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Forum: Other Websites   06-26-2010, 06:20 PM
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Posted By gheitman
I'm glad to hear that it is being given CPR. I...

I'm glad to hear that it is being given CPR. I had noticed a week or two ago that it wasn't there any more and wondered what was going on.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By gheitman
Dune by Frank Herbert Stranger In A Strange...

Dune by Frank Herbert
Stranger In A Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein
Forum: Fish   12-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By gheitman
I also suggest craigslist but if that doesn't...

I also suggest craigslist but if that doesn't work you could try AquaBid.com. If you are willing to travel you could also try selling them at regional auctions run by fish clubs.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-03-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By gheitman
I just started using it myself (for my RCS of...

I just started using it myself (for my RCS of course) a few weeks ago and haven't seen any negative reaction yet. It is too early for me to tell the long term effects.
Forum: Equipment   12-02-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,758
Posted By gheitman
If you rent a CO2 tank instead of buying it...

If you rent a CO2 tank instead of buying it outright you can just exchange the tank every time you need to refill it and you don't have to pay any inspection fees.
Forum: Fish   12-01-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,039
Posted By gheitman
I feed my fry frozen cyclops as well as...

I feed my fry frozen cyclops as well as freeze-dried Cyclop-Eeze. They appear to like both. I normally feed my adult fish frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms and daphnia depending on the species of...
Forum: Lighting   11-26-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By gheitman
I have Coralife's Freshwater T-5 Aqualight 30"...

I have Coralife's Freshwater T-5 Aqualight 30" dual bulb fixture over a 20g long tank and it grows almost any plant that I have tried including many that would be considered as requiring high light. ...
Forum: Fish   11-26-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By gheitman
I agree that they are cory eggs. I've had them...

I agree that they are cory eggs. I've had them lay eggs on the glass but never on a heater though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-26-2009, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,995
Posted By gheitman
No question about it...both can be used. ...

No question about it...both can be used. Flourish Tabs are best used with heavy root feeders like Amazon swords and many crypts. Liquid Flourish and the other Seachem liquid nutrients should be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   11-16-2009, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By gheitman
I second the recommendation for the vals. IME if...

I second the recommendation for the vals. IME if you acclimate them to Excel by building up to a full dose over a couple of weeks they won't suffer any harm.
Forum: Substrate   11-14-2009, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By gheitman
The sharp edges on Flourite do make the barbels...

The sharp edges on Flourite do make the barbels on corys more susceptible to damage if the fish aren't healthy and the water isn't clean. If you maintain your tank well you shouldn't have any...
Forum: Fish   11-12-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By gheitman
Those are some nice looking kribs. They are fun...

Those are some nice looking kribs. They are fun to breed IME.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,688
Posted By gheitman
You might want to consider dosing your tank with...

You might want to consider dosing your tank with iron. It should benefit both the swords and the crypts.

I live and work in Champaign although I make it over to campus for the monthly fish club...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-12-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,688
Posted By gheitman
Your Cryptocoryne wendtii Red appears to be doing...

Your Cryptocoryne wendtii Red appears to be doing very well and so do your wisteria and vals. I'm not sure what you could use to reattach the java ferns although I use rubber bands myself (I don't...
Forum: Equipment   11-11-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By gheitman
Even though Vancouver has mild winters compared...

Even though Vancouver has mild winters compared to a lot of places I'd still recommend going with the 300W model. Why take any chances with your fish and plants?
Forum: Plants   11-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,370
Posted By gheitman
I currently have C. parva and have had albida in...

I currently have C. parva and have had albida in the past. Both make nice foreground plants although parva is a slow grower IME.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-09-2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By gheitman
Congratulations on coming over to the green side...

Congratulations on coming over to the green side :-) What plants do you have and how big is your tank?
Forum: Algae   11-08-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By gheitman
True SAEs are sometimes identified incorrectly as...

True SAEs are sometimes identified incorrectly as flying foxes and vice versa. A good article that helps identify the correct species can be found at...
Forum: Fish   11-08-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By gheitman
I recommend that you get a pair of otos.

I recommend that you get a pair of otos.
Forum: Fish   11-07-2009, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,413
Posted By gheitman
I prefer Eco-Complete myself but you could also...

I prefer Eco-Complete myself but you could also try Flourite Black Sand (I haven't tried it yet).
Forum: Equipment   11-05-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By gheitman
I use Smartheaters on both of my Filstars. I...

I use Smartheaters on both of my Filstars. I think they are great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-31-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By gheitman
I would suggest Melafix...

I would suggest Melafix http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp18438/si1380009/cl0/aquariumpharmaceuticalsmelafix16oz.
Forum: Equipment   10-30-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,354
Posted By gheitman
I would suggest you look at these...

I would suggest you look at these http://www.bigalsonline.com/BigAlsUS/ctl3684/cp18430/si1379857/cl0/aquariumsystemsmaxijetprefiltersponge.While they are made for the Maxi-Jet powerheads they should...
Forum: Fish   10-29-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By gheitman
I have kept several species and even helped breed...

I have kept several species and even helped breed a few (they did all the work) and my favorites are the pygmy corys and sterbai corys. I have a 10g tank that has about a dozen pygmy corys in it...
Forum: Equipment   10-28-2009, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By gheitman
Sounds like all you need then are sponges to go...

Sounds like all you need then are sponges to go over the intakes of your canister filters. In that case I would suggest you look at these...
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