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    Well, it's been almost a year, and the...

    Well, it's been almost a year, and the "hitchhiker" is doing very well.
    He can be aggressive towards newcomers in the tank. While the newcomers try to vie for a place to call theirs, if they claim...
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    My Featherfin Squeaker won't come out when the...

    My Featherfin Squeaker won't come out when the light is on.
    I have my light on a timer, 08:00am to 08:00pm. As soon as the light clicks off, you can see him start to move around.
    8:00 - 8:00 might...
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    We are getting there. After a few water changes...

    We are getting there.
    After a few water changes it is getting clearer. Not there yet...
    I did replace the filters about 4 hours after I refilled and stocked/planted the tank.
    The PH is a little...
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    Thanks for the information, and encouragement....

    Thanks for the information, and encouragement.
    I'm hoping that it will be a mini cycle. I don't want to have my fish go through a month or so of this, it's stressful for them and me...
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    Cloudy water, Amonia spike after move

    I recently moved, just a few miles down the road, not too far.
    I emptied the tank, kept the fish and plants in a cooler during the move with about 10 gallons of water, (40 gallon breeder tank).
    I...
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    Very good suggestions... Looks like Planet...

    Very good suggestions... Looks like Planet Catfish may have nailed it...
    http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog/image.php?species=synodontis+euptera&image_id=4193
    Very similar, but mine is a little...
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    bignellm, wijnands, both great ideas, thank you....

    bignellm, wijnands, both great ideas, thank you.
    The LFS changes its stock often, and I've had this guy for a while now. Not sure if they'll have the same type fish there now. I can try. In the...
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    Thank you all for your responses. It's close to...

    Thank you all for your responses.
    It's close to the Lace, but it is more marbled, not spotted.
    Could it simply be because it is a juvenile, and the pattern will change, or is it just a color...
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    Can you identify this hitchhiker?

    I went to my LFS to get a Bamboo Shrimp.
    I got a stalk of bamboo, not for the tank, but for my living room, as I know bamboo is not really aquatic, (after research :) ).
    It looks like a cat of some...
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    Thank you for the advice. I have been excited to...

    Thank you for the advice.
    I have been excited to get this tank underway, and do not want to have any casualties, or major disturbances.
    My LFS had recommended the rainbow shark, and was upset when...
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    Iv'e gotta stop disturbing my fish

    Uhg! This is such an addictive hobby.
    I have 8 Zebra Danios, 2 Colombian Tetras, 3 blackfin tetras, 2 Chinese algae eaters, 1 bamboo shrimp, and a small cat, (of which the name escapes me).
    It...
  12. If anyone is interested, I have a live feed to my...

    If anyone is interested, I have a live feed to my tank-
    http://www.rfmac.com:5002
    USER: AC
    PW: free
    The login is case sensitive...
    If you get a "Green Screen" with the message "Contacting...
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    I just got the same "cat" 2 days ago- It was...

    I just got the same "cat" 2 days ago-
    It was advertised as a "Spotted Cat".
    I found it to be a "Spotted Cory Cat", Corydoras Melanistius :geek:
    See Link below:...
  14. Ugh! Here:...

    Ugh!
    Here:
    http://www.rfmac.com/tank/Fishtank.mov

    Sorry for the blank link-
  15. I just wanted to update all that were interested-...

    I just wanted to update all that were interested-
    I now have an established tank with Zebra Danios, Columbian Tetras, Albino Rainbow Shark, and a Spotted Cory Cat.
    Link to tank movie here:...
  16. I have the Aqueon single tube strip light. It...

    I have the Aqueon single tube strip light.
    It contains the stock bulb.
    I am only going by my observation as far as the Damios go...
    I love 'em, they are a great source of entertainment, but it...
  17. Odd phenomenon: New tank Plants dying Fish thriving

    My experience only- Observation followed by request for advice-

    I have a 40 gal breeder. It's a new tank, about 3.5 wks old.
    I have eight Zebra Danios, and 2 Columbian Tetras.
    I have an...
  18. Again, I am new here, so I hope someone with more...

    Again, I am new here, so I hope someone with more experience will chime in the validate my statements...

    Foam at the top is different than lingering bubbles. Foam means there is something going on...
  19. I have not been a member long, and only have...

    I have not been a member long, and only have restarted in the hobby after a 20+ year hiatus, (newbie again).
    As for the cloudiness of your tank, I experienced the same starting my 40gal breeder...
  20. I want to thank all for the welcomes and advice!...

    I want to thank all for the welcomes and advice!

    (I meant to enter this in my last post, but was so excited that I forgot)


    THANK YOU ALL

    Bob
  21. Lady Hobbs, Yes, I know now- Actually I thought...

    Lady Hobbs,
    Yes, I know now-
    Actually I thought I knew when I started... :newbie:
    I ran a 25gal tank about 25 years ago, and do not remember having troubles like this, but it was a different...
  22. Update-My tank is doing well now- I found that...

    Update-My tank is doing well now-
    I found that the test sticks I was using were out of date and providing false readings... The Ph was 8.9, not 7.0 like the sticks read... My fish were bleeding out...
  23. Thanks for all the welcomes! I'm sorry that I...

    Thanks for all the welcomes!

    I'm sorry that I have not found this site prior to starting an aquarium again.
    You all have been so helpful. I feel I have made a mistake in introducing the plants...
  24. Great advice, and quick too- I will get more...

    Great advice, and quick too-
    I will get more Tetras once I make sure they will survive another 2 days.
    I really do not want to "use" fish for cycling as I have read on other sites... (Get breeders...
  25. Just joined- 40 Gal starting Bio Cycle question

    I filled my 40 Gal tank 2 days ago and let the filter run.
    Test strips say the water is good. Temp is at 69 deg. F.
    It's been a looong time since I have had fish, (previous was about 25 years ago-...
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