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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2007, 02:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By csfish
Maybe I'm like Felix of the Odd Couple as I do...

Maybe I'm like Felix of the Odd Couple as I do some kind of tank maintenance every week or two or as needed (most of my tanks are heavily planted), so these mesh filter covers do fine on my AquaClear...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-10-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By csfish
If you have a lot of crud in your tank, then...

If you have a lot of crud in your tank, then anything will block up. Keep a clean tank and you won't have any problems with any of these suggested "pre-filters". I haven't had any flow restrictions...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-09-2007, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,977
Posted By csfish
What works for me is to use an old carbon pouch...

What works for me is to use an old carbon pouch (from an AquaClear power filter), cut the end off and dump out the carbon. Slip the bag over the intake siphon and rubberband it in place. Very fine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2005, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,669
Posted By csfish
Too much Excel is deadly... Even though I was...

Too much Excel is deadly... Even though I was following the recommended dosage, I think it contributed to the demise of several schools of fish. I lost a group of black neons, some Beckford's...
Forum: Fish 11-25-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By csfish
Hi Buck, I think it would be helpful to know...

Hi Buck,
I think it would be helpful to know what Fish Guy has put into his tank. If it's full of salt, softener, or conditioner, any or all of the above, perhaps it's best to start from scratch....
Forum: Fish 11-25-2005, 06:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By csfish
Hi Fish Guy, What is really, really puzzling to...

Hi Fish Guy,
What is really, really puzzling to us is why the bottles in front of you say "softeners", when any of us (probably all of us) who have used or are familiar with these products know that...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,747
Posted By csfish
Amongst the 8 planted tanks I have between home...

Amongst the 8 planted tanks I have between home and office, I'm using 12 AquaClear filters of various sizes. Not using CO2 (occasional squirt of Excel), but no problems with the plants or fish.
Forum: Fish 11-09-2005, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 870
Posted By csfish
I have "gold" versions of Pristella tetras and...

I have "gold" versions of Pristella tetras and neon tetras and they are (or will be) the same size as their regular-color counterparts. I've also seen "golden" white cloud minnows as well. Like gold...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2005, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By csfish
Hi Julesann, One little thing- do you have a...

Hi Julesann,
One little thing- do you have a piece of wood for your pleco? I think the clowns, among other plecs, need to rasp on wood as part of their diet. Keeps them regular, I guess. LOL, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-01-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By csfish
Hi Julesann, Sounds like you have a nice...

Hi Julesann,
Sounds like you have a nice selection of plants. How densely planted is your tank? What's the ratio of fast growing plants to slow growers? How often (and how much) will you do a water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2005, 02:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By csfish
Hi Julesann, Now that you have your "stuff",...

Hi Julesann,
Now that you have your "stuff", here's a suggestion..... What I've done is to get 3 brown glass 500ml bottles each with eye dropper lids (if you take a lot of herbal extracts or other...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-28-2005, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,530
Posted By csfish
If you haven't ordered yet from Greg, you can get...

If you haven't ordered yet from Greg, you can get all those macros from the hydroponics place on Quadra. They're available in 500gm bags. You can use your Flourish (do you have the Trace or regular...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By csfish
Take your old impeller to your LFS and compare it...

Take your old impeller to your LFS and compare it to a new replacement. If the hole is wider than the new one, it's worn and buy the replacement. As long as there's no cracks or anything else out of...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2005, 05:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,094
Posted By csfish
Eight tanks, all covered, all heavily planted at...

Eight tanks, all covered, all heavily planted at least 50% or more, no CO2 other than occasional Excel and ferts, no airstones, a wide variety of fish and critters, including goldfish, SAE's, otos,...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By csfish
Hi shalu, I don't have any CO2 on any of my...

Hi shalu,
I don't have any CO2 on any of my tanks, but I add a little Excel for the carbon. My lesson with Excel is too much kills fish, so I do half the recommended dosage. That's interesting about...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By csfish
Yup, you'd get a lot more mileage out of a $3 (or...

Yup, you'd get a lot more mileage out of a $3 (or so) limewood airstone than an $17 CO2 diffuser that's not really built for that job.... By the way, shalu, if you have plants, why bother pumping air...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By csfish
Just thinking about it, this diffuser is meant to...

Just thinking about it, this diffuser is meant to be used with CO2 from a closed cylinder. Using the diffuser on an air pump, which may be sitting on the floor or the bottom of an aquarium stand, has...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By csfish
That's pretty much the idea, Hypancistrus. I use...

That's pretty much the idea, Hypancistrus. I use a 500ml water bottle for smaller fish and cut it where the bottle starts to round off at the "shoulder" to preserve the length of the bottle. I also...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2005, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By csfish
The bottle trap baited with bloodworms works...

The bottle trap baited with bloodworms works great! That particular tank was heavily planted and I caught all 4 of my SAE's without disturbing anything.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By csfish
Hmmm..... no CO2, but still adding ferts........

Hmmm..... no CO2, but still adding ferts..... Without the circulation from the AC 500 and decreased plant metabolism without CO2, your ferts may be saturating the water column and causing great...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2005, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By csfish
Agree with Rex and Wasserpest- I have 7 planted...

Agree with Rex and Wasserpest- I have 7 planted fish tanks (also maintaining an office tank) all heavily planted with large fish loads, each filtered by one, if not two, Aquaclear filters and each...
Forum: Lighting 05-25-2005, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By csfish
The screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs are like...

The screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs are like the ones you see in the hardware stores, such as Canadian Tire, that are advertised as "energy savers" to replace ordinary incandescent bulbs and use...
Forum: Lighting 05-25-2005, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By csfish
Get a 24" incandescent light strip (holds two...

Get a 24" incandescent light strip (holds two bulbs) at almost any aquarium shop and find two 6500K 23-26w screw-in compact fluorescent bulbs. Allbrite Lighting in Vancouver should have them, but you...
Forum: Fish 05-21-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 739
Posted By csfish
Great fish combinations

I've been wondering about what others have found to be great fish combinations.... Not just a few individual fish that co-exist in a community tank that have similar environmental needs, but groups...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2005, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By csfish
Not too sure about the black silicone either, may...

Not too sure about the black silicone either, may have something to do with being stronger. The glass is thicker, too. Maybe other European brands of aquariums use black silicone as well, hence the...
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