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Forum: Tank Journals 08-01-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
I really love my dirted tank. Just so long as you...

I really love my dirted tank. Just so long as you have a decent cap on it, and no major diggers, it's fine. I keep cory cats and pleco's both and have no problems.

For the worms I would guess you...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
Thanks guys :) Congo's in pet stores are...

Thanks guys :)

Congo's in pet stores are always sad looking, they are generally quite young, and stressed out, when they get comfortable and get a little older they will colour up. Sadly I am...
Forum: Fish 07-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By rustbucket
I had the same problem as you, I had seven in a...

I had the same problem as you, I had seven in a 125 gallon and they were so scared I could not enjoy them at all. Then I lost a couple and was down to five and they would barely come out to eat. I...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By rustbucket
I have raised lots of fry but never been able to...

I have raised lots of fry but never been able to make infusoria. Apparently placing a piece of lettuce in water on a windowsill for a while is all you have to do, not sure why it doesn't work for me....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,903
Posted By rustbucket
http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/Biteyourf...

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/Biteyourfingersoff/this-1.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/Biteyourfingersoff/media/this-1.jpg.html)
Forum: Tank Journals 07-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
Tank has changed again, and I think it looks...

Tank has changed again, and I think it looks better now. Finally got rid of the vivipara!!

After the congo tetra ate all my hair grass, I decided to add some dwarf sag, which is growing at an...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By rustbucket
Nice tank. Cherry barbs are very easy to breed,...

Nice tank.
Cherry barbs are very easy to breed, probably one of the easiest after live bearers.
But once the eggs hatch, unless you have another tank, the fry will probably get eaten. Also fry...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,672
Posted By rustbucket
Love it. The wood is perfect.

Love it. The wood is perfect.
Forum: Tank Journals 06-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
Jay-what a beautiful tank. I love seeing tanks...

Jay-what a beautiful tank. I love seeing tanks with Congo tetra, unfortunately not a lot of people know how beautiful they are so I don't see them that much.

Jfy- right now they are eating my...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
I watch my Congo tetra every morning mowing down...

I watch my Congo tetra every morning mowing down the blyxa.

I think the males eat the most plant matter. Perhaps it's just me, but they are the ones I see eating plants the most.

They do like...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
If anyone follows this, I apologize. I am...

If anyone follows this, I apologize. I am terrible at updating.

First thing, Congo Tetra eat plants :( I can't keep them happy with duck weed, they eat it faster then I can grow it. Also they...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-11-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
x0769- Thanks. There are a couple plants in that...

x0769- Thanks. There are a couple plants in that video. The main really skinny grassy one is Eleocharis vivipara. The plant to the far right of the screen is ludwigia brevipes.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By rustbucket
I have a kiddie pool outside. I put it in part...

I have a kiddie pool outside. I put it in part shade. After about a week or so it is green. I put the daphnia in and leave them for the summer. You will also get mosquito larva, which you will want...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 519
Posted By rustbucket
I was told to knock the bottle gently against...

I was told to knock the bottle gently against something a few times in addition to the shaking. That's what I do now, after freaking out a few times thinking my tank had gone haywire when I forgot to...
Forum: ACUREL Aquarium and Pond Care 04-27-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By rustbucket
I've won before but will enter anyhow, it's fun...

I've won before but will enter anyhow, it's fun :)

Tip #1 ALWAYS unplug your heater.

Next unplug any power heads, or other equipment that will be exposed to the air. I have everything that...
Forum: Fish 04-27-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By rustbucket
wow what a beautiful fish. I hope they stay out a...

wow what a beautiful fish. I hope they stay out a lot so you get to see them.

I only have black kuhli loaches, was lucky to even find those where I am. But one of them is pink. I really don't...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
I check the Canadian swap and shop from time to...

I check the Canadian swap and shop from time to time, but there's never much :( Will keep an eye out.

It's really amazing what you can grow without co2. When I first started I had everything high...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-10-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,976
Posted By rustbucket
clueless, my bees are fresh, they have even bred...

clueless, my bees are fresh, they have even bred in fresh water for me, but I never saved the babies. May try again later. I was told they are Brachygobius xanthozona, but I'm not even sure.
...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By rustbucket
I vote kuhli if you plan to get a lot. I had 5...

I vote kuhli if you plan to get a lot. I had 5 black kuhli's and saw them sometimes...

My Corydora seem to come out a bit more so make a funner fish.

I made the mistake of getting both...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-04-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By rustbucket
That does look like an ideal spot with all that...

That does look like an ideal spot with all that algae :)
But I believe they're nocturnal?? At least I think mine are. I have a good school of them, but they still choose to sit around all day and...
Forum: Fish 04-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By rustbucket
the worms may be planaria, not at all sure, but...

the worms may be planaria, not at all sure, but if so then something like a guppy will eat them.

As for daphnia, I have raised them with awesome success in a kiddie pool outside. Just put them in...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By rustbucket
Good start. Love the Mickey Mouse :)

Good start.

Love the Mickey Mouse :)
Forum: Fish 03-18-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By rustbucket
Oh congrats! It is possible though quite rare. ...

Oh congrats! It is possible though quite rare.

I have heard of eggs coming in with plants though, so if you have added anything new in the last little while that may be it.
Either way cool :)
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-15-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By rustbucket
I actually heard of an ex boyfriend peeing in his...

I actually heard of an ex boyfriend peeing in his girlfriends tank and killing all the fish :( I assume if you caught it though a water change should help??

My greatest fear is an incurable...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By rustbucket
this is just a regular gravel vac? Sucking...

this is just a regular gravel vac?

Sucking on the end till you get suction is a much faster way. If your good you don't even need to get water in your mouth.

Or else hold your finger over the...
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