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Forum: Algae 06-19-2013, 05:34 AM
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Posted By snakeskin
Electric Toothbrush to remove algae

I have had a really bad problem with GSA and now GDA developing on the sides of my glass. Razor was a no go on a plastic tank so I normally use a toothbrush.

Well, I ignored my algae and got a...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-19-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
The fungus is dying down as the snails have...

The fungus is dying down as the snails have gotten larger and have been able to keep up with it. The diatom situation has gotten better and the water is clear at last!

One strange thing: after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
Note to self: Maintain proper gender ratios with...

Note to self: Maintain proper gender ratios with Mollies.

I had two males with one female. The dominant male and the female picked on the weaker male until he died :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
never had any dragonfly nymphs but racoons are...

never had any dragonfly nymphs but racoons are the devil! In real pond the fish should be fine though... in a little container pond its harder to get away!
Forum: DIY 06-12-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,513
Posted By snakeskin
I wouldn't suggest freezing them and feeding them...

I wouldn't suggest freezing them and feeding them to fish. From what I have read they can survive a lot of different conditions and they don't taste good to many fish. I introduced a male fancy guppy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
Thanks! I really wanted to try Gouramis but I...

Thanks! I really wanted to try Gouramis but I didn't want to spend too much money on an experiment!



Not that I know of... the one time I kept them I thought they were dead until the end of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
One shot with fish

One shot with fish
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
Another shot

Another shot
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By snakeskin
My outdoor container pond!

Set up my outdoor container pond. I planted some hygro compacta that i want to grow emergent, amazonian frogbit and water lettuce.

I often try different fish for it and in the past I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-12-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By snakeskin
Ok no pond snails left, just one ramshorn. I...

Ok no pond snails left, just one ramshorn. I found the criminals responsible. Beyond just my flatworms I also have planaria which have evidently been attacking all my snails. I only know this because...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
I was reading other threads that talked about...

I was reading other threads that talked about this and they made it sound like this fungus should be no big deal... just part of cycling the tank. I put some more pond snails in to help clean things...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
update: so the white fungus died off on the...

update:

so the white fungus died off on the java fern leaves but another type of fungus has sprung up on the wood. it looks like a spider web covering the whole piece of wood and some of the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,399
Posted By snakeskin
I got a male fancy guppy today and he got...

I got a male fancy guppy today and he got straight to work eating my flatworms... At his rate I will be wormless in days I think!

He doesn't seem to notice the shrimp (which are about 1/3 his...
Forum: Fish 06-07-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
Floating plants make nice shady spots which is...

Floating plants make nice shady spots which is good for keeping temps lower during the day... at night is another story
Forum: Fish 06-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
Once I feel summer is actually here I think I...

Once I feel summer is actually here I think I will try some lovely yellow mollies. They should help me with the algae that grows on the walls, be entertaining and add a splash of color. I'll post a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,323
Posted By snakeskin
I just checked again. GH 9 KH 4, I think I'm...

I just checked again. GH 9 KH 4, I think I'm about where I want to be!

Once again, don't want to sound like too much of a newb, but I have heard a lot of neos are nearly bulletproof (my yellows...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By snakeskin
The flatworms seemed to have come first. No fish...

The flatworms seemed to have come first. No fish in the tank right now. Thinking of putting a platy in to help me out with the flat worms though?
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
To combat the murky water I installed a small...

To combat the murky water I installed a small filter... had to jimmy rig it a little bit bc it had a pathetic filter pad that came stock with it.

In the mean time, what should I do to combat the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
So last night the water started getting cloudy, I...

So last night the water started getting cloudy, I thought nothing of it and went to bed. This morning the water was very cloudy and it looked like mold had started growing on everything... No huge...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By snakeskin
From my LFS, they said it was a new thing they...

From my LFS, they said it was a new thing they were carrying... wish I had kept the tag so I could tell you the company name. The guy at the store simply called it "African Rosewood"
Forum: Fish 06-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
Scarlet badis could be a very cool option......

Scarlet badis could be a very cool option... didn't think of that! Would they be able to down mosquito and mayfly larvae? Some of the things that end up in that outdoor pond get kind of big haha!
...
Forum: Fish 06-06-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
I think a group of honey groumis might be lovely....

I think a group of honey groumis might be lovely. They would show nicely from above, eat mosquito larvae and as I understand it they school somewhat too.

How do female bettas interact generally?
Forum: Fish 06-06-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
I have done male bettas outside before...

I have done male bettas outside before successfully... little boring but thats because he was alone probably. I've heard of these "sororities" before but don't really know anything about them... how...
Forum: Algae 06-06-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 872
Posted By snakeskin
Are those solutions snail safe? specifically...

Are those solutions snail safe? specifically nerites?
Forum: Fish 06-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 600
Posted By snakeskin
Archer fish are brackish I believe. My container...

Archer fish are brackish I believe. My container pond has a lot of plants so I don't think I could convert it.
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