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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,536
Posted By jay60640
This is what peole must think of when they hear I'm a hobbyist...

Wow. Is there such a think as "found art" in the aquarium hobby? Or lowbrow tanks? I love it. So trashy, it's cool.
Forum: Fish 05-13-2003, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By jay60640
Yeah, they are generally sold as high-fin banded...

Yeah, they are generally sold as high-fin banded sharks. and, when they were first popular a few eyars ago, $24.99 would've been a steal. remember how much zebra plecos and red-tailed cats were, too?
Forum: Fish 04-30-2003, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,300
Posted By jay60640
Mullsie, Is your tank planted? My congos...

Mullsie,

Is your tank planted? My congos were not that skitterish. Perhaps you should put your light on a timer and have it switched on after dawn so it's not so shocking. Also, having the timer...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2003, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By jay60640
Buck, that is definitely a dyed fish. Even...

Buck, that is definitely a dyed fish. Even sadder, it looks like it might have been dyed a patriotic color to support the US during wartime. I'm disgusted. Have you ever seen a powder blue dwarf...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-29-2003, 08:32 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 44,649
Posted By jay60640
i'm working on a phd in victorian literature at...

i'm working on a phd in victorian literature at the university of chicago. right now i'm taking a sabbatical and working as a legal assistant at a corporate law firm downtown.

i am also into,...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2003, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,205
Posted By jay60640
I've only seen Red Flame gouramis and Powder Blue...

I've only seen Red Flame gouramis and Powder Blue gouramis, both of which are color variations--but, I think, not dye-injected forms--of Colisa lalia, the dwarf gourami. Do you have a picture of the...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2003, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,300
Posted By jay60640
I have kept a school of 12 Congo tetras...

I have kept a school of 12 Congo tetras successfully with discus in a smaller tank. They are not South American and can compete with discus for food, but they are beautiful when the males are full...
Forum: Fish 04-29-2003, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By jay60640
This is a fish that will get quite large and drab...

This is a fish that will get quite large and drab looking. It's more of a pond fish and requires cool temperatures because it is from temperate China. Here's what others have to say about it:

"The...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2003, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By jay60640
By the way, Geoff, is that a Nutrafin CO2 system...

By the way, Geoff, is that a Nutrafin CO2 system you've got running on your tank? I'm thinking of getting one just because I'm too lazy for a DIY system. My concern was having it under the tank with...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2003, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By jay60640
Before people start replying to my previous post:...

Before people start replying to my previous post: yes, I know that bredding a scalare to a scalare is not creating a true hybrid, like say breeding a true convict to a blue-eyed convict. I based my...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2003, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 792
Posted By jay60640
There is a phenomenon called hybrid vigor that...

There is a phenomenon called hybrid vigor that contributes to abnormal health and growth in some hybrids. This affects all hybrids whether plant or animal. Maybe your tradition silver angels have not...
Forum: Fish 04-18-2003, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By jay60640
A response to Mitche8359: I'm reiterating...

A response to Mitche8359:

I'm reiterating Buck's comment about genetics versus environment. I don't know who told you that fish will only grow as much as their environment allows but they are way...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-18-2003, 02:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,106
Posted By jay60640
I don't think UC Davis ever played any school...

I don't think UC Davis ever played any school that Bobby Knight would've coached for--we are only DII, but working on becoming DI. However, having some ties to Bloomington, I've followed Knight's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-17-2003, 08:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,106
Posted By jay60640
Stat 007, I wasn't trying to throw anything "back...

Stat 007, I wasn't trying to throw anything "back at you"--my post doesn't refer to any lack of knowledge at all. I was merely suggesting that the hobby is very ecclectic and has neither rhyme nor...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-17-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,921
Posted By jay60640
Does anyone know how to purchase this "purty"...

Does anyone know how to purchase this "purty" Aquazoo light?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-17-2003, 04:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,106
Posted By jay60640
Brandon, ignore the naysayers and doubters who...

Brandon, ignore the naysayers and doubters who question what you are doing. I started with sticklebacks froma nearby creek when I was 7. Went on to big, easy cichlids. Then angelfish, then discus. I...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2003, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,628
Posted By jay60640
hey, moebius, i'm starting a new tank, too,...

hey, moebius,

i'm starting a new tank, too, and will be ordering flourite from big al's. although shipping to chicago brings the price up to about $18/bag for me, it's still a lot less than what...
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