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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-04-2004, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mgkaelen
yeah, this is true.. i just wanted to see if...

yeah, this is true.. i just wanted to see if there was a way of getting around paying $15 for a 10 lb bag that i only need a handful of
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-04-2004, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 706
Posted By mgkaelen
is this even coral? will this raise my pH? [pic]

haha, is this even coral? help me out, buds...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2004, 11:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgkaelen
i guess i should get the cc then; i will try the...

i guess i should get the cc then; i will try the coral that i have and see how it works in a week or so; i have done 3 water changes in 2 weeks with no fluctuation in pH so i'm not in any rush i...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2004, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgkaelen
oh yeah, pH in my tanks are 6.5 and 5.0; have...

oh yeah, pH in my tanks are 6.5 and 5.0; have been that way for quite sometime so i know the fish are fine, but i'd like to add more fish sometime and don't want to kill them due to shock. the 5.0 pH...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-24-2004, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By mgkaelen
the chemistry doesn't make sense......

i made a post a while ago about crushed coral being used as a natural pH up, and tried to read all the posts i could about it. what i read was that the crushed coral acts as a buffer to the acid;
a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-16-2004, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 996
Posted By mgkaelen
your local fish store will also be able to...

your local fish store will also be able to provide tests for you, for free. however buying your own test kid is what you should plan on using in the long run so you can see the quality of your tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-16-2004, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,507
Posted By mgkaelen
10g Palaudarium/Terrarium - is this a possibility?

my 10g tank is soon to be empty and i'd like to make it into a palaudarium if possible. i would put something like neon tetras in for a small school and a crab or something that would have the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-16-2004, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
thanks jon! long time no talk

thanks jon! long time no talk
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-16-2004, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,122
Posted By mgkaelen
i have a few pictus cats; they're better in a...

i have a few pictus cats; they're better in a school of at LEAST 3 (planning to get 2 more myself in the next week or so), but they are the goofiest fish ever. they need swimming room but also like...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-11-2004, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
yeah, i definitely need to get my own test kits....

yeah, i definitely need to get my own test kits. i wonder if my LFS does KH tests. it must only be in request if they offer it because i've never been told what that is in the year i've had the tanks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-11-2004, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
when i do water changes, i only use a gravel vac,...

when i do water changes, i only use a gravel vac, so there isn't as much stuff building up (to my knowledge). this is why i was surprised at the sudden tank of the pH. the guy at my LFS said to not...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-10-2004, 11:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
yeah, i'm not worried for the fish in there now...

yeah, i'm not worried for the fish in there now cause they're doing great, but i'm looking to buy some more and don't want to shock the hell out of them when i put them into the tank! i will try some...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-10-2004, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By mgkaelen
i bought it a few months ago i guess, it's one of...

i bought it a few months ago i guess, it's one of the huge ones that should be able to treat a few thousand gallons. it's odorless when i use it, but it definitely has a stench if i sniff it w/ the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-10-2004, 11:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
well, now thati think i can't be completely sure,...

well, now thati think i can't be completely sure, considering a test that was flawed gave me my first results. i had my first test from a "5 in 1" strip at my local Petco which said both of my tanks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-10-2004, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By mgkaelen
Has my DECHLORINATE gone bad?

my dechlorinate is smelling funny. i haven't had it for that long, and i can't seem to find an expiration date, but it smells vaguely like a skunk. i believe it's working since i did a water change...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-10-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,604
Posted By mgkaelen
Calcium Carbonate = Blackboard Chalk

i know that blackboard chalk (uncolored) is calcium carbonate. i can i used crushed up CHALK to regulate my pH? i have read past threads and like so many others, mine has crashed considerably (tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-06-2004, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mgkaelen
yeah, i love puffers, but i'd rather have a tank...

yeah, i love puffers, but i'd rather have a tank where i have more than one inhabitant, even though those guys are goofy
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-06-2004, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mgkaelen
i like some rainbows! did'nt know they were...

i like some rainbows! did'nt know they were brackish!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-06-2004, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By mgkaelen
an oto is an 'otocinclus' . playful , cute, algae...

an oto is an 'otocinclus' . playful , cute, algae eaters. mine only eat algae, i rarely supplement them with other food
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-06-2004, 03:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By mgkaelen
possible brackish tank

have been looking into turning my 10 gallon tank brackish, but i think the only suitable tankmates are bumble bee gobies, is this correct? i know scats, mono's , and archer fish get MONSTROUS. i have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-06-2004, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By mgkaelen
lone oto

i'd like to move my otocinclus from my 10 gallon (planted) to my 30 gallon (unplanted). i hate to say that i had 2 oto's but one a few weeks after i bought him; i know they can be difficult to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-03-2004, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By mgkaelen
what is the TICKING sound?

my 30 gallon's lighting is shorting out. i turn it on and SOMETIMES used to give a TICK TICK and then the light would turn on. now it is flickering ALL day long, i think my fish are going crazy : ( ....
Forum: Southwest & California 09-08-2004, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By mgkaelen
aquarium city is in canoga park, on sherman way...

aquarium city is in canoga park, on sherman way about one block east of topanga on the north side of the street
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-29-2004, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By mgkaelen
petco sells a 29 gallon complete for $100, which...

petco sells a 29 gallon complete for $100, which includes thermometer, filter, a little food, dechlorinate, etc etc. i hear that walmart sells a 20-25 gal tank too but i haven't had any personal...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 08-28-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By mgkaelen
tank looks great

tank looks great
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