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  1. #2301

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus View Post
    Nice video Dan, they look great! I need a few more Harleys to add to the shoal of 6 I have in my tank.
    Definitely. They are a group of 9. Works well :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    That's cool Dan! That's what I like about schooling fish. Watching them all move around as a group and interact with each other.
    It's true, lots of tail slapping and squabbles to look at!

    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I am glad to see they are doing so well.
    Me too!

    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Harleys look great!
    Thank you, they are pretty fish
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

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  2. #2302

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler58 View Post
    Very good choice, like I always say "you can't go wrong with Harleys".


    One of the best shoaling fish out there. Anybody that can't decide what to put in your tank, go Harley, LOL!!
    It was you who put me on to them Lee, so thanks!
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

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  3. #2303

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Dan, your Harleys look great, man. They all look happy, healthy and spot free.

    On your QT... why not screw the BB and just go heavily planted? You can make it look nice and the fish will appreciate the coverage, the natural scaping of healthy plants and the plants will eat up the majority (if not all) of your fish waste. Throw in some hygros, frogbit or duckweed, water sprite, green cabomba and hornwort.

    When given a choice, most (if not all) plants will utilize ammonia over nitrates, for nourishment. If you have no bacteria in your tank yet, you won't have to worry about nitrite or nitrate production, because the bacteria that synthesizes ammonia isn't present, thus the nitrite synthesizers aren't present either.

    However, since there's a possibility of Nitrite production from an established tank, you need to think of which plants would do well to synthesize nitrite, once ammonia has been cleared. The answer is the floating plant. Duckweed, frogbit, water lettuce, hornwort and water sprite are great at reducing nitrite and nitrate levels.

    So, with that in mind, you can have a QT without having to worry about BB. Your fish wouldn't be living in the QT indefinitely, so this temporary housing facility would be perfectly fine. I wouldn't suggest trying to keep a main tank without BB filtration, but it can be done, and BB filtration would eventually occur, anyway... both in the filter and on substrate/ornaments (it would just build more slowly and you probably wouldn't notice it). These things, combined are nature's waste management.

    Something to consider.




    Yes you do! =] And then you need to take a video and share with the rest of the class. ;P
    It is tempting to set up another tank but the idea is to keep it bare to and monitor the fish. I had an initial issue with this however, nothing to simulate a natural environment.

    The plants could solve that but should there be an outbreak or something needs medicating then I'd have to tear it down to clean again afterwards.

    For a few reasons like that, a QT needs to remain easily cleanable :/

    Daily PWC would make up for the minimal BB but I'm not feeling that risky just yet
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

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    You can't monitor fish in a planted tank? I do every day. Why would you have to break it down to clean again? Bacteria and parasites aren't zombies. Once they're dead, they're dead. How do you think people can treat their main tanks without having a second outbreak, after treating?
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  5. #2305

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishDan View Post
    It was you who put me on to them Lee, so thanks!
    Your very welcome.
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    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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  6. #2306

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    You can't monitor fish in a planted tank? I do every day. Why would you have to break it down to clean again? Bacteria and parasites aren't zombies. Once they're dead, they're dead. How do you think people can treat their main tanks without having a second outbreak, after treating?
    Just read any guideline on setting up a QT tank. It explains better than I can. Good area for discussion though. Who uses one, why, what it looks like etc

    Not one guideline states that a QT should gave anything in besides a few hides. That's it!

    All things considered, I'm not against your idea ;) just curious why it's the first time I have heard it
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

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    I think you are confusing a hospital tank with a quarantine tank, as many people do. A hospital tank should be bare, a quarantine tank should be set up as though it were a show tank.
    When I go fishing I just place a sharp rock in the water and sit there waiting for all the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
    Brutal honesty will be shown on this screen.
    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
    Tolerance is a great thing to have, so is the ability to shut up.

    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.


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    I think it is because most people don't keep a QT tank running when there aren't fish to QT. Fill one full of plants and what are you going to do with those plants when you tear down the QT. I like the idea of doing what Kevin suggests, but if I recall your GF wasn't too thrilled with the QT tank being set up even temporarily. Soooooooo this route might be out for you depending on how she would feel about it. lol
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  9. #2309

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
    Here's to your new fish purchase! - steeler58 Welcome aboard! :-) - Taurus You came, you learned, you tanked! - SeaLady A round for the fallen this Memorial Day weekend. - Compass Terribly sorry about recent events...your luck will get better - Slaphppy7 
    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy1 View Post
    I think you are confusing a hospital tank with a quarantine tank, as many people do. A hospital tank should be bare, a quarantine tank should be set up as though it were a show tank.
    I disagree mommy. Ready any guideline on setting up a QT. Including http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/disease/quarantine.php

    I may have mixes up the need for cleaning the QT though.
    Last edited by FishDan; 06-19-2014 at 01:08 PM.
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

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    Good Luck w/cycling - pRED Welcome to AC - mommy1 Welcome to the AC!  Good luck on your cycle.  The fish cycle... not the other one. - KevinVA For letting us "hyjack" your post! - steeler58 Here's some happy cycling thoughts or the most annoying gift in the shop... depends on your perspective. - mommy1 
    Congratulations, time for fish! - mommy1 Congrats on completing your cycle!  Here's a parrot, since I never see anyone gift parrots. - KevinVA Congrats on your cycle!...I guess....LOL - Slaphppy7 Have a "cold beer" for completing your cycle. - steeler58 Beautiful tank!  Here's an Apisto to get you started. - KevinVA 
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    I just realized you don't have any barbs. - Compass Hard days ending in beer are usually evened out to be just the right side of OK. - Sandz T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Cheers to new fish! - Sandz Sharing my winnings with my friends! - Compass 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    I think it is because most people don't keep a QT tank running when there aren't fish to QT. Fill one full of plants and what are you going to do with those plants when you tear down the QT. I like the idea of doing what Kevin suggests, but if I recall your GF wasn't too thrilled with the QT tank being set up even temporarily. Soooooooo this route might be out for you depending on how she would feel about it. lol
    Yeah I sold it to her on the premise that it won't be set up permanently! BUT when we move.... ;)
    Special thank you to mommy1, KevinVA and slaphppy7 for all the help, it has not been easy!

    "I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday"

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