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Forum: Algae   12-22-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By kimrin
don't count on loaches to eat algae, like many...

don't count on loaches to eat algae, like many fish they may nibble but the botia species are not considered "algae eating fish".

Did you determine that it is indeed blue green algae? ...
Forum: Substrate   12-03-2005, 10:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,696
Posted By kimrin
I was there with you for that part of the...

I was there with you for that part of the discussion banderbe.
I think Ricky's point about the Bimodal thing was in regards to "hype". In any substrate the smaller particles drop to the bottom....
Forum: Fish   11-22-2005, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By kimrin
IMO the dwarf loaches are horribly expensive....

IMO the dwarf loaches are horribly expensive. what's worse about that is that they prefer to be in large groups, like 7 or more and they really aren't very nice to other fish if they aren't in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,985
Posted By kimrin
some driftwood never sinks. I have peices going...

some driftwood never sinks. I have peices going on a year in my tank that still have to be weighted by rocks or half buried in the substrate.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-11-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,312
Posted By kimrin
you're exactly right, I did mean 5ml per 10...

you're exactly right, I did mean 5ml per 10 gallon. not per gallon. sorry.

it was still too much though. I could see doing 2x the 5ml per 50g, maybe even 3x. That would still be much less then...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-11-2005, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,312
Posted By kimrin
I killed plants and nearly killed my fish...

I killed plants and nearly killed my fish overdosing. Guess I read the directions a bit too literally. They suggest on your first application using 5ml per gallon and from there on using 5ml per 50...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-12-2005, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,168
Posted By kimrin
try some yoyo's or striata's for snail control....

try some yoyo's or striata's for snail control. your shrimp will probably be safe with them.
Forum: Substrate   06-11-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By kimrin
really, I just can't figure out why I don't have...

really, I just can't figure out why I don't have a problem with this sort of thing guys... I think it may have to do with the speed of filling.
When I first set up flourite and play sand tanks I...
Forum: Algae   05-31-2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,879
Posted By kimrin
I had a spotted rubbernose but she didn't touch...

I had a spotted rubbernose but she didn't touch the green spot that I know of. Never saw her eat anything in fact although I assumed she ate bio-film and she sucked on the rocks a lot.
Poor thing,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-26-2005, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By kimrin
Anthony, it's been my experience in moving...

Anthony, it's been my experience in moving cherries from tank to tank that they take a good week or more to get over it. Basically they're just being very cautious and timid and are hiding very,very...
Forum: Fish   05-26-2005, 04:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By kimrin
lol!! how lucky is that? buy a few plants get 16...

lol!! how lucky is that? buy a few plants get 16 free fish!!
Forum: Fish   05-25-2005, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,699
Posted By kimrin
overstocking isn't just about maintaining your...

overstocking isn't just about maintaining your bioload and filtration . There are other considerations, besides the obvious one of incompatible fish one might want to consider that many of them...
Forum: Fish   05-22-2005, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By kimrin
pearl gourami's.

pearl gourami's.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-21-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By kimrin
very interesting, thanks for sharing with us as...

very interesting, thanks for sharing with us as you go. :)
I don't suppose you'll need to worry about another cold snap, you could try a heating pad though. turned on low with some rocks on top and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By kimrin
lol! sometimes I wonder if the filter residents...

lol! sometimes I wonder if the filter residents aren't actually safer in there then they would be out in the tank. Maybe it's not such a bad place to raise baby shrimp. :)
I do take mine out though...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-20-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By kimrin
gill flukes possibly? here's a link to Pandoras...

gill flukes possibly? here's a link to Pandoras disease page. the flukes are mentioned further down in the table.

http://www.fishpalace.org/Disease.html
Forum: Substrate   05-20-2005, 02:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,633
Posted By kimrin
woohoo! I just got the email that it shipped. :)

woohoo! I just got the email that it shipped. :)
Forum: Fish   05-17-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By kimrin
they'll get along fine. just remember they're all...

they'll get along fine. just remember they're all bottom feeders so they'll compete for the same food. I have peppereds and kuhli's together.
Forum: Fish   05-17-2005, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,498
Posted By kimrin
adding more may offer them the security they need...

adding more may offer them the security they need to quit hiding so much..just a thought.
My 5 are very active and I see them all the time. Then again since I don't use CO2 my tank doesn't offer as...
Forum: Substrate   05-17-2005, 04:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,633
Posted By kimrin
thanks Del! I'll stop jumping up and down for 2...

thanks Del! I'll stop jumping up and down for 2 or 3 days then at least. ;)
Forum: Substrate   05-17-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,633
Posted By kimrin
and the online orders? this week I hope!

and the online orders? this week I hope!
Forum: Substrate   05-12-2005, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,725
Posted By kimrin
I quit rinsing flourite. Just put it in dry, add...

I quit rinsing flourite. Just put it in dry, add the gravel and fill at a trickle. Not a problem. :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-10-2005, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By kimrin
same thing even without a canister. I find them...

same thing even without a canister. I find them in my hob, an emperor 280 all the time.
Forum: Substrate   05-09-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,633
Posted By kimrin
Del I just ordered 2 bags from...

Del
I just ordered 2 bags from AquariumPlant.com.
Will I be receiving corrupted bags?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-06-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By kimrin
Aphyosemian, I don't know what town you're in but...

Aphyosemian, I don't know what town you're in but the water in Minneapolis still comes out of the tap pushing 8.0, the only good thing about having zilch buffering capacity is that it drops fast, if...
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