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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-23-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By tamtam
I am running hobs and have it he filter. On the...

I am running hobs and have it he filter. On the right beside he media cartridges as its the only free area. Do you mean I should try and rig it up under the outflow?

I've ever heard hat about...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-23-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By tamtam
Crushed coral

So I finally picked up some crushed coral last night to help with my super low PH. Hopefully I can get this fricken tank cycled now.

My question is though how much do I use? I have stuffed a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-15-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By tamtam
I had a similar thought jcolon and have been...

I had a similar thought jcolon and have been doing 2 30-40% water changes a week right along to be sure. I figured that about should be enough to keep things going?
It's been probably a month and a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-15-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By tamtam
PH problems

I'm hoping someone can help me out with this because I'm completely lost. I don't know what happened or why it happened but it's a PITA.

A bit about my tank.
It's a 30 gallon fresh.
Lightly...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-24-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By tamtam
every fish is different. All fish have different...

every fish is different. All fish have different needs, it's not possible to lump every fish into that group. While many will survive in those temps it does not mean it is the best for them and that...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-24-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By tamtam
I would suggest you get your own. If you really...

I would suggest you get your own. If you really are serious about this hobby than it is a must have. Pet stores often use test strips which do not give accurate readings.

Also they may tell you...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-20-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By tamtam
Yea, I'm torn on sand. lol. I love the look of...

Yea, I'm torn on sand. lol. I love the look of it(when it's "clean") more than gravel but I am not a fan of every little thing showing up on the darn stuff.

I have in in my 30 gallon and am doing...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-19-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By tamtam
could that tall green one in the middle be bacopa?

could that tall green one in the middle be bacopa?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By tamtam
really? The ammonia/nitrite doesn't effect them?...

really? The ammonia/nitrite doesn't effect them? interesting. I'll have to go on a quest to find some soon.

Silly question but do they do well on sand? I've assumed so but should prob make sure....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-19-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By tamtam
Yes, most of it rubs off pretty easy, though the...

Yes, most of it rubs off pretty easy, though the curly bits on the end are tough to clean without ripping the leaves.

I planned on getting some snails but didn't think I could add them while the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-19-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By tamtam
I honestly have no idea what type it is. It looks...

I honestly have no idea what type it is. It looks more brown like diatoms but I'm not sure if that's simply because it's on such dark green leaves. I've got green hair like algae that will grow in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,236
Posted By tamtam
You could do 2 perfectly fine. I think 6...

You could do 2 perfectly fine.

I think 6 corys, 2 angels, and a school of 8 rummys is awesome and would still offer a bit of room to add something else. I would suggest a single honey gourami but...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 02-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By tamtam
Algae growth and plants

I have a Java Fern Windelov in my tank right now that seems to be attracting a lot of algae growth. I actually had thought it was dying because it turned all dark looking. It's been in my tank for a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-18-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By tamtam
As mentioned, bring it up slowly. I have it...

As mentioned, bring it up slowly.

I have it all run into a surge protector as well. So much easier to shut everything off(lights, filters and heater) all at once.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,236
Posted By tamtam
What do you have running on it for filtration? ...

What do you have running on it for filtration?

I had a Koi angel and a sunset gourami(same as the honey just another color) in a 30 gallon and they did fantastic together. I'm not sure I would try...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-18-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By tamtam
thanks! It's crossed my mind. I'm piggy...

thanks!

It's crossed my mind. I'm piggy backing my 20 gallon filter on the 30 while I cycle it(2 birds with 1 stone so to speak) so was thinking maybe I'd set up the 20 do rams in it instead of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-17-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,236
Posted By tamtam
The gourami are hit or miss. Typically it's...

The gourami are hit or miss. Typically it's suggested they are kept alone as they often become aggressive with each other though you'd have to try and see. Sometimes they are fine while juveniles and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-17-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By tamtam
here we go, hope this works. It's still...

here we go, hope this works.

It's still really hazy from the sand and is just a pic I snapped with the ipad but it will have to do.
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 02-17-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By tamtam
my 30 Gallon progression :)

I've been away from the boards for a while. Had a pretty crummy run with my tank and now I'm starting from scratch in my 30.

Trying to look on the bright side now though and am getting excited...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-17-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By tamtam
totally fine.I live on the east coast of Canada....

totally fine.I live on the east coast of Canada. This year we've had 2-3 weeks of -22F and lower. My tank is on an outside wall and it's by a window. I run a heater all year but as it gets colder I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By tamtam
+1 peat would be the "easiest" way but may become...

+1 peat would be the "easiest" way but may become a pain if you can't find it locally and need to order it online or travel for it. RO water is the best option but it takes dedication on your part...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By tamtam
I get that but a bowl isn't suitable for anything...

I get that but a bowl isn't suitable for anything really. Even if he stick a single neon in there isn't not appropriate. though by the 1 inch rule it should work. It's got no filter, no heater,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By tamtam
shrimp will clean up some waste but they won't...

shrimp will clean up some waste but they won't eat poop, they will mostly just clean up left over food.

Plecos do eat algae but not enough to really off set the waste the waste they produce and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By tamtam
The inch per gallon rule isn't very accurate...

The inch per gallon rule isn't very accurate either. It's sort of old and dated. It has some big flaws though, like not taking in important info like the mature size of the fish, activity level,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 02-11-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By tamtam
oh boy. The Walmart worker is correct, that is...

oh boy. The Walmart worker is correct, that is horribly over stocked. 5 gallons isn't enough either. Do you know what type of "sucker" it is? There are tons of different types and they all grow to...
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