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Forum: Fish   04-21-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By shloken38
Is it a 5g or 8.5g? And, as stated, stick with a...

Is it a 5g or 8.5g? And, as stated, stick with a small school of nano fish (ember tetras, chili's, kubatoi's, galaxies). I was once like you, wanting all kinds of fish in my tank. You will...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By shloken38
Nice. I consolidated myself about a year ago. ...

Nice. I consolidated myself about a year ago. Down to 3 tanks...55g, 20L and a 10. While I loved having a bunch of tanks everywhere, it feels much better being able to concentrate more on each...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By shloken38
If you're doing Kuhli loaches, you might want to...

If you're doing Kuhli loaches, you might want to go with a sand substrate. Also, depending on the tetras, they will go after the shrimp. You might be able to get away with neons, but you'd be...
Forum: Plants   01-13-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By shloken38
Man, there are so many to choose from, and most...

Man, there are so many to choose from, and most of them are pretty small leaves. Don't be deceived by the pictures. If you are looking for a decent amount though, you are going to pay. Buce grows...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-13-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,130
Posted By shloken38
Make sure you test your tank water before putting...

Make sure you test your tank water before putting any shrimp in there if you are using aquasoil. Aquasoil leeches ammonia to help cycle a tank.

Stick with the red cherries to start. They are...
Forum: Fish   01-13-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By shloken38
Dwarf honey gourami, peacock gudgeon (as...

Dwarf honey gourami, peacock gudgeon (as mentioned), ember tetras, cory habrosus.....plenty of nice ideas for a 20L.

If you are sticking with the shrimp, I'd stick with nano fish (like the ember...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-13-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By shloken38
It's the lighting....I just went through a...

It's the lighting....I just went through a similar situation in my 55g. Reduce the lighting to 6-7 hours and dose Excel every day. Trim the leaves with the algae. Be patient. Oh, and do your...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-13-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By shloken38
I believe I looked into this fixture myself. I...

I believe I looked into this fixture myself. I think this would be pretty low light. I ended up going with a T5HO 48", dual bulb 6500k (Odyssea). Paid less than what you are looking at with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-13-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By shloken38
The sword will get too big. Even with lower...

The sword will get too big. Even with lower lighting they grow at a decent pace. And stay on top of the water sprite....that can easily take over your tank if you leave it alone too long. For mid...
Forum: Fish   07-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By shloken38
CoryLover....I responded to your pm. Looks like...

CoryLover....I responded to your pm. Looks like the responses are all in line with what I was telling you. And you had asked about snails....I dosed a tank with snails and everything was golden. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-30-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By shloken38
Fish are hardier than you think. My power was...

Fish are hardier than you think. My power was out for 3 days after "Superstorm Sandy". I covered the tank and took a cup to circulate the water every little while. Not too efficient when you have...
Forum: Fish   06-30-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 424
Posted By shloken38
Maybe someone else can chime in, but I've heard a...

Maybe someone else can chime in, but I've heard a melafix and pimafix combo treatment is great for stuff like this. If you say white and fuzzy, very well could be a fungus. Of course, that is a...
Forum: Fish   06-30-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By shloken38
Not sure I understood you correctly, but are you...

Not sure I understood you correctly, but are you cycling the tank with those fish? If so, the neons might not make it.

Is it a 20 long, or just a regular 20? I ask because they like to swim...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By shloken38
I'm in Jersey too....been using tap water for my...

I'm in Jersey too....been using tap water for my tanks for awhile. While the water is hard, and ph @ 7.8, never had issues. Just use Prime and nothing else.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-25-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,245
Posted By shloken38
Sorry for all the questions....just trying to...

Sorry for all the questions....just trying to help...

-What size tank?
-What is the temp?
-What else is in the tank?
-What type of filter?
-How long has that tank been running?

Neos are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-25-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By shloken38
Thanks for that. Might do 2 or 3 in my 20L....

Thanks for that. Might do 2 or 3 in my 20L. Problem is bad yet, but if I could head them off, that would be great.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-24-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By shloken38
Nerites and Assassins

Will assassins take down nerites? I moved some plants from one tank to another and didn't dip. Now I'm paying for it! I want to put some assassins in there to take out the ramshorns/pond/whatever...
Forum: Fish   06-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By shloken38
Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago...

Same thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago when I purchased 10 from a reputable lfs near me. Lost all 10 within 48 hours. I think my issue was the lfs received them either that day or the day...
Forum: Fish   06-24-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By shloken38
I agree with embers in that size tank. And if...

I agree with embers in that size tank. And if you really want everything to pop, go 10 embers and 10 kubotai's. They work great together in my 20L. The embers were a little shy on their own. When...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By shloken38
You can do either way....put that caps down and...

You can do either way....put that caps down and bury them or lay the substrate then push them in. Quantity would depend on how many/where you are putting rooted plants that would use substrate...
Forum: Fish   06-12-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By shloken38
My BN doesn't eat my plants, but he does mess...

My BN doesn't eat my plants, but he does mess them up if he gets scared and darts across the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By shloken38
Just buy the biggest size tank you can fit/afford...

Just buy the biggest size tank you can fit/afford and worry about the details later! haha....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-12-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By shloken38
I'm no pro, but I believe frazeri gets taller. I...

I'm no pro, but I believe frazeri gets taller. I have coffeefolia (my favorite), and it stays pretty compact.
Forum: Fish   06-12-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By shloken38
Rams are always a good choice....love the way...

Rams are always a good choice....love the way they swim! Hmmmm....kinda getting in the mood again. I have a Bolivian in my 55, but think I might add an electric blue.
Forum: Fish   06-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By shloken38
That seems much better!

That seems much better!
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