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Forum: Fish   04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By ajmckay
Hey I just noticed you're in Detroit... I'm...

Hey I just noticed you're in Detroit... I'm close to there.

Anyways, do yourself a huge favor and do a little research on the life cycle of the parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (ich). Link...
Forum: Fish   03-31-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By ajmckay
Are you still trying to diagnose ? Just do a...

Are you still trying to diagnose ? Just do a search there is quite a bit of info on how to identify these illnesses. Additionally, as marko mentioned the treatments are the same for a number of...
Forum: Fish   03-31-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Thanks for the comments option. You're...

Thanks for the comments option.

You're right I don't have plants or inverts - yet. I'm slightly paranoid about medications because at least in reef tanks medications can be absorbed by...
Forum: Fish   03-31-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Thanks hunter... compared to some of the stuff...

Thanks hunter... compared to some of the stuff I've had to deal with in saltwater fish this isn't too bad. I've given freshwater baths to fish before and had tons of parasitic flatworms fall off as...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Thanks kudaria. even though loaches are...

Thanks kudaria.

even though loaches are supposed to be more sensitive to medications it seems to be doing fine. The loach actually never showed symptoms, but I decided to treat anyways just to be...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Pics

Pics
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
The fish were successfully transferred to their...

The fish were successfully transferred to their temporary 3.5g home.
3.5ml of maracide was added over 2hrs. And temp increased to 80.

12hr update:
All fish seem to have settled in and the spots...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By ajmckay
+1... The barbs esp. would probably be better...

+1... The barbs esp. would probably be better off with 4-5 of them maybe? In groups they tend to "play" around more, chasing each other all over.

Barring that suggestion, I like rams as well... ...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Ran out the the store and picked up some...

Ran out the the store and picked up some Maracide. It was between that and copper sulfate. I picked the Maracide which is a combination of Malachite Green and Chitosan (Supposedly a filming agent...
Forum: Fish   03-30-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
I'm not all about drugs, but I do know that...

I'm not all about drugs, but I do know that sometimes they are necessary.

I've used hyposalinity successfully in the past to treat crypto. It's a pain though compared to QT and copper.

In this...
Forum: Fish   03-29-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Yeah I'm amazed as well... I'll see if I can...

Yeah I'm amazed as well... I'll see if I can find a picture of it before I re-did it there was a sheet of algae covering all the glass such that you couldn't even see into the tank. I honestly...
Forum: Fish   03-29-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By ajmckay
Critique my plans to treat Ich

Hello all. Haven't had to deal with Ich for probably 15 years so I'm just looking for someone to "approve" my methodology and/or offer up suggestions on how to change my treatment.


I've...
Forum: Fish   03-29-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By ajmckay
Yeah these fish aren't horribly neat while...

Yeah these fish aren't horribly neat while eating... Mine tends to disperse 30% or so of each bite as smaller particles...

One idea is to call the store you bought it from and ask what they fed...
Forum: DIY   03-25-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
55x30 sounds like a dream tank!! Seriously. I'm...

55x30 sounds like a dream tank!! Seriously. I'm not sure if I would use the piece as it is though with the holes (true they could easily be covered by a small piece of glass and some silicone) and...
Forum: DIY   03-25-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
Honestly that sounds like it would be really fun...

Honestly that sounds like it would be really fun to do... Look for the Youtube video.

I think the people that put it out were hoping someone would pick it up 'cause I don't think the garbage...
Forum: DIY   03-25-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
Nice link! Using a few methods I was able to...

Nice link!

Using a few methods I was able to determine for sure that the glass is in-fact tempered.

I'm soo bummed...
Forum: DIY   03-23-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By ajmckay
The MR11 bulbs won't cut it for your application...

The MR11 bulbs won't cut it for your application IMO. They use SMD LEDs.

S.P. - nice retro in the eclipse hood though!
Forum: DIY   03-23-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
Hmm... I'm not getting 18x15 to fit (without...

Hmm... I'm not getting 18x15 to fit (without using the scored piece or using the holes)
Forum: DIY   03-22-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By ajmckay
Those bulbs look good. I know that there are...

Those bulbs look good. I know that there are some very light demanding plants out there. That said it seems like you have a medium amount of light over the tank now with the PCs. What are your...
Forum: DIY   03-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
Good idea - it probably was a shower door. The...

Good idea - it probably was a shower door. The top holes to hang it and the middle holes for the handle. I'm not sure what the big score mark is though.

Also good point about it possibly being...
Forum: DIY   03-22-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By ajmckay
Trash find! A big piece of glass!

Okay so you know how it goes... Driving down your street before trash day - your head takes little glances over at the trash cans & piles lying at the ends of driveways...

Normally there isn't...
Forum: DIY   03-22-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,048
Posted By ajmckay
Sorry my experience with FW planted is limited,...

Sorry my experience with FW planted is limited, but I've spent a lot of time messing with LED lighting for my reef tank.

The idea is a good one. It can provide enough light for photosynthesis,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-28-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,415
Posted By ajmckay
I just skimmed through it and it seems to be...

I just skimmed through it and it seems to be summarized well with the most pertinent information (there's lots of it) without all the unnecessary banter going back and forth on ADA products vs. no...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-27-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,184
Posted By ajmckay
Tank looks nice! Substrate looks a little...

Tank looks nice!

Substrate looks a little thin in the front right maybe? Also the black background would look pretty nice though would looks best in conjunction with a table refinish ;)

I like...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-26-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By ajmckay
Hey there, tank looks good. +1 those look like...

Hey there, tank looks good. +1 those look like swords...

Anyways, your plan seems good, with a few notes:
- Add the new filter and run them both for a few weeks. Swapping them out at once would...
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