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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started Today, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By Coursair
Could it be a swim bladder issue ? Buoyancy...

Could it be a swim bladder issue ? Buoyancy problem ?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 490
Posted By Coursair
With caves or decor with holes, just make sure...

With caves or decor with holes, just make sure fish can't get stuck. Many customers have lost Red Tailed Sharks because the only hiding spot offered was too small.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish Today, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Coursair
Black skirted tetra question

Most small fish are social. I think all Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Cories, etc... prefer schools or groups or shoals of 6 or more. 6 is just a random number, but more is even better.

The idea is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Today, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By Coursair
Btw. The tank in the vid ? Petsmart incandescent...

Btw. The tank in the vid ? Petsmart incandescent 10g kit. I swapped out bulbs for mini CFLs. Mine is low light.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Today, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By Coursair
You don't have to turn air off. If you end up...

You don't have to turn air off. If you end up with DIY or injected CO2 you could put it on a timer.

The floater is Amazon Frogbit.

Exact lighting ?
Depends...do you want to add CO2. If not,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Coursair
Keep an eye on Craigslist or see if you have a...

Keep an eye on Craigslist or see if you have a local club.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Yesterday, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 181
Posted By Coursair
DHG is a holy grail plant. It looks great when it...

DHG is a holy grail plant. It looks great when it grows well, but it usually needs high light ( par value, not hours) and CO2.

I would turn off the air pump. It will out gas your carbon faster...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Coursair
Or you could have a bunch of dead or injured...

Or you could have a bunch of dead or injured Gouramis. Yours may be fine, but I would never recommend more than 1 Gourami to a tank, unless it's a mated pair ( and they may still fight ) , or the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish Yesterday, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Coursair
They may settle down. Add some live plants to...

They may settle down. Add some live plants to hide in perhaps.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Coursair
Skirt Tetras can be nippy. Having only 3 can...

Skirt Tetras can be nippy. Having only 3 can aggravate this, but you don't really have room for more fish.

They usually do best with 6 or more and IMHO do better in a 20g min. But that's just my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 170
Posted By Coursair
How many fish is to many ?

Wait till you get a larger tank. A 20Long will give you diff options than a 20 Tall.

More floor for Cories, for ex.

You are overstocked for a 5g now !

Keep checking your water and don't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 202
Posted By Coursair
Jungle Val get SUPER tall !!! "The largest...

Jungle Val get SUPER tall !!!

"The largest of the Vallisneria is often called the jungle val. These plants have been classified as V. americana also, but they require different housing than the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 490
Posted By Coursair
Why do you say your Cories " hate " water changes...

Why do you say your Cories " hate " water changes ??

Mine would swim around wildly and then start breeding behavior. A PWC is stimulating/invigorating for mine.

The Cory breeders on Planet...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 11-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 187
Posted By Coursair
The Clownfish does look stressed and is probably...

The Clownfish does look stressed and is probably terrorized by the Goby. Not very fair for him.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-24-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Coursair
I don't use Carbon, just more filter floss or...

I don't use Carbon, just more filter floss or other good surfaces for BB. Carbon is ok for removing medications.

You can do capped soil and a filter. ANY substrate will eventually be depleted and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 11-24-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By Coursair
The caption was Gravid Girl. Egg laying fish...

The caption was Gravid Girl.
Egg laying fish don't get pregnant , they are "gravid" when they are carrying eggs.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Coursair
You don't want anything with big chunks of wood....

You don't want anything with big chunks of wood. No Perlite or similar.

You might sift it a bit to get any large chunks out.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Coursair
Is that a Sword ? Are you using Ferts ? ...

Is that a Sword ?

Are you using Ferts ?

Amazon Swords need Root Tabs.

Sorry, I'm on my phone so hard to tell what plant you have.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 296
Posted By Coursair
I use Cotton thread. It will dissolve over time,...

I use Cotton thread. It will dissolve over time, by then the plant has anchored itself.

Sorry about the Oto :(

My club uses gel superglue. The one they use hardens instantly in water. I would...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 11-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By Coursair
A Catfish that can live with most Africans is...

A Catfish that can live with most Africans is Synodontis eupterus aka Featherfin Squeaker. It will defend itself as long as it's not a tiny baby with adult African Cichlids.

And FYI it was a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 382
Posted By Coursair
Ok, since Rams tend to be territorial and you...

Ok, since Rams tend to be territorial and you don't have a ton of real estate just research before you buy.


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Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 11-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 585
Posted By Coursair
Looks nice :) Smoke signals from my...

Looks nice :)


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 512
Posted By Coursair
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Dry%20start%20method%20aq...

http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=Dry%20start%20method%20aquarium%20plants


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-20-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Coursair
Did you do a Walstad Method tank ??? Organic...

Did you do a Walstad Method tank ???

Organic Potting Soil capped with Gravel or sand ??


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 468
Posted By Coursair
Fertilizers are natural. They'd be present in...

Fertilizers are natural. They'd be present in Nature.

You can grow
Anubias
Java Fern
Java Moss
Without ferts usually.

Swords ? It might live. It might start turning transparent and die...
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