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Forum: Fish 04-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
As far as how many fish you have stuffed in that...

As far as how many fish you have stuffed in that size tank your on the cusp IMO, as far as water quality goes if your over stocked bio-load wise you can answer that with testing your water
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Yes that stuff. I've used it a ton of times, and...

Yes that stuff. I've used it a ton of times, and it worked just fine.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
All comes down to nitrates, that's the man point...

All comes down to nitrates, that's the man point of water changes. Gotta test the water to get your answer.
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have the 27g cube for my coral tank, and...

I have the 27g cube for my coral tank, and absolutely love it. It was a little challenging to stack my rocks the way i wanted it cause of the size, but i don't see that a issue with plants. I'd just...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The organic stuff takes weeks it's not going to...

The organic stuff takes weeks it's not going to happen right away. It's going to take longer then a week no matter how you go about it with any method.
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Didn't science prove this forever ago that fish...

Didn't science prove this forever ago that fish not only feel pain, but have emotions as well?

Does anyone observe their fish anymore or are they just strictly a add-on piece to a tank.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I think 2 of the 1500gph one's would be good for...

I think 2 of the 1500gph one's would be good for a planted or just fish tank, and see from there before committing to 4 units.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
2 Eheim canisters, and don't be scared to buy...

2 Eheim canisters, and don't be scared to buy used if you are on a budget. Most used eheims work just fine.

If you decide to go with HOB filters pool filter sand won't get sucked up into the...
Forum: Fish 04-08-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 972
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
When it comes to Cichlids there's always going to...

When it comes to Cichlids there's always going to be a side of caution with any cichlid species. A lot of caution is said around here i think is fair to a good degree as people tend to want to keep...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
On the side will be fine, the only difference is...

On the side will be fine, the only difference is where you plant things as the current plays out a little different.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 744
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
A Aquaclear mini might be the trick. Problem with...

A Aquaclear mini might be the trick. Problem with a sponge filter for me in a small tank is real estate space, It's already small enough~>
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I do maybe once or twice a year for no other...

I do maybe once or twice a year for no other reason then i feel like doing it. For mechanical filtration I just toss pillow stuffing on top of it all, and on the side where the outflow from the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I've tried it that way in the past, but i found...

I've tried it that way in the past, but i found the media dosn't get as much flow, and it makes it easier for clogging to occur. I just freely put the media into the filter, and have been doing it...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Reefers use the water weld all the time to form...

Reefers use the water weld all the time to form rock formations using live rock, it's safe.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
It's just not really needed in general unless you...

It's just not really needed in general unless you have a specific reason for it. There's a load of reason's, but to keep it short, your fine without it til you need it specifically.
Forum: Fish 03-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Depends on the fish. With yours i would do it...

Depends on the fish. With yours i would do it only twice a day, and i always fast my cichlids on Fridays, but small constant on the move fish i don't fast.
Forum: Fish 03-28-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
A 55g is a long tank, but not a deep tank, and...

A 55g is a long tank, but not a deep tank, and you seem to have some mid level to upper level fish already. So if it were me i'd add to the existing species like your tetras, maybe add a school of...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 496
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I have eheims, i'm a eheim guy, but to be fair...

I have eheims, i'm a eheim guy, but to be fair Fluval has come a long way with their more recent products, not so much years ago in my opinion.
Forum: Fish 03-25-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Yeah, a lot of the fish no matter where the store...

Yeah, a lot of the fish no matter where the store is, all comes from the same source's. Mostly from place's like segrest farms with huge outdoor pond's that supply the big chain stores. I get tempted...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I use a penguin on mine that's a decade old. Any...

I use a penguin on mine that's a decade old. Any HOB you can choose your bio-media.
I use matrix, and ceramaic rings topped with pillow stuffing in mine. You replace the pillow stuffing like once a...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
Your water parameters is where your answer is....

Your water parameters is where your answer is. Ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates level's.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
If you have enough filtration depends what your...

If you have enough filtration depends what your water parameters are. Whats your ammonia, nitrite, nitrate readings. Thats what it all comes down to~>
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 761
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
+1 for bulk reef supply.

+1 for bulk reef supply.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
I run 10 year old, and still running penguin...

I run 10 year old, and still running penguin 170's on 2x 20g planted shrimp tanks, and works just fine. The bio-wheel isn't all that effective, but i prefer how the outflow drop is different then a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-20-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By CrypticLifeStyle
The domes are these: ...

The domes are these:
http://www.truevalue.com/product/60W-Clamp-Light/21800.uts

With regular Daylight CFL 13w bulbs from HD. Mine are at least a year old at this point, and the clamps are super...
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