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Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By koiboi
CPD's are one of the most interesting fish I've...

CPD's are one of the most interesting fish I've kept but I have to say, taking size into consideration, they are focused little predators. They spawn in my heavily planted 15 column tank almost...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-11-2016, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By koiboi
My Vals grow bigger and faster in my pool...

My Vals grow bigger and faster in my pool sand/hard water tank than in my Flourish/soft water tank. Which is relative I guess because they both grow large fast, but the hard water/pool sand ones...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By koiboi
Water changes will bring down nitrate. In the...

Water changes will bring down nitrate. In the case of mysterious deaths, I'd be in favor of a large one right about now.
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By koiboi
I don't think the carbon is going to fix your...

I don't think the carbon is going to fix your ammonia problem, if that is the problem. You need to get some numbers. If you don't have a test kit, I'm sure your LFS will do a free water test for...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By koiboi
Based on the quick deaths, I'm going with water...

Based on the quick deaths, I'm going with water quality. You need to start by testing the big three--ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate. How long has this tank been set up? I'd also like to hear about...
Forum: Algae   01-05-2016, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By koiboi
That's a pretty long photoperiod. You could also...

That's a pretty long photoperiod. You could also try Amano Shrimp; they love the stuff. Just acclimate carefully that must be a pretty high level of CO2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-05-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By koiboi
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking...

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

My guess is this pictus cat is the least of your aquarium worries, and you'll most likely be out of the hobby before long. You want to do...
Forum: Equipment   01-04-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By koiboi
I have two of them on two different tanks for...

I have two of them on two different tanks for about 3 years now, and yes it can be a challenge to get it right when I put them back on after re-filling my cylinders, but other than that I've not had...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-04-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,360
Posted By koiboi
Zerodameaon is correct. Not to be preachy,...

Zerodameaon is correct.

Not to be preachy, but you are definitely in the wrong hobby. A fish like that would grow big enough to suck up enough smaller fish to do a bit of damage to any area it...
Forum: Plants   12-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By koiboi
I think the crypts in my 46 in pool filter sand...

I think the crypts in my 46 in pool filter sand grow faster than the ones in my tank with Flourite. I stopped using root tabs or they get too big too fast. Both have Planted Plus lights with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-30-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By koiboi
Before I switched to LED this year I used T5 HO's...

Before I switched to LED this year I used T5 HO's and liked them. I did change them yearly, and could immediately tell the difference when I installed the new bulbs. So I'm not sure I'd buy the...
Forum: Equipment   12-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By koiboi
I could crank it up and have a ton coming out,...

I could crank it up and have a ton coming out, but within minutes it would be back to zero again. After the O ring switch, that problem went away.
Forum: Fish   12-29-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By koiboi
One of my favorite fish. I've kept them for...

One of my favorite fish. I've kept them for years; currently have about a dozen in a 45. They are what I'd call loose schoolers. Definitely not a shoaling species, but not the tight school you...
Forum: Equipment   12-29-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By koiboi
I had a similar issue with mine last year. I...

I had a similar issue with mine last year. I kept turning it up higher and higher, but had barely any CO2 going into my tank. I suspected a leak, and replaced tubing, check valves, even switched...
Forum: Lighting   12-05-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By koiboi
Here's 46. Planted +, CO2 injected.

Here's 46. Planted +, CO2 injected.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-05-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By koiboi
SAE harassment issues? Even a little? My first...

SAE harassment issues? Even a little? My first guess...
Forum: Fish   12-05-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By koiboi
I think you're fine with the Denison's. I've...

I think you're fine with the Denison's. I've kept larger ones with big fish like angels and smaller ones like Harlequin Rasboras, and their feeding style was fine in all cases.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By koiboi
I'm not one for chemicals if they can be avoided,...

I'm not one for chemicals if they can be avoided, so for years any time I need to establish a tank I move media from one to the other. You could squeeze some nice filthy water out of your cartridge...
Forum: DIY   10-19-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By koiboi
DIY CO2 with yeast can't be turned off, it...

DIY CO2 with yeast can't be turned off, it produces CO2 at an almost constant rate. I guess you could remove the airstone or whatever you're using to diffuse it into the water from your filter at...
Forum: Fish   10-14-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By koiboi
Nothing they all do that.

Nothing they all do that.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-09-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By koiboi
Not too bad for someone who claims to struggle...

Not too bad for someone who claims to struggle with aquascapes!
Forum: Plants   10-06-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By koiboi
Yep. Won't hurt anything. I have a Java that...

Yep. Won't hurt anything. I have a Java that I've kept alive in one tank or another for almost 18 years.
Forum: Equipment   10-02-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By koiboi
Found some on Amazon but they are ridiculously...

Found some on Amazon but they are ridiculously expensive.

Bump: Very nice Alpha! You've created a dramatic look and appear to have higher lighting levels than I do. These are nice size tanks to...
Forum: Fish   10-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By koiboi
I think the species needs to be considered as...

I think the species needs to be considered as well. Some tetras are schoolers, some shoalers. A shoal is a much looser, less organized group than a school. They may only truly "School" under duress...
Forum: Equipment   10-01-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By koiboi
Thanks! It was given to me by my cousin, but I...

Thanks!
It was given to me by my cousin, but I think it's an All-Glass (now Aqueon) probably purchased at Petsmart. I added about $400 worth of equipment to the "free" tank and stand LOL. I see...
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