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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 10-23-2021, 10:27 PM
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Views: 142
Posted By Steves55
Male guppy laying on bottom

Planted 29 gal
Got a fancy male guppy laying at bottom of tank on gravel.
Tank mates are other male guppies, endlers, neons, zebra danios & an Otto.
Everyone else is fine. Tank has been up 6...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-14-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Steves55
This is the first tank I set up since moving...

This is the first tank I set up since moving here. My other tanks are in storage. Last house had well water & all tanks were at 7.6 inc the well water. Was just alarmed at how high the PH of the tap...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-14-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Steves55
PH of tank vs tap water

My tank has a PH of 8.4 while my tap I thought had a 7.4. This alarmed me- why the spike? After talking to a friend, I filled a vial with tap water & retested 12 hours later. Now it's 8.4, same as my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-14-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Steves55
Right now- tank has 4 neon tetras I put in a few...

Right now- tank has 4 neon tetras I put in a few days ago. I did a fish cycle with a couple of baby koi from my pond. They are back in the pond now. I'll probably add some fancy male guppies later...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 08-13-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Steves55
Now I've done it. Hacked my brand new HOB

Bought a new 10 gal tall to use as a planted tank 3 weeks ago. Came with a Top Fin PF10 Silentstream HOB filter.
Added a prefilter to intake tube. Kind of big but blends in with my black background....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-12-2005, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Steves55
We have 2 within 10 miles of house- one is well...

We have 2 within 10 miles of house- one is well maintained & as clean as a whistle- everything is healthy. I'd buy there w/ confidence.
The other store? I wouldn't buy dog food there. It's filthy,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-09-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Steves55
I felt so bad for the Betta, I was gonna stick it...

I felt so bad for the Betta, I was gonna stick it in my planted community tank- but it would probably die from the shock! Her water parameters are better than mine!
Hmmmmm, I'm turning the filter...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-09-2005, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By Steves55
The Betta that won't die!

I've been into fish for 40+ years, currently w/ a reef tank, several FW tanks & a planted tanks. I'm big on testing & water changes.

4 years ago, that's right- 4 years ago, wife comes home w/ a...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 03-03-2005, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By Steves55
A couple of years ago- I had a Mantis come in on...

A couple of years ago- I had a Mantis come in on a lg piece of LR loaded w/ nice mushrooms I couldn't resist. I tried everything to get it, including traps. So, in desparation- I submerged a blacked...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 03-03-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By Steves55
I've been wanting to venture into the discus...

I've been wanting to venture into the discus world for quite some time- price is relative though. Go price salt water species!
I have a 37 gal tall(same footprint as a 29) that's planted w/ only a...
Forum: Nano Reefs 02-25-2005, 01:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By Steves55
Wow! Prices seem to have fallen. When I set up...

Wow!
Prices seem to have fallen. When I set up my 2 reef tanks 7-8 years ago, I'd bet I spent over 7 grand. Heck a titanium chiller was a grand back then. Thank god it still works great!
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-25-2005, 01:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By Steves55
I run a bead of silicone around the perimeter &...

I run a bead of silicone around the perimeter & secure background w/ tape. 24 hours later, remove tape & background is water tight until you want it removed. It's sealed & nothing gets between the...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 02-25-2005, 01:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By Steves55
My reef tank has 4 mag drive pumps (1200 GPH...

My reef tank has 4 mag drive pumps (1200 GPH total) & a Tsunami wave maker. For my chiller- I just dropped a powerhead in my sump for supply & pipe it back to sump. Been like that for 7+ years &...
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