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Murder in the Malawi Tank by Gill Passman
I came down this morning to find a dead Yellow Lab. I instantly thought it was the tattered beaten up one that I've been trying to catch and isolate for the past few days....but no...she is still swimming around and keeping out of trouble. It was a perfectly healthy (until this morning) Lab. It was...
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June 23rd 11 10:38 PM
by binyrogger Go to last post
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How old is my baby oscar by Beano
Hi, Just wondering... If I got my baby oscar 4 weeks ago this sunday, and he was 2 inches then, and now he is 3 inches, then how old is he?
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June 23rd 11 10:37 PM
by binyrogger Go to last post
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driftwood discoloration by Big Dummy
I just shelled out $20 at the LPS for a smallish piece of driftwood, in the forlorn idiots hopes that such an expensive piece would not give me the sort of problems that found driftwood potentially usually has, namely contamination, floating, and discoloration of the water. Well I guess two out of...
June 23rd 11 10:36 PM
by binyrogger Go to last post
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Moribund plecos by Big Dummy
I notice I have a really high death rate of plecos. I keep cichlids, usually moderatley aggressive south americans, haps and peacocks. I have several tanks. I try to keep at least one pleco in each tank to eat the algae. I have a problem though in that they are always dying...
June 23rd 11 10:35 PM
by binyrogger Go to last post
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Best cannister filter....? by Big Dummy
Eheim, Fluval, or some other brand? Which model? I've used power filters for two decades and primarily because my girlfriend hates the sound of running water am finally switching to a cannister filter. Problem is, while for example I know Aquaclear are the most reliable lowest maintenance power...
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June 9th 11 05:05 AM
by yanfeng Go to last post
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Questions about Oscars by Papa Red
I am seriously considering going over to my LFS sometime in the next few days, and if the same Oscar that I saw there today is still there, I am going to purchase it, unless you folks can convince me that I shouldn't. I currently have a 30 gallon aquarium that the Oscar can call it's home. The fish...
June 2nd 11 07:20 PM
by scottmilsson Go to last post
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high ammonia and dead angels by Kyle
I have had a 20g aquariam since about thanksgiving... I've followed all of the instructions, letting it cycle for about 6 weeks with starter fish, when i started introducing more fish in (about 4 at a time) my ammonia is still very high... its about 2.0 ( I tested it with the freshwater master test...
June 2nd 11 07:19 PM
by scottmilsson Go to last post
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gravel vs sand ? 1/4" gravel max? by erik w
One website that seems to be fine for purchasing fish on the Internet is www.aquariumfish.net . How ever this site recommends that a MAX of 1/4" of gravel be used. I don't think I would agree with this but I was wondering if anyone else had any experience in the comparison. I actually use black...
June 2nd 11 07:18 PM
by scottmilsson Go to last post
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My 3 y/o Discus has hole in the head, please help her! by [email protected]
Today I found out my favorite fish "Jackie" ( I would like to think she is a girl) has hole in the head. She has not lost her appetite & is behaving normally except for sometimes trying to scratch herself on the driftwood. I read somewhere on the net that earthworms fed to the fish by itself will...
June 2nd 11 07:17 PM
by scottmilsson Go to last post
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Need filter suggestion for cichlid tank by George Pontis
I have a fairly newly setup cichlid tank, and thinking that my filtration is marginal. The tank is 125G nominal capacity but actual water volume is more like 100 gallons. Size is 6' long, 18" wide, and 20" high. The population consists of six 3.5" to 5.5" Lake Malawi cichlids, mostly peacocks, no...
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May 27th 11 12:21 AM
by nelssoncraigg Go to last post
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Using a linear air pump in a wet dry sump system for return... by The Madd Hatter
Ok, the title sucks.... I am working on my multiple tank system (6 tanks on a rack)... I just bought a Medo AC0602 Linear piston pump to run my sponge filters and everything else in 6 to 8 tanks that are between 14" to 18" in depth.. This pump is powerful enough that even if I ran 15-20 outlets at...
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May 27th 11 12:20 AM
by nelssoncraigg Go to last post
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low maintenance tanganykan cichlids tank by Chip
Hi, I just add to my tank a 5 inch female fiddler crab(both claws same size) I started to combine red crabs and fiddler crabs in my tanganykan cichlids tank, but the pet shops always caution me that the crabs might eat my fish. Most pet shops only carry 1 inch red crabs or fiddler crabs. I did
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May 27th 11 12:19 AM
by nelssoncraigg Go to last post
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Algea Destroyer by 'nutherBob
I keep getting a lot of algea on my glass, even after faithfully and once a week water changes, once a month complete water change and "scrub". I have a plecky, and I was wondering using a algea destroying or treatment will hurt the pleco in my cichlid tank. 'nutherBob
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May 27th 11 12:16 AM
by nelssoncraigg Go to last post
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I think I just killed all my fish by SA
I cannot believe I did this but I think I managed to kill an entire tank of cichlids tonight. I am really bombed out about it. I have a 45 gallon tank with some juveniles thriving for the past 3 months. Typically I changed the water once a month when I had some community fish in there and once the...
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May 27th 11 12:15 AM
by nelssoncraigg Go to last post
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cross breeding??? by Damaclese
ive got an unidentified african that i got in a bulk deal. i have a 155 gallon bowfront. i think it may even be a southamerican im not too sure buy any way it has recently decided to inhabit one of my coconut shells as a breeding ground. i found this out by being attacked by it while rearanging...
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May 24th 11 12:17 AM
by anddrewcraig Go to last post
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Newbie questions - tank set up by Jaroslav Vopalensky
Thanx for the advice. Do you (or anyone else) have any suggestions for bright coloured cichlids that *could* be kept in a 24" cubed tank ? I'm quite willing to hear that this size is plain unsuitable for cichlids, it's just that if there are any that will live happily in ...
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May 24th 11 12:17 AM
by anddrewcraig Go to last post
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Filter systems for Mbuna by Rick Koch
I have a two-month-old 37 gal tank w/ 14 various Mbuna averaging 3" in length (and 1 plecostomus). I'm planning to return selected fish to the LFS as they outgrow the tank. This will let me pick them out by sex, coloration and sociability as they mature. The tank has a Marineland "Eclipse3"...
May 24th 11 12:16 AM
by anddrewcraig Go to last post
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hot fish by Charles Flakus j.r.
My air conditioner broke today while I was at work. My question is how warm can the water be to keep my fish alive. I got a black belt in a 55 gallon tank and a jewel in a 20 gallon. the water is normally about 79 to 80 degrees now it is just over 90 with the outside temp around 100 and the...
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May 24th 11 12:15 AM
by anddrewcraig Go to last post
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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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