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Forum: Aquarium Tank Setup Ideas ,
Replies: 11
Views: 13,685
Posted By lilfish
Re: buying me a new tank:):):)

Maybe you could check with a glass store in town for some advice. I think they could give you some ideas on what you could expect. I would not be inclined to buy a potential risk, as there is no...
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,081
Posted By lilfish
Re: Is the beneficial bacteria dead by now?

Hmmm if I leave that tank going I would probably get some plants and a small school of neons or cardinals ... Or, I can keep white clouds and find some cold water plants to go with them ... True,...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 4
Views: 4,702
Posted By lilfish
Re: Undergravel filter problem

I have used an underwater filter without problems and I kept ottos in that tank. What I did, I increased the thickness of the gravel on top of the plastic plate, compared to the gravel thickness...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 8
Views: 14,452
Posted By lilfish
Re: Aqua Clear vs Bio Wheel

That's an excellent idea - cutting the grid and shaking the carbon granules out - Thank you.
Forum: Goldfish, Koi and Ponds ,
Replies: 13
Views: 13,454
Posted By lilfish
Thumbs up Re: Common Goldfish

:) I am extremely happy reading about your project. People need to be educated and that starts in school (well within the family first) but school needs to make up for what family education misses. ...
Forum: Tetras ,
Replies: 7
Views: 9,495
Posted By lilfish
Re: Question about Black-Skirt Tetras

Tetras like well planted tanks and I think not a lot of light. But I have a Blue Colombian that is very happy even when the light goes on. I didn't have a light for some time on the other tank...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 0
Views: 2,762
Posted By lilfish
Sponge seeded still?? Need your advice

I switched tanks about three weeks ago and kept the old one running with the old AquaClear filter (no fish) and water totally new.

Do you think that the bacteria in that sponge is still alive?

If I...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 8
Views: 14,452
Posted By lilfish
Re: Aqua Clear vs Bio Wheel

This is an interesting thread. I have always used the AquaClear filters - in 5, 10, and 25 gallon tanks. The setups ran for several years each and I never had any problems. My 25 gal tank had also...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 10
Views: 6,790
Posted By lilfish
Re: AquaClear problem

I have always used the Hagen AquaClear filters and find them easy to use and very effective. And yes, I had the same problem sometimes - water trickling - actually it's a common occurrence.

If you...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 6
Views: 3,715
Posted By lilfish
Re: Filter question

Thank you Dano. Being used to the sponge in my filters, the biowheel just by itself does not seem enough surface to me. I think I will add a sponge to this filter when the carbon needs to be...
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 2,645
Posted By lilfish
Re: I posted a question on my filter and cannot find the post

WooHoo Bernie! Thx! I must be really a newbie here :)
Forum: General Freshwater Chats ,
Replies: 2
Views: 2,645
Posted By lilfish
Exclamation I posted a question on my filter and cannot find the post

Two or three days ago I entered a post on my biowheel filter, but cannot find it now. I've searched several times in the different forums, to no avail. How could that happen? :confused:
Forum: Water Quality and Algae ,
Replies: 7
Views: 4,081
Posted By lilfish
Question Is the beneficial bacteria dead by now?

When I set up the 10gal tank and cleaned the 5gal one to store it ... I really did not! :D I filled it with clean treated water and left the filter running as I thought that it would be a shame to...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 6
Views: 3,715
Posted By lilfish
Re: Filter question

Thank you guys.

Let's say that I remove the carbon package and do not add a sponge in lieu of the carbon, then

Will the biowheel be still enough filtration?

Is the biowheel in my new filter the...
Forum: Aquarium Tank Setup Ideas ,
Replies: 4
Views: 8,695
Posted By lilfish
Re: Canopy for my 20gal tank

Thanks, I will try and see whether I can leave some space between the canopy and the tank. I cannot leave too much, as the reason for the new tank is to avoid "curious kitty paws" :) My older cat...
Forum: Filters and Powerheads ,
Replies: 6
Views: 3,715
Posted By lilfish
Filter question

The Marineland kit I bougth came with a biowheel filter. I have always used the Hagen Aqua filters with the sponge, which I never changed, just rinsed it once in a while.

This new biowheel filter...
Forum: Aquarium Tank Setup Ideas ,
Replies: 4
Views: 8,695
Posted By lilfish
Question Canopy for my 20gal tank

I have set up a new 10gal tank for my Blue Colombian Tetra as the canopy in the old tank would allow cat paws through :D just to scoop the fresh water from the filter though ... But just in case,...
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