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05-29-2008, 04:27 PM
I guess you can interpret my advice as a “negative reply” if you want, but it was just meant to be honest advice. You have fish coming that you’re admittedly not prepared to take care of. If you’re...
05-29-2008, 01:37 PM
My advice is to cancel your order and do your research *before* you order your fish.
If you're really set on that lighting system, then as people have said, you're going to need CO2 and fertilizer supplementation. Simply put, you have more light than your plants can currently use. ...
Mine is in the kids' toy room, which I like because it keeps the kids interested in it and it keeps me around the kids more.
04-01-2008, 05:35 PM
Here's a picture of my set up, which is only about 7 days old (although there was a smaller tank in this spot previously). As you can see, a locked cabinet is a necessity for me.
Does the fact that it's a T5 light change the wattage? I'm a newbie, but I don't understand why it's still not just over 1 watt per gallon (2 x 18 watts = 36 watts on a 29 gallon tank).
I have a...
Thanks everyone. I couldn't think of a danger in over filtering, other than the strength of the current. I don't think I'll be getting any fish delicate enough for that to be an issue. On the 10...
A couple of months ago, at the recommendation of the LFS, I upgraded the filter on my 10 Gallon from a TopFin 10 (that came with the starter kit) to an AquaClear 50. Couldn't be happier and the fish...
This is the argument that convinced me of the importance of 50% weekly water changes. This chart shows the percentage of water in your aquarium that is more than 8 weeks old after 8 weeks of water...
Can you explain this? I've been doing it like most other people have described...fill a bucket with tap water of the same temp as the tank water, add dechlorinator (tetracare aquasafe) and go.
Thanks guys. I will definitely be getting a canister filter when I get the bigger tank. Also, probably an air pump of some kind and maybe a Co2 system.
I was hoping to get the big tank this...
I made an introduction in the Introduce Yourself section, but figured I would do the same here since this seems to be where I’m spending the most time, and also since I finally got...
I have been lurking on the forums for the past few weeks, soaking up all the information I can about freshwater aquariums and wanted to finally introduce myself.
My family and I...