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A breeding pair of GT's may work. However, your problem will be getting a pair. If you get a male and female and they don't like each other one would probably kill the other. Also, a male GT may grow...
08-05-2010, 01:39 AM
While my experience can't compare I can relate on how little kids can destroy fish tanks in short order.
In my case I kept wondering why my tanks had excessive algae, excessive fish waste, and...
That is always nice to come home to a tank all in order. Last time I went on vacation I put my mom in charge and when my light timer broke she figured it was ok to leave the light on 24 hours a day...
That is definitely cyanobacteria. Take some hydrogen peroxide and squirt it onto the sand with a syringe. Make sure all the filters and powerheads are off. Safe levels are 3mL of peroxide for every...
The fish are all active and beg for food which I judge as a good thing. They do act stressed though with their fins clamped most of the time.
My GF did a salt dip and a large number of white...
So my GF's goldfish tank has a major ich outbreak. She has 4 fantail goldfish in a 29g planted tank filtered by an AC70. They are all about 2" without their tails.
I haven't treated ich in over a...
What kind of lighting do you have over the tank? Because when nitrates get that high, algae grows like mad if you have enough light and should help keep the nitrates in check as long as you don't...
So hows this stock list sound for my 55 gallon tank:
1x Green Terror
2x Convicts(breeding pair)
4x Pictus catfish
10-15 neon tetras or zebra danios(dither and eventual food for the...
If you want a plant that is more easily "removed" consider Amazon frogbit. Its a floating plant as too and will suck up nutrients just as well. It will grow to cover the surface as well but its...
07-03-2010, 09:08 PM
My experience with dechlorinator in the same situation showed the opposite. I cleaned the gravel in a 1:20 bleach solution, filled and drained the tank maybe 4-5 times, adding dechlorinator at each...
07-02-2010, 01:45 AM
I use buckets from lowes and home depot and just rinsed them out a few times. Those kind of buckets are HDPE(#2) which is a) food grade and b) dense enough to resist absorption of chemicals, stains,...
1) 1/10 to 1/20 are standard dilutions for disinfection.
2) Almost instantly bleach will kill everything but to be safe go for an hour.
3) Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water, add appropriate...
Cyanobacteria, which is what it sounds like you have, is caused by excessive nutrient but also low nitrates.
I had a minor outbreak of cyano about 2 weeks ago in my convict tank. It is now nearly...
Substrate like Eco-complete and Fluorite are inexhaustible for the timescale of the home aquarium keeper. At 2 years old all it needs is maybe a stirring and a good gravel vac.
How are you...
Aquarium glass is no different than "regular" glass. Look for glass cutters in your area since if you order online the shipping costs will get expensive very quickly.
I have a pair of Convicts in my 29g tank and they have bred once. They are terrors for sure when they have young to protect but they haven't killed anything.
All my fish survived the aggression...
My cure for Ich is a good dose of UV radiation. My UV bulb burned out just after I added some tiger barbs to my tank and I have lost 2 of them to ich. Those were the first two fish in over a...
06-29-2010, 01:56 AM
Ask the seller to have it full of water when you show up. That way you can see if its leaking from anywhere and decide whether or not to purchase it. If they object they are probably trying to hide...
Not to restart the argument but here is why carbon will not bind sand particles:
Carbon typically has a pore size(pores are what do the adsorbing by allowing molecules to have a large surface area...
Drain all the water and put the tank on plywood(1/2" at least). Then carry it to the next house. As long as you don't jar the tank, it will be fine, especially with nearly ~600lbs of water weight...
06-23-2010, 01:49 AM
I think one thing important I've learned is that the whole WPG is nearly useless unless you are dealing with T8 or T12 bulbs.
If you have T5 or T5HO the normal WPG chart is completely useless.
Put the floss in and get some water clarifier. My GF put sand in her tank and the clarifier + floss resulted in crystal clear water over night.
I used an Eheim too but in hindsight was probably injecting too much CO2 for the canister to dissolve.
But the impeller can wear out because the cavitation is like a small explosion right next to...
06-21-2010, 11:08 AM
Are you going to be injecting CO2? I've found hairgrass doesn't thrive unless you get adequate CO2 injection.
But lighting wise: The WPG rule is really not helpful for T5 bulbs and definitely...
CO2 can wear out the impeller of your canister if it cavitates the impeller. If you can get all the CO2 dissolved before it reaches the impeller you wont have this problem. I tried this method and it...