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Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By Botiadancer
Midnight Water Changes

My girlfriend is always saying I am on the computer too much.

It was late and I was tired. I had been reading all about whiptails in the latest issue of Amazonas. Sleepy-eyed I limped (seems I...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   01-23-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: A bunch of rookie questions....

I see this wire thing pop up over and over again. Are wires for the aquarium somehow different than wires for lamps, tvs, computers, etc? You can tape plugs that are attached to other cords, as well...
Forum: African Cichlids   01-17-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,458
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Compatibility question

What are you looking to add?

First check out

Polypterus senegalus senegalus (Senegal Bichir) ? Seriously Fish (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/polypterus-senegalus-senegalus/)

for more...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   01-08-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,473
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Silver dollars eating my plants!

Complaining about Silver Dollars eating your plants is like complaining about a red tail catfish eating your mollies.

Plastic plants or maybe decorate with manzanita wood with a little java fern...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   12-28-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,123
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: New to the Aquarium Scene

I'll leave the plants to the experts. I like low light, slow growing, attach to rock/wood, hard to kill java fern.
Filtration should be fine - out of curiosity, what are the brand/model #s of...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-27-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Building a Fish Room

Related rack building question...
If the tanks are directly over each other; as in same size tanks, how much clearance would you recommend between 2x (2x4 or 2x6 or 2x8 depending on span and...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   12-21-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Treating sick fish-can't find answers to 3 questions...

The salt helps stimulate the slime coat, which in turn helps get the parasites off faster/harder to latch on to fish. That is why it is so commonly used for so many things. I have read that the...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   12-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,639
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Treating sick fish-can't find answers to 3 questions...

I'm gonna cheat and quote myself from past posts. But to summarize... I prefer 86-88 degrees and 1 tsp salt/gallon. Vacuum gravel every day for first 3 days. Continue treatment for 10 days after you...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   12-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Good schooling tetra?

I find in our small ecosystems we call tanks its hard to get fish to school. More of a shoaling behavior than anything else.

I love rummynoses too.

Danios are the kings of frenetic behavior....
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   12-15-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Heater blew

If the shrapnel is all gone, can't you just put another heater in to keep the tank going? This is why I always have a spare heater or two.
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-12-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Carbon,Ammonia filter blend ??

First let me start by saying I don't use any carbon or adsorptive material in my filters/tanks.

These types of materials don't last nearly as long as you think they do. If you run a super clean...
Forum: Freshwater Predators   12-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,238
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

First off, I know nothing about fire eels. If it is the Asian one - don't they get close to 3 feet long?

Jaguar Cichlids (P. managuensis) would either eat your plants, shred them, and at best only...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   12-07-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: plastic or glass?

Lol! I was just looking for tubs last night for my yard/garage... on the opposite end of the scale though - 300g or bigger. Came across some interesting things. Hope this helps... or at least gives...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Moving 55 gallon tank

I seem to move tanks all the time.

Yours is an easy move.

Take all the rocks out/decorations out. You can leave any plastic plants in if you have them, or ceramic caves. They will be important...
Forum: Freshwater Fish and Plants For Sale, Swap, and Wanted   12-05-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: 2 100% FREE White Tipped Sharks NEED A Forever Home

Not to be a grinch, but...

My reading tells me they prefer brackish conditions at small sizes, but should be slowly acclimated to marine conditions as they get bigger.

They easily reach over a...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   12-05-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Rebuilding after Ich

I'm sure CB didn't mention this cus he was too busy gnashing his teeth from reading this scenario for the 45,204,562nd time; but, when you add the pleco and whatever else to make up your losses, you...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   12-05-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,463
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Feeding my new African Butterflyfish

Having never had them, but watched them for hours at a time in shops; CB is correct again (drat!) in that they want their food to move. You can try freeze dried crickets tied to a thread and pulled...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Building a Fish Room

So from what I've gathered, a hundred tanks would not be too many... that's what I get for asking a bunch of fishheads. Fortunately I'll be adding one tank at a time, so I can just quit when it gets...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By Botiadancer
Building a Fish Room

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

As the plumbers rip apart my garage wall to put in gas and drainage lines for my washer/dryer AND SINK, I can now begin to seriously plan my fishroom. I do not intend...
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes   11-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,538
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Thoughts for Susankat

Get well soon Katfishwoman!

You need to save us from Majerah and Mr. Bandit!! Your absence has caused their unchecked power go to their heads and they are making us do daily waterchanges and...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-16-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: What size heater should I use?

What is the coldest the room where they are gets?

Get a heater that can get your tank to 75 on its coldest day. A few degrees fluctuation over the coarse of the year is healthy for them. If your...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   10-16-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: What is the ideal clown loach setup?

CB hit all the important nails on the head - mine have moved 5 times with me and are all over 10 years old. They seem almost bullet-proof once they settle in - you can't get them too hot - mine were...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-09-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Bio Max in aquaclear filters

I was gonna say that our trusted fishhead CB has gone off the deep end on another rant... except I agree with him completely on everything he said - right down to the double sponge and prefilter on...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-06-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Can you change water too often?

If you consistently change a lot of water, you can get away with 100% water changes - just look at Discus breeders. The key is for the new water to have the same common parameters as the old water --...
Forum: Freshwater Catfish   10-01-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,494
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: community friendly, small, solo catfish

Small catfish that is a loner.... it doesn't usually work that way it seems. Small things like to shoal and hangout together - like teenagers - without the attitude though. And safe with bamboo...
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