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Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-17-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By ValMM
This is how I disinfect my tanks and bowls. ...

This is how I disinfect my tanks and bowls.

For the tank and any submersible equipment use a bleach/water solution and let it sit about 10-15 mins. I usually use a couple splashes of bleach into...
Forum: Aquascaping   03-17-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By ValMM
I tried using a seahorse tank statue once, it...

I tried using a seahorse tank statue once, it made my fish sick. Took it out and the fish got better. I think the glaze on it was the issue. I like using terra cotta pots and pvc pipe tubes for hidey...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2016, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By ValMM
Is this fungus on tail fin? Picture - Aquarium...

Is this fungus on tail fin? Picture - Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community (http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f17/is-this-fungus-on-tail-fin-picture-182491.html)

I don't know if this will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-18-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By ValMM
I second Jendigo's diagnosis. Copepods are very...

I second Jendigo's diagnosis. Copepods are very small and are a natural food source for fish.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-22-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By ValMM
I can't run in cool air either. The muscles in my...

I can't run in cool air either. The muscles in my throat, tongue and chest tighten up painfully from asthma. I can only run in warm or hot temps.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-19-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By ValMM
Walking outside is great for you because there...

Walking outside is great for you because there are hills that vary in slope. On a treadmill, it is usually just flat. Trying to jog uphill is great, it works out your legs and glutes really well. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-19-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By ValMM
Every time you see one, kill it. They are not a...

Every time you see one, kill it. They are not a parasite you want to leave in the tank.
Forum: Fish   09-11-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,091
Posted By ValMM
Usually, people get young female bettas to put in...

Usually, people get young female bettas to put in their community tanks because they are less aggressive than the males. Sometimes you can get a rather passive male to put in with other fish....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-04-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ValMM
Can you post some pictures of the plants and...

Can you post some pictures of the plants and tank? That will help with identifying what they are and what problems they might have.
Forum: Fish   08-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By ValMM
A betta is a small fish, they don't need a lot of...

A betta is a small fish, they don't need a lot of food. A good rule of thumb is feed them what fits in their eyeball. If the fish is in low flowing water like a bowl, 2 or 3 insects should be fine....
Forum: Plants   08-24-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By ValMM
A small driftwood branch with moss on it for some...

A small driftwood branch with moss on it for some dimension. The fish would be able to swim around and under it.
Pellia might work too. It needs to have time to establish itself.
Subwassertang is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-07-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By ValMM
I don't think so. Most people don't like how they...

I don't think so. Most people don't like how they look and try to kill them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By ValMM
You've got limpets! Cool! I had limpets for...

You've got limpets! Cool! I had limpets for awhile and they were awesome at eating algae in my tank.
Forum: Fish   06-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By ValMM
I found this post on monsterfishkeepers.com. Hope...

I found this post on monsterfishkeepers.com. Hope it helps!

"found this if it helps. sometimes it can be treated with antibiotics (penecillin) with some success, but there are many factors that...
Forum: Fish   06-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By ValMM
I have a betta in a 5 gallon which gets 4 frozen...

I have a betta in a 5 gallon which gets 4 frozen blood worms (significant flow in the tank) and a betta in a 1 gallon which gets 2 frozen blood worms (no flow in bowl). Every day they get 1...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-09-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By ValMM
That too!

That too!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-06-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By ValMM
Aren't those volvox?

Aren't those volvox?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-06-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By ValMM
Another thing is that glass dessert containers...

Another thing is that glass dessert containers can hold a good amount of water. My aunt had one with a nice glass lid that she loved putting angel food cake, whipped cream and raspberry filling in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-02-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,151
Posted By ValMM
It's yard sale season! You might be able to find...

It's yard sale season! You might be able to find large glass bowls for cheap!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-02-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By ValMM
Increase the surface agitation to release the...

Increase the surface agitation to release the gases so it doesn't happen again. The gas in the fish's body will return slowly to the water if there is less gas in the water.
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   06-02-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By ValMM
A 5 gallon is really small for herps. You're...

A 5 gallon is really small for herps. You're going to want a sit and wait predator for such a small space. A pacman frog is a great example. A few small salamander species could work: Sphaerodactylus...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-01-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By ValMM
If you have moss you might want to remove it....

If you have moss you might want to remove it. Scuds eat moss like candy.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-29-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By ValMM
What about scooter blenneys? They are known for...

What about scooter blenneys? They are known for being easier than mandarin gobys to convert from live to frozen food.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-22-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By ValMM
There are golden bee shrimp, white bee shrimp and...

There are golden bee shrimp, white bee shrimp and snowball shrimp.The golden bees may not be completely white, but they are very pretty.

The Planet Inverts site has some nice pictures.
Forum: Fish   04-22-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By ValMM
I decided to look up, "how to tell fungus from...

I decided to look up, "how to tell fungus from columnaris."
I found a thread from another site that may help.
http://everythingaquatic.proboards.com/thread/1784

Here is a quote that may be...
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