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Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Bandit1200
I wouldn't try to keep more than one pair in the...

I wouldn't try to keep more than one pair in the tank. Trust me, in a couple of months you'll find out exactly how many you'll be able to keep together.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,155
Posted By Bandit1200
My tanks are generally lightly stocked, so I...

My tanks are generally lightly stocked, so I usually just take my chances and drop them in as soon as I've acclimated them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By Bandit1200
What substrate are you using? I can't see very...

What substrate are you using? I can't see very well, but depending on what you have and/or used in the past it could be laterite or osmocote capsules coming out of the substrate.
Forum: Fish 11-16-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Bandit1200
+1 I use rosy reds. I also enjoy the rosies...

+1

I use rosy reds. I also enjoy the rosies for themselves. They aren't so colorful, but they make up for it by being so active.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Bandit1200
For me it seemed to be a calcium deficiency. I...

For me it seemed to be a calcium deficiency. I did a healthy sized water change and all the new growths had no curl to them after that. All the previous growth remained curled, but eventually it...
Forum: Substrate 10-09-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Bandit1200
Wink My cories level out all the landscaping I do in...

My cories level out all the landscaping I do in my tank. One day I'm going to just pile all the sand up on one side of the tank just to see how long it takes them to spread it all out. :icon_evil
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By Bandit1200
Last time I saw my fish doing that it was from a...

Last time I saw my fish doing that it was from a broken heater that was leeching electricity into the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bandit1200
I'm not amused by either of your stories. I will...

I'm not amused by either of your stories. I will try and refrain from any other reply since I would like to continue on this forum.
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Bandit1200
There's plenty of hiding places for fry once they...

There's plenty of hiding places for fry once they hatch. The point of removing the eggs is to have some to hatch. The cories themselves are the biggest issue with getting the eggs to the point they...
Forum: Substrate 08-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 658
Posted By Bandit1200
this

this
Forum: Fish 07-09-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 193
Posted By Bandit1200
My kribs never bothered the plants. The did kill...

My kribs never bothered the plants. The did kill everything else in the 29 gallon tank once they started breeding.
Forum: Fish 07-08-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Bandit1200
I'd feed them live. I used to keep a bucket...

I'd feed them live. I used to keep a bucket outside and harvest them every 2 days for my mollies.
Forum: Fish 07-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Bandit1200
Goldfish food is low protein by design.

Goldfish food is low protein by design.
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 752
Posted By Bandit1200
Originally Posted by PlantedRich View Post ...

Originally Posted by PlantedRich View Post
...The question remains. Why is brass a big no-no? We need to get a real answer, not some hokum repeated from the internet.

I'm waiting as well...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Bandit1200
The only issue you might have is if you are...

The only issue you might have is if you are medicating the tank. It will remove that.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Bandit1200
It could be one of several different species of...

It could be one of several different species of larvae, none of them good for your aquarium inhabitants. Start the hunt.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Bandit1200
Why? If it's a scratch that's completely useless.

Why? If it's a scratch that's completely useless.
Forum: DIY 06-24-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Bandit1200
The more I look at that picture, the more I think...

The more I look at that picture, the more I think that a true siphon return would do what you want.
Forum: DIY 06-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By Bandit1200
I may not be seeing everything here, but the...

I may not be seeing everything here, but the issue I see is the return water from the refugium to the tank. The height of the refugium tank is irrelevant, only the water height matters. In that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By Bandit1200
The best way to wash this stuff is...not at all....

The best way to wash this stuff is...not at all. The best thing to do is to fill it SLOWLY.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Bandit1200
Some additional aeration will definitely help...

Some additional aeration will definitely help since higher temperatures will allow less 02 saturation. Unless you can afford a chiller, I would say the ice cubes and aeration plus something blowing...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By Bandit1200
I don't think you really need any help to get it...

I don't think you really need any help to get it to the bottom. As long as you don't over-do it, it will naturally sift itself down. Granted that it will never be truly layered, it will settle all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By Bandit1200
One bit of advice if you aren't up for a full...

One bit of advice if you aren't up for a full fledged substrate swap.

You can get a bag of pool filter sand from your local hardware store and after you give it a rinse (or not as you see fit, I...
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By Bandit1200
I realize I'm probably too late with this, but I...

I realize I'm probably too late with this, but I saw this page a while back and it's just kind of always been stuck in the back of my head...

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-12/totm/
Forum: DIY 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bandit1200
Before I went fully pressurized this is almost...

Before I went fully pressurized this is almost exactly what I had set up for my 29G. At that rate you will have a pretty steady flow of CO2. It did not strike me as being particularly difficult to...
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