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Forum: DIY 06-09-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By ndbyers23
DIY Cinder Block stand for two tanks side by side

I am in the process of re-arranging my tanks (only 3) and will be putting my 40b and my 20h next to each other.

I have a few questions for all the woodworkers and others who have made stands.

I...
Forum: Substrate 06-08-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
latchdan--The only loaches I currently have are...

latchdan--The only loaches I currently have are dwarf chain loaches, and I don't want to add another kind. I would have to get another tank. :icon_wink

So no yoyos for me. But I have heard that...
Forum: Substrate 06-08-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Diana, Thank you for your suggestions. They...

Diana,

Thank you for your suggestions. They all make sense. I will investigate the alum. I have only heard it used for pickling. :confused:

I am going to look into how the alum works to...
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Plantedrich--I just keep thinking of additionally...

Plantedrich--I just keep thinking of additionally questions. Maybe a few more dwarf chain loaches--umm how long until tank is snail free? Then I could move the new loaches in with bigger group.
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
What about putting loaches in this tank? I have...

What about putting loaches in this tank? I have chain loaches. Although they like being in a group and I really don't want to stress them.
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Plantedrich--I have a hob filter with sponge and...

Plantedrich--I have a hob filter with sponge and bio-media. Could I just dump old sponge and really rinse bio?
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Damn. But I totally agree with forewarned. Thanks...

Damn. But I totally agree with forewarned. Thanks plantedrich. I only have 2 chilies right now and I guess I could move them into new tank (40b) and then let 20 cycle. But I am not sure how long I...
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Thanks sparky4056 I am glad to hear that...

Thanks sparky4056

I am glad to hear that your experiences with substrate changing worked. Most of the snails are very small which is why I think the substrate is full of them.
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
@plantedrich Any suggestions on getting...

@plantedrich

Any suggestions on getting snails out of filter/media?

Thanks for letting me know of that possibility.
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 550
Posted By ndbyers23
Starting breeding tank--need new substrate

I am turning a 20g high into a breeding tank for chili rasboras. The substrate is black Eco-Complete and this tank has been running for about a year. I had a pair of German Blue Rams and when they...
Forum: Lighting 05-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By ndbyers23
Thanks for all the great advise. I do...

Thanks for all the great advise.

I do think that hanging would be the easiest as far as maintenance and it would probably look nice.

I read some other detailed posts on how to DIY hanging the...
Forum: Lighting 05-25-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By ndbyers23
Thank you Aquarist! That is a brilliant idea...

Thank you Aquarist!

That is a brilliant idea because actually I am going to have a 20 high that will be a species tank and sitting them next to each other and sharing the light is a perfect...
Forum: Lighting 05-24-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By ndbyers23
48" light for 36" tank possible?

I bought a 40 gallon breeder (36" tank L) to have better depth for aquascaping. It will be replacing my 55 gallon which is 48" long. I don't have the money to buy a new light right now, but want to...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ndbyers23
All of you are prophetic! Everything is well in...

All of you are prophetic! Everything is well in the tank. I guess I was just a little nervous about the size differences. Thanks for the replies--this forum is so wonderful. I really appreciate the...
Forum: Fish 01-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By ndbyers23
Pearl Gourami behavior--odd or normal?

I bought my first gourami--a male Pearl. He was in quarantine for 20 days, and I just put him in 55 gallon. I have 8 green neon tetras, 5 chili rasboras, 5 dwarf chain loaches, and 3 pepper cores. I...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ndbyers23
Great--that is a much better diagnosis that NTD....

Great--that is a much better diagnosis that NTD. Hopefully things will be better soon. I appreciate your input.

Cheers, Nanci
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ndbyers23
As far as diseases--at first I thought it was...

As far as diseases--at first I thought it was Neon Tetra Disease. However, the more I read, the more confused I got because one site mentioned an aspect that was not covered or contradicted on...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ndbyers23
What I meant is that say I take out 50% of the...

What I meant is that say I take out 50% of the water. So then there is only ~25 gallons left in the tank.

Then I add new water, but instead of adding in ~25 gallons back to have the complete tank...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By ndbyers23
PM sent. Thanks!

PM sent. Thanks!
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By ndbyers23
No QT tank--55 gallon medication ??s

Well I made a huge mistake and have had multiple fish deaths since adding new fish 7 days ago. :( I don't have a QT and have only the 55 gallon tank.

I have lost several of my established fish...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By ndbyers23
Sorry--what do you mean stainless steel cover for...

Sorry--what do you mean stainless steel cover for the filter? I don't understand.
Forum: Fish 12-08-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By ndbyers23
Microfish--Chili Rasbora sucked up into HOB filter--How to prevent

How do folks prevent microfish and cherry shrimp from being sucked up into filters?

I just added some Chili Rasbora and some very small Green Neon Tetras to my 55 gallon and there were some that...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By ndbyers23
Thank you for your reply. I just read through...

Thank you for your reply. I just read through your article on the how to on planted tanks and learned a lot. It sounds like all the issues in my tanks were just waiting to happen due to all of the...
Forum: Algae 03-26-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By ndbyers23
Blue Green Algae--no CO2 and no ferts

I am having a disaster in my 2 tanks. I am a newbie and both these tanks have been running for about 7-9 months.

I don't have CO2 and most of the info about how to eliminate or at least minimize...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By ndbyers23
Need to Move Tank--water underneath tank

My filter on my 55 gallon over-flowed onto the floor and seeped under my 20 which is on the floor. I need to move the 20 gallon. What is the best way? Do I need to take out everything? I am hoping to...
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