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Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 04:47 PM
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Views: 152
Posted By koiboi
+1 for Dustin's Fishtanks LOL

+1 for Dustin's Fishtanks LOL
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By koiboi
The Dude is right. I had a small colony of...

The Dude is right. I had a small colony of cherries and I added some cardinal tetras. It took a few months, but the tank only has cardinals in it now! Better to keep with nano fish like CPD's or...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-28-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By koiboi
It's a fun hobby, good luck in your adventure!

It's a fun hobby, good luck in your adventure!
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By koiboi
I wouldn't trust the kribs with feeder guppies at...

I wouldn't trust the kribs with feeder guppies at all.
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 306
Posted By koiboi
My Amanos graze on it, but never seem to destroy...

My Amanos graze on it, but never seem to destroy BBA completely. Otos won't touch the stuff.
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By koiboi
I have an Evolve 8 with Cherries and Chili's and...

I have an Evolve 8 with Cherries and Chili's and a 15 column with Cherries and a school of CPD's. The population of shrimp in the Chili tank does increase (very heavily planted especially with java...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By koiboi
If conditions are right they will spawn in a...

If conditions are right they will spawn in a community tank but they are notorious egg eaters and will immediately begin hunting for them. They will usually spawn first thing in the morning so if...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By koiboi
Clayman is right; it happens but usually only...

Clayman is right; it happens but usually only once. After it's gone you shouldn't see it again. The shrimp or otos will probably eat it as it's organic matter; most likely a colony of microscopic...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By koiboi
Dustin's Fishtanks http://dustinsfishtanks.com/

Dustin's Fishtanks
http://dustinsfishtanks.com/
Forum: Fish 09-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By koiboi
You should check with Discus Paul. If anyone...

You should check with Discus Paul. If anyone knows, he will.
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By koiboi
I might rethink the Pictus cats if you want...

I might rethink the Pictus cats if you want breeding pairs of cichlids. While the Apisto's will defend their fry valiantly, I'm not sure the cats will be bothered by them much and will quickly swoop...
Forum: Substrate 09-03-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By koiboi
The pool sand is a brighter, cleaner white and...

The pool sand is a brighter, cleaner white and looks a lot more beachy to me as well.
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By koiboi
Rams like warmer water, in the 80 degree range,...

Rams like warmer water, in the 80 degree range, to do their best. The cac's will be happy in the 70's range. I think most plants land in that category as well. I recently started keeping cac's and...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By koiboi
Be advised if you go with the GBR's you'll need...

Be advised if you go with the GBR's you'll need to up the temperature into the 80 degree range. The cacs will be happy in the high 70's.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By koiboi
How "open" do you have the high pressure valve? ...

How "open" do you have the high pressure valve? If you're just cracking it, you may not have enough pressure to push the gas through your diffuser.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By koiboi
I had two in a 135 once with no real issues as...

I had two in a 135 once with no real issues as they rarely crossed paths.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By koiboi
+1 on Amanos for moss. My nano is heavily...

+1 on Amanos for moss. My nano is heavily planted with java moss and I was losing the battle with hair algae. Trying to pull it out of the moss ends up tearing everything up. I put a few Amanos in...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By koiboi
I never got habrosus fry because my female...

I never got habrosus fry because my female Apistogramma cacatuoides went on a cory hunt and destroy mission when she laid her first batch of eggs. So fry aren't the only danger with Apistos.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By koiboi
Goldfish will chow down on all by the hardiest of...

Goldfish will chow down on all by the hardiest of plants. I've had luck keeping them with Java Fern and some crypts.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By koiboi
When you say you used root tabs for the two...

When you say you used root tabs for the two plants you have, Anubias and Java Fern, it makes me wonder how you planted them. Neither one of these plants should have their "roots" stuck into the...
Forum: Lighting 08-13-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By koiboi
Yes I'm running pressurized CO2. I planted the...

Yes I'm running pressurized CO2. I planted the DHG as an experiment and it grew in pretty thick. I wasn't expecting it to do that. I reallly like those Planted + lights.

I will say the columns...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By koiboi
Very nice hitman. I added a circulation pump...

Very nice hitman. I added a circulation pump like you did as well when I had BGA issues; that seemed to help get rid of it.
The nice thing about columns is even though they are difficult to upkeep,...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By koiboi
I have a similar tank that's roughly 24" tall,...

I have a similar tank that's roughly 24" tall, with 13x13 footprint and I'm using 2 Finnex planted plus 12" fixtures. I'm growing Java moss, Java Fern, Crypt Wendii, and various stems. I had a...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By koiboi
+1 on the cacs. Big fish personality in a small...

+1 on the cacs. Big fish personality in a small fish. No idea how I got along without them all this time!
Forum: Plants 08-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By koiboi
I've used plain unscented non-clumping cat litter...

I've used plain unscented non-clumping cat litter in both tanks and pots for pond plants, with good results all around.
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