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Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 4
Views: 60,340
Posted By alan j t
Re: selling plants here

thanks,
sounds good dano
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 4
Views: 60,340
Posted By alan j t
selling plants here

hi all,
i guess this question is to the moderators.
can i sell my excess plants here at tims forum?
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 61,530
Posted By alan j t
Re: Battery Filter

do you mean the motor/magnet?
maybe it needs a good cleaning and the impeller aswell
Forum: Breeding ,
Replies: 3
Views: 60,042
Posted By alan j t
Re: albino krib breeding

sounds like they are starting to mate
make sure your water quality is looking good
Forum: Tropical Fish Compatibility ,
Replies: 5
Views: 63,033
Posted By alan j t
Re: kribs/scavenger

i've had kribs with corys and had no issues until mating season

my kribs and rams would always tussle no matter what
Forum: Cichlids ,
Replies: 3
Views: 60,116
Posted By alan j t
Re: albino kribs

males have pointed tip tales
and females have rounded off tails

http://aqualandpetsplus.com/Cichlid,%20Kribensis.htm

this site has some really good references to start with
Forum: Tropical Fish Compatibility ,
Replies: 2
Views: 6,480
Posted By alan j t
Re: Need help seeing if choices are compatible, and deciding on one more species

your stock list sounds fine to me
i love a shoal of cories,i have 9 in my 55

you could easily double that. like 10 panda and 10 patch cories

i had rasboras once and they are one of the best...
Forum: Cichlids ,
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By alan j t
Re: small tank cichlids?

i would go with kribs.
they can co-exist with community fish
just dont get a male and female, then they will rule the tank when spawning
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 12
Views: 64,709
Posted By alan j t
Re: Fish water

do you gravel vac?

if you cant smell it when you walk in your house then you should be fine.
all my tanks smell a little murky,but only if my nose is 2 inches from the water line
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 8
Views: 6,723
Posted By alan j t
Re: Algae Build-up

im not familiar with using the algaefix product,
but it sounds like a band aid instead of a fix

you wrote that the algea is coming back faster
and the light was replaced recently

the algea is...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 12
Views: 64,709
Posted By alan j t
Re: Fish water

sounds good
the only time my water smelled a little murky was when i has oscars
and my roomates would overfeed them
Forum: Freshwater Fish Polls ,
Replies: 10
Views: 14,218
Posted By alan j t
Re: Do you use Activated Carbon!

i dont use it any more
with weekly w/c of 25-50%
though it wouldnt hurt to use if one of my tanks looked a little hazy
Forum: Feeding ,
Replies: 7
Views: 16,493
Posted By alan j t
Re: Feeding Cucumber

i feed my bushynose pleco zuccini since there is not much algea for him.
my other fish pick at it aswell

i slice a bunch up and freeze them till needed
then just toss a slice in
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 12
Views: 64,709
Posted By alan j t
Re: Fish water

how often do you do a water change?
Forum: Feeding ,
Replies: 3
Views: 6,624
Posted By alan j t
Re: snail eaters

my favorite snail eaters are zebra loaches, but i only see them for sale once a year
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 8
Views: 6,723
Posted By alan j t
Re: Algae Build-up

i know that fish food can cause algea because it has some phosphates in it. and sometimes if the bulb is old it could cause algea,but to me thats a good excuse to buy a cool algea eating crew:)
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 2
Views: 5,137
Posted By alan j t
Re: which is better?

i prefer canasters myself, you have way more room for media and the flow is pretty good for circulation, and i clean it less often than a backpack
but its a pita to clean ,its heavy to move and...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 7
Views: 6,025
Posted By alan j t
Re: onion plant?

i tried an onoin plant once
the leaves look like giant vals
like 5 really long leaves
it would stream across my whole tank and then some
it was at least 4ft long

i had really good lighting and...
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 8
Views: 6,049
Posted By alan j t
Re: Driftwood

sometimes when i buy plecos or other algea eaters ,mine die for no aparent reasons aswell

it looks like maybe your nitrites could have been a factor
you need zero nitrites

10 nitrates is pretty...
Forum: Snorkeling, Scuba and Public Aquariums ,
Replies: 3
Views: 6,109
Posted By alan j t
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 12
Views: 7,889
Posted By alan j t
Re: Engleman's fish

:p dont forget the air pump:p
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 30
Views: 14,589
Posted By alan j t
Re: 75 planted tank

nice

some of the plants did really bad for a long time and are finally growing.
a new stem just sprouted next to it
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 12
Views: 7,889
Posted By alan j t
Re: Engleman's fish

i have 5 high fin mollies and they do that from time to time

my guess would be to lower the nitrates first
i would change 20 percent daily until have 10-15 ppm of nitrates
im sure salt wouldnt...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 30
Views: 14,589
Posted By alan j t
Re: 75 planted tank

thanks for all the compliments
most of the plants were trimmings from my buddys tank
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 30
Views: 14,589
Posted By alan j t
Re: 75 planted tank

nice
i have a bunch of guppy fry hanging around the house
im sure some will end up there

well heres the update
once my new light comes in for my 55 i will do a trim
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