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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-22-2015, 09:11 AM
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Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Hi Nordic, that's exactly what I was...

Hi Nordic,

that's exactly what I was thinking. Sometimes they are sold as" the fish in a vase" ,vendors claiming that they don't need maintenance and can survive by eating the roots of the plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-22-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Betta death after cleaning filter like an idiot in established tank

Tank size= 10 gallon shallow long
Population: 2 oto, 1 african fan filter shrimp, 2 amano shrimp, 1 nerite snail, 1 dead Betta
Filter :Eheim 2211
Tank is established , 3 years old


After...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Cool newforum look

Cool new forum look
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
How do I sterilize them? I usually thaw the...

How do I sterilize them?

I usually thaw the Chironomus cubes in tap water ,then I feed them to the fish with a pincette.

Does the chlorine in the tap water help kill some bacteria?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   08-04-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,612
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
They look like Beaufortia .....something ,I think...

They look like Beaufortia .....something ,I think I saw them in a fish store nearby
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
So far ,I have been feeding only mosquito larvae...

So far ,I have been feeding only mosquito larvae from time to time ,to my Betta and my Peacock Gudgeons.
Today I also bought a pack of Tubifex ,by mistake (I really wanted 2 packs o' mosquito...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
So this means that most commercialized Tubifex...

So this means that most commercialized Tubifex should be "home grown" .....and relatively parasite free ,right? I only have frozen ones anyway....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-04-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Chironomus vs Tubifex?

I bought a frozen pack of each ,can someone tell me what the difference is?

The tubifex seems to be more concentrated ,but I wonder if there is any difference such as leading to more diseases or...
Forum: Fish   06-19-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
could I add a Pleco to a 30 gCichlid tank? It...

could I add a Pleco to a 30 gCichlid tank?
It is going to be placed near a window ,so I'm gonna need some algae control.....
Forum: Fish   06-18-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
As for egg-laying locations....they can choose...

As for egg-laying locations....they can choose the most bizzare places.
Despite having Two coconut shells at their disposal ,they decided to lay them in a corner ,behind the heater ,one time.....
Forum: Fish   06-18-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
It's what I did with mine ,the first time they...

It's what I did with mine ,the first time they spawned.I let the male fan the eggs until they hatched ,then I scooped out the fry
My guppy breeder(guess you mean those plastic hatchery things) was...
Forum: Fish   06-17-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
How many of each should I have ,males/females? ...

How many of each should I have ,males/females?

I like N. Similis more than the Multi actually.
Forum: Fish   06-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
How accurate is that site concerning cichlids?

How accurate is that site concerning cichlids?
Forum: Fish   06-17-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Neolamprologus look interesting ,can I have...

Neolamprologus look interesting ,can I have multiple varieties in the tank or just one?
Forum: Fish   06-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
30g Cichlid tank ,need advice for stocking

I plan to install a 30g tank by the end of the year ,with African Cichlids
My tap water parameters are hard
GH - 18
KH 10
PH 7.9
Haven't measured the TDS but it's certainly high

Tank...
Forum: Fish   06-14-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Male Betta and female Dwarf Gourami

Can I keep a male beta with a female DG in a 10 gallon long?
I read that males from both species together are a no-no ,but ,given the fact that the female gourami has drab colors and no long fins...
Forum: Fish   06-13-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Never mind ,I'll jut think of other fsh.

Never mind ,I'll jut think of other fsh.
Forum: Fish   06-13-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I don't think Iridovirus is contagious.From what...

I don't think Iridovirus is contagious.From what I read ,it is specific to the dwarf gouramis ,especially OLD ONES ,with low immune systems.

The gourami male died last week(dunno how old he was...
Forum: Fish   06-13-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Apistos in hard water?

I would like to get a pair of Apistos for my 10 gallon tank.

The problem is that I have really hard water - ph is 7.9 Kh is about 10 ,and GH is around 16.

What species would be more...
Forum: Plants   05-28-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Dwarf hairgrass carpet - minimum amount of light??

I plan to grow a DHG carpet in a 4 gallon cube.I will use DIY Co2.

Knowing that the DIY Co2 is not very stable or intense ,I would like to go as "low light" as possible ,as not to raise the Co2...
Forum: Equipment   05-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Doesn't that cotton ball ever get clogged?how...

Doesn't that cotton ball ever get clogged?how often do you change it?could I use a cigarette filter?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-26-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Najas G is being used by many shrimp breeders.

Najas G is being used by many shrimp breeders.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I just found him on the floor in a corner.Must...

I just found him on the floor in a corner.Must have missed him this morning.I dropped him back in the tank and he's moving.Tomorrow we start over.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-25-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Well ,he's gone AWOL again this morning ,or he is...

Well ,he's gone AWOL again this morning ,or he is hiding somewhere in the tank and I cannot see him.
Once they're out of the water ,do they venture far ,or do they just retreat in their shells and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
http://fish.aquaristic.net/Dennerle-Nano-corner-fi...

http://fish.aquaristic.net/Dennerle-Nano-corner-filter.html

It's like this one ,I could swap media ....the corner one has a triangular sort of mesh as finer media ,and a coarse sponge at the...
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