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Forum: Aquascaping 04-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Lyretail
What a beauty! I don't usually find anything...

What a beauty! I don't usually find anything that small LOL!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lyretail
For the water spiders, I'd check online (where we...

For the water spiders, I'd check online (where we are lucky to be able to get darn near anything!) but check state regs first. We have a small pond at the moment but are surrounded by larger (1/2 to...
Forum: Substrate 04-16-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lyretail
I rinse because of the severe cloudiness and free...

I rinse because of the severe cloudiness and free particles in the water...but then again I'm impatient LOL! This last bag was added to an existing set up and I didn't feel like turning the water...
Forum: Substrate 04-15-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lyretail
Yeah, yeah...go ahead and call me a dolt LOL! I...

Yeah, yeah...go ahead and call me a dolt LOL! I had to pick up another bag and realized that's what I use...sheesh. I wouldn't remember the name if it bit me haha.

I LOVE it, it's a serious...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 18,962
Posted By Lyretail
I have an Eheim ProII and it does the same thing...

I have an Eheim ProII and it does the same thing (leak from the power cord area). I have to replace the oring and it's been on order for 3 weeks! Glad I don't rely on this thing, but it's going to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-14-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lyretail
Haha that's awesome! I LOVE Dobsonflies! I have...

Haha that's awesome! I LOVE Dobsonflies! I have a pic of my son with his hand next to a huge male for comparison. He was hanging out on the screen door!

My Giant Water Bug is going on a field...
Forum: Fish 04-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Lyretail
Glad to see they aren't fin nippers as the...

Glad to see they aren't fin nippers as the threadfin and celebes rainbows are some of my favorites! That's another good note on the Kerris :)
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lyretail
The CaribSea black also has red bits in it too,...

The CaribSea black also has red bits in it too, the one and only thing I wasn't totally happy with. Oh and a pain to rinse! If you try the floramax I'd like to know how it is!
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lyretail
LOL, I'm going to check out the permaseal, our...

LOL, I'm going to check out the permaseal, our regulator came with a nylon washer, and so far so good, we do leak tests on it (all fitting/hardware areas/junctions) but if it does give out I'd like...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lyretail
Wow, just a bit snippy there. 25 years of...

Wow, just a bit snippy there. 25 years of experience dealing with co2 tanks in general isn't enough then? I'm not trying to fight anyone, just want to give a small heads up that too much torque can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By Lyretail
Cool and somewhat relevant story... Was at...

Cool and somewhat relevant story...

Was at the local Petsmart checking out the new arrivals when the ladies at the cash registers started flipping out...I went over to see what was going on and...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lyretail
Yeah, the tape won't hurt anything and helps the...

Yeah, the tape won't hurt anything and helps the seal. Did you find a washer? Our regulator came with one and it's a good thing to have.
Forum: Fish 04-13-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Lyretail
Okay, take three.... Kerri's are also known...

Okay, take three....

Kerri's are also known as Blue Emperors. Like neutral to soft water, heavy planting, 75 to 81 F. Male may be more spectacularly colored than the female. Lay eggs on fine...
Forum: Substrate 04-13-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,517
Posted By Lyretail
CaribSea, that's what I used....black cost a...

CaribSea, that's what I used....black cost a little more than the reddish so I used the reddish colored substrate as a base and Caribsea black for the top layer...hope that helps!
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,130
Posted By Lyretail
Just a bit of heads up, when you attach the...

Just a bit of heads up, when you attach the regulator to the tank, tighten it, but do not torque it (very much, if at all). You will shorten the life of the regulator; it damages the brass threads. ...
Forum: Fish 04-13-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Lyretail
Hmmm....ok... Kerri's are also known as Blue...

Hmmm....ok...

Kerri's are also known as Blue Emperor Tetras...I've been trying to decide between them and regular Emperors for my own tank! So I can't wait to hear what you have to say about them...
Forum: Fish 04-13-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Lyretail
I tried posting a reply to this and it didn't let...

I tried posting a reply to this and it didn't let me...I'm testing to see if it will this time and if it does, I'll repost the info I have on the Kerri Tetras for you :)
Forum: Fish 04-10-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By Lyretail
I love Kerri Tetras! I don't have any because...

I love Kerri Tetras! I don't have any because the lfs that stocks them....they didn't look good... They are a type of Emperor Tetra and are listed in one of my books with their care and breeding...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyretail
Thank you for the welcome! I absolutely love...

Thank you for the welcome!

I absolutely love these little guys, the way they are always somehow in motion (like little hummingbirds). I've seen my smaller males 'battle'? It's rather funny to...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Lyretail
Aggressive Pencilfish?

Hey all!
New here, but have been reading info on this forum for quite awhile!

Here's the setup:
75g
Coralife T5 slim lights
CaribSea substrate on ends with aragonite sand in the middle...
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