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Forum: Fish   12-07-2016, 04:17 PM
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Posted By snakeskin
This is fantastic! Thank you so much!

This is fantastic! Thank you so much!
Forum: Fish   12-07-2016, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By snakeskin
German Ram Breeder Recommendations

Hello,

I am looking for a reputable German Ram Breeder preferably in the San Diego, CA area. We have hard water around here and I would love to find a breeder who has German Rams that are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-01-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By snakeskin
I think my next step will be to get a drop...

I think my next step will be to get a drop counter to make sure that I'm not inadvertently adding too much CO2. In the event that I am adding to much, I will lower my C02 and do more regular water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-30-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By snakeskin
I'm downtown so I should have the same water as...

I'm downtown so I should have the same water as you I would assume, when I'm home again I will check the tap water.

I agree that the substrate buffering is likely pointless to battle.

Today I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-30-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By snakeskin
It is my understanding that the apistogramma...

It is my understanding that the apistogramma species prefer softer water. In the past I have kept amazonian fish in what was effectively liquid rock and while they lived I don't know if I would say...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-30-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By snakeskin
Confirm Ideas to Improve KH, GH, and pH values

Hello,

Recently I started a planted tank complete with CO2 injection. In past tanks I have been a bit agnostic to some parameters such as KH and GH but they are important and I want this tank to...
Forum: Algae   06-19-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By snakeskin
Electric Toothbrush to remove algae

I have had a really bad problem with GSA and now GDA developing on the sides of my glass. Razor was a no go on a plastic tank so I normally use a toothbrush.

Well, I ignored my algae and got a...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-19-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By snakeskin
The fungus is dying down as the snails have...

The fungus is dying down as the snails have gotten larger and have been able to keep up with it. The diatom situation has gotten better and the water is clear at last!

One strange thing: after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-18-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
Note to self: Maintain proper gender ratios with...

Note to self: Maintain proper gender ratios with Mollies.

I had two males with one female. The dominant male and the female picked on the weaker male until he died :(
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-14-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
never had any dragonfly nymphs but racoons are...

never had any dragonfly nymphs but racoons are the devil! In real pond the fish should be fine though... in a little container pond its harder to get away!
Forum: DIY   06-12-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,295
Posted By snakeskin
I wouldn't suggest freezing them and feeding them...

I wouldn't suggest freezing them and feeding them to fish. From what I have read they can survive a lot of different conditions and they don't taste good to many fish. I introduced a male fancy guppy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
Thanks! I really wanted to try Gouramis but I...

Thanks! I really wanted to try Gouramis but I didn't want to spend too much money on an experiment!



Not that I know of... the one time I kept them I thought they were dead until the end of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
One shot with fish

One shot with fish
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
Another shot

Another shot
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,145
Posted By snakeskin
My outdoor container pond!

Set up my outdoor container pond. I planted some hygro compacta that i want to grow emergent, amazonian frogbit and water lettuce.

I often try different fish for it and in the past I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-12-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By snakeskin
Ok no pond snails left, just one ramshorn. I...

Ok no pond snails left, just one ramshorn. I found the criminals responsible. Beyond just my flatworms I also have planaria which have evidently been attacking all my snails. I only know this because...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By snakeskin
I was reading other threads that talked about...

I was reading other threads that talked about this and they made it sound like this fungus should be no big deal... just part of cycling the tank. I put some more pond snails in to help clean things...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By snakeskin
update: so the white fungus died off on the...

update:

so the white fungus died off on the java fern leaves but another type of fungus has sprung up on the wood. it looks like a spider web covering the whole piece of wood and some of the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-07-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,938
Posted By snakeskin
I got a male fancy guppy today and he got...

I got a male fancy guppy today and he got straight to work eating my flatworms... At his rate I will be wormless in days I think!

He doesn't seem to notice the shrimp (which are about 1/3 his...
Forum: Fish   06-07-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By snakeskin
Floating plants make nice shady spots which is...

Floating plants make nice shady spots which is good for keeping temps lower during the day... at night is another story
Forum: Fish   06-06-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By snakeskin
Once I feel summer is actually here I think I...

Once I feel summer is actually here I think I will try some lovely yellow mollies. They should help me with the algae that grows on the walls, be entertaining and add a splash of color. I'll post a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-06-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,716
Posted By snakeskin
I just checked again. GH 9 KH 4, I think I'm...

I just checked again. GH 9 KH 4, I think I'm about where I want to be!

Once again, don't want to sound like too much of a newb, but I have heard a lot of neos are nearly bulletproof (my yellows...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By snakeskin
The flatworms seemed to have come first. No fish...

The flatworms seemed to have come first. No fish in the tank right now. Thinking of putting a platy in to help me out with the flat worms though?
Forum: Tank Journals   06-06-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By snakeskin
To combat the murky water I installed a small...

To combat the murky water I installed a small filter... had to jimmy rig it a little bit bc it had a pathetic filter pad that came stock with it.

In the mean time, what should I do to combat the...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-06-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By snakeskin
So last night the water started getting cloudy, I...

So last night the water started getting cloudy, I thought nothing of it and went to bed. This morning the water was very cloudy and it looked like mold had started growing on everything... No huge...
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