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Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2016, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Rion
Shrimp in general don't breed quickly (the...

Shrimp in general don't breed quickly (the process is slow but they drop so many shrimp it becomes exponential growth), especially if they are young. My RCS population took a dive in recent history...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Rion
If that's a shrimp tank I wouldn't add a betta,...

If that's a shrimp tank I wouldn't add a betta, they are notorious shrimp eaters. Those Celestichthys margaritatus will take a chunk out of the population of worms though.

Is this a dirt tank?...
Forum: Fish   02-02-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Rion
I believe that's the swim bladder, it looks...

I believe that's the swim bladder, it looks normal.
Forum: Fish   01-27-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Rion
Oh cool, finally had a chance to look it up....

Oh cool, finally had a chance to look it up. Learn about a new fish every day.
Forum: Fish   01-26-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Rion
Never heard of that color morph, it was just not...

Never heard of that color morph, it was just not a very dominate in the tank it was in most likely or it's stressed. It should color up over time.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-26-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,551
Posted By Rion
Glad to hear you're getting back into breeding...

Glad to hear you're getting back into breeding them, if you still have problems with fungous eggs get some methylene blue and put a drop or two in your egg container and that should help (along with...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2016, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Rion
First, I wouldn't use that HOB filter until those...

First, I wouldn't use that HOB filter until those fry are larger or else they will get blown all over the place. If you can turn down the flow that would be a plus but the sponge filter should be...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2016, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Rion
Corys like other catfish like that time after...

Corys like other catfish like that time after lights go out, they feel safer then since they rely on their sense of smell more than their eyes.. If you see what looks like them T-boning each other...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-27-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rion
Awesome, can't wait to see pictures. Filter:...

Awesome, can't wait to see pictures.

Filter: Hahah, super over kill, turn it down as far as you can CPDs aren't super strong swimmers though they will ride currents every once in awhile. See if...
Forum: Fish   10-27-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,308
Posted By Rion
Almost looks like a swim bladder problem which...

Almost looks like a swim bladder problem which will sort itself out or it won't =( , make sure the flow in the hospital tank isn't too strong, feed good food, and wait. Best thing you can do is try...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-30-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 341,027
Posted By Rion
This is the 3rd most viewed thread on TPT. But...

This is the 3rd most viewed thread on TPT. But probably the most popular thread that's still running.

Tom, have you had problems with your substrate breaking down or it lacking nutrients with it...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-30-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 40,876
Posted By Rion
Looking good, how do you like the Norman...

Looking good, how do you like the Norman lampeyes? I've never been able to find them myself and I can't seem to get a LFS to order any fish for me no matter the quantity I ask for. Sorry to hear...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Rion
Make sure to put some root tabs in the substrate.

Make sure to put some root tabs in the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rion
Iriatherina werneri have some nice blues...

Iriatherina werneri have some nice blues depending on where they are from. I of course will vote for CPDs up and down for excellent micro fish. I'm also starting to raise P. gertrudae and they are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-30-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Rion
2 years, there were no LFS in Iowa that sold any...

2 years, there were no LFS in Iowa that sold any plants I was interested in or fish. Then we moved back to Michigan so the tank had to be torn down. Not a lot has changed but I've added new plants...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 341,027
Posted By Rion
You could do annual killifish and change out...

You could do annual killifish and change out species as they procreate and die. You would have to deal with dead fish (shortest living vertebrate) but switching to different species can lend to your...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 157,987
Posted By Rion
I agree with going to wild discus, I think they...

I agree with going to wild discus, I think they have enough color to get some "ooohs" and "aaaaahs" and they are quite striking in my opinion. I wouldn't think you'd be copying Mr. Senske by going...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,223
Posted By Rion
The Lonely Mountain is the location in which they...

The Lonely Mountain is the location in which they journey to in The Hobbit by Tolkien. Smaug is the dragon that lives in the mountain after evicting dwarves from it with fire.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-28-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,223
Posted By Rion
If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta...

If its the Lonely mountain why isn't the betta called Smaug?
Forum: Tank Journals   11-27-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 27,786
Posted By Rion
Leggyness of glosso isn't always a PAR problem,...

Leggyness of glosso isn't always a PAR problem, sometimes it just needs to be trained to grow flat. I have a lower light tank where it is growing very low to the substrate but in an emmersed setup...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,538
Posted By Rion
-Tannins will fade over time, if you want them...

-Tannins will fade over time, if you want them gone now then you need to boil the wood.
- Many plants may melt before the adjust to the new tank conditions, especially crypts.
- Fish poo will...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-27-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,785
Posted By Rion
If you want rainbow fish I would stick to any of...

If you want rainbow fish I would stick to any of the blue-eye rainbow fish species. They stay small (3-5cm) while still having some color. Pseudomugil gertrudae are mostly white but they have yellow...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2,267
Views: 341,027
Posted By Rion
Plants look wonderful as always Tom. Its been...

Plants look wonderful as always Tom. Its been nice seeing your scape change over time. Can't wait to see the UG filled in. I agree with your statement about hardscapes and Dutch style, it's commonly...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-21-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,261
Posted By Rion
@Orchidman: I am running DIY CO2 as I can't...

@Orchidman: I am running DIY CO2 as I can't afford pressurized. I'm running a 24 watt (2) bulb T5 HO lamp and a Marineland Doublebright LED fixture and I rotate where they are on top. My lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-19-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,261
Posted By Rion
Yeah, while I could get my CPD population back up...

Yeah, while I could get my CPD population back up with 1 female and 15 males I prefer getting a better genetic diversity and number of fry being able to be produced with more females.
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