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Forum: Fish   10-24-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cradleoffilthfan
O no, really, shrimp will eat the eggs? Uh, this...

O no, really, shrimp will eat the eggs? Uh, this is not happening
Forum: Plants   10-23-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,384
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
glosso or HC....or Micro sword, or dwarf...

glosso or HC....or Micro sword, or dwarf hairgrass.... I like them all. I think there is a newer foreground plant this month in Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. The one with the sexy shrimp on the...
Forum: Plants   10-23-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cradleoffilthfan
what is dhg grass?

what is dhg grass?
Forum: Fish   10-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Electric Blue Rams

I have eggs! I bought these fish a month ago and had a siamensis in the tank. Now 3 days after I took the siamensis in to the LFS for store credit because he was being aggressive during feeding...
Forum: Fish   10-22-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
EBR's breeding

Just saw that my EBR's are breeding already. I just bought them a few weeks ago and they are already laying eggs. I was watching them earlier, they dug a pit last night some time and today the male...
Forum: Fish   10-22-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
You can also try to feed the fish Pepso food or...

You can also try to feed the fish Pepso food or something right when you get them and they are eating, just to make sure you get rid of any internal parasites the fish might have. At least the...
Forum: Fish   10-22-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 726
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
I would say it's either buying them at Petsmart...

I would say it's either buying them at Petsmart that is the problem, or like someone stated, you have too many. Male guppies will nip other male guppies fins. The idea being, if that male's tail...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-22-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,994
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Never. I just suck out water from the top of the...

Never. I just suck out water from the top of the tank and refill. I never have and it hasn't hurt anything. I think if I had gravel substrate and no live plants, I might lightly vacuum the top of the...
Forum: Lighting   10-14-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
There really isn't enough information in this...

There really isn't enough information in this post for me to be able to help you.... What size tank are you planning on getting? Is your mind set on PC lighting? Why? There is much better more...
Forum: Algae   10-14-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,701
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
what kind of fertilizers are you dosing, what...

what kind of fertilizers are you dosing, what kind of lighting are you using, what kind of plants are you growing? Flourish comprehensive is a general fertilizer and might not be providing the things...
Forum: Algae   09-29-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Is that the only fertilizer your dosing? If it's...

Is that the only fertilizer your dosing? If it's the fluorish comprehensive, it's probably not enough ferts for your lighting. Also, just an opinion based on my experience with co2, but my tank...
Forum: Algae   09-29-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,633
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
You can get Erythromycin in bulk form online from...

You can get Erythromycin in bulk form online from some dealers, you will just have to google it. It is an expensive medication, especially if your tank is large obviously. It's the way to go though,...
Forum: Algae   09-29-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,025
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
When was the last time you put in the root tabs,...

When was the last time you put in the root tabs, they only last 3 to 6 months. Didn't know if you had replaced them at all. Also, when the bulbs in light fixtures go bad sometimes you will get a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
There are a lot of plants there I have never...

There are a lot of plants there I have never kept, so can't comment on the plants.....I have never had the brand of lighting fixture you have either, but the Coralife I had wasn't cutting it for my...
Forum: Fish   09-25-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Awesome Electric Blue Rams!

Here are some pictures of my new fish in case anyone wants to see them.


http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j414/danidaveyfan/EBRs17.jpg
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Forum: Lighting   09-25-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
I have a 40 gallon cube tank......it's not a 40B...

I have a 40 gallon cube tank......it's not a 40B though, the tank dimensions for me are 30" x 18" x 18" I have a 3 bulb T5HO but only use 2 of the bulbs (24" bulbs). The fixture is about 3 or 4...
Forum: Lighting   09-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
I used the only one's I could find here at my...

I used the only one's I could find here at my LFS.....Coralife. My plants look good to me, but most people say giesemann's. Maybe next time I have to buy a replacement, I will try them and see if I...
Forum: Algae   09-25-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Slow changes in the aquarium are key. Any extreme...

Slow changes in the aquarium are key. Any extreme changes to the aquarium milieu and your fish will suffer. On another note, the word of the day for me is milieu, hence the use of the word milieu in...
Forum: Algae   09-24-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
I am trying this myself. I am basically trying to...

I am trying this myself. I am basically trying to find a way to insert "Eye hooks" into the top of my fixture and connect hooks to my ceiling. Then connecting this with metal wire. They sell some...
Forum: Algae   09-24-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but...

Someone will correct me if I am wrong, but Cyanobacteria take advantage of a 0 nitrate situation by means of something called "Nitrogen fixation." I am trying to remember, but if I can recall...
Forum: Lighting   09-20-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
tetra crescent has a 6 gallon tank with a nice...

tetra crescent has a 6 gallon tank with a nice clip on LED light that would probably work.....you just have to find someone selling one. Otherwise you could get just about any fixture you wanted and...
Forum: Lighting   09-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 249,017
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
what kind of lighting did your dad use?

what kind of lighting did your dad use?
Forum: Algae   09-16-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
a little cloudy is your problem? What is your...

a little cloudy is your problem? What is your ammonia levels?
Forum: Algae   09-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
tried my first pressurized co2 injection with my...

tried my first pressurized co2 injection with my current tank and my experience has been bad with turning the co2 off and on. I got BBA because of the fluctuations in co2 levels. How do I know this,...
Forum: Algae   09-14-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By cradleoffilthfan
If it were me, I would throw in some really fast...

If it were me, I would throw in some really fast growing stem plants. I like the Rotala Rotundifolia/Indica type. Help suck up any excess nutrients. There are a lot of slow growers in your tank,...
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