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Forum: Fish Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By WestHaven
Here's an update. Another guppy has died. I...

Here's an update. Another guppy has died. I don't know if it was one of the originals or one of the replacements because a few of them looked the same. Anyway, I am not going to get a replacement...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By WestHaven
It isn't a good idea to add a single Angelfish. ...

It isn't a good idea to add a single Angelfish. They like to be in groups.

A few suggestions for a solitary fish you could add.
Dwarf Gourami
Bala Shark
Badis
Dwarf Puffer Fish
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By WestHaven
Read this:...

Read this: http://www.loaches.com/articles/river-tank-manifold-design
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By WestHaven
I think you definitely need to get some shrimp...

I think you definitely need to get some shrimp and some type of livebearer fish. One thing you may want to do is introduce the students to freshwater snails. The kids may think they're funny.
Forum: Fish 10-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By WestHaven
Corys will eat anything that can fit in their...

Corys will eat anything that can fit in their mouth too, it's not just the betta.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By WestHaven
Thanks. Can you give me some info on dosing...

Thanks. Can you give me some info on dosing fertilizer? I haven't done it before and don't know anything about it. What are some good places to buy the fertilizer?
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By WestHaven
They were going into a brand new tank so no QT...

They were going into a brand new tank so no QT was necessary. I do plan on getting a quarantine tank in the future. Thanks everybody.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By WestHaven
I have one of these stands under my 29. It's...

I have one of these stands under my 29. It's rock solid. There are adjustable feet on the bottom so you can level it.
http://www.petco.com/product/119923/Petco-Brooklyn-Metal-Tank-Stand.aspx
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By WestHaven
Thank you. I plan on going to the LFS tomorrow...

Thank you. I plan on going to the LFS tomorrow after work to get my replacement fish. I called the LFS today and told the owner about it. I'll ask him about the fish as well.
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By WestHaven
Yes I acclimated them to the tank. I floated the...

Yes I acclimated them to the tank. I floated the bag to temperature acclimate them for 15 minutes, then I drip acclimated them for 30 minutes. All of the fish were eating well. The three remaining...
Forum: Fish 10-29-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By WestHaven
New guppies dying, need help

I got 6 guppies from my LFS 3 days ago and put them in a 10 gallon tank. The tank is fully cycled with a sponge filter. Yesterday, two of the guppies died, and today one died. The dead fish did...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By WestHaven
It provides a surface for microorganisms to grow,...

It provides a surface for microorganisms to grow, and your fish/snails/shrimp can feed on them.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By WestHaven
Rabbit snails don't reproduce very fast I think. ...

Rabbit snails don't reproduce very fast I think. Also Japanese Trapdoor snails are live-bearers, and only have a few babies at a time.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By WestHaven
So Bobby the betta has been in the tank for three...

So Bobby the betta has been in the tank for three weeks. He's getting healthier and he colored up nicely since I first got him. His white middle area is now more pink colored. Bobby must be happy...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-28-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By WestHaven
My low-tech 29 gallon tank plan - will this work?

I am setting up my 29 gallon tank again and I want to go low tech for ease of maintenance. The tank is going to have all Asian fish and plants. I want to know if my plan will work because I haven't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-27-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By WestHaven
Yes you can just weight down the plants. You...

Yes you can just weight down the plants. You could even leave it floating and it would do fine.
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 751
Posted By WestHaven
It's weird that people have so many different...

It's weird that people have so many different experiences with the same filters. I have two Penguin 200s and one 100 on my 29 and 10 gallon tanks, and they are dead silent. You just have to keep...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-26-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By WestHaven
I think the tank needs a focus point. Right now...

I think the tank needs a focus point. Right now everything is randomly placed and has no focus. It looks nice though. I think a big piece of driftwood or some rocks would give it some style. Put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By WestHaven
My old 29 went through a long slow decline like...

My old 29 went through a long slow decline like what you are talking about. It was a dirted tank, and it lasted for a year before the soil ran out of nutrients. Then the plants started dying, algae...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By WestHaven
I added 4 ramshorn snails to the tank yesterday. ...

I added 4 ramshorn snails to the tank yesterday. They range in size from a nickel to a quarter.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By WestHaven
I came home from work today, and all four snails...

I came home from work today, and all four snails are out and about. And no, the betta isn't nipping them.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,133
Posted By WestHaven
I have two Penguin 200 filters on my 29 gallon...

I have two Penguin 200 filters on my 29 gallon tank. One filter just has two of the C-size filter pads with the carbon removed. The second filter is filled with biological media only.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-22-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By WestHaven
New snails not moving

I brought home 4 ramshorn snails today and added them to my 10 gallon betta tank. They are 1/2 to 1 inch in size. I temperature acclimated them for 30 minutes, drip acclimated them for 30 minutes,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-21-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,811
Posted By WestHaven
Thank you. Today I added 4 Ramshorn snails to...

Thank you. Today I added 4 Ramshorn snails to the tank to be the clean-up crew.
Forum: Fish 10-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By WestHaven
It's most likely Ich.

It's most likely Ich.
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