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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-26-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By glassbird
DURABLE plastic plants?

I need suggestions for plastic plants that are not going to fade and then fall apart after a few years in a fresh water tank. I had plastic plants in tanks decades ago that held up very well, but...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By glassbird
I have never seen a gray core in a terra cotta...

I have never seen a gray core in a terra cotta pot, and I have broken a few in my time. Just being described as terracotta on a receipt does not mean that it is real terracotta...that could be a very...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,792
Posted By glassbird
Two thoughts that I can contribute... If...

Two thoughts that I can contribute...

If the cat can simply step onto the top and then walk around it, you have less chance of him breaking something or knocking something loose compared to a cat...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-07-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By glassbird
Several light coats of black, painted on the...

Several light coats of black, painted on the outside of the back. Allow plenty of drying time between each coat (overnight, if you can stand it). I used latex on my 75 gallon and it looks great 8...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-07-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,224
Posted By glassbird
Try craft mesh. It comes in colors, likw brown,...

Try craft mesh. It comes in colors, likw brown, black, and green, that can blend into the tank decor. I use black. You can use zip ties to form a cylindrical shield 2-3 inches out away from the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 02-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By glassbird
I am hoping that the OP can give us some...

I am hoping that the OP can give us some additional information about the pond. More info may assist all of us to be more helpful.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 01-31-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,252
Posted By glassbird
Huh? Sorry to be dense, but I do not understand! ...

Huh? Sorry to be dense, but I do not understand!

By "space between media", do you mean build in gaps between the different types of media? I did that, with pieces of egg crate supporting the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 01-31-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,357
Posted By glassbird
Both of the answers above are correct. A 1 gallon...

Both of the answers above are correct. A 1 gallon tank is too small for even one goldfish, never mind four! An air pump is not a filter, and goldfish produce a lot of waste for their size...they need...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 01-31-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By glassbird
Unless you live in a warm part of the world, at...

Unless you live in a warm part of the world, at only 2 feet deep, I would expect the pond to freeze all the way to the bottom. Very few fish can survive that.

My two ponds are each 2 feet deep...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 01-31-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By glassbird
Way, way, too small for koi. They will outgrow it...

Way, way, too small for koi. They will outgrow it size-wise (and filter-wise) very quickly. And then you will join the ranks of people who are trying to give away fish to a "good home". The fish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 01-09-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,052
Posted By glassbird
How long has the fish been doing this? How long...

How long has the fish been doing this? How long have you had the fish? What do you feed?

It could be a water quality issue from overcrowding, but it could also be a food problem. Fancy goldfish...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,330
Posted By glassbird
Rubbermaid stock tank with a mystery leak...

I need help, advice, maybe just some sympathy?

I have a 100 gallon Rubbermaid stock tank in my basement. It is used 6 months out of the year to house my pond comets during the winter when their...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 12-30-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By glassbird
LyndaB's post is right on the money. The link...

LyndaB's post is right on the money. The link provided there is something you need to read ASAP. "Cycling" is a WHOLE lot more than letting the tank run for 72 hours. That was a foolish bit of advice...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,105
Posted By glassbird
Although the common goldfish might be able to...

Although the common goldfish might be able to survive outside, it would be helpful to know how big the original pond was, if it was a hard-sided pond, where the pond was located (hard winters vs....
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 12-30-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By glassbird
...and just for future knowledge, the beneficial...

...and just for future knowledge, the beneficial bacteri is not in the water itself. Transferring water from your 20 gallon to your 55 gallon did very little good. The vast majority of the bacteria...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-28-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,570
Posted By glassbird
I had a small school of green corydoras years...

I had a small school of green corydoras years ago. Some were bought in a group one year, and then several more were added in a group 3 years later when I upgraded to a larger tank. The whole school...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-28-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By glassbird
smileyface9...out of curiosity, were you running...

smileyface9...out of curiosity, were you running your unsuccesful UGF with air power, or a powerhead?

I ran a UGF on a 29 gallon tank for years. This particular tank was memorable for me because...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,072
Posted By glassbird
Hi! Opinions on UGFs vary widely. I happen to be...

Hi! Opinions on UGFs vary widely. I happen to be a fan, but ONLY if they are powered with a hefty powerhead to pull the water down thru the gravel and the plates. Air power for a UGF is a guarantee...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-23-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,338
Posted By glassbird
...I use krylon fusion too, with no problems....

...I use krylon fusion too, with no problems. Just be sure to let it dry for at least 3-4 days (longer if possible) before putting it under water. Unfortunately, no paint in the world will stick to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-23-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,849
Posted By glassbird
Um...looking at the picture, it appears to me...

Um...looking at the picture, it appears to me that the front corners of the tank are not supported by the stand. Is it a stand designed for a rectangular 55 gallon tank, or is it for some other...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-11-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By glassbird
I am not sure what you mean by filling the intake...

I am not sure what you mean by filling the intake with polyfil...I would think the suction of the powerhead would just pull the polyfill into the workings of the PH, and eventually jam things up....
Forum: Nano Reefs 12-11-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,881
Posted By glassbird
My local fish store specializes in salt water (I...

My local fish store specializes in salt water (I have no personal experience). The owner of this store has known me for years, and caught me looking at the sea horses he has for sale (apparently I...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12-11-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,814
Posted By glassbird
I might be able to offer another idea. First, I...

I might be able to offer another idea. First, I cut a circle out of plastic craft mesh that fit perfectly inside the intake tube of my python. My original plan was to silicone it in place, but if I...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,319
Posted By glassbird
Never used liquid nails, so I can't help there....

Never used liquid nails, so I can't help there. But let me ask a question about the silicone...what type did you use? Did it say anywhere on the label that it contained any type of mildewcide?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 12-09-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,696
Posted By glassbird
OOH! I like the observatory! I have wanted to do...

OOH! I like the observatory! I have wanted to do that with my pond set-up, but it would draw neighborhood kids in like a magnet, and I know some of them were not raised with enough manners to keep...
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