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Forum: Fish   04-16-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By aa79606
In my experience, the "sheen" or "no sheen" test...

In my experience, the "sheen" or "no sheen" test and the "black on the pelvic fins" test have both been misleading. A better way to tell male vs. female is whether the dorsal and anal fins extend...
Forum: Substrate   02-24-2012, 05:37 PM
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Views: 4,164
Posted By aa79606
I have used black diamond in a 1 gallon and a 10...

I have used black diamond in a 1 gallon and a 10 gallon tank so far, and I didn't pre-rinse for either one. No problems with haziness, the water cleared up within an hour or two of filling up the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-23-2012, 12:32 AM
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Views: 7,278
Posted By aa79606
Gorgeous tank! I just set up a 10g at my office,...

Gorgeous tank! I just set up a 10g at my office, and this tank is puts mine to shame as well! :)
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By aa79606
Also... the "Perfect" instructions (which are...

Also... the "Perfect" instructions (which are poorly written in English) say that the venturi valve must be above the water level... but the JBJ manual says nothing about that, and it's the same...
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By aa79606
In the second set of pics, you can tell the light...

In the second set of pics, you can tell the light in the second photo is more "spread out" and seems to cover more of the floor.

Also I just noticed, in the first set, you can tell the java fern...
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By aa79606
Question about UV sterilizers

I just bought a used 9w UV sterilizer from the SNS. I've placed it in my tank and have it running, but it seems to be blowing out a LOT of air - even though the venturi valve is not attached to an...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-01-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,122
Posted By aa79606
I'm planning on setting up a small tank for my...

I'm planning on setting up a small tank for my office. I have been trying to decide if I should set up a standard 5.5 or 10 gallon tank, or get something like an Eclipse or a Fluval. I haven't seen...
Forum: Aquascaping   12-29-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By aa79606
Is there anything else I need to do to these...

Is there anything else I need to do to these rocks besides rinsing, before I tie down the plants?

Has anyone created some interesting scapes using the red lava rocks?
Forum: Aquascaping   12-29-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By aa79606
Ok I found a big bag at Lowe's today... Is a good...

Ok I found a big bag at Lowe's today... Is a good rinse sufficient before you toss them in the tank?
Forum: Aquascaping   12-28-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By aa79606
Lava rock?

I need to get some of those red porous rocks that are good for tying down anubias... is it just regular lava rock? Where do people usually buy them, are they available through most garden centers or...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-14-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 10,657
Posted By aa79606
I've been a full-time mom for 10 years... I'm...

I've been a full-time mom for 10 years... I'm about to go back to work so that we don't starve to death before my husband graduates with his teaching degree in December. I start training next Monday...
Forum: Fish   09-14-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,468
Posted By aa79606
What a cute little fish and his cute little...

What a cute little fish and his cute little dance! No wonder you're excited. :) I'd never even heard of the pygmy sunfish before... where have I been? LOL
Forum: Fish   09-14-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,080
Posted By aa79606
I lost a young Yo-Yo loach once... turns out he...

I lost a young Yo-Yo loach once... turns out he went UP the outflow of the filter and died. :( Did you check inside your filter media box?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By aa79606
ACK! All this stuff was going on and I didn't get...

ACK! All this stuff was going on and I didn't get any notifications! I feel so left out and behind the times! LOL

Thank you Mindy, I will pass along your kind words to my husband!

I didn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-03-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By aa79606
Congratulations! My husband is doing his...

Congratulations!

My husband is doing his student teaching this semester, and he's got a kindergarten class right now too! He would prefer third or fourth grade, but you know how it is. Anyway...
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
Thank you!!! :proud: Plus doesn't the Walstad...

Thank you!!! :proud: Plus doesn't the Walstad method suggest that excess fish food provides all the nutrients aquarium plants need? My problem is that my loaches think they need it more!
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
When I first got the bolivian rams, they didn't...

When I first got the bolivian rams, they didn't get much to eat because they are naturally lower-level feeders... however they quickly learned to come to the top of the tank when the lid opens. I do...
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
With the exception of the loaches, all of the...

With the exception of the loaches, all of the fish in tank are young/juveniles... so I feed this tank more often.

Look at this little guy... he/she needs his/her nourishment to grow big and...
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
There's my dilemma! I feel like I should add a...

There's my dilemma! I feel like I should add a couple more botia to their group and leave them in there, BUT they keep eating everyone else's dinner and then some! So should I just let them be fat...
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
I have juvenile angels, a baby ABN pleco and...

I have juvenile angels, a baby ABN pleco and young bolivian rams in the tank, so... I feed a variety of flakes and pellets 2-3 times a day, since they are all growing. I also try to include peas or...
Forum: Fish   08-31-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By aa79606
Loaches: How fat is too fat?

I have four loaches in my 55g tank... I bought them together as "angelicus botia" from petsmart, but now I know they are two different loach species... 2 of them are botia kubotai, but I think the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-28-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,405
Posted By aa79606
I have six, all planted, though most are not...

I have six, all planted, though most are not nearly as heavily planted as I'd like...

-one 5.5 gallon with a guppy trio and cherry shrimp
-one 10 gallon with butter-yellow guppies & cherry shrimp...
Forum: Fish   08-26-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By aa79606
Yes pix please!! :bounce:

Yes pix please!! :bounce:
Forum: Fish   08-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,216
Posted By aa79606
So sorry you're dealing with all this Cin... :(...

So sorry you're dealing with all this Cin... :( hope the treatments start to help soon!!

Amy
Forum: Fish   08-15-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By aa79606
Yeah I think they were eaten, because there was...

Yeah I think they were eaten, because there was no "melt", they just got progressively smaller and smaller over the course of a few days.

My guess would either be the loaches or the rams... but I...
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