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How come some pet stores sell arowanas for only 30 bucks when they get so fuckhuge that theres barely anyone who can keep them properly?
Skunks are great, intelligent, awesome social interactions, stall much smaller than other loaches and are easy to keep, but they're highly aggressive, probably the most aggressive loach you can get in the trade.
I'd remove the cories, buy more loaches (they need groups of 5+) and make sure you have no other bottom dwellers, and that your other fish are small, fast, or can hold their ground.
They will not fare well at all in a 5.5g at all.
They sell them at virtually every store. Even the LFS I go to, which is about as enviromentally conscious as a fish store can be still sells them. They do however have a disclaimer on the tank saying that they get huge, and won't sell them to someone who has less then a 55g. They still stock them though. And not even a 500g long tank is big enough for a full grown bala. They don't sell pangasius luckily, those things grow to be true monsters.
Why do people act like arrowanas are expensive?
Some people were saying they cost thousands of dollars the other week. The king of diy on youtube also implied they cost a lot.
My lfs sells them for £15
because those are the standard pleb version. like the low tier kois
Hey, coastal anon here that was going to make a custom tank.
After doing some more research on fish and considering costs and care, I think I would be better suited with a simpler pet like a couple mice once I get a more consistent job in town. They are just easier to take care of and easier to move if we end up getting a different apartment.
Thank you all for the suggestions and advice though, it was appreciated and maybe one day I might make a cool little aquarium setup, but right now I just think I would get tired of the upkeep within a month or two. Mice I have had before and very much enjoyed them.
What does /aq/ think about these?
expensive for what it is could make a square 10 gal tank good for jelly fish for like 50 bucks
also jelly fish dont survive well in captivity and unless your forking over a shit ton of money for more jellys its a waste
>Another one of my high grade painted fire red shrimps has died for no reason while I was at work.
I swear I've been sold some defective fucking shrimp.
How is it that the shrimp I bought from a specialist SHRIMP ONLY store are dying off one by one. While the cherries I bought off some guy on facebook are doing fine?
So one of my neons died in my second tank earlier, tested my water and I've got a nitrite and nitrate spike for some reason.
I quickly opened my canister filter that has been running on my main tank for months. Took out some rank filter media and placed it in a spare internal filter I have lying around and placed it in my second tank.
Does putting cycled media in a filter make it instantly cycled? Will putting the second internal filter on my tank get rid of the nitrites?
I've thrown in a ton of floating plants to get rid of the nitrates.
Dwarf puffers will nip at anything and everything for territorial reasons, not to eat the fish that's 5x it's size. Therefore your entirely wrong. Also Otos will get eaten in tanks with actual predators, cuz I meals a meal and its alive
So sort of a stupid question but I'll ask anyways.
I had a Marineland 100 penguin filter which is rated for up to 20 gallon tanks, which I have. But I decided that that a large one would be nice because it's not like over filtering is a possibility and purchased a Marineland penguin 150 rated for 30 gallons. So right now I have both operating in the tank.
Should I just return the penguin 100? Or is it in anyway beneficial to have both?
I think the water flow might just be too much for a 20 gallon.
Stupid question but what do you all think?
So I don't know why but the cycle on my shrimp tank has completely crashed.
Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate spikes everywhere.
I don't get it because I was told shrimps basically have no bioload.
Certainly never hurts to over filter your water, the benefit would be that you can thoroughly clean each filter at any time without worrying about losing a lot of your beneficial bacteria. Unless you have some species (not really aware of a good example) that is an exceptionally slow/poor swimmer, there is no such thing as to much flow. In my 55g community tank, I run 3x 500gph power heads for a current. Some fish don't like it an stay in the purpose built deadzones that I designed, but most of the fish love the current and will constantly swim against it/have fun and let the power head shoot them to the other side of the tank. My cories were infamous for this. They would swim the the far left corner, and purposefully pass right in front the power head, get blasted off to the other side of the tank, then swim back over to the power head to do it again. It's quite a sight seeing 1 large emerald Cory being followed by his 'pack' of 10 Pygmy cories doing this repetitive behavior
Changed 50% of the water, dumped a load of ammonia remover in the tank. Hope that fixes it.
Nitrites are down to trace levels but ammonia is still turning pee yellow when exposed to the test chemical. The ammonia remover should deal with that in a few hours though.
24 hours ago I had 0 ammonia! I don't know where it's come from if shrimp have no bioload.
thanks anon and I love your story btw about the corys, something I want to add to my tank.
I have a shubunkin goldfish, a comet goldfish, and 5 24kt gold cloud fish, 2 shrimps and 3 snails.
>Tank basically has 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite 0 Nitrate even after 3 weeks without changing water.
Heavily planed 100L Aquarium. Do I even have to do water changes?
