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  1. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    Omg Barbara MTS has taken hold!! :). Congrats on the acrylic tank they are great. I have 2. Only thing is they do scratch easy. Sorry I’m just not a fan of gouramis. I do like the boesemanis have 3 in my 90 and 3 fry growing out in other tanks. They are very slow growers! Also great dither...
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    I found a mantis

    Yeah there great bugs but aren’t they seasonal? Probably a male that didn’t mate. Also not sure what happens to the female after she lay her eggs? Do they hibernate?
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    Help Filter stopped working HELP

    Yes what type of filter and what size tank? May just be something was put back incorrectly. To have no noise would probably be an electric problem or the impeller was not reinstalled.
  4. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    I’ve got a whole colony of cherry shrimp growing in my 125 with the discus. Could be but I don’t think they are the problem. Will try the Cory’s tomorrow see how they work. As to chair I do have one there :). I think it’s because there’s only 2.
  5. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    Oh pic of the new guys tank. I do have plants some shrimp and a small piece of wood. They will swim the whole tank but if I go near it they hide. If I walk past they go crazy. Only fish I could add would be a pair of Cory’s and a pair of ottos.
  6. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    DecoyCat the little angels look great!! Discus too!! Good to see all is well and you relaxing with the fish :).
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    Cleaner fish/shrimp to be social friendly with guppies?

    Cory’s should be fine. They are great little scavengers. Shrimp will also work but let the tank grow first. Give it about 6 months before adding shrimp. They need a good growth of bio-film and algae to do well. Another great fish is the Otto cat but again after 6 months. As to leaving the...
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    Help Would Otocinclus Do This???

    Me I don’t use meds. If it’s fin rot or a wound fresh water with some aquarium salt will heal it. Do daily 50% wc for a week than go every other day and salt as needed but less and less. Should see results in just a few days.
  9. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    Hey gang. Need some advice. The 2 new discus have become way to skittish. Any ideas how to calm them down. They’re in the tank alone so maybe some dither fish. But I don’t have anything to add would have to buy. So if I buy do I just add them because qt-ing them would take a month and that’s...
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    Help What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Yeah that’s the way all my rams have died in the last year or so. From ages of 1-5 yrs. one at a time they would stop swimming and start resting on things than after a few weeks of that get bloated and die. Never as a group allways just one and in different tanks too. Had one die this way about...
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    October 2019 - Forum Upgrade Issues

    Hey smee82 all the way on the bottom of this page on the left side is a button to change from black to white to blue. All kind of bright but the blue does look a little like the old set up. I’m on my apple ipad and the only icon to rate a thread I have is just the like button :(. Going to...
  12. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    Well the new format will take some getting used to!! Was that emoji suppose to be that big? Great video coral. Think I am interested in some gold rams :). Babara I think I’m getting jealous now :). But I really don’t want mating! DecoyCat glad to see Ranga found her way back :). As to...
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    The Amazing Cleaning Skills Of Cherry Shrimp.

    Advice from @richie.p. He said cull the brown or less red ones. So I move them to my other tanks and these have turned very red :). I also have a 30 with a huge population of red ones :).
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    Help Would Otocinclus Do This???

    Yep ottos!!
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    Buying Plants

    He’s got an add now in the buy and sell section. Just leave a message.
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    New Angelfish

    Not the big red fish behind the pleco the smaller one coming at the pleco.
  17. 86 ssinit

    The Amazing Cleaning Skills Of Cherry Shrimp.

    Yes and they don’t do windows :eek::eek::(.
  18. 86 ssinit

    New Angelfish

    Nice looking angels and good luck with them. Is that a red pencil fish in your tank?
  19. 86 ssinit

    Unknown Algae - Help

    That is the most hydra I’ve ever seen!! I would invest in a water polisher. After treatment I would polish the water for 24hrs whilst turning the gravel every so often to make sure you get rid of all the dead ones. I’m thinking all those dead things are going to give you a ammonia spike if you...
  20. 86 ssinit

    The Amazing Cleaning Skills Of Cherry Shrimp.

    i have a 15 gal cherry shrimp tank. It’s planted. But all the tanks are planted and some do have algae problems. But the shrimp tank solves this every time. Pictured is a cardinal plant that some black algae had grown on and 2 hrs after I put it in. Best cleaning crew out there :).
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    Help Would Otocinclus Do This???

    I’ve never seen an Otto do that. They eat algae and that’s it! That looks to have been nipped off so I would go with aquarium salt and clean water. Make sure there’s a piece of driftwood in the tank for her. I’m thinking barbs or the other pleco. I saw one of my plecos completely eat a sick...
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    120 Discus Build

    Yes it’s hard finding nice discus. I bought 6 from Hans. Nice fish but the colors are not what I bought. Still nice fish. Just bought 2 from uncle sams and they are so far pretty nice.
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    Help What's Going On With My German Blue Ram?

