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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By PICKLES
Any chance that they died of starvation? I have...

Any chance that they died of starvation? I have one that turned completely white but he's alive, active, hungry and feeding.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By PICKLES
Just as a followup and for future reference, my...

Just as a followup and for future reference, my cloudy water cleared up after about 5 days. It's perfectly clear now. Thanks for all who offered advice!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-11-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By PICKLES
Cantaloupe clouding water

We ran out of cucumber in my tank so I put a small piece of cantaloupe there instead. The fish (and snails) liked it but within a few hours/overnight it clouded up the water. I removed it and did a...
Forum: DIY 03-26-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By PICKLES
Can you please elaborate?

Can you please elaborate?
Forum: DIY 03-11-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By PICKLES
Working great so far. By far the quickest way...

Working great so far. By far the quickest way water has ever been added. No fuss, no muss. No need to move anything out the way. Best thing is that once the water starts flowing, there is no need to...
Forum: DIY 02-18-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By PICKLES
Can you give me a link to this product? I don't...

Can you give me a link to this product? I don't think I've heard of this before.
Forum: DIY 02-17-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By PICKLES
1) Kitchen is wife's domain [looks over...

1) Kitchen is wife's domain [looks over shoulder], she's lazy about the dishes so the sink is always piled high with them.
2) The powder room faucet won't allow a hose fitting to be fitted to it. I...
Forum: DIY 02-17-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By PICKLES
We only have 2 faucets on the first floor. The...

We only have 2 faucets on the first floor. The one in the kitchen is banned from my use. The other one needs a fitting on the faucet to attach a hose to it and because it is a rather ornate faucet,...
Forum: DIY 02-16-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,463
Posted By PICKLES
DIY adding H2O to tank from 2nd floor with PVC pipes

So anyway, this is kinda silly but we've always had a hard time adding water to the tank during a water change. None of the faucets are higher than the tank so we have to fill a lower tank and then...
Forum: DIY 01-09-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By PICKLES
@The Dude: The intake tubing sits inside the tall...

@The Dude: The intake tubing sits inside the tall pipe loosely. It doesn't need to be sealed to it as the water level inside the pipe is the same as the tank due to atmospheric pressure. However, the...
Forum: DIY 01-08-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By PICKLES
Yours looks good! One difference is that my HOB...

Yours looks good! One difference is that my HOB intake is not sealed to the PVC pipe, it just sits in there. I'd thought about using larger diameter pipes to allow for a better flow/less restriction...
Forum: DIY 01-08-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By PICKLES
I will take some over the next few days and post...

I will take some over the next few days and post them. The tank (55g) is really messy right now because I have 4 other filters in it and some loose K1. The excess K1 came from a leaking DIY moving...
Forum: DIY 01-08-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By PICKLES
Improved HOB intake

One thing I've never liked about HOB filters is that the intake is just under the outflow and it seems like water is just circulating in a small space. I decided to remedy that by moving the water...
Forum: Plants 10-31-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By PICKLES
ok, i got more pics! I took them from the top of...

ok, i got more pics! I took them from the top of the tank:

http://img165.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=645200260_moreplants01_122_258lo.jpg
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Forum: Plants 10-30-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By PICKLES
Thanks for the answers, I'll try and get a better...

Thanks for the answers, I'll try and get a better pic of the 2nd plant!
Forum: Plants 10-30-2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By PICKLES
Plant ID please!

Can someone please id these 2 plants for me? I got them from a LFS, just a buck a handful or so. Both are floating plants.

This is one is light sprigs, no leaves at all. Just those things you see,...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By PICKLES
Fish Being Bullied

I have four balloon belly mollies total and two of the white ones have suddenly started nipping my spotted balloon belly. They have been constantly bullying her until she hides in the corner. Both of...
Forum: Fish 09-13-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By PICKLES
so its a 55 gallon tank, low light, water...

so its a 55 gallon tank, low light, water hyacinths on the top, a few plants
fish: 2 dwarf gouramis, 5 balloon belly mollies, school of 5 bloodfin tetras a rubber lip pleco and 3 red platys....
Forum: Fish 09-13-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By PICKLES
fish hiding - what to do?

so lately, my fish have been hiding behind a log in my tank. they'r not moving or anything and they're just sitting there. so far, ive seen a red platy and a bloodfin tetra do it. im not sure if its...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By PICKLES
Cucumbers

My rubber lip pleco will only eat cucumbers. Every time I try to feed him an algae tablet he never eats it. What should I do about that? Should I be worried?
Forum: Fish 08-20-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By PICKLES
I've tried that. My rubber lip is shy so he...

I've tried that. My rubber lip is shy so he doesn't eat right away. After the dwarf gouramis and tetras eat they somehow find the tablet. I'm thinking of feeding him at night. I still can't find my...
Forum: Ponds 08-20-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By PICKLES
I have an inflatable pool and I usually set it up...

I have an inflatable pool and I usually set it up every summer. The first time I set it up I didn't use chlorine. The next day I found that it was filled with mosquito larve. I went to get one of...
Forum: Fish 08-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By PICKLES
Feeding

Every time I feed my rubber lip pleco an algae tablet all of my dwarf gouramis and my bloodfin tetras eat the algae tablet. All of it. What should I do?

And I can't find my Otto. Any ideas on...
Forum: Fish 08-12-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By PICKLES
It's like media in a bottle that is being moved...

It's like media in a bottle that is being moved by air or water. Here's a link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7u2ZWTWaBA&feature=relmfu Oh and i will be adding a 10-30g sump tank.
Forum: Fish 08-12-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By PICKLES
What rule would you use if you no longer use the...

What rule would you use if you no longer use the 1 inch for every gallon rule?
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