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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   Yesterday, 01:36 AM
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Posted By WestHaven
It looks really good. I would like to see more...

It looks really good. I would like to see more photos of other people's fish/animal rooms.
Forum: Equipment   01-30-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By WestHaven
Corroded electrical plugs on filter and heater - safety concerns?

Hi,

I tore down a ten gallon tank last week that I was no longer keeping any fish in. There were mineral deposits in the tank so I cleaned it out with vinegar. I left the tank to dry in my...
Forum: Ponds   06-09-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By WestHaven
All set up!

All set up!
Forum: Ponds   06-08-2016, 10:00 PM
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Views: 851
Posted By WestHaven
Thanks everyone! Today I grabbed a bucket of mud...

Thanks everyone! Today I grabbed a bucket of mud from a local lake to help jump-start the cycle in the pond. I'm hoping it will introduce some daphnia or other microorganisms to make the pond as...
Forum: Ponds   06-05-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By WestHaven
100 gallon stock tank pond in progress

Hi,

I have wanted to build a pond for a long time. I bought a 100 (actually 103) galvanized stock tank pond from Tractor Supply. It measures 4 x 2 x 2 feet. It cost $75. The pond is going to...
Forum: Plants   03-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 202
Posted By WestHaven
Plant ID - succulent

I recently acquired this succulent plant after attending my friend's wedding (they were used as table decorations at the reception). Can anybody tell me what species it is?
Thanks...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-17-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By WestHaven
How long have you had the snail? They don't live...

How long have you had the snail? They don't live as long if you keep them at warmer temperatures. That is true for virtually all invertebrates. My snails sometimes will stay in place for a few...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-04-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By WestHaven
Here's a tip, protein skimmers don't really work...

Here's a tip, protein skimmers don't really work in freshwater. Freshwater doesn't has a lower surface tension strength than saltwater.
Forum: Fish   09-04-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By WestHaven
I think quite a few people would like to see...

I think quite a few people would like to see that. Or you could send a private message to people.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-20-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By WestHaven
Agreed. Snails generally only eat dead or dying...

Agreed. Snails generally only eat dead or dying plant matter. So there is probably some problem going on with the plants.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-16-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By WestHaven
I agree. The snail's shell doesn't look very...

I agree. The snail's shell doesn't look very good. Adding a piece of cuttlebone (from the bird section of the pet store) is a good way to add more calcium to the water. It will also raise the pH a...
Forum: DIY   07-15-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By WestHaven
A lot of people also use pillow stuffing that you...

A lot of people also use pillow stuffing that you can buy at any craft store.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-10-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By WestHaven
If can get some Seachem Prime, you can dose that...

If can get some Seachem Prime, you can dose that every day to bind up the ammonia into a less toxic form.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By WestHaven
One thing that saltwater people do is they create...

One thing that saltwater people do is they create a copepod/amphipod "hideout" out of rubble sized pieces of live rock. The pod-eating fish can't get to them so the pods have a chance to reproduce...
Forum: Fish   07-01-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By WestHaven
The males will grow larger bristles than the...

The males will grow larger bristles than the females. I have one of each in my tank, and the male started getting a lot of bristles when he was about four inches long. The female is smaller, about...
Forum: Fish   06-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By WestHaven
You should probably treat all of your tanks. If...

You should probably treat all of your tanks. If you moved the fish from one tank to another and then you noticed they had ich/infections, it means the ich/infection is in both of the tanks. You can...
Forum: Fish   06-29-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By WestHaven
My betta got this a few months ago. He was in my...

My betta got this a few months ago. He was in my 29 gallon tank that I rarely do water changes on, only top-offs. The other fish were fine. I setup a 10 gallon hospital and he recovered in a few...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-28-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By WestHaven
^. One of them will kill the other.

^. One of them will kill the other.
Forum: Fish   06-27-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By WestHaven
Alphaprobreeders.com

Alphaprobreeders.com
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By WestHaven
Bettas are like puppies. Whenever I approach his...

Bettas are like puppies. Whenever I approach his tank, he comes up to the surface and flares his fins, begging for treats. He also sleeps in a plastic castle.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By WestHaven
Bleach, then rinse well in dechlorinated water.

Bleach, then rinse well in dechlorinated water.
Forum: Fish   06-22-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,694
Posted By WestHaven
My old ten gallon. I converted it into a...

My old ten gallon. I converted it into a bare-bottom hospital tank when my betta got pop-eye. http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w21/AlexHuegel/Tank2.png
...
Forum: Plants   06-22-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By WestHaven
This is very true. I work at a big-box store,...

This is very true. I work at a big-box store, and many items that you don't think really need an expiration date on them will have one.
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By WestHaven
Their gestation period is 3-4 weeks.

Their gestation period is 3-4 weeks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By WestHaven
Use Goo-b-gone to remove stickers from jar?

I have a used pickle jar that I would like to clean and put in a future tank as a hideout for the fish. I can't get the label off so I was wondering if I could use Goo-b-gone to help me remove the...
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