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  1. Sump-overflow Works Great, Doesn't Loose Prime, But Get Bubbles In Wet/dry Pump

    Someone please help me understand this.... I built this and it works great. To ensure I don't loose prime I added a Toms wet/dry pump as suggested at 4:45 in the video. (see screen shot below) With the dry/wet pump off the overflow works great, makes NO noise, and repeated testing has...
  2. Any Anole Keepers Here?

    Any experienced Anole keepers here?
  3. RCS fills 20 gallon tank - Must be something in the water? vbg WOW

    Hello, Fun post... Not really looking for any answer(s).... feel free to comment though.. 13 months ago I purchased 15 RCS from a member of this forum. I put them in a 20 gallon tank with a dozen Harlequin Rasbora who never touched a one of them (that I know of) or their offspring. The tank is now...
  4. Will Taiwanese Dragon Micro Goby (Schismatogobius ampluvinculus) eat tiny MTS?

    I have two Taiwanese Dragon Micro Goby's (Schismatogobius ampluvinculus). From reading I see suggested food is "meaty foods", frozen Mysis shrimp, "live foods" possibly shrimp pellets. One is pretty small and it looks to me like he standard frozen mysis shrimp is even too large for his...
  5. AC is out... What is Max "safe" temp for Angelfish?

    MY Air Conditioning is out and I'm having to ice down tanks... What is the Max "safe" temp for Angelfish? I see guide here lists 74 to 84... tank is getting up to 87 if I don't ice it down. And it gets pretty hot over night..
  6. Moving 55 community stock to 75 gallon- What now for my 55? Something different

    I'm cautiously (bio-load) moving my community 55 gallon stock into a well cycled 75 gal. (and monitoring water params.) I'm beginning to think about how I want to restock the 55 gallon and I'm looking for suggestions. I will first be moving twelve Harlequin Rasbora into the tank for sure (from my 20 gallon...
  7. Inexpensive ph Meter vs. API ph test (& deionized water?)

    I have my first Saltwater tank running (a temp cycled 29 gal while I prepare/cycle a 55 gallon) and I'm trying to learn how to accurately monitor ph. Being afraid that I may be reading my API test kit improperly I purchased an inexpensive Pen type ph meter. I understood that it had to be calibrated but...
  8. Where to find 15 to 18 gallon tall/show tank. 10.5 in front to back.

    The sticky in the forum (as well as many other "standard tank sizes" lists) shows a 15 gallon "show" (TALL) tank. Where I can find one of these? I need a small sump tank that 10.5 (same a 10 gallon) in "depth" (front of tank to back). It's fitting in a 55 stand that has only 11-1/4 inches of width...
  9. Metal "system" to make custom stands?

    Does anyone know of any metal "system" to make custom stands? For example, square metal tubing and "fittings" which can be fit together with epoxy or similar? Imagine PVC pipe and fittings but in square metal. I have 20 gallon long tanks I'd like to stack and I prefer metal to wood. I also want...
  10. White Cloud color

    White Cloud colors > Dwarf Puffer in 10 gallon -edit- I want some WC minnows for an empty 10 gallon that I have sitting here. - no longer an ADF tank For a long time my LFS had no White Cloud's. Yesterday I saw a tank with about six, four had red tails, two minnows were all silver/white. I'll assume...
  11. Question for anyone who has purchased "Seiryu Stone"

    Sanity check here... I purchased 20lbs of "Seiryu Stone" from an eBay seller with a great rating. I realize it's not "real" Seiryu stone, probably, Ryough Stones or similar, but that might be better for ph anyway. I care about the "look" and not whether the stone is "genuine" or not. (I read...
  12. "Blackie" the shanghaied Nerite - a snail story...

    So my wife notices that her favorite nerite snail ("Blackie") is missing from our living room tank. We do our normal search around the tank, on floor, etc. but no "Blackie" to be found anywhere.. Two days pass, and then overnight it occurs to me that I had swapped out a failing HOB filter and...
  13. Do ADF's tolerate Furan-2?

    I put two ADF's in my 10 gallon iso tank intending to move them to my 55 gallon but the 10 has since become their home. I have now had to put an angelfish in the tank to treat him with Furan-2. Will the Furan-2 affect the ADF's adversely or can I treat the angel leaving the ADF's in the tank?
  14. RCS fry thumbs his nose at me :) - light hearted

    I'm enjoying my first experience with RCS. I saw my first berried females a few weeks ago and over the past few days I've been watching for fry. Since I have Harlequin Rasbora in the tank I wanted to provide plenty of cover, one end of the tank is VERY heavily planted. So last night my first...
  15. ADF's ignoring my "frog shelf"

    So I mount this split piece of driftwood about a half inch under waters surface (and in my floating frog-bit plants) so I now have a super "frog shelf" for my ADF's. But after several days they totally are dis-interested in the shelf. I had even placed one directly on the shelf but he didn't...
  16. How Rapidly do I "Seed" my new sand substrate with MTS?

    Just swapped out substrate in a 26g tank going to pool filter sand. I have tons of Malaysian Trumpet Snails in a 55 gallon and I obviously need to put some in the 26. With no food or "goodies" in the sand for the snails to eat, how many should I initially put in? 2.5 inches sand in 30x12 tank.
  17. Silver flake particles in pool filter sand.

    I'm changing over a tank's substrate to pool filter sand. Purchased the sand today and during the washing I noticed small black particles and small silver particles. The black specs don't bother me.. adds a little character. The small silver particles I'm not sure about. They are a shiny flake...
  18. RCS hatchlings and Harlequins - what are their chances?

    20 gallon tank with about 15 RCS and 15 Harlequin Rasbora. The Harlequins have not been bothering the shrimp at all. Shrimp were juveniles/young adults when placed in tank. I now have two berried RCS. Can I expect few or many RCS hatchings to survive the Harlequins? There is heavy cover in 1/3 of...
  19. Brown Algae/Diatoms - weird "straight line cutoff" on ends of tank

    OK.. I've ton's of posts about brown algae/diatoms and I'm not asking how to get rid of it... But I am curious... On both ends of my 55 gallon tank (I clean front more often) the algae goes up about 3/4 of the way and then just stops... It'd a straight line across. Almost as if I had scraped a...
  20. Amazing luck! Amano shrimp jumps out of tank and almost into my hand...

    I added some Amano Shrimp to two of my tanks today and as I passed by one in another room a "big bug" came down from nowhere and landed on the stand edge right next to the tank. Then I looked closer and saw that it was an Amano Shrimp! I quickly scooped it up in my hand and tossed it back into...




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