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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-29-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,339
Posted By joannde
Smile UPDATE - its not dropsy and he's doing well :)

Part of my "keeping him comfortable" was to up the number of water changes. I figured fresh water would feel ALOT better under those scales.

I suspected Dropsy when I saw one part of him getting...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-23-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By joannde
It really does stink when they go ! I agree...

It really does stink when they go ! I agree with you .... you never do get used to it.

I love the idea of the video ! that's great. And I broke into a smile when I saw his soap dish &...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-23-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,339
Posted By joannde
WOW - you've made me blush ! Thank YOU ! ...

WOW - you've made me blush ! Thank YOU !

Spots hanging in there. Still swims over to say 'Hi' and wag his tail every time I walk past him but he's starting to spend a little more time in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-22-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,339
Posted By joannde
Thanks guys. I'll bleach the tank and...

Thanks guys. I'll bleach the tank and hidey-hole and QT the plants after Spot passes - excellent idea. I have a spare 2.5G tank that I'll use for the new occupant when he arrives. All my tanks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-21-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,339
Posted By joannde
Betta, Dropsy - Can I reuse planted tank ?

My poor Spot has dropsy. He's been my special kitchen buddy for 2 years - he's too young to go ! But its happening :cry:

I'm keeping him comfortable right now. He's in a 2.5G planted tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-01-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,998
Posted By joannde
I feel your pain - I had hair algae like crazy. ...

I feel your pain - I had hair algae like crazy. I never like suggesting a fish to take care of an algae issue (but we'd need more parameters to help you as the others have suggested) but I ended up...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-17-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By joannde
LOL F'n'F - understand ! It was the danios I...

LOL F'n'F - understand ! It was the danios I wanted to see - but now that the cockatoos have been mentioned I think I'm going with 2 angels, 2 cockatoos and 6 - 10 (or more if I can) cardinal...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-17-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By joannde
OMG this is too funny MCD ! I really should...

OMG this is too funny MCD ! I really should have read this earlier - reading it all at one sitting has proven to be much to much ..... please excuse me while I clean my chair !!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-14-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By joannde
Oh ! I hadn't thought of the cockatoos ! what...

Oh ! I hadn't thought of the cockatoos ! what an AWESOME idea !!! Thanks !
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-14-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By joannde
FishNFries - could you post a photo of your tank...

FishNFries - could you post a photo of your tank ? I'd love to see it
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-14-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By joannde
The bigger issue are chloridimides. Chlorine...

The bigger issue are chloridimides. Chlorine breaks down over time, and as mentioned above, levels vary by town. Chloridimides never break down natrually so a dechlor is a must in this case.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-14-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By joannde
Yep, the frogs will uproot it unless its...

Yep, the frogs will uproot it unless its established with a decent root system. I tried clover with them and it all got uprooted. The recommendation for substrate for them are pebbles so that they...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-13-2007, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By joannde
Mine drains slowly also, and the pressure isn't...

Mine drains slowly also, and the pressure isn't all that great, but it still beats the bucket thing (esp when you yourself only weigh about 100 lbs ! a 5 gallon bucket of water is mighty heavy at...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-13-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By joannde
37G - two angels and ????

I just bought a 37G to replace the 20Long that wasn't even set up yet (serious MTS ! I'm upgrading before I even get the original tank established LOL).
I'm definitely without a doubt going to have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By joannde
Ok, maybe I'm weird, but I like that piece !!! I...

Ok, maybe I'm weird, but I like that piece !!! I may make something up like that in ceramics tomorrow ... seriously ! its cute :)

I do think the holes may be too small unless you did just neon...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By joannde
Definitely the Malawi cichlids !! No doubt in my...

Definitely the Malawi cichlids !! No doubt in my mind .... I mean DREAMS.
Get the tank !!!! who needs furniture ????
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By joannde
African Dwarf Frogs (which as mentioned, are...

African Dwarf Frogs (which as mentioned, are never albino) are great. I have 3 of them in a 3 gallon eclipse but they'd do better in a larger tank. They are VERY active and are really adorable. A...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By joannde
My snails always "go for a float" as I call it. ...

My snails always "go for a float" as I call it. The Mystery Snails do it in the big tank and the pond snails do it in the pond snail breeding tank. I think its more of a search for food than...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2007, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By joannde
I placed it in tank water for about 5 minutes...

I placed it in tank water for about 5 minutes before attempting to break up the cube. I do the same thing with the cubes of bloodworms and mysis shrimp.

UGH - refrozen ! I bought two packages...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2007, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By joannde
BillD - the 20G will certainly leak. One had a...

BillD - the 20G will certainly leak. One had a sucession of hamsters who loved to chew off the silicone. The other was used to raise mealworms and waxworms for my lizards - the silicone in that one...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By joannde
Frozen Krill

I bought some frozen krill cubes today and I feel like a dope LOL - the cube defrosted but it still stayed in a cube and for the life of me I couldn't stir it apart. I even tried breaking it up with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By joannde
Why species only - LOL, I don't know - just...

Why species only - LOL, I don't know - just thought I'd rather have more angels of different colors and that it would look nice. And of course SNAILS ! Gotta have my brigs LOL
I have no intention...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By joannde
37 gallon - ok for Angels ?

I STILL have those two 20G longs sitting there waiting to be filled ! (since September !!). Then I realized that the 29G and 37G have the same footprint - and I'll be honest with you - I've been...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2007, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By joannde
QT - I feel your pain ! My nitrates bottomed...

QT - I feel your pain ! My nitrates bottomed out once in my 10G while it was a divided betta tank. Since then its been broken down, cleaned and redone. This time I was careful to dose nitrates...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-31-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,764
Posted By joannde
OMG I actually saw it as I read it - very good...

OMG I actually saw it as I read it - very good writing !

I've done the locking myself out of the car with it running thing also :)

And I've locked myself out of the house twice - once when I...
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