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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2016, 03:32 PM
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Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Then don't worry about it. :)

Then don't worry about it. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-15-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
What kind of CO2 system are you using? It's fine...

What kind of CO2 system are you using? It's fine if CO2 bubbles don't dissolve completely on their way to the surface, but if they go up too fast (this happens e.g. when the bubbles are too large and...
Forum: Fish   11-06-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Did you at least read the first post? ;) ...

Did you at least read the first post? ;)


Trying to give away life bearers may work a few times, but that's it. They just breed too quickly under the right circumstances. Not an option...
Forum: Fish   11-06-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
I agree. That's why I thought a predator of the...

I agree. That's why I thought a predator of the ambushing kind (not one that cruises through the tank like a bully at a national chess club meeting) might be gentler than trying to catch and kill the...
Forum: Fish   11-06-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
There are plenty of predators that also happily...

There are plenty of predators that also happily take frozen food, so that wouldn't be an issue. But yeah, I definitely wouldn't want to end up with one that only accept live fish.


Right, good...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Predator: Keep it. Next tank setup is going to be...

Predator: Keep it. Next tank setup is going to be a sunfish tank. There is also the option of just pruning down hiding spaces and adding sunfish right away. They won't eat the adult platies, but they...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Probably. I might give the fish traps Bishkill...

Probably. I might give the fish traps Bishkill mentions a shot. In my experience, major capturing event in large tanks are just a huge mess and terrible for the fish. In the past, I had neons die...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Wow, thanks for the NANFA link! There goes my...

Wow, thanks for the NANFA link! There goes my productivity at work tomorrow...Yeah, I wasn't thinking a real gar. Just something pike-like.
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Thanks for the suggestion. Rosy barbs and...

Thanks for the suggestion. Rosy barbs and rosaline sharks are gorgeous, and I've never had them. But I think I'll do a Florida-themed tank with sunfish and maybe a small gar. It'll be glorious....
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
I agree with the previous posts. The rams will be...

I agree with the previous posts. The rams will be far more interesting in a lightly stocked tank. Add a few more tetras and maybe something for the bottom stratum. A small ancristus species might...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
I have an ancient pearl gourami in there, but he...

I have an ancient pearl gourami in there, but he doesn't even try to catch the little guys. ;) Cichlids would be great - in fact I am planning to stock a pair of sunfish soon, but I'd prefer...
Forum: Fish   11-05-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Humanely getting rid of fish - death by ambush predator?

Okay, here is the story: I got a bunch of platy females, and at least one must have been pregnant, and since then - plop, plop, plop. I need to get rid of them, and ideally I'd also get rid of the...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Need recommendation - this is a tough one!

I am looking for a fish that meets the following requirements:


thrives at cooler-than-tropical temperatures (70-74)
likes planted tanks with very soft water
is as large as possible for a 57...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-06-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Thanks for your input, guys. Yes, that's...

Thanks for your input, guys.


Yes, that's a major issue, and it makes sense. I am pretty sure my own texts are 70% profanities about my football teams and 30% errands my wife gives me, but I'd...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-02-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Thumbs up Donating text messages for a good aquarium-related cause

I have a somewhat unusual fundraising idea, and I'd like people's feedback on this.

I work for a company that develops speech technology solutions (think phones, cars, creepy talking toys). We are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-05-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Yeah, that's a good point. I've come to that...

Yeah, that's a good point. I've come to that conclusion as well. At some point, I might buy a new Audi or BMW and enjoy the car under warranty, but until then I am not going to spend potentially...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-03-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Thanks for your input! I realized that Audi in...

Thanks for your input! I realized that Audi in question has a 2.7T engine with two turbos, which is just too big a risk since I have no idea how previous owners drove the car. I also decided that 10k...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-02-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
German car experts (and wannabe experts), I need your help!

I am in the market for a used car. It's going to be an Audi, BMW, or VW wagon. Something in the $10,000 range. I've been looking at a few 2003/2004 A4 allroads with around 110k miles around $8,000....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
I really like the look of the blocks, very...

I really like the look of the blocks, very simple. Sheet of what? Are we discussing room decoration in general now? Because what's really going to brighten up the room is a set of Kessils...literally...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Yeah, but 200 pounds is still something you can...

Yeah, but 200 pounds is still something you can put on pretty normal furniture. I even told my wife, "It's an acrylic tank and only 21 gallons, so it basically weighs nothing." ;) But you're right,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Unusual stands

Hey all!

I need to find a low stand for a 20x20 tank. It's an acrylic tank and only 12" tall , so it's not going to be very heavy. Some sort of large nightstand would be great, but I haven't seen...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-20-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Thanks so much, all!

Thanks so much, all!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Is it safe to zip-tie power cords together?

I have three power cords (pump, light, heater). It's a temporary setup in the dining room, and all the cords are hanging down next to the tank, which doesn't look nice. Can I safely tie them together...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-06-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Not sure I get the point of these videos....

Not sure I get the point of these videos. Feedback on what?

Beautiful fish, but I prefer them swimming in the water. ;)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By Aquarist_Fist
Same here. I have a 57g and top off when the...

Same here. I have a 57g and top off when the spray bar noise gets annoying. That's usually 2-3 gallons every 1-2 weeks, depending on the ambient temperature. It also helps to keep the tank a bit...
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