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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-17-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Coursair
You can get sand free or cheap on Craigslist. Or...

You can get sand free or cheap on Craigslist. Or find your local Aquarium Club. Just learn what types work.

Plants? Buy from members on here or join The Planted Tank forums or there are several...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-13-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Coursair
The tannins released from the driftwood will...

The tannins released from the driftwood will clear up. It won't stay yellow. Personally I would still swap your sand for better, neutral substrate. Your driftwood will stop leaching tannins and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Coursair
Filter ratings are in clean filters. Yours is...

Filter ratings are in clean filters. Yours is "up to 20g". I'd return it. You want one like the AC I recommended. Rated for 20-50g


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By Coursair
Aragonite is used in African Cichlid and Salt...

Aragonite is used in African Cichlid and Salt Water tanks. It raises PH.

http://www.seachem.com/meridian.php

I would return live critters, tear down and start over. Clean tank thoroughly. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-08-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Coursair
Freeze dried can cause bloat IME I feed...

Freeze dried can cause bloat IME

I feed frozen or live. No issues with live Brine or live Blackworms.
Live Tubifex can be iffy, but are no longer sold in my area.

My yellow Betta came from...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Coursair
Cories should be in larger groups. Rams may...

Cories should be in larger groups. Rams may become so territorial that they injure the Cories. Rams will hunt and destroy RCS AFAIK.

Don't get a BN and a Siamese AE. Just one is fine.
They...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Coursair
Those are Crystal Red Shrimp. They are not...

Those are Crystal Red Shrimp. They are not beginner friendly sometimes. They need a Shrimp only tank with excellent water conditions.

I used distilled/tap mixture for PWCs. I used Indian Almond...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-08-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Coursair
New Aquarium

Hi and welcome, Please start your own thread, so you don't hijack this thread. We'll be happy to help.


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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By Coursair
Please repost this as its own thread under sick...

Please repost this as its own thread under sick fish. You'll get better help that way.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 07-05-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By Coursair
Dying shrimp

You might try using part Distilled part tap for water changes to lower TDS ?

I did small steady water changes with my CRS. Only 25% at most. They did not like big water changes.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-05-2016, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Coursair
I think you had an ammonia spike. Test the...

I think you had an ammonia spike.

Test the tank water. Read up on Fish In Cycling vs Fishless Cycling.


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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-05-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By Coursair
55 Gal. Stocking

In my 55g I have
14 Neons
1 Farlowella vittata
C sterbai
4 Densonii Barbs

I may add a Pearl Gourami...they are lovely fish and ok with small fish.

Or an Angel. I'd raise it from a baby...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-05-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Coursair
What do you use for black substrate?

I've used CaribSea Tahitian Moon sand
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160705/5ca722074195f99226952b6ee09ca155.jpg

And
I've used Black Diamond blasting sand topped with a layer of TMS ⬆️⬆️...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-05-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By Coursair
Few fish thrive in "pairs". They will tend to...

Few fish thrive in "pairs". They will tend to stress out.

A 55g is a great size. But since they are a bit taller, they can be a little trickier to light. Cheapest is 2 four foot shop lights T8s...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-05-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Coursair
Avoid adding PH products. They are a waste of...

Avoid adding PH products. They are a waste of money.

20g may be too small for more than one Dwarf Gourami, they are territorial to other Gouramis.

The issue you may have with your substrate...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-05-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Coursair
Pearls are very peaceful with fish that aren't...

Pearls are very peaceful with fish that aren't Gouramis typically. I plan to add one with my Neons.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-05-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Coursair
Neons do well at 76f Cardinals like it...

Neons do well at 76f
Cardinals like it warmer.

My Neons are thriving at 78, but I'm aware it may shorten their lifespan.



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Forum: Member Introductions 07-05-2016, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Coursair
My mistake Fantails are a type of Goldfish. ...

My mistake
Fantails are a type of Goldfish.
Veiltails or Halfmoons are types of Betta fish.

Watch out that your other fish don't nip at your Betta.

Offer Bettas 1 to 1/2 of a thawed,...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-02-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Coursair
For a Fantail Goldfish you will need at least a...

For a Fantail Goldfish you will need at least a 29-40g tank. Start looking at $1 per gallon sales or used to save money.

A Pleco ? Commons need about 125g

The Oto can stay in a 10g, I'd add...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-02-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Coursair
You can also use Glut. Or buy Metricide 14 and...

You can also use Glut. Or buy Metricide 14 and throw away activator.

Much cheaper than Excel.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-01-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Coursair
So 47.5g for those of us that use gallons. ...

So 47.5g for those of us that use gallons.

Not many fish are happy as singles.
The ones that are tend to be territorial. I would add more Neons.

I have 14 Neons in my 55g. They look so...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-01-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 618
Posted By Coursair
Try using a dark background and live food ? ...

Try using a dark background and live food ?

He's glorious, but yes his color does look different.

My only yellow Betta...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-01-2016, 02:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By Coursair
Yep. Root Tabs are often sold as a specific...

Yep. Root Tabs are often sold as a specific brand. Root Caps are made using gelatin capsules. But both work. I prefer the DIY ones. Much cheaper and Osmocote Plus is a proven winner.

And yes...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-01-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Coursair
Otos are wild caught and may not eat processed...

Otos are wild caught and may not eat processed food. They prefer biofilm and soft green algae. You can try Repashy gel food.

Some of my Otos learned to eat Omega One algae wafers, some would...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-01-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By Coursair
1 BN Pleco. They are poop machines Gouramis...

1 BN Pleco. They are poop machines
Gouramis are territorial. 1 is fine
Up your Neons [emoji1360]


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