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Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By mentallylost
Wizzard, thanks for the tip on the Koralina PH's....

Wizzard, thanks for the tip on the Koralina PH's. I'm ordering one tonite. Also not real positive on whether or not my roommate shook the bottle for the required 30 seconds or not, so I'm going to...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-27-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By mentallylost
Did another 20% (6 gallon) water change today,...

Did another 20% (6 gallon) water change today, and managed to get the water parameters moving a little bit in my favor.

Specific Gravity = 1.024
Salinity = 32
Ph = 7.9 (up from 7.8 )
Ammonia =...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-26-2008, 12:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By mentallylost
Talk about a snail and crab cemetery. I near...

Talk about a snail and crab cemetery. I near disassembled the entire tank today and I cannot tell you how many snail and crab shells I pulled out of there. The more sand that I sifted through, the...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-26-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By mentallylost
Thanks for the welcome back y'all. ...

Thanks for the welcome back y'all.

Jchillin, I've still got the 125 with all the rock. Just now it sits in a storage shed across town. :(

Hopefully, I can set it back up when this lease...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 03-24-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By mentallylost
Call it a revival

Hey yíall,

I adopted a 29 gallon FOWLR from my roommate today, and Iíve got to tell you that itís in bad shape. Itís been set up for about a year and itís seen a lot of death and disease. My...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By mentallylost
I'm back, but mentallylost

Hey y'all, I've know that I have been away too long, but circumstances have brought me back. And not necessarily in the way that I intended either. I like having some of the answers, but this time...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 06-07-2006, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By mentallylost
Your dominant lab is more than likely just...

Your dominant lab is more than likely just showing who's the man in the tank. I would just leave them be in the tank together. Watch them for a few, but leave them be.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 06-07-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,235
Posted By mentallylost
I have had a CAE in with my yellow labs and...

I have had a CAE in with my yellow labs and peacocks for a couple of years or so. However, my L260 Queen Arabesque pleco did not fair so well.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-07-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By mentallylost
Have you checked your tanks temperature? It is...

Have you checked your tanks temperature? It is possible that the UV sterilizer raised the temp to a level that is too high for your fish.
Forum: Archive 06-07-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By mentallylost
Sorry for the long delay in replying. The...

Sorry for the long delay in replying. The internet has been off for a few.

I have never shipped fish before. I know that people do it all the time, but I am just not confident enough to try it....
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 05-20-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,920
Posted By mentallylost
I must say that I am saddened and disappointed...

I must say that I am saddened and disappointed that you would consider African Cichlids as some cheap starter fish.

I agree with Fishyfanatic on the fishless cycle. For your fishes sake do it! I...
Forum: Archive 05-20-2006, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By mentallylost
Lots of Cichlids for sale / Moving to Washington

I will be moving across country soon and it is just unfair to my fish to attempt moving them with us. The wife and I are sad that we have to let them go, but we both think that it will be in their...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 03-05-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By mentallylost
If you are looking for an easy start to African...

If you are looking for an easy start to African Cichlids, try one of the other Rift Lakes. Mbuna come from lake Malawi. Try a look at lake Tanganyika. A fairly simple species to keep and breed, and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-14-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,243
Posted By mentallylost
Yes, that is the Carib Sea African Cichlid Mix....

Yes, that is the Carib Sea African Cichlid Mix. If you visit
https://photobucket.com/albums/y195/mentallylost/
you will be able to see pics of both substrates up close. Just flip through the pics.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-14-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,243
Posted By mentallylost
I use both Aragamax Grand Bahama Sand in my 80...

I use both Aragamax Grand Bahama Sand in my 80 gallon and Carib Sea African Cichlid Mix in my 125 gallon tank. The sand was much more difficult to clean originally, but I think that it was worth it....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-10-2005, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,484
Posted By mentallylost
No, I do not use a hydrometer or refractometer to...

No, I do not use a hydrometer or refractometer to measure salinity.

Did you read the article? It is recommended against using these.

"...a test to measure chloride concentration (ppm) should...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-10-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,484
Posted By mentallylost
Is the University of Florida's Institute of Food...

Is the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences extension a reliable enough source?

https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VM007

"It seems the cichlid-forum artical is just...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-10-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By mentallylost
No, it's not a Kenyi. It's a Neolamprologus...

No, it's not a Kenyi. It's a Neolamprologus Tretocephalus. One of my favorite species that I currently keep. They get to be about 6 inches as adults. Everything that I have read has said that they...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-10-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,860
Posted By mentallylost
There are 3 main reasons that people say not to...

There are 3 main reasons that people say not to have plants in an African Cichlid tank...
1 - The plants tend to lower the waters PH level and hardness.
2 - African Cichlids most certainly do love...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 07-10-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,484
Posted By mentallylost
https://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/treatment_ti...

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/treatment_tips.php

https://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/ich.php

Both of these articles talk of ich and salt. On another note, I have been maintaining salt...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 07-10-2005, 11:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,334
Posted By mentallylost
Just so that you know, Yellow Labs get bigger...

Just so that you know, Yellow Labs get bigger than that when they are full grown. Mine are larger than that now. About 3 1/2 or so. And I have seen them as long as 5 inches.

Everything that I have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,360
Posted By mentallylost
I agree with the sand. I have it in one of my...

I agree with the sand. I have it in one of my tanks and wish that I would have put it into the other also.
It truly is easier to clean and maintain over gravel.
It's appearance is much more...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 07-08-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,554
Posted By mentallylost
When we were that age, our parents were feeling...

When we were that age, our parents were feeling the same way about us and our clothes.

My first kiss was at 13. The rest came 2 years later.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-08-2005, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By mentallylost
I like the Synodontis Ocellifer, but it gets a...

I like the Synodontis Ocellifer, but it gets a little too big (8") for my tank. I am looking for more in the 4" to 6" range.

Ghost shrimp are neat little critters, but would just end up as fish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-08-2005, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By mentallylost
Scavenger Suggestions

Does anybody have any ideas on a scavenger fish for my 80 gallon tank? Other inhabitants include
2 Neolamprologus Pulcher Daffodil with about 50 fry
7 Lamprologus Multifasciatus with about 13 fry...
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