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Forum: Fish Today, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 99
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Just vent them, very basic method of...

Just vent them, very basic method of identification for cichlids. Distinctive markings is not a 100% method.
Forum: Algae Today, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Call around to saltwater shops in your area, and...

Call around to saltwater shops in your area, and see if they test silicate. A lot of shops do, you'll have a more definitive answer if its in your water source. Probability varies from geolocation to...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
In my previous breeding projects I left them on...

In my previous breeding projects I left them on 24/7, in a basic display tank only as needed.
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Honestly going off of what you say I still come...

Honestly going off of what you say I still come to the conclusion water quality is to blame. If your tests are accurate, and correct let's say always bacterial/fungal infections can be caused by...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,060
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Are you sure its co2 or nitrogen they inject in...

Are you sure its co2 or nitrogen they inject in the bags. Water treatment is methayne blue, it acts as a sedative, not deal with waste toxicity.
Forum: Algae 08-27-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 415
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Very common with new tanks fresh or saltwater....

Very common with new tanks fresh or saltwater. It'll more then likely go away on its own like with so many others. 2 months old is still a new tank, and hardly established yet. I'd have a little...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Its definitely not HITH from what I can see in...

Its definitely not HITH from what I can see in the pictures. While some of the nipping/bullying can be blamed for caudal fin erosion, the dorsal fin erosion cannot be, and poor water quality...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
He/She is of a Geophagus species. I suspect a...

He/She is of a Geophagus species. I suspect a leucosticta or jupari. They tend to get dark in color when stressed. I kept Geo's for ions, I really recommend having more of a sandy type substrate,...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Make a blue eyed pleco version ☺

Make a blue eyed pleco version ☺
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
All personal preference really...

All personal preference really...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 982
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
+1 for eheim. Don't get too caught up in flow...

+1 for eheim. Don't get too caught up in flow rates as far as bio filtration is concerned. There's a lot of emphasis that higher flow somehow translates to better bio filtration, and that isn't...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
IMO Its also a myth poor water conditions are...

IMO Its also a myth poor water conditions are responsible for barbel erosion as well since I have seen zero scientific evidence beyond assumptions its the cause. Last I checked no one has proven a...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I love snails, I have most of the species, never...

I love snails, I have most of the species, never had some crazy over population in any tank, and they contribute more positive's then negative's if there is any. You control the food source which...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 339
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Snap toggles, they hold up to 300lbs each. I have...

Snap toggles, they hold up to 300lbs each. I have over 1200 examples at mass general hospital that show they work.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 580
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Never..............................

Never..............................
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 203
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Most water municipals allow one free testing of...

Most water municipals allow one free testing of your house water a year. Check into, and if so have your house water tested for a more accurate reading. Generally PH is high in a lot of locations...
Forum: Fish 08-07-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Personally I think its the excell dosing. I've...

Personally I think its the excell dosing. I've lost fish in the past using it just at half dose. While some people say they don't have bad experiences using it, people also do have bad experiences...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Are you adding excell or ferts? How are nitrates...

Are you adding excell or ferts? How are nitrates zero? What are you using for filtration?
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 498
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
All HOB will create noise whether its impeller...

All HOB will create noise whether its impeller related or water agitation. Just think a stream in the forest, you'll get used to the sound. They do get quieter as they age.
Forum: Substrate 08-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have it in a fluval ebi, and I hate it. It...

I have it in a fluval ebi, and I hate it. It breaks down, and turns to mush.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
http://m.homedepot.com/p/HDX-4-Shelf-36-in-W-x-14-...

http://m.homedepot.com/p/HDX-4-Shelf-36-in-W-x-14-in-L-x-54-in-H-Storage-Unit-31436PS-YOW/100656306/

I bought this one a little over a month ago. I have a 60p on one shelf, a 20g on another.
It...
Forum: Fish 08-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Yes, most female convicts carry the gene, you can...

Yes, most female convicts carry the gene, you can even get a pink marble from time to time.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The turbo twist is nice, been around forever, and...

The turbo twist is nice, been around forever, and replacement bulbs are more widely available. I got mine back in 1998, and still works. Bulb replacement varies on usage. If you run it 24/7 it seems...
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
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http://i57.tinypic.com/2cf4fhi.jpg
Forum: Substrate 07-30-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm...

Maybe tonight, I'm in the office til at least 5pm EST
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