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Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 4
Views: 61,590
Posted By D.Gray
Re: selling plants here

I think the shipping was under $6.00 shipped priority.

Dave
Forum: Breeding ,
Replies: 6
Views: 6,110
Posted By D.Gray
Re: More Angel Babys

Put the babies in a small (one gallon jar) and put the jar in the tank with a lid on it. Cut a hole in the lid for an air stone and put some smaller holes in the lid for water transfer (you want the...
Forum: Livebearers ,
Replies: 4
Views: 65,170
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Guppy set up

thanks

I use a plant suppliment made by Kent Marine


Dave
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 8
Views: 7,716
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Algae Build-up

no need to bleach your tank.

cut the light and amount of feed and you should be able to get control of the algae.

Dave
Forum: Livebearers ,
Replies: 4
Views: 65,170
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Guppy set up

The plant on the left is a wisteria, then is asian ambulia, next is java moss and in the back right corner is a jungle valisneria. A little fertilizer and plenty of light (the fixture has two 15...
Forum: Livebearers ,
Replies: 4
Views: 65,170
Posted By D.Gray
Guppy set up

Here is what the 20 gallon tank with the guppies, neons, and red cherry shrimp is looking like now. Currently the bottom of the tank is coverred in swimming fry and juvenile shrimp.
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Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 3
Views: 5,989
Posted By D.Gray
Re: mineral build up

To add to what Dano has recommended I sometimes will use a green scotch brite pad that is wet with either tank or tap water and scrub tough spots and then dry with a T-shirt as I have found the...
Forum: Catfish, Plecos and Loaches ,
Replies: 0
Views: 63,724
Posted By D.Gray
Hill Stream Loaches

I have kept two Hill stream loaches (of the Chinese plecostomus variety) for quite a while and I have noticed many times that they will either go from a very light tan to almost a black depending on...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 5
Views: 6,559
Posted By D.Gray
Re: dead guppies!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry to hear of your experience.

I always get a new tank set up and let it run for a month before adding any fish, and once the water parameters are good then I add fish.

I purchased nine...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 0
Views: 4,917
Posted By D.Gray
How to clear water after switching filter types

I recently changed from normal flow (power head sucks water up riser tube and discharges into tank) to reverse flow (Power head sucks water from tank through a cloth or foam filter and discharges the...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 2
Views: 5,105
Posted By D.Gray
Re: I was thinking about...

You can keep sand out of your filter by either shortening the pick up tube or adding a flexible tube between the two halves of the pickup tube so you can put the part of the tube that does sucks up...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 5
Views: 5,443
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Some Qs

Sand is fine. In fact some plants do better with soil (sand or other soil) to root in. I have a tank with sand substrate and tanks with medium gravel substrate and all three tanks are planted with...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 10
Views: 9,434
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Cichlid deaths after 8 yr old son decided to put his goldfish in my tank!!!!

besides putting in the medication try to raise the temp to around 80 to 82 degrees farenheight as this will also help get rid of ick.

Also get a liquid test kit so you can check your ammonia,...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 20
Views: 12,893
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Suggestions for begginer plants

I would recomend buying from a private party, a smaller pet store that spends the time keeping its plants and animals healthy, or look online to see what kind of deal you can find (wisteria shouldn't...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 17
Views: 11,248
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Filter for Cichlid Tank

Emperor makes a single bio-wheel hob type filter (the emporer 280) for smaller tanks as well.

Dave
Forum: Catfish, Plecos and Loaches ,
Replies: 2
Views: 7,984
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Feeding/ Temperature for Cory Cats

For your corries get some good quality sinking wafers or sinking pellets.

The other fish may nibble on the wafers some but this gets more food to the corries (don't over feed, and try not to under...
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 6,377
Posted By D.Gray
Doctors Foster and Smith

I would like to relate a possitive experience with this company.

A few weeks ago I ordered some aquarium supplies and among the order was a 24 inch double strip light (twin bulb fixture for the...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 0
Views: 4,813
Posted By D.Gray
My experience changing to reverse flow

I went from a regular flow on the 20 gallon tank with an undergravel filter. I had it set up with a power head sucking water up one riser tube and the other riser tube was powered by an air stone. ...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 10
Views: 16,523
Posted By D.Gray
Re: water wisteria

It's doing real well Dano.

I took some of the java moss and used a twist tie to attach it to 1/2 of a coconut shell. the rest of the Java moss I put in the bottom of the tank and will split it...
Forum: Livebearers ,
Replies: 10
Views: 20,354
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Is this platy a boy or a girl?

Actually this is a myth. What really happens is that some livebearers (swordtails, platties, mollies, etc...) can store the sperm for long periods of time... so a male has to have been present at...
Forum: Bettas ,
Replies: 5
Views: 7,900
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Heaters for betta fish?

According to the book "Bettas" by Marshall E. Ostrow published in 1980 "An aquarium constantly maintained at about 80 degrees F. is a bit too warm for most hobby fishes but not for bettas. In fact,...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 8
Views: 6,612
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Red vent...

There are two ways to test for ammonia and nitrate (and other) levels.

1. test strips (quick results, not as accurate as liquid test kits)

2. liquid test kits (these test ph, ammonia, nitrite,...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 18
Views: 13,892
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Pleco and platy ill please help!

ok so you have fixed the initial problem (water quality) now to work on the secondary problem your platy not eating.

If your platy is female and is pregnant (can't tell from the photo, would need a...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 18
Views: 13,892
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Pleco and platy ill please help!

At this point what have you done for your tank? Have you done any water changes? If you have did you end up using store bought drinking water (distilled, spring, reverse osmosis [RO]) to reduce the...
Forum: Disease ,
Replies: 9
Views: 5,881
Posted By D.Gray
Re: Salt for Freshwater

The only reason to add salt to a freshwater tank is to stop certain diseases. Unless your fish are showing signs of fin rot or ick I would not add salt to the tank.

Dave
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