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Forum: Aquascaping   11-10-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,442
Posted By Shanster
They have a big deal going on right now for the...

They have a big deal going on right now for the bloomsandbranches website. I bought 2 pieces each of manzanita and grapewood for less than $30! whoo..!
Forum: Fish   11-05-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By Shanster
If the may purpose for the SAE is for the algae...

If the may purpose for the SAE is for the algae eating then I would suggest Oto's. They do such a nice job keeping up with the algae cleanup.

Celetial Pearl Danios are super cute and don't get...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Shanster
My First Fry!

I started my fully planted tank at the beginning of August and today I came home to find a bunch of free swimming Apistogramma Cacatuoide Fry!

Cutest little fish ever!
I am excited to watch...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,653
Posted By Shanster
Danio Margaritus / Celestial Pearl Danio - they...

Danio Margaritus / Celestial Pearl Danio - they are pretty fun to watch..
Forum: Fish   10-26-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By Shanster
Pea Puffer

So I want to get a Pea Puffer! I have a lot of pond snails and ramshorn snails that I would like this fish to eat. I am just wondering if this fish will also chow down on my rabbit and nerite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-02-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Shanster
Multi - Tank Stand

So some of you have "stands" ... more like shelving units where you have multiple tanks. Where do you find something like that or do you have to just build it yourself? I saw a metal shelving unit...
Forum: Fish   09-28-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,781
Posted By Shanster
Not really a fish but I really love the Amano...

Not really a fish but I really love the Amano Shrimp! They are goofy and live all over the tank. Mine seem to scavenger around the bottom floor at night looking for food. :)
Forum: Fish   09-28-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,048
Posted By Shanster
Hmmm.. I have never fed my fish any live food. I...

Hmmm.. I have never fed my fish any live food. I get the frozen food for them and they seem to like it.

Would Apistogramma Cacatuoides, Cardinal Tetra, Amano Shrimp eat blackworms?
Forum: Fish   09-28-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Shanster
I believe I'm correct in saying that the rams...

I believe I'm correct in saying that the rams generally like to pair off... I would suggest putting 5 more in and see if any pairs form. You may need to eventually take a few out if they are at odds...
Forum: Fish   09-28-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,727
Posted By Shanster
Such a lovely fish... but he looks a little...

Such a lovely fish... but he looks a little pissed! haha
Forum: Fish   09-17-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By Shanster
I suggest Rainbow Fish! They have great...

I suggest Rainbow Fish! They have great personalities, bright colors, and they aren't jerks. Bosemani and Turquoise are regularly kept at my local petsmart. There are many, many other kinds of...
Forum: Equipment   09-15-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Shanster
Empty CO2 Tank?

I have a 5# CO2 tank on my 30 gallon tank, I'm dosing about 2-3 bps. I was wondering how I will know the tank is empty. I have read about the end of the tank dump and I don't want that to happen. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-14-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,844
Posted By Shanster
Thanks for the input ... I'm going to keep the...

Thanks for the input ... I'm going to keep the water levels a little lower and make sure there happily fed and water parameters are good.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-14-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,844
Posted By Shanster
Hmm... What do you think is the best course of...

Hmm...
What do you think is the best course of action then?
It will be really challenging to try and add a cover to this tank due to how the light attaches to the tank.

What other suggestions...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-14-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,844
Posted By Shanster
Amano Shrimp = Escape Artists?

Just got some amano shrimp in my 30 gallon tank. They are awesome so full of energy! I could literally watch them all day.

Anyways...
This morning my husband found two amano shrimp on the...
Forum: Fish   09-12-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,359
Posted By Shanster
Nice post ... my first immediate thought was red...

Nice post ... my first immediate thought was red texas cichlid! Otherwise the jack dempsey or green terrors. I am not sure if they will last long in a 30 gallon tank. I have also read that they may...
Forum: Fish   09-12-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Shanster
German Blue Rams - I don't think these are...

German Blue Rams - I don't think these are compatible with my tank. They never ate or came out. They simply hid the whole time. I may try them again but not for awhile.
Ottos - They have done the...
Forum: Fish   09-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Shanster
like 12... I read the fishless cycle post and it...

like 12... I read the fishless cycle post and it said that once it's finished the cycle you should fully stock the tank otherwise the beneficial bacteria would start to die off. So I added the fish I...
Forum: Fish   09-11-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Shanster
New Tank... New Fish Concern

So... I recently finished up my fishless cycle, I waited for both the ammonia and nitrites to spike.
I did approximately 3 water changes, nitrates were a little high around 20-40 when I added...
Forum: Fish   09-10-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,343
Posted By Shanster
My German Blue won't come out from hiding. I...

My German Blue won't come out from hiding. I don't even know if he/she has eaten in days. I really don't think my german will make it. I would say purchase from a planted tank person as well - I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-09-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,852
Posted By Shanster
I can believe they eat shrimp. Do you think they...

I can believe they eat shrimp. Do you think they will eat adult size amano shrimp or bamboo shrimp? I really want them to take out my nuisance snails but not my purchased critters.
Forum: Algae   08-31-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,551
Posted By Shanster
Thanks for the help - I purchased new bulbs...

Thanks for the help - I purchased new bulbs today. We'll see how it goes tomorrow, I also turned off the actinic bulbs for the day today and just used the other ones.

I also did a major cleaning...
Forum: Algae   08-30-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,551
Posted By Shanster
I didn't know algae liked actinic bulbs ... I was...

I didn't know algae liked actinic bulbs ... I was doing research on them and people mostly said they weren't the most ideal but not necessarily bad. I will try to change them soon. 6000K bulbs?
I...
Forum: Algae   08-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,551
Posted By Shanster
This is still a relatively new tank only 24 days...

This is still a relatively new tank only 24 days old...
CO2 is at approx 22ppm; 2-3 bubbles per second
The co2 is shut off at night.

EI Method:
1/8 = KNO3 – Potassium Nitrate
1/16 = KH2PO4 –...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By Shanster
Good luck with the fishless cycle -- it takes a...

Good luck with the fishless cycle -- it takes a lot of patience to wait 4-6 weeks. I guess it builds anticipation and allows you time to research your livestock. I am at day 21 right now... but my...
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