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Forum: Fish   06-17-2004, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,085
Posted By blk
Odd SAE behavior

Hello all,

I noticed two of my SAE's acting really strangely last night and I thought I'd see if anyone has observed similar behavior. Two of the four fish paired off, swam side by side, and...
Forum: Fish   03-27-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By blk
I've found one male betta does the trick. I have...

I've found one male betta does the trick. I have a tank with swordtails, and with the betta around no fry would survive. Without the betta I have fry everywhere and they are getting big.
Forum: Equipment   03-27-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,806
Posted By blk
Good Review. I have a Magnum 350 and agree with...

Good Review. I have a Magnum 350 and agree with the pluses and minuses. I've learned a few tricks with the Magnum that I thought I'd share.

1) If the impeller magnet becomes worn, wrap it with...
Forum: Fish   03-22-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By blk
Hello, The neon was eventually fine and...

Hello,

The neon was eventually fine and didn't have neon tetra disease. At that point I only had two neons in my tank and I think the small one was getting picked on by the other larger neon. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-05-2004, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,031
Posted By blk
Correct, the green and white Acorus isn't a true...

Correct, the green and white Acorus isn't a true aquatic. It's really only appropriate for a terrarium. I bought a clump from Petsmart thinking I'd give it a try anyway (it was cool looking). Well...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-04-2004, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,017
Posted By blk
How about Brazilian Pennywort? It provides a...

How about Brazilian Pennywort? It provides a nice contrast to most other plants and looks fantastic.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-04-2004, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By blk
Whenever I plant mine, the planted part below the...

Whenever I plant mine, the planted part below the substrate tends to rot. However, whichever way works for you.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   03-03-2004, 02:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,656
Posted By blk
Awesome post! I lived in Berkeley for three...

Awesome post! I lived in Berkeley for three years and it vividly reminded me of the place.
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2004, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By blk
I lost a bala shark that way once. I had a 2"...

I lost a bala shark that way once. I had a 2" gap in the glass cover and he managed to launch himself through it. Siamese algae eaters are strong jumpers too.
Forum: Substrate   03-02-2004, 01:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,413
Posted By blk
I'm also using 100% Home Depot play sand in one...

I'm also using 100% Home Depot play sand in one of my tanks. It's working out pretty well. It looks good and the plant roots seem to grow well in it. I have about 1.5-2" depth in my 29 gal tank,...
Forum: Fish   03-01-2004, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,851
Posted By blk
Well from what I've observed my pleco and...

Well from what I've observed my pleco and especially my swordtails are the "poopiest". With the pleco it's noticeable because he's a big fish. However, pound-for-pound I'd say my swordtails are the...
Forum: Fish   03-01-2004, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By blk
My pleco is a pretty big boy, 11" long from nose...

My pleco is a pretty big boy, 11" long from nose to tail. So thought the size would have been about right. One thing is the 4" pipe is a little bit too tall. I've thought about cutting it in half...
Forum: Equipment   02-26-2004, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By blk
I agree, the Mag-Float is great! It's well worth...

I agree, the Mag-Float is great! It's well worth the couple extra dollars. The magnets are very powerful.
Forum: Fish   02-26-2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By blk
Hello, I have a very shy pleco in one of my...

Hello,

I have a very shy pleco in one of my well lit planted tanks. He is always looking for a good place to hide, so the other day I built him one. I got a big piece of drainage pipe, black, 4"...
Forum: DIY   02-23-2004, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By blk
Sounds great, thanks for the info. I have a...

Sounds great, thanks for the info. I have a couple more questions. First, are these solenoids usually in flow-on or flow-off mode when unpowered. Second question, 24V seems to be standard for...
Forum: Fish   02-23-2004, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,771
Posted By blk
Do they fight all the time, or just during...

Do they fight all the time, or just during feeding? My clown loaches are very friendly with each other most of the time. However, during feeding time the competition over food can get lively. It's...
Forum: DIY   02-23-2004, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,656
Posted By blk
I thought this was pretty interesting. Has...

I thought this was pretty interesting. Has anyone ever tried this and had it work? Sprinkler solenoids can be had for about $10.
Forum: Fish   02-19-2004, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By blk
I've seen the 3" long statistic quoted lots of...

I've seen the 3" long statistic quoted lots of times, but do tiger barbs ever actually get that big in an aquarium? Mine seem to have maxed out at about 2". It would be cool to have 3" tiger barbs.
Forum: Fish   02-18-2004, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By blk
For the person looking to ID their pleco, check...

For the person looking to ID their pleco, check out the following page(s)

http://www.planetcatfish.com/icosa/lnumbers/
http://www.planetcatfish.com/icosa/lnumbers/l1.htm

It's a guide to all...
Forum: Fish   02-18-2004, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,824
Posted By blk
Hello Kayye, Well, for a 5 gallon tank...

Hello Kayye,

Well, for a 5 gallon tank you've already got more than enough fish with the tiger barbs alone. The rule of thumb is that each gallon can support approximately one inch of fish. Your...
Forum: Lighting   02-17-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By blk
Thanks for the part numbers bklock. I did almost...

Thanks for the part numbers bklock. I did almost the exact same thing in my home-built canopy: I bought 4' shoplights and pulled the ballasts, mounting them below. The ballasts are the biggest heat...
Forum: Lighting   02-17-2004, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By blk
Hello, I have 4 T8 bulbs above my 55gal...

Hello,

I have 4 T8 bulbs above my 55gal planted tank running on electronic ballasts. Under these conditions each bulb draws 32 Watts (8 Watts less than a typical T12 bulb), so it likely would run...
Forum: Equipment   02-14-2004, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By blk
Hello, Just thought I'd chime in with my...

Hello,

Just thought I'd chime in with my experience regarding RUGF. I've tried it for about 3 months on my 55gal tank, and I'm about ready to remove it. It seemed like a great idea, but in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2004, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,541
Posted By blk
I recently saw I show tank at a LFS that made...

I recently saw I show tank at a LFS that made extensive use of Java Moss as ground cover, with spectacular results. It appeared to be a rather low light tank, but was lush and green with Java Moss...
Forum: Substrate   01-25-2004, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,932
Posted By blk
I also had a bad experience with the black coated...

I also had a bad experience with the black coated gravel in my very first tank. It would flake off little black chips that would float around in the water. It was frustrating because the more I...
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