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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-26-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 599
Posted By patryuji
New Tank Setup - What would you do with my budget?

Hello, I've been away from fish keeping for several years and now that I am no longer moving around and/or living in apartments it is time for me to fire up one of my favorite hobbies again.

I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-23-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By patryuji
Remember to gradually raise the temperatures....

Remember to gradually raise the temperatures. Also, higher temperature liquids can hold less gas (notice how hot sodas fizz and release their carbond dioxide more readily than cold sodas) so you will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-14-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By patryuji
In a 10 Gallon with a pair of breeding kribs I...

In a 10 Gallon with a pair of breeding kribs I would advise against putting anything else in there. Not enough room.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,102
Posted By patryuji
Siamese algae eaters are very prolific waste...

Siamese algae eaters are very prolific waste producers if you have a tank with lots of algae. They produce appreciably less if there isn't much algae and they have to resort to flake foods more...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,164
Posted By patryuji
What size tank and are there plenty of hiding...

What size tank and are there plenty of hiding areas or decorations that clearly create a "defined" boundary between "territorial areas"? This would impact whether or not you could put something else...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2009, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By patryuji
If you have a HOB filter check inside of it as...

If you have a HOB filter check inside of it as nearly any loach will use them as hiding spots if they can get to them.

Ornaments as others have said.

On a side note I have never had luck with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-11-2009, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By patryuji
oliver, I found that I had to increase my...

oliver,

I found that I had to increase my dosing of nutrients to keep up with what the purigen pulled out and after a month or so I found some of the classic signs of plants being deprived of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,948
Posted By patryuji
Purigen in your filter will remove nitrates from...

Purigen in your filter will remove nitrates from the water in your tank.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-08-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By patryuji
I would think the purigen will starve the plants...

I would think the purigen will starve the plants of food; it will suck nitrates and phosphates right out of the water (metaphorically speaking).
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,356
Posted By patryuji
While the Senegal is the smallest Bichir...

While the Senegal is the smallest Bichir (Polypterus) you would have roughly a year until it outgrows a 29Gallon tank. They don't have an overly large body (other than length) but they really like...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-05-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 46,199
Posted By patryuji
In my experience, it works best if you introduce...

In my experience, it works best if you introduce a brand new young Angelfish to an established tank of guppies rather than trying to do it the other way around.

Fish vary widely though...I've had...
Forum: New Acquisitions 01-27-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,678
Posted By patryuji
Suggestion: Not sure what you mean by "natural"...

Suggestion: Not sure what you mean by "natural" food but make sure you drop in some "sinking pellet" type food for the little guys or of course any type of frozen worm.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-26-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,711
Posted By patryuji
Did you try using a CO2 reactor inline? I...

Did you try using a CO2 reactor inline? I believe it is best to make sure the CO2 is fully dissolved before it gets to the filter to avoid the problem you noted.
Forum: New Acquisitions 01-14-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,668
Posted By patryuji
That is a fairly open ended question. What types...

That is a fairly open ended question. What types of pictures will you be taking -> what will you be doing with the pictures?

You can find many basic guides on the internet and there are even...
Forum: New Acquisitions 01-13-2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,668
Posted By patryuji
Nah, that is a common misconception. Once you...

Nah, that is a common misconception. Once you reach a level of megapixels it is all on the size of the CCD and the quality of the optics used.
Forum: New Acquisitions 01-12-2009, 02:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,668
Posted By patryuji
No tank mates for convicts? Huh, I kept a...

No tank mates for convicts? Huh, I kept a polypterus senegalus with a breeding pair of convicts for years. The polypterus was very good at controlling the population of baby convicts and while he...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-04-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,613
Posted By patryuji
Ghost shrimp will eat nearly anything. If there...

Ghost shrimp will eat nearly anything. If there is no betta and the golden algae eater is still small they will even be bold enough to swim to the top to grab flakes away from the neons.

I doubt...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 06-14-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,600
Posted By patryuji
With the fish you listed I would say the guppies...

With the fish you listed I would say the guppies are the most easily stressed (in my experiences)...the color will probably return once the ammonia spike goes away (unless you also have a nitrite...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-04-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,672
Posted By patryuji
The only way I have seen to keep semi-aggressive...

The only way I have seen to keep semi-aggressive fin nipping loaches in a tank with something that has big fins like an Angelfish is to find a slightly more aggressive non-loach that does not nip...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-26-2008, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By patryuji
There seldom is "new" technology anymore but most...

There seldom is "new" technology anymore but most discoveries are not commercially possible until materials and manufacturing catches up.

BTW - if it was only first discovered/developed in the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-24-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,737
Posted By patryuji
I doubt there is much heat (compared to other...

I doubt there is much heat (compared to other types of lighting) if the claims prove out in a production version.

Incandescents at around 15 lumens per watt convert energy to light at around 5%...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-20-2008, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,345
Posted By patryuji
I had a similar experience with a red-tail shark...

I had a similar experience with a red-tail shark and a polypterus. The red-tail was about 4-1/2 inches and the polypterus was only 8" long. I thought for sure the red-tail was too large to fit in...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-18-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,653
Posted By patryuji
The failure you describe is not a result of the...

The failure you describe is not a result of the electronics involved but failure to maintain/check the equipment.

Mechanical methods are not fail safe nor error proof:

For example, someone...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-17-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By patryuji
Keep an eye on your nitrates for the next 2-3...

Keep an eye on your nitrates for the next 2-3 weeks. You might get some low levels coming up (it is just taking time for your very small bioload to build up an appreciable and easily measurable...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-17-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By patryuji
I just open up the bottom of the python spigot...

I just open up the bottom of the python spigot that connects to the faucet (same as if you were draining your tank) and run the water under there on to my thermometer and get it a few tenths of a...
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