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Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   01-04-2016, 10:26 PM
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For CO2 the difficulty in purchasing a full...

For CO2 the difficulty in purchasing a full regulator setup relies in the intake and outake tubing size. CO2 art, a site sponsor, appears to have some nice setups: Planted Aquarium CO2 Systems...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-04-2016, 05:08 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,533
Posted By cpwebsite
This is one of the most beautiful tanks I have...

This is one of the most beautiful tanks I have ever seen. Keep updating this thread with more pictures!
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   01-04-2016, 05:07 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 209,648
Posted By cpwebsite
Personally I recommend that most start with...

Personally I recommend that most start with purchasing a full setup online. While building your own setup can provide higher quality parts and be a fun project, it is difficult and expensive. More...
Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By cpwebsite
If you are in the Bay Area, Neptune Aquatics is a...

If you are in the Bay Area, Neptune Aquatics is a lovely source but they tend to focus mainly on reef aquariums so I don't know how good their source will be.
Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By cpwebsite
I feel like fish food is one of these things...

I feel like fish food is one of these things where the given expiration date is mainly from a monetary standpoint rather than a quality standpoint. However, as others have said, the fish will tell...
Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,282
Posted By cpwebsite
Killifish are some beautiful fish and they are...

Killifish are some beautiful fish and they are fun to raise. Good luck, I look forward to following your experiences.
Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 05:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By cpwebsite
The first time I had unexpected fry in my tank I...

The first time I had unexpected fry in my tank I went to my local Petco and purchased Hikari First Bites. Its worked wonderfully since. When I went to a larger breeding operation I used to purchase...
Forum: Fish   01-03-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By cpwebsite
Keep in mind that letting the driftwood tannins...

Keep in mind that letting the driftwood tannins stain the water will lower the pH.

You can have larger fish with a large school of cardinal tetras. With an 80 gallon aquarium there are a number...
Forum: Fish   01-02-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By cpwebsite
I've always been a fan of the food provided by...

I've always been a fan of the food provided by Kens Fish. I buy a bunch of different types of food and put them in a large plastic container and mix them all together. On top of that, the food is...
Forum: Fish   01-02-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By cpwebsite
I've kept all of my mollies with freshwater....

I've kept all of my mollies with freshwater. However, I have read about some people adding saltwater to the aquarium at a rate of 1 tablespoon / 10 gallons. Whatever you choose to do the mollies will...
Forum: Fish   01-02-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By cpwebsite
Fry always love a small amount of live brine...

Fry always love a small amount of live brine shrimp. If that cannot easily be provided, however, I've found that simple algae wafers would also work. I've found in general introducing human food to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-02-2016, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By cpwebsite
I've found that RCS breed like guppies quite...

I've found that RCS breed like guppies quite literally. If you are interested in raising a large number of them a separate tank would be okay. However, if you just want a small number just keep them...
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By cpwebsite
I'm not a fan of canister filters. I find them...

I'm not a fan of canister filters. I find them difficult to replace and take care of and overtime I find that they get quite dirty. Generally, I only use a power filter for my aquariums. However, if...
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By cpwebsite
Petco generally buys the fish in large batches. I...

Petco generally buys the fish in large batches. I would be surprised if its not a bristlenose. Its little but since it doesn't have any bristles I would assume it is female.
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By cpwebsite
Regular water changes or an auto water change...

Regular water changes or an auto water change system can keep this lower. Increasing the number of live plants you have will also do a good job of decreasing the nitrate levels.
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
  Guppies
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Posted By cpwebsite
Yup that's what happens with guppies - they breed...

Yup that's what happens with guppies - they breed everywhere. The way I ended up solving it is letting them breed as they want in the aquarium and then eventually it got to the point where all the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-31-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By cpwebsite
Water changes and time are generally how you...

Water changes and time are generally how you solve driftwood. If you want you can take out the piece of driftwood and go through this process to clean it: How To Clean Driftwood For Aquariums -...
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By cpwebsite
I wouldn't keep a group of 6 tetras in a 5.5...

I wouldn't keep a group of 6 tetras in a 5.5 gallon tank, generally I recommend a 10 gallon tank as a minimum for keeping a school of tetras. You could keep a single dwarf gourami or betta in the 5.5...
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,397
Posted By cpwebsite
I've found that a small piece of aluminum mesh...

I've found that a small piece of aluminum mesh does a wonderful job of keep fish from getting into the sump. Generally if you are okay with slowing down the flow rate some, you can cover the sump...
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,647
Posted By cpwebsite
For a single fish, I would recommend putting in a...

For a single fish, I would recommend putting in a bristlenose pleco or potentially another larger fish that stays in the middle if you don't like the reclusive properties of bristlenose plecos....
Forum: Fish   12-31-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By cpwebsite
For shipping fish in the winter, I have two...

For shipping fish in the winter, I have two pieces of advice.

1) Quick. Some people like to ship fish over a 2-3 day period. If its extremely cold and you want to ship fish make sure you ship them...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-17-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,551
Posted By cpwebsite
Don't forget fish, aquarium, cars, and homes.

Don't forget fish, aquarium, cars, and homes.
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By cpwebsite
Cardinal Tetras. CPD. Panda Corry. Others...

Cardinal Tetras. CPD. Panda Corry. Others...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,718
Posted By cpwebsite
Depending on what else you want you could easily...

Depending on what else you want you could easily keep 50-100 since they only get to 2.5" if you focus on your water changes but you couldn't keep much else.

Cardinal tetras work too for schooling...
Forum: Fish   12-17-2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By cpwebsite
My pleco always makes sure to get their before...

My pleco always makes sure to get their before the other fish but i only have one so i often put in two so the other fish get some.
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