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Forum: Fish 12-05-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By reignOfFred
I kept rift lake cichlids for years and the two...

I kept rift lake cichlids for years and the two things that concern me are the extreme differences in diets (herbivorous tropheus to carnivorous comps) and the extreme differences in behaviour (very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By reignOfFred
I have both and much prefer the 29. Too many...

I have both and much prefer the 29. Too many plants quickly outgrow such a short tank, I find.
Forum: Fish 06-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,200
Posted By reignOfFred
Gotta agree with Garfield. A single betta in a...

Gotta agree with Garfield. A single betta in a planted tank of 5 gallons or more, with light feeding and normal water changes would produce so little waste that one can easily cycle without the...
Forum: Fish 05-30-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By reignOfFred
I leave my Q tank empty and out of the way until...

I leave my Q tank empty and out of the way until I need it - it doubles as a hospital tank (which thankfully I never need to use it as). I also have a spare aquaclear ready for use, which I fill...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By reignOfFred
and experience. lots of experience. And...

and experience. lots of experience.

And reasonability. Others may look at my tank as just another planted tank, but when I look at I think "Man, that's Stellar"! I did what I could with my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By reignOfFred
All boiling does is kill off living organic...

All boiling does is kill off living organic properties - water boils off, all the salts and minerals are left behind. if you take the steam and use that as water, you would have what you are looking...
Forum: Photography 05-30-2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By reignOfFred
Yikes... How about preferences for one in the...

Yikes... How about preferences for one in the range of closer 1000? Maybe 200-300 mm? I will check out what is available for rent, but feedback is still welcome.
Forum: Fish 05-30-2012, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By reignOfFred
It's weird, a fairly common problem and nobody...

It's weird, a fairly common problem and nobody seems to know why! This happened to me twice in a row with two batches years ago, in a perfectly healthy tank with fish in it long before and after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2012, 12:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By reignOfFred
is this an empty tank? Last time I switched a...

is this an empty tank? Last time I switched a tank from sand to gravel I syphoned it out the sand with the water with a hose, actually went pretty quick.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By reignOfFred
Ooooh Ok, so I don't see anything called...

Ooooh

Ok, so I don't see anything called "bigma sigma", but found two. One is achievable for me, one is absolutely not:

Achievable: ...
Forum: Photography 05-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By reignOfFred
I admit to being critical with the kit lens based...

I admit to being critical with the kit lens based on pixel peeping - it's like I want the image to be super sharp even if I don't 'need' it (I guess the way a hot rodder "needs" a car to go 200 mph...
Forum: Photography 05-29-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By reignOfFred
this gives me some things to consider. I'm no...

this gives me some things to consider. I'm no pro and don't plan on blowing up photos to poster size, so small differences in photo quality I might not even notice, especially if I can save 40% on...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By reignOfFred
After finding a loach and a couple dwarf rasbora...

After finding a loach and a couple dwarf rasbora in my Fluval I started using a pre filter by trimming down an A/C filter, hollowing it out, and slipping it on. Because it is trimmed slim it is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By reignOfFred
Considering the cost of setting up the tank, the...

Considering the cost of setting up the tank, the investment of a good book is a good idea - then you can use the forums to fill in gaps/clear up confusion/get different ideas.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By reignOfFred
Not as effective as actually using the media, but...

Not as effective as actually using the media, but will help to some degree.


With a source of ammonia a tank will cycle even if you add nothing else at all - it is a question of how quickly you...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By reignOfFred
thanks for the help. I shot a couple of...

thanks for the help. I shot a couple of questions to GLA via email and got back good replies from Orlando very quickly, so already impressed. consider me SOLD!
Forum: Photography 05-29-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By reignOfFred
Lens brand choice preference

Well, I'm killing time here on the web and thought I'd use this forum for another hobby I'm getting into - not ready to join a photo forum right now.

I resently invested in a Canon T3i with the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By reignOfFred
The bacteria booster works with ammonia - if you...

The bacteria booster works with ammonia - if you just dump it in and let it sit, nothing will happen. the idea is to add the bacteria and fish together so the bacteria has something to feed on. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By reignOfFred
Betta, like most fish, are somewhat adaptable and...

Betta, like most fish, are somewhat adaptable and have a reasonable tolerance range. the tank does not HAVE to be 82, and a betta will do well at 75 too.

But a heater is about more than heating...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By reignOfFred
Once you remove the fish, the only thing left in...

Once you remove the fish, the only thing left in the aquarium are the non-feeding Tomont part of the life cycle , and at 75 deg they need to find a host within 3 days. The cooler the water, the...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By reignOfFred
If such a thing is a sin, I am guilty. My 29 has...

If such a thing is a sin, I am guilty. My 29 has 5 kuhlis and 5 Pygmy Cory's - Am I really so evil for not going with 10 of one or the other? The kuhlis are 3 years old and active and healthy. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,784
Posted By reignOfFred
honestly the way my CPD's get around my 29 gallon...

honestly the way my CPD's get around my 29 gallon I would be very hesitant to put them in a 6 gallon at all, but regardless of that opinion, I would think that their activity in such a closed space...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By reignOfFred
I wouldn't put serpaes in a 10 gallon at all, so...

I wouldn't put serpaes in a 10 gallon at all, so cramped.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By reignOfFred
thanks for the quick replies. I am checking...

thanks for the quick replies.

I am checking out the GLA site and seriously considering this product, I like the great feedback they get around here, and the warranty is a good touch. Plus they...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By reignOfFred
I think variables need to be looked at seperately...

I think variables need to be looked at seperately and CatB makes a point.

First, it depends on the fish - Some are shyer and more timid and more reliant on higher numbers than others, and some...
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