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Forum: Fish 04-20-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By jjp2
Those resemble these ...

Those resemble these

http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/pimaensis.htm

Yours have their fins flared, where to picture on that site don't. Not much info else where on this one.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By jjp2
You should be ok, but If you have any concern,...

You should be ok, but If you have any concern, place a 4x4 perpendicular to the joists in the middle of the tank and support it with a4x4 or post jack to distribute the load. No matter what size you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By jjp2
I love and have had rainbows, congo tetras,...

I love and have had rainbows, congo tetras, denison barbs and angels. All are great fish, choose what fits your tank and scaping. Here is my experience.

Angels
The angels I had (blue ones) were...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By jjp2
I had a similar issue where it looked like the...

I had a similar issue where it looked like the bases were rotten, and growth and color were great. The stem would get soft and break off. It occurred when I first got them and lasted a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By jjp2
for my 180, I have a 40 gallon breeder as my...

for my 180, I have a 40 gallon breeder as my sump. I have 2 buckets of matrix which the water flows up through then poret foam (4 inches of 20 PPI and 2 inches of 30 PPI).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By jjp2
The intro sticky is great.. Then read more and...

The intro sticky is great.. Then read more and think about what size tank, time and money you want to invest (both to start and on going). Best to start with the biggest tank you can as small ones...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By jjp2
This one applies to us in Florida .... You...

This one applies to us in Florida ....

You spot aquatic plants in the road side ditches as you walk or drive and stop to collect.
Forum: Fish 03-02-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By jjp2
SAE's are great when small. When they get older...

SAE's are great when small. When they get older they get lazy and stop eating algae so not worth having at that point.

I would trade out your Raphael. I've thought about them before, think it's...
Forum: Fish 02-23-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By jjp2
A 90p is 36x18x18 so Bosemani rainbows are out.....

A 90p is 36x18x18 so Bosemani rainbows are out.. You could do a nice group of neon dwarf rainbows which get about 3 inches. You could also go with Congo tetras or penguin tetras.
Forum: Fish 02-13-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 658
Posted By jjp2
You are right that the tank needs to be...

You are right that the tank needs to be established so they have food.

You need a big tank for a Benny. This is not due to their size, but their appetite. They will clear a small tank of its...
Forum: Fish 02-12-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,190
Posted By jjp2
Hi Hi, I'm John. I use to be an...

Hi

Hi, I'm John. I use to be an overstocker. I found the cure was moving to bigger tanks. It worked for a while. I went from a 55 to 125 to 180. Not sure what I'll do next when I get to many...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By jjp2
I would look at a needle wheel impeller for your...

I would look at a needle wheel impeller for your pump and feed your CO2 into the return pump. It yields great results. The CO2 will mist the tank is a con.
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By jjp2
It can be planted. Just stick it into the...

It can be planted. Just stick it into the substrate. It will grow up to the light, light be lean and stringy and shoot off roots if the light is not strong enough. When I use it, I plant groups of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By jjp2
I had a Petsmart 60 gallon, it was 48x12x26. This...

I had a Petsmart 60 gallon, it was 48x12x26. This looks similar just longer which would put it at 70 to 75 gallons.

No matter, it's narrowness is tough to deal with due to the length and height.
Forum: Fish 01-17-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By jjp2
They do eat/pick at shrimp and bully small fish. ...

They do eat/pick at shrimp and bully small fish. The bullying will stop once they assert themselves. Pretty much true for all rainbow fish. Pretty fish, I loved my emeralds.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-29-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,215
Posted By jjp2
you say you're tall .. if so you will either need...

you say you're tall .. if so you will either need an extra tie or avoid the Windsor or half Windsor knots. They are great looking knots, but require a lot of tie which will make it too short for...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,671
Posted By jjp2
I have an APEX. I love it as I don't have to...

I have an APEX. I love it as I don't have to crawl around to unplug pumps when I do water changes, and can easily change my lighting schedules.

I have the display. I do not use it at all. The...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By jjp2
If you go with T5HO, you really only need 2 bulbs...

If you go with T5HO, you really only need 2 bulbs across the tank if you have the high quality reflectors and bulbs and CO2 running. Any more than that and you will be looking to dial it back...
Forum: Plants 08-13-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By jjp2
the strings are roots. these will shoot off in...

the strings are roots. these will shoot off in various spots all over the stem. You can cut it as you want, replant the tops and the bottoms will have new growth shoot off.
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By jjp2
the plants you have are mainly low to medium...

the plants you have are mainly low to medium light. I have similar in my 180 and run 2 80W T5HO bulbs. Out of the 2 you chose, the 4 x 54 would be the better choice. I would get the 2 of the...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By jjp2
I have a swarm of 9 in my 180. They currently...

I have a swarm of 9 in my 180. They currently are only 3-4 inches. I think you will be good with a batch of 6 for a long time. My experience is that they grow fairly fast till 4 inches than slow. ...
Forum: Fish 01-20-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By jjp2
The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its...

The picts on aquabid are not close ups so its tough to tell. I'd lean toward hemiancisteus, but not sure at all.

Have you tried planetcatfish.com?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-20-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,739
Posted By jjp2
Don't give up. Try moving the wood...

Don't give up.

Try moving the wood diagonally forward from its current position, put the wisteria behind it in the corner.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By jjp2
Those socks are notorious for clogging and...

Those socks are notorious for clogging and require regular cleaning. I don't use them on my sump, just run from the tank into my media, then through perot foam.

In your case, I would replace...
Forum: Fish 08-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By jjp2
Rainbow fish will devour the shrimp, unless you...

Rainbow fish will devour the shrimp, unless you go with dwarf ones like the neons or others, threadfins, celebes (which are not a true rainbow).

The dwarf neons or the celebes would look great...
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