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Forum: Fish 04-17-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Noahma
No probs lol. there are only a few of the species...

No probs lol. there are only a few of the species that have the rusty breeding stripe, and I happened to be staring at my tank just after reading your description watching one of my males chasing my...
Forum: Fish 04-17-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Noahma
My guess is m.pygmaea, ...

My guess is m.pygmaea,

http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au/Pygmaea.htm

If that's them, they are GREAT little fish, they are the smallest of the melanotaneia family. I think they have more of...
Forum: Plants 04-13-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Noahma
I have a very pretty Echinodorus 'Frans Stoffels'...

I have a very pretty Echinodorus 'Frans Stoffels' that is the gem of my collection. I don't know how rare it is, but It took me about 6 mo. to get ahold of one. Absolutely no one had one when I was...
Forum: Lighting 04-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 75,289
Posted By Noahma
Also take into consideration that the company was...

Also take into consideration that the company was still relatively young when that review was done. I have one of the newer 2015 multi channel fixtures, which is really nice. the cable ends are all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By Noahma
First you will have to get the scientific names....

First you will have to get the scientific names. There are many red bows, many blue bows. bosmani are pretty easy to find.

I assume you are thinking of

Glossolepis incises (red)
...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Noahma
I agree, Rotala rotundifolia 'green' I have...

I agree, Rotala rotundifolia 'green' I have quite a bit of it myself.
Forum: Fish 04-08-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Noahma
Praecox usually get to 2.75-3" in length, not the...

Praecox usually get to 2.75-3" in length, not the "dwarf" fish they are commonly named lol

Like others have said, they are busy fish, always moving like other rainbow species. Get the light...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 35,996
Posted By Noahma
Quick update. lol No update, the tank is...

Quick update. lol

No update, the tank is still as it was. I am fighting a bad case of BGA, it just will not go away. I have been dumping in a ton of KN03 into the tank, I have done treatments...
Forum: Fish 04-07-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 283
Posted By Noahma
I would only do a species only tank with...

I would only do a species only tank with threadfins. They are delicate fish, they stress easy and are easily out competed for food. Praecox would be a better choice, although they might bother the...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Noahma
Your tank size should not be a problem. Secure...

Your tank size should not be a problem. Secure all of your hardscape, drop the water level and move it if the distance is not that great.

I am going to be moving in a month or so too, My 40b is...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 617
Posted By Noahma
Those are a hybrid bow. They seem to have some...

Those are a hybrid bow. They seem to have some bits of one of the splendida group, but the shape of the parkinsoni

I would never trust any large box pet store to get you real bows. They...
Forum: Lighting 03-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By Noahma
I have one of the new BML Dutch MC (multi...

I have one of the new BML Dutch MC (multi channel) series fixtures and it can do sunrise and sunset along with lightning and cloud cover using the Solunar controller they also sell. Its not a cheap...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Noahma
I am 100% positive that a nitrate reading of 5...

I am 100% positive that a nitrate reading of 5 did not kill your fish. I typically run much much much higher than that with no ill in the tank. I would start looking for another reason for the fish...
Forum: Substrate 03-22-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Noahma
I can honestly say, I did not have that problem....

I can honestly say, I did not have that problem. I did a quick rinse before using it by placing it in a pillow case, and running water through it for a min. but after that I did not have the problem...
Forum: Substrate 03-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Noahma
I used the black diamond stuff In my 40b and...

I used the black diamond stuff In my 40b and never had a problem with the film slick at all. hmm....
Forum: Substrate 03-22-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Noahma
Works just fine. Its a bit on the expensive side....

Works just fine. Its a bit on the expensive side. If you can get ahold of some black beauty blasting sand its much cheaper like 3.50 for a 50 lb bag as opposed to 14.99 for a 5 lb. bag.

Get the...
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 75,289
Posted By Noahma
Give them a call. I know there was a week in Dec....

Give them a call. I know there was a week in Dec. where Cara was ill. They responded to every email. I sent them when I ordered mine.
Forum: Plants 03-20-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,506
Posted By Noahma
My best guess would be either your light is not...

My best guess would be either your light is not producing the par required for those specific plants, or the lack of Co2 is doing the job.
Forum: Plants 03-15-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By Noahma
What size is the tank? lol you might be ok if...

What size is the tank? lol you might be ok if the tank is large enough.
Forum: Lighting 03-13-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By Noahma
I have one of the 3 channel fixtures, its the...

I have one of the 3 channel fixtures, its the Dutch version.

Great fixture, I am using it with their solunar controller.
Forum: Fish 03-13-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Noahma
Your males are probably soo concerned with...

Your males are probably soo concerned with eachother they are ignoring the females. Male bows are highly competitive with eachother, and could be stressing the tank.

I would remove all but one...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Noahma
Nah, would rather have the light on the tank, my...

Nah, would rather have the light on the tank, my last lighting setup was hung lights, I got tired of the look. I don't mind the light drop off at the top of the tank, nothing to see there anyway. ...
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Noahma
I am running one fixture. The light drop off at...

I am running one fixture. The light drop off at the top of the tank took some getting used to, but coverage at the bottom of the tank is great. I have the 90* optics. A second one might be nice in...
Forum: Lighting 03-07-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Noahma
The BML (build my LED) fixtures will do this very...

The BML (build my LED) fixtures will do this very well. I have a 40b with several species of red plant and all are doing very well. You can check my tank out in my sig below. I will also try to get...
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 782
Views: 75,289
Posted By Noahma
replace problem with behavior then.

replace problem with behavior then.
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