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by 2wheelsx2
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: snub nose question
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Re: snub nose question

Maybe others will chime in but a good friend of mine breeds H. zebra and P. compta and he starting having this problem when his fry population started to build. he switched to a higher feeding frequency and using Golden Pearls from Kensfish.com and the problem seemed to go away. In the end we though...
by 2wheelsx2
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 484
Views: 194900

Re: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?

Perhaps you can sell some merchandise on youtube like other people. Also start a membership online so people can help you carry a load. A lot of sites have that. $20 a year gets you extra videos that other public people cannot see, that kind of thing. Just throwing ideas out there. It takes time to ...
by 2wheelsx2
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: How low is too low for KH
Replies: 12
Views: 4336

Re: How low is too low for KH

I agree with Darrel. Pics and more details of filtration, etc would be helpful. Are you using KH boosting media in your filter? Where I live on the southwest coast of Canada, our municipal water is basically rainfall and snow melt with a TDS of < 30 normally. In a 24 cycle, my planted tanks swing fr...
by 2wheelsx2
Mon May 11, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 484
Views: 194900

Re: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?

I subbed to your Youtube channel just to see all your updates as soon as you have them, even though I have been following this thread for quite a while. Hope everything goes well with the upcoming inspection.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri May 08, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Stuby's fish room build
Replies: 16
Views: 5368

Re: Stuby's fish room build

Is this going to be an in-floor heater? If so, how have you insulated the floor from heat losses to ground, which is probably at year round 55 F a few feet below grade in Michigan? It appears he has already insulated above the concrete before running the heating lines in that pic. And yes that is a...
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Cat Food Anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: Cat Food Anyone?

I don't know about over in India, but in Canada, the bulk food of choice would be salmon or trout feed. Cat food has taurine and all kinds of additives specifically for cats.
by 2wheelsx2
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: F1 Panaque suttoni (or suttonorum)
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

Re: F1 Panaque suttoni (or suttonorum)

I have not even seen specimens smaller than 7" for sale and those are relatively rare. So hopefully this is a new development that is stable. I would love to see affordable F1's around.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: F1 Panaque suttoni (or suttonorum)
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

F1 Panaque suttoni (or suttonorum)

I just downloaded the most recent fish list from Spencer Jack's and they listed F1 P. suttoni (Blue eye pleco) as fish coming soon. So people are breeding these now? I assume in Asia? Anyone seen any? I am curious how it was accomplished.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Sick bronze corydorus
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Sick bronze corydorus

If you use a water conditioner like Seachem Prime it will not only dechlorinate the water but will bind the metals so that the water is safe and then you can change as much water as you like.
by 2wheelsx2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: 2018 BFD(Big Fish Disaster)
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: 2018 BFD(Big Fish Disaster)

Ouch....sorry to hear Shane. These big losses are always so heart wrenching.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Indoor Pond Project
Replies: 28
Views: 7069

Re: Indoor Pond Project

Maybe you can just use plumber's putty and paint it black. I am with Bas. I find fish are able to get into the smallest gaps and get stuck when you are not looking.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Indoor Pond Project
Replies: 28
Views: 7069

Re: Indoor Pond Project

Looking good. Is the raised lip to contain any splashing?
by 2wheelsx2
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Hard Water?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Hard Water?

Hahaha....I have the same thing but I have such soft water that I have to dose Equilibrium for my fish and plants.
by 2wheelsx2
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Lighting for a 864L Rio Negro/Black water tank?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Re: Lighting for a 864L Rio Negro/Black water tank?

I think it will look great. I have 2 AquaRay and 3 Panarama LED modules on my 125 gallon sequenced differently. I set one module up in the middle to be the only light on at 10 - 11 PM and the effect on the tank is amazing. It's the favourite lighting scheme in that tank for me. Unfortunately, I grow...
by 2wheelsx2
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Cichlid tankmates for Peckoltia compta and Panaqolus L397?
Replies: 13
Views: 2968

Re: Cichlid tankmates for Peckoltia compta and Panaqolus L397?

100% with Shane. I had G. steindachneri in my 125 gallon with some Panaque (fairly big) and Pseudacanthicus (and other plecos, such as L129) and when they were in there but plecos didn't get enough food. Once I sold them my plecos became bolder, and I started getting fry out of the L129.
by 2wheelsx2
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Want advice: how to set up a 75 gal tank's filtration system for Panaqolus
Replies: 29
Views: 47170

Re: Want advice: how to set up a 75 gal tank's filtration system for Panaqolus

It'll only raise the TDS if it is soluble. If it is not dissolved in the water, then it's not part of the Total Dissolved Solids.
by 2wheelsx2
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Ranking of best pH meters, April 2016
Replies: 13
Views: 7059

Re: Ranking of best pH meters, April 2016

My wife works as a full time chemist in a massive research facility and she always laughs at me when I read the pH on my monitors. She's like, you know on those meters that you can afford, the decimals places are almost meaningless right? She told me the regular titration kits are actually more cons...
by 2wheelsx2
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Do Butterfly Plecos NEED driftwood?
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

Re: Do Butterfly Plecos NEED driftwood?

That isn't true, it's variable. The Amazon basin is a rather large area and you don't find any of the Dekeyseria spp. that we're talking about in the Amazon main channel. Also, the OP may, or may not, have naturally soft water. In terms of keeping these species, it depends on which one you're keepi...
by 2wheelsx2
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Rooibos Tea
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Rooibos Tea

Ah true. Never thought of that. I was just thinking of the continuous release aspect like Catappa. Would be a nasty mess to clean out of the filter bag.
by 2wheelsx2
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Rooibos Tea
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: Rooibos Tea

This is a very informative discussion. So you guys basically steep it and pour the tea into the tank? Can you put it in a media bag and put it in your canister filter/sump/behind an HMF? Would it have the same effect or would it be too weak? I use Catappa and as mentioned elsewhere it makes a big me...