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Forum: Fish   06-28-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Goldchex
If it were me I would do a small group of peacock...

If it were me I would do a small group of peacock gudgeons (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/tateurndina-ocellicauda/). Might need the RO though, depending on your gH.
Forum: Fish   06-08-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Goldchex
I agree with Bruce - they look like gold ring...

I agree with Bruce - they look like gold ring danios or danio tinwini (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/danio-tinwini/)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-01-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Goldchex
So you get the ammonia reading from your tap and...

So you get the ammonia reading from your tap and cycled 10g too?

What dechlorinator and test kit do you use? I had the same problem with my for sure cycled tanks - it turns out that Prime will...
Forum: Fish   05-25-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Goldchex
Wow, I didn't know different color morphs for the...

Wow, I didn't know different color morphs for the largemouth existed! Thanks guys.
Forum: Fish   05-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 512
Posted By Goldchex
Smile Pond Fish I.D.

Can anyone tell me what these long (6-12"), silver, not-quite-bass-looking guys are?

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/goldchex/IMG_4603_zps7c3e12ed.jpg
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Goldchex
That is very nice looking, actually. Hmm. Maybe...

That is very nice looking, actually. Hmm. Maybe I'll give both a try.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-29-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Goldchex
Huh, I would have never guessed about the bugs!...

Huh, I would have never guessed about the bugs! You would think the higher humidity would keep spider mites at bay.
The fallax would be my second choice (the sword is quite nice too), but I'm a bit...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-29-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,159
Posted By Goldchex
Taro for the Riparium

I'm planning on putting together a riparium this summer and I really like the idea of using this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-26-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,497
Posted By Goldchex
I've done both: a fish food cycle for my 10g and...

I've done both: a fish food cycle for my 10g and pure ammonia for my 12g. As far as I could tell they both accomplished the same goal (i.e. establishing a colony of beneficial bacteria that breaks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By Goldchex
What water conditioner are you using? I have the...

What water conditioner are you using? I have the same test kit, it gives me false readings when I use Seachem Prime, iirc due to chloramine in the water. It never reads as high as 1.0 ppm though,...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
Thank you all for the compliments! ...

Thank you all for the compliments!



Thank you for the advice! You're probably right about the gourami - the water level is below the glass right now but if I ever take the frogbit out I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-24-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/goldchex/de...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/goldchex/dec12fts2.jpg

Two months in, things are running smoothly.

I ended up adding a GH booster to the tank water to bring it up to about 6-7 degrees...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,419
Posted By Goldchex
I've found this calculator to be useful: ...

I've found this calculator to be useful:

http://www.fishforums.net/aquarium-calculator.htm
Forum: Fish   10-16-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Goldchex
High range. Regular reads as over 7.6 (API kit)....

High range. Regular reads as over 7.6 (API kit). The local water company also publishes their readings: pH 7.9, hardness 39 mg/L CaCO3.

Which of the additives would you recommend? Shirakura?
Forum: Fish   10-15-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Goldchex
You're right about the Neos - I haven't noticed...

You're right about the Neos - I haven't noticed any problems but I think their rate of reproduction would probably be higher if I raised the gH. I may try adding some crushed coral to that tank.
...
Forum: Fish   10-15-2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Goldchex
Question Picking fish for my crazy tap water

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/goldchex/edgefts1.jpg

Looking for help stocking my 12g edge! Ideally I would want a little school (5-10) of nanofish with a colony of Neos/a couple of...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
The tank's been planted and cycling for just over...

The tank's been planted and cycling for just over a week now. View from my computer chair:

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj4/goldchex/edgedeskview.jpg

Scape:...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
I agree with you, actually - but I didn't want to...

I agree with you, actually - but I didn't want to have to deal with cleaning it if the layer of 'mess' on top of light sand looked bad.



Thank you! Next time I'll get out the tripod and take a...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
Took my time with the hardscape but I think I've...

Took my time with the hardscape but I think I've got it to where I want it.

Started by cutting up a sheet of eggcrate to support the "hill" on the right side of the tank. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
Thanks! Honestly if I can get it to even resemble...

Thanks! Honestly if I can get it to even resemble the mock up I would be very happy.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-31-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By Goldchex
Chex's Fluval Edge 12

I've had good results with my first tank - a planted 10 gallon (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/yourtanks.php?do=view&id=3385) with cherries in it - and I'm ready to add another aquarium. =)

I...
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