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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-13-2010, 09:42 AM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
lol thats what the owner of the tank is doing......

lol thats what the owner of the tank is doing... paying floyd!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-10-2010, 08:45 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
Honestly, i dont know that the 1" per gallon...

Honestly, i dont know that the 1" per gallon should be used. They're super messy fish and will really put a huge bioload in that tank. I dont know that i would put more than 30-35 in a 225g......
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2010, 11:38 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
might put an ad on craigslist too.. most people...

might put an ad on craigslist too.. most people around here sell africans for around $2-4 each, of course theyre juvies... As for the test readings, thats interesting, im sure you'll experiment...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-08-2010, 06:55 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
Glad to hear the cycle is slowly coming to an...

Glad to hear the cycle is slowly coming to an end... sorry, but i cant help on the pump, i try to keep everything simple and havent done enough research on pumps yet. I would think the nitrite could...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-25-2010, 08:54 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
ive never done a cycle before until this tank. ...

ive never done a cycle before until this tank. my first tank i stupidly cycled with fish, and i have swapped filters ever since, not requiring a cycle. From what ive seen with my tank, you can...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-25-2010, 08:30 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
unless the ammonia got up around 8ppm or more,...

unless the ammonia got up around 8ppm or more, the cycle shouldnt have stalled. ive been waiting two weeks now for my cycle to finish, and im just now getting the nitrite spike, and thats using a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-21-2010, 08:37 AM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
my next guess would have been doctor, so close...

my next guess would have been doctor, so close enough :) Needless to say, i now have a better understanding of surfactants, and i think Floyd will feel a bit more reassured that everything should be...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2010, 10:17 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
Well yes and no. Soap has surfactants in it, but...

Well yes and no. Soap has surfactants in it, but surfactants doesnt have soap in it. All surfactants do is decrease the surface tension of water to make it more pliable in a sense (im sure Floyd...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-20-2010, 07:17 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
ummm... i wish i knew :( Might pm jsoong (he...

ummm... i wish i knew :( Might pm jsoong (he must be some kind of bio chemical engineer or something with some of the stuff he says)... From what i understand, surfactants are surfactants, and not...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-18-2010, 09:43 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
There is some truth to that floyd. You dont...

There is some truth to that floyd. You dont necessarily want to overstock it, but you want it good and full. You also want to make sure you have a good male to female ratio for most of the fish,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-18-2010, 09:33 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
My only suggestion would be to add more rocks. I...

My only suggestion would be to add more rocks. I think the brichardi will do fine in that tank. Just give them plenty of small holes (conch shells work great) to breed in. I saw a tank at a local...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 01-18-2010, 08:09 PM
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Posted By mfdrookie516
so maybe i missed this, sorry if i did, but what...

so maybe i missed this, sorry if i did, but what are you planning on stocking in this? or should i say what do they want you to stock?
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