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Forum: Fish   03-06-2017, 04:52 AM
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Posted By zzyzx85
that's a great deal! they're usually pretty...

that's a great deal! they're usually pretty pricey when I've seen them, especially the wild ones.
Forum: Fish   02-22-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,639
Posted By zzyzx85
Bob's Tropical Plants?

Bob's Tropical Plants?
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,785
Posted By zzyzx85
^agreed. I run an open tank and having seen the...

^agreed. I run an open tank and having seen the water deposits on the fixtures I have and electrical failure of a fixture due to moisture corrosion, I decided on the sealed Fluval F&P 2.0 instead of...
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,785
Posted By zzyzx85
just watched an Aquarium Co-op video from Nov....

just watched an Aquarium Co-op video from Nov. 2016 on youtube and he mentioned the ballasts are now covered for 1 year. Guess that's an improvement!
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,785
Posted By zzyzx85
6 months according to Finnex's website: Finnex...

6 months according to Finnex's website: Finnex Warranty Requests (http://www.finnex.net/index.php/warranty)
Forum: Lighting   01-22-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By zzyzx85
Seattle_Aquarist: Yeah, that was an immediate...

Seattle_Aquarist: Yeah, that was an immediate concern of mine when I flicked it on lol. Unfortunately I'm gone for the next two weeks on my next rotation so I asked my parents to keep an eye on it...
Forum: Lighting   01-22-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By zzyzx85
I got mine today in the mail. Finally had a...

I got mine today in the mail. Finally had a chance to install it tonight and for the first time I've seen my plants pearling!

One disappointing thing was the cap of the waterproof connector from...
Forum: Lighting   01-20-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By zzyzx85
Can't wait for mine to arrive this weekend. ...

Can't wait for mine to arrive this weekend. Bought a 48" to put on my 55g to replace a 2xT5HO fixture. First foray into LED lights.
Forum: Lighting   01-20-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By zzyzx85
I ordered the 48" version from Aquarium Co-Op to...

I ordered the 48" version from Aquarium Co-Op to replace the 2xT5HO on my 55g. Should be arriving Saturday. Can't wait to try it out!
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By zzyzx85
I had pretty good success growing mid light...

I had pretty good success growing mid light plants using a 4x t5ho current satellite fixture that had two sets of 2x bulbs staggered, with a midday burst with all 4 bulbs on.

Unfortunately, that...
Forum: Fish   07-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
  Fish ID
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Posted By zzyzx85
looks like a long fin variety of a black skirt...

looks like a long fin variety of a black skirt tetra.

btw, your newer photo is upside down lol.
Forum: Fish   07-17-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By zzyzx85
more corys! (sometimes it works :P) ...

more corys! (sometimes it works :P)

Actually, I always thought fish shoaled best when they felt there was a "threat" and need their numbers to be their protection. I never saw my tetras group as...
Forum: Fish   07-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,960
Posted By zzyzx85
looks like Neon Tetra disease. Search it up. ...

looks like Neon Tetra disease. Search it up. IIRC, it's a sporozoan caused issue.

Recently had a case of it in my tank. Tetras and corys affected. It's quite bad; fish are fine one day and...
Forum: Fish   07-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By zzyzx85
yep, ember tetras. They'll darken up as they get...

yep, ember tetras. They'll darken up as they get more comfortable. nice little fish
Forum: Fish   04-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By zzyzx85
^black phantom? :D cardinals, embers,...

^black phantom? :D

cardinals, embers, rummynose in that order.
Forum: Fish   01-01-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,655
Posted By zzyzx85
ember tetras. eye-catching color, remarkably...

ember tetras. eye-catching color, remarkably hardy
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-11-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,178
Posted By zzyzx85
yep, GBRs will eat snails. I've noticed empty...

yep, GBRs will eat snails. I've noticed empty ramshorn shells in my tank with GBRs when I missed a few days of feeding.
Forum: Fish   07-15-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,020
Posted By zzyzx85
Beautiful little fish.

Beautiful little fish.
Forum: Fish   06-26-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By zzyzx85
supposedly the eggs can't harden in hard water. ...

supposedly the eggs can't harden in hard water.

you can try adding peat moss to your filter/tank to try and soften the water.
Forum: Fish   06-26-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,824
Posted By zzyzx85
too early to tell. give them a few...

too early to tell. give them a few hours/overnight. if they're unviable, the parents will eat them.

The first batch will often get eaten. It takes them a while to figure out what to do.
Forum: Substrate   06-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By zzyzx85
I keep sterbai corys in a tank with EC. no signs...

I keep sterbai corys in a tank with EC. no signs of worn barbels, which is more of water quality issue than substrate.
Forum: Fish   06-22-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By zzyzx85
angels and corys would work. angels swim pretty...

angels and corys would work. angels swim pretty much everywhere in the tank. mine will eat food off the bottom.

My angel doesn't bother the bottom dwellers but he will scatter the schools of...
Forum: Fish   06-18-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,650
Posted By zzyzx85
sometimes, 1 day is enough. :) good luck! ...

sometimes, 1 day is enough. :)

good luck!

Is that really a female cacatuoides? quite beautiful if not as eye-catching as the males.
Forum: Fish   06-16-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By zzyzx85
hmmm... try Life Bearer. 1 drop per gallon....

hmmm...

try Life Bearer. 1 drop per gallon. Worked in my tank.
Forum: Fish   06-15-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By zzyzx85
does this worm look like it's in a clear bubble? ...

does this worm look like it's in a clear bubble?

Try Life Bearer. One of my rummynoses got something like I described above (worm in a clear bubble/sac) and Life Bearer got rid of it. It's...
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