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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,318
Posted By ycbs
PetSmart's and Petco's are pretty hit or miss...

PetSmart's and Petco's are pretty hit or miss where I am. The closest Petco to me needs to just give up it's live fish department. Dead or unhealthy looking fish all over the place. Whoever's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,231
Posted By ycbs
If you feel like the flow is too much (I thought...

If you feel like the flow is too much (I thought it was too much for my betta), an easy fix is to make one or two small (about 1-inch) slits in the rubber pump hose. I saw someone else mention this...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By ycbs
Has to be the Python. If it wasn't for the...

Has to be the Python. If it wasn't for the Python, I'd probably on have one tank, instead of seven.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-17-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 672,629
Posted By ycbs
Couldn't you just buy a regular rimless tank...

Couldn't you just buy a regular rimless tank cheaper and not have to do all that work? Especially if you aren't going to use the base, filter, light, etc.

I love my tamely modded Edge. I just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,433
Posted By ycbs
It sounds like you're either running your lights...

It sounds like you're either running your lights too long or are not dosing enough ferts and algae is out-competing your plants for the nutrients in the tank. How long are you running the lights? ...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 994
Posted By ycbs
For my 3 larger tanks I use the Coralife Digital...

For my 3 larger tanks I use the Coralife Digital Powercenters. My oldest one is about 4 years old and still works. The only issue I've had with them is that on two of them, the clocks are a...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 608
Posted By ycbs
All of my tanks include either a combination or...

All of my tanks include either a combination or all of the following: Amano shrimp, ghost shrimp, otos, and nerite snails. Amanos, otos and nerites keep the tank fairly spotless when it comes to...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,584
Posted By ycbs
I keep yoyo loaches and dwarf chain loaches with...

I keep yoyo loaches and dwarf chain loaches with ghost shrimp, amano shrimp and nerite snails. Never a single shrimp or nerite to them. Now, pond and ramshorn snails are a different story. Yoyos...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By ycbs
Take a sharp knife or razor and make a slit or...

Take a sharp knife or razor and make a slit or two in the rubber return hose. I saw someone else mention this and tried it on mine and it worked great.
Forum: Fish 12-04-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By ycbs
Along with the bamboo shrimp that was mentioned,...

Along with the bamboo shrimp that was mentioned, amanos and ghost shrimpt would be perfectly fine with the fish on your list.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-02-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,716
Posted By ycbs
You cut holes in the tube in the back that runs...

You cut holes in the tube in the back that runs from the pump up to the top?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-01-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,716
Posted By ycbs
I got this Hydor 25 watt for mine. I don't like...

I got this Hydor 25 watt for mine. I don't like preset heaters, either.
http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Submersible-Aquarium-Heater/dp/B0006JLPG8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1322748834&sr=8-3
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By ycbs
The SPEC is so small that I use dwarf sag as my...

The SPEC is so small that I use dwarf sag as my background plant.
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 12-01-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By ycbs
Yeah, I'd be interested if it was Elassoma...

Yeah, I'd be interested if it was Elassoma gilberti, too.:icon_frow
Forum: Fish 11-26-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By ycbs
I have 7 dwarf chain loaches in a 46g bowfront...

I have 7 dwarf chain loaches in a 46g bowfront with black flourite and Co2 injected. They are doing great. The are incredibly active and seem perfectly happy in there. They don't spend nearly as...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By ycbs
Rachel's are awesome! I have 7 of them. They...

Rachel's are awesome! I have 7 of them. They quickly became on of my favorite fish. They are almost non-stop active, swimming all over the tank.
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By ycbs
Unless there are some enormous loaches I'm not...

Unless there are some enormous loaches I'm not aware of, I'm pretty sure most loaches commonly kept in aquariums are neon-safe. It would be helpful, though, to know which specific loaches you are...
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By ycbs
Eco-complete was the first planted substrate I...

Eco-complete was the first planted substrate I ever used. Unless it's changed, I won't ever use it again. The particle size is too inconsistent and I ended up with larger, lava-rock looking pieces...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-16-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By ycbs
I have val. nana planted at the back of my Ebi...

I have val. nana planted at the back of my Ebi and it grows to where it overhangs half the tank. I have dwarf sag in there as well and a few of them are getting on up into the 8+ inch range. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By ycbs
I've had my Ebi since February. I haven't had...

I've had my Ebi since February. I haven't had any of the problems that caused most of the early low ratings. I think that's because Fluval addressed the problems and I got one that had the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By ycbs
I don't think the brightness is the problem. I...

I don't think the brightness is the problem. I don't think the rummynose tetras like the cramped quarters. They are one of the more active swimming tetras. I have a school in my 75g and they are...
Forum: Invertebrates by Msjinkzd 09-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,873
Posted By ycbs
Got a nice size package of fish and snails today....

Got a nice size package of fish and snails today. All fish and snails are very healthy and doing well in their new tanks. Do not hesitate to do business with msjinkzd. Top notch livestock, awesome...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By ycbs
The male emperor has the more defined...

The male emperor has the more defined trident-looking tail. Usually bigger, also.

In my experience, neither the emperor, blue emperor or blue tetras school much at all. They behave like...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By ycbs
I've had a medley of the blue-ish tetras in a 29g...

I've had a medley of the blue-ish tetras in a 29g for awhile now and have observed mixed results. Currently I have a pair of emperors (Nematobrycon palmeri), four blue emperors (Inpaichthys kerri)...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,117
Posted By ycbs
Otos have actually been one of the hardier fish...

Otos have actually been one of the hardier fish I've kept. I have at least 1 in all 5 of my tanks. Over the past 3 years, I've purchased around 12 and still have 10 alive. The kicker? At least 10...
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