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Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By MChambers
I use an infrared handheld thermometer. I think...

I use an infrared handheld thermometer. I think it's accurate enough, and you can use it on multiple tanks.
Forum: Fish   05-23-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By MChambers
Funny coincidence

I just bought a pair of Chapalichthys encaustus two weeks ago! Had no idea it was used for food.

I've also got Ameca splendens and Zoogoneticus tequila. The Zoogoneticus do really well for me,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-15-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By MChambers
Yep

Rachel is an expert, truly. I've dealt with her many times and can say that she knows her stuff.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-30-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By MChambers
Wow! I've never seen that.

Wow! I've never seen that.
Forum: Fish   04-30-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By MChambers
Do an immediate large water change. I don't think...

Do an immediate large water change. I don't think carbon is the problem, but adding some wouldn't hurt.
Forum: Aquascaping   04-27-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By MChambers
I've got it working in one tank, using...

I've got it working in one tank, using subwassertang (not truly a moss). I have not had much luck with java moss. I just put two sheets of plastic mesh together, tied in various places with fishing...
Forum: Fish   04-23-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By MChambers
I've kept Hyalobagrus flavus. They are very...

I've kept Hyalobagrus flavus. They are very quiet and shy fish. I don't think they'll add much to the bioload.

I don't see mine a lot. Maybe if you have 12-15 they'll be out more. They also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-07-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By MChambers
Cobalt is great. I also like Omega One and...

Cobalt is great. I also like Omega One and Almost Natural.
Forum: Equipment   03-24-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By MChambers
An Eheim 2215 or 2217 would be dead silent. I've...

An Eheim 2215 or 2217 would be dead silent. I've got Eheim Pros on my 40 gallons tanks (a 2026 and a 2028) and have to dial back the flow. The Pros are easier to clean and also are silent, but I...
Forum: Fish   03-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,161
Posted By MChambers
I'd be tempted to buy high quality flakes, like...

I'd be tempted to buy high quality flakes, like those from Cobalt, or Aqua-Pharm micro pellets (if you can find that anywhere). Both have probiotics and also wouldn't require grinding. Or you could...
Forum: DIY   03-19-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By MChambers
Good idea, but where I live the temperature of...

Good idea, but where I live the temperature of the cold water coming out of the tap varies quite bit from season to season.

Bump: This device is ingenious! I may have to do this myself.
Forum: Lighting   03-16-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By MChambers
I had one, and I found it got really hot on the...

I had one, and I found it got really hot on the top of the light. Other than that, I liked the light, but the heat was just too much for me. My fishroom is warm enough in the summer; I don't need a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-16-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,471
Posted By MChambers
I think this would work

I've kept red cherry shrimp with neons and corydoras, and the shrimp did well. The neon might pick off a shrimplet or two, but they won't keep the shrimp from multiplying, based on my experience. I...
Forum: Lighting   03-11-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By MChambers
I've got a 24/7 and a Current Satellite Plus on a...

I've got a 24/7 and a Current Satellite Plus on a 70 gallon tank, with lots of medium light plants, and the plants are doing well. I think two 24/7 lights on a 55 would be good.
Forum: Lighting   03-07-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By MChambers
I think it would be a lot of light. Maybe a...

I think it would be a lot of light. Maybe a Fugeray Planted Plus or a Satellite Plus?
Forum: Equipment   03-02-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By MChambers
There is a DAP silicone expressly designed for...

There is a DAP silicone expressly designed for aquarium use. I just resealed a 29 gallon tank with it, after another tube of 100% silicone didn't last.

All-Purpose 100 Silicone Adhesive Sealant -...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-24-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By MChambers
Do you mean the Big Fish Deal March 10-12 in...

Do you mean the Big Fish Deal March 10-12 in Gaithersburg, Maryland?

http://thebigfishdeal.com

I'll be there!
Forum: Equipment   02-23-2017, 12:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By MChambers
You'll find a use of the valve, sooner or later!

You'll find a use of the valve, sooner or later!
Forum: Equipment   02-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By MChambers
On the Eccos, you can reduce the output flow by...

On the Eccos, you can reduce the output flow by turning the lever on the quick release part of the filter (where the tubing and canister connect).
Forum: Equipment   02-19-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By MChambers
Be careful on this. I think the instructions on...

Be careful on this. I think the instructions on the Eccos caution you about filter output choices, because the filters aren't built to handle a lot of pressure. I think you'd be better off turning...
Forum: Fish   02-19-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By MChambers
There are at least two of us. I'm one, so is Don...

There are at least two of us. I'm one, so is Don Kinyon. There may be others who sell them from time to time. We may have "flooded" the market, so to speak.

Bump: There are at least two of us. ...
Forum: Fish   02-15-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By MChambers
I completely agree. I've got at least 50 juvies...

I completely agree. I've got at least 50 juvies growing out right now. In the Washington DC area there are several folks who are breeding them, so the prices at club auctions are pretty low, as low...
Forum: Fish   02-14-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,406
Posted By MChambers
Depends entirely on what you mean by large. If...

Depends entirely on what you mean by large. If you think gourami are large, so that anything that size or bigger qualifies, there are probably hundreds of possibilities. Here's couple: rainbow...
Forum: Lighting   02-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By MChambers
Thanks

Still don't know why I didn't see these before, but you are right! I think I used "current satellite plus pro", which should have worked, but didn't. Weird.
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By MChambers
Okay

Interesting, because I just searched again and don't see any Plus Pros, just the Plus (which is a different and less desirable model).
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