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Forum: Fish 05-01-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By lksdrinker
Are you intending to breed them? Ideally you...

Are you intending to breed them? Ideally you want more females than males and let the fish pair up by themselves. With that being said, I'd try and get at least one more female and then only one...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By lksdrinker
Once my fish can do their own water changes I'll...

Once my fish can do their own water changes I'll consider them intelligent.

In all seriousness though, I've often heard goldfish are considered to be quite intelligent. Not sure how someone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By lksdrinker
I would say a pair of angels should be fine in a...

I would say a pair of angels should be fine in a 29. I actually think they are the perfect stocking for that particular tank due to its height. Comparatively I think the dwarf rainbows are a pretty...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By lksdrinker
without fish you can basically turn the c02 up as...

without fish you can basically turn the c02 up as high as possible without worrying. The only down side is that you may have to fertilize more as there is no fish waste providing nutrients to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-29-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By lksdrinker
I'd say the fish should be fine for 10 days...

I'd say the fish should be fine for 10 days without food. Not to mention that when you're not feeding the tank there is less need for water changes. No un-eaten food to foul the water and less fish...
Forum: Fish 04-28-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By lksdrinker
Rams unfortunately have a tendency to up and die...

Rams unfortunately have a tendency to up and die without showing much in the way of symptoms. Some attribute it to elevated nitrate readings (at levels considered safe for most other fish).

I...
Forum: Fish 04-28-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 229
Posted By lksdrinker
What was the nitrate reading? I suppose there is...

What was the nitrate reading? I suppose there is a chance your fish got shocked by the water change if they somehow acclimated to a higher nitrate level pre-water change. Seems rather unlikely but...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By lksdrinker
There is a multiquote button that looks like...

There is a multiquote button that looks like this:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=t&id=78065&title=multiquote_offa.gif

That is included on every post. Just hit that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By lksdrinker
Everyone always says java moss is so common. But...

Everyone always says java moss is so common. But for some reason I never see it for sale! I dont think I've seen more than a few people selling it in the for sale forums. I've got a few LFS that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-28-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By lksdrinker
Thanks. I believe its an erio of some sort but I...

Thanks. I believe its an erio of some sort but I cant remember the names of all these plants to save my life!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By lksdrinker
Heres a more recent shot of my 20long in...

Heres a more recent shot of my 20long in desperate need of a trim!
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=77993&title=20150422_222248_1c.jpg
Forum: Fish 04-25-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By lksdrinker
My LFS has those (or something extremely similar)...

My LFS has those (or something extremely similar) as Ornate Rainbows.
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By lksdrinker
in the first video you posted, the surface...

in the first video you posted, the surface skimmer is way above/out of the water. Have you tried submerging it? If its not under the water all it is doing is sucking in air.

I run a sunsun on my...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 740
Posted By lksdrinker
What works well for some seldom works well for...

What works well for some seldom works well for others. Trial and error is needed to fine tune your own tank.

My pressurized co2 system runs to a manifold and splits to 4 different lines so it...
Forum: Plants 04-22-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By lksdrinker
pretty cool!

pretty cool!
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By lksdrinker
I've never thought about the difference between...

I've never thought about the difference between the solenoid being before or after the regulator; as I assumed that was always done the same way. I suppose having the solenoid after the regulator...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By lksdrinker
I'm certainly no expert when it comes to c02 and...

I'm certainly no expert when it comes to c02 and recently got my first pressurized setup running well with a manifold splitting to 4 different lines. But I think I'm going to have to agree with...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 445
Posted By lksdrinker
Another vote for the Eheim Jaeger heaters. I've...

Another vote for the Eheim Jaeger heaters. I've got at least half a dozen of these with 0 issues (well come to think of it one is showing condensation inside of the tube). I've also got at least...
Forum: Fish 04-21-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 768
Posted By lksdrinker
The neons could become snacks for the angels. ...

The neons could become snacks for the angels. But if you get juvenile angels and they grow up in a tank with the neons they may never look at them as food. Just be aware of the possibility!

I...
Forum: Fish 04-17-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By lksdrinker
How sure are you that it was a rainbowfish?...

How sure are you that it was a rainbowfish? Almost sounds like an apistograma of some sort?
Forum: Fish 04-17-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By lksdrinker
edit: looks like Diana beat me to the punch as I...

edit: looks like Diana beat me to the punch as I was typing my reply!


If you've already got something from another tank with beneficial bacteria on it (filter media, plants, substrate, etc)...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By lksdrinker
Dont trust that guy! And make sure you second...

Dont trust that guy! And make sure you second guess the advice from any other employees at that store! Anything that eats and poops is adding to the bioload. And plecos are considered dirty fish...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By lksdrinker
I too have dealt with this on various...

I too have dealt with this on various rainbowfish. I had quite a large rainbow (never properly id'd but thought it was an australian). Anyway, that fish got the white lip and I was scared thinking...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By lksdrinker
If the glass is only 3/8" thick then it likely...

If the glass is only 3/8" thick then it likely was intended to have a center brace. I believe for a tank that large to not have a center brace it should be at least 1/2" thick glass. Can you post...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 776
Posted By lksdrinker
Definitely dont want to try and hook up both...

Definitely dont want to try and hook up both canisters into one input or output. But why the need for a second canister? Didn't you say you upgraded from a HOB to the sun sun canister? Why not...
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