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Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-30-2015, 11:25 AM
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Posted By majerah1
Re: Midnight Water Changes

This was fantastic!
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-29-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Fadil13
Re: Midnight Water Changes

Midnight is early for me.. I usually change my water around 3 or 4am. I'll turn on the lights a little before I begin, to give the guys chance to wake up... In natural conditions, they have to...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-24-2015, 11:41 PM
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Posted By Farm
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-24-2015, 08:22 AM
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Posted By kalyke
Re: Midnight Water Changes

This was a cute story. When my tank was cycling, I often was jolted out of sleap to do a quick water change.
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By big b
Re: Midnight Water Changes

haha this is so funny LMAO.
#risible
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-23-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By chenowethpm
Re: Midnight Water Changes

I was changing water on the fry tank at midnight. Although it was a bit less dramatic!
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   01-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By navigator black
Re: Midnight Water Changes

This isn't like, ummm, every Saturday night for you? It sounds normal to me....

Great story.
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-27-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Tolak
Re: Building a Fish Room

Half the tank depth, plus or minus an inch, from the edge of the lowest point on the top support members. The plus or minus depends on arm length, your body build, what you feel comfortable reaching...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By chenowethpm
Re: Building a Fish Room

I got to agree with CB on this matter. The more space for maneuvering things and your hands and arms the better. From my own experience, the stand I built for my 29 in my bedroom has a ten below it....
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Building a Fish Room

For water changes and getting stuff in and out easy I like 10-12 inches in between each tank.
If you were using 2x4 to build shelf you could just plan 1 foot above lower tanks rim to set top of 2x4...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   12-20-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By coralbandit
Re: will boiling the water make it safe once it has cooled?

I never knew any of this!
I guess beer makers take their water as seriously as we do.
I found this link which seemed to warn of chloramine .Boiling only 20 minutes may not be enough for chloramine?...
Forum: Freshwater Catfish   12-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By kalyke
Re: Bristlenose plec still has no whiskers

Clark gable mustacios on the girl. Swoon.
Forum: Freshwater Catfish   12-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By FishyFriend
Re: Bristlenose plec still has no whiskers

Females can get bristles but they're small & just on the lips, the males bristles are larger & go right up the nose
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   12-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By coralbandit
Re: Feeding my new African Butterflyfish

It probly won't eat the pellets ever unless by mistake.It need to "think" it is eating live food.
A cricket or 2 will do wonders for you.1 cricket should be pretty filling,unless you can get the...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By susankat
Re: Building a Fish Room

I have had up to 62 tanks running at one time when I had one room dedicated to fish and then I had my 220 in the living room. The pump I used was big enough to have sponge filters running in all the...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-29-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By Arthur7
Re: Building a Fish Room

Over many years I have found: An aquarist always has at least a tank too little.
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By kalyke
Re: Building a Fish Room

Lol. I never have, but at some point the livestock needs to make back part of their rent and or utility costs. That would mean breeding. I am an orchid enthusiast and have run out of the space in my...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Building a Fish Room

First good to hear from you again and hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving also.
How many is too many?*question*r2
For me it comes down to space and how much water I can prepare.
After that it is all...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By big b
Re: Building a Fish Room

yeah rock on dude!!!!beer-or frozen fish food?well why not add a 50 inch flat screen tv
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   11-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,294
Posted By majerah1
Re: Building a Fish Room

However much you feel you can handle. You need to house some wild species of bettas too, as they are great! Super fun to watch and usually will breed easily :D.
Forum: Social Announcements & Good Wishes   11-02-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,548
Posted By majerah1
Thoughts for Susankat

I wanted to inform you all that our pleco boss was admitted to the hospital. She underwent a massive heart attack and had two stints placed. Everyone please send her some good vibes, thoughts and...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   10-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By discusbreeder
Re: What is the ideal clown loach setup?

There are usually reasons for most fish to have a preference in water movement, substrate, temperature, and plantings. For loaches the reason is that most are stream fishes from areas featuring...
Forum: Freshwater Fish Species   10-16-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By coralbandit
Re: What is the ideal clown loach setup?

I have been fortunate to put my clown loaches through everthing.
They can be in almost any system.
a little current(strong current) in part of the tank and caves or tight spaces will provide the...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   09-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Bio Max in aquaclear filters

Some I have 2 and a sponge "prefilter" on intake(my 110) .On my smaller AQs I have only 1 sponge and nothing else.Some have the sponge prefilter also.
ALL bio media needs to be rinsed every now and...
Forum: General Freshwater Forum   09-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By coralbandit
Re: Bio Max in aquaclear filters

Anything could have and has been used BEFORE biomax!
I still use sponges in all my tanks.Even in my aquaclear hobs!I don't use any of the ceramic,bio ball,cintered glass......... stuff they have...
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