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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-24-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By koiboi
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Forum: Fish 09-13-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By koiboi
You should check with Discus Paul. If anyone...

You should check with Discus Paul. If anyone knows, he will.
Forum: Fish 09-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By koiboi
I might rethink the Pictus cats if you want...

I might rethink the Pictus cats if you want breeding pairs of cichlids. While the Apisto's will defend their fry valiantly, I'm not sure the cats will be bothered by them much and will quickly swoop...
Forum: Substrate 09-03-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By koiboi
The pool sand is a brighter, cleaner white and...

The pool sand is a brighter, cleaner white and looks a lot more beachy to me as well.
Forum: Fish 09-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By koiboi
Rams like warmer water, in the 80 degree range,...

Rams like warmer water, in the 80 degree range, to do their best. The cac's will be happy in the 70's range. I think most plants land in that category as well. I recently started keeping cac's and...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By koiboi
Be advised if you go with the GBR's you'll need...

Be advised if you go with the GBR's you'll need to up the temperature into the 80 degree range. The cacs will be happy in the high 70's.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By koiboi
How "open" do you have the high pressure valve? ...

How "open" do you have the high pressure valve? If you're just cracking it, you may not have enough pressure to push the gas through your diffuser.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 820
Posted By koiboi
I had two in a 135 once with no real issues as...

I had two in a 135 once with no real issues as they rarely crossed paths.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By koiboi
+1 on Amanos for moss. My nano is heavily...

+1 on Amanos for moss. My nano is heavily planted with java moss and I was losing the battle with hair algae. Trying to pull it out of the moss ends up tearing everything up. I put a few Amanos in...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By koiboi
I never got habrosus fry because my female...

I never got habrosus fry because my female Apistogramma cacatuoides went on a cory hunt and destroy mission when she laid her first batch of eggs. So fry aren't the only danger with Apistos.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By koiboi
Goldfish will chow down on all by the hardiest of...

Goldfish will chow down on all by the hardiest of plants. I've had luck keeping them with Java Fern and some crypts.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By koiboi
When you say you used root tabs for the two...

When you say you used root tabs for the two plants you have, Anubias and Java Fern, it makes me wonder how you planted them. Neither one of these plants should have their "roots" stuck into the...
Forum: Lighting 08-13-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By koiboi
Yes I'm running pressurized CO2. I planted the...

Yes I'm running pressurized CO2. I planted the DHG as an experiment and it grew in pretty thick. I wasn't expecting it to do that. I reallly like those Planted + lights.

I will say the columns...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By koiboi
Very nice hitman. I added a circulation pump...

Very nice hitman. I added a circulation pump like you did as well when I had BGA issues; that seemed to help get rid of it.
The nice thing about columns is even though they are difficult to upkeep,...
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By koiboi
I have a similar tank that's roughly 24" tall,...

I have a similar tank that's roughly 24" tall, with 13x13 footprint and I'm using 2 Finnex planted plus 12" fixtures. I'm growing Java moss, Java Fern, Crypt Wendii, and various stems. I had a...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By koiboi
+1 on the cacs. Big fish personality in a small...

+1 on the cacs. Big fish personality in a small fish. No idea how I got along without them all this time!
Forum: Plants 08-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By koiboi
I've used plain unscented non-clumping cat litter...

I've used plain unscented non-clumping cat litter in both tanks and pots for pond plants, with good results all around.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By koiboi
Horse faces sift sand for food, so if you have...

Horse faces sift sand for food, so if you have small substrate it will be like a conveyor belt of shrimp snacks. I'd think the dojos would make quick work of them at any rate.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By koiboi
It seems like if they're going to try to escape...

It seems like if they're going to try to escape they do it in the first few days you have them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By koiboi
I agree with the dwarf sag suggestions, I've...

I agree with the dwarf sag suggestions, I've grown it in high and low light. It tends to get taller in higher light; that's just my observation. It is highly invasive though, and will tend to jump...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-29-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By koiboi
I use black cotton thread to tie the Java fern...

I use black cotton thread to tie the Java fern down to the driftwood where I want it to grow. After about a month you can snip it and remove it, or just leave it there as it won't hurt anything and...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By koiboi
Love it; my tank is 24" high and the temperature...

Love it; my tank is 24" high and the temperature is the same at the bottom as it is at the top. As for loud, I can hear it switch on and off if I'm near the tank otherwise nothing (it sounds like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By koiboi
You normally want to filter the water before it...

You normally want to filter the water before it hits the UV to prevent particulates from settling inside the unit and blocking the light. What if you affixed a pre-filter to a power head and then...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By koiboi
I had leopard danios in a container pond, they...

I had leopard danios in a container pond, they did great.
Forum: Fish 06-19-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By koiboi
I'm not sure I'd trust them with the smaller fish...

I'm not sure I'd trust them with the smaller fish in your setup; if they get into it with the rams I think they'd (the rams) be toast.
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