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Old 10-18-2011, 08:48 PM   #131
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I actually bought this clamp when I ordered some of the other stuff for the setup. Universal Fence Clamps with Clamp-It™, Special Offer! - Rockler Woodworking Tools but you could do the same thing with any really square block of wood. As for the lights, I assume it will heat up more. I will be putting in some vents for them as well.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:54 AM   #132
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Looks like my pictus has developed a mean case of velvet maybe. He's covered in white spots... looks like he has sand all over him. I couldn't get a good picture because he's swimming all over this morning.



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Old 10-19-2011, 11:11 AM   #133
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When my fish looked like they had sand I assumed ich, very common, I raised the temp to 86 degrees until there were no spots for 3 days, no chemicals, no salt, just heat. It's very effective and didn't hurt my biofilter or plants. My plecos showed it first being bottom feeders and being more susceptible without scales... I referred to the ich sticky in the unhealthy fish section, it was easy and painless, except I had to get a 2nd heater to maintain the higher temp... Here is a pic of what my Pleco had
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:30 AM   #134
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Thanks! Raising both heaters now
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:32 AM   #135
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BTW, I have had my pleco in there for less than 24hrs and there is sssssoooo much crap in the tank. It's like he's pooping constantly
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #136
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BTW, I have had my pleco in there for less than 24hrs and there is sssssoooo much crap in the tank. It's like he's pooping constantly
haha mine does the same thing.. make sure to keep his feeding to every other day & watch for him eating the cichlid food.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:55 PM   #137
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Make sure to not raise it too quick, I heard 1 degree every 12 hours is the quickest or if it's below like 74 degrees, 1 degree every 6 hours as if it's done too quick it can stress the fish, the less stressed, the less likely to get symptoms. Thats the other reason i liked the heat only method... Pretty stress free. Nasty buggers ich are...

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Old 10-21-2011, 12:43 AM   #138
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Really nice tank, looking great!

Ozydego - Hey that was a great article, thanks
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:10 PM   #139
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Ozydego, we're all cleared up and happy again. Thanks!
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:49 AM   #140
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Good to hear, yeah... Nasty bug but pretty easy fix.. Glad everyone is sand free!
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