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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Mangala
You could put some painter's tape on the glass...

You could put some painter's tape on the glass just behind the trim, then paint the trim with a brush instead of a spray can (because spray cans tend to get paint inside the tank, which will make it...
Forum: Fish 10-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By Mangala
I've had a large angel actually eat all my otos...

I've had a large angel actually eat all my otos before. He also killed my adult BN pleco.

He lives by himself now. I need to scrape the algae off the walls soon...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By Mangala
mmmm... I've seen this. One time I was at an...

mmmm... I've seen this. One time I was at an LFS, and they had the baby angelfish in with the baby pike... and as I was picking out which angels I wanted, the best-looking one was up in front,...
Forum: Fish 10-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By Mangala
I think it's likely that the sudden temperature...

I think it's likely that the sudden temperature change did them in. I'm sorry about your broken window. >.< though I wish that if a window got broken at MY house this time of year, it became 72...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By Mangala
that is a good, clear picture. good job!

that is a good, clear picture. good job!
Forum: Fish 10-07-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 13,178
Posted By Mangala
*chimes in* I also like my bristlenose plecos....

*chimes in* I also like my bristlenose plecos. Just about the only fish you can get that will compete for my attention in a tank is a few female bettas... I've got my one mammoth BN pleco (omg, 4...
Forum: Fish 10-07-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Mangala
I've had plecos do that, too. their backward...

I've had plecos do that, too. their backward pointing fins have little barbs on them and they just dig in to whatever you've got. They don't WANT to be in the net! They don't WANT to be in a small...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-07-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By Mangala
if he's growing snails and other invertebrates, I...

if he's growing snails and other invertebrates, I can see where he might want the crushed coral - to add calcium to the water. It's difficult to grow snails correctly in soft, slightly acidic water...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-02-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,452
Posted By Mangala
your tank looks soooooooooo totally alien. I love...

your tank looks soooooooooo totally alien. I love it so much. and here I go with the noob questions:

So, this is actually a marine tank?
There are plants that grow in the ocean that can also be...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-02-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,856
Posted By Mangala
Looking forward to those snapshots! Mostly...

Looking forward to those snapshots! Mostly because you can keep track of how well your moss grows by looking back at the snapshots. One day you look in your tank and it's like, "OMG! where did my...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-02-2008, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,062
Posted By Mangala
Your pennywart makes me want to get some, and...

Your pennywart makes me want to get some, and just plant a bunch of it in a 10 gallon and see how it does by itself after a year. sometimes you can get some pretty intense single plant jungles going...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Mangala
Rod Hay - that's a good idea. I need to check up...

Rod Hay - that's a good idea. I need to check up on them, the female is hiding exceptionally well today. Their tank is due for some pruning at least. And, worst case scenario, I can always put her...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Mangala
I know they're a male and a female because the...

I know they're a male and a female because the female was mated previously to a very dominant male - they laid eggs and everything. The male is a male because he kept trying to win females from the...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By Mangala
Scaredy cat angelfish?

I've got these two angelfish... One is a relatively small male and the other is a relatively small female. The male is desperately afraid of pretty much anything, and the female I just moved from an...
Forum: Algae 09-04-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By Mangala
Does it matter if the OP was banned? If it's an...

Does it matter if the OP was banned? If it's an interesting thread, it really shouldn't matter. I for one like my snails 'cause they do eat dead plant matter and old food. They don't actually eat...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By Mangala
ew... garbage disposal would be easier to...

ew... garbage disposal would be easier to clean... a hammer? how would you get the fish to sit still long enough? seriously, ew...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2008, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 522
Posted By Mangala
Regarding your filter - yes, the fry will get...

Regarding your filter - yes, the fry will get sucked up into your filter and likely die once they are free-swimming. I solved this by putting a sponge over my intake and supplementing with water...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,350
Posted By Mangala
... if you're starting with new gravel, why...

... if you're starting with new gravel, why don't you just dip your plants in a 1/20 bleach dip to get rid of the snails/algae/anything else? I think you're just not supposed to dip the roots, and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,610
Posted By Mangala
if your BN plecos already are in love with the...

if your BN plecos already are in love with the pot, anything you try to stick on the outside of it will get uprooted within two days. lol... At least, that's what my experience has been. you could...
Forum: Algae 08-13-2008, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mangala
Technically... algae is kinda like weeds in your...

Technically... algae is kinda like weeds in your lawn. Some people prefer it. I guess reefers ... (reefers? reef tank ers?) like to keep it growing in their overflow filters. *shrug* it removes...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,031
Posted By Mangala
Without going in to what everyone has said, since...

Without going in to what everyone has said, since I use HOBs and not Canisters, I thought I'd just say what my experience has been:

Depending on my substrate, I might dump out the water in my HOB...
Forum: Fish 08-12-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Mangala
Nah - it's not whirling disease, or all my fish...

Nah - it's not whirling disease, or all my fish would have it - plus it affects northern game fish, not tropical small fish...
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Forum: Fish 08-12-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,613
Posted By Mangala
phew! why did I just notice this thread now? ...

phew! why did I just notice this thread now?

Ok, here's my experience with angelfish:

Angels are a lot of fun, but - Don't try to get babies and grow them out in a 30 gallon tank unless...
Forum: Fish 08-12-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Mangala
Well, it's a pretty heavily hard-scaped 20 high,...

Well, it's a pretty heavily hard-scaped 20 high, And they all tend to just hang out in the one open area of the tank by the filter intake. So he's not actually separated from the rest, but this...
Forum: Fish 08-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Mangala
Green Neon Tetras - culling question...

If you stock your tank with a dozen Green Neon Tetras, and after a couple weeks of letting them get established, you notice that three of them are pale, swimming jerkily, etc, and two have already...
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