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  • Brhino's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread wow what a fish. in Videos
    That's a lot of money for a carp. Once the lakes thaw, give me 30 minutes and a landing net, and I'll get you one for half that.
    4 replies | 58 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:46 PM
    I made a new video, highlighting some of the wild and crazy stuff the pleco can do. Enjoy!
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-25-2015, 05:55 PM
    That's funny, isn't it? The bigger they are, the more they hide. The one I've had the longest doesn't even bother to come out when the lights are...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-25-2015, 04:08 AM
    I broke my phone due to a series of unintended collisions with the ground, so I got a new one. I wanted to try out the video feature and it's not...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-24-2015, 12:21 AM
    Your "crimes" you're confessing to are a mixture of truths and untruths. I'm honestly not sure if you're trolling or being sincere. Giving you the...
    24 replies | 357 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-23-2015, 01:39 PM
    It's a silver dollar whose body is bent as it turns. If you look closely you can see its tail above and behind it. You definitely get funny effects...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-23-2015, 03:59 AM
    Today was special food day. I put in pellets, blood worms, and zucchini in an effort to attract a crowd. The pleco wasn't having any of it,...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-23-2015, 03:55 AM
    The roseline sharks have joined the main tank! They've had no trouble getting into the scrum and getting food at feeding time, which I was a bit...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-15-2015, 01:10 AM
    fish gasping at the surface means there is something wrong with the water. That could be low oxygen content like you mention, or something else in...
    3 replies | 121 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-14-2015, 12:43 AM
    Brhino replied to a thread dead T5 - normal? in Technical
    I've heard that, or variations thereof. I've heard as little as 6 months, or up to twelve months or longer, or some people say they run them until...
    5 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-12-2015, 10:50 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread dead T5 - normal? in Technical
    yup, got some new bulbs for that fixture and it lit right up. And wow, those bulbs are now a LOT brighter than the other fixture. I know there's a...
    5 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-12-2015, 04:42 AM
    My overflowing problem is because I have filters raised above the sump, so when the media in them starts to clog the water goes sideways and out of...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-12-2015, 03:08 AM
    There's another slice of zucchini after 24 hours in the tank. The loaches and silver dollars are now going after it whenever the pleco isn't. They...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-11-2015, 11:21 PM
    Brhino started a thread dead T5 - normal? in Technical
    One of my coralife dual-T5 light fixtures is not turning on. Not too surprising, since I've been running those bulbs 8 hours a day for 4 years. It...
    5 replies | 439 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-11-2015, 07:58 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread metae vs melini in Other catfishes
    well, shows what I know!
    4 replies | 930 view(s)
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    02-11-2015, 06:51 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread metae vs melini in Other catfishes
    I don't have any personal experience here because I only keep bronze corydoras, but I can't recall from my research ever seeing much about...
    4 replies | 930 view(s)
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    02-11-2015, 04:42 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread QT question in General Aquarium Forum
    no, you don't need a light, especially if it's in an area that gets natural light or room lights or whatever. In fact bright lights can stress newly...
    9 replies | 164 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-11-2015, 02:27 PM
    I was going to tell you that you were crazy, but I did some reading, and it seems that you're not the first person to have the idea. Most people say...
    5 replies | 1071 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-09-2015, 04:08 PM
    the API nitrite test maxes out at 5ppm. So if you got a reading of 5ppm, did a water change, and strill read 5ppm, than initially they were higher...
    7 replies | 103 view(s)
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    02-09-2015, 12:18 AM
    Brhino replied to a thread Cloudy Eye Loaches in Loaches
    sorry I can't help much with the photos, I always upload mine to photobucket and link them from there. I think maybe what's tripped up people before...
    10 replies | 418 view(s)
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    02-08-2015, 09:34 PM
    Brhino replied to a thread Cloudy Eye Loaches in Loaches
    Wow, that's a whole mess of problems. Something is very wrong in your tank. Can you tell us a little more about it? Size of tank and stock? You...
    10 replies | 418 view(s)
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    02-08-2015, 03:40 AM
    Brhino replied to a thread cloudy water in General Aquarium Forum
    given that you have no live plants, you simply cannot have 0 nitrates. Your fish are producing nitrates and nothing is consuming them. Given that,...
    11 replies | 200 view(s)
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    02-08-2015, 03:00 AM
    Brhino replied to a thread cloudy water in General Aquarium Forum
    0 nitrate is very odd, especially given your small water changes and heavy fish load. Do you have live plants? How are you testing the water? test...
    11 replies | 200 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-08-2015, 02:15 AM
    Joining us in the quarantine tank are 5 roseline sharks. Or roseline barbs, or red torpedo barbs, or denison barbs, or... They're a bit...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-08-2015, 02:11 AM
    The medium loaches have joined the main tank! Notice how in my last photo post I said that with no food, you got no loaches in the picture? Well,...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-07-2015, 06:47 PM
    Was busying some roseline barbs today and the gal helping me asked what I feed my fish... new life spectrum. She asked me if I had heard of New Life...
    1 replies | 1166 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-07-2015, 12:15 AM
    stopped at Petsmart and my LFS on the way home from work today. Also at Chipotle. That's not really related, but I love Chipotle. Petsmart had a...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-06-2015, 03:00 PM
    haha, I know, right? I used to think I was all cool with my 300 gallon tank, and then spartan1229 shows up with 340 gallons. Gotta keep up with the...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-06-2015, 03:45 AM
    I don't believe I have ever read a concern about silver dollars being a threat to another fish. They don't seem to be aggressive at all, except...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
  • Brhino's Avatar
    02-06-2015, 03:00 AM
    It's been a couple weeks! A couple days after I got the new loaches, a few spots of ich appeared. I started treating immediately and I think I've...
    622 replies | 26505 view(s)
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60 (2' cube) fancy gallon goldfish tank
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10g tank w/ betta, apple snails
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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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After limited childhood experience, I got my hands on a 29 gallon setup my friend was upgrading from. Now I'm off and running!

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