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Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   12-28-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
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: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   04-15-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By nh murph
Re: fish are dying

I just had a very similar situation. Coralbandit was right all along, and suggested I treat right away. I had Potassium Permaganate in hand and got cold feet about using it after I talked with the...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   11-10-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Weird Algae

Looks like hair algae?No clue how to deal with it besides possibly shorten lighting cycle.I grow it like mad in my fry tanks, which is all good by me,but do still have to manually remove some from...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   11-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Upgrading from 10 Gallon

Both those tank are expensive.The one comes with several accessories,but still?Petco will soon(if not now) have their $ per gallon sale and you could get a 40B or 55 for $40 or $55.All other...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   09-17-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By susankat
Re: New Pleco Babies

I would also suggest moving the adults an the guppies. At this stage moving them can be stressful on them and yourself. Once they get a little bigger move them to a 20 gal to give them more room to...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   09-17-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By coralbandit
Re: New Pleco Babies

First CONGRATS!
I think it would be easier to move the guppies.Less work,risk and keeping the fry in the existing enviroment sounds best.
For my GBR they say to move the fry but ,as you said being...
Forum: South American and American Cichlids   09-11-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By ArtyG
Re: Rams & Apistos

You could keep those Apisto. caucatoides with GBR's in a 10 with little problem . I tried just that back in the 70's on a dorm room desk. I would avoid the C. agasizi which are almost as difficult...
Forum: Freshwater Plants, Freshwater Planted Tanks   09-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Some Questions about Driftwoord/Plants

I would think if you soak and boil driftwood it being from ocean should be ok.Soaking could be for like a week or more.
Although you didn't ask on this one putting a pleco in a 20gl with two...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   09-01-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 22,258
Posted By coralbandit
Re: GBR breeding journal

Parents come out 2-3 days after the fry are free swimming.
Forum: South American and American Cichlids   08-27-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Apisto Fry Questions

Cichlids - Apistogramma (http://fish.mongabay.com/apistogramma.htm)
The first link does mention harems.
Apistogramma - English (http://www.lem.net/alf/apisto-eng.htm)
The second link mentions that...
Forum: New To The Freshwater Aquarium Hobby   08-25-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Buying aquarium as gift help?

1^ with Sue.I love my spec V.Aqueon pro 50W heaters do fit in pump area very nicely.Great freshwater tank(not so sure the light would work real good with salt though.)
You got to check em out(on...
Forum: South American and American Cichlids   08-11-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Apisto Fry Questions

Well you're going to have to feed the other fish sometime, so maybe offer them the usaull then a couple minutes later add the bbs.I know from seeing them and the GR that they are so small I still...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   08-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,149
Posted By coralbandit
Re: To carbon..? Or not to carbon??

Many here (including myself) use purigen(made by seachem).It makes crystal clear water,removes nitrates and is rechargable(some of mine is 2 years old).Water changes do everything and more than...
Forum: South American and American Cichlids   08-03-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Rams & Apistos

I keep my apistos and GBR in remineralised RO/DI.Mostly in attempt to breed.The rams were originally in my 180gl with 7.6pH,with fish such as rummy nose,cardinals and discus.I would think the apistos...
Forum: South American and American Cichlids   08-02-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,602
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Rams & Apistos

I answered this one WRONG before so the answer is yes.I read many links and reports and all said they should do fine together.I have apisto C.(and my lfs had the same 2 at that time) but the AC...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   07-25-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Tough Question With No Consenus Answer, Please Help, We are Desperate

1^ with graybot.Done properly it is IMPOSSIBLE to change to much water.Done properly it will have nothing but positve effects.I have changed 100% on some of my breeder tanks!
And 1^ again with...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   07-25-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By graybot
Re: Tough Question With No Consenus Answer, Please Help, We are Desperate

I would disagree that changing large amounts of water would lead to a crash of any sort. The chemistry of a freshwater tank is more determined by the state of biological filtration (does not occur...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   05-29-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By GreenyFunkyMonkey
Re: What has he been through?

I would say this is a psychological problem with the fish based on what you have told us. Just make sure your water quality is good... no ammonia, no nitrites, and very little nitrates... less that...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   05-29-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By sivakv
Re: What has he been through?

I guess there are experts who could comment on this. I read somewhere that if you leave filters off for 2 hrs or so(or in other words, water does not circulate), then the bacteria etc in canister die...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Diseases, Algae Problems, and Tank Emergencies   05-28-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By majerah1
Re: What has he been through?

Could have been near something and got a shock.
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   05-12-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By coralbandit
Re: P. Furcatus Blue Eye

They are very much like most dwarf rainbows.They get a little bigger than the "dwarf rainbow" and will probly do well in schools.Males are more colorful and have better finnage.They are fairly...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   04-16-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,157
Posted By coralbandit
Re: how often do the rest of you vacuum?

There is no doubt that better water makes better fish!RR is going to keep malwai cichlids I believe and they definately will pull every trick in the book to rank dominant over their tankmates,be it...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   03-07-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,591
Posted By Berylla
Re: hang on or canister filter

I ran a canister filter until recently and I soo glad I got rid of it. I find it a pain to clean since I need to drag it to the sink and dump the water out, wash down the sides, baskets of the brown...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   03-04-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By coralbandit
Re: upgrading tanks!!!!

If water is proper temp and dechlorinated they can go right in.Now since you will have a larger tank you're probably going to get more fish,this is the part to go slow on.Your bacteria colony in...
Forum: Breeding Freshwater Fish And Inverts   03-01-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By susankat
Re: Breeding Plecos

With bn's being the same species, you can mix them and come up with different ratios of albino and browns. Even if you keep the colors seperated you can still come up with albinos throwing a few...
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