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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12-16-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By JackBinimbul
The betta was only about a year old. He had...

The betta was only about a year old. He had colored up really nicely and seemed to be thriving. Even the night before he became symptomatic he was still jumping for food at mealtime. There have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12-16-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By JackBinimbul
Unfortunately, Mr. Bubbles the betta didn't make...

Unfortunately, Mr. Bubbles the betta didn't make it through the night. I still don't know what caused his sudden bout of dropsy. I'll be maintaining the tank for the plants, shrimp and snails only,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12-15-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By JackBinimbul
Hey, Liberty, I'll clarify a bit. I used to do a...

Hey, Liberty, I'll clarify a bit. I used to do a 25% WC every week. Went to 50% every 2 weeks, then 25% every 2 weeks and for the last 4 months or so I have been doing every 2 or 3 weeks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 12-15-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By JackBinimbul
Both Tanks Failing, Don't Know Why

Hey, everyone. I'm having issues with my tanks and I'm really hoping you guys could shed some insight on the problem.

Tank #1 is a 20 gallon community tank with two air-driven sponge filters on a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-22-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By JackBinimbul
Throwing chili rasbora on the "maybe"...

Throwing chili rasbora on the "maybe" list.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By JackBinimbul
Another possibility: Dwarf orange crayfish. ...

Another possibility:

Dwarf orange crayfish. My wife likes the idea of a crayfish and it would be a unique little addition.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By JackBinimbul
Puffers are awesome, but as far as I know, even a...

Puffers are awesome, but as far as I know, even a single puffer needs heavy planting and 10 gallons. They also need live feed which would get complicated in a paludarium.

Pearl danios are...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 07-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By JackBinimbul
Here he is on his first day in the tank: ...

Here he is on his first day in the tank:

https://i.imgur.com/eYcemVt.jpg

He's colored up really nicely since then and the turquoise has come out a lot more. I love the spots on his dorsal fin....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-19-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By JackBinimbul
I haven't thought about otos in a while! They...

I haven't thought about otos in a while! They have the plus side of not being hearty breeders in captivity. I'll add them to the potential list.
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 07-18-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By JackBinimbul
Oof, it took me forever to update this. I...

Oof, it took me forever to update this.

I got the betta about a month ago. He's a gorgeous turquoise and black rose tail. Built a bubble nest on his first day in the tank!

I removed the pale...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 07-18-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By JackBinimbul
Everything is still going great. I added some...

Everything is still going great. I added some pennywort and it's coming in well.

The plants and animals are at a stable equilibrium and water changes are less frequent now. My nitrates stay...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-18-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,293
Posted By JackBinimbul
Awesome! Glad to hear that everything is going...

Awesome! Glad to hear that everything is going well. Be sure to post pictures and updates. We love seeing people's tanks!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-18-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By JackBinimbul
It's also possible that they got old. Or that...

It's also possible that they got old. Or that your fish killed them. Lots of possibilities!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-18-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,293
Posted By JackBinimbul
Ideally, your tank should be cycling to 0 ammonia...

Ideally, your tank should be cycling to 0 ammonia and nitrites within 24 hours before you add animals. The bacteria that turn ammonia into nitrites colonize and multiply much faster than the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-18-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By JackBinimbul
If they are thread-like and all the same width...

If they are thread-like and all the same width from head to tail, they are probably detritus worms. Especially if you can see little segments if you look very closely. They will seem somewhat blue...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-18-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By JackBinimbul
Thoughts on nano stocking?

Hey, all!

I was incredibly lucky and managed to get my hands on an exo terra medium tall today for just 50 bucks. This is perfect for my goal of a paludarium, which I will work on bit by bit over...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 06-15-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By JackBinimbul
Many things to update! My plants came in and...

Many things to update!

My plants came in and all but the pennywort arrived in pristine condition. The anacharis and dwarf amazon sword I got from Plants Factory and have always been happy with...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-05-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By JackBinimbul
Are microworms good for adult betta? Or my...

Are microworms good for adult betta? Or my community tank? Or, rather, would my fish pay attention to and actually eat something that small? I've only heard of them used for fry.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By JackBinimbul
Thoughts on blackworms?

I'm currently feeding my community tank with frozen bloodworms, tropical fish flakes, betta pellets and sinking wafers. During cycling, I had an outbreak of detritus worms that disappeared when the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-05-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By JackBinimbul
Before I opted for the setup I'm building for a...

Before I opted for the setup I'm building for a betta, I was looking at this one (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRE6I8Y/?coliid=I3M0QHOC7FJOTN&colid=2X3RIIYQ034Q0&psc=0).

I, personally, think that...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 06-02-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By JackBinimbul
Awesome, thanks for the input! We certainly...

Awesome, thanks for the input!

We certainly have a rainy season, but for about half of the year we don't get enough rain and I've probably have to "top off" the thing every other day in the...
Forum: Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 05-31-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By JackBinimbul
I'm still waiting on the petrified wood and it...

I'm still waiting on the petrified wood and it seems like it'll be another week, unfortunately. Until then, I can't top off the soil, can't get plants and can't flood the tank.

In the meantime, I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-30-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,735
Posted By JackBinimbul
Bettas produce eggs whether they are fertilized...

Bettas produce eggs whether they are fertilized or not. Most of the time they are reabsorbed, but sometimes they are excreted. In either case, the fish makes sure to regain the nutrients spent in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 05-30-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,553
Posted By JackBinimbul
I wanted to weigh in on the blasting sand. I use...

I wanted to weigh in on the blasting sand. I use it in my 20G and you can see my experience with it here (https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f70/jacks-20g-long-build-journal-366676-2.html).

I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-30-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By JackBinimbul
A word of warning; nerites actually prefer...

A word of warning; nerites actually prefer brackish. They never successfully breed in freshwater setups, but they likely WILL breed in brackish.

Unlike other species, nerites are not...
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