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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-18-2013, 11:48 PM
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Posted By CatB
the only thing i can think of is that maybe it's...

the only thing i can think of is that maybe it's the excel? i've heard of people having trouble with it and inverts before, but then others say that it shouldn't do any harm, and 3ml/37 gal doesn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-18-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By CatB
copper would do it, what kind of ferts do you...

copper would do it, what kind of ferts do you dose and have you put any sort of algae-fix or fish medication in there lately? and what water conditioner do you use?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By CatB
a good idea for a tank where you don't want...

a good idea for a tank where you don't want outflow going down onto stems would be to use a spraybar instead of conventional outflow, if you can (like on a canister filter). if not, wherever you put...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-15-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By CatB
yeah, like the previous comment says, i wouldn't,...

yeah, like the previous comment says, i wouldn't, since milkweed sap is toxic to a lot of things. it might also diffuse into the water if you dropped a leaf in the tank and then it could potentially...
Forum: Fish   06-07-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By CatB
i wouldn't listen to the last poster, i agree it...

i wouldn't listen to the last poster, i agree it looks more like constipation/bloating than dropsy and nothing like euthanasia is necessary at this point. epsom salt (1 teaspoon/gallon does it, or...
Forum: Equipment   10-13-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By CatB
when you rinse your media (OP, commenter,...

when you rinse your media (OP, commenter, anybody), don't rinse with tap water- rinse in the aquarium water you just siphoned out. if you use something like a python where this isn't too easy, rinse...
Forum: Lighting   10-13-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 875
Posted By CatB
i think most people don't have a tank large...

i think most people don't have a tank large enough. if you put a MH over say, a 20 gallon tank, the plants will only suffer unless you hang it waaaayyyy up. i've seen plenty of others with 80+ gallon...
Forum: Equipment   10-13-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By CatB
you can use a ton of different things, or just...

you can use a ton of different things, or just one.

a lot of people swear by filling their HOB entirely with pot scrubbers or sponges... my HOB is filled with only ripped up aquarium sponge (like...
Forum: Fish   10-12-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By CatB
i wouldn't add guppies to a five gallon tank at...

i wouldn't add guppies to a five gallon tank at all, they're pretty zippy swimmers and they do better with more room. better choices would be a betta and only a betta, or shrimp... or you could do...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-12-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 793
Posted By CatB
if i had money! still, i'd feel bad about...

if i had money!

still, i'd feel bad about going to see them without bonzo around, and honestly i don't know if they'd ever really tour without him... there's been talk yeah, what with celebration...
Forum: Plants   10-10-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,057
Posted By CatB
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamcyhdnBN1razv4...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamcyhdnBN1razv48o1_500.jpg
it's a crappy picture, but you can see what's become of the bacopa and crypts in my tank... for some reason the plants on the left are...
Forum: Plants   10-10-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,057
Posted By CatB
i split some bacopa and crypts from those...

i split some bacopa and crypts from those packages with a friend, mine have been growing great! just get the best looking (greenest, tallest, good roots) packages you can...
Forum: Fish   10-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,990
Posted By CatB
guppies. they're cheap and wow do they breed like...

guppies. they're cheap and wow do they breed like crazy...
Forum: Fish   10-08-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,508
Posted By CatB
on a related subject (if the OP wants me to make...

on a related subject (if the OP wants me to make another thread i can), does anybody know how painless suffocation by baking soda is?

i think it's related to gassing with alka-seltzer, but the...
Forum: Fish   10-08-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,508
Posted By CatB
the thing about freezing is it slowly rips apart...

the thing about freezing is it slowly rips apart the cell structure as it works, think about how meat burns in the freezer... and try and decide if you'd want to die like that.

besides the pain...
Forum: Fish   09-17-2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,427
Posted By CatB
i'm pretty sure you can't keep any so well in a...

i'm pretty sure you can't keep any so well in a 36 gallon.

try this: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=152359
Forum: Substrate   09-01-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,005
Posted By CatB
the second sand though, if it's for african...

the second sand though, if it's for african cichlids it probably does contain calcium...
Forum: Fish   08-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By CatB
i think they already have the animals mentioned...

i think they already have the animals mentioned in the tank.
yeah, i'd keep away from the GBRs for this setup, if you are looking to breed they'd probably start getting aggressive and killing things...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-19-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By CatB
if you haven't added ammonia, you've not had your...

if you haven't added ammonia, you've not had your tank cycled. look up how to do a fishless cycle. and do it, be patient, there's no way to succeed in this hobby without having a good amount of...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-17-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By CatB
not graphite- that's in pencils. granite, like...

not graphite- that's in pencils. granite, like fancy rockwork and countertops. if you're wondering if it's inert, soak it in a bucket of water for a few weeks and check the parameters of the water as...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-15-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By CatB
ramshorns don't go into the substrate. MTS do....

ramshorns don't go into the substrate. MTS do. are you sure you can safely feed watermelon? i've never heard of that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-12-2012, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,634
Posted By CatB
take pictures! black is just a color, as far as i...

take pictures! black is just a color, as far as i know there aren't any sub-species of ramshorns people try to have :P with snails, especially ramshorns, colors just happen because they breed sooo...
Forum: Fish   08-08-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By CatB
but wait, isn't your tank fifteen gallons? you...

but wait, isn't your tank fifteen gallons? you seem to have a pretty large list of potential fish, i'd be careful not to overstock :/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By CatB
it's probably just bad stock. i wouldn't call...

it's probably just bad stock. i wouldn't call dropsy common, but i wouldn't call it uncommon either. it's not an illness in and of itself, but more a symptom. sometimes it's contagious, so just keep...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-06-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By CatB
CRS? like red and white striped? i'd hardly keep...

CRS? like red and white striped? i'd hardly keep that with a betta, it'll probably get eaten :c
plants: you may need to fix your lighting, i dunno if it'll be sufficient for all you've got. can you...
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