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Forum: Fish 06-27-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
I think I need to expound a bit on my previous...

I think I need to expound a bit on my previous statement of
I've lived many places in my life, and I've always enjoyed fishkeeping. I started out, as many do, with big stores that have relatively...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
I suspect the LFS I am going through (Alaska...

I suspect the LFS I am going through (Alaska coral maniacs) is ordering from "Fish2u" The order list looked suspiciously like that broken site.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
That would be correct. The first 4 pictures are...

That would be correct. The first 4 pictures are all males, with one male in with the lucustra, and one female.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
I never said 'bows weren't available. I said they...

I never said 'bows weren't available. I said they weren't popular in the US, primarily due to ignorance and poor lighting. And yes, I've lived and raised fish in the Chitown area.
Forum: Fish 06-26-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
That could very well be, since I've been stuck in...

That could very well be, since I've been stuck in AK for the last decade. Prior to moving up here most LFS I encountered tended to have good south american stock, and good african stock, and even...
Forum: Fish 06-23-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Pretty presumptuous to assume I haven't lived...

Pretty presumptuous to assume I haven't lived near you.
Forum: Fish 06-23-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
The 'bow selection is pretty sparse in any of the...

The 'bow selection is pretty sparse in any of the states I've kept fish in. OTOH, the couple times I've wandered into a LFS in europe they seem to have a better selection.

Thus "America."

And...
Forum: Fish 06-23-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
You know, it always bugged me that Americans...

You know, it always bugged me that Americans pretty much ignore the rainbowfish.

They're easy to raise, have great personalities, are a FAR more acceptable size than many of the traditional...
Forum: Fish 06-23-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
And my Lucustra. . .

AKA Turquois rainbowfish.
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/Cryogaijin/Lucustra2.jpg
http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt47/Cryogaijin/lucustra.jpg

With a female Praecox:...
Forum: Fish 06-22-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Some pictures of my 'bows in my moderately planted 90.

Pictures emphasizing my praecox rainbows from my 90 gallon moderately planted tank.

The tank has 96 watts of t5 lighting of several frequencies. It is planted with Valisnaria, Wystiria, Java...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Mine certainly are pretty. I was planning on...

Mine certainly are pretty. I was planning on upgrading to a 6' when my clowns get to a size that would need it. . . and I'd start being more interested in aggressives with a bigger tank. Meant to...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Good fish to go with Syncrossus hymenophysa

AKA: Green Tiger loach?

I recently aquired 5 Syncrossus hymenophysa having been incorrectly informed that they would go well with my planned 55 gallon.

Well. . . no joy on that. So I have 5...
Forum: Fish 06-19-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Still just a year and a half lifespan average?

Still just a year and a half lifespan average?
Forum: Fish 06-13-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 474
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Nice thing about endlers is that if they get...

Nice thing about endlers is that if they get stressed they'll breed in response.

I have about 18.7 MILLION in my 15gal heavily planted tank. . . got them from a feeder tank, started out with 15....
Forum: Invertz Factory 02-05-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,538
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Ooo, those tetras are pretty. Might be good to...

Ooo, those tetras are pretty. Might be good to round out my tetra tank, but I have to let it finish cycling from my green fires.
Forum: Fish 01-27-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,084
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Err, that's a bad survival rate. I have a better...

Err, that's a bad survival rate. I have a better one and i have to transport my fish through -20f temps. Some tips: Have your LFS do a Ph test on the tank before buying fish. Large temp drops are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-27-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Whine whine whine. After moving up to...

Whine whine whine.

After moving up to alaska, the first day it hit -60f I walked with a couple friends down to the local quickie mart, and got slushies. Trust me, slushies keep your hands warm at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Thinking of adding a second filter. . .

I am thinking of adding a second filter to my 90 gallon. I haven't had any issues (yet) with water quality, but I suppose I am a bit paranoid. I currently have a marineland Emperor 400 on my tank,...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,138
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Laura is spot on. . . there are other...

Laura is spot on. . . there are other considerations to contend with. If you are going with the inch of fish rule, you could easily end up with 50 tetras in a 55 gallon tank. In truth they'd be...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Her barbels look good. I'd recommend crossposting...

Her barbels look good. I'd recommend crossposting this over to www.planetcatfish.com however. They're the real experts. :) Did you do a recent heavy water change? That frequently induces spawning...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
yeah, the 5.5 is full. . . fish generally need...

yeah, the 5.5 is full. . . fish generally need more room than people want to give them.

As for the 20, you could reasonably put in a shoal of 6 dwarf praecox rainbowfish. Praecox are quite...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-23-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
How well do plants oxygenate a tank?

I have a new 90 gallon tank, planted with Contortion vals, Wisteria, and eventually Java Fern. (how do you attach Java Fern to driftwood, btw?)

For the critters in the tank, I will have a full...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
I've had EXCELLENT luck merely adding API Melafix...

I've had EXCELLENT luck merely adding API Melafix to the water of an injured fish's tank. Be aware that for larger tanks the dose is an entire bottle!

And if you follow the directions and dose for...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2009, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
Help! What filter media to start a new tank with?

My 90 gallon just came in, and I got a Marineland Emperor 400 powerfilter to go with it. The filter includes 2 filtermedia boxes in addition to the biowheels and activated carbon filters. What is a...
Forum: Plants 01-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,817
Posted By AlaskanCorydoras
I've found that whenever you move wisteria it...

I've found that whenever you move wisteria it tends to lose quite a few of its leaves, then start to regrow from the bottom. They also like a high quality growth substrate, and occasional...
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