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Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By SueD
Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order...

Rachel is great to deal with. I've got an order coming from her tomorrow.

I got my otos at my local Petsmart last week on sale - $1.44 each.
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By SueD
If you're lucky, the plecs will stay at 4". My...

If you're lucky, the plecs will stay at 4". My male brown BNP is 6" and I just sold an albino male at 6" also. My female is a little less at about 5". Plecs have a very large bioload and are poop...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By SueD
If the CPD's are healthy and swimming well, they...

If the CPD's are healthy and swimming well, they should not get sucked up by that size filter although shrimp could end up in there. But I use prefilters on all of my HOB's as they keep the filter...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By SueD
I just sold a large male BNP who loved his bamboo...

I just sold a large male BNP who loved his bamboo tube. I just picked up the tube with my hands and transferred it to the bucket.
Forum: Plants 04-11-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By SueD
Wisteria, crypt wendtii, crypt lutea

Wisteria, crypt wendtii, crypt lutea
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By SueD
I would do one pearl gourami, large school of...

I would do one pearl gourami, large school of rummy nose tetras, some Diamond tetras, and maybe some emperor tetras to offset all of the silver of the other fish. However, if well planted, the...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By SueD
Stick with one of the dwarf cories: Habrosus,...

Stick with one of the dwarf cories: Habrosus, pygmaeus, or hastatus. They should not uproot plants once the plants are growing well.

You could have a dozen chili rasboras and 7-8 of the dwarf...
Forum: Algae 04-07-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By SueD
There's also a black emperor tetra, but I think...

There's also a black emperor tetra, but I think they would snack on the shrimp.
Forum: Fish 03-31-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By SueD
I have a 20 long, well planted, with Kerri...

I have a 20 long, well planted, with Kerri tetras, cories and otos. My RCS population is booming. I won't say for sure that no shrimp are eaten, but all of the fish were in there long before the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By SueD
Assassins are great for bladder/pond snails. I...

Assassins are great for bladder/pond snails. I would add a couple. Chances are if you've seen one bladder snail, there's a lot more in there. The earlier you start to manage them, the better. ...
Forum: Substrate 03-21-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By SueD
As an alternative to the color of pool filter...

As an alternative to the color of pool filter sand, you could try Caribsea Instant Aquarium - Tahitian Moon. This is black sand that is packed in a liquid, much like Eco Complete, although it does...
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By SueD
I've bought the Petsmart ones and just planted as...

I've bought the Petsmart ones and just planted as I would any other plant. My tanks are low tech, little if any fert - maybe Flourish once in a while, Excel more often. They are small plants so they...
Forum: Fish 03-20-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By SueD
You could look at the Golden Dwarf Cichlid -...

You could look at the Golden Dwarf Cichlid - Nannacara Anomala

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/Nannacara-anomala/
Forum: Fish 03-19-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By SueD
Some of the more reputable vendors will check...

Some of the more reputable vendors will check temps at both ends - theirs and yours - before shipping. Are you sure you can't get what your looking for through your LFS? Would surely save on...
Forum: Fish 03-11-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By SueD
Not really "colorful" but Diamond tetras have a...

Not really "colorful" but Diamond tetras have a sparkle that is just beautiful.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By SueD
The only sink the python will fit is in the...

The only sink the python will fit is in the kitchen at the front of the house. His bedroom is upstairs, at the back of the house, so that's much too far.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 546
Posted By SueD
Random but related question for those who use...

Random but related question for those who use buckets: Can you recommend a decent pump that will push water up from one of the HD orange buckets to a 20g high tank on a stand? I have a python for...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 365
Posted By SueD
You could look at dwarf pencilfish if you're...

You could look at dwarf pencilfish if you're looking for something for the top. Also some male guppies would work, and there is no need for salt.

...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-02-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By SueD
I have 7 Boraras urophthalmoides in a Spec V with...

I have 7 Boraras urophthalmoides in a Spec V with RCS with no issues

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/Boraras-urophthalmoides/
Forum: Fish 02-24-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By SueD
I haven't used them, but the site has great...

I haven't used them, but the site has great reviews

http://www.angelsplus.com/index.htm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 757
Posted By SueD
Hey, thanks for this cheat sheet. My booklet is...

Hey, thanks for this cheat sheet. My booklet is now a little "crinkly" and, like others have said, an annoyance turning the pages when doing the tests. This is a big help.
Forum: Fish 02-19-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By SueD
I've had two otos and 6 chili rasboras in a 5.5g...

I've had two otos and 6 chili rasboras in a 5.5g for nearly 2 years with no issues.
Forum: Fish 01-30-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By SueD
I have 9 rummy nose tetras with my one angel and...

I have 9 rummy nose tetras with my one angel and there are no issues between them. YOu could have more of these. I also have sterbai cories, which can take a little higher temp than some cories,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
Posted By SueD
A couple of years ago I lost power for about 2...

A couple of years ago I lost power for about 2 days. I kept changing water during the day to add in warmer water. I had about 4 tanks then, and they did cool substantially overnight. I think I...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By SueD
I had CPD and I agree - they were really shy. I...

I had CPD and I agree - they were really shy. I have the chilis now in a 5.5g and they are visible all the time, usually in the upper half of the tank. I'd go with those. I think the CPD's need a...
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