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Forum: Equipment 08-27-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By SueD
Take a short piece of airline tubing and add an...

Take a short piece of airline tubing and add an air control valve like these, then shut the valve so no air is flowing.
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Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By SueD
Could try sparkling gouramis ...

Could try sparkling gouramis

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/trichopsis-pumila/
Forum: Fish 08-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By SueD
Take a look at dwarf pencilfish ...

Take a look at dwarf pencilfish

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/nannostomus-marginatus/

or green neons

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/paracheirodon-simulans/
Forum: Fish 08-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 320
Posted By SueD
I have no experience with pea puffers, but...

I have no experience with pea puffers, but they're so tiny I would think the 20 long would be fine. It also gives you more lateral room for plants/deco to make the tank more interesting for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-23-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By SueD
I've also had 1 survive in a freshwater tank a...

I've also had 1 survive in a freshwater tank a few years back. The problem is getting them through the larval stage. I wasn't trying to breed; there were several fish in the tank so I expected none...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-23-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By SueD
The Hara jerdoni will appreciate a sandy...

The Hara jerdoni will appreciate a sandy substrate

http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/hara-jerdoni/
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-22-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By SueD
I find the prefilters linked below much better...

I find the prefilters linked below much better than the Fluval ones, which are too dense and do clog very fast. On the larger filters in particular (I have AC50's) the Fluvals get sucked in in the...
Forum: Fish 08-22-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By SueD
Not always easy to find and a little pricey, but...

Not always easy to find and a little pricey, but look at either cory adolfoi or cory duplicareus. I have the duplicareus and I really like these. Cory schwartzi is another nice one.
Forum: Fish 08-21-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By SueD
A dozen green neon tetras would look nice in...

A dozen green neon tetras would look nice in there.
Forum: Fish 08-19-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By SueD
I also have sparkling gouramis in a 5.5g tank. ...

I also have sparkling gouramis in a 5.5g tank. I've found them hiding a lot under the prefilter on the AC20 when I am near the tank. When I sit back on the couch and just watch, they will swim all...
Forum: Fish 08-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By SueD
If you want to go the guppy route, I would stick...

If you want to go the guppy route, I would stick with all males so you don't become overrun with them. If you want one larger fish with a shoal of smaller ones, you could consider a pearl gourami as...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By SueD
Yeah, pretty isn't it? lol Actually this tank...

Yeah, pretty isn't it? lol Actually this tank has since been torn down. It was just for breeding my plecos for a time and had a few guppies in there. I've sold all of my plecos except for 2 males...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By SueD
Have you seen the green neons (Paracheirodon...

Have you seen the green neons (Paracheirodon simulans)? I never liked regular neons and never had them. But I saw a tankful of green neons at my LFS and was really struck by them. Bought 7 for a...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By SueD
How many bristle nose plecos are in there? Could...

How many bristle nose plecos are in there? Could be their eggs if you have a M/F pair. Here's what their eggs look like
Forum: Fish 08-16-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By SueD
Glad you got some of these. When I visited Ned's...

Glad you got some of these. When I visited Ned's after having mine for just a short time, I let Dan know how they colored up so nicely, because in their store they were just not looking very...
Forum: Fish 08-16-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By SueD
Yeah, sorry. When I said maybe 5 cories, I meant...

Yeah, sorry. When I said maybe 5 cories, I meant the habrosus, not regular sized cories.
Forum: Fish 08-15-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By SueD
Mine are usually in loose groups but when I...

Mine are usually in loose groups but when I approach the tank, they come together in a tighter school. The dwarf pencilfish, who swim a little higher than the neons, will descend to their level and...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By SueD
I tend to overstock a little so I am not opposed...

I tend to overstock a little so I am not opposed to that, if the proper conditions are met and maintained. But IMO, what you are suggesting would be overstocking for that tank, not in a good way,...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By SueD
I was never a fan of regular neons but was really...

I was never a fan of regular neons but was really struck by seeing a tank full of the green neons at my LFS. I couldn't take my eyes off of them. I purchased 7 of them along with some dwarf...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By SueD
I have the bentosi (at least that's what the LFS...

I have the bentosi (at least that's what the LFS ordered and was told they were) in my 40b along with my diamond tetras and all is going very well. The bentosi are about half the size of the...
Forum: Lighting 08-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By SueD
I have both Finnex FugeRay and Satellite plus...

I have both Finnex FugeRay and Satellite plus lights and none of these are noisy.
Forum: Fish 08-11-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By SueD
A couple of larger tetras that would be OK in a...

A couple of larger tetras that would be OK in a 40b are emperor tetras and diamond tetras. I just don't know about their compatibility with the clown loaches.
Forum: Substrate 08-11-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By SueD
Add Eco, add water, add Prime. Using a python if...

Add Eco, add water, add Prime. Using a python if you can is easier than buckets.
Forum: Plants 08-04-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By SueD
Here's a pic of one of my anubias which was...

Here's a pic of one of my anubias which was growing out of my 40B. It broke into the 2 pieces when I took it out. You can barely see under the smaller piece on the right the very small piece of...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By SueD
I would recommend a 50% water change weekly.

I would recommend a 50% water change weekly.
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