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Forum: Fish 02-04-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By RD3557
Agreed. My Turquoise Rainbows are thriving and...

Agreed. My Turquoise Rainbows are thriving and spawn regularly for me in STL water.
Forum: Fish 02-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,309
Posted By RD3557
Agreed. My Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Turquoise...

Agreed. My Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Turquoise Rainbows) are my favorite species in my 210L. Watching the males "flash" to impress the females is simply stunning. Below is a picture of my of my...
Forum: Fish 01-31-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,797
Posted By RD3557
Yes, you could definitely do a pair in a 20G...

Yes, you could definitely do a pair in a 20G long. As for schooling fish, you could try a group of 8-10 Neons. Just make sure to use a lot of plants and break the line of sight up for the GBR's....
Forum: Fish 01-30-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,797
Posted By RD3557
Here's my GBR pair. They share a 55G with a well...

Here's my GBR pair. They share a 55G with a well stocked group of community fish. By far my favorite Cichlid (and freshwater fish for that matter).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By RD3557
The best thing you can hope for with these bulbs...

The best thing you can hope for with these bulbs is that they don't grow and eventually rot.....................trust me. I bought a pack of the hybrid lily bulbs last November and both of them...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-23-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By RD3557
Agree. Looking forward to what's to come.

Agree. Looking forward to what's to come.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By RD3557
I too have a 55G w/ T5 lighting and don't use a...

I too have a 55G w/ T5 lighting and don't use a cover at all (I love the open top/water look). The only issue I deal with is heavy evaporation during the winter months. I usually have to add a...
Forum: Photography 01-21-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By RD3557
Lol........yes, they could eat all day and all...

Lol........yes, they could eat all day and all night. @ Sajacobs, the substrate is coarse textured PFS. It's great because it's heavy enough to gravel vac, but still looks like a fine sand. I picked...
Forum: Photography 01-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By RD3557
Feed Us!

Morning shot of my mixed 210L community/planted tank. The Platy's are such little hogs (first to eat, last to share....lol).
Forum: Fish 01-20-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By RD3557
Agree with with the above suggestions, however it...

Agree with with the above suggestions, however it really depends on the strain of ich. I recently encountered a strain that was extremely difficult to kill. I ended up keeping the tank at 86.5F for...
Forum: Photography 01-12-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 45,509
Posted By RD3557
Stl

2 year old shot I took at dusk w/ my old D3000.
Forum: Plants 01-04-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By RD3557
Plant (Lily id)

Dwarf Hybrid Lilies or Red Tiger Lotus? Thanks!
Forum: Photography 01-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By RD3557
Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish

Got a couple of nice shots of my young male displaying this morning.
Forum: Lighting 12-18-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By RD3557
Replacing T5NO Bulbs

How often should I change the bulbs (2 x 6700k) in my T5NO fixture? I've read very conflicting information on these sites (anywhere from every 6mo to 18mo). My lighting period is 10 hours daily....
Forum: Fish 12-14-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By RD3557
Day 3: Have now been dosing the product 2 x daily...

Day 3: Have now been dosing the product 2 x daily (once in the morning and once before bed). There is a noticeable decrease in white spots, however the Platies are still flashing against...
Forum: Fish 12-13-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By RD3557
Kordon Ich Attack

Currently battling one of the toughest strains of Ich in my 50G that I've ever encountered. 95% of the time, I just turn the heat up to 86F and add some salt (this has always worked within days)....
Forum: Plants 12-12-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By RD3557
Great. Thanks!

Great. Thanks!
Forum: Plants 12-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By RD3557
Anubias Temp?

What is the safest high temperature to keep an Anubias healthy? Currently battling a mild case of Ich and have the heater set at 85F.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By RD3557
Ha ha.......exactly. I usually read anywhere...

Ha ha.......exactly. I usually read anywhere between 40-50 posts/titles per topic so that I can weigh the majority of opinions before I do something with/to my tank. There seems to be a lot of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By RD3557
Interesting. I've read posts by members who've...

Interesting. I've read posts by members who've seen substantial growth/health improvements w/ the use of Excel (not to say you're incorrect). I guess I'll have to keep an eye on the Anubias over the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By RD3557
Flourish Comp (once or twice weekly?)

Running a 50G low light/low tech (2 x 48" T5NO 54w total). Currently have 8-10 various Anubias plants. I've been dosing Flourish Comp 1 x weekly following wc's. Results have been ok, but curious to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-09-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 581
Posted By RD3557
Anubias Help (liquid carbon?)

Currently running a low tech/low light 50G set up w/ 2 x 48" T5NO bulbs (28w each bulb). Recently purchased a variety of Anubias for the tank (most within the past 2 weeks). I'm dosing the tank 1 x...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By RD3557
Thanks guys! I ended up starting with hp to spot...

Thanks guys! I ended up starting with hp to spot treat the worst area(s). I had to throw out the Java Fern (it was rotting, smelly, and covered with quite a bit of cyanobacteria on the...
Forum: Algae 12-07-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By RD3557
BG Algae Help

Starting to see a small amount of cyanobacteria in my 55G planted. Curious to see if anyone has had any luck with 2 x dosing Excel to fix this (I can't seem to find a difinitive answer on this)....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By RD3557
Thanks a bunch guys. I actually spent some time...

Thanks a bunch guys. I actually spent some time reading up on this last night and was able to discover the same thing(s). Flourish and Flourish Excel are on the way!
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