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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By jread
The live bearers look like common minnows...

The live bearers look like common minnows (mosquito fish).

The other fish looks to be a very young perch or bream.
Forum: Fish 03-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
There is a LFS that always has a nice supply of...

There is a LFS that always has a nice supply of Red Cherry Shrimp, so I'll probably go with those unless you guys think there is something better.
Forum: Fish 03-14-2010, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
I will look into it. I would like to have...

I will look into it. I would like to have something swimming around mid-level (fish) and some shrimp crawling around on the bottom to eat the algae, etc. I just need to figure out the...
Forum: Fish 03-14-2010, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
Damn, that is what I was afraid of. Maybe I...

Damn, that is what I was afraid of. Maybe I should just go with shrimp?
Forum: Fish 03-14-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
So, in your opinion, how should I stock the tank?...

So, in your opinion, how should I stock the tank? How many of the fish and how many cherry shrimp? Just wanting to be careful about the bio-load since it's only 3-gallons. Also, will the shrimp...
Forum: Fish 03-14-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
Thanks for the suggestion! Could I keep them...

Thanks for the suggestion!

Could I keep them with shrimp? I know they will eat any baby shrimp that are in the tank, but it seems like the shrimp would be good to have around for algae control,...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
I like the idea of this. How many do you think I...

I like the idea of this. How many do you think I should go with?

No matter what I get, it will need to be easy to care for since this tank is kept at work. I need to stick with whatever can live...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By jread
What fauna should I keep in a JBJ Picotope?

I have a JBJ Picotope on my desk at work that has the 9 watt light (switched out the original bulb with a plant bulb) and the mini HOB filter that came with it.

I have various crypts and an...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,224
Posted By jread
How long do Kuhli Loaches live?

I was just wondering if anyone knew the answer, as I have a Kuhlli Loach who I've kept for about 6-years now! I've gotten rather attached to him (I love their goofy faces), and am just wondering how...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-06-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,855
Posted By jread
Maybe, but it's the opposite extreme here as all...

Maybe, but it's the opposite extreme here as all the water comes from a limestone aquifer, so it's very hard.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-05-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,855
Posted By jread
Thank you for the replies so far. I apologize...

Thank you for the replies so far. I apologize for the title of this post... it should be "snails" and not "shrimp". It was really late when I wrote it, lol!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-05-2009, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,855
Posted By jread
Why are all my snails dying???

I have a 3-gallon JBJ Picotope at work where I keep a bunch of low light plants and a single betta. The tank began to get algae here and there, as well as other muck from uneaten food, the...
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By jread
Yes, but I can wait a little bit given the price...

Yes, but I can wait a little bit given the price :)
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By jread
Not sure how long it will last (or if there are...

Not sure how long it will last (or if there are better deals out there), but I had to pass it along :)
Forum: Lighting 03-03-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By jread
Helluva deal on Coralife CFL fixtures right now:

Just noticed today that Foster & Smith are offering some big discounts on their Coralife CFL fixtures. The single strips especially (though there are good deals on the doubles). I don't know if any...
Forum: Lighting 03-02-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By jread
I just did this exact thing on my Picotope (went...

I just did this exact thing on my Picotope (went with the 6700k bulb) and it works perfectly! I was wondering how I could replace the 50/50 that comes with it, so thank you so much for this great...
Forum: Plants 02-21-2009, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,868
Posted By jread
Ok, thank you very much for the help :)

Ok, thank you very much for the help :)
Forum: Plants 02-19-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,868
Posted By jread
Dracaena sanderiana in the aquarium?

I recently purchase a Picotope tank (3-gallon) that I am planning to arrange in an Asian theme. I was thinking of using Dracaena sanderiana to make a small forest in the background of the tank. The...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-11-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 88,273
Posted By jread
Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 2nd...

Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 2nd anniversary yesterday (2/10). We wanted to get married in the winter, so mid-February was perfect :)

BTW, your tank is incredible!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-10-2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By jread
Picotope 3-gallon for the office:

Here is the plan so far. I am open to any and all suggestions and will hopefully get some answers to a few of the questions I have:

Tank: Picotope 3-gallon...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,135
Posted By jread
Is there a fish that eats planaria?

I have a major problem with the planaria population in my guppy tank (they're EVERYWHERE), and was wondering if there was a type of fish that would eat these things. My guppies ignore them, as do my...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,223
Posted By jread
Ok, so it is just an aesthetic thing. Thanks for...

Ok, so it is just an aesthetic thing. Thanks for clearing that up for me :)
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,223
Posted By jread
So, what's the deal with the lily pipes?

Why does everyone go ape[censored][censored][censored][censored] over these? Is it because they're clear or is there more to it?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By jread
Ok, well that sounds good to me :)

Ok, well that sounds good to me :)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-04-2008, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By jread
Thank you for the reply :) I guess there is...

Thank you for the reply :)

I guess there is something added that is raising the pH so high. On this report, the "raw" water has a pH around 8.0: ...
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