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Forum: DIY 12-18-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By THE V
It's not the yeast that is dangerous to your...

It's not the yeast that is dangerous to your fish. The biggest issue is the amount of sugar in the water. It acts just like if you dumped a bunch of salt into the tank. This will mess with the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By THE V
New post in tapatalk. Easiest way to do it.

New post in tapatalk. Easiest way to do it.
Forum: Fish 11-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By THE V
I suggest a low tech low light setup as it is at...

I suggest a low tech low light setup as it is at the office.

Dwarf sags for the bottom. Maybe some crypts, anubis, and some other low light plants. Some of the dwarf swords might work (e....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-17-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By THE V
Pork roast, lard (manteca), salt, and some oj. ...

Pork roast, lard (manteca), salt, and some oj. cook for 8-10 hours on low heat. Shred and do a quick fry on the skillet with more manteca. = awesome carnitas.

It's what this gringo serves...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-16-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 551
Posted By THE V
Wait you have guppies already? Take the...

Wait you have guppies already?

Take the filter sponge from that tank and squeeze it into this tank. Transferring the bacteria from the established tank to the new tank.

Should see it finish...
Forum: Fish 11-16-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Tried really hard to get a picture of the little...

Tried really hard to get a picture of the little guys. They see movement and they hide. They are starting to fill in and get some color. This picture is of the ones I have in the 10 gallon in the...
Forum: Plants 11-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By THE V
Trim off the affected parts and wait it out. ...

Trim off the affected parts and wait it out. Increased amounts of water changes can also help. Most of the plants came back after they melted.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By THE V
Microbubbles with a bamboo skewer. Cheapest...

Microbubbles with a bamboo skewer. Cheapest diffuser out there.
Forum: Plants 11-13-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By THE V
Que? Que? Que? Works wonderfully well...

Que?
Que?
Que?

Works wonderfully well when in a Spanish speaking country. Eventually they give up and mumble something about a "loco gringo". Usually combine with some words that start with p....
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By THE V
Awfully thin still. Looks like he needs some...

Awfully thin still. Looks like he needs some sinking pellets. Mine where all like that when I picked them up. I over fed them for a month on the QT tank and they plumped up.

Yes I'm guessing...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
They are very protective but I haven't seen any...

They are very protective but I haven't seen any damage to the other fish. Even the little neons. They generally just push them around. They seem to ignore the BN Pleco's for the most part as well. ...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Some pictures I managed to snap. Momma is...

Some pictures I managed to snap. Momma is herding the fry over the rock.
Forum: Fish 11-09-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Well I pulled out around 20 fry from the parents....

Well I pulled out around 20 fry from the parents. I put them in the 10 gallon in the garage. I haven't lost any and they are growing well. I am feeding them some dried brine shrimp and some ground...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By THE V
Local shelter offers reduced prices for...

Local shelter offers reduced prices for inoculations as well as neutering here. I had my little dog neutered for $70. Last round of shots cost $25. They also give out certs that are accepted...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-31-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 976
Posted By THE V
Congrats on the new mutt. Mutts are of course the...

Congrats on the new mutt. Mutts are of course the best breed :-)

5 months.. time to really start on the training. Training a big dog when they get big is tough. Set your ground rules and...
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Well the first batch disappeared as soon as the...

Well the first batch disappeared as soon as the parents stopped herding them. But the parents did it again and had a much larger batch of fry. I have an 10 gallon in the garage with nothing in it...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-27-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,540
Posted By THE V
Okay, I read the entire thread and have a...

Okay,

I read the entire thread and have a few things to recommend.

First off your credit is toast right now. No matter what you do it is gone. The good news is with proper management and...
Forum: Plants 10-25-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By THE V
Lower light tanks can handle longer photoperiods....

Lower light tanks can handle longer photoperiods. It looks like everything is working well so its in balance.

I run my big tank at 12 and 12. I ran a really low light tank on 24 hours a day 5...
Forum: Fish 10-07-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Parents are still playing defense to the rest of...

Parents are still playing defense to the rest of the tank. There will still quite a few of them in there. It is tough to tell how many.

It looks like I have another pair doing the dance on the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-04-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By THE V
The one I am selling. Only $10,627. It's the...

The one I am selling. Only $10,627. It's the most deluxe model on earth. [emoji6]

Compared to when I started with fish (pre-internet) information is relatively easy to find. Its both good and...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
125 gallon lowtech heavily planted. I do a 50%...

125 gallon lowtech heavily planted. I do a 50% water change 2-3 times a month and dose some ferts. Setup is designed to survive on auto feeders for up to two weeks as I travel.

I did just do...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
I've got a couple young danios in the tank that...

I've got a couple young danios in the tank that survived the BN Pleco's and the rest. The BN of course where also born in the tank. I think about 1/2 the fish I have in the tank were born in it.
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,007
Posted By THE V
Apparently the bolivian Ram pair that has been...

Apparently the bolivian Ram pair that has been digging holes all over the place got busy.

Babies!!

Odds they will survive in the community tank?

I might try to catch them and move them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By THE V
Organic potting soil has chicken manure in it. ...

Organic potting soil has chicken manure in it. Chicken manure has uric acid in it. Uric acid is broken down into ammonia...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By THE V
Common Pleco's have eat algae by rasping it off...

Common Pleco's have eat algae by rasping it off of the surface. This rasping action can remove the top layers of the leaves. This in severe cases can kill the leaves and eventually the plants.
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