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Forum: Fish   05-23-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,025
Posted By sleater
My LFS said otos have been scarce due to heavy...

My LFS said otos have been scarce due to heavy rain in SA or wherever making them difficult to catch and export.
(But first a different employee tried to sell me an SAE because otocinclus are "large...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By sleater
It took me a while to figure out how to best...

It took me a while to figure out how to best utilize the height in my 29, but there's no way I'd give it up now. Plus my fish like to totally go nuts and bounce off the walls when they're excited.
...
Forum: Fish   03-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By sleater
I have a cardinal tetra who likes to creepily...

I have a cardinal tetra who likes to creepily hover over my cherry shrimp. Initially I thought she was hunting down shrimplets, but I never saw her actually eat one and there were always tons of...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-08-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
I started stuffing trimmings behind the driftwood...

I started stuffing trimmings behind the driftwood and...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/FFjunk/march_zpscad349ca.jpg~original


Current stock:

Lots of RCS
6 Kuhli loaches
4...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
Well, this has worked out nicely. ...

Well, this has worked out nicely.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/FFjunk/jan18_zps1987a8fc.jpg~original
Forum: Fish   12-30-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By sleater
Ugh, so throughout the day I noticed her going...

Ugh, so throughout the day I noticed her going through the tremendous trouble of scraping her gills on the bottom. I was planning to treat with PraziPro anyway, as a quarantine precaution. Treated,...
Forum: Fish   12-29-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By sleater
Disease ID--transparent area turning opaque

I've had this group of blue-eyes for a couple days. One of the females is sort of runty but was still as energetic as the others--until this morning when I found her lingering at the surface. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
I used 2 bags of eco complete, which is probably...

I used 2 bags of eco complete, which is probably something like 18 kilos. I don't think that would help you though, since I feel eco complete is far too expensive for what little it might do. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-21-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
I found a photo of what happened between the...

I found a photo of what happened between the first and second posts!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/FFjunk/29g/bettertimes_zpsb8f30856.jpg~original



I also got my Planted+ today and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-18-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By sleater
T8 fixtures are kinda rubbish on 29g tall tanks....

T8 fixtures are kinda rubbish on 29g tall tanks. One bulb just isn't going to produce enough light. With two 17w T8s, I've easily grown Hygrophila difformis, Hygrophila corymbosa, Anubias spp., java...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-17-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
I purchased them from ebay user shrimphobby as...

I purchased them from ebay user shrimphobby as "super red" cherries, and that they are.
Forum: Tank Journals   12-16-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
State as of mid-December: ...

State as of mid-December:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y116/FFjunk/29g/middec_zps6d9f66e5.jpg~original

I want this to just be a great big mess of green already.
I have Otocinclus and...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-08-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
So this tank basically fell apart due to neglect...

So this tank basically fell apart due to neglect (breakups are fun). An invasion of pond snails and gruesome algae swept through and destroyed everything in its path. The Hygrophila difformis was...
Forum: Fish   04-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By sleater
My newly acquired otos are nuts about blanched...

My newly acquired otos are nuts about blanched zucchini.

I just cut a thin slice, microwave it in water for a minute, tie it to a string and drop it in. They definitely do prefer the pieces that...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-26-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By sleater
Not-So-Therapeutic 29 Gallon

I haven't kept fish for the last twelve years and I never was really compelled to go through the hassle of setting up an aquarium until I began lurking these forums. And so I was soon inspired to set...
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