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by kvnbyl
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: busted heater
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: busted heater

I have had 12 Eheims of various sizes that have been going for 10+ years. I have resolved this year to replace them all, 2 at a time. I don't use the thermometers in the tanks as the only heater control. I learned the hard way as many people have when 25 baby Multis fried. i felt awful and this is w...
by kvnbyl
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Bad incident, take some caution
Replies: 30
Views: 3769

Re: Bad incident, take some caution

I use it as a net sanitizer and I purchased it from the source mentioned. I put 3 or 4 ounces in a 5 gal bucket and use it to sterilize nets. I had a problem with ich and it had spread from tank to tank before I realized I had a problem. Then I used dipped the water change hoses in it so as not to i...
by kvnbyl
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Filtration for 55l
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Re: Filtration for 55l

when you haul them out to clean you inevitably get water all over the front of the tank and the floor. you can minimize this by using a small pan and putting right up to the tank and transferring the filter to it but you still make a mes IMHE
by kvnbyl
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A Link to a Lot of Great Fish Related Info
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

Re: A Link to a Lot of Great Fish Related Info

http://www.msstate.edu/dept/srac/index.htm
it would appear that this link no longer exists
by kvnbyl
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My catfish
Replies: 7
Views: 6193

Re: My catfish

That S granulosus is a thing of beauty
by kvnbyl
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: The right thermometer
Replies: 2
Views: 1321

Re: The right thermometer

if i buy them in a store i look at all the others, the good ones will show approximately the same temp, some will be higher and some will be lower. buy one that is in the majority . i believe that the worst are the outside strip, i have some and all i use them for is an approximation. i believe that...
by kvnbyl
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Any ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2549

Re: Any ideas

did they get added to fertilize the plants? , good idea, wrong product
by kvnbyl
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 254
Views: 108390

Re: Marc's fish room build

the theoretical standard of service here is 1 -10 minute outage every 10 years, what a joke
at least in Cambridge we would get a flyer detailing scheduled outages, that's not happening here
by kvnbyl
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Marc's fish room build
Replies: 254
Views: 108390

Re: Marc's fish room build

i moved from a place that had a lot of outages (Cambridge MA)., of all places to a place that has somewhat less issues and the very first thing that went into the downsized house went was a 14,000 watt standby generator. how much are my fish worth? how much are yours worth? my days of staying up all...
by kvnbyl
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: UK Summer Pond Project
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: UK Summer Pond Project

it's always interesting to me that fish that can stand a 10 degree f temperature swing when they are out in a pond with no harm can develop ick in a tank with as little as a 2-3 degree f drop
by kvnbyl
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Using sand as substrate
Replies: 27
Views: 4644

Re: Using sand as substrate

i too have Cory tanks and i use black sand, since i am using it for a foraging place i only use 3/4 of an inch. i would guess that with a layer that small there is relatively little bio filtration done, also doesn't trap larger particles, in fact they do sit on top of the sand so it makes sense filt...
by kvnbyl
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 464
Views: 155051

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

gives sleeping with the fishes a whole meaning!
by kvnbyl
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Travel neglect is a true aphrodisiac
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Travel neglect is a true aphrodisiac

i too do large water changes, but the water is always the same chemically, the reservoir is over 40 billion gallons so any change is small and over a lot of time When i needed a new water heater i went for one of the new condensing, it will supply hot water for changes for forever and once i have to...
by kvnbyl
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: My Public Aquarium: exhibit blues - how to make them?
Replies: 464
Views: 155051

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

that must surprise the daylights out of them!! :)
by kvnbyl
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Temperature During Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 2981

Re: Temperature During Summer

the down side is that they are not very practical for large tanks or ones that require large "pull downs". most peltier coolers are used in camping coolers for example and even then are of limited capacity. they are sold for use in aquariums but small tanks with not much of a heat load. if...
by kvnbyl
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Callichthyidae - Corys et al)
Topic: Temperature During Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 2981

Re: Temperature During Summer

or you could make things better for you and the fish, you can pick up a room a/c for 100.00 here, not sure where you live
by kvnbyl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: My new Synodontis Melanostictus
Replies: 15
Views: 4686

Re: My new Synodontis Melanostictus

they are beautiful and they have a great home. it's maybe like people, it doesn't matter what went into the mix it's how they turn out
by kvnbyl
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: S Serpentis
Replies: 0
Views: 1857

S Serpentis

by kvnbyl
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Re siliconing
Replies: 34
Views: 7637

Re: Re siliconing

absolutely gorgeous tank, can't wait to see it filled with cats and maybe a c*****d or two!!
by kvnbyl
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: African Catfishes
Topic: S Serpentis
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: S Serpentis

sorry, the yup was just to the "got a bunch myself part"
I actually got them from here"
https://www.liveaquaria.com/?ref=4395&s ... rCEALw_wcB