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Forum: Fish 07-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Mr.Betta
I have a Leopard Ctenopoma. First and foremost...

I have a Leopard Ctenopoma. First and foremost the LC is gonna eventually need a 55g tank minimum, possibly it could be okay by itself in a 38, but doubtful.
Ok. I've seen these guys eat. They...
Forum: Fish 07-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Mr.Betta
Sorry I forgot to add. Everything was great water...

Sorry I forgot to add. Everything was great water wise. No fin rot either. The only reason I mention it is that most all of the guppies have fairly shredded fins which could lead to other issues....
Forum: Fish 07-02-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Mr.Betta
The fancy type guppies are a bit bigger and might...

The fancy type guppies are a bit bigger and might get way out of control. It might be possible, but I likevgiving them space. I have two endlers and they are the bosses of my tank. My scape is...
Forum: Fish 07-02-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Mr.Betta
Male guppy tank issues.

So I have 8 male guppies in a 10 gallon. I've had a male guppy tank for some time now with no issues, but recently I've noticed that they're fins are being torn to shreds. I'm not sure why there is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Mr.Betta
Supposedly having a lights off period in the...

Supposedly having a lights off period in the middle of the photoperiod can help reduce algae problems. Algae is a simple organism that has a hard time adapting to rapidly changing light conditions...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Mr.Betta
Question BML custom spectrum critique.

I was messing around with the buildmyled.com custom configurator and I came up with this spectrum. It seems to be a nicely balanced spectrum for color rendition and I would hope plant growth. What do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Mr.Betta
60.5" x 18.5" x 29.8"

60.5" x 18.5" x 29.8"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Mr.Betta
They were trying to get rid of it because of the...

They were trying to get rid of it because of the small amount of water damage on the bottom of the stand. Its the first time we had seen petsmart carry a tank larger than 75 gallons too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By Mr.Betta
Check out this sweet deal we scored!

So my girlfriend and I were both off work and decided to go browse several of the LFS in our area. On our way home we decided to check out a petsmart we had never been to before. While looking around...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Mr.Betta
If you want to simulate underwater hurricane...

If you want to simulate underwater hurricane conditions that pump would probably do a good job of it in a tank that size lol.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Mr.Betta
Oh my I just noticed that. You are correct...

Oh my I just noticed that. You are correct shipping could cost a lot so other options may be better! oops :icon_redf
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By Mr.Betta
Give the folks at buildmyled.com a call. They...

Give the folks at buildmyled.com a call. They have a full range of pre-tuned led lights and also if you want fully customizable spectrums. Their lights can also be ordered with various lenses to...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 357
Posted By Mr.Betta
Yep that's ich. Yep its a protozoan. Yep bad...

Yep that's ich. Yep its a protozoan. Yep bad conditions can cause it by affecting fish health weakening their immune systems. Here is some great stuff to use for combating ich.

For minor to...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By Mr.Betta
I too needed to lower my water hardness since the...

I too needed to lower my water hardness since the water from my well is almost liquid rock and I didn't have room for my own RO system. I discovered that at some retail stores there is a 5 gallon jug...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-20-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Mr.Betta
Save yourself a lot of trouble and go to the...

Save yourself a lot of trouble and go to the local tractor supply or feed store and grab a few 3 or 5 ml syringes. They can measure extremely accurately and make dosing a breeze. Also be sure to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Mr.Betta
Like someone else said a chiller may be your only...

Like someone else said a chiller may be your only option if you have the money and want to keep the fish where they are now. Otherwise your going to have to move them because they wont last long at...
Forum: Lighting 06-19-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Mr.Betta
Holy plant overkill batman. Seriously this light...

Holy plant overkill batman. Seriously this light could kill many plants if that chart is accurate.
Forum: Substrate 06-17-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 36,299
Posted By Mr.Betta
What kind of rock is the black active flora? It...

What kind of rock is the black active flora? It doesn't appear to be crushed lava rock like eco complete.
Forum: Fish 06-17-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 15,481
Posted By Mr.Betta
This baby was a joy to have and one of the only...

This baby was a joy to have and one of the only betas I'd ever been able to put with GUPPIES! Sadly we lost all, but a few guppies in a BAD columnaris outbreak. ...
Forum: Substrate 06-17-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Mr.Betta
Are you using just pure RO water or are you...

Are you using just pure RO water or are you mixing it with your tap water? If your using just pure RO water you need to remineralize it with something or your water could be prone to wild PH swings....
Forum: Substrate 06-17-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By Mr.Betta
I had a similar experience recently. We had...

I had a similar experience recently. We had stored an un-opened bag of eco complete in a closet for several months. When we first got the bag is was sealed with water and the substrate and NO air in...
Forum: Substrate 06-17-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Mr.Betta
Eco complete is for sure crushed up lava rock. Im...

Eco complete is for sure crushed up lava rock. Im sure the nutrients they list on the bag is a combination of what they add to the water in the bag and a break down of the rocks chemical make up....
Forum: Substrate 06-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By Mr.Betta
cloudy water will clear up just give it some...

cloudy water will clear up just give it some time. Add some fine filter pads to your filter to help it clear up faster and do water changes. Im sure the water that was in bag with the eco probably...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Mr.Betta
I have seen arm length gloves sold online and at...

I have seen arm length gloves sold online and at various LFS for tank maintenance. I almost bought myself a pair to wear while trimming plants since I have my arm stuck in the tank for a long time....
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Mr.Betta
Nice find. I am about to change that darn ribbed...

Nice find. I am about to change that darn ribbed hosing on my filter as well and add some custom outflow/inflow pipes. You would think fluval would step away from the ribbed hosing since I believe it...
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