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Forum: Fish   02-22-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By MCHRKiller
I think it is safe to say there is a cichlid out...

I think it is safe to say there is a cichlid out there for everybody....some folks its an Umbee some folks its a Shellie.

Microfish are fun...kept a lot of them in the past; unfortunately don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,360
Posted By MCHRKiller
Some of your issue is the tank size; Oscars are...

Some of your issue is the tank size; Oscars are very large fish and when confined have a higher tendency to disturb their tank due to frustration. The fish is also on the small side to be a year...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-21-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By MCHRKiller
I would consider another fixture...with this much...

I would consider another fixture...with this much blue it is intended for marine use and will not give you the best results. Lighting for a 10G is very simple and probably the best low tech setup for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,360
Posted By MCHRKiller
What size tank is that? Curious to know if you...

What size tank is that? Curious to know if you reared the fish in a fully decorated tank from baby size and what sort of plants you were using?

Just their act of being a big fish means stems and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-21-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By MCHRKiller
If it is new and you can exchange it I would most...

If it is new and you can exchange it I would most certainly go ahead for the piece of mind.
Forum: Fish   02-21-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By MCHRKiller
I keep the aggressive species....the big the...

I keep the aggressive species....the big the ugly...rough tough and tumble cichlids. Large CA/SAs offer more than just an ego boost for lacking male appendages ;) Many of these fish are very pet like...
Forum: Algae   02-21-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MCHRKiller
There are certainly many great uses for LEDs and...

There are certainly many great uses for LEDs and T5HO; never said that there wasn't. High tech isnt hard I agree it just requires a commitment to daily dosing and frequent trimming...which over time...
Forum: Algae   02-21-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MCHRKiller
Newly established as in less than 6 months old is...

Newly established as in less than 6 months old is a rocky phase for many tanks...further compounded by a lot of substrate types.

A lot of people DO have problems using LED and T5 because they do...
Forum: Algae   02-19-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MCHRKiller
Out of control algae is usually caused by too...

Out of control algae is usually caused by too much lighting....even with high levels of CO2 and dosing too much light is usually the problem. This is especially a problem with LEDs and T5HOs....those...
Forum: Algae   02-19-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,102
Posted By MCHRKiller
My cure is....stop obsessing. When I did...

My cure is....stop obsessing.

When I did high tech/CO2/EI I obsessed about algae constantly and ya know always had some of some sort. Now Ive switched all of my tanks to low light/no CO2/Flourish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,360
Posted By MCHRKiller
Im more of a fan of Jungle/more nature inspired...

Im more of a fan of Jungle/more nature inspired tanks. Don't get me wrong uber scaped tanks are nice but just not really IMO what an aquarium should look like. I figured your stump was multiple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,360
Posted By MCHRKiller
Honestly Ive never had an Oscar trash a...

Honestly Ive never had an Oscar trash a tank....Ive owned many different types and species of Astronotus over the years and none have dug or messed with the scape. I wish more folks would keep their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-19-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,360
Posted By MCHRKiller
Longgonedaddy: That piece of wood is...

Longgonedaddy: That piece of wood is awesome....and the angel is huge! What size tank is it? I really like the very natural, simple, almost biotopish feel of this tank.

myrrhiam: lol, the use of...
Forum: Fish   02-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By MCHRKiller
Tangled Up In Cichlids is my favorite...Jeff is a...

Tangled Up In Cichlids is my favorite...Jeff is a good guy and his selection is epic. Otherwise I have used and use from time to time: Gunpowder Aquatics, MsJinkzd, Ebay(some good sellers just look...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-09-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By MCHRKiller
I kind of forgot about this thread...and my how...

I kind of forgot about this thread...and my how my fish have grown over the last 7 months. lol A more recent thread is here if you want to see what most of them are looking like currently:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,886
Posted By MCHRKiller
If it is a high tech planted with a Diamond Rhom...

If it is a high tech planted with a Diamond Rhom we need pics of that :)

My confessions:

IF I test water(rare) I only use test strips.

I have NEVER done a fishless cycle.

I have been...
Forum: Photography   12-31-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By MCHRKiller
Thank you, much appreciated :)

Thank you, much appreciated :)
Forum: Tank Journals   12-31-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By MCHRKiller
Beautiful tank! Certainly shows you can have a...

Beautiful tank! Certainly shows you can have a sweet setup even on a budget. What are future stocking plans?
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By MCHRKiller
Depends on stock, I would go ahead and use it and...

Depends on stock, I would go ahead and use it and maybe toss on a smaller HOB if needed. Another one of my 40s uses a Penguin 350 and an AC 50.
Forum: Equipment   12-31-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By MCHRKiller
Nope, just an AC110 on one of my 40Bs and a 3ft...

Nope, just an AC110 on one of my 40Bs and a 3ft 50G which is a slightly taller 40 and it is honestly perfect flow and filtration.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By MCHRKiller
What fish are you looking into getting? ...

What fish are you looking into getting?

Tall tanks can be fun to work with but are hard to scape especially a wide but short(lengthwise) tank. If it were me...I would get the 65 but I like tall...
Forum: Plants   12-30-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By MCHRKiller
If you want some frogbit hit me up on PM and I...

If you want some frogbit hit me up on PM and I can send you some for shipping. I toss cups of the stuff every week.
Forum: Photography   12-30-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By MCHRKiller
I highly recommend getting one...he is my...

I highly recommend getting one...he is my favorite fish by far. Aggressive but doesn't go after my hand like the Midas; beats the crap out of the python and algae scraper tho. I have heard of some...
Forum: Plants   12-30-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By MCHRKiller
Your list of success is pretty much the list...

Your list of success is pretty much the list which works for most golds. Crypts are good...I have used about every species of crypt with golds and none have been bothered. Some floating species work...
Forum: Algae   12-30-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By MCHRKiller
ADA substrate often causes ammonia spikes in new...

ADA substrate often causes ammonia spikes in new tanks...so it could be causing the issue through the nitrogen cycle instead of silicates. Brown algae is just part of new setups or tanks with...
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