    Sorry to here. How long have you had them?
  24. 86 ssinit

    120 Discus Build

    Ok the problem with those discus is they’ve been there 5+ months. They are the same batch I bought some of mine from. At least they were 2 weeks ago. Like I said he gets some good discus but just can’t move them. The glen cove store is just north of Roosevelt field. On glen cove rd close to...
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    120 Discus Build

    Yes that’s why I sent the pics. Pretty sure it’s just the color of the fish. The fact that your water conditions are good the only other thing I know that hith is associated with is feeding blood worms solely as food. Also in my opinion nitrates are not a problem unless over 40ppm for a very...
  26. 86 ssinit

    Sponges For Hob...

    Yes sponges work great in that filter. As said it will probably take about a month to transfer your bacteria to the new sponges. I have 2 of these filters and I set mine up from back to front. First I use a tetra floss bag. The largest size bought in a box of 12 with 2 holders for under $20...
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    120 Discus Build

    Yes they said they’re moving. For me my go to place for plants and fish. Problem with discus is nobody’s buying them. So they just can’t move them. It’s a shame because they have had the best I’ve seen on Long Island. I bought 6 of my 12 from them and am very happy with them. They have another...
  28. 86 ssinit

    Angelfish In 30 Gal?

    I’ve kept a pair of angels in a 30 high for years with no problems. Had a school of serpae tetras some Cory cats 4 rams and 2 bosmani rainbows. Used a Marineland 250 and another filter on it. Planted tank and they were fine. So yes it can be done. Weekly water changes are a must with proper tank...
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    120 Discus Build

    It may just be the color of you discus. Some pics for reference. May not be hith. Now that you have your pics just keep an eye on them.
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    120 Discus Build

    Wow nice pick up coral. Had to go back and relook at those pics. It’s not bad just starting. RollaPear what are you feeding? I too am at 5 months in. I have 12 discus 6 different types. Also a low gravel planted tank. Did you buy all your discus together from the same seller? @jpm995 i bought...
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    Help Treatment For Gash

    Yes clean water and aquarium salt do wonders on wounds.
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    Both Crypt Plants? Or?

    Swords do fine with root tabs.
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    Male Or Female?

    I’m with female. But it does look much brighter and colorful than a female. Good looking ram and I hope you bought it :).
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    Both Crypt Plants? Or?

    No I was talking about the one in the first pic. Crypts also like root tabs. They get food from there roots and leaves. Swords like root tabs. They are big root eaters.
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    Question Malaysian Trumpet Snails

    Yes :).
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    Question Malaysian Trumpet Snails

    @Kcakes im back and just cleaned tanks. Have a bunch of snails for you :). Send me a pm with your address and I will mail.
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    Both Crypt Plants? Or?

    I think it’s crypt Willisii. I had it but it just never took off. It would loose leaves than grow back a little smaller loose leaves and so on. I move plants a lot and I’m not sure where it ended up. But I had it for a least 2 yrs.
  38. 86 ssinit

    Lost My Right Hand Man Today :/

    Sorry to hear. 2 1/2 yrs is a great life for any fish. Especially a betta!! You done well sorry he’s gone!
  39. 86 ssinit

    Both Crypt Plants? Or?

    Both crypts.
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    Help Tank Won't Cycle

    Yes the fishless cycle is becoming a problem because it’s being done different way the first way wad just with ammonia. Add ammonia and wait for ammonia reading to come down than add more. Now some people add the bacteria booster and fishless cycle there tanks faster. Me I use fish and change...
  41. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    In Munich:). Going to try to get to some pet stores.:D:D:D Yeah there’s a lot of beer to be drunk:eek::eek:. Chaperone at my sons bachelor party:D
  42. 86 ssinit

    30 Gallon Tank Which Filter Should I Choose?

    I’m also a Marineland fan. But the aquaclears are also great. Now the tidal is probably the best all in all a great filter that does all as said above and holds a lot of media. Don’t know your tank size but I think tidal is now making a 35. Good luck choosing :).
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    Question Albino Geophagus Heckelii???

    Never seen it before. Doesn’t look like a geophagus looks more like an albino Bolivian ram. How big was it? You’ve got better will power than me. Walked into a store yesterday to get dog food and left with 6 ottos:rolleyes::rolleyes:. I’m leaving today for Germany:rolleyes:. Not sure how this is...
  44. 86 ssinit

    Discus Gang Updates

    Well cardinal tetras make nice dither fish. They school together move around a lot and if your discus get hungry...snacks :). Ok something bigger for you. I also have the Cory’s and the rams and they make nice tank mates but not really dither fish. To me dither fish are something to calm the...
  45. 86 ssinit

    Help Help, Fish Was Atracked

    Lol I’m sitting here thinking why’s he bringing the internet into this:rolleyes::rolleyes:. Still on 4g:).
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    Help Anubias Nana

    Put a rock on it while in the tote. May take a week or more for it to sink.
  47. 86 ssinit

    Discus In My 125.

    Thanks I have another thread going called starting a 125 discus tank. A lot more pics there:).
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    Question Malaysian Trumpet Snails

    It sounds scary but it’s not. Reality you won’t even notice them
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    Question Malaysian Trumpet Snails

    No joke I started with 1!! I thought it was a rabbit snail. I now have them in 3 out of 4 tanks. Not sure why they haven’t taken in the 90. It either the clown loaches get every one of them or the eco-complete is not snail friendly. But you’ll have well over a hundred in no time no matter how...




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