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Forum: Lighting 01-20-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By NorthMan77
I have no doubt the BML is one of the better...

I have no doubt the BML is one of the better quality LED lights out there, but I am struggling to justify the cost. I am not sure which light produces the most light, but I am assuming its the BML,...
Forum: Lighting 01-13-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By NorthMan77
Best lighting option for 55 gallon?

I have a standard 55 gallon tank(48"L) with presurized CO2 and dry ferts and I would like to try LED lights, but most of the options out there thus far, seem inadequate for the planted tank and...
Forum: Fish 01-04-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By NorthMan77
I honestly cant say what is going on, but that is...

I honestly cant say what is going on, but that is one fat otto. From what I understand ottos breeding in the aquarium is next to unheard of, while getting bloated is rather common unfortunately. ...
Forum: Fish 01-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By NorthMan77
I personally think they have a undeserved...

I personally think they have a undeserved reputation. Don't get me wrong, I would think carefully about adding them to a community tank with slow big finned fish that are sensitive, but the same...
Forum: Fish 01-03-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By NorthMan77
Well I started two pairs of German blue rams...

Well I started two pairs of German blue rams years ago in a 33 gallon and they are indeed great little fish, but I would be wary of putting that many in a 33 gallon. They started out peaceful...
Forum: Fish 01-02-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By NorthMan77
Fish tuberculosis apparently causes loss of...

Fish tuberculosis apparently causes loss of scales and or legions on the side of fish and also they will not eat, which to me sound pretty bang on.

Ya, its really stumped me. Initially I...
Forum: Fish 01-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By NorthMan77
I need help identifying fish disease

When I first got my Colombian tetras 4-5 months ago, one had black spot disease, fuzzy black patches around its mouth, so I immediately returned it and never had any problems with the others since,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-30-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By NorthMan77
Very informative danielt thank you. I am afraid...

Very informative danielt thank you. I am afraid I do not understand why PH does not matter to fish, when every fish profile ever made lists a preferable PH range. I am not arguing by any means, I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By NorthMan77
Thank you all for the suggestions and comments, I...

Thank you all for the suggestions and comments, I definitely need to try some of them.

The PH in my tank is 6.5, but it is more like 7.5 out of the tap I think, although its been awhile since I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By NorthMan77
A few snail questions

I am new to keeping snails, this is the first tank I have had them in. The first snails I got were pond snails, witch I hadn't planned on getting. Then I got some Malaysian trumpet snails from the...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By NorthMan77
Stocking advice

Well I think I am almost done adding fish to my 55 gallon tank, but I want to add a pair or a single fish, something striking if that's possible.

I started out with 10 cardinals, but lost 6 to...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,219
Posted By NorthMan77
I am very new to black phantoms having just...

I am very new to black phantoms having just acquired 10 last week, but mine are very social and active. They mingle quite nicely with my Colombian tetras.. I started my tank with cardinals and they...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By NorthMan77
Fx5?

I was thinking of replacing my fluval 305 with a fluval 406 on my 55 gallon, but the FX5 is only 20 bucks more and after doing some reading it seems like one of the better canisters out there. It...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-09-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By NorthMan77
I was just going to buy locally and the only...

I was just going to buy locally and the only brands available are API and nutrafin, but if I decide to order online, I may consider the sera test kits.

I did a little reading on the sera kits and...
Forum: Plants 09-08-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By NorthMan77
As promised, here are the test results. Temp...

As promised, here are the test results.

Temp 26C
Ph 7
Kh 70mg/l
Dkh 3.92
Ammonia 0
Nitrates 5mg/L
Nitrites 0
Phosphates 1-2mg/L
Forum: Plants 09-08-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By NorthMan77
Willow hygro?

I ordered some plants a couple months ago and I got a few freebies thrown in which were not identified. One of freebies had a really slow start but eventually started growing. I am still not sure...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-08-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By NorthMan77
Well I am only making an assumption and I am not...

Well I am only making an assumption and I am not suggesting I have poor quality water, but I thought snails were quite resilient and able to withstand less than ideal conditions?

As for temp I...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By NorthMan77
Well I have noticed another cardinal has become...

Well I have noticed another cardinal has become fat in the belly, it has probably been like that for at least two weeks, if not longer. It appears perfectly healthy, it stays with the other fish,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By NorthMan77
Well my tap water is fairly neutral, but with the...

Well my tap water is fairly neutral, but with the co2 I am around 6.3-7.

I just noticed some babies!(Feel like an idiot for posting a thread on it now, lol) I look very closely at my tank every...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By NorthMan77
I am also curious about adding an assassin snail...

I am also curious about adding an assassin snail in the future, also not for snail control. I like the way they look and am interested in their behavior. I assume one wouldn't be any threat to a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By NorthMan77
API or Nutrafin test kits?

Just wondering if anyone would recommend one over the other and why? I am currently using some old hagen(nutrafin) test kits, but I decided I should replace them. I cant say anything bad about the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By NorthMan77
Malaysian trumpet snail question

I picked up some trumpet snails a few months back and now I think there are about 5 left or at least I seem to only ever see 5... They are big(15mm) and active, but no little ones. They seem...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By NorthMan77
http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?sp...

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=154

You are referring to l177 perhaps, while I am referring toL081 I believe
...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By NorthMan77
The website says they need 5-12dh. If my math is...

The website says they need 5-12dh. If my math is right (0.056x100mg/l=5.6dh) my water should be fine.

I have slow moving water at 26C, my ph is usually 6.5+/- lots of plants and the water...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By NorthMan77
The water in the tank has a gh of about 100mg/l...

The water in the tank has a gh of about 100mg/l which according to my book makes the water slightly hard borderline moderately hard.

As for the snails, I have observed them climbing the glass in...
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