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Forum: Fish 01-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Sparkling gourami, microrasboras...

Sparkling gourami, microrasboras (phoenix/chili/strawberry/etc), scarlet badis, betta obviously, or just shrimp. Could also do a couple african dwarf frogs.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-04-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Ugh the tank of death has a TDS of 430 on top of...

Ugh the tank of death has a TDS of 430 on top of everything. On the bright side I've kept a few ottos alive for a week now. My gh is around 13 and kh is 5 although my test kit is pretty old. What...
Forum: Plants 06-03-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Add a couple amanos? Amano shrimp are great at...

Add a couple amanos? Amano shrimp are great at eating hair algae IME.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By FriendsNotFood
That's incredibly helpful info, thank you. The...

That's incredibly helpful info, thank you. The only thing I'm still missing is acceptable TDS ranges... everywhere I look online seems to correlate TDS with "hardness" and says that TDS in the 300...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Thanks! That makes sense. But I'm still a little...

Thanks! That makes sense. But I'm still a little confused about the relationship of TDS to hardness. My tap water at home comes out at a much lower kH/dH than my tap at work, but my work tap water is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-31-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By FriendsNotFood
TDS meter help?

I know tons of people on here use TDS meters and I'm trying to figure out the best way to use one.

What exactly do you get from a TDS reading if it doesn't tell you the breakdown of what that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-24-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,003
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Oh this is timely, I just saw one of these in my...

Oh this is timely, I just saw one of these in my former betta tank last night and figured I had a planaria infestation. Good to know they're harmless!
Forum: Fish 05-24-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Nice! What's their behavior like? Do they stay in...

Nice! What's their behavior like? Do they stay in the lower or middle half of the tank? Do they school at all?
Forum: Fish 05-24-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Danio Erythromicron

Anybody keep these here? I keep finding inconsistent info about them online... my favorite site to get fish info says that they like hard water and a pH between 7 and 8, but other sites say they like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Thanks guys... I didn't have time to do full...

Thanks guys... I didn't have time to do full testing last night but it turns out the tank of death has a pH of 8. Eek. That would certainly explain a lot... no super tigers or bettas for that tank,...
Forum: Fish 05-23-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Sparkling gourami will do just fine in a 5...

Sparkling gourami will do just fine in a 5 gallon, they're really inactive and you can keep one by himself. Just be prepared for some of your baby shrimp to get eaten. You also won't see him a lot,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Tank of death

At which point do you decide that a tank is just cursed, tear it down, and start over?

I have a 6 gallon Petco tank that seems to kill almost anything I put in there. It was originally home to a...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-23-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By FriendsNotFood
It's not usually the bow front but the height of...

It's not usually the bow front but the height of the tank that makes it harder to scape. I have 3 bowfronts that are proportioned like yours (one is a 36 gallon corner bowfront, so it's almost...
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Ohh really? Good thing I asked. I know next to...

Ohh really? Good thing I asked. I know next to nothing about LEDs so I just assumed it was bright since it's from ADA and looks all high-techy. Two of them certainly *look* really bright to my eye....
Forum: Lighting 05-21-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Anybody have this light?

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=72_74&products_id=665

Anyone have one of these little LED lights and know how they measure up in terms of output? I have 5 tanks and...
Forum: Plants 05-09-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By FriendsNotFood
I'd love to know the answer to this too, I...

I'd love to know the answer to this too, I cranked up the temp to 80 for my betta and killed all my mini xmas moss ):
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Ok awesome. I assumed as much but I keep reading...

Ok awesome. I assumed as much but I keep reading on random sites about how distilled water is bad and removes good electrolytes or something. LOL.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-07-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Distilled vs. R.O?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between distilled and R.O water for our purposes (keeping happy plants and fish)? I swear I did a bunch of googling and everyone seems to say different...
Forum: Plants 05-06-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By FriendsNotFood
This forum or Aquabid. I wouldn't bother with...

This forum or Aquabid. I wouldn't bother with ebay as most of the sellers on there are from overseas and it's a crapshoot whether customs opens and destroys your package (or puts you on some...
Forum: Plants 03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By FriendsNotFood
My favorite nano plant! They grow tiny and stay...

My favorite nano plant! They grow tiny and stay bushy in just about any lighting, including almost total shade. A true low-light plant unlike other crypts in my experience.
Forum: Fish 03-22-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Dunno about female bettas but the two males I...

Dunno about female bettas but the two males I have get along fine with cherries, amanos, and otos. At most, the amanos get flared at and chased, and that's by my meaner betta. If you have tons of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By FriendsNotFood
I've had mine in 7.4 for over a year and they...

I've had mine in 7.4 for over a year and they breed well. Not crazy but I have a very steady population going. They live with fish so I don't know how many babies there would be if they lived alone.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-15-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Any variety of moss that you like. Java moss,...

Any variety of moss that you like. Java moss, x-mas moss, weeping moss, fissidens, etc. Marimo moss balls. They can be broken up and laid flat to make a little carpet if you want. Crypt parva because...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 685
Posted By FriendsNotFood
That huge bowl is a stunner. I have the container...

That huge bowl is a stunner. I have the container to the left of it that I'm using for a fake terrarium and that's pretty large so the bowl must truly be huge!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-23-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,005
Posted By FriendsNotFood
Yup. Just in my experience. This is all...

Yup. Just in my experience.
This is all anecdotal, but the way I originally got into this hobby years ago was by buying one of those "Frog-o-Spheres", a half gallon "tank" with bamboo and two dwarf...
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