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Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
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: 1,460
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 Aquarium Photography   01-15-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,664
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: "The Mud Puddle" - 40G Journal

This is going to be one spectacular looking tank!
Nice balance of wood and rocks with sand - hardly even need any plants - can't wait to see fish peeking around in it.
More more more photos!!
...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   01-08-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,478
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: General Freshwater Forum   12-27-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Botiadancer
Real Monster Tanks on a budget

So I was looking far ahead to my fishroom in the garage and was thinking of tubs sitting on the floor rather than tanks on the floor as you can't see the fish on the lower tier that well anyway. As...
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 Predators   12-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,239
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Predatory tank stocking ideas?

The two most predatory fish I know and like are:
Coralbandit when someone says there is no need to change water in an aquarium
and
Susankat when someone says catfish are boring and ugly.
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: 9,239
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: 1,348
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: Freshwater Catfish   12-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Bristlenose plec still has no whiskers

After closer examination with my portable electron microscope... my smaller one has bristles just around edge when viewed from above. I guess this could be the lip area. Sort of like a Clark Gable...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
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: General Freshwater Forum   12-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,635
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Plecos and loaches, okay together?

Bristlenose plecos are poop factories. In another post I mentioned how they love the green stuff so much I wish I could use them to mow my grass.

A good prefilter on your filter intakes is the...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   12-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Troublesome Rainbowfish

Are they displaying to the females and chasing each other and bringing the plants up in the chase or are they digging and pulling at the plants with their mouths?

I don't keep plants with mine,...
Forum: Freshwater Catfish   12-05-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,969
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Cory Cats

Cynsnn - I hate you!

Ok, not really... I'm just extremely jealous!! In 3 or so decades of keeping fish, I've never had cories breed. I never tried too hard, but, nothing... ever! Will you be...
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 Catfish   12-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Botiadancer
Re: Bristlenose plec still has no whiskers

I've had my 2 longfin albinos (bright yellow!) since January when they were an inch to 1 1/4".

Now one is 3.5" TL and the other is 4.5" TL.
Smaller one has short bristles 1-2mm, bigger one has...
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...
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