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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-12-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,200
Posted By cindywindy
Lake Victorian cichlids are extremely rare and...

Lake Victorian cichlids are extremely rare and are dangerously close to extinction. Many species are quickly fading from the hobby due to a vastly diminishing population as a result of ecological...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-25-2004, 12:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,101
Posted By cindywindy
Simply beautiful fish, Brian ! An extraordinary...

Simply beautiful fish, Brian ! An extraordinary specimen, but of course that could be said for all you keep. :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-23-2004, 12:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By cindywindy
Free-floating algae is similar to every other...

Free-floating algae is similar to every other kind of algae in the way that it is proportionally-related to the nutrient content in the water. The free-floating type of algae is what is making your...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-23-2004, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 908
Posted By cindywindy
Soaking it in a bathtub or boiling it has always...

Soaking it in a bathtub or boiling it has always worked just fine for me, depending on the size of the driftwood in question.
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 03-17-2004, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By cindywindy
Liz, The convention will be held in Texas...

Liz,

The convention will be held in Texas next year so it won't be as far for you to travel !
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 03-15-2004, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By cindywindy
I LOVE Nogales ! The last time I was...

I LOVE Nogales !

The last time I was there, my family and I were eating outside at this little sidewalk cafe and these children (literally) kept coming to our table to ask us if we wanted to buy...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 03-15-2004, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By cindywindy
Liz, it will be great to meet you so whenever you...

Liz, it will be great to meet you so whenever you decide to come down I'd be happy to treat you and your husband to dinner ! Mexican, of course, if you like it ... the "real" stuff, LOL. :D
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 03-14-2004, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By cindywindy
Scott, Can you tell me about your routine...

Scott,

Can you tell me about your routine water maintenance schedule - volume/frequency of water changes including substrate vacuuming ? This will help me help you.
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 03-14-2004, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By cindywindy
Oh Alli rub it in why don't you ! Grrrr.... ...

Oh Alli rub it in why don't you ! Grrrr....

Dangit, I was hoping you'd be there so I could finally meet you ! :)
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 03-13-2004, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By cindywindy
ACA 2004

Anyone going to Denver for the convention ? I'll be there and I seriously can't wait ! :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-13-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,077
Posted By cindywindy
Just my $.02, I have used crushed coral in a mesh...

Just my $.02, I have used crushed coral in a mesh baggie (found in the paint-straining department at Home Depot for about $2.00) and placed it in my African tank without the use of any chemical...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 03-13-2004, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By cindywindy
fhqwhgads, I don't use anything other than...

fhqwhgads,

I don't use anything other than Ebo-Jagers on my tanks, they are some of the best heaters that money can buy, and the most consistent temperaturewise with very few incidences of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-13-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,699
Posted By cindywindy
While it is important to cure the brown algae,...

While it is important to cure the brown algae, what is more important IMO is to find out what caused it in the first place and correct those factors contributing to the condition.

Brown algae...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-13-2004, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By cindywindy
Are you sure you are not referring to nitrItes...

Are you sure you are not referring to nitrItes instead of nitrAtes ?

I may be coming into this late, but I feel as if I am missing something. What did you use for a source of ammonia ? What do...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-13-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,619
Posted By cindywindy
fhqwhgads, A. elipsifers are very beautiful...

fhqwhgads,

A. elipsifers are very beautiful and incredible eels ! In terms of eels, they are not that difficult to keep, altho as Madasafish mentioned, they have specific water parameters to be...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 03-13-2004, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By cindywindy
Sounds like an awesome tank, Menagerie ! I'm a...

Sounds like an awesome tank, Menagerie ! I'm a Lake Victorian gal myself but you've made some great choices and I'm sure it's an active and beautiful tank for you !
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 01-15-2004, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By cindywindy
In nature, ghost shrimp are just one step above...

In nature, ghost shrimp are just one step above plankton on the food chain. They are nature's "intended" food source for fish and fish do see them as such and in most cases, medium-to-large sized...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 01-13-2004, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By cindywindy
I'm with Alli on the sushi thing. I can't get...

I'm with Alli on the sushi thing. I can't get enough of it. When I am done with my sushi meal, I sit back, completely satisfied ... drinking the last of my tea - and sometimes thoughts of my fish...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 01-02-2004, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By cindywindy
OMG, that is such an awesome pic, Alli ! Welcome...

OMG, that is such an awesome pic, Alli ! Welcome back, I'm glad you had a good time ! :)

At the Museum of Science and Discovery in Fort Lauderdale there were Pacus and RTS about that same...
Forum: Forum Admin & Announcements 12-30-2003, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,195
Posted By cindywindy
Wait til after that 3rd pot of coffee to send a...

Wait til after that 3rd pot of coffee to send a mass e-mail next time, and that should clear things up for you ! Works for me ! 8)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-30-2003, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,553
Posted By cindywindy
gchen, The nitrogen cycle is a very simple...

gchen,

The nitrogen cycle is a very simple biological process involving a small bit of chemistry that is essential for one to know in order to have healthy fish. It is a process that every tank...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-29-2003, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,325
Posted By cindywindy
DocBob, The nitrogen cycle is an act of...

DocBob,

The nitrogen cycle is an act of nature and will happen, regardless, in the absence of bactericides. As long as there is ammonia present, it is a biological given that nitrifying bacteria...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-29-2003, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,265
Posted By cindywindy
William, I had this same trouble with this...

William,

I had this same trouble with this filter before. They are a total pain in the neck for this reason and I got so frustrated that I literally drop-kicked mine out the front door. It is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-29-2003, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,243
Posted By cindywindy
Holy crap, dude. You're kidding ... right ?

Holy crap, dude. You're kidding ... right ?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12-29-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By cindywindy
Hi, Dragon ! I am certain the fish you saw...

Hi, Dragon !

I am certain the fish you saw were infested with the ich parasite, one of the most common FW fish diseases. It is generally brought on after a bout of stress - either environmental...
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