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Forum: Equipment   12-09-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By msawdey
I have checked 3 petsmarts and 4 petcos in the...

I have checked 3 petsmarts and 4 petcos in the DC area. Im not wanting a kit, just tank only. Ever seen them sold tank only online?
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By msawdey
Where to buy a 5 gallon tank?

Trying to find either an online source or from a lfs or big box store. Anyone ever purchased one?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By msawdey
what root tabs are people using nowadays

just like the title says... what root tabs work best for you...
Forum: Fish   08-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By msawdey
this is something that needs to be fixed...

this is something that needs to be fixed throughout the hobby for sure.....

Not much different than "balloon" rams
Forum: Fish   08-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By msawdey
Did you happen to overdose on prime by accident??...

Did you happen to overdose on prime by accident?? Are they breathing heavily.

I have accidentally overdosed on prime and apparently it can cause an out gas of O2 from the water column...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-07-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By msawdey
I was sorta waiting for someone else to comment...

I was sorta waiting for someone else to comment before i did again, but get yourself a water test kit.... water quality reports are usually aggregate averages over a geographic area. This means they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By msawdey
pH is pretty high is the first thing i noticed...

pH is pretty high is the first thing i noticed...
Forum: Fish   08-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By msawdey
ya... those nitrates are pretty high...

ya... those nitrates are pretty high...
Forum: Substrate   08-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By msawdey
what are you trying to accomplish by putting...

what are you trying to accomplish by putting something under it? define effective
Forum: Fish   08-07-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,641
Posted By msawdey
why not just get a top? All fish can jump btw......

why not just get a top? All fish can jump btw... so just having one may not solve your problem
Forum: Tank Journals   08-02-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By msawdey
I just purchased a 20h deep blue! I love the...

I just purchased a 20h deep blue! I love the black silicone.... might be my favorite tank
Forum: Tank Journals   08-02-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By msawdey
spectacular as always

spectacular as always
Forum: Fish   08-02-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By msawdey
get a pair of apistos!

get a pair of apistos!
Forum: Substrate   08-02-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By msawdey
i appreciate all of the comments. I think in the...

i appreciate all of the comments. I think in the end to help save money and time I will most likely be doing an ecocomplete/very small gravel tank.

Thanks all!

Bump: i appreciate all of the...
Forum: Fish   08-02-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By msawdey
I think when it comes to 'rams' bolivians are...

I think when it comes to 'rams' bolivians are super underrated. They color better than most fish when healthy.

Just for a bit of education... bolivans aren't true rams like germans. They are...
Forum: Fish   08-02-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By msawdey
+1 to everything Diana said

+1 to everything Diana said
Forum: Fish   07-31-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By msawdey
The one time I had them in my 50 gallon tank, I...

The one time I had them in my 50 gallon tank, I finally just gave up after losing all of my fish.... Others need to confirm this, but I believe I have read somewhere that they can stay in the...
Forum: Equipment   07-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By msawdey
AC 70 or 110 on a 20h

just like the title says... I'd like the 110 just because I usually like to over do it on the media, but worried about flow...

Tank will be rams most likley and may be use to hold quarter size...
Forum: Fish   07-30-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By msawdey
ive had SAEs do stuff like this... never thought...

ive had SAEs do stuff like this... never thought it was spawning as it usually leads to chasing and circling
Forum: Substrate   07-30-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By msawdey
Do you happen to have a picture Cryptic?

Do you happen to have a picture Cryptic?
Forum: Fish   07-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By msawdey
ya... looks like snail eggs

ya... looks like snail eggs
Forum: Substrate   07-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By msawdey
I have heard good things about FM in the past.......

I have heard good things about FM in the past.... What might contribute to my decision between EC And FM is the fact I can order EC on amazon. Being in central Virginia I am learning quickly that we...
Forum: Fish   07-29-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By msawdey
I would add some otos.... love those little guys ...

I would add some otos.... love those little guys

As Hybrid says... discus=50% weekly water change... puffer is probably a no-no

If you are really wanting something similar to discus.. try...
Forum: Fish   07-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By msawdey
SAEs fighting is a pretty common occurrence in my...

SAEs fighting is a pretty common occurrence in my experience. The problem you have is that they are in a 10... there is no place to really hide. I had 4 in a previous 50 gallon and while 1 was...
Forum: Substrate   07-29-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,029
Posted By msawdey
I have used eco before, so Iknow what I am...

I have used eco before, so Iknow what I am getting into... ultimately it is probably what I will go with

But Eco does not have nutrients to my knowledge. I know it does have ammonia and will leach...
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