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Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By CatFishStryk
I neglected this tank for a long time, stopped...

I neglected this tank for a long time, stopped spraying it, and only watered every 2 wks or so, and all my S. repens died. Yep, my own lazy fault. The crypt in the center grew like crazy tho - just...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By CatFishStryk
[b]updated info 3/30/14:[/b]

Alas, Mr. Betta died about a week before I moved. Got some higher quality RCS, and they made the trip great. The river, not so much. haha. I blended the blue rock into the Floramax. The DHG all died,...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By CatFishStryk
Current Look, 3/30/14

Packed up and moved to Utah, tank has been up a month and a half! Didn't lose any fish in the move; my Bolivian passed about a month after I got here, and strangly, I found one of the albino cats on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-31-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By CatFishStryk
Can't remember fert brand name... Help?

I once saw a line of plant care at a local LFS that I wanted to learn more about... BUT I can't remember what it is called! Google searches are being less than helpful, lol.

The products come in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-07-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,021
Posted By CatFishStryk
The filter is really strong; I kept the original...

The filter is really strong; I kept the original filter, packed it in foam, baffled the outflow with some thin filter foam and a rubber band, dumped a bunch of biomax throughout the sump, and cut to...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By CatFishStryk
I was leaning towards the red/orange fish (was...

I was leaning towards the red/orange fish (was considering von rio tetras, too) but bringing in the red/blue is a good idea to brighten up the tank. I think I'll have to watch for cardinals to go on...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By CatFishStryk
Fish to complement harlequin rasboras

I'm looking for another schooling fish for my 20g. I currently have a small school of harlequin rasboras and want a small fish that will complement/accentuate their colors. Any suggestions?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By CatFishStryk
Bleach water only stays at top potency for 24...

Bleach water only stays at top potency for 24 hrs. Depending on how long the bleach water was in the spray bottle, it may have been inactive.

I did have the same problem as you though; even...
Forum: Fish 11-10-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By CatFishStryk
Updated info in first post, suspecting...

Updated info in first post, suspecting parasites...
Forum: Plants 11-09-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,835
Posted By CatFishStryk
Lucky. Most of the hanging gel package plants...

Lucky. Most of the hanging gel package plants I've seen/gotten at PetSmart didn't have roots. My crypts were the exception. Do you know how hard it is to plant DHG that is only 1" tall and has no...
Forum: Fish 11-08-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By CatFishStryk
They aren't breathing rapidly/heavily. They are...

They aren't breathing rapidly/heavily. They are more black and not as vibrant as usual.
Forum: Fish 11-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By CatFishStryk
Fish laying on bottom of tank

Having a problem with my Bolivian rams. Lately the male has been hiding (because he was being picked on), but now both rams are laying on the bottom of the tank (they are still upright, not on their...
Forum: Fish 11-08-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
Posted By CatFishStryk
What color are the fins themselves? Bolivians...

What color are the fins themselves? Bolivians have red fins with blue spots on them
Forum: Fish 10-29-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By CatFishStryk
Bolivian ram bully

(Looks like bolivian threads are popular today) So, I have two bolivian rams, purchased about 2 1/2 months ago. Let's call them "Bully" and "Victim." Victim was quite a bit larger than Bully at time...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-11-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By CatFishStryk
Yep, petsmart clearance. They are pretty much (if...

Yep, petsmart clearance. They are pretty much (if not completely) sold out at most of the stores I've seen in the Phx area now.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By CatFishStryk
Berried! Have had the shrimp for about a week and...

Berried! Have had the shrimp for about a week and just spotted a berried female a couple minutes ago! Fingers crossed for new babies! I know RCS are known for being easy breeders, but still pretty...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-08-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,024
Posted By CatFishStryk
It's amazing how many different plants you can...

It's amazing how many different plants you can get in such a small space. I don't think I have the eye for mixing species in a small area, such as behind the the wood in the previous scape. Looking...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By CatFishStryk
Thanks guys! The idea came to me rather...

Thanks guys!

The idea came to me rather quickly. I saw the fish, and thought of those cool scapes with "trees" on a hill. Then the blue rock came to mind... Riverside/oceanside... I wanted to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-07-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By CatFishStryk
i got some ghost shrimp to put with my betta at...

i got some ghost shrimp to put with my betta at first, to temperament test him. (They are the cheapest shrimp.) He passed the test, so i got some red cherry shrimp. He went after a couple one day,...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By CatFishStryk
So... I have some newfound respect for everyone...

So... I have some newfound respect for everyone who has planted DHG before. I replanted all of the grass in my tank. It took FOREVER!!! Anyway, here are some current pics. The RCS are growing nicely...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-02-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,161
Posted By CatFishStryk
I guess I just got lucky! I was buying 10 shrimp...

I guess I just got lucky! I was buying 10 shrimp for $2 apiece. Met with the seller and handed her a $20 bill in exchange for the shrimp, she says "Let me see if I have change for that." Apparently...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-01-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By CatFishStryk
Water is crystal clear tonight, but holy water...

Water is crystal clear tonight, but holy water parameters, batman! I'm seeing huge daily water changes for the foreseeable future. Thank goodness for prime. Here's to hoping I don't lose any fish in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-30-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By CatFishStryk
I've heard that the stock light on this tank is...

I've heard that the stock light on this tank is considered "pretty good." From what I have found, you can do medium light plants, for sure. Maybe even some flexible high light plants. If you go to...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By CatFishStryk
I like the dimensions of 50 gal tanks. They seem...

I like the dimensions of 50 gal tanks. They seem to be getting pretty uncommon. Nice find; a sturdy stand alone would cost well over what you paid. It looks like the tank cleaned up pretty nice!...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-30-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By CatFishStryk
Current pics! Flipped the driftwood piece; the...

Current pics! Flipped the driftwood piece; the light side is front facing, giving the illusion it isn't quite as bulky. I also added some CRS juvies today. Everyone is getting along famously!

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