Water changes are just to remove nitrate and my plants use so much nitrate I'm even dosing extra in.
I'm trying to figure out why i often have yellowish tinted water.
I have a good filter (built in UV sterilizer and surface skimmer) that's rated for a bigger tank then it's in and just put new ammonia neutralizing filter media with carbon, also a sponge filter, my water circulation is good so I'm thinking it has to be feeding freeze dried blood worms too often and the ones that don't get eaten collect at the top and is fucking up my water.
I don't really know what's causing it, I want crystal clear water that most people have.
Hah, what a joke. Saltwater systems are actual ecosystems that are actually interesting. Sorry your to fuckin poor to be able to afford it buddy. My reef has over 80 different organisms living happily in their little cube. Your fish tank might have 30 boring fish and thats all. Great biodiversity there
You've likely caused the exact opposite, by cutting off their feeding significantly, your shrimp eat everything and leave no excess waste to turn to ammonia (besides what they shit out) and your beneficial bacteria colony likely took a big hit, causing much of the bacteria to die, causing the ammonia/Nitrite spike.
There could totally be something else going on, but since I'm unable to actually observe your tank and that's all the information i was given, i would assume thats what happened.
This little nigger here thinks salt water tanks cost a great deal of money. Top fucking kek. Enjoy your finding nemo. While I sit here with my fish that won't die if a granule of salt disappears.
also, feeding to much will rarely cause an ammonia spike unless you do something like accidently dump 5x the amount of regular food into the tank, heavy feeding will however cause nitrate spikes, but thats easy alleviated through water changes. You really can feed as much food as you want, as long as your beneficial bacterial colony is large enough to digest that ammonia, the result will be more frequent water changes though.
My reef is incredibly stable. and it does cost significantly more money then freshwater, which is why poor plebeians like you get all pissed off at reefers, cuz you'll never get to experience the inflorescent glow of a hundred corals, glowing every color of the rainbow, under actinics. Deal with it poorfag
>owning saltwater fish
I mean owning some salt water inverts maybe. But salt water fish aren't happy %90 of the time because you know.. The big ass ocean. While most fresh water fish only need certain space to be happy. I should add a cup of sink water with no salt in it in your tank and watch your fish die almost instantly.
They're cheap as shit. I would never own a salt water tank due to how sensitive most corals and the fish are. I'd rather have a freshwater set up with nice fish that are hardy so I can relax and watch the tank while fucking my girlfriends.
I don't really keep saltwater fish. I have a few clowns so that when people look at my fish tank they dont go "well where are the fish, this is a fish tank right?". I keep pom pom crabs, 8 species of hermit crabs, arrow crabs, Nems, and most of all, coral. Go ahead and look at this zoanthid garden isn't more beautiful then a freshwater planted tank, and then I'll call you a liar.
>While most fresh water fish only need certain space to be happy.
not really, but if we pretend they are you can say the same about ocean fish. Most of the ones you can buy are territorial, they pick a spot and stay there.
>I should add a cup of sink water with no salt in it in your tank and watch your fish die almost instantly.
almost all saltwater fish can survive several hours in straight freshwater.
Pee yellow is good for API. What kit do you have?
Beauty is subjective. I for one enjoy the green of a nice planted tank. I like the aquascape of freshwater tanks much more as well. Though when I move into my house by the end of the year I am considering a saltwater tank. I like ugly fish. I wish I could keep the deep ocean ugly fish.
So, when I bought some fish this little guy must've slipped into the net as well. I didn't notice him until I got home. That was 3 weeks ago. He was too small for my community so I put him in a nursery tank where I'm raising baby snails.
I'm worried that he's eating too much. Not long after he arrived, worms started popping up. These worms are harmless, in fact they're commercially raised as live fish food. But that's what I'm worried about. I don't have to feed him because he gets plenty from the worms, but all he does is chase/eat them. I tried cleaning a bit but it didn't harm the worm population too much. Suggestions?
Probably because the ones you bought from a specialist were kept in absolutely perfect parameters their entire lives, while the ones you bought on Facebook are used to changing or imperfect parameters.
What's the best microtank?
I found a 1 gallon setup at Petco for $4 in the clearance section (pic related). I have zeolite and rocks to add to make it comfy, now I need to pick what will go in it. Here's what I'm considering, but I'll take suggestions.
> Brine shrimp
Can't go wrong with "Sea monkies". I can also feed them to my regular fish as treats!
> Tiny Quarantine/Plant tank
Establish new plants from small plants and quarantine any fish I have that get sick. All my fish are small with meme-cats being the biggest thing I have.
Maybe 3-5 bumblebee shrimp and some plants? I don't expect to hold a ton here.
Water changes in a planted tank also add micronutrients. My 55G has never had more than 5ppm nitrates despite heavy feeding and moderate filtration, with a 30% water change every week. Switched to 30% every week and plant growth exploded.
