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Forum: Saltwater Fish-Only Tank Discussions   09-13-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By chenowethpm
Re: 29g help

Most of what I've read and researched says that the only thing they are good for is green water. I just installed one on a pond me and my dad built and it really did ckear up the green water fast. My...
Forum: Saltwater Fish-Only Tank Discussions   09-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,115
Posted By coralbandit
Re: 29g help

Almost all info on UV in marine aquaria basically says it is a "safety measure" with no real visable difference.
No specific reaction or issue will be solved with its addition.
Along with lack of...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   08-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By coralbandit
Re: algae and green water

Lights out for 3 days will help more then waterchanges for green water.
Like Hotwingz said without live plants you are running your light too much.Fish don't need or like light,especially...
Forum: Reef Tanks And Coral Discussion   07-30-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,669
Posted By woody019
Re: 10 gallon reef tank

As they said do be patient, take your time and do hours of research and reading BEFORE you start a tank!!!!!! Once you have the basics, research more into every detail then some more research on the...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   06-30-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By Buerkletucson
Re: Turning off the heater?

Depending on when we turn on/off the central AC the heater on my 150 G is still operating in the summer months also.
I have the heater set @78F so it can cycle on if needed.....I think it's better...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   06-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Background painting advice

Once filled with water you won't be able to see out the side pane unless you are looking from the opposite side.The inside walls of the aquarium are like mirrors when the tank is full if not viewed...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   06-12-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Tips For 36 Gallon Tank

I'm not so sure this particular catfish needs driftwood.It won't hurt anything beside the pH of your water.The "featherfin"AKA synodontis Euruptus is an African catfish from fast moving african...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   06-10-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By Fishtail76
Re: Bushynose Pleco?

Thank you very much. Just wanted to make sure, didn't want a fish that is to big for my tank and might not be compatible with other tank mates.
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   06-03-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,121
Posted By coralbandit
Re: 1.5" MarinePure substrate in a Eheim cannister filter

I suppose if you have enough you could break some to fill the extra space.I'm the sponge guy after keeping fish for over 30 years so will never waste money on fancy bio media with crazy claims(240 sq...
Forum: Member Introductions   05-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,187
Posted By coralbandit
Re: HELLO EVERYONE! Addicted newbie new to the form.

First welcome(I hope this doesn't seem like newcomer run over by welcome wagon).
8 gallons removed from a 125G?NOT EVEN CLOSE!
Your tank is not cycled if it is 4 days old, so you need to be testing...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   05-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By jrman83
Re: New to planted tanks! a little help with light and substrate??

What do you Vals look like? Are they of good color and healthy or are they just not growing too fast? If the latter, you have very low light so the growth rate is going to be pretty low also. If...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   05-18-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By susankat
Re: New to planted tanks! a little help with light and substrate??

Substrate is fine, I use pool filter sand in all my planted tanks. Have you tried increasing your lighting time. Normal range is 8 to 10 hours. You could probably add another light strip to it as...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Photography   05-15-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By Arthur7
A few more photos

I take pictures often discus fish. I can not pass by without a photo. Even though I not self have.
These are very clever. Knowledge beforehand, when it is photographed. Quiet stand in front, show a...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   05-13-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By chenowethpm
Re: Alternative filter media

Sponges, cut to size
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   05-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By bolram
Re: Aquarium Salt AND Live Plants

As above. When using salt in a planted or any freshwater tank is using the proper dosing. To much causes a brackish environment that many FW fish will not tolerate the same applies to most plants....
Forum: New To The Saltwater Aquarium Hobby   05-09-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By coralbandit
Re: What is Necessary

This is a pretty good list;
Nano Fish (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/aquarium-fish-supplies.cfm?c=15+2124)
This one seemed a little questionable but list some good fish;
lgreen's Ultimate...
Forum: Saltwater Do It Yourself   05-09-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,703
Posted By coralbandit
Re: How much can I get from the beach

I almost forgot about this one!
You can use any shells ,rocks and pieces of coral.
I would think you could even use the sand but I would rinse it especially well.
all stuff should probly be rinsed...
Forum: New To The Saltwater Aquarium Hobby   05-09-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By coralbandit
Re: What is Necessary

You don't need "salt water" specific gravel,BUT do want to use one that will buff your ph like for african cichlids.argonite is pretty basic,in the old days used dolomite,which was cheap.
The...
Forum: Brackish Water Aquariums   05-09-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,613
Posted By coralbandit
Re: brackish fish compatibility with figure 8 puffers?

I certainly have no experience with plants in brackish tanks ,but I'm with RM.I just don't think there are very many(certainly not common ones)that will"transition" to brackish.I couldn't even get...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   05-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,304
Posted By Lunch Box
Re: 2nd attempt at a planted tank

Thanks for the info, I will do some more research and see what else I can find. I haven't cut out the air stone altogether. I cut it down to about a 3rd of the airflow it once had. At one point even...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   05-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: My favorite places to find info!

I use skeptical aquarist as well, also
American Cichlid Association (http://www.cichlid.org/)
Main Index - The Cichlid Room Companion (http://www.cichlidae.com/default.php)
Cichlid-Forum.com...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   05-01-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,814
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Cichlid Sinking Pellets won't sink

Most will sink.I don't let the food soak I add it to tank right away so some(very few) flakes float for a short time.Most fish(there are xceptions) prefer their food under the surface in my...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   05-01-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 552
Posted By coralbandit
My favorite places to find info!

I really enjoy helping people out with their fish and am lucky to have gotten great info from members here,my LFS and a couple very handy sites.
So it is not that I don't want to help but thought...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   04-24-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,088
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Possibly setting up a Brackish water tank, to do or not to do

They are brackish water fish and need to be in brackish water.It/he will fall ill and slowly die if not acclimated to brackish IMO.
Dragonfish aka Dragon Goby Caresheet...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   04-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,229
Posted By Gizmo
Re: Need plant ideas for a 55gallon aquarium

Red plants require additional iron supplementation to keep their rosy hue. Look into some API LeafZone, SeaChem Flourish Iron, or make your own solution using ferrous iron gluconate dietary...
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