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  • toddnbecka's Avatar
    11-25-2015, 09:01 AM
    First, frontosa neeed to be kept in large groups in really large tanks. A 90 is simply too small for them, and 2 will eventually become 1. Next,...
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    11-24-2015, 04:46 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread PLECO for coldwater. in Plecos
    Really don't know of any that will survive temps much lower than 50 long-term.
    2 replies | 131 view(s)
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    11-21-2015, 06:28 AM
    Never heard of a bottom brace before, but you should be able to silicone a piece of glass across the bottom inside the tank w/out too much trouble....
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    11-19-2015, 06:24 AM
    NLS 1mm Cichlid or .5mm Grow pellets would be great, occasionally some spirulina flake for variety. Julies prefer rock piles for cover, one thing to...
    2 replies | 147 view(s)
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    11-11-2015, 06:10 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Loki & Thor in Photo forum
    Looking healthier, still have to grow into their fins though, lol.
    13 replies | 341 view(s)
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    11-10-2015, 06:32 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Sand as substrate in Tank setup
    Pool filter sand is the best type for aquarium substrates, the particles are graded for uniform size. Play sand and pretty much any "aquarium" sand...
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    11-10-2015, 06:18 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Angkor Wat in Aquarium Journals
    Would the paint stick to the foam better if the surface was roughed up a bit with fine sandpaper? I've used Great Stuff foam for filling gaps, and...
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    11-08-2015, 10:54 PM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Merging tanks in Photo forum
    Discus require warmer temps than most other fish, the loaches and gouramis in particular won't do well. Tetras and BN won't mind as much, but discus...
    32 replies | 631 view(s)
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    11-08-2015, 10:47 PM
    I use Hydro Sponge Pro replacement sponges over my intakes to keep snails (and cherry shrimp back when I kept them) away from the intakes. The...
    3 replies | 140 view(s)
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    11-05-2015, 06:57 AM
    toddnbecka started a thread Anaconda Parody in Chatterbox
    I ran across this on facebook, actually like this version better than the original: :hmm3grin2orange:...
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    11-05-2015, 06:52 AM
    Thing is, zoos are actually designed to keep the animals safe from the people more than the other way around. No matter how much you try to foolproof...
    8 replies | 176 view(s)
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    10-31-2015, 05:58 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Angkor Wat in Aquarium Journals
    Looking awesome already, wish I had the patience for that sort of work, lol.
    500 replies | 6705 view(s)
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    10-30-2015, 08:06 AM
    I use Hydro sponge Pro filter replacement sponges over all my aquaclear intakes to keep mts from jamming the impellers, also to keep duckweed from...
    14 replies | 167 view(s)
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    10-30-2015, 07:55 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Black sand substrate in Tank setup
    I used black diamond in my 220, it's been running for several years now with no problems. It was really easy to rinse, and I certainly didn't regret...
    12 replies | 239 view(s)
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    10-30-2015, 07:38 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Angkor Wat in Aquarium Journals
    Not sure if a hardware store would carry pool filter sand, but it's the best type for aquarium use. Play sand (for children's sandboxes) or for...
    500 replies | 6705 view(s)
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    10-28-2015, 08:54 AM
    toddnbecka replied to a thread Paracyps? in Tanganyika cichlids
    You're thinking of Cyp's, those are open water schooling fish. Paracyp's aren't, and Cyp's need a much larger tank than a 29 regardless of the other...
    11 replies | 214 view(s)
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  1. Snake rescue and repair!

  2. Merry Christmas!!!! :)

  3. Its not a featherfin but thanks for the info!lol

  4. For your helpful fry advice

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