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Orange Cichlids by Jim Hagani
Hi, I have 4 Cichlids, 1M, 3F, Mouth Breeders, They are pure orange, The male is 5" long, and females are 3-4", full grown I guess. I had them for 3 years now. Two questions. 1. Can anyone identify what kind they are, with so little info, sorry no digital camera. 2. Recently the male has started...
May 24th 11 12:14 AM
by anddrewcraig Go to last post
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New African Tank: Water Hardness question by Mister Jerk
I currently have a 55Gal / Emperor 280 / Ebo Jager 150w Tank that I am setting up for African Cichlids. I have added about 1.5inches of crushed coral substrate 24 hours ago. Naturally my water (well water) is very soft. After adding water to the tank with substrate and company I am getting the...
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April 28th 11 08:01 PM
by arlenpalmer Go to last post
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Increase in Lighting for 55 Gallon Tank? by Mr. Zee
Hello folks: I have a 55 gallon tetra/ram planted tank with a DIY CO2 generator and 2 65 Watt 6700K Coralife bulbs. Plant growth is ok, but some of the plants seem to be 'reaching' for the light. Also they've taken on a bit of a yellowish/light green hue, different then the nice dark green that...
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April 15th 11 07:54 PM
by pitterritz Go to last post
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Rocks in a box of glass... by RedForeman
I went down to the river and gathered several buckets of large-ish rocks, to put in the 55g. I had attempted to do several things with it, but as many have said before, a 55g 4' tank, is limited, it's the depth that gets ya... So I'm going to organize a mound that reaches 3/4 to the top, stacked...
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March 21st 11 05:57 PM
by karltonjolly Go to last post
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Mirror in the fishtank by Big Dummy
I have been having problems with a hyper-territorial green terror in my 75 gal tank, he killed a gymnogeophageous meridonalis, a jaguar guapote, two plecostomus and a synuspillum, chewed up two severums and a red devil so badly they had to be removed, beaten up with no tails. Thing is, I like this...
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March 10th 11 07:01 PM
by rogerjackkson Go to last post
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cichlid newbie advise wanted by djh
I have 4 tropical species and community tanks but no cichlids. Having found a spare corner for yet another tank, I've decided to try Malawi cichlids. I'm in the process of setting up the tank and like to know if I'm doing it correctly. It's a 35gal tank. I've put a find layer of silicon sand on...
February 21st 11 06:31 PM
by toreskeviin Go to last post
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Holy Cow, Miracle fish by Beano
Man, I just entered the room, when suddenly one of my tank lids broke and the light fell in!!! My little oscar is so lucky he was fast enough to swim away from the guilotine (spelling?) that was the glass and the electrocution that was looming... Lucky I cut the power to the light before it could...
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February 21st 11 06:27 PM
by toreskeviin Go to last post
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My first ever cichlids!! by Gary
Hello, I have jumped in at the deep end and purchased 10 lake malawi (I hope) cichlids for my 260 litre aquarium. I went to the LFS, and asked for 10 compatible lake milawi's, and he gave me a nice selection of small fishes. He said they would fight over territory and I should have suffecient...
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February 21st 11 06:22 PM
by toreskeviin Go to last post
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rift lake buffer by battlelance
Ok, two questions for ya'll today: I found a recpie for rift lake buffer (the usual salt, epsom salt and baking soda), and calculated out how much I'd need per 5 gallons and worked it out into a number of doses for my 80gal tank. So, my questions a 1) I'm currently suffering from a freaking...
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February 19th 11 12:04 PM
by shanefosster Go to last post
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live food for africans? by Zimm44
I know that Africans of Lake Malawi should eat a diet of predominantly alga or vegetable based food to avoid bloat. My question is whether anyone has suggestions or advice on feeding blood worms and other live foods to them as a supplement/conditioning food? Any advice? I just bought some frozen...
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February 12th 11 12:58 PM
by fentorydekson Go to last post
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Low maintenance tanganykan aquarium by chip
Hi, my tank is only a 20 gallon size, and I have 5 tanganykan cichlids and 5 red crabs. I never changed the water, I never syphoon the bottom to clean it, because I don't feed them very often. I only add new tap water due to evaporation, but I cover all my holes, so the evaporation occurs very...
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February 12th 11 12:57 PM
by fentorydekson Go to last post
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Father with Ich - How to treat by Leong Goh
My Blue Acaras have had free swimming fry for three days. Now Dad has developed White spot. No other fish appear to have it. Father is busy defending territory against 5 firemouths and 1 small female green terror. Should I treat the whole 300l tank? ( Will the fry be OK ) or Isolate the Father...
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February 12th 11 12:51 PM
by fentorydekson Go to last post
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Egg tumbler by George
Does anyone know where i can get some pics of egg tumblers. I want to be able to make one using diffrent ideas. Thanks
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February 12th 11 12:45 PM
by fentorydekson Go to last post
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snails... by Jon Pike
Okie doke. So my tanks are completely infested with snails. I've heard some people say "get loaches" but the kuhli's I got aren't doing much at all. I've also heard people say "never use those snail killing chemicals" but I've never really heard why. Any other ways of getting rid of -all- the...
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February 3rd 11 05:54 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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Grow to their environment... by Jon Pike
I'm sure you've all heard this idea before, that fish of various kinds will grow to fit their environment, and then stop growing. Does anyone have good -reliable- information on the matter? I'm sure everyone has opinions, and links to opinions, but I'd like to get a handle on some facts if it were...
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February 3rd 11 05:52 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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120g Tank & Laminate wood flooring?????? by CanadianCray
I am just wondering if anybody has any experience with laminate wood flooring & heavy tanks of this size??? Will it stand up to the weight of the tank. I am putting in some laminate wood flooring in my living room where there is currently carpet. I am worried that the weight of the tank may cause...
February 3rd 11 05:51 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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Reading water tests by Jon Pike
Should water tests be read with a light shining through it, and held up against the white part of the card, or in shadow, held up against the white part of the card? -- http://www.neopets.com/refer.phtml?username=moosespet
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February 3rd 11 05:50 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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New discuss tank. by Gary
Hello, I have purchased a Jewel Vision 260 litre aquarium, and plan on keeping Discus for the first time. Other requirements: - I plan to keep tropical plants (discus friendly of course) - I would also like to keep some other fish which will co exist in harmony with the discus. Maybe clownloach,...
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February 3rd 11 05:49 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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bologne by rna
was wondering if it was okay to give my oscars bologne...because my nephew was eating a bologne sandwitch(no mayo) and he held the bolongne over the opening and they jumped up and grabed it....i wont be a staple diet...was jus wondering wil it do any harm...its the OSCAR meyer bologne..thats proly...
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February 3rd 11 05:48 PM
by smiithjones Go to last post
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Feeding oscar bugs by Beano
Hi, I like to leave a bit of the lid on my oscars tank open so some bugs can fall in during the night when the light is on. I also feed him any bugs that I find around the house. Are there any particular bugs that might be poisonous to an oscar?
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February 1st 11 05:06 PM
by silvrsteln Go to last post
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