That tank sucks ass, I bought one for $6 just to get the airstone and pump, i use it to keep clean water for my water changes. Idk who uses undergravel filters anymore...at all, or why they were a thing to begin with. If I wanted an outdated noisy filter system id rather use a corner filter or sponge.
Does anyone have any experience or knowledge with Electric Blue Acaras and Oscars being tank mates?
A friend of mine is moving overseas and wants to give me his young EB Acara that's about 3 inches in length and I currently have an established 50 gallon tank with one young Tiger Oscar that's only 3 and half inches long.
Will their be any trouble between the two if I raise them both together in the same tank?
Just got this Ivory Mystery Snail the other day and put him in my take of two Platys. I noticed recently that when my snail rests on the glass the Blue Platy bites at the snail and it's starting to form a little chip in its shell. Anyone have an idea on how I can stop this? I don't think I over or under feed my fish. I think my Blue Platy is just really aggressive because she always bites at the other Platy too. Anyway... looking for some help
>Watching aquascaping videos
>Aquascapers just put drift wood into a dry tank without being weighed down by anything
>Fill tank with water
>The wood doesn't instantly break free of the substrate and float to the top
How do I learn this voodoo power of non floating wood?
>Leave it in a bucket of water for a few days and it will sink.
Hopefully! I had a piece that I soaked in a bucket for days in between boiling literally for hours. I also drilled holes in it.
I ultimately ended up using a piece of tile and a long screw to keep it anchored underneath the weight of the substrate.
To be honest I wonder if it's even fully waterlogged at this point, after several months. I mean, it's gotta be.
On an unrelated note, I just got this really weird captcha.
>Does ammonia remover even do anything?
>I'm adding it like mad
What are water changes?
Seriously though, most products that claim to remove ammonia are like putting a band aid over a a 3 inch deep cut in your arm. Sure it may stop the bleeding temporarily but the blood will just keep flowing out unless the proper care and dressing is given to it, metaphorically speaking.
So I bought a new tank on craigslist today.
This one uses fluorescent tubes instead of LEDs like my other tank.
I've noticed one of the tubes is white and the other one is towards the purple end of the spectrum.
Is that a UV light? And what's it for?
>Never bothered testing my tap water hardness before
>General hardness: 5
>Carbonate hardness: 3
Either my test kits aren't working or yank tap water is atrocious.
When I've been reading American forum posts and watching American youtubers test their tap water they always get TDS over 200 and GH and KH ten times mine.
Got this little guy last Tuesday para mi aquarium. Plopped him in and he's happy as can be
I got mine yesterday for my pond and he's been sitting at the bottom like this ever since. Hasn't budged or touched any food, and my aquarium is already cycled with 0 ammonia/nitrites and 10 nitrate. What gives?
You could keep Nautilus. Pretty cool/ugly looking creatures. Your tank would need a chiller though, since they are cold water
Montipora rock with assorted mushrooms, anemones, and mangrove tree
I guess I shouldn't. I decided yesterday that I wanted one again, but I had no plans of purchasing one so soon. (My last betta died many months ago from swim bladder illness.)
I had been looking on aquabid, and they definitely have a 1337 selection, but it's probably the wrong time of year for me to ship a betta, and I don't like how merchants often ship from Thailand to another domestic shipper who then ships it to me, the cost is high, so I just went to the pet store during my lunch break.
I have an unused 7.5 gallon cube, heater, sponge filter, air pump, light, timer, a bag of black sand. Only issue is it's torn down and uncycled. Going to get it started again and see if I can't get it cycled in a week or two.
Go home and set it up. It won't be a problem adding him. When I first started I bought a "awesome" 3 gallon half moon plastic tank and put him in right away. He lived for a long time.
>Pay $20 for some Fluval shrimp substrate
>Pay for next day delivery.
>Really excited all day to come home and set up my tank
>The bag I've bought is literally the size of a large bag of sugar
Looks like I'm not doing my tank tonight.
Also what the fuck Fluval? Last time I spent $20 on some no name gravel substrate I got enough gravel to do TWO 100l tanks.
My guess is that your tank is probably not cycled at all whatsoever, so any amount of ammonia your fish are producing are showing up on the test.
Prime is the best water conditioner because it binds ammonia and prevents it from hurting the fish as the tank cycles.
Well, then it looks like I did fine for $4. As I said, I'm not against using a different filter than the one that came with it. I just am trying to decide what should go in the 1 gallon microtank: Brine shrimp, just plants, a couple bee shrimp, or something else?
Shouldn't the filter already have bacteria in it?
Killing time before I setup my 55g again.
Just replanted / moved some stuff in the 5g. Currently housing my double tail and some otos.
