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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-17-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By TCool
Just a quick note on the bacteria. My fiance has...

Just a quick note on the bacteria. My fiance has a degree in microbiology and we've had a discussion about this before, so I know what I'm talking about (kinda). :lol:

Anyway, if the bacteria...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,891
Posted By TCool
Throw some food in.

Throw some food in.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-17-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,968
Posted By TCool
I mean no disrespect to anyone, just thought I'd...

I mean no disrespect to anyone, just thought I'd point that out to begin with.

You guys will have to give her a break, she is probably just stressed from living in the Wausau, WI area which is a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-16-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By TCool
These things are super cool, especially when they...

These things are super cool, especially when they hunt. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-16-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,745
Posted By TCool
I haven't seen this mentioned yet, so I'll throw...

I haven't seen this mentioned yet, so I'll throw it out there. Aquarium salt (or aquarium safe salt) may come in handy once your nitrites spike. I know some fish are very intolerant to salt, so...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-16-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,063
Posted By TCool
I think you'll be surprised. :)

I think you'll be surprised. :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-16-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,063
Posted By TCool
In my experience, having a fully covered tank...

In my experience, having a fully covered tank helps a ton. I had a canopy with the break out sections on the back for putting things like filters on the back. I switched to one that covers all of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-29-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By TCool
I see. What exactly are they more sensitive to? ...

I see. What exactly are they more sensitive to? Seems it's much easier to find the small ones (at least at a reasonable price) and if there is something else I should be monitoring I'll start doing...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By TCool
Two dead fish. Not sure why.

Hi all,

Recently I lost my Angel fish that I've had for 10 years. I'm fairly certain he just got old as all the water parameters in that tank are fine and all the other fish are showing no signs...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-16-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,747
Posted By TCool
Yeah, but then I'd have to calculate the amount...

Yeah, but then I'd have to calculate the amount to put in. The aquarium salt has the dosage on the box... definitely worth the extra money. :p

I'll reword my suggestion tho. Use aquarium safe...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-15-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,747
Posted By TCool
When you get past the ammonia spike and into the...

When you get past the ammonia spike and into the nitrite spike I would suggest adding a little bit of aquarium salt (unless you have fish super sensitive to salt). Aquarium salt helps protect fish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-06-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,097
Posted By TCool
Someone recently posted an article that talked...

Someone recently posted an article that talked about those gas pockets. It basically said the gas isn't dangerous and it is actually nitrogen build up. The sand houses some other forms of bacteria...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-06-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,097
Posted By TCool
Except it's not 360 Euros, it's 360 pounds, which...

Except it's not 360 Euros, it's 360 pounds, which is currently ~545 dollars. Before the financial crisis hit I'm pretty sure that would've been about $720. Looks like the dollar is still up a bit....
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 07-06-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By TCool
Those were the ones I was looking at. Thanks a...

Those were the ones I was looking at. Thanks a ton! :)
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 07-06-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By TCool
Powerhead/Sand question

So, I recently had an issue where my filter clogged up, and since it is my only source of surface agitation I almost lost a few fish due to lack of oxygen (and my PH crashed and all that fun stuff). ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,335
Posted By TCool
Looking cool! :)

Looking cool! :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-05-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,524
Posted By TCool
So, they breed easy and fish like to eat them? ...

So, they breed easy and fish like to eat them? Hmm... maybe I need to start up a tank for these. I've been looking for an easy to breed live food for my fish. One that won't cost me a ton. Would...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-05-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,655
Posted By TCool
Internal filters are very quiet. They're kind of...

Internal filters are very quiet. They're kind of a pain when it comes to cleaning, but my tanks make zero noise. :p

Zero noise unless you count the " Why won't you @#$%^ come out? You stupid...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-05-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,335
Posted By TCool
I would just get a sponge or some filter pad and...

I would just get a sponge or some filter pad and wrap it around the intake, and secure it with a rubber band or something. It may be good now, but I'm guessing you have no fish yet. The play sand...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,028
Posted By TCool
You'd be much better off trying to educate people...

You'd be much better off trying to educate people on the effects on their pocket book. Talk to them about how cruel this is to the fish and most will look at you like your crazy (I'd be one of them....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-04-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,335
Posted By TCool
Play sand?!?! Should've gone with pool filter...

Play sand?!?! Should've gone with pool filter sand. :p

I have play sand in my tank. I like how it looks, but it is so fine that it can be a royal pain. It ruined my impeller on my brand new...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-04-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,683
Posted By TCool
Is your tank cycled? If not you might want to...

Is your tank cycled? If not you might want to hold off on getting new fish until that is accomplished.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-04-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By TCool
I think the only thing you would need to worry...

I think the only thing you would need to worry about is the current it creates in your tank being too strong. If you that isn't a worry, or you can figure out a way to deal with it then you should...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-29-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,251
Posted By TCool
It adds bacteria, but not the beneficial bacteria...

It adds bacteria, but not the beneficial bacteria you need. It is basically a different type of bacteria in a dormant state that does eat up ammonia. But, it is not the right bacteria and won't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-29-2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,230
Posted By TCool
What type of test kit are you using?

What type of test kit are you using?
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