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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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Thank you. It's a work in progress. Not as lovely...

Thank you. It's a work in progress. Not as lovely today, but getting nice again.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-28-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 500
Posted By Coursair
I buy my wood. I don't want to introduce any...

I buy my wood. I don't want to introduce any parasites. I use Manzanita, Mopani and other woods.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-28-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 500
Posted By Coursair
Dwarf Chain Swords. They need root tabs. ...

Dwarf Chain Swords. They need root tabs.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-28-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 77
Posted By Coursair
Put down Root Tabs. Put down smooth sand. Add...

Put down Root Tabs. Put down smooth sand. Add plants.

Crypts
Java Ferns
Anubias

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Get liquid ferts
API LeafZone
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 62
Posted By Coursair
The Shrimp will be eaten unless you have good...

The Shrimp will be eaten unless you have good cover.

Give the shark a hiding spot at one end so he doesn't harass the other fish.

Up your Rasboras. Try ending up with 12-20. Better display. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 276
Posted By Coursair
Planet Catfish has a ton of info. ...

Planet Catfish has a ton of info.

http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/genus.php?genus_id=1

My someday list:
C sterbai
C duplicareus
C weitzmani

I had one C axelrodi years ago and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 276
Posted By Coursair
My C habrosus 265768 ...

My C habrosus

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http://youtu.be/JrLx1mKDObY

C pygmaeus
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Both stay about an inch. I have 4 of each for now.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-28-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By Coursair
Best way ? Put Lights on a timer. No more than...

Best way ?
Put Lights on a timer. No more than 6 hours daily.

Nerite snails are fab...but they'll starve if they run out of algae.

I don't have an algae issue, but I have live plants and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 02-28-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 150
Posted By Coursair
Check TDS if possible. Meters are pretty cheap. ...

Check TDS if possible. Meters are pretty cheap.

They like stable conditions.
I do smaller changes in my Shrimp tanks. Usually only 20% at a time if it's Shrimp only. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-28-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 474
Posted By Coursair
A. Do not add salt B. Do Not buy feeder GF for...

A. Do not add salt
B. Do Not buy feeder GF for a 10g tank. Goldfish need ponds or very large tanks.
C. Keeping them in a sealed bag for over an hour causes them to be living in toxic waste. Keeping...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-28-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By Coursair
You need to put a foam prefilter over your intake...

You need to put a foam prefilter over your intake !!!

It can kill your shrimp if they get sucked in.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-27-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 378
Posted By Coursair
They may still raise your pH. But it's your...

They may still raise your pH.
But it's your tank.

I use live plants and Indian Almond Leaves

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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-27-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 195
Posted By Coursair
I use sand and tabs 265642 Sent from...

I use sand and tabs
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-27-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 195
Posted By Coursair
Even the plant substrates like floramax will...

Even the plant substrates like floramax will eventually wear out and you'll need root tabs.

What's the objection to root tabs ?
My DIY ones cost $8 incl Shipping for 50 tabs. I replace them...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-27-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 167
Posted By Coursair
There are a huge variety of Crypts. C parva...

There are a huge variety of Crypts.
C parva are tiny and can stay in front
C wendtii are good mid tank
C balansae are good for background


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-26-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 500
Posted By Coursair
What kind of snails do you want to add ? ...

What kind of snails do you want to add ?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-26-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By Coursair
Rearranging my stock and could use some opinions

Other fiesty Tetras or Barbs.
Tiger Barbs in a large group like 10
Skirt Tetras
Red Blue Columbian Tetras


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 302
Posted By Coursair
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 302
Posted By Coursair
You can use nice sand and just add root tabs. No...

You can use nice sand and just add root tabs. No dirt. Easy to plant in
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I use CaribSea Tahitian Moon Sand black
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-26-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 378
Posted By Coursair
Shells will dissolve in freshwater AFAIK. I never...

Shells will dissolve in freshwater AFAIK. I never put anything that started as Saltwater into a Freshwater tank unless it's for African Cichlids as it can raise the pH.

Plus spiky shells are a...
Forum: New Acquisitions 02-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 263
Posted By Coursair
Scarlet Badis!

Keep an eye on the "female". One of mine that I thought was female, turned out to be a subdominant male and it did eventually color up.

My true female kept her silver color.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 500
Posted By Coursair
Yes. Most snails only eat dead leaves. Bettas...

Yes. Most snails only eat dead leaves. Bettas love live plants, esp if they can lay on them at times.

Plants are a good thing 👍
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-26-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 125
Posted By Coursair
My friend has these and Hillstream Loaches ( 2...

My friend has these and Hillstream Loaches ( 2 species) in her 75g high flow tank. 265557

Her Hillstreams have bred and there are 3 babies in the tank. The Gobies flash great colors, but no babies...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-26-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 500
Posted By Coursair
No worries. I occasionally display a sense of...

No worries. I occasionally display a sense of humor myself 😜


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-26-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 923
Posted By Coursair
I would recommend the AA site or The Planted Tank...

I would recommend the AA site or The Planted Tank sales forum. Members only, but free to join.
A ton of plants sold on there.


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