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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2010, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
New pics...

Tank is doing well, time to get a pleco though, starting to get some algae growth on the rocks and glass - brown diatom.

There have been a couple fish death, mainly the female Saulois that are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-25-2010, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Well the Saulosi's are breeding like mad, at one...

Well the Saulosi's are breeding like mad, at one point 4 of them were holding, now there's at least 3 or 4 fry in the tank and 2 in the sump, they hide pretty well. The rest are growing out nice,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-14-2010, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Added the block foam over the overflow slots. ...

Added the block foam over the overflow slots. The same fish keeps making his way into the sump, one of the makokolas I think!! I've found him there 3 times and the owner has twice. No more...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-14-2010, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
All fish in

Here’ some more pics.

P. Saulosi floating

https://www.aquariumadvice.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1075405_0_899a19cf123622f471daa4ccb48153da.jpg

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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2010, 10:01 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Fed them tonight and 2 dove through the overflow...

Fed them tonight and 2 dove through the overflow after food. Found out 'cause one was swimming in the sump (lucky jump off the filter pad) and another was stuck in the pad tray but still alive. ...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2010, 06:26 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Rocked and Stocked

The fish are in!! The last 2 days have sure been busy ones. Thank the good Lord above that I joined the Midwest Cichlid Association website. I have to throw out a ton of props to the members of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2010, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
I did 90% on Wednesday, Nitrites were 1 ppm...

I did 90% on Wednesday, Nitrites were 1 ppm before that, dosed 1 ppm ammonia, it was down to 0 the last night. Nitrates about 25. Water was clear this AM. Only murky because I moved the sand all...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-12-2010, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
A picture is worth a thousand words

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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-10-2010, 09:13 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Actually, in talking with several people from MCA...

Actually, in talking with several people from MCA about what I wanted to do, they all said that 60+ Mbuna in that size tank was about right, overstock it and overfilter it. The breeder from Omaha...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-10-2010, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Stocking List

Ok, now that I"m close to the end of the cycle, I posted a want ad on the Midwest Cichlid Association site and came up with a possible stock list, and here's what i'm thinking:

First of all,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-09-2010, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Thanks 7! Will do!

Thanks 7! Will do!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2010, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
I read this last paragraph on the fishless...

I read this last paragraph on the fishless cycling article

You might see the levels continue to go up as you will still have more ammonia converting bacteria, but if you watch the nitrAtes you'll...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2010, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Ok, so nobody have any opinions on the pump. ...

Ok, so nobody have any opinions on the pump. That's ok!!

Over the last few days, the Ammonia drops to 0 the next day after a dose of 2 Tbsp (6 tsp or enough to bring it to 5ppm) and the Nitrite...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-03-2010, 12:38 PM
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Views: 13,236
Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Mag Drive Question

The pump he has on there now is a Mag Drive 12 / 1200 GPH, it drives 2 jets and there is a T splitter, 4' head and probably 4' horizontal, all vinyl hose under the tank so no 90s. The box for a new...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-02-2010, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
On Thursday 1/28, Ammonia tested about 1.5ppm, I...

On Thursday 1/28, Ammonia tested about 1.5ppm, I added 1 Tbsp Ammonia, Friday 1/29 tested 5ppm (I cut 1 part tank water to 4 parts RO water), Monday 2/1 it was down to about 2ppm and NitrIte jumped...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-27-2010, 05:39 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Ok, finally some results, and good news!!!!!! ...

Ok, finally some results, and good news!!!!!!

The pH tested same, 7.9-8.0
Temp is 82.7 on a digital thermometer
Ammoina is at 2 ppm, I cut the sample in half with RO/DI water and got 1 ppm so...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-25-2010, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
So I guess the question is, how long, assuming my...

So I guess the question is, how long, assuming my first 'seed' did not take, can I expect it to be before the ammonia starts dropping? I dosed with 7 tsp Ace Hardware brand on 1/20, it's 1/25 and it...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-25-2010, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
** SIGH ** I checked the Ammonia again today...

** SIGH **

I checked the Ammonia again today and it is the same. API kits are hard to differentiate when it's above 2 ppm, so i may have ODd the ammonia. Probably going to have to do a 50% PWC,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-23-2010, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
I checked the ammonia again this evening, and...

I checked the ammonia again this evening, and it's about the same that it was 2 days ago - 2 to 4 ppm. Given that I am using an API test kit, it could be higher, so I could have misjudged the dosage...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-21-2010, 11:03 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Thanks jsoong for the reply. Still need to call...

Thanks jsoong for the reply. Still need to call the manufacturer. ot sure how much info I'll get, I bet that'll be one for the water cooler. "some guy called wanting to know what kind of surface...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2010, 11:07 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
I just heard back from someone that used the...

I just heard back from someone that used the exact same product - Homelife Clear Ammonia - and did the exact same thing - 2 tsp in a 75g, then switched to Ace product - did a 50% PWC and scrubbed...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2010, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Floyd R Turbo
I've been doing some reading up on surfactants. ...

I've been doing some reading up on surfactants. Dissolved organic compounds (DOCs) are considered a surfactant, and if you google 'protein skimmer surfactant', that's exactly what a protein skimmer...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2010, 04:56 PM
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Views: 13,236
Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Exclamation Possible screw-up!?!?!?

Ok, so the Ace Hardware was closed, I searched and search and finally found Clear Ammonia, the ingredients on the label listed "Ammonium Hydroxide, Surfactants" compared to the lemon-scented stuff...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-19-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,236
Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Like I said, the tap water comes out at 8.8+ and...

Like I said, the tap water comes out at 8.8+ and in the tank, 2 hours after the fill, it was 8.3 ish. Going to test tap and tank water today for KH GH pH etc when I go to put in the bio-balls. And...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-18-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,236
Posted By Floyd R Turbo
Yeah, I thought about that. I also read that in...

Yeah, I thought about that. I also read that in a large enough tank, if you overstock it, more passive fish will get 'lost in the crowd'. Anyways, it's still a work in progress. Thanks for the...
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