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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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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 06:57 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 08:01 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 07:31 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 07:27 PM
by toreskeviin Go to last post
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