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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-03-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By retoid
ok thanks. Any info on RO filters? Would they...

ok thanks.
Any info on RO filters? Would they help?
I am considering buying an RO filter for more than this reason as well. Since our well water is almost always clouded with coliforms, it's rarely...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By retoid
but you must admit they do look nice :D

but you must admit they do look nice :D
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-03-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By retoid
CO2 Tank running out fast!

I'm not exactly sure how long a small 5lb co2 tank should last on a 10gal aquarium. I'm guessing now that I might have a leak since I would refill the tank once a year when I had it on my 20gal high...
Forum: DIY 05-31-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By retoid
lol at sugar free jello :D Yes you must have a...

lol at sugar free jello :D
Yes you must have a leak. What did you use to make your setup? And what did you use to seal the holes and hose off with?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By retoid
My tap water is: pH 7.6 kH 20 It has not...

My tap water is:
pH 7.6
kH 20

It has not hurt any of my fish or shrimp.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
I doubt it was the fish that caused the spike. He...

I doubt it was the fish that caused the spike. He was still moving when I got home. I would imagine he would have to be dead for some time in order to cause the spike.

I am clueless as to what may...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
This is going to be when this tank is taken...

This is going to be when this tank is taken apart.
All fish are out and in the other tank.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
the Raphael is alive, I contained him in a...

the Raphael is alive, I contained him in a breeder container in my other tank with VERY similar params without the nitrite.

There is still one clown loach in the tank alive as well. Other it dead....
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
I already did a 40% WC. added a bit of stress...

I already did a 40% WC. added a bit of stress guard.

All I have is epsom salt.

And I have no idea what would have caused nitrites to spike.

I am aware that they would not have worked long...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
Qt?

Qt?
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
aww crap. I just tested for nitrites and it reads...

aww crap. I just tested for nitrites and it reads .50 ppm
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
just a cat and a dog. The only other things...

just a cat and a dog.

The only other things I can think to mention are that I add peat to the filter. It's blackwater. Never harmed anything before.

Water was crystal clear yesterday.

We...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By retoid
Suddon fish death

I have a 29gal tank with two clown loaches and a striped raphael.
Just got home today to see my two loaches dead and the raphael almost dead. The water was pretty cloudy white color.
All the params...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,118
Posted By retoid
I have 3 tanks running, 29g with some clown...

I have 3 tanks running, 29g with some clown loaches and a striped raphael. Two other tanks with RCS shrimp and some tetras and other fish.
My tap water is pH 7.6 and KH is 18. All my inhabitants are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-16-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,648
Posted By retoid
I currently have a couple tanks with RCS in them....

I currently have a couple tanks with RCS in them. Both are breeding fine.

One tank is strictly shrimp and snails.
The other consists of several tetras, a hillstream loach, two yoyo loaches, one...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-11-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,374
Posted By retoid
wow that brings back some memories. I used to...

wow that brings back some memories.
I used to play transport tycoon. I am not sure if you can win the game or what? I ended up owning all of my competition, several million in income and was not...
Forum: Fish 01-08-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By retoid
I was thinking that to. What is strange is that...

I was thinking that to. What is strange is that they have been in the same tank together for years. Not once have I seen the clown loaches act aggressive toward any other fish. They are very timid...
Forum: Fish 01-08-2008, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By retoid
dead... .

dead... .
Forum: Fish 01-07-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By retoid
Sick dying Black Ghost Knife

This morning I turned on the light to my tanks to notice my ghost knife attached to the filter intake, i touched him gently with my tweezers and he swam away, he looked 100% fine. no fins frayed...
Forum: Other Websites 01-04-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By retoid
May I suggest surpasshosting.com as a host. Cheap...

May I suggest surpasshosting.com as a host. Cheap and very effecient.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 376
Posted By retoid
Glass diffusers?

Anybody know what type of ceramic discs are used in these diffusers?
Forum: DIY 01-03-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By retoid
0.625 US cups, I was close with 3/4 cup :D

0.625 US cups, I was close with 3/4 cup :D
Forum: DIY 01-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By retoid
hmm, I am not 100% sure. But If I had to take a...

hmm, I am not 100% sure. But If I had to take a guess I would say it was very close to 3/4 cup of sugar.
Forum: Lighting 01-03-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By retoid
ask your local hardware store if they carry mylar.

ask your local hardware store if they carry mylar.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-24-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 95,072
Posted By retoid
wow, some amazing tanks guys! ...

wow, some amazing tanks guys!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2235/2118609448_d7c0355f61.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2264/2101471937_0355026ec6.jpg...
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