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Forum: Fish   08-01-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bushkill
There's really no better way than to just ask the...

There's really no better way than to just ask the owner/s if they would be interested. The conversation will lead to the usual topics: size, quantities and availability. It will obviously get to the...
Forum: Fish   07-22-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bushkill
Agreed. No other surefire way to tell. The...

Agreed. No other surefire way to tell.

The number of little ones you can raise in one tank is directly proportional to the water change schedule you can maintain.

I raised a batch of well over...
Forum: DIY   07-22-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Bushkill
Agree with GraphicGr8s about the elevation and...

Agree with GraphicGr8s about the elevation and since it IS flat, I'll just recommend is that you try to match the outlet size of the pump you choose to the diameter of the hose you're using only to...
Forum: Substrate   07-22-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 477
Posted By Bushkill
I think this needs to be said here since bleach...

I think this needs to be said here since bleach (correctly) has been suggested as a sanitizer: Not all bleaches are just bleach anymore.

Honestly, if you go to a supermarket you may be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bushkill
I have a 90G with wood trim. You used to be able...

I have a 90G with wood trim. You used to be able to order it as an option, but not 100% sure that's the case anymore. Reptile tanks are noticeably thinner, lighter and have thinner outer (the one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-22-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Bushkill
Seriously, don't even mess with bleach here for a...

Seriously, don't even mess with bleach here for a handful of bladder snails. Skystrife and Nubster gave you the best advice you'll see here.
Forum: Fish   07-19-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Bushkill
I have a 180G that's housed both for about 5...

I have a 180G that's housed both for about 5 years now. There have been at least two Angelfish pairs that have formed in that tank and have since stopped over that time. The one thing I can add to...
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2016, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Bushkill
I just disconnected 4 tanks from the air supply...

I just disconnected 4 tanks from the air supply system in the old fish room and decided to use a simple diaphragm pump to supply air to them. I bought 5 (1 spare). All were silent right out of the...
Forum: DIY   07-19-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By Bushkill
At 25' the issue of elevation comes into play...

At 25' the issue of elevation comes into play also.

I used a Mag 9.5 to push my change water through all the plumbing in the fish room.

Again, depending on elevation you may do well with a Mag...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-19-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By Bushkill
The more experience we have with cats the more I...

The more experience we have with cats the more I truly understand the statement: "you don't train cats, they train you".

We brought "Rocky" home from a shelter in Philly a few weeks ago and he's...
Forum: Equipment   07-19-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Bushkill
With a little over 800G running on air-driven...

With a little over 800G running on air-driven sponge filters in the main fish room, the "urge" hits me within 5 minutes of walking in the door.
Forum: Fish   07-18-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,110
Posted By Bushkill
Very true. About the best you can hope to do...

Very true.

About the best you can hope to do is place a small reading-lamp size fixture near where the eggs have been placed. The light will help the parents to fend off the other fish overnight....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-18-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Bushkill
Do you feed both tanks similarly, and maintain...

Do you feed both tanks similarly, and maintain them similarly?

Unless your source water is REALLY low in PH, I wouldn't count on the copper pipes being an issue. Copper's in almost every home in...
Forum: Equipment   07-18-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Bushkill
When I used HOB's, I couldn't find any better...

When I used HOB's, I couldn't find any better than Aquaclears. Silent unless you let the water level drop too much and let you run pretty much any media you want to.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-18-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By Bushkill
Life doesn't have many things better than this to...

Life doesn't have many things better than this to offer.
Forum: Fish   07-13-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Bushkill
I just remove it and put it in a tank with larger...

I just remove it and put it in a tank with larger specimens. Never fails. Kind of like "Fish reform school". Saved some really nice specimens over the years. Their demeanor mellows over time as well....
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Bushkill
Along the lines of doubling the bags, I've also...

Along the lines of doubling the bags, I've also had good luck with using over-sized bags, letting all the purigen line up on one edge of the bag and rolling it up. Success with solutions like these...
Forum: Fish   07-13-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,080
Posted By Bushkill
I won't knock the practice. It's sound advice....

I won't knock the practice. It's sound advice. But I don't. The fish I put in my tanks come from two sources: Reputable breeders and three LFS I trust. And I only trust them to a certain extent. I...
Forum: Equipment   07-13-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Bushkill
None of the commercially available bags other...

None of the commercially available bags other than the Seachem bag will keep all of it contained. If having some of the smaller beads spill out is an issue for you, either practical or aesthetic, I'd...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-13-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bushkill
You're 100% correct: Flame Angel.

You're 100% correct: Flame Angel.
Forum: Fish   06-15-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 749
Posted By Bushkill
In a nutshell, they're cichlids. That should tell...

In a nutshell, they're cichlids. That should tell the whole story. Singular animals with personalities that can turn on a dime.

I've found that very well fed larger groups will fare better than a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Bushkill
I agree, they definitely left out a few steps /...

I agree, they definitely left out a few steps / details.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-15-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By Bushkill
Is there a local aquarium society / club in your...

Is there a local aquarium society / club in your area?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Bushkill
I wouldn't have any concerns. But I would inspect...

I wouldn't have any concerns. But I would inspect all the silicone beads very well. Look for air pockets / bubbles in the inner beads (the thin layer between the panels). If it was stored on a flat,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-14-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,578
Posted By Bushkill
All things are relative. The word "reward" has...

All things are relative. The word "reward" has many definitions. I think you'll find a good number of people in this forum who collect, responsibly and for their own enjoyment; and I would wager that...
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