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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 09-03-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,424
Posted By Darb21
Endler's Livebearer - Belly BURST open... Please see picture inside.

Can anyone tell me what this is? It literally looks like her belly has burst open and her intestines are hanging out.
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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 07-19-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Darb21
My Temp is about 77 and PH is at 8.2 naturally,...

My Temp is about 77 and PH is at 8.2 naturally, but am injecting CO2, so it stays around 7.2 via my controller... any ideas what changes I should make to get more males? :) -TIA!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 07-15-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Darb21
Do Environmental Factors Influence the Sex of Fry?

So we've got some Endler's that are breeding (like thats tough :) )... and we're getting about 15 females for every male. Are there any environmental factors (Temp, PH, GH, KH, etc.) that could have...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-28-2008, 02:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Darb21
Awesome. Is there somewhere you can point me to...

Awesome. Is there somewhere you can point me to reading on all of these ferts? I checked the stickies, but the links are busted. Any linkys much appreciated.

Thanks all,
-Brad
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-28-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Darb21
I'm sorry, I lied. Nitrate should have read 10 -...

I'm sorry, I lied. Nitrate should have read 10 - 15. Original post edited.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-27-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Darb21
Ok, yeah, I figured CO2 is the next step and have...

Ok, yeah, I figured CO2 is the next step and have been looking into pressurized systems. Hopefully I can get one on there in the next couple of weeks or so.

Not dosing any ferts... should I be?...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-27-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By Darb21
Planted Tank Neophyte Needs Assistance!

First off, a little back ground. Its a 29 gallon with 65 watts of 6700k light on it. Currently there are a couple of anubia (both seem to be stalled, growth wise) and a couple of crypts. One is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 08-17-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Darb21
I've got a preggo swordtail too. I noticed the...

I've got a preggo swordtail too. I noticed the gravid spot this past Saturday. How long should I expect before first noticing the gravid spot until birth?

Thanks!
-Brad
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-17-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Darb21
Thanks! :D Go figure... thats the one thats...

Thanks! :D Go figure... thats the one thats under the actinic bulb in the back! But yeah, that one has grown quite a bit. My Cories and my Kuhlis love that plant for cover! :)

I think I will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By Darb21
Yet another lighting question...

My tank has been up and running since about March 1 and I feel as if I've had pretty good success with it. Its a community tank with a few plants.
...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-04-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By Darb21
Heh.. and yes... it is an art. I end up with the...

Heh.. and yes... it is an art. I end up with the PooF white cloud of DE in the tank... no worries, its inert and doesnt hurt fish. Just leave it run with the PooF in there and it clears itself...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-04-2006, 01:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By Darb21
OMG thats hilarious! Hahaha... Man I wish you...

OMG thats hilarious! Hahaha... Man I wish you would have gotten a picture of it. Sounds like you could have cut it with a knife!!!! Hahhaha. Anyway, glad to hear its working and that you're as...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-04-2006, 12:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By Darb21
Hi Newfound- I'd guess that either 1 of 2...

Hi Newfound-

I'd guess that either 1 of 2 things is happening here... You arent getting ALL of the air out of it at the priming stage, or much more likely (from your report) that its just getting...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-03-2006, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,887
Posted By Darb21
Thats what I ended up with, the Vortex D-1. My...

Thats what I ended up with, the Vortex D-1. My recent thread on it which has been mentioned here can be found at this link:
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=77630

Only thing I will...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-02-2006, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Darb21
Will the Apple Snail mess with my plants? I'm...

Will the Apple Snail mess with my plants? I'm lightly planted, low light, but will be looking to upgrade lighting and go with more plants soon.

Thanks Jchillin!!!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2006, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Darb21
Advice needed on snails...

Specifically, should I get one/some...

Don't know much of anything about them. I have a pool filter sand substrate, so I hear MTS would work well and keep the sand churning, but I think I want...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Darb21
Looks good IMHO... Keep the pics coming as the...

Looks good IMHO... Keep the pics coming as the tank progresses! :)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-01-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By Darb21
Looks great! I like that stand and the way that...

Looks great! I like that stand and the way that it has that "lip" on the lower edge...

Is that the bigger pebble gravel? Like penny size stones?
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-01-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Darb21
Ok... LONG POST! :) Ha! You won't...

Ok... LONG POST! :)


Ha! You won't be disappointed at all. I am surprised that a UV didn't take care of it though... Anyway, I totally know that feeling. The "pea soup" style meanie...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By Darb21
I've got Pool Filter Sand as the substrate, so...

I've got Pool Filter Sand as the substrate, so the crushed wafers sit on top. And yes, it is cycled. Everyone is happy and healthy as can be. Does anyone have any additional thoughts on the Crush...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-01-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,155
Posted By Darb21
Oh yes... the fantastic Oto... I got 2 Otos and...

Oh yes... the fantastic Oto... I got 2 Otos and 4 Corys as my first fish in my 29G... Still my faves.. Otos took about 2 days to get rid of a SUPER thick outbreak of Diatoms... Its funny, when...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-01-2006, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Darb21
LOL! Sorry! :wink: Yeah, the first (and...

LOL! Sorry! :wink: Yeah, the first (and only, so far) time I ran it, I did some reading while it was running and somewhere it was suggested to take the diffuser off of the output side (where the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-01-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Darb21
Sorry for late reply. I ended up with a Vortex...

Sorry for late reply. I ended up with a Vortex D-1 from https://diatomfilters.com/ purchased through eBay. Ended up at like $65 shipped or so. Are you still having problems with the 55?


Thanks...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-26-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By Darb21
How do YOU do your PWC?

What are the different ways that people do PWCs? Is there a "right" way to do a PWC?

I have a Python, so I use the Python to pull xx% of the water, then after matching the tap water temp to the...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-26-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,134
Posted By Darb21
Thanks Roach, I'll try the local pool store. ...

Thanks Roach, I'll try the local pool store. Maybe even home depot would have it...

Then comes the question of how much to use...



It was incredible. I was really amazed. I tried to...
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