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    04-13-2014, 10:40 PM
    eltylT replied to a thread Hello, New here in Introduce yourself
    Hello:22: and welcomethumbs2: to the AC:19:. Greatest fish site on the web.
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  • korith's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 09:52 PM
    No idea about your area, but here with neons you need to take a bit more care. Very common to find them with ich at petsmart/petco. That's why any...
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  • korith's Avatar
    04-13-2014, 04:41 AM
    Never seen neons get 2" usually a smaller than that. In a 40g you could have a good sized school of them. Maybe a dozen, get 6 at a time though, wait...
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    04-03-2014, 09:03 PM
    korith replied to a thread Ghost shrimp with eggs in Photo forum
    The big problem is shrimp being sold as ghost shrimp when they are something else. Some are able to reproduce in fw, while some need brackish. Once...
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    04-01-2014, 09:57 PM
    I use automatic fish feeders on a daily basis, the eheim 3581 auto feeder is one of the better ones, you can set up to 4 feedings a day at whatever...
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    04-01-2014, 09:49 PM
    korith replied to a thread Ghost shrimp with eggs in Photo forum
    One problem is many different types of shrimp get lumped into the 'ghost shrimp' name once they hit the stores. The problem is ghost shrimp require...
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    03-30-2014, 02:34 PM
    Rue replied to a thread The I hate winter thread in Chatterbox
    Yes indeed! And good thing I did! Today it's overcast, cold and snowing!
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    03-30-2014, 06:16 AM
    korith replied to a thread lettuce baiting snails in Snails
    Give this a try. Take a plastic container with a lid. Drill or poke a lot of holes on the upper 3/4's of the sides. You can poke or drill some holes...
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    03-28-2014, 02:42 PM
    Rue replied to a thread The I hate winter thread in Chatterbox
    We are some 10 degrees colder than 'normal' and the snow is loving it...but I don't care. It's relatively warm (compared to what we've had)...and it...
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    03-28-2014, 02:13 AM
    I use osmocote tablets as well. Works well and cost effective. For amazons swords, root tabs are very important, they are heavy root feeders. My...
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    03-26-2014, 12:30 AM
    korith replied to a thread Moving Fry in Angelfish
    You can safely move the older fry into another tank.
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    03-24-2014, 02:29 PM
    Rue replied to a thread It's been a while AC! in Chatterbox
    Nice to see you back! And congrats on finishing school! (Almost!)
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    03-23-2014, 09:17 PM
    korith replied to a thread Sand please help in Tank setup
    That will be fine. Sand box sand is probably thing sold as play sand. You could also look at pool filter sand also, I have used that before. Around...
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    03-23-2014, 06:39 PM
    Calcium is fairly important for inverts, for their exoskeletons. Usually molt as they grow in size, or sometimes when stressed it can cause them to...
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    03-23-2014, 06:26 PM
    korith replied to a thread Sand please help in Tank setup
    Doubtful. Probably just play sand sold in huge bags at home depot type stores. Though if you are unsure, probably best not to risk it.
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    03-23-2014, 04:51 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Stop and Smell the Roses... in Chatterbox
    I got a new glass! Yes...a glass. I'm happy as a clam! I hate taking a drink onto carpeting...just in I've been using a water...
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    03-23-2014, 04:41 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Whatcha doin' today? in Chatterbox
    This is more what I'm NOT doing...which is walking the dogs. I keep waiting for spring and nice weather...and when it's nice it seems I'm too busy...
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    03-23-2014, 04:18 PM
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    Okay! Someone keeps messing with my chair! When I sit down it's either too high or too low...drives me batty. And yes...I think it's rude to...
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    03-23-2014, 04:14 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Time to till the ol' garden in Chatterbox
    I wish you the best of luck...I'll be waiting April out before I even think of planting anything...
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    03-23-2014, 03:22 AM
    korith replied to a thread Sand please help in Tank setup
    Normal soil could contain too many different things, chemicals, metals, excess nutrients. Cause serious algae problems, or could end up killing the...
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    03-22-2014, 04:08 AM
    korith replied to a thread Electric Bill!?! in Chatterbox
    If any of you are curious about how much power lights, filters, and other stuff is actually using, can use a kill-a-watt meter. It just plugs into...
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    03-20-2014, 08:44 PM
    Rue replied to a thread The I hate winter thread in Chatterbox
    Plus 2 C here today! But it looks like it's going to snow...supposed to be -20 C again tonight...*blah*
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    03-20-2014, 08:42 PM
    Rue replied to a thread Time to till the ol' garden in Chatterbox
    ...waiting for snow to melt...and the threat of snowstorms to be over first...
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    03-20-2014, 01:52 AM
    korith replied to a thread good places to shop? in Discus
    Best source of info is gonna be other folks who keep and breed discus. GCCA is a fairly huge club, could look in their classifieds, or post there....
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    03-20-2014, 12:18 AM
    This site actually has one
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    03-19-2014, 09:37 PM
    Basically a few drops of vinegar on the rock, will tell you if there is carbonate around. Those types of rock will raise the pH and hardness of the...
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    03-19-2014, 08:17 PM
    I can never make myself pay the crazy prices for rocks at the fish store. If you want just river rock looking substrate, hit up home depot or lowes...
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    03-19-2014, 07:59 PM
    Dwarf water lettuce grows fairly quick and easier to maintain than duckweed. Frogbit is nice too. With some plant cover on the surface, you'll see...
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    03-19-2014, 07:57 PM
    korith replied to a thread good groundcover? in Plants
    If you want something that will grow a bit quickly, give dwarf sagittarius a try. I been using it in my tanks with apisto pairs, and a few other...
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    03-19-2014, 07:46 PM
    Half the original price sounds about right. But sometimes hard to get even that. In my area you can sometimes pick up a 50g with stand, filter and...
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home construction and handyman
Tombstone and anything with Clint Eastwood and ALL by Stephen King
Who I'd like to meet:
Lady Hobbs and NORTHERNGUY
All by Stephen King
whatever my wife is watching + Gold Rush
Why do you like AC Tropical Fish:
For help with my fish and to learn what I can about the hobby
Aquarium 1:
75 gal with a pair of Jack Dempsey's( I've kept them for 2.5 years and they have had babies 5 times. None this year yet!
Aquarium 2:
A 55gal.Mbuna tank
Aquarium 3:
55 gal. community semi planted tank. In progress
Rest of Your Aquariums:
20 gallon community partially planted with 5 tiger barbs , 8 lampeye tetras , 2 chinese algae eaters , center piece fish is a Red-fin Shark....10 gallon with a 7 yr. old Chilean Rose tarantula
Favorite fish:
Fish I have bred:
The JD's had babies but through my ignorance none made it.
Why I like fish::
They are so instresting and enjoyable to watch.
Best advice:
Get on the AC and ask alot of ?'s.
Other pets:
2 dogs , 4 cats


ask ?'s and change some water pair of JD's and loving it.


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