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Forum: Substrate 01-27-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Raaan
Yeah, it's normal. Actually, when Eco Complete...

Yeah, it's normal. Actually, when Eco Complete gets old, it doesn't smell like anything, so the rotten egg smell is how you know it's fresh. Yum.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Raaan
The tank is near to a window. Thanks for the...

The tank is near to a window. Thanks for the feedback, guys.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the advice and feedback, zerodameaon....

Thanks for the advice and feedback, zerodameaon. After some further reading, it seems Chamaedorea is actually a fairly popular choice for planted HOBs.

I went ahead and made a planter for mine...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Raaan
I know "lucky bamboo" is pretty popular candidate...

I know "lucky bamboo" is pretty popular candidate for planted filters. I also know that it grows better in soil.

The plant I'm talking about is different, and it's planted in a pot right now...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Raaan
Proper Procedure for Setting Up a Planted HOB?

I have a small bamboo palm (Chamaedorea elegans, as far as I can tell) that I got from Walmart about 9 months ago, and it was doing great until it was moved in front of the wood-burning stove to make...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By Raaan
If a store around you has one something like this...

If a store around you has one something like this (preferably mesh, for water flow), you could net the fry up as soon as they're free swimming and put them in there with a piece of hornwort until...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By Raaan
Haha, well, if I had to choose just three... ...

Haha, well, if I had to choose just three...

Multis are great fun to watch. They'll fight over the "best shell" and form their own distinct clans with hierarchies if you have enough of them in a...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Raaan
I use the API Master Test Kit. It's always worked...

I use the API Master Test Kit. It's always worked very well and gives accurate readings, granted you follow the instructions. They're also much, much cheaper than the test strips, per test.
The only...
Forum: Fish 12-29-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By Raaan
There are so many out there, how could you choose...

There are so many out there, how could you choose just three?

Neolamprologus multifasciatus
-(Multis/Shellies)

Corydoras habrosus, hastasus, and pygmaeus
-(Dwarf, Dainty, and Pygmy Cories)
...
Forum: Fish 12-27-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Raaan
If you want to keep the guppies, I would suggest...

If you want to keep the guppies, I would suggest keeping them alone in the tank. They'll continue to breed and the tank will get very crowded very quickly, which the guppies will tolerate rather...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Raaan
All right, sounds like a good start. Looking...

All right, sounds like a good start. Looking forward to pics.
Forum: Fish 12-23-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Raaan
I understand that dwarf gourami are potentially...

I understand that dwarf gourami are potentially mean fish, which is one reason why they weren't my first choice. This one kind of fell in my lap, though. He wasn't going to last much longer in that...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-22-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By Raaan
You'll achieve a better aesthetic with this tank...

You'll achieve a better aesthetic with this tank if you're able to get smaller plants. If possible, I would recommend replacing the Anubias with Anubias nana or nana petite, and putting some small...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Raaan
Giving the exact dimensions of your tank will...

Giving the exact dimensions of your tank will help us recommend fish for stocking. If you aren't sure exactly what kind of fish you have, posting pictures would be the best option, if you're able to....
Forum: Fish 12-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By Raaan
Two or three of the "fancy" goldfish should be...

Two or three of the "fancy" goldfish should be okay long term, it's just a matter of keeping the water clean, since, like mentioned, they have the same (very heavy) bioload as common goldfish. They...
Forum: Fish 12-22-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Raaan
Sorry I took so long to reply to this. I really...

Sorry I took so long to reply to this. I really appreciate all the suggestions from everyone.

Betta132: I have a small bristlenose pleco that I forgot to mention. I was looking for something mid-...
Forum: Lighting 12-22-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Raaan
Okay, doesn't sound like too big of a deal....

Okay, doesn't sound like too big of a deal. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Fish 12-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 571
Posted By Raaan
Centerpiece for CPD Tank. Pearl Gourami?

I'm planning on combining my 10 and 15 gallon tanks into a 40 breeder sometime in the next month or so. All of the fish I have in the tanks right now are small (or smallish) schooling species (cherry...
Forum: Fish 12-21-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Raaan
If I remember correctly, ich stops reproducing at...

If I remember correctly, ich stops reproducing at 86F and dies completely at 90F, so boiling the wood should have gotten rid of it. If you want to be doubly sure, drying it out for a few days might...
Forum: Lighting 12-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Raaan
Thanks for the replies, everyone! Yeah, I'll...

Thanks for the replies, everyone! Yeah, I'll admit I was a bit hesitant about the Odyssea fixtures after reading some of the old reviews about them catching fire, but I guess they fixed that problem...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Posted By Raaan
Aqueon Dual T5 NO vs Odyssea Dual T5 HO

I'm considering setting up a planted 40 gallon breeder to combine my current 10 and 15 into, and these are the options I'm looking at for lighting.

The Odyssea light is available from...
Forum: Fish 12-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Raaan
Is your tank the 24" Petco bookshelf aquarium? I...

Is your tank the 24" Petco bookshelf aquarium? I would think a pair of peacock gudgeons would be fine in that if they were the only fish, but I wouldn't trust them with the shrimp.

I agree with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Raaan
The 40 breeder is going to give you a lot more...

The 40 breeder is going to give you a lot more room to plan out a foreground, midground, and background. It will also be more forgiving of stocking larger fish, though that's not usually a concern...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Raaan
Why not moss balls? ...

Why not moss balls?

http://www.aquascapingworld.com/attachments/aquascape-png.3294/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By Raaan
Sparkling gourami or betta splendens, if you have...

Sparkling gourami or betta splendens, if you have a warm tank, but they might be a bit too efficient....
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