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    Lighting & algae

    Hello all,

    I have had on my tank for a while two T5HO fixtures with a total of four bulbs. Two of the bulbs are pink and two are bright white. My question is: Do my fish need light during the...
  2. Thread: Drift wood

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    Drift wood

    Hello all! I have not posted in a while, things have been going well with my new 125g. I have it stocked with several yellow labs, red top hongi's and the like. So far I have about 22 fish that are...
  3. Thread: "A-Team"

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    I think they would be safe in my Mbuna...

    I think they would be safe in my Mbuna tank...hopefully.
  4. Thread: "A-Team"

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    http://www.aquariumplants.com/The_new_A_Team_Algae...

    http://www.aquariumplants.com/The_new_A_Team_Algae_team_p/ateam.htm

    Check 'em out.
  5. Thread: "A-Team"

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    "A-Team"

    There is a website that, I'm sure most have visited if you have plants, that promotes an "A-Team" consisting of a fiddler crab and nerite snail. My question to y'all is: Does this work? Or, if it...
  6. Thread: Carbon

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    I have yellow labs, red zebras, kenyi's, venustus...

    I have yellow labs, red zebras, kenyi's, venustus (sp), and red top hongi's. Two of each species for now. O, and its planted...yes, the plants are getting eaten, I was aware that they would when I...
  7. Thread: Carbon

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    Carbon

    Is there a general rule of thumb as to how much carbon to run in your canister filter? I have an FX5 on a 125 gallon.

    Thanks to all,
  8. Thread: My 125g

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    I have no clue, got the whole set up brand new...

    I have no clue, got the whole set up brand new from a lfs who was trying desparately to get rid of it. Paid 900 for the tank, stand, canopy and fx5.
  9. Thread: My 125g

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    Yea, I need a back drop of some sort. Probably...

    Yea, I need a back drop of some sort. Probably going to a fabric store this weekend and find something.

    Thats a crab trap I pulled out of the bayou, I cut to fit in the corner. I dont think I'm a...
  10. Thread: My 125g

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    Here is my JD "Shoe". He isnt a big fan of the...

    Here is my JD "Shoe". He isnt a big fan of the camera. Its hard to tell but thats a 14" brass prop from my sailboat in there with him, he's as big as one of the blades.

    I'm torn between trading...
  11. Thread: My 125g

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    My 125g

    Figured I would post a picture of my tank for y'all.
  12. Thread: Success!!!

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    I cant decide what to stock. There are so many...

    I cant decide what to stock. There are so many awesome species out there. What do y'all think? I have sand substrate, about 12 potted plants, not a whole lot of hiding space and 156w of light. I know...
  13. Thread: Success!!!

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    This will be day three with adding ammonia and...

    This will be day three with adding ammonia and having 0 the next day. I will be doing the massive water change in an hour or so, let it run overnight, check parms again tomorrow and hopefully add...
  14. Thread: Success!!!

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    Success!!!

    10 day cycle in my 125g!! Just as everyone has said, I went from almost 5ppm Nitrites to 0 over night. I started January 31 and got home yesterday to 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrites.

    FYI to anyone who...
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    I used the paver sand. It is a little more coarse...

    I used the paver sand. It is a little more coarse and has some gravel in it. As Cassie says, I had to wash it like a mad, well, man in this case. It was about a 6 beer project...I washed 5 bags of it...
  16. Thread: Confused

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    Thanks, I have not tested the tap water. I will...

    Thanks, I have not tested the tap water. I will do so in a while tonight. I have another question though, does my having plants in the tank affect how I should cycle the tank? I will not have any...
  17. Thread: Confused

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    No fish currently. The fish (singular) has been...

    No fish currently. The fish (singular) has been out for about two weeks now.
  18. Thread: Confused

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    Confused

    Hi all. I have posted a couple times about a sick JD. Long story short, I quarantined him and dosed him with meds. He is much better and eating normally again. Thanks to all who helped me on that...
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    Thank you Ma'am. I feel like an idiot for not...

    Thank you Ma'am. I feel like an idiot for not doing homework on this.

    I will be going out of town for a week, starting this Saturday. Is there anything I can do to help this cycle while it is...
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    I dont know what you mean acclimate, I dont know...

    I dont know what you mean acclimate, I dont know that a 8" Jack is too easy to bag up and float around like you do brand new fish. I am using an API general cure anti-parasitic fish medication. It is...
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    Cycle causing fishie problems?

    May be a silly question but, here goes. I set up my 125 in late November 2010 and let it run for about 10-12 days with no fish and about two cups of gravel from an existing aquarium hanging in a...
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    This is so strange. He is up and swimming around...

    This is so strange. He is up and swimming around and even chasing my dog back and forth across the aquarium. He ate two days ago but, has stopped again. Seems to me that he is drastically better when...
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    His poop is white and stringy. what does this...

    His poop is white and stringy. what does this mean?
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    Thanks, I was trying to avoid chemicals. Is this...

    Thanks, I was trying to avoid chemicals. Is this the same type of product as Melafix?
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    They were little gold fish. I did not take them...

    They were little gold fish. I did not take them out he promptly ate all of them within the first few days. The ones that were dead didnt look bad, most were caught in the filters intake screen. I...
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