animals, especially snails. I would lay off...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By lurrch
What's in it?

What's in it?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-21-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By lurrch
Looks really nice! Nerite snails are the best,...

Looks really nice! Nerite snails are the best, useful and cool looking, especially once they get big.
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By lurrch
I have the double bright 48" on a 75g. I've had...

I have the double bright 48" on a 75g. I've had no trouble with my plants growing, though I have a co2 setup. I have gotten a grass like plant to cover an area of the tank. It's probably low to...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,124
Posted By lurrch
For the cost of a dual stage, you can buy a...

For the cost of a dual stage, you can buy a single stage and a ph controller.
Forum: Fish 07-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By lurrch
Dropsy, fat fish or ?

I've had this fish for over a year and he's looked like this the whole time. He doesn't really swim around with the other zebra fish and just searches the substrate for food all day. At one point I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-10-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,550
Posted By lurrch
Luckily most of my fish were still in the main...

Luckily most of my fish were still in the main tank (I was setting up a temp tank for moving).

Keeping fish is tricky, and unlike a dog or cat you don't need to screw up much to kill them. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 26,550
Posted By lurrch
This thread has been very therapeutic after my...

This thread has been very therapeutic after my recent mishap. I tried to fastcycle a tank while severely jet lagged. When I came to a couple days later, I found all the fish dead. Apparently the...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By lurrch
They were a breeding pair for several months. ...

They were a breeding pair for several months. I'm going to try separating them for awhile and see if that helps.
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By lurrch
angelfish fighting

I have a pair of angelfish in a 75g community. They have laid eggs several times, but they seem to be fighting regularly recently. Every morning when I first see them they are either facing off and...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By lurrch
Assuming that you're looking for a single fish...

Assuming that you're looking for a single fish (i.e. nonschooling) in a larger non-aggressive tank, I would recommend a ram or dwarf ram. They are active, colorful, interestingly shaped (my wife...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By lurrch
I've probably overfed a little bit. I don't...

I've probably overfed a little bit. I don't think I have an infestation, just a few under where the autofeeder dumps. I'll move that to a different spot, but I'm not going to do anything drastic. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By lurrch
Planaria- not that bad?

This morning I found some little wriggling worms in my substrate. From what I've read online, everyone seems very concerned about removing them but no one seems to think they are particularly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By lurrch
I had a gap in leases last summer and did pretty...

I had a gap in leases last summer and did pretty much what you're proposing without any problems. Make sure that you have an easy way of doing water changes at the temporary house. I don't see why...
Forum: Fish 02-21-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,265
Posted By lurrch
I've enjoyed my rainbow fish with my angels. ...

I've enjoyed my rainbow fish with my angels. They don't school very much, though they interact with each other a lot.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-12-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By lurrch
If you have the space and the AQ20 filter...

If you have the space and the AQ20 filter already, I don't think the Flora makes sense, especially if you're on a budget. You don't need the co2 to grow easy plants. Better to get the 10g (or a...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By lurrch
How are you dealing your filter intake? (ie how...

How are you dealing your filter intake? (ie how are you keeping baby shrimp from getting sucked in?) It looks like you have a strainer, but it's too cloudy for me to see :P
Forum: Tank Journals 02-12-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By lurrch
Aquascaping is tricky... If I can keep the plants...

Aquascaping is tricky... If I can keep the plants alive that's all I ask for.
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