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Forum: Fish 02-20-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By fishguy5000
My experience with Rainbows has been that as long...

My experience with Rainbows has been that as long as you have a group of at least 6, with more females than males, then there is not that much aggression. There will be a lot of chasing and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,331
Posted By fishguy5000
Well, the calculation I've always heard was 72 x...

Well, the calculation I've always heard was 72 x 18 x 20 = 25920 cubic inches.

Divide that by 231 to get gallons, and you get around 112 gallons.

Someone should check my math, but that will be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,331
Posted By fishguy5000
:icon_bigg You're definately right. AS...

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You're definately right. AS blows away SMS for a high tech tank. I just thought that if James wanted to get the tank up and running sooner rather than later, SMS might be an area...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,331
Posted By fishguy5000
Just for the record, as i think you may have...

Just for the record, as i think you may have misunderstood my post (or maybe I wasn't clear) I was recommending SMS with a peat underlayer, not Fluorite. Root tabs and whatnot aren't really...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,331
Posted By fishguy5000
Just a couple suggestions, feel free to ignore...

Just a couple suggestions, feel free to ignore them. On your budget, ADA aqua soil isn't affordable. Read some of the threads on SMS, and consider setting it up with a peat moss under-layer. This...
Forum: Fish 02-13-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By fishguy5000
All rainbows will jump. I've seen a boesemani...

All rainbows will jump. I've seen a boesemani jump half the length of a 55 gallon during a waterchange.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2007, 07:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,558
Posted By fishguy5000
Look for the GE "Daylight" bulbs. They say 6500K...

Look for the GE "Daylight" bulbs. They say 6500K on them, but its real small (took me like 15 minutes in the aisle to spot them). My local walmart had them in both 13 watt and 15 watt.
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,949
Posted By fishguy5000
Hey James! Lets see some pics of your scape with...

Hey James! Lets see some pics of your scape with the new plants you got in the Swap n' Shop! :)
Forum: Lighting 02-08-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By fishguy5000
I have a twin-tube flourescent fixture on my 20L...

I have a twin-tube flourescent fixture on my 20L (2x20), so its around 2 wpg. It grows crypts and stem plants, but very, very slowly. I have no co2, and I don't dose. if you go this route, get the...
Forum: Fish 02-01-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By fishguy5000
Might want to read this article on...

Might want to read this article on mycobacteriosis (fish TB) in Rainbowfish. Rainbows are notorious carriers, but often don't come down with any symptoms unless stressed. From my personal...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,949
Posted By fishguy5000
So will Petsmart match on-line pricing from their...

So will Petsmart match on-line pricing from their competitors? Like I could print out the prices from BigAl's and they would match it?
Forum: Fish 01-29-2007, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By fishguy5000
I like your 1st choice, because clown killies are...

I like your 1st choice, because clown killies are gorgeous fish, but I'm concerned that your midwater will be a little empty. Those clown killies will stay at the surface, and I assume that the...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By fishguy5000
Welcome to the world of Rainbowfish! 'Bows will...

Welcome to the world of Rainbowfish! 'Bows will never be popular because they adamently refuse to look good in dealer tanks, but get them home and comfortable in a well-planted tank and they are...
Forum: Lighting 01-29-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By fishguy5000
Went ahead and purchased the incandescent hood...

Went ahead and purchased the incandescent hood today along with 2 screw-in compact fluorescents. I went with 2 15 watt bulbs, as the 20 watt bulbs looked way too fat to fit in the hood. Its nice...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2007, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By fishguy5000
Thanks for the quick response! I would love to...

Thanks for the quick response! I would love to build a 36 watt Bright Kit, but this is an existing tank, and I'm actually replacing a 2x13 Bright Kit that I retrofitted into a fluorecent strip. It...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By fishguy5000
Options for 10 gallon tank?

Hello. I'm trying to decide between two options for lighting my 10 gallon. I will either purchase a 20" Coralife Aqualights 28 watt CF fixture, or I will use an incandescent hood with 2 20 watt...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 27,981
Posted By fishguy5000
Your tank looks fabulous! Do you mind if i ask...

Your tank looks fabulous! Do you mind if i ask about your lighting? Specifically, what type of screw-in bulbs are you using, and what type of fixture do you have them in? I'm thinking about going...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 15,949
Posted By fishguy5000
Hi James. I've been reading this thread with...

Hi James. I've been reading this thread with interest as well. You're clearly learning and having fun, so don't let others discourage you.

I'm a low-tech guy myself. Don't have the time or...
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