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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Aqguy
My fish love to eat algae off the rocks its there...

My fish love to eat algae off the rocks its there favorite thing.
Sorry not familiar with your biotope tank.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Aqguy
#20 pool sand cichlids couldn't be happier they...

#20 pool sand cichlids couldn't be happier they are always rearranging the sand to there liking , one cichlid reshaped 50% of my 100g in one night, that guy was tired in the moring.

The pool sand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By Aqguy
Yes I would say the water softener is your...

Yes I would say the water softener is your problem.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Aqguy
I feed raw just stick a piece to a fork and drop...

I feed raw just stick a piece to a fork and drop it in the cichlids go nuts fir it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Aqguy
In my fx5 its ceramic on the bottom matrix in the...

In my fx5 its ceramic on the bottom matrix in the middle and sponges on top I use this stuff called pinkyfilters from e-bay you get a 10 foot roll for just a few bucks its made for aquariums and...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 467
Posted By Aqguy
Cichlids are high maintenance might want to...

Cichlids are high maintenance might want to choose a different option
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Aqguy
I have a hose plumbed into the bathroom sink...

I have a hose plumbed into the bathroom sink drain and also store it there for draining water and vacuuming.
To fill I use a 360 gph pump from my storage tank ,even then it still takes some time.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Aqguy
+1 for my 100g hate bio balls they float to hard...

+1 for my 100g hate bio balls they float to hard to work with plus matrix is a superior product .
Forum: Fish 08-13-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Aqguy
My red empress goes 24 days without food when she...

My red empress goes 24 days without food when she is holding
Forum: Fish 08-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Aqguy
1st one is a peacock ,Eureka 2nd is most likely...

1st one is a peacock ,Eureka
2nd is most likely a hybrid a mixed species.
3rd looks very much like a female red empress.

Link to cichlid id list
...
Forum: Fish 08-09-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Aqguy
+1.

+1.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Aqguy
First off your tank looks beautiful. Your...

First off your tank looks beautiful.
Your plants will most likely melt then grow back , I too do cichlids and the harder water and high ph is hard on plants, Anubis should work in the tank as long...
Forum: Algae 08-09-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Aqguy
I just pull it out , then follow above thread.

I just pull it out , then follow above thread.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 619
Posted By Aqguy
My drinking water and ice is alo ro water , I...

My drinking water and ice is alo ro water , I have put ice in the tank it usly pops some and can startle the fish a bit , also they think your feeding them.

Right now my 100g runs at 82 to 84...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By Aqguy
I had a tall tank looked nice but 2 issues water...

I had a tall tank looked nice but 2 issues water flow was hard to regulate in a planted tank and its hard to work in .
For you @30 plus high your work would be done on a ladder and viewable from...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Aqguy
Thanks for posting

Thanks for posting
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Aqguy
Aquarium and fish look nice

Aquarium and fish look nice
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Aqguy
My female red empress cichlid goes 24 days...

My female red empress cichlid goes 24 days without eating when she is holding she gets really skinny.
Forum: Fish 07-22-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By Aqguy
#1 Native all the way. I do cichlids and enjoy...

#1 Native all the way.
I do cichlids and enjoy very much but native just takes it to a new level.
You should edit this and make it a voting poll.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Aqguy
#1 bulk reef supply you only need to do RO unless...

#1 bulk reef supply you only need to do RO unless you have a reef tank ,I make all my RO water and buffer it to my specific setting, I also got the sink faucet and storage tank , no more home depot...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Aqguy
Was able to ID him as a lombardoi kenyi not real...

Was able to ID him as a lombardoi kenyi not real sure of age although he is a very mature fish , to my surprise he is adjusting well with others and enjoys eating algae off the rocks.

Thanks for...
Forum: Fish 07-18-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Aqguy
I had a ACEI that danced and shimmied for months...

I had a ACEI that danced and shimmied for months but the female just would not give in.
Congrats on the fry they are fun to watch and raise, I have about 35 red empress in a 40g right now they are 5...
Forum: Substrate 07-18-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Aqguy
You need to aerate the sand take your hand and...

You need to aerate the sand take your hand and just move it around to release the gas that gets built up , also depends what kind of sand you use, I use pool filter sand # 20
Forum: Fish 07-17-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Aqguy
Cichlid Fish ID Please

Just got this guy he was marked as a large cichlid the fish is about 6 to 7 inches and has a small white spot on one fin should clear up hopefully

Is this a specific kind of Cichlid or as...
Forum: Fish 07-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Aqguy
+1 for all advise given here please follow...

+1 for all advise given here please follow suggestions
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