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  1. I made something very similar, from 4"PVC pipe...

    I made something very similar, from 4"PVC pipe and plastic pot scrubbies. It does work very well. Thats a real heavy duty version you got there.

    Those flat scubber mats you put in the bottom, will...
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    sink caddy for a bio filter

    After a few months (about 9) of using a few of these stuck on the glass under the overflow of a standard HOB filter in my Goldfish holding tank (they winter over indoors) I find they serve very well...
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    corys like places to hide and look for food in...

    corys like places to hide and look for food in the shade.
    I have a large flat thin rock (about 12"x10", maybe 1/2 thick or so) as a base to the rest of the rock formations in the tank. It is heldup...
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    I'd say if you have very 'busy' water, being...

    I'd say if you have very 'busy' water, being pumped out with a sump and pumped back in, and a HoB filter going you probably have ample surface agitation/water circulation going on.

    If the surface...
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    True. If there are designated advice givers...

    True.

    If there are designated advice givers here, please let me know and I will refrain from offering my first hand experience.



    This is where our experience differs, as I do not feel nor do...
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    true, super fine bubbles do add more o2 than...

    true, super fine bubbles do add more o2 than stone bubbles, and all stone bubbles add a tiny teent weeny bit of o2.

    Compared to the amount added at the agitated surface, the bubbles direct...
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    We all have different ways of doing things, and...

    We all have different ways of doing things, and often, vastly different opinions both meet with success.
    I read those pages. They make sense. I somewhat agree with them.

    My experience with yrs of...
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    I didn't say it doesn't. I said the action to...

    I didn't say it doesn't.
    I said the action to which people assume oxygenates the water with an airstone is misunderstood.
    An airstone DOES help with the O2 gas exchange at the surface.

    The...
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    Not at all. It's good preventative medicine. ...

    Not at all.
    It's good preventative medicine.

    A level TBS in 5 gal is a nice tonic for a day or 2.

    (in a separate tank, for a 1-3 day soak)
    :goldfish:
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    with a bigger bio filter, you could cut those...

    with a bigger bio filter, you could cut those water changes down to once every few months if that.

    A large bio filter will allow you to slightly 'overstock' a tank.
    and you are close if not...
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    They breed like fleas, thats a good (and true)...

    They breed like fleas, thats a good (and true) analogy.
    If you want them buy the sex of that type you like looks-wise.
    mix sexes and youll be drowning in the little buggers.

    Your thinking on...
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    Air stones actually do not add much if any O2 to...

    Air stones actually do not add much if any O2 to the water.
    You would think "bubbles=more o2" but thats technically, not true.

    what they do is pull water from the bottom of the tank to to the...
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    Ive had goldfish and tropicals for many yrs. I...

    Ive had goldfish and tropicals for many yrs.
    I used to raise Koi too.

    Goldfish will acclimate to almost any temp water. What kills them is crowding and over feeding.

    They are very temp...
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    ok an angelfish it is. :goldfish: thanks!

    ok an angelfish it is.

    :goldfish:

    thanks!
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    angel fish diet... fry?

    Will angel fish eat guppy fry?
    I'm getting over run with mollies and I have an extra tank an angel would be happy in.

    Before I get one, I'd like to know if they eat newborn/young tiny guppy/molly...
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    Now that they are big enough to see well (which...

    Now that they are big enough to see well (which is still pretty tiny) I count about 20.

    at 4 bucks a piece that's like... $80 worth of corys.

    LOL
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    I moved them to 1 gal heavy planted tank a few...

    I moved them to 1 gal heavy planted tank a few days ago.
    They grow very quickly, I'll try to get a good macro pic.
    There is about a dozen, and they like small chips of algae wafer to pick at.
    ...
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    Buy canning and pickling salt in the grocery...

    Buy canning and pickling salt in the grocery store.
    it's pure salt with no additives and no anti caking agents in it.

    its super cheap. it's as pure salt as pricey "aquarium salt".

    probably...
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    play sand is to fine, it will always kick up...

    play sand is to fine, it will always kick up dust.

    use pool filter sand.
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    those sized cfls make some good heat and if put...

    those sized cfls make some good heat and if put in a confined space will cook the base plastic and burn out.

    I know, I've cooked several.

    a computer fan stuck in there somewhere to get air flow...
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    They all hatched... they are small aint they? ...

    They all hatched... they are small aint they?

    :19:
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    Without enough algae they will stave to death...

    Without enough algae they will stave to death which is one of the reasons they die on people.
  23. Sticky: the one I got today looks identical to that, and...

    the one I got today looks identical to that, and like you observe, I see him making munch trails in the glass algae film.
    He's got 2 barbels and no spot also.

    The shop got him from only had one...
  24. Sticky: Do both sexes have a dark belly spot or just one?

    Do both sexes have a dark belly spot or just one?
  25. Sticky: I picked up one today, it fits the description...

    I picked up one today, it fits the description perfectly, BUT no spot on the belly.
    :22:

    But he's in the tank with all the brown algae on the back, eating like no ones ever fed him.

    So.......
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