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Forum: Aquascaping   03-08-2015, 02:02 PM
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Posted By robxc80
Hi. Thank uou. I haven't had to add to their...

Hi. Thank uou. I haven't had to add to their population in over a month now.
Forum: Aquascaping   03-02-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By robxc80
South American Riparium

Hello all,

Just wanted to share my Cincta Riparium.

- Bonded Pair of C. Cincta
- Pair of Bahia Red Tail Oscars
- 1 Hoplarchus Psittacus

Tank is 225 72x24" acquarium. Water filled to just...
Forum: Fish   02-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By robxc80
I keep them together and they are fine. The...

I keep them together and they are fine.

The bolivians are very gentle and if anything, as your GBR gets bigger, the GBR may even become the aggressor.
Forum: Fish   02-04-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,153
Posted By robxc80
I keep HY511 Tetras with my angels and...

I keep HY511 Tetras with my angels and suprisingly, they stay close together. I used to have Lemon Tetras in there just fine too. just didn't like the color.

Any of the deeper tetras should do...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,434
Posted By robxc80
try a pickeral instead.

try a pickeral instead.
Forum: Fish   02-04-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By robxc80
Espei rasbora's are pretty good at staying at the...

Espei rasbora's are pretty good at staying at the top and look great.
Forum: Fish   02-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By robxc80
Middle.

Middle.
Forum: Fish   02-03-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,534
Posted By robxc80
Get the Bosemanii's. By far the best "Common"...

Get the Bosemanii's. By far the best "Common" species IMO.
Forum: Aquascaping   02-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 767
Posted By robxc80
My 225 Gallon Central American River Scape

Hello All,

So I'm finally happy with my tank after a rescape and a few additions/Subtractions. I'm trying to create the look of a river bank where roots are growing into the water.

Stats:
-...
Forum: Lighting   12-01-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By robxc80
Amazon.com t5ho bulbs?

How would these work?

http://www.amazon.com/F54T5-865-54-Watt-Daylight-Bulbs/dp/B005OLL5IG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354329739&sr=8-2&keywords=54+watt+t5ho+bulb
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,249
Posted By robxc80
Are you sure you googled the right one? They...

Are you sure you googled the right one? They stay around 3 inches or less.

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-rhomboocellatus/
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,999
Posted By robxc80
HY511 tetras will be more like your dots. Most...

HY511 tetras will be more like your dots. Most tetras will be that way. Only good schoolers are Rummy's, Penguins, and Cardinals. Funny thing is, Cardinals school better when there is little to no...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,999
Posted By robxc80
They have come down quite a bit due to the ease...

They have come down quite a bit due to the ease of breeding them. Thatpetplace has them for 2.99 a piece right now and they have a BUNCH of them.
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,999
Posted By robxc80
HY511 are actually different from Rosy's'. Rosy...

HY511 are actually different from Rosy's'. Rosy Tetras are a bit darker with Black tips on the fins. They also exhibit grey beneath the back portion of the fins.

HY511 are in the "rosy" tetra...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By robxc80
I'm a cichlid guy and have pushed the envelope...

I'm a cichlid guy and have pushed the envelope quite a bit and had suprises in both directions.

If you're doing rosette type plants like swords and Crypts and Ferns, you can actually mix in quite...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By robxc80
Pictus can be predatory to smaller fish...even...

Pictus can be predatory to smaller fish...even barbs might fall prey unless they are full grown.

Better compainions would be some of the small to medium CA/SA cichlids that stay under 6 inches. ...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By robxc80
Since you're planning CPD's and Scarlet Badis,...

Since you're planning CPD's and Scarlet Badis, I'd stick with SE Asian species.

- Sparkling Gourami: Tiny little guys, very peaceful, and mid to top so they'll ignore your badis.

- Strawberry...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,815
Posted By robxc80
You may have some die-off initially but they are...

You may have some die-off initially but they are pretty hardy once settled. Make sure your water params are stable and read 0 on Nitrites/Ammonia.

They are constantly rasping so make sure they...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By robxc80
I would recommend not mail ordering these guys. ...

I would recommend not mail ordering these guys. They are pretty sensitive when you first get them so you want to make sure you are buying good stock. Buying fish like this "Sight-unseen" is a bit...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,999
Posted By robxc80
I have 8 of them in now with my angels...they are...

I have 8 of them in now with my angels...they are over Pool Filter Sand as a substrate in a heavily planted tank. They are a bit subdued but pretty.

They shool decent when they aren't chasing...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,249
Posted By robxc80
I realized I just may have confused you more...my...

I realized I just may have confused you more...my apologies.

Personally, if you were to go with a tetra in the "Rosy" complex, really take a look at those HY511 Tetras I mentioned above. They...
Forum: Fish   11-13-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,249
Posted By robxc80
i want to start off by saying espei rasbora's are...

i want to start off by saying espei rasbora's are head and shoulders one of the best schooling and best looking schooling fishes I've kept. The reddish orange really intensifies in good care and...
Forum: Fish   10-17-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,480
Posted By robxc80
keep an eye on your water quality and stay up...

keep an eye on your water quality and stay up with your wc's and you should be good to go...i agree that they breed like rabbits.

buy good stock...check their breathing in the dealer tanks before...
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By robxc80
Also, those polishing pads clog so quick it isn't...

Also, those polishing pads clog so quick it isn't worth it.
Forum: Equipment   10-17-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By robxc80
Its the finer filter pad that causes the most...

Its the finer filter pad that causes the most blockage.

My xp3 actually clogs faster than my xp2 and its due to that one filter pad.

I would dial back the filter pad and add more bio media...
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