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Forum: Low Tech Forum   10-16-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,391
Posted By JSA
See recent post above yours: "I gassed my...

See recent post above yours: "I gassed my fish..." Sounds like something I would do if I had to mess with complicated valves and pressure, etc. Low tech=the KISS method. Keep it simple. For me,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-13-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,782
Posted By JSA
My fish enjoy cooked brussel sprout. Not sure if...

My fish enjoy cooked brussel sprout. Not sure if shrimp would.
Forum: Fish   10-13-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,110
Posted By JSA
ROTFL! Life will find a way, eh?

ROTFL! Life will find a way, eh?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-08-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By JSA
Stella Blue - I love your signature. It's one of...

Stella Blue - I love your signature. It's one of my favorites. Now I think I have it stuck in my head!

Julia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-07-2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By JSA
Yes. Remember, in the wild it's catch as catch...

Yes. Remember, in the wild it's catch as catch can. A little irregularity in timing is unlikely to be harmful.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-07-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By JSA
At 3 tablespoons per 30 gallons, you have added...

At 3 tablespoons per 30 gallons, you have added about half the recommended salt for disease treatment. Your plants should be OK with that in the short term of a couple of weeks. I would suggest you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   10-06-2011, 01:11 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 24,496
Posted By JSA
My teenaged son taking one of his epic 45 minute...

My teenaged son taking one of his epic 45 minute showers and practicing pick-up lines in the bathroom next to my room.
Forum: Fish   10-03-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,834
Posted By JSA
If it were just damage to the fins, I think you...

If it were just damage to the fins, I think you could assume aggression, but your header indicates the barbels also show damage. To me this suggests illness or abrasion.

Julia
Forum: Tank Journals   10-01-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
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Views: 994
Posted By JSA
One, two and three all had reflections or light...

One, two and three all had reflections or light bouncing in distracting ways. I like #4 best for color and composition. It's a really nice photo, and I enjoy looking at it.

Julia
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-30-2011, 01:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,634
Posted By JSA
Sounds like the pain meds are kicking in. LOL. ...

Sounds like the pain meds are kicking in. LOL.

Heal quickly!

Julia
Forum: Fish   09-29-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By JSA
From the pictures, it looks like ich on the fins....

From the pictures, it looks like ich on the fins. Are any problems developing the other fish?

Julia
Forum: Fish   09-28-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By JSA
Agree with above. You may also add a little...

Agree with above. You may also add a little salt. The full dose is one tablespoon per 5 gallons, but to avoid stressing your plants, you can cut that in half (one tablespoon per 10 gallons). The...
Forum: Fish   09-28-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By JSA
White discoloration around the mouth can be a...

White discoloration around the mouth can be a symptom of a bacterial disease. If you see it on more than one fish, it is spreading and you will know for sure. You will need to treat for columnaris....
Forum: Fish   09-28-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By JSA
OK. Follow up question then. How many of us...

OK. Follow up question then. How many of us here, who practice enlightened aquarium husbandry of course, started as that 13 year old with a goldfish or a betta, and just got hooked?

I'll go...
Forum: Fish   09-27-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By JSA
Angry fish inhabit most home aquariums

This article from Discovery News caught my eye, and I thought I'd share.

ANGRY FISH INHABIT MOST HOME AQUARIUMS

http://news.discovery.com/animals/most-home-aquarium-fish-110923.html

Julia
Forum: Fish   09-27-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By JSA
It doesn't seem likely to me that your pearls are...

It doesn't seem likely to me that your pearls are the culprits. Based on my experience, they are a pretty peaceful fish. Your description of their behavior bears that out. If they had a murderous...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,612
Posted By JSA
What are your water parameters? If your tank is...

What are your water parameters? If your tank is cycled and your nitrates are reasonable, don't worry about the substrate.

If your nitrates are sky high or the degree of waste and decomposition...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2011, 12:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By JSA
Hey, don't give up! A tank re-do is really not a...

Hey, don't give up! A tank re-do is really not a big deal. In fact it's a great opportunity to try a new aquascape if you want. You can do it in an afternoon.

Make sure you have everything you...
Forum: Fish   09-26-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By JSA
So sorry about your poor cory. Good luck with...

So sorry about your poor cory. Good luck with your tank re-do.

Julia
Forum: Fish   09-24-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By JSA
Jason, not all columnaris behaves that way. I...

Jason, not all columnaris behaves that way. I have learned - the hard way - that there are several strains of columnaris and they manifest somewhat differently. I too have read of the fast-acting...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By JSA
Red gill area. Was that post mortem? If not, he...

Red gill area. Was that post mortem? If not, he had some kind of gill infection or infestation.

Julia
Forum: Fish   09-23-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By JSA
If you can, take a look at him with a magnifying...

If you can, take a look at him with a magnifying glass. Does he have any lesions? Are any of the other fish acting odd? How long have you had him?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-23-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,757
Posted By JSA
I have to jump on board the QT wagon, having also...

I have to jump on board the QT wagon, having also just finished battling a columnaris outbreak in my 29 g, and simultaneously an ich outbreak in my 55g. I had to completely take down, disinfect and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-23-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By JSA
Wow, what a yucky problem! I can attest that...

Wow, what a yucky problem! I can attest that bleach is a bad idea. I tried it and lost my plants. Possibly a really weak solution could be safe, but I don't know that it would be effective. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,252
Posted By JSA
So cool! If I get this new job, I might set up a...

So cool! If I get this new job, I might set up a planted nano too. No point in doing it where I am, when every day I want out of there! :-(
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