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Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   02-19-2016, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By BBradbury
Minimal Maintenance Tank

Hello AF...

Time to move on to my next forum. Wanted to leave you all with the recipe for a tank project you can try. I'll give you the pieces, you get to put them together.

Low Maintenance...
Forum: Member Introductions   02-03-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By BBradbury
Re: New to The Site

Hello Sans...

Welcome to this forum. If you don't learn anything else about the water keeping hobby, learn to keep the tank water clean by removing and replacing at least half every few days to...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   02-02-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,363
Posted By BBradbury
Re: what type of filter

Hello bg...

I'd recommend Hagen filters that hang on the back of the tank. An AC50 will provide good aeration and if you change out half the tank water every week for the life of the tank, you'll...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   02-01-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Using driftwood to jump start cycle

Hello again henn...

This is the nature of this type of forum. Once it has outgrown it's usefulness and the new people have the information they need to manage their tank, they move on to another...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Using driftwood to jump start cycle

Hello henn...

Be sure to rinse the pieces in treated tap water and add fish slowly. It wouldn't hurt to monitor the new tank water too. Don't want to get more nitrogen in the new tank than the...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   01-22-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By BBradbury
Re: pregnant guppy and best breeding setup

Hello Fish...

Breeding livebearing fish is simple, if you follow some simple steps. The most important and this goes for any fish, is keeping the tank water clean. Tanks 20 gallons and under...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   01-17-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,607
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Substrate, cleaning, filtration

Hello Jen...

Here are some inexpensive ideas: Standard pea-size gravel works well as a substrate. It's easy to clean and never compacts, so you never have water chemistry problems. Shop...
Forum: Koi and Goldfish   01-05-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,106
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Filtration Help - Last of Under Gravel Filter Users.

Hello Dudie...

What's your water change routine? You likely know that filtration systems do very little to maintain good water quality. They simply take in toxic tank water and return the same...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-28-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By BBradbury
Re: need filter advice.

Hello sez...

Internal filters are fine for tanks, but you'll need to lower the water level in the tank so you can use it. A filter going out isn't the end. Filters do very little to keep the...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-09-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By BBradbury
Re: I cannot get rid of this constant cloudiness!

Hello Mun...

The right filter media has a lot to do with water clarity. I don't know if your filtration system can use this type of medium, but a couple of companies make a poly fiber pad that...
Forum: Freshwater Do It Yourself   12-07-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Substrate for a new tank

Hello here...

Pea-sized gravel is what I use. It's typically polished so it won't potentially injure fish. Good for planted plants because it allows good water flow to the roots and easy to...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   12-04-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By BBradbury
Re: What is the best way for dosing plants?

Hello gar...

Anubias is a very low maintenance plant. It's naturally slow growing and requires no added fertilizer other than what the fish produce. If you have similar plants, then you're...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Mopani Wood

Hello Greg...

Some algae is good. A sign you're maintaining a pretty healthy tank. I wouldn't fret over a little. Algae is a natural water filter and a healthy food supplement for snails and...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-04-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,909
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Tank suddenly got way too cloudy?

Hello Fist...

Small water changes are ineffective. Work up to the point you're removing and replacing half or more. When you get out the water change equipment, then make it worth the effort and...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-27-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By BBradbury
Re: How many times a day do you feed?

Hello Liz...

I may be wrong, but by creating an environment with ample food, the fish respond by breeding often. My Corydoras and Platys especially. In times of plenty, the egglayers produce...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-27-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By BBradbury
Re: How many times a day do you feed?

Hello Mug...

My tanks all have a pretty heavy fish load, so I feed well, so all get some. All tanks get 60 percent water changes weekly, so there's no chance of a build up of wastes before I...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   10-27-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By BBradbury
Re: How many times a day do you feed?

Hello Liz...

I feed a good amount of flakes, freeze dried, frozen and pellets/wafers, just once a day. My tanks are fairly large and I always have fry in the tank. But, feeding multiple times...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   10-25-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Dusting off an old hobby...

Hello Summ...

Poster's choice of course. Hardy fish are in no danger if the water keeper does their job during "fish in" cycling. If they don't, then the fish are at risk. But, if you think...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   10-25-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 949
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Dusting off an old hobby...

Hello Cow...

Cycling with fish is an efficient means and done correctly doesn't harm the fish, provided you use a hardy species like female Guppies, Platys, Swordtails, Danios, Raspboras or...
Forum: Bettas   10-23-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By BBradbury
Re: How small is too small?

Hello maj...

You know the drill. Larger is always better no matter what's going to live there. The old boy that got me into the water keeping hobby said the water in small tanks was unstable, so...
Forum: Member Introductions   10-22-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By BBradbury
Re: pregnant platy help

Hello kat...

I have several tanks of Red Wag and Sunset Platys. I heavily planted the tanks in the beginning with Common Water weed, Hornwort and have quite a bit of Duckweed too. I never move...
Forum: Tiki Hut   10-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Retiring

Hello Art...

Very nice. I especially liked the last pic of all the Tetras. Are they Bleeding Heart?

B
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   10-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By BBradbury
Upgraded to Natural Filter System

Hello AF...

Pretty slow forum here. Not sure anyone will notice this, but have been trying to breed Corydoras venezuelanus in under filtered 55 gallon tanks with emersed land plants in the water....
Forum: Tiki Hut   10-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Retiring

Hello Art...

My geography isn't very good. You're in Germany aren't you? What's your tank set up?

Just curious.

B
Forum: Tiki Hut   10-12-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By BBradbury
Re: Retiring

Hello fish...

This really shouldn't be surprising to you. These forum sites come and go. Yes, this one has gotten a bit slow, but I check in every once in a while to see if there's been a...
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