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Forum: Archive 11-19-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By SCFatz
I need some 4' lights...

90 gallon gallon FOWLR.

Anybody got anything laying around they care to sell?Doesn't need to be expensive,or high wattage or even very pretty because it will be under the hood.

Figured I'd...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-05-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By SCFatz
Thanks for fixing the pic rkilling.....and for...

Thanks for fixing the pic rkilling.....and for the replies all.

Suggestions for tank size considering?
Population 1.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-04-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By SCFatz
Arghhhh...gonna try to link the pic again........

Arghhhh...gonna try to link the pic again........
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-04-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By SCFatz
Goldie id?...(with fuzzy pic)

This fish is doing well and has been for 1.5 years or so.The owner asked me what it was exactly? (don't know).... and how big might it get?(no...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By SCFatz
Tank paint?

Hi guys!!

Its been a while since I've posted and all is well with the fishes.All the tanks in my sig are still up and doing great thanks to these great forums.

BUT...now I gotta move em.All of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-19-2007, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By SCFatz
Well I'll add a few thoughts: Get the number...

Well I'll add a few thoughts:

Get the number to one or less...in all honesty if it were my tank I'd get it to around .25.

Then do this-I've been chugging along since, but only today did I add...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,960
Posted By SCFatz
Change 75-80% of the water and get the number...

Change 75-80% of the water and get the number down to 1 or less then one.

With a number that high your waiting for a LOT of bacteria to develope for conversion.There simply is no need for that or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 06-06-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By SCFatz
Take a look at 30" deep at .6/gal...yeah .6wpg. ...

Take a look at 30" deep at .6/gal...yeah .6wpg.

Keep em low light and a few fert tabs....before you know it you get tired of clipping em lol.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-06-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,482
Posted By SCFatz
Bump so I can find this quicker when super low...

Bump so I can find this quicker when super low light conditions come up...(still looks great btw).Thanks again all.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-28-2007, 08:19 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
Yes you can buy individual kits (bottle and tube...

Yes you can buy individual kits (bottle and tube for each).

Are you testing before or after the PWC?
If After make it before....again after if you want to compare (and a good idea while...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-27-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,171
Posted By SCFatz
Test it everday.Be prepared to change water darn...

Test it everday.Be prepared to change water darn near everyday as well.
2 times a week is just not enough in the spot you are likely in....And 3-4 days can/will be long enough for your water to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-26-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By SCFatz
I'll agree...nitrates are most probably being...

I'll agree...nitrates are most probably being consumed by the lillies as quickly as the are generated.

Top or bottom should test the same with even the slightest gentle agitation (fish swimming)...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
Ammonia and nitrite?What were the results?

Ammonia and nitrite?What were the results?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-23-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,775
Posted By SCFatz
yup...my 29g is a freaking jungle if I let it go...

yup...my 29g is a freaking jungle if I let it go to long.Lit @ 1.2 wpg and stocked with low light plants.

Live plants is a different challange that both you and your fish will enjoy.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-23-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
Right.Big changes if you need em.Two back to back...

Right.Big changes if you need em.Two back to back if you must (I had to do it a few times).

Keep in mind that the amount you feed will directly effect how fast the trites rise so keeping the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-23-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By SCFatz
You got it!...but just a two or three small fish....

You got it!...but just a two or three small fish.

This is how people with tanks start new tanks.Works great!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-23-2007, 03:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,166
Posted By SCFatz
I'd add the shrimp.If you test positive for...

I'd add the shrimp.If you test positive for ammonia after a few days pull it out.

Then keep testing.

If it all falls back to zero,I would call it all good...esp with a seeded filter.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-23-2007, 02:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
It is!Just keep testing and keep that number...

It is!Just keep testing and keep that number down.Having high nitrites is a fish killing situation.

Also,keeping the number low means less bacteria will have to grow to consume it...which will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-23-2007, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By SCFatz
All of it if you can get it.Just offer to replace...

All of it if you can get it.Just offer to replace it all.The more the better imo.He'll save a few bucks and won't notice a thing in his tank.

DO keep it wet in declorinated water though.

Make...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-22-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
Man you are really gonna start to hate me lol. ...

Man you are really gonna start to hate me lol.

Its a good thing that the ammonia is low.It shouldn't be zero,but if its close enough to look like zero thats good for the fish.

Now this...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-22-2007, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By SCFatz
In my experience you will be fine to just replace...

In my experience you will be fine to just replace the whole unit,tossing the old and putting on the new.

No harm in swapping media,or running em both as suggested though.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-21-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 938
Posted By SCFatz
When I saw your intial post about the filter size...

When I saw your intial post about the filter size I thought the intial tank size was 55g.How many gals per hour does that filter move?

#4 probably won't work.

Whats the purpose of #6?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-20-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,841
Posted By SCFatz
Hows the water testing? A minicycle would...

Hows the water testing?

A minicycle would include an ammonia spike as well as nitrates and possibly nitrites.That would be Fact.

I spent some time keying in that post (bad typer) earlier...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 05-20-2007, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By SCFatz
Mollies can be FW or brackish as I understand...

Mollies can be FW or brackish as I understand it.While I'm not 100% sure,I'm pretty sure that they will not live at the salinity levels needed for "true" SW fish.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-20-2007, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By SCFatz
I have the rena xp3 on my 55t hex and I have to...

I have the rena xp3 on my 55t hex and I have to throttle back on the discharge a bit the keep the flow down a bit.Using the spray bar helps with disapation as well.
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