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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-18-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,744
Posted By mnno
I love ghost shrimp-- I def. think they're...

I love ghost shrimp-- I def. think they're underrated. I had some mollies in a 10g brackish tank long, long ago. One of the most surreal things I have ever seen is ~10 ghost shrimp flitting around...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,808
Posted By mnno
Is your gentleman friend scolding us/you? No...

Is your gentleman friend scolding us/you? No need to ruin yr vaca, we can always talk fish later!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-16-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,255
Posted By mnno
In other posts on the forum you've mentioned that...

In other posts on the forum you've mentioned that you never have, and wouldn't own venomous snakes, etc etc. Whatever you want to do is your business, but just an fyi:

Gaboon vipers are very...
Forum: Fish 03-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,808
Posted By mnno
Do you have A/C? My ambient house temps in the...

Do you have A/C? My ambient house temps in the hot Austin summers is usually about ~76 degrees; I have a river tank set up in my dad's house and at first I was wary about the summer temps but the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-15-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,255
Posted By mnno
Be careful getting venomous snakes delivered...

Be careful getting venomous snakes delivered through the Pittsburgh or Allegheny/Beaver county airports-- my neighbor when I lived in Pittsburgh was a customs agent and they are surprisingly...
Forum: Fish 03-15-2011, 02:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,808
Posted By mnno
I LOVE those little guys! Watching them scoot...

I LOVE those little guys! Watching them scoot above the sand in little groups or just hovering around is awesome.

Most of the reasons I hear against keeping certain loach species in a planted...
Forum: Fish 03-14-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,808
Posted By mnno
Oh kuhlis are excellent. I had to wait for...

Oh kuhlis are excellent. I had to wait for mooooonths until my LFS could get some of the striped varieties for me but well worth it. They're very pleasant scavengers but their personalities offer...
Forum: Fish 03-14-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,808
Posted By mnno
Do you keep loaches?

As counter-intuitive as it may seem, I keep loaches in most all of my tanks. On another forum I'm a part of [closet fishnerdddd] I'm constantly being told how I am a fool for trying to keep loaches...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By mnno
+1 on the hypancistrus contradens/L201. They are...

+1 on the hypancistrus contradens/L201. They are really pretty and don't get huge at all-- my female BN has almost no bristles after 18 months, while my male looks really sort of freaky, but I like...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By mnno
With my loaches, I can't use too much salt or...

With my loaches, I can't use too much salt or w/e. Fortunately I only had to treat ich once in my qt tank and I used Herbtana-- within 2 or 3 days all the sores fell off and in about 14 there were...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,028
Posted By mnno
I have a friend who is a med student-- a lot of...

I have a friend who is a med student-- a lot of surgical scissors are very similar, so that's what I use. I'd have to second on the embroidery scissors-- I love them and you can't beat the price.
Forum: Fish 02-28-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnno
My aunt has a gorgeous pond in her beautifully...

My aunt has a gorgeous pond in her beautifully planted garden that does nothing but breed mosquitoes. She's in Kenya for another three months [and wouldn't you know I'm stuck watering her plants and...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnno
Haha, living in S Florida you should know that...

Haha, living in S Florida you should know that here in the South, we don't have an 'off' season when it comes to mosquitoes!
Forum: Fish 02-28-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnno
Most LFS have enough bastardized, impure strains...

Most LFS have enough bastardized, impure strains of mollies/guppies/platies et al; I think the argument 'will you take my hyper-fecund unwanted birth beasts kept in unknown conditions and mix them...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,327
Posted By mnno
I've been planning on getting myself one of these...

I've been planning on getting myself one of these or the Ebi for Persian new year, but I can't decide yet. We'll see if I've been a good boy or not.
Forum: Fish 02-26-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnno
I would never release plant trimmings or fish...

I would never release plant trimmings or fish into waterways ::shudder::

Guppies/mollies, really most all of Poecilia would survive all too well in our waterways which the republicans have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-26-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,489
Posted By mnno
My brothers also keep tanks, but they are much...

My brothers also keep tanks, but they are much more fish oriented. My father won't call them tanks, he just eyes bags from the LFS store and says 'more money wasted on your boxes?'

I don't tell...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,210
Posted By mnno
Input/advice?

Over two years ago I bought a couple guppies to cycle a tank. Now I have about 10 who have somehow survived the constant predation of their fry and the aggression of my fish and I just don't want...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2011, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By mnno
Yeah, usually if you look in the SW section of...

Yeah, usually if you look in the SW section of your LFS or even a petco/petsmart. API makes a decent one that isn't super expensive.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-25-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,653
Posted By mnno
blue fin tuna is really, really good. but worth...

blue fin tuna is really, really good. but worth the price? no. i only ever order it if the person i'm trying to impress only puts out for the super douchers...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By mnno
Clowns get pretty big, and they love being in...

Clowns get pretty big, and they love being in shoals of 4+. I'd let your plants root a couple of weeks before adding any botiine loaches. Aside from their affinity for digging, my...
Forum: Fish 02-25-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By mnno
I also live in Austin, and my brothers and I all...

I also live in Austin, and my brothers and I all use tap water in all of our tanks. We usually let it sit in 5g Home Depot buckets and air it out a day or so before adding it to our tanks [we treat...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-20-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,063
Posted By mnno
I've had a zebra and two horned nerites for over...

I've had a zebra and two horned nerites for over a year in my 29g-- I have kept a tiger in a 5.5g for almost the same time without any issues. I really don't have much algae in my tanks [knock on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By mnno
I've made the mistake of considering a tank...

I've made the mistake of considering a tank cycled before it was ready-- I'd wait until you have enough of a bacterial colony to break down the waste of all your fish compared to the flakes you've...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,102
Posted By mnno
Fair enough. Being a meat man, I feel obligated...

Fair enough. Being a meat man, I feel obligated to mention that your Irish compatriots love lamb, organ meats, blood sausages, and the link, but you're not alone.

PS I ate my pork chops cooked...
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