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Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-03-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Idealconcepts
Not hating on you. Most people don't admit or...

Not hating on you. Most people don't admit or see anything wrong with it and keep doing it. At least you understand the potential results and plan not to do it in the future.

I'm not sure if...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-02-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By Idealconcepts
I hate cleaning rocks and sand. I vaguely...

I hate cleaning rocks and sand. I vaguely remember cleaning about 150lbs and black 3M color quartz and about 250-300lbs of PFS.

Congrats on the baby, my wife and I had a baby girl this May, its...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-02-2009, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Idealconcepts
If they are a good size he should be good for...

If they are a good size he should be good for now, if not he will just have to keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get clogged and the flow gets reduced and have to clean them more often.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-02-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Idealconcepts
I agree, its not suggested or recommended. ...

I agree, its not suggested or recommended. Especially when feeding requirements differ, ph and hardness differ, and often times the way they communicate is different. In some very rare instances it...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By Idealconcepts
Nice looks similar to my tank when I first...

Nice looks similar to my tank when I first started it.

Not sure if anyone suggested it yet, but outdoor landscaping yards are a great place to get tons of flat type rock (slate, etc) really...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Idealconcepts
Not a problem.

Not a problem.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Idealconcepts
Check out infinit aquatics, Rich is in Socal and...

Check out infinit aquatics, Rich is in Socal and usually has awesome deals on filters and fish. He is a vendor on a couple other fish boards I belong too, and I've ordered fish from him a few times...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Idealconcepts
Wow, 50% off a new tank is pretty good. Are you...

Wow, 50% off a new tank is pretty good. Are you looking to go with a canister for filtration or a couple large HOB?
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Idealconcepts
Not a problem. If you haven't checked craigslist...

Not a problem. If you haven't checked craigslist it's a great place to find used tanks and equipment, especially in Socal. Goodluck.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Idealconcepts
Flowerhorns are a hybrid of several S/C American...

Flowerhorns are a hybrid of several S/C American Cichlids, I don't recall which ones off the top of my head. The Flowerhorn (FH) will eventually outgrow the 40gal, if it hasn't been stunted in its...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By Idealconcepts
What filtration is he running on it? ...

What filtration is he running on it?

Oscars are very messy fish and his water parameters can crash with out adequate filtration and regular water changes.

Post some pics of his tank when...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 10-01-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By Idealconcepts
Sucks they died. Nice, I had a 135gal...

Sucks they died.

Nice, I had a 135gal mbuna tank for about 3-4 years, they breed like crazy, even though I wasn't planning on it. About 1.5 years ago i sold the fish and the tank and filled the...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 09-30-2009, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By Idealconcepts
Opps, was going off the dates of the last few...

Opps, was going off the dates of the last few posts. Any update of the fish?
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 09-30-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By Idealconcepts
I'd go with a slightly larger tank, 55g or a 65g...

I'd go with a slightly larger tank, 55g or a 65g would be better, if you plan to keep him solo in a tank.
Species Profiles -- Cichlid-Forum...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 09-30-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Idealconcepts
How big is your tank and what filtration do you...

How big is your tank and what filtration do you have running on the tank?
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 09-30-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,802
Posted By Idealconcepts
Chances are the Red Devils he has are hybrids of...

Chances are the Red Devils he has are hybrids of Midas Cichlids, unless he got them from a reputable vendor like Jeff Rapps. My understanding is about 90-95% of the Red Devils and Midas found in the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-29-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By Idealconcepts
Good luck and keep us posted.

Good luck and keep us posted.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 01-28-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,361
Posted By Idealconcepts
I can't remember what silicone it was that you...

I can't remember what silicone it was that you can get at lowes/HD that is safe in Aquariums, I think it was GE silicone 1 but you should confirm this, got to Monster Fish Keepers and do a search on...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 01-28-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,200
Posted By Idealconcepts
If you do feeders quarantine them for at least a...

If you do feeders quarantine them for at least a week, 2 weeks is better.

There is also a study that I can't recall the name of, it dealt with fish eating mammal meat and how fish feed mammal...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 01-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,935
Posted By Idealconcepts
Agreed with Acer. Your tank is pretty much...

Agreed with Acer. Your tank is pretty much stocked with just one already.
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 01-28-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By Idealconcepts
Keep an eye on things, with African Cichlids you...

Keep an eye on things, with African Cichlids you normally over stock them, and have lots of filtration, to help keep aggression down. If you start seeing problems you might need to add more so the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-28-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,947
Posted By Idealconcepts
If the tank is a good deal then jump on it, if...

If the tank is a good deal then jump on it, if you don't you will regret it later. The bigger the tank the larger the options you have for stocking fish and the type of fish you stock. A larger...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,099
Posted By Idealconcepts
You want to be care when using salt on fish that...

You want to be care when using salt on fish that have no scales, like catfish. I avoid using salt in tanks that have catfish. When I do use salt I use salt for water softners, the ones that look...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 11-12-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Idealconcepts
Might want to post at cichlidforums.com and...

Might want to post at cichlidforums.com and cichlid-forum.com, you can do a yahoo/google search and get the actual links. You might be able to find people with experience with the specific fish you...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 11-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By Idealconcepts
If you have a tap plastics in your area, they...

If you have a tap plastics in your area, they have tons of stuff to use on acrylic. I used their products on my acrylic tank. Some of their products are also mentioned in one of the more known...
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