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  • James`'s Avatar
    07-18-2014, 05:24 AM
    I stuff an ac 50 for my 20g 30"long. It's full of matrix ceramic rings bio balls purgian and the rock it came with including the good foam. It slows...
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    07-09-2014, 02:27 PM
    James` replied to a thread A few questions in Beginner Freshwater
    I find all my fish supply off amazon. With cheap prices and free shipping you can't go wrong. I've seen lots of small betta heaters there. Read...
    11 replies | 172 view(s)
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    07-08-2014, 06:29 PM
    James` replied to a thread QT the Oto in Other catfishes
    I found some acclimation pics. I kept the algae covered stuff in for 2hr with them with a heater
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    07-08-2014, 06:22 PM
    James` replied to a thread A few questions in Beginner Freshwater
    Personally I think java moss looks great on driftwood. A small piece might add some flavor to the bottom of your tank and be a nice surface area for...
    11 replies | 172 view(s)
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    07-02-2014, 04:20 AM
    James` replied to a thread Otocinclus vittatus in Other catfishes
    What's your experience with just a pair? I've never kept them outside of 5 school groups and am curious how they interact with a smaller quantity of...
    184 replies | 1458 view(s)
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    07-02-2014, 02:35 AM
    James` replied to a thread Can anybody ID this pleco? in Plecos
    I think talldutchie has it spot on with definitely some kind of Hypostominae. I was thinking L-136a Hypancistrus Sp. or galaxy at first... If...
    10 replies | 349 view(s)
  • James`'s Avatar
    07-02-2014, 12:38 AM
    1) The above filter question. I would recommend looking at reviews of filters with two media slots. Having two media spots allows you to change...
    13 replies | 218 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 09:31 PM
    James` replied to a thread Otocinclus vittatus in Other catfishes
    I was lucky. I wanted to buy 6 for my tank so I began with the closest LFS, which happens to be Petsmart. The QT tank had water running for 48hours...
    184 replies | 1458 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:44 PM
    James` replied to a thread Water changes? in Beginner Freshwater
    I wish the clown loach had a smaller but identical(ish) relative. Similar to the size difference of cardinals vs neons. As you mentioned clowns will...
    42 replies | 662 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:25 PM
    James` started a thread QT the Oto in Other catfishes
    The Oto Cat is an incredible algae eater I'm sure we're all familiar with at least slightly. When I first bought my school of 5 Oto's I QT'd them...
    7 replies | 204 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:05 PM
    James` replied to a thread Water changes? in Beginner Freshwater
    With respect to the OP I won't individually respond to each section of your response. Also in partial because there's no need to. My 4 month...
    42 replies | 662 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:36 AM
    I must have missed a post. If you only want have shrimp in the tank, the partial media should be sufficient in the beginning. I have kept shrimp in a...
    28 replies | 341 view(s)
  • James`'s Avatar
    07-01-2014, 03:31 AM
    You are not going to kill the BB in your established tank unless you do something harmful to that tank! Removing partial fragments of the existing...
    28 replies | 341 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:25 AM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    As I'm sure you know, as I tell everyone at the store, read all about what you're doing (as you have done greatly). Weigh EVERYONEs opinion and make...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
  • James`'s Avatar
    07-01-2014, 03:16 AM
    It would take up to 6weeks for those bioballs to contain sufficient BB. Pre-existing media is your best option at this point. I'd recommend to...
    28 replies | 341 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 03:13 AM
    I'd like to add to the already great advise for future QT cycling. Some people who have plans of frequent tank mate additions/etc keep their QT...
    28 replies | 341 view(s)
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    07-01-2014, 12:49 AM
    James` replied to a thread Water changes? in Beginner Freshwater
    I've been maintaining aquariums for many years. I'm very familiar with the changes to aquarium knowledge and tactics we used to use. I used to run...
    42 replies | 662 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 04:55 PM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    I just peaked into your rapid river post. I'm going to have to read that fully once I get back from work. It will be very useful to me
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 04:42 PM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    I've always been fascinated by their body design and the amount of current they require. I've looked into several PVC designs such as the one you're...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 03:56 PM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    It seems I cannot edit previous posts on this category? Here's a picture before the other powerbeads were installed. Remembered it was on FB. ...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 03:33 PM
    James` replied to a thread Water changes? in Beginner Freshwater
    To be honest, I thought I had previously said the remaining fish should be sent into a hospital tank after a slow acclimation to it. I apologize, you...
    42 replies | 662 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 03:22 PM
    I've never seen that chart before. Thanks for the information. I'm keeping that bookmarked.
    14 replies | 306 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 02:46 PM
    From my understanding it converts the NH3 to NH4 ammonium which is not toxic to fish under 7pH. So knowing your pH will be important when doing a...
    14 replies | 306 view(s)
  • James`'s Avatar
    06-30-2014, 02:27 PM
    It's such a cheap and inexpensive process to cycle a tank without fish.. The end results are always better as well. People need to take the time to...
    15 replies | 310 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 02:15 PM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    it's a horrible picture. I ran over to my unlit tank and took a picture of so e of them dancing. I still need to do one of those slow motion tripod...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 02:07 PM
    It's cool how this fishies line is in dots instead of the common straight solid lone. You can see how it belongs to the Zebra Danios for sure. If it...
    16 replies | 254 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 01:41 PM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    I have crummy iPhone photos that don't do the tank justice. I will upload some photos to the thread later today when I get to my phone *6:40am...* I...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 06:04 AM
    I find Seachem to be more about the fish than other fish product companies so to speak. My personal favorite are the flake companies who say to feed...
    14 replies | 306 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 06:01 AM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    I got all 8 of them straight from the wholesale about 4 months ago and they couldn't be a more social and compact tight group. With the exception of...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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    06-30-2014, 05:57 AM
    James` replied to a thread My clowns in Loaches
    With 8 of them there's huge concerns of them exceeding the limits of the tank. I have a 60gallon long which is great for them to cruise along the...
    15 replies | 247 view(s)
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