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Forum: Fish 12-30-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,797
Posted By Lotsofish
I recently got a 5-6 inch Blue Acara. He has the...

I recently got a 5-6 inch Blue Acara. He has the greatest personality, very social and very delicate on the plants. Just a sweet fish.
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa72/GRUAQT2/BlueAcara.jpg
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-27-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Lotsofish
Best plants to put in pots?

I'd like to put potted plants in my grow out tanks since they can be easily moved when its time to net fish. Which plants work well in a low tech environment and in a pot?
Forum: Fish 05-06-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,819
Posted By Lotsofish
I have a 100 gallon tank with 5 Angels, 6 Clown...

I have a 100 gallon tank with 5 Angels, 6 Clown loaches, a single yo-yo loach and a single serpae tetra (only one of the batch I bought lived past the first few months)

I also have a 75 gallon...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-19-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Lotsofish
Best soil/substrate for potting plants

I want to add some potted plants to one of my fry tanks.

What soil/substrate would you recommend?
Forum: Fish 04-15-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Lotsofish
Have you ever seen this guy before? ...

Have you ever seen this guy before?

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa72/GRUAQT2/newfish.jpg

Surprise, its a North American native fish Enneacanthus gloriosus, bluespotted sunfish. Check...
Forum: Fish 04-11-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,201
Posted By Lotsofish
I had a 10 gal tank that I kept snails in that I...

I had a 10 gal tank that I kept snails in that I would give my loaches as treats. Then someone gave me a dwarf sunfish so I put it in the 10 gallon as a quarantine. In two days I could not find a...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,064
Posted By Lotsofish
Skunk loaches are pretty aggressive. Try zebra...

Skunk loaches are pretty aggressive. Try zebra loaches (striata). A group of six would be entertaining to watch.
Forum: Fish 04-01-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By Lotsofish
Forget the dwarf puffer. The German rams should...

Forget the dwarf puffer. The German rams should be ok as far as German rams go. They are not a hardy fish.

Bolivian Rams are a better choice. They are more hardy and not as shy as the German rams....
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By Lotsofish
Don't get the Aqueon, it is different from the...

Don't get the Aqueon, it is different from the Python. The Aqueon system doesn't have the same types of fittings and attaching hoses together or attaching the hose to the syphon tube is more...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2008, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By Lotsofish
I have given up on buying Rummynose. They are...

I have given up on buying Rummynose. They are sensitive fish and don't do well with transport shock. They also like soft acidic water and don't adapt well to hard water or changes in water...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By Lotsofish
Perhaps the 6 new harlequins died simply because...

Perhaps the 6 new harlequins died simply because of transport shock and the two cardinals just died. That is also a possibility.

Still, I think that when you replaced the carbon you somehow upset...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-13-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By Lotsofish
I had a 12 gallon eclipse with plants in it but...

I had a 12 gallon eclipse with plants in it but found it was hard to maintain because you have to take the whole top off to get into the tank. It is not an easy top to deal with. Still, my biggest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Lotsofish
I think I've read that too but I haven't seen any...

I think I've read that too but I haven't seen any damage to the 4 acrylic tanks I own. If they do cause damage, I suspect you wouldn't see it with water in the tank. I also suspect it would buff out...
Forum: Fish 03-04-2008, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Lotsofish
I've had fish shipped several times. Frankly, if...

I've had fish shipped several times. Frankly, if you don't live near a good fish store, shipping may be cheaper than the gas you will use to get to a store.

My favorite on-line dealer is Wet Thumb...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Lotsofish
The best forum for loaches is: ...

The best forum for loaches is:
http://forums.loaches.com/viewforum.php?f=1&sid=35a7cff7e7954605ca39e4ac839d558d

You might post that your loaches need a good home and perhaps someone close by...
Forum: Fish 03-03-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By Lotsofish
Check out the cichlid site for information. They...

Check out the cichlid site for information. They suggested setups for different size tanks:
http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/quick_reference_list.php

20 gallons is small for Africans but...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2008, 04:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,025
Posted By Lotsofish
Just wanted to mention that I have 5 fancy...

Just wanted to mention that I have 5 fancy goldfish in a 90 gallon tank with a large Eheim 2028 canister and also the larger Emperor biowheel HOB filter along with a UV and a phosphate reactor. The...
Forum: Fish 08-12-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,200
Posted By Lotsofish
I suspect your water quality is not the problem....

I suspect your water quality is not the problem. The problem may be that your water is very different from the water at the fish store. I have been totally surprised by the results of testing the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-11-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Lotsofish
You can try to save the culture in your Rena by...

You can try to save the culture in your Rena by connecting it also to the 65 and it will provide additional filtration for the larger bio-load. Then, it will be ready to move back to the bigger tank...
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