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Forum: Equipment   07-15-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By LS6 Tommy
I had no power for 3 or 4 days a few winters ago....

I had no power for 3 or 4 days a few winters ago. The tank went from 80*F to 63*F. I think I might have lost 3 tetras. All my discus even survived...

Tommy
Forum: Lighting   04-09-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By LS6 Tommy
AFAIK, the ecoxotic only has (1) ON and (1) OFF...

AFAIK, the ecoxotic only has (1) ON and (1) OFF time. I'm looking at options to have multiple ON/OFF times too. I want a short, low level on/off ramp in the morning to feed the fish before work.
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Forum: Fish   04-04-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I have about 10-15 Pygmaeus and Habrosus Corys....

I have about 10-15 Pygmaeus and Habrosus Corys. I've never tried Hastatus. They all do very well for me in 80* water in a Discus/community tank.
The Habrosus are more of a bottom dweller and the...
Forum: Fish   04-04-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'd take the fish back. There are no "preventive"...

I'd take the fish back. There are no "preventive" meds for Ich. They only work on the free swimming larval stage. I never let bag water into the tank. Use a small Dixie cup to scoop tank and pour...
Forum: Fish   04-03-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 755
Posted By LS6 Tommy
If I ever get a pond in my back yard there will...

If I ever get a pond in my back yard there will be some sort of Sunnies in it.

Tommy
Forum: Lighting   03-26-2016, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By LS6 Tommy
TC-420 and Fluval A3981

I'm reposting this from another thread I posted in.

I've been looking for a way to control (2) Fluval A3981 Aqualife & Plant LED fixtures and possibly (3) True Lumen LED Lunar Light pods if...
Forum: Lighting   03-21-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By LS6 Tommy
All I know is if my lights aren't staged a little...

All I know is if my lights aren't staged a little and come on instantly to full brightness, my fish get spooked and dash around the tank. 5+ inch Discus can get hurt that way...

Tommy
Forum: Lighting   03-21-2016, 02:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,159
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I've been looking for a way to control (2) Fluval...

I've been looking for a way to control (2) Fluval A3981 Aqualife & Plant LED fixtures and possibly (3) True Lumen LED Lunar Light pods if there's enough capacity. Ideally, I want to have at least (2)...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Can't really see much, but it may be Oodinium,...

Can't really see much, but it may be Oodinium, aka"Gold Dust" disease.

Tommy
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I used to have the exact same 2 fish about the...

I used to have the exact same 2 fish about the same size. When the Yo yo would "play dead" the SAE would nudge it with his nose like, "Hey, get up! Time to play!"

Tommy
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I've never found them to have any special needs....

I've never found them to have any special needs. They seem to live a nice long time for me. Cool fish. I need to get some again.


Tommy
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By LS6 Tommy
X2 on the above advice, I used to drip acclimate....

X2 on the above advice, I used to drip acclimate. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it, I just use a different method. I take about 2/3 of the water out of the fish store bag, float the bag and...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By LS6 Tommy
What 's the water temp? Do you have decent...

What 's the water temp? Do you have decent surface flow? If they're at the surface and gasping but you don't run CO2, the temp may be too high and has reduced O2 content or a lack of surface flow can...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'm not aiming this at any of the people...

I'm not aiming this at any of the people responding in this thread, but I wonder how many responses to Discus threads have come from people that actually successfully keep discus? I hear things...
Forum: Algae   03-20-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By LS6 Tommy
X2 top of the rock is Cyanno. EM will knock it...

X2 top of the rock is Cyanno. EM will knock it out.

Tommy
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By LS6 Tommy
The Coralife thermometers aren't very accurate. I...

The Coralife thermometers aren't very accurate. I have two, but only use them for rough reference. One tank more or less runs at room temp and the other is heated by an Eheim Pro !! Thermo that has...
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I had the same clips and suction cups on one of...

I had the same clips and suction cups on one of my heaters. Those suction cups are kind of crappy. They'll get hard pretty quick. I'd just replace them with good ones...

Tommy
Forum: Equipment   03-20-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,327
Posted By LS6 Tommy
This. I do the same and I've found that when i've...

This. I do the same and I've found that when i've gotten lazy and skipped it is when the "blue-green slime algae" (Cyanobacteria) starts to creep in.

Tommy
Forum: Algae   04-22-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By LS6 Tommy
X2. I always keep some on hand. Still or stagnant...

X2. I always keep some on hand. Still or stagnant tanks seem more suceptible.

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By LS6 Tommy
When I was growing up my neighbor had a man made...

When I was growing up my neighbor had a man made spring fed pond. They had a little dock on one side. It was only about 6" above the water, which was usually crystal clea r, still and only about 24"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'm not too sure. It seems way too small....

I'm not too sure. It seems way too small. Chironimd larvae are usually around 1 cm.

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,133
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I guess you've never kept Hatchets, African...

I guess you've never kept Hatchets, African butterflies, Guppies, Archers, Styphodons...

Tommy
Forum: Lighting   12-12-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,319
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I didn't watch the video, so I can't comment on...

I didn't watch the video, so I can't comment on performance, but just FYI, pretty much every Feit Electric LED unit I've ever seen has had a dismally short lifespan...

Tommy
Forum: Equipment   07-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I had one. It didn't work very well for me...

I had one. It didn't work very well for me either. It jammed, allowed fine silt back into the tank & basically just left a layer of silt on everything. Even though I got it from AbsolutelyPets on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,900
Posted By LS6 Tommy
There's a lot of debate about it. Some feel that...

There's a lot of debate about it. Some feel that it strips nutrients and base metals that plants utilize. Others feel that other than medications, it doesn't remove anything that could negatively...
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