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Forum: Fish Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Raaan
Centerpiece for CPD Tank. Pearl Gourami?

I'm planning on combining my 10 and 15 gallon tanks into a 40 breeder sometime in the next month or so. All of the fish I have in the tanks right now are small (or smallish) schooling species (cherry...
Forum: Fish Today, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 189
Posted By Raaan
If I remember correctly, ich stops reproducing at...

If I remember correctly, ich stops reproducing at 86F and dies completely at 90F, so boiling the wood should have gotten rid of it. If you want to be doubly sure, drying it out for a few days might...
Forum: Lighting Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the replies, everyone! Yeah, I'll...

Thanks for the replies, everyone! Yeah, I'll admit I was a bit hesitant about the Odyssea fixtures after reading some of the old reviews about them catching fire, but I guess they fixed that problem...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Raaan
Aqueon Dual T5 NO vs Odyssea Dual T5 HO

I'm considering setting up a planted 40 gallon breeder to combine my current 10 and 15 into, and these are the options I'm looking at for lighting.

The Odyssea light is available from...
Forum: Fish 12-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Raaan
Is your tank the 24" Petco bookshelf aquarium? I...

Is your tank the 24" Petco bookshelf aquarium? I would think a pair of peacock gudgeons would be fine in that if they were the only fish, but I wouldn't trust them with the shrimp.

I agree with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Raaan
The 40 breeder is going to give you a lot more...

The 40 breeder is going to give you a lot more room to plan out a foreground, midground, and background. It will also be more forgiving of stocking larger fish, though that's not usually a concern...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By Raaan
Why not moss balls? ...

Why not moss balls?

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/attachments/aquascape-png.3294/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By Raaan
Sparkling gourami or betta splendens, if you have...

Sparkling gourami or betta splendens, if you have a warm tank, but they might be a bit too efficient....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By Raaan
Sorry to hear about your oto. They're very nice...

Sorry to hear about your oto. They're very nice little fish, but a lot of people have trouble keeping them.

Ideal temperature for a betta is going to be 76-82 Fahrenheit, whereas neon tetras do...
Forum: Fish 12-13-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Raaan
Hey everyone. I just wanted to say that, after a...

Hey everyone. I just wanted to say that, after a week-long treatment with Melafix, the remaining platies are still happy and healthy. Thank you all for your help.
Forum: Fish 12-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Raaan
Thank you both for the replies. I was able...

Thank you both for the replies.

I was able to isolate the one platy in a 1 gallon container before leaving for work this morning, but by the time I got back, she had passed.
I've done another 10%...
Forum: Fish 11-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Raaan
Sick Platy (Columnaris?); Salt Bath?

I brought four platies home from the pet store yesterday and put them in my quarantine tank (5.5 gallons with a mature sponge filter and some loose plants). They appeared fine and were active and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Raaan
What would happen if i super glued a java fern to a mystery snail's shell?

Don't look a t me like that. It's a valid question.

http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/d/df/389Torterra.png/250px-389Torterra.png
Yup.
Forum: DIY 10-03-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Raaan
I was going to go with easy, to start. The winery...

I was going to go with easy, to start. The winery nearby sells various types of yeast and their own grape juice. Can't get much simpler than that.
Forum: DIY 10-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the replies, everyone. It was all very...

Thanks for the replies, everyone. It was all very informative. Good to know that the more dangerous alcohols only result from distillation (which I don't plan on anytime soon).

I generally buy...
Forum: Fish 10-01-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the input, everyone. I was I was...

Thanks for the input, everyone. I was I was worrying about it a bit more than I needed to.

Can anyone suggest a good metric to judge when fish fry are big enough for baby brine shrimp?
Forum: Fish 09-30-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By Raaan
Cherry Barb Fry

My sister decided she didn't want her cherry barbs any more, so I took them from her and about two weeks later noticed that one of the females was huge, almost box-shaped. I decided on a whim to have...
Forum: Fish 09-30-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,115
Posted By Raaan
It depends on what temperature your room is at. I...

It depends on what temperature your room is at. I would think 76-78 is better than 85, but if it's too cold in your room, it may be more detrimental. I would say to keep the heater plugged in for...
Forum: DIY 09-30-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Raaan
Are DIY CO2's "aftereffects"... potable?

I imagine I'm coming across as a bit dense here. xD

On the DIY CO2 builds using yeast and sugar, after the yeast dies, there's still some sugar left in the bottle in addition to water and alcohol....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-23-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,378
Posted By Raaan
Bettas don't generally get along with...

Bettas don't generally get along with rambunctious, flashy fish like guppies. Bottom dwellers like Cory's and otos are usually fine. A betta and three otos would be a good setup, too, if you're...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-23-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By Raaan
The tank seems to be coming along nicely. It...

The tank seems to be coming along nicely. It looks much better with the sand cap, and some hardscape to attach the fern to will help as well.
Have you looked into dosing any fertilizers? With CO2 in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-19-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Raaan
Catalina Aquariums has a couple options that...

Catalina Aquariums has a couple options that should work for you. I bought a light from them last March and it's still working flawlessly. You can also email them when you place an order and ask that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-19-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,378
Posted By Raaan
I can understand your aversion to shrimp. I have...

I can understand your aversion to shrimp. I have some amano shrimp that are around two inches long and they remind me of spiders moving around the tank, though it doesn't bother me. Haha.

Anyway,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By Raaan
Pics, as promised. ...

Pics, as promised.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk137/iinochi/IMAG0021_zps555f4d8b.jpg
A larger picture of the tank in general, plus a big Bertha the big thermometer.
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Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the comments, all. I'll admit I was a...

Thanks for the comments, all. I'll admit I was a bit self-conscious when I got home and saw this thread had five replies already ("What if they don't like meeee?"). Glad to see it's a hit.


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