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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-22-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By Shipmonkey
Is that lava rock as the land portion?

Is that lava rock as the land portion?
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 21,974
Posted By Shipmonkey
What do you have for lighting on the tank?

What do you have for lighting on the tank?
Forum: Plants 04-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Shipmonkey
What part of Africa are you looking to represent?

What part of Africa are you looking to represent?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-04-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,091
Posted By Shipmonkey
Not worried about the aro jumping out?

Not worried about the aro jumping out?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-09-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Shipmonkey
It's good to know the papyrus is that picky. I'm...

It's good to know the papyrus is that picky. I'm hoping that the halides will be enough to keep the floating plants going. Aside from that, the halides are mostly there to give the shimmer effect...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-07-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Shipmonkey
The planned fish are some different synodontis...

The planned fish are some different synodontis (eupterus and nigrita), African brown knifes, a polypterus, and some Egyptian mouth brooders if I can find some. The idea of an African arowana sounded...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-07-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Shipmonkey
It's an open top 240 gallon riparium. I am...

It's an open top 240 gallon riparium. I am looking at trying a Nile biotope theme.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-06-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Shipmonkey
Metal halides for papyrus

Anyone know if 150w metal halide would be sufficient for "king tut" papyrus or would 250w be better? The only other plants in the tank will be water hyacinth.
Forum: Lighting 09-07-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Shipmonkey
Is CO2 much of a limitng factor for them? I...

Is CO2 much of a limitng factor for them? I thought they'ld be using atmospheric CO2 for there needs?
Forum: Lighting 09-07-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Shipmonkey
Water lettuce?

Can anyone give me a rough estimate of the amount of light needed for water lettuce?
Forum: Fish 07-22-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By Shipmonkey
There are a few fish they stock that are almost...

There are a few fish they stock that are almost guaranteed to be wild caught. Ottos, glass cats, and kuhlis are always wild caught.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Shipmonkey
Thank you for finding me it's current scientific...

Thank you for finding me it's current scientific Noahma, but I was looking for it's scientific name according to Axelrod's '86 edition Photo Atlas.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Shipmonkey
Odd question about the 86 Axelrod Photo Atlas

Quick question I am hoping some one here can answer. What is the species name for Mozambique Tilapia according to the '86 edition of Axelrods Photo Atlas?
Forum: Fish 04-26-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,070
Posted By Shipmonkey
There a massive difference between a guppy and...

There a massive difference between a guppy and mosquito fish. Unlike koi being just the domestic form of your average common carp, mosquito fish are not even closely related to guppies. Their...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By Shipmonkey
With most shrimp, that doesn't seem like nearly...

With most shrimp, that doesn't seem like nearly enoug time to acclimate them. I tend to drip acclimate mine for upwards of an hour before releasing them.

Another problem I would bring up is that...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Shipmonkey
I'ld guess one of the main reasons your...

I'ld guess one of the main reasons your checkereds are hiding is the small school size you've got them in. Pump up the number and they'll come out. If fact it appears most of your schooling fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By Shipmonkey
I hope DE isn't too bad. It's the primary...

I hope DE isn't too bad. It's the primary component of every mountain top in the area I live in. We've got so much of it here a good wind storm makes it look like it's snowing in the valley.
Forum: Fish 05-03-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By Shipmonkey
Oscars or Jack Dempseys

Oscars or Jack Dempseys
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,001
Posted By Shipmonkey
There's Black Widows in WA?

There's Black Widows in WA?
Forum: Fish 04-19-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Shipmonkey
A 29 seems a little short for scissor tails. ...

A 29 seems a little short for scissor tails. They get decent sized and do seem to like room to move. A 48" long tank would seem more suited to them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Shipmonkey
Fixed it for you. Most of the West African...

Fixed it for you.

Most of the West African cichlids are perfectly suited to planted aquariums. Just stay away from the tilipia type cichlids.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-16-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By Shipmonkey
Of course the problem with E-85 is that your fuel...

Of course the problem with E-85 is that your fuel costs might to cheaper, but nearly everything in our local supermarkets is getting a price hike do to the competition for corn.
Forum: Fish 02-15-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,813
Posted By Shipmonkey
They're down to $3.50 at my local Petsmart.

They're down to $3.50 at my local Petsmart.
Forum: Fish 02-14-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Shipmonkey
Egytian Mouthbrooders do only get to be a few...

Egytian Mouthbrooders do only get to be a few inches long. They're in a seperate genus, Pseudocrenilabrus, and sub-family of cichlids, Pseudocrenilabrinae, than the aqualcultured tilipias. Of...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,466
Posted By Shipmonkey
I'm ot sure that's accurate. I've seen giant...

I'm ot sure that's accurate. I've seen giant gouramis over two feet long, in fact often pushing three feet. Most the food type tilipias top out at eighteen inches or so.
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