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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks for all your advice guys :) I got some...

Thanks for all your advice guys :)
I got some trapdoor snails instead of nerites since I figure they would do better in an unheated tank. Unfortunately when I got home I realized that one of them...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By sweet chariot
Have you had this happen personally?

Have you had this happen personally?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks! So how many snails would you recommend...

Thanks! So how many snails would you recommend for my tank?

Oh and a few more questions -
Do they try to escape from the tank? My lid has lots of rather large gaps in it because my goldfish are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By sweet chariot
Nerite snails - stocking and quarantine?

I have a 55 gallon tank with three goldfish. I would like to get some nerites for the algae, so:
- Do nerites need to be quarantined before adding?
- How many nerites should I get for a 55 gallon?...
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By sweet chariot
LOL. I have three hulking, brightly colored,...

LOL. I have three hulking, brightly colored, rotund goldfish in my tank and my tank still looks empty sometimes when they are looking for food behind the plants and driftwood.
Forum: Fish 05-29-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By sweet chariot
Mixing common/fancy goldfish - what's your experience?

I have three fancy goldfish (two fantails and lionhead) in a 55 gallon tank. I know someone that is moving and needs to give away their common goldfish- it's pretty young and only about 1.5 inches...
Forum: Algae 10-12-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
Definitely could be clado. This stuff feels...

Definitely could be clado. This stuff feels exactly like pulling wet hair out of the drain (eww...), not slimy at all. I've pulled out as much as I can- it's been about two days now and there is not...
Forum: Algae 10-10-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
I may try some duckweed and floating anacharis,...

I may try some duckweed and floating anacharis, then! My worry about duckweed was that the fish would just eat all of it before it could cover the tank. Any advice on stopping it from getting caught...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
LOL, believe me that's one of the reasons why...

LOL, believe me that's one of the reasons why it's gotten so bad... it started out as a nice little patch on the driftwood, looking like a lush moss. Well I let it be since I liked it there, and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-09-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,043
Posted By sweet chariot
I have for goldfish in a 55, and some good plant...

I have for goldfish in a 55, and some good plant choices I've found are:
-vallisneria
-echinodorus
-sagittaria
-java fern
-rotala

There is a link to my journal for that tank in my sig. ...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
Also how much excel should I use? I don't want to...

Also how much excel should I use? I don't want to harm the fish or the vals...The reason why I don't want to remove the vals is that they are the dominant feature of my tank. Without the vals the...
Forum: Algae 10-09-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks for your advice. Are there any other...

Thanks for your advice.
Are there any other fish-friendly options? This tank is getting really depressing to look at- there is green fur on everything.
Forum: Algae 10-08-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
What would happen if I reduced the light...

What would happen if I reduced the light intensity? I have 2x32 watt bulbs so if I removed one of them, would it kill my plants?

Also, after doing some research it appears that goldfish may not...
Forum: Algae 10-08-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,905
Posted By sweet chariot
Green hair/string algae taking over tank! Help!

I've been battling this stuff for a few months now and nothing I've tried works. It covers the driftwood like an ugly moss carpet, entangles my filter, smothers the leaves...
I have a 55 gallon tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-26-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks for your help! The bulbs are 7 months...

Thanks for your help!
The bulbs are 7 months old.
They are on a timer.
10 hours per day.
NO3 is 0ppm, don't know about GH and KH.
Not dosing anything.
20% water change per week.
Filter...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By sweet chariot
More pics of the fishies ...

More pics of the fishies
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t354/Hapagirl_album/IMG_2906_2_2.jpg
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t354/Hapagirl_album/IMG_2875.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks! The red fantail was from a "feeder" tank...

Thanks! The red fantail was from a "feeder" tank in a mom and pop shop. They knew I was getting it as a pet so they picked out the fantail for me since the rest were commons. The orange lionhead is...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By sweet chariot
Thanks! Does anyone have tips for getting...

Thanks!

Does anyone have tips for getting rid of green hair algae, by the way?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,660
Posted By sweet chariot
Updated FTS: ...

Updated FTS:
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t354/Hapagirl_album/IMG_2982.jpg
Added bacopa caroliniana.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,789
Posted By sweet chariot
The reason why I age the water is because 1) I...

The reason why I age the water is because 1) I don't get heated water in that faucet, so I need to warm it up to room temp and 2) the pH I measure from the tap is different than after it has aged. I...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,789
Posted By sweet chariot
Yeah I've looked into the python thing. But...

Yeah I've looked into the python thing. But doesn't that mean that I'd have to add tap water directly to the tank? I'd rather not do that since I usually let my water age to get the pH and temp...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2011, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,789
Posted By sweet chariot
Doing waterchanges without buckets

Ok I'm sick of using those stupid 5 gallon buckets to refill the tank after a water change, so...

I'd like to change 20 gallons per week and use one of those rubbermaid 20 gallon tubs to let the...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By sweet chariot
Anyone? I really hope I can do something about...

Anyone? I really hope I can do something about this fish, or just confirm there's nothing I can do :(
Forum: Fish 09-18-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By sweet chariot
So does anyone have suggestions of what this is...

So does anyone have suggestions of what this is it definitely nodular disease?
Forum: Fish 09-18-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,541
Posted By sweet chariot
Oh wow that sounds horrible! So I did some...

Oh wow that sounds horrible! So I did some reading on nodular disease and they said that they're like cysts that burst and release the sporozoans, but it's been at least a month since these things...
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