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Forum: Fish 07-19-2015, 03:38 PM
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Posted By The Dude
I had a similiar experience many years ago. I...

I had a similiar experience many years ago. I believe mine was caused by water that was not warm enough (76*). The first several weeks with new Rams especially is a difficult time. Once they make it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-17-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By The Dude
I think filtration has more to do with...

I think filtration has more to do with inhabitants and stocking than tank size. Unless you have a Betta or other long finned fish that doesn't like current I would keep them at full flow. As...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-17-2015, 01:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,989
Posted By The Dude
This is really a beautiful tank. I have both of...

This is really a beautiful tank. I have both of my 75 gallons so that I can see both from the treadmill. I've gotten significantly leaner since doing this!
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Thank you. There have been a tremendous number of...

Thank you. There have been a tremendous number of people that have done these. Some use the quikrete and that can leach stuff into the water making it harder which isn't an issue in a cichlid tank,...
Forum: Fish 07-16-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,683
Posted By The Dude
Beautiful fish. Im going to set up a little 2.5...

Beautiful fish. Im going to set up a little 2.5 for one.
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude3...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20150716_122714_zpse5n9glkg.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Fish are finally settling in. Most are still...

Fish are finally settling in. Most are still pretty reclusive, but they are coming out more. I was concerned at times about the space that the background takes up. In some areas it's like 4 maybe...
Forum: Fish 07-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By The Dude
I agree... also I must've misread.. your water is...

I agree... also I must've misread.. your water is touching the glass lids??? I can definitely see that as compounding whatever issue is going on with your water. They add all kinds of stuff to our...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,860
Posted By The Dude
Wow... Paul your discus are stunning... They are...

Wow... Paul your discus are stunning... They are just so intimidating... One day...
And Holy Smokes those Bettas are STUNNING! I wanted one of the mustard or Copper ones for a long time. I don't...
Forum: Fish 07-15-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By The Dude
I dose 20ml of straight metricide in both of my...

I dose 20ml of straight metricide in both of my 75 gallon tanks daily. Ive never had an issue. My Rams breed and my Multi's just had their first spawn. If it happens right after a water change there...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,291
Posted By The Dude
I lost 3 Bloodfins and 2 Panda Corys in the last...

I lost 3 Bloodfins and 2 Panda Corys in the last 3 weeks. The bloodfins were very large. I'm thinking just old age for them. My tank is heavily filtered, 50% weekly water changes, heavily planted...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,553
Posted By The Dude
I love the tank! That's a difficult space to fill...

I love the tank! That's a difficult space to fill and you've done it well. The small size is.certainly a challenge with a large fish load. Two of my 3 tanks are 75 gallons for that reason. In a small...
Forum: Plants 07-13-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By The Dude
Could you post a pic? I've been wanting some...

Could you post a pic? I've been wanting some Buces for a long time now. I came really close, but backed out. Both anubias and Java ferns grow well in both of my 75 gallons and now I have Hygrophila...
Forum: Plants 07-12-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By The Dude
http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude3...

http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20150712_181450_zpsnoqmjmhv.jpg...
Forum: Plants 07-12-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By The Dude
What are your perameters

What are your perameters
Forum: Plants 07-12-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By The Dude
Very interesting. I placed some in sand and some...

Very interesting. I placed some in sand and some in with Java fern bunches. Some are mingled in with the shells on the side of the Tang tank. I can't see the roots from the planted ones in the Congo...
Forum: Fish 07-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,860
Posted By The Dude
Neolamprologus multifasciatus. These guys are...

Neolamprologus multifasciatus. These guys are awesome and the most entertaining fish I've ever seen. They stay small and breed readily. They form colonies and live in shells. They are constantly...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Another rescape...

Another rescape http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/thedude31580photobucket/20150711_164417_zpsy89wm210.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
The remaining fish made it through the night....

The remaining fish made it through the night. I've noticed that many have chewed off tail fins. Especially the larger Gold Head Comp that I was concerned about. He is doing much better today. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Lost another Altolamprologus. I couldn't tell if...

Lost another Altolamprologus. I couldn't tell if it was an Inkfin or a Gold Head Compressiceps. There is one larger gold head that I'm watching that seems to be struggling. Many of the others are...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,577
Posted By The Dude
Wow it looks really nice and basically no...

Wow it looks really nice and basically no maintenance. What's you total stocking now?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,327
Posted By The Dude
That is crazy cool... I wish I had a tenth of...

That is crazy cool... I wish I had a tenth of that ingenuity
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
I think its some kind of quartzite. I got it at...

I think its some kind of quartzite. I got it at a local landscape supply place. I loved the colors and sharp edges and shapes. I got about 150 lbs for $40 I think. I got to pick out each individual...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-09-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Thank you It's a 3D Background made with great...

Thank you
It's a 3D Background made with great stuff expanding foam. I then used sand to make the seperation deeper. I used 1" foam board as backing so with the great stuff I lost 3" and in some...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,606
Posted By The Dude
Fish will be here Friday morning. This was my...

Fish will be here Friday morning. This was my final stock
3 Gold Head Compressiceps
3 Ink fin Calvus
5 Julidichromis transcriptus
1 tretocephalus

Once my population gets steady I'll also...
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