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Forum: Fish 02-25-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By robxc80
I keep them together and they are fine. The...

I keep them together and they are fine.

The bolivians are very gentle and if anything, as your GBR gets bigger, the GBR may even become the aggressor.
Forum: Fish 02-04-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By robxc80
I keep HY511 Tetras with my angels and...

I keep HY511 Tetras with my angels and suprisingly, they stay close together. I used to have Lemon Tetras in there just fine too. just didn't like the color.

Any of the deeper tetras should do...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By robxc80
try a pickeral instead.

try a pickeral instead.
Forum: Fish 02-04-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By robxc80
Espei rasbora's are pretty good at staying at the...

Espei rasbora's are pretty good at staying at the top and look great.
Forum: Fish 02-04-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By robxc80
Middle.

Middle.
Forum: Fish 02-03-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,508
Posted By robxc80
Get the Bosemanii's. By far the best "Common"...

Get the Bosemanii's. By far the best "Common" species IMO.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-03-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By robxc80
My 225 Gallon Central American River Scape

Hello All,

So I'm finally happy with my tank after a rescape and a few additions/Subtractions. I'm trying to create the look of a river bank where roots are growing into the water.

Stats:
-...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By robxc80
Amazon.com t5ho bulbs?

How would these work?

http://www.amazon.com/F54T5-865-54-Watt-Daylight-Bulbs/dp/B005OLL5IG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354329739&sr=8-2&keywords=54+watt+t5ho+bulb
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,307
Posted By robxc80
Are you sure you googled the right one? They...

Are you sure you googled the right one? They stay around 3 inches or less.

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/puntius-rhomboocellatus/
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,580
Posted By robxc80
HY511 tetras will be more like your dots. Most...

HY511 tetras will be more like your dots. Most tetras will be that way. Only good schoolers are Rummy's, Penguins, and Cardinals. Funny thing is, Cardinals school better when there is little to no...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,580
Posted By robxc80
They have come down quite a bit due to the ease...

They have come down quite a bit due to the ease of breeding them. Thatpetplace has them for 2.99 a piece right now and they have a BUNCH of them.
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,580
Posted By robxc80
HY511 are actually different from Rosy's'. Rosy...

HY511 are actually different from Rosy's'. Rosy Tetras are a bit darker with Black tips on the fins. They also exhibit grey beneath the back portion of the fins.

HY511 are in the "rosy" tetra...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By robxc80
I'm a cichlid guy and have pushed the envelope...

I'm a cichlid guy and have pushed the envelope quite a bit and had suprises in both directions.

If you're doing rosette type plants like swords and Crypts and Ferns, you can actually mix in quite...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By robxc80
Pictus can be predatory to smaller fish...even...

Pictus can be predatory to smaller fish...even barbs might fall prey unless they are full grown.

Better compainions would be some of the small to medium CA/SA cichlids that stay under 6 inches. ...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By robxc80
Since you're planning CPD's and Scarlet Badis,...

Since you're planning CPD's and Scarlet Badis, I'd stick with SE Asian species.

- Sparkling Gourami: Tiny little guys, very peaceful, and mid to top so they'll ignore your badis.

- Strawberry...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,923
Posted By robxc80
You may have some die-off initially but they are...

You may have some die-off initially but they are pretty hardy once settled. Make sure your water params are stable and read 0 on Nitrites/Ammonia.

They are constantly rasping so make sure they...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By robxc80
I would recommend not mail ordering these guys. ...

I would recommend not mail ordering these guys. They are pretty sensitive when you first get them so you want to make sure you are buying good stock. Buying fish like this "Sight-unseen" is a bit...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,580
Posted By robxc80
I have 8 of them in now with my angels...they are...

I have 8 of them in now with my angels...they are over Pool Filter Sand as a substrate in a heavily planted tank. They are a bit subdued but pretty.

They shool decent when they aren't chasing...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,307
Posted By robxc80
I realized I just may have confused you more...my...

I realized I just may have confused you more...my apologies.

Personally, if you were to go with a tetra in the "Rosy" complex, really take a look at those HY511 Tetras I mentioned above. They...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,307
Posted By robxc80
i want to start off by saying espei rasbora's are...

i want to start off by saying espei rasbora's are head and shoulders one of the best schooling and best looking schooling fishes I've kept. The reddish orange really intensifies in good care and...
Forum: Fish 10-17-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,739
Posted By robxc80
keep an eye on your water quality and stay up...

keep an eye on your water quality and stay up with your wc's and you should be good to go...i agree that they breed like rabbits.

buy good stock...check their breathing in the dealer tanks before...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By robxc80
Also, those polishing pads clog so quick it isn't...

Also, those polishing pads clog so quick it isn't worth it.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By robxc80
Its the finer filter pad that causes the most...

Its the finer filter pad that causes the most blockage.

My xp3 actually clogs faster than my xp2 and its due to that one filter pad.

I would dial back the filter pad and add more bio media...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By robxc80
When i had my 60 gallon, i ran an XP3 and an XP2...

When i had my 60 gallon, i ran an XP3 and an XP2 and it was perfect. The filters did an amazing job.

Now, with a bigger tank, i went with a Fluval fx5 and a fluval 406.

IMO, both brands are...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By robxc80
Thank you everyone! I just bought the MC122...

Thank you everyone!

I just bought the MC122 with Mounting Kit from Amazon with the Aquaticlife Co2 Regulator.

You helped my decision!
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