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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By hortoholic
Thanks blert! How long ya think it will be before...

Thanks blert! How long ya think it will be before it grows back? weeks? months? He swims off balance and that worries me but i will do as you suggest and see what happens.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-07-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,464
Posted By hortoholic
glass Catfish damaged barbel

Hello, in my tank I have 4 glass catfish. And i just noticed one of them has a broken barbel. I am not sure if its infected since I am no biologist. I put a little aquarium salt to help reduce the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-15-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,088
Posted By hortoholic
Hey Coleallensmom, I apologize for the late...

Hey Coleallensmom, I apologize for the late reply, I had just got them as well. I got two. They seem to be doing fine. I'll see how they do. I have a planted tank so I hope that they will keep it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-12-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,088
Posted By hortoholic
Otoclinus , What do they eat when there is no food?

I have bought a few Otoclinus and I have tons of algae in my tank. They eat it but I am curious as to what they would eat when there is no food (algae)? If I gave them some algae wafers and they ate...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,719
Posted By hortoholic
Although I highly don't recommend, I used those...

Although I highly don't recommend, I used those vacation feeders with no problems. Just make sure your water is in those parameters in order for them to dissolve correctly.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-09-2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,665
Posted By hortoholic
I heard on a documentary that some of these...

I heard on a documentary that some of these people in Japan, use it to cure diseases. But they don't have proof it works.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-09-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By hortoholic
BigJim, I have gravel so that is what I am trying...

BigJim, I have gravel so that is what I am trying to replicate. But what risks will I incur? I have good aeration and oxygenation/circulation. Would I need holes on the bottom or just a deep bed of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-07-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By hortoholic
Denitrification, Will this work?

Hey guts, its been a while since I last posted but I was wandering if it would be possible to build a denitrifier in a more simple way?

Basically, take a plastic bottle (20oz or so). (By the way,...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 10-26-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,965
Posted By hortoholic
They relax me. I guess seeing fish swimming...

They relax me. I guess seeing fish swimming around the tank is interesting plus they make fertilizer for my plants.. I like gardening but gardening with fish is awesome.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-14-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,242
Posted By hortoholic
My GH: ~1.7dh kh appears to be 30 but the...

My GH: ~1.7dh

kh appears to be 30 but the fish I have seem to be thriving. And our water is pretty soft.


I am sorry for the late reply,


hortoholic
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-11-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By hortoholic
I have found a Tom's mini internal submersible...

I have found a Tom's mini internal submersible filter for a power head and it has a spray bar attached. This is convenient because on this spray-bar, there are many holes. as indicated by the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,242
Posted By hortoholic
I will try adding the co2 and see what happens to...

I will try adding the co2 and see what happens to the pH. I know this may sound dumb, but if it happens to throw my pH off a little, would increasing the aeration to let the co2 disperse and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-08-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,242
Posted By hortoholic
How can I reduce the effect co2 has on my pH?

I am thinking about adding co2 to my plants using a DIY system. My current pH is at 6.8 what can I do once I add the co2 to prevent it from reducing my pH too much. If I add this I am worried that it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-27-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By hortoholic
Would that reduce the efficiency of the filter? I...

Would that reduce the efficiency of the filter? I have a 5-15 Aqua-tech HOB filter. and I also have a 3 gallon air driven filter on a 10 gallon freshwater tank.
Forum: Member Introductions 09-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By hortoholic
Well, Hello there hardcore.

Well, Hello there hardcore.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-26-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By hortoholic
Co2 diffuser recommendation

Hello, I am seeking an Diffuser that would actually kind of mix the co2 with the water. I am not sure how effective a normal airstone would be. In an airstone the co2 will just be released into the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By hortoholic
@Crepe I have a simple aquatech 5-15, and a Tetra...

@Crepe I have a simple aquatech 5-15, and a Tetra Whisper 3i. Do not know if it is effective though.

@ilovemydragongoby I have two juvis and two adults basically. It is unfortuante..

Thanks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By hortoholic
Thanks guys, you are the best! Right now, i have...

Thanks guys, you are the best! Right now, i have 2 of each species. I used the stocking calculator and if I add 3 more barbs, my current stocking level would be at 102%. Ill linto those kits as I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-18-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,192
Posted By hortoholic
I reall like the arrangement of the plants. Well...

I reall like the arrangement of the plants. Well done!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-18-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By hortoholic
I added the barbs a few days after the cycle...

I added the barbs a few days after the cycle completed. If I add 3 more I will be a little over my stocking level but not that much. Do you think they will perk back up and start swimming again if...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-17-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By hortoholic
Is there something wrong with my Cherry Barbs?

Hey, I was hoping I could get a little help here from you guys because you are the best and most knowledgable and mostly because i do not want to kill my fishies. Let me start with the "stats" of the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,197
Posted By hortoholic
Moving Bed Filter

Hey Guys, I know this is somewhat of an odd wuestion but I would like to try and make a moving bed filter as a "prototype" and for how cheap I am. I was thinking of using drinking straws cut up into...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-28-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,389
Posted By hortoholic
Nitrile exam gloves

Hello, I have a freshwater aquarium and I was thinking that using nitrile exam gloves to clean the tank. I was wandering if there are any chemicals in these and are safe to use in the tank?

Thank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-14-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,124
Posted By hortoholic
Tank not cycling

Hello, I am starting a 10 gallon tank and so far its been a a few weeks and I do not think the tank ha started to cycle. I have in there a sacet of rocks from an older tank and an airstone. It's been...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-31-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By hortoholic
ChileRelleno, Thanks fo your response! :) I...

ChileRelleno,

Thanks fo your response! :) I thinking about shutting it down since I will be giving the tank to my sister for her betta. I also added an air stone and I added some fish food in the...
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