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  1. NMfishman

    Question Will the good bacteria die at high ammonia levels?

    no worries, this is a fish-less tank. I use it for running experiment and this is my latest one.
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    Question Will the good bacteria die at high ammonia levels?

    so if you have a filter that has been well cycled and has lots of the good kinds of bacteria will subjecting that filter to water that has very high ammonia levels like say 10+ ppm kill the bacteria? Eventually will some other type of bacteria that likes the high ammonia start to grow and lower...
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    way to go petsmart

    Yeah our Petsmart has all of that info in pamphlets that they have available in the store, in addition to baisic info on the individual fish. Our petsmart is fairly good and fish are healthy for the most part, but I have found the long term health of the fish is poor. They are probably subjected...
  4. NMfishman

    Which is more popular?

    that was kinda mean Josh... -Zeez, where did you find that pic? That can't be a real goldie, can it?!?!! :shock: EDIT: I just did some looking and it is real!!!:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop: That thing is huge, 30 lbs!
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    What brand of food do you like best? Goldfish

    I like all of omega one's food cuz they use real fish in it, not fillers. Like Jeta said a variety is always good.
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    Which is more popular?

    opps I didn't read your post Silver and I thought you meant which do I like better lol so I voted for bettas cuz I like them better I think goldies are more commonly kept, especially if you go by number of individual fish not by tanks, cuz people usually will put like 5+ goldies in a 10 gallon...
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    60 Gallon Tank Stocking around angel fish; Help needed!

    Kathy- very nice tank! I didn't see any skulls exactly but in the rock work on the left side it looks like a skull in the rock formation there is also kinda one in the formation on the right, but its less obvious. That's kinda spooky lol :;ghost Nate- You might be able to hold off on taking the...
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    Help Lighting?

    Well I don't really agree with most of what you said and I could go into it more, but I won't. I do, however, agree with this and I think we are getting farther and farther away from Astard's original question. This is something best left for another thread on another day. See I knew we...
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    Help Lighting?

    The only thing I can think of is that the manufacturer marked it as 10000k when its not or they add something to it that makes however they measure it read it as 10000k but when we see it, it appears more white. The fact remains though that when looking at true color temp. as established by its...
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    Loach type ideas please! Thanks

    My skunks are in black gravel that I got from petsmart, I have never actually seen them bury themselves but they do wedge themselves at the base of the plants. I suspect they might bury themselves as there are times when I cannot find most of them, depite how hard I look. For all my other...
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    Help Lighting?

    The color temperature of a light source is the temperature of an ideal black-body radiator that radiates light of comparable hue to that of the light source. (taken from a wikipedia article). Now I do agree with that Graeme, but it is a fact that 10000k = blue light and the scale I posted is...
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    Loach type ideas please! Thanks

    my skunk loaches are in a community tank, but it has more boisterous fish such as congo tetras, zebra danios and dwarf rainbows also the rosy red minnow thats in there thinks he is one of them and will swim with the skunks. As I stated before I do agree that skunks are probably best not with...
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    Help Lighting?

    actually they start turning blue after about 5500k. 10000k would be blue not white. I have both 5000k and 6500k, the 6500k have a slight blue tint but the 5000k are white. also the kelvin temperature has nothing to do with brightness. here is a chart of the colors in the temperature scale:
  14. NMfishman

    Sucker fish??

    I agree, its a farlowella. The wikipedia article jeta provided is accurate and I cannot think of anything to add to what it says. I think they are cool looking too. Good luck!
  15. NMfishman

    Help Lighting?

    for the color you would want bulbs in the 4000-5000 kelvin temperature range, higher than this and they start to get blue and lower they get yellow. 5000k would probably be best I think. Daylight is around 6500K. I can't help on the bulbs themselves, but I use and recommend getting CFL bulbs...
  16. NMfishman

    Hello

    yeah that is the problem with NM, the entire State's population is smaller than some of the larger cities in the Country and then you get the people who don't even realize NM is a state It does have its advantages though, we have more land to live on and cleaner air plus less traffic.
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    Does anyones dogs notice your fish?

    Mine usually don't but every once in a while my german shepherd, coonhound mix will see my bloody parrots, put his front paws on the stand and bark non stop at the fish, then he won't stop until I remove him from the room. They all do but my german shepherd chow chow cross in particular loves to...
  18. NMfishman

    Hello

    Awesome! That is a little less than an hours drive from where I am at. are their any good LFS down their? The only good one here is in Rio Rancho so its about an hours drive for us, but they are worth it! They are called Riverside Aquarium.
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    How many fish did you lose?

    During my first year of keeping fish myself the only fish I lost were sick ones from the bad LFS and Petsmart, which numbered a fair few, but there was nothing I could have done to keep them from dying. I have lost some from other fish eating them such as my pictus ate 5 zebra danios and my...
  20. NMfishman

    30 Gallon Tank suggestions

    Jello JM, I agree with Nutter Puffers are best on their own and getting 3-5 more tiger barbs would be best. I have successfully kept TBs with Giant and Zebra danios, Rainbowfish, pictus cats, and loaches. I also think there would be no problem with keeping them with a pleco such as the...




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