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Forum: Ponds 04-12-2004, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By corvus
Cats, Going to have to respectfully disagree...

Cats,

Going to have to respectfully disagree with those who say cats are no danger. Some cats DO fish! Spent many summer days at a friends house on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay as a kid. Some...
Forum: Ponds 04-12-2004, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By corvus
Wow, lotta questions. I suppose all I can...

Wow, lotta questions.

I suppose all I can do is realate my experience.

I have a pink lotus, full size. Don't know the variation as I purchased it thinking it was a Nelumbo lutea, American...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2003, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By corvus
My 90 is in the living room, ordinary house temps...

My 90 is in the living room, ordinary house temps 65-78 depending on time of year.

The other tanks I mentioned are in the basement, where my wife banishes me to on a regular basis! Anyway, pretty...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2003, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By corvus
I will watch future root development in the 90. ...

I will watch future root development in the 90.

However, in my 20, (profile substrate), and my 45 (soil/peat/gravel), I can observe from under the tanks. The root growth is very comparable to what...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2003, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By corvus
Thanks folks, appreciate the quick replies. ...

Thanks folks, appreciate the quick replies.

none of my other tanks have coils, thinking of just pulling them up completely.

When I set up the 90, I wanted high-tech, whole hog, everydang thing...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2003, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,098
Posted By corvus
OK, first, I apologize, I know this is...

OK, first, I apologize, I know this is equipment-oriented question, but this is the most active forum, and Im at a loss.

My 90 gallon was very seriously overgrown, started redoing everything in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-13-2003, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 747
Posted By corvus
I grow 2 kinds of Taro, Black Taro, and Green...

I grow 2 kinds of Taro, Black Taro, and Green Taro. Both will survive a wide variety of conditions, as long as temps stay over 50. The Black (really a very deep purple) lives as a marginal in my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2003, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By corvus
Dream Tank? I live 20 minutes from it. It's...

Dream Tank? I live 20 minutes from it.

It's called the National Aquarium in Baltimore!

I would, of course, expand the FW areas, way more planted tanks.

Invite some "friends" to feed the...
Forum: Lighting 06-06-2003, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By corvus
I have my tank and fishing stuff, my wife has a...

I have my tank and fishing stuff, my wife has a QVC habit, it all works out roughly the same. She pays the bills, so I tell her before the bill arives if it's anything over $200, I have yet to be...
Forum: Ponds 06-04-2003, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By corvus
Not quite right, but close. What you need is a...

Not quite right, but close. What you need is a hole in the ice (I'm from MD, really dunnow how frozen a MA pond would get). The hole in the ice allows for gas exchange, bad gasses out, O2 in. You...
Forum: Ponds 06-02-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By corvus
Well if you are trying to raise as many fry as...

Well if you are trying to raise as many fry as possible, you don't want the dragonflies around. In my case, I like the survival of the fittest, so weed out the weak ones, Mr. Dragonfly!

Only...
Forum: Ponds 05-30-2003, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,437
Posted By corvus
I dunno about this one in particular, but i...

I dunno about this one in particular, but i grabbed one by hand last year while cleaning my pond, the sucker BIT me. Had not so little pincher jaws, surprised me, for sure! He was in the bucket o...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2003, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,353
Posted By corvus
I still go for the "Headsman's Axe". Well,...

I still go for the "Headsman's Axe".

Well, it's really a razor-sharp filet knife, but it's over quick, thats for sure.
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2003, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By corvus
Thanks for the explanation, much clearer now. I...

Thanks for the explanation, much clearer now. I thought there was something fishy about 75 watts out with 19 watts in. Long time since high school science class!

Still, tank doing well, very tiny...
Forum: Lighting 05-19-2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,273
Posted By corvus
I'm using a pc floodlight over a 25 gallon hex...

I'm using a pc floodlight over a 25 gallon hex tank, my results are good. It is rather specialized, since it's a hex tank, but these particular bulbs are designed to put all the light out in one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2003, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By corvus
I know this may be repeating things, but with an...

I know this may be repeating things, but with an open top, Hatchet fish WILL jump out, no question! Best to find something else you like for a topwater fish.
Forum: Ponds 05-07-2003, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By corvus
I live less than 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay,...

I live less than 3 miles from the Chesapeake Bay, and believe me, we have plenty! Also, about the territorial thing, it could be different here. I go fishing a good bit, and I see Great Blues all the...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2003, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,339
Posted By corvus
Love my hatchets! 6 silver 2 marble. Super tight...

Love my hatchets! 6 silver 2 marble. Super tight canopy is a neccesity. Every few water changes, one panics and jumps out, but so far, I've always been right there to rescue. they must be pretty...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-06-2003, 01:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,994
Posted By corvus
I have no science to back this up, but I don't...

I have no science to back this up, but I don't think it's a total coincidence. Been keeping fish for 20+ years, and the healthiest fish ever are always the ones in the planted tanks. Amano says it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2003, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By corvus
That's a fish room, not a living room! Must be...

That's a fish room, not a living room! Must be pretty humid in there too. I keep my 5 tanks spread over the whole house, cool for looks, PITA for maintence.

And then there's the ponds.... :roll:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2003, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By corvus
90 degrees unheated up in BC, WOW! I have...

90 degrees unheated up in BC, WOW!

I have 440watts over my 90, it's never gone over 85. No fans yet, but I believe I will need them befor the end of June.
Forum: Ponds 05-01-2003, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By corvus
Naaa, even though I get frustrated with these...

Naaa, even though I get frustrated with these occurences, I put up with them. I have no fish out there that cost me more than 1 buck each, just for this reason. The critters were here first, they...
Forum: Ponds 04-30-2003, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By corvus
I go to a bunch of trouble to make sure my fish...

I go to a bunch of trouble to make sure my fish make it through the winter, as far as i could tell, they all did. I was outside first thing this morning, admiring how well my plants were coming back,...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2003, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,340
Posted By corvus
Sorry to hear about your loss, it really sux whe...

Sorry to hear about your loss, it really sux whe your favorite fish dies.

Why not make your tank escape-proof and get another one? If he caused no problems in the tank, that's what I'd do, but I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-30-2003, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By corvus
As an experience aquarist, but still pretty new...

As an experience aquarist, but still pretty new to the planted tank game, I'd like to say THANK YOU, Rex! This thread made everything wich was confusing me beyond belief MUCH clearer. Chemistry was...
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