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Forum: Equipment   11-01-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,919
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$10 is a good deal, but these filters are pretty...

$10 is a good deal, but these filters are pretty inespensive. You will pay much more for media and hoses. There are lots of online places that sell eheim parts and media. I like Drs Foster and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-01-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By BottomFeeder
I'm working on this currently. When I looked...

I'm working on this currently. When I looked into it I found that it wants Brackish water with high pH and hardness. I've added crushed coral for substrate in that tank. After the eggs are laid,...
Forum: Plants   11-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
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Mine has presented only one color of green in all...

Mine has presented only one color of green in all light situations, even for the ones I leave floating under high intensity light.
Forum: Fish   10-03-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
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Wow, I haven't seen these before either. I have...

Wow, I haven't seen these before either. I have a large school in my 55g asian tank. I love them and their antics. If I can find some of these, I would up my school for sure.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By BottomFeeder
I wouldn't worry about a 1 point swing.

I wouldn't worry about a 1 point swing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-28-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,032
Posted By BottomFeeder
Congrats! Good pics too.

Congrats! Good pics too.
Forum: Equipment   09-27-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By BottomFeeder
I'm currently running 8 tanks most of them...

I'm currently running 8 tanks most of them between 10g and 40g with five of them in one room. The Python really does make it easier to do water changes. I'll typically move the siphon from one tank...
Forum: Equipment   09-27-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,753
Posted By BottomFeeder
The return on the 2217 is the same size as the...

The return on the 2217 is the same size as the 2215 send and return.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-27-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By BottomFeeder
If it is just moss, then probably not. Mine...

If it is just moss, then probably not. Mine grows fine in my shrimp tank without anything other than what is brought in with tap water during water changes.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-27-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By BottomFeeder
Trumpet snails will burrow through the sand. I...

Trumpet snails will burrow through the sand. I haven't kept them since they are one of the ones that breeds like crazy. I've kept brigs as well which also can burrow into the sand, but nearly as...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-26-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By BottomFeeder
I doubt there are many dialup users and more,...

I doubt there are many dialup users and more, however it is a standard way to show that it is bandwidth intensive. While most people have broadband, I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more...
Forum: Substrate   09-26-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,872
Posted By BottomFeeder
I currently have two tanks with TMS including my...

I currently have two tanks with TMS including my pressurized 29g. I love the way it looks, and it hasn't been difficult to maintain, but I wish I would have gone with a more nutrient rich soil in...
Forum: Plants   09-26-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By BottomFeeder
Right now it is just ambient light, no co2...

Right now it is just ambient light, no co2 injection. The tank is next to a bank of 4 tanks each running t5HO lighting units. I have a bunch of floaters and Brazilian pennywort that is in the tank...
Forum: Plants   09-26-2009, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By BottomFeeder
Plant recommendation - Partially Emmersed from tank

I have an open top pleco tank on the floor of my home office (fish room :wink:). I would like to put a plant in there that I could grow out the top and maybe produce a flower.

Any...
Forum: Fish   09-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,727
Posted By BottomFeeder
While I haven't mixed any yet, it is because of...

While I haven't mixed any yet, it is because of the stories I've heard and read. When spawning cichlids can get kind of crazy. I've heard some say that you can't even put two pairs of the same type...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By BottomFeeder
It may not be required unless you have a heavy...

It may not be required unless you have a heavy bio-load. Some of my tanks have messy fish like plecos that can really gunk up the works. You may be able to get by with using the powerheads. Maybe...
Forum: DIY   09-23-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,068
Posted By BottomFeeder
Did it melt to completely nothing at all? I put...

Did it melt to completely nothing at all? I put 3 plants in my tank with good light and co2. It mostly melted, but I had growth out of the very tips. I was able to take and plant those. From that...
Forum: Fish   09-23-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,059
Posted By BottomFeeder
The otos in my 55g are always out and about, even...

The otos in my 55g are always out and about, even with Tiger Barbs in the tank which can be kind of pesky. I think part of it is the size of the group. They definitely like bigger groups (6+) to...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,855
Posted By BottomFeeder
I have a 2217 and a Emperor 400 on my 55g (low...

I have a 2217 and a Emperor 400 on my 55g (low tech) tank.

If you go with one filter you are unlikely to have enough flow. Plus, given the heavy load a single filter is likely to need...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By BottomFeeder
I've not heard that Excel requires water changes....

I've not heard that Excel requires water changes. With that said, water changes are a very good idea, if not essential to long term care anyway. There is a lot of organic stuff in there that will...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By BottomFeeder
I'm sure my water is really close to yours kid...

I'm sure my water is really close to yours kid creole, and I haven't had any issues with snails including Nerites. On my bigger tanks with more snails, I do dose some Kent Marine calcium though each...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By BottomFeeder
I would love to try a Pro 2, but I haven't been...

I would love to try a Pro 2, but I haven't been able to get over that price difference. I've bought a bunch of Classics and have had good luck with them. If you go with the Installation Set on the...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By BottomFeeder
I really like running two filters on my bigger...

I really like running two filters on my bigger tanks. In addition to it proving a backup to the primary filter, it helps increase circulation. Heavily planted tanks definitely need more circulation...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-19-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By BottomFeeder
Contact Orlando, you may have to send the stuff...

Contact Orlando, you may have to send the stuff out to him to install.
Forum: Plants   09-16-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By BottomFeeder
When I setup my 29g I added the Sunset and the...

When I setup my 29g I added the Sunset and the Ludwiga repins at the same time; prior to setting up the pressurized co2. The Ludwiga was very red when it arrived. The Sunset showed color on the top...
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