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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-24-2007, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By coldmachineUK
It's actually a tall, rather than long: 30x18x15 ...

It's actually a tall, rather than long: 30x18x15
That also rules out the idea of a river conditions tank: I took my small river tank down not long ago and would have recreated it in this tank but...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-23-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By coldmachineUK
:) Thanks for the ideas! Hmm...not a fan of rams....

:) Thanks for the ideas! Hmm...not a fan of rams. Angels are a possibility...but I'd like to keep something I've not kept before, so it keeps the hobby new and interesting for me. I have a 58G...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-20-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By coldmachineUK
Monos are, like many brackish fish, anadromous....

Monos are, like many brackish fish, anadromous. They don't live in freshwater: they migrate there to spawn. Keeping them in freshwater is not appropriate in the long term. If you keep them, provide...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-20-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By coldmachineUK
36G: What would YOU do?!

I'm stripping down my 36G which is currently my cichlid tank (Msobo Magunga). The fish are just not to my liking, which I've found really hard to reconcile. I keep all kinds of fish inc. puffers and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By coldmachineUK
Yup, brackish! :) And they grow far bigger than...

Yup, brackish! :) And they grow far bigger than most tanks can support, because not only do they grow around 10" in height but they need to be kept in a large group.
Forum: Show Off/Photography 05-08-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By coldmachineUK
Hehehe! That's what family is for :D

Hehehe! That's what family is for :D
Forum: Show Off/Photography 05-07-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By coldmachineUK
:) Thanks Rich! I took a couple more of my...

:) Thanks Rich!
I took a couple more of my puffers tonight. They'll hand feed, and if it's krill which is long then I don't mind (no risk of losing a bit of finger in the process :P :D)
...
Forum: Show Off/Photography 05-07-2007, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By coldmachineUK
:) Thanks! Glad the puffer is entertaining! Not...

:) Thanks! Glad the puffer is entertaining! Not as much as seeing them playing about though: the two of them are very naughty lol
Forum: Show Off/Photography 05-07-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By coldmachineUK
Few Photos

One of my figure eight puffers:
https://farm1.static.flickr.com/191/464957127_6c052161ef.jpg

Deciding if he can really fit inside the barnacle:...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-06-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,386
Posted By coldmachineUK
There are two things aquarium salt can do in FW...

There are two things aquarium salt can do in FW (as jdogg says, I won't mention marine salt since the OP was talking FW here):

1. Aids in osmoregulation for stressed fish (i.e. new arrivals). Not...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By coldmachineUK
I totally agree! Well said, especially the last...

I totally agree! Well said, especially the last part (I'm an ex-vegetarian but only because I ended up unhealthy and unwell on my veggie diet lol) :)

Loaches love snails, and I regularly feed...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-29-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,522
Posted By coldmachineUK
Sounds like it was just playing. I've had the...

Sounds like it was just playing. I've had the "heads resting down on the gravel" thing before and it did worry me before I realised they're just weird little things that do stuff like that!
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-29-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,109
Posted By coldmachineUK
Eco complete: some questions!

Hi!

I have read: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=55466
but have a few questions (mainly about the practicalities) of using eco complete as a substrate.

I'm setting up a low-med...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 04-11-2007, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,363
Posted By coldmachineUK
Msobo update!

Well, my cichlids have given me the most stressful time out of all my fish it seems!
First of all they were supposed by saulosi and turned out to be metriaclima msobo magunga, then they decided they...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-08-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 898
Posted By coldmachineUK
I'm always losing my elephantnose... And my...

I'm always losing my elephantnose...
And my cories are so busy doing their thing that it's difficult to do a headcount so they make me panic too.

Kuhli loaches are the other big stress-causing...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-08-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,745
Posted By coldmachineUK
My black neons school with my white cloud...

My black neons school with my white cloud mountain minnows, even though they look more similar to the Blue Emperor tetra I have in the tank. Always puzzled me that one.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-04-2007, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By coldmachineUK
You could transfer him to a QT for a while, and...

You could transfer him to a QT for a while, and then reintroduce him. As the newcomer he might calm down a bit...
Best solution is what Rich suggests though: up the numbers.

Barbs are like boys...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-04-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By coldmachineUK
Cherry barbs are one of my fav barbs (along with...

Cherry barbs are one of my fav barbs (along with gold barbs) :) Congratulations on the new occupants!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-03-2007, 05:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,507
Posted By coldmachineUK
lol! This thread has got to be one of the most...

lol! This thread has got to be one of the most hilarious I've ever read on any forum :D It's great!

Joe, I heard apons were seasonal anyway and go dormant for a while: could be totally wrong. So,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-02-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,507
Posted By coldmachineUK
:lol: :lol: :lol: That really made me laugh!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
That really made me laugh!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-01-2007, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By coldmachineUK
I meant Flourish, not Flourish Excel, my mistake....

I meant Flourish, not Flourish Excel, my mistake.
Again, there's no need to be so unfriendly in your posts: I'm a human behind these words! I think people forget that on forums sometimes.
I posted...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-01-2007, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By coldmachineUK
No need to be aggressive. I do appreciate people...

No need to be aggressive. I do appreciate people post questions which may already be answered, but I wasnt asking about the principles of CO2 injection since I had already 'done my reading'; my query...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-31-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,291
Posted By coldmachineUK
A mbu would be my dream pet if I had the space to...

A mbu would be my dream pet if I had the space to house one. Just no more room for any more tanks, and they need a 5x3x3 foot tank just for themselves :O
One day....one day!
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-31-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By coldmachineUK
In a 20G a redfinned shark will be fine. They...

In a 20G a redfinned shark will be fine. They grow to 6" or so. However, it might be something to be concerned about if he hasn't grown much in 6 months...they do normally grow fairly quickly (not...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 03-30-2007, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By coldmachineUK
Two smaller co2 units vs. one larger one?

Hi,
I'm thinking about going down the CO2 route with my planted FW community. New experience for me this, all very technical and complicated sounding if you ask me!

Anyway, I've been doing a bit...
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