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Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 4
Views: 3,556
Posted By anabolism
Time to fill it?

Been trying to live within my means so it has taken a little time to accumulate all of the imprtant things I need before filling my tank with water. I now have everything I need.... eco-complete,...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 5
Views: 7,281
Posted By anabolism
Re: Heater...

I'm going to get a visa-therm stealth heater I think. Their 100 Watt heater is meant for tanks up to 30 gallons but their 150 watt is for tanks up to 45 gallons. QUESTION: Since my tank is only 38...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 22
Views: 16,876
Posted By anabolism
Re: Plants aren't working well...

I might try some of that flourite to go under my regular gravel. Expensive stuff so I'll go conservative with it.
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 5
Views: 7,281
Posted By anabolism
Heater...

Are aquarium heaters supposed to go under the gravel? And is 100 W fine for a 38 gallon?
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 22
Views: 16,876
Posted By anabolism
Re: Plants aren't working well...

This stuff here is supposed to be a great fertilizer for aquarium plants. It is to be mixed in with your gravel. Laterite it's...
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 3,708
Posted By anabolism
Re: Clean new tank?

Thanks Sharon, I think that is what I'll do.
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 3,708
Posted By anabolism
Clean new tank?

Should I clean the inside of my new tank? Perhaps wipe it down with something? Is there some sort of cleaner that would not harm the pending fish?

It doesn't appear dirty so maybe I should just...
Forum: Gravel and Decorations ,
Replies: 1
Views: 9,643
Posted By anabolism
How much gravel?

How many pounds of black aquarium gravel would I need to fill my tank an inch and a half or so? 29 1/2 x 16 1/2
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By anabolism
Re: What kind of filter?

Dano,
yes there is a cone shapes piece of plastic that has vents in it at the very end..... tp keep fish from being sucked in. So, okay I get it now..... that sucks the water up to the hood...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By anabolism
Re: What kind of filter?

I know now that I have a powerhead as an integral part of my filtration system. The pump suction cups on the side of the tank and a tube goes downward near the bottom of the tank. QUESTION... Is...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By anabolism
Re: What kind of filter?

Much appreciated for you help Dano. I'm not cetain what brand the hood is though. Honestly I believe it is the same brand as the tank. AquaVim. I don't think there is anything on the net about...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By anabolism
Re: What kind of filter?

I'm kind of getting aquainted with the materials for the hood filter now.

The bead looking things are ceramic pieces with a hole through the center. This is filter substrate for cultivating...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,600
Posted By anabolism
What kind of filter?

Remember people I am new to all this aquarium stuff. My tank finally shipped to me today. Cool looking bowfront, seamless glass in the front.

Anyways, I don't know too much about filters and...
Forum: Invertebrates ,
Replies: 5
Views: 4,004
Posted By anabolism
Re: Fresh water clams?

Hmmm.... I've been reading a rather mixed review on freshwater clams and muscles. When I read to much mixed reviews on a subject I usually just decide that it is probably better to air on the...
Forum: Invertebrates ,
Replies: 5
Views: 4,004
Posted By anabolism
Fresh water clams?

I've read somewhere that freshwater clams can be a good addition to an aquarium. Supposedly they have the ability to filter some of your water. One clam apparently has the ability to filter up to...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 12,866
Posted By anabolism
Re: Back-up heater?

The general concensus for multiple day power outage is a generator I am finding. I'll have to check 'em out on craiglist to see if I can find a good deal.

....although I found that one guy said he...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 12,866
Posted By anabolism
Re: Back-up heater?

Thus far this is all I've found on the net.

http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/emergencyhelp1/tp/poweroutages.htm
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 12,866
Posted By anabolism
Re: Back-up heater?

We've had storms two years in a row where we had no power for 4 days.

If you needed to heat the tank water to around 75 degrees F and you only had one tank to heat it seems to me a battery powered...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 12,866
Posted By anabolism
Re: Back-up heater?

Thanks for the idea but it says it only has 4.5 hours of continuous runtime. A good storm will have our power out for anywhere from 2-4 days. This happens at least once per year. There has to be...
Forum: Lighting and Heaters ,
Replies: 15
Views: 12,866
Posted By anabolism
Back-up heater?

I live in a region where we have at least one good storm related power outage per year.... usually in the fall or winter. This of course poses a problem for keeping a tropical temperature for my...
Forum: Goldfish, Koi and Ponds ,
Replies: 13
Views: 15,319
Posted By anabolism
Re: Common Goldfish

The reason bettas are often sold in small containers is because they have the ability to breath air directly unlike some fish. I'm sure it is assumed that the person who purchases the fish will...
Forum: Goldfish, Koi and Ponds ,
Replies: 13
Views: 15,319
Posted By anabolism
Re: Common Goldfish

I took this from animal-world:
Size - Weight:
The environment the Common Goldfish is kept in is a determining factor on whether your pet grows to its full potential size or is somewhat smaller. In an...
Forum: Goldfish, Koi and Ponds ,
Replies: 13
Views: 15,319
Posted By anabolism
Common Goldfish

Before I decided to go all-out and get a nice tank and go tropical I was considering getting a goldfish. That's what started me down this road. I began researching about one month ago and my...
Forum: Livebearers ,
Replies: 7
Views: 5,269
Posted By anabolism
Guppies...

I plan on keeping a small school of Harloquen Rasboras and Cardinal Tetras in a 38 gal tank. From what I've read these fish seem to prefer water with a ph of around 6.5

Can a guppie live with...
Forum: Plants ,
Replies: 8
Views: 5,068
Posted By anabolism
Re: Plant questions...

Damn! I really liked the color of the volcanit substrate.... black with hues of burgandy. The only bottom feeder I plan on getting are cory's. Anybody have any suggestions on gravel substrates with...
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