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  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 08:29 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Seadevil Anglerfish in Chatterbox
    Fun fact about that scene: they didn't tell any of the actors what exactly was going to happen. All the reactions you're seeing are genuine. ...
    7 replies | 63 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 03:00 PM
    No big news today, just a halfway decent pic during dinnertime. The pleco is chowing down on the remains of a zucchini slice and the loaches are...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-25-2014, 02:51 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Large Pleco Compatibility? in Plecos
    I have a BN and a Bulldog in my planted community tank. I'm not sure I'd add one to a tank that will be housing an oscar and friends someday. The...
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-24-2014, 03:11 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Cricket Farm Project in DIY
    we keep crickets on hand for my wife's tarantulas, most of which are still pretty small. My wife tried breeding crickets at one point but it just...
    23 replies | 212 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-22-2014, 04:23 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Large Pleco Compatibility? in Plecos
    Good to know. I also asked the question on Monster Fish Keepers. The best answer I got there is that a group of several plecos works, because the...
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-21-2014, 04:06 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Large Pleco Compatibility? in Plecos
    lovely fish! Thanks for the photos. Yeah, I've read the warnings. I just know that in a lot of cases, territory/aggression issues can be solved...
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-21-2014, 02:47 PM
    I have a 300 gallon tank that is currently home to one marbled sailfin pleco, Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps I believe. It's about 12" long....
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-21-2014, 02:16 PM
    Update time. Things are mostly good but not perfect. I was keeping a very close eye on the quarantine tank. Things were going well at first, but...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-19-2014, 03:48 PM
    yeah, I just want to emphasize how much you really don't have to worry about this. I have a tank full of plants and I'm a pretty lazy with the...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-19-2014, 03:05 PM
    You really don't have much to worry about. If you left obviously dead and rotting plant parts in the tank then I suppose that would foul the water...
    10 replies | 118 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-13-2014, 03:14 AM
    update: Google brought me to an 8-year-old post on another fish forum where somebody had clown loaches with the exact same markings:...
    2 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-13-2014, 03:06 AM
    I've got three new clown loaches in a quarantine tank and they've all developed this light colored patch on the top of their snouts: I apologize...
    2 replies | 72 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-11-2014, 06:00 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Lead crystal ornaments? in Tank setup
    I hit up wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lead_glass#Safety Based on that paragraph, I would be reluctant to try it. Maybe I'm being...
    5 replies | 88 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-11-2014, 04:15 PM
    I do 90% of my shopping at my LFS, but I stop by the other stores sometimes to see what they have. In terms of health and care of fish: LFS >...
    14 replies | 253 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-11-2014, 02:23 PM
    I'd be a little worried about fish scratching themselves up or tearing fins on the sharp edges of the geode.
    10 replies | 199 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-10-2014, 02:39 PM
    I'm trying again with the loaches. Trying to give them the best possible environment for quarantine this time. Larger QT tank. Daily small water...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 04:46 AM
    dragon scale bettas can have any kind of tail. that's why I'm calling it a dragonscale veiltail. The coloration of the scales makes it a...
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-07-2014, 01:34 AM
    the gal was right. "dragon scale" refers to the metallic coloring of the scales. As far as the tail shape, looks like a standard veiltail to me. ...
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
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    11-06-2014, 06:29 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Filters versus sand in Technical
    Wow, you take apart your filters every week? Canisters too, or just HoBs? No. There's nothing in the aquaclear manual about lubing the...
    8 replies | 99 view(s)
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    11-06-2014, 03:43 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Filters versus sand in Technical
    In hindsight that's really what I should have done. Would have been cheaper that way. I didn't really realize how bad the shaft was until I...
    8 replies | 99 view(s)
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    11-06-2014, 03:10 PM
    Brhino started a thread Filters versus sand in Technical
    This is the housing of a brand new replacement motor for a Aquaclear 110 filter. Note the impeller shaft. It just looks like a plain metal rod,...
    8 replies | 99 view(s)
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    11-05-2014, 02:52 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Lionfish at LFS in Marine fish
    I got to do some snorkeling in the pacific ocean this summer and I found a pair of lionfish. They were up against a sort of vertical wall with an...
    12 replies | 231 view(s)
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    11-04-2014, 10:58 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread quarantining new clowns in Loaches
    I stopped by my LFS and had a really good conversation with the owner, Tom. He agreed to give me a better price on some slightly larger loaches in...
    16 replies | 236 view(s)
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    11-04-2014, 05:51 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread quarantining new clowns in Loaches
    I assume they are, anyhow. I was under the impression that all clowns are wild caught, but there's a seller on aquabid that claims to have captive...
    16 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 05:43 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread quarantining new clowns in Loaches
    I'll have to talk to my LFS about holding fish. Not something I've ever asked about before.
    16 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 04:43 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread quarantining new clowns in Loaches
    So that's two votes for preventative ich medication and one vote for not... because prazipro doesn't work against ich, does it? I have not checked...
    16 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 02:12 PM
    Brhino started a thread quarantining new clowns in Loaches
    I just lost an entire new group of clown loaches to an ich outbreak while in quarantine. This is not the first time I've had problems with new...
    16 replies | 236 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-04-2014, 01:32 PM
    unfortunately, they didn't. The last two died overnight. I'm going to be doing a lot more research and planning before I try quarantining any more...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    11-03-2014, 12:50 AM
    ugh. The ich is ravaging the new loaches. I've lost four, plus the one that jumped, leaving only three remaining. The elevated temperature...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    10-30-2014, 04:59 PM
    well, it's officially on my "to do" list, but there are some other things that are going to be higher priority. For now, while it might not be the...
    513 replies | 22073 view(s)
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60 (2' cube) fancy gallon goldfish tank
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70 gallon clown loach grow out tank under construction, 10 gallon fry tank, 10 gallon QT tank, 10 gallon disabled goldfish home
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