>had a heavily planted 10 gallon with one betta and 2 adopted corys
>water wisteria was so think in spots it was dark in places
>water was crystal clear
>cory cats had a shitload of hiding places and were happy
>we move apartments
>in the process of moving apartments, the bottom of the 10 gallon cracks
>quickly move everything into a spare 10 gallon I had, tried to save as much water as I could
>wound up being like 80% new water
>sponge filters weren't out for more than 10 minutes
>at first everything is OK
>then the tank slowly starts looking like someone poured apple juice in the tank
>now the tank is basically barren. anubias is slowly dying. the water wisteria sprouted some offshoots, but hasn't grown since
on the other hand, the fish seem really chill, and the water seems OK. not sure what to do. I think the driftwood is leeching shit into the tank. why I'm not sure.
Honestly just in there because they came free with a shrimp order, and I refuse to put them in my 20g
I've been debating that but I do like the look of the bare wood as well. The Marimo in the tank currently is 3 balls that I split from the 1 large I got
Yes, you may want to add a temporary filter to the 10 gallon until it finishes leeching in 4-8 weeks. ADA soil is meant to be used in the beginning of a set up when the excess ammonia is actually needed in the cycle.
I have a 10 gal tank which has hundreds of RCS in it. Snail poop is building up a layer on the substrate which is river sand rock filtration thing. My betta lives in there. I do partial water changes quite often now but i only have incandescent lights in there and a bunch of java moss so there's no stopping the snail shit.
I think I have to drastically reduce the snail pop in there but not sure how I can clean the substrate..
If he's chasing the worms around, then the very act of hunting will keep him healthy because it's essentially exercise.
That's what fish in the wild do, swim around and stuff as much food in their mouths as they can. Then swim around some more.
It's only a problem if there is not enough food.
Yeah, sounds like tannins leeching into the water.
How long ago was this? if you replanted your plants, it usually takes a while for them to readjust.
Carbon will get rid of your tannins, or you could just do bigger water changes.
around October is when we moved. in all honesty, the anubias isn't too bad. just one leaf that't yellowing.
the wisteria pretty much melted, though. the stems are still there, but the leaves just started rotting off.
because there's more then one kind of arowana?
even among SA arowana's there's a budget kind (silver) and a exclusive species (black), then there's the african which is closer related to an arapaima, and then you have the three(?) asian species and two australian species.
Anon here that was getting crazy ammonia spikes and nitrite spikes in an established aquarium for 2 days straight even while changing 100% of the water twice.
Bought an API test kit and just tested the water. Ammonia and Nitite is 0.
So either the ammonia and nitrite has finally vanished over night after 2 days. Or the Nutrafin test kit is a piece of shit.
Hmm still somewhat intact.
Thus fluval substrate is fucking filthy
My local petco has amazing bettas for some reason
Feed him first with surface foods, or let him have a wafer and drop another on in another spot
I'm worried about the same thing too when I transfer my Kuhlis to my main tank, there's 7 greedy ass Amanos that will steal any food they can get their grubby little appendages on and hide. Thinking about transferring half their population into my quarantine tank permanently and seeing if I can give them away later
How is clicking 3 fucking squares "not solvable"?
Thinking about setting up a fish tank. I had a planted freshwater tank years ago that was quite successful. Now, I'm considering a reef tank. One of the reasons for this is because it seems like marine creatures have more "personality" than freshwater. So my question is this: if I were to set up either a freshwater or saltwater peaceful tank, what are some creatures to put in it that have a lot of personality*
*i know it's hard to define personality in terms of tank animals, but hopefully you get the jist of my meaning.
When I was younger I had a tiny fishtank that came with these weird eggs that you would hatch and you would raise these tiny white seahorse looking fish things and I think they grew in the sunlight or ate algae or something. Does anybody know any fish like that or what the product was called. Its considered a toy for children if that helps
artemia aka seamonkeys aka brine shrimp
We'll you should decide early on whether or not you want to keep coral, because that also dictates what type of fish you can have. I personally think that out of all the species I've encountered (15 years in the hobby), puffer fish are in general the most interested in whats going on outside of the tank, and especially in you. But, they don't always play well with coral, and you dont want to come home to a grinning puffer after he feasted on $200 in coral
If I set up a tank today new substrate new hard scape new filter (but with media taken from a fully cycled canister filter)
Is it safe for delicate fish?
Or should I just throw in a few of my zebra Danios for a week to mini cycle it?
Hey guys, anon who got the skunk loaches here.
After a few days of them being in the tank I have observed two things
1. There has been a snail holocaust
2. The loaches have become less aggressive. In fact they might even be schooling with my Cory's
I have some pregnant platys and I'd very much like for the fry to survive. So I'm wondering if I keep my current loaches and see if this pattern of decreased aggression continues and hope they don't eat my fry or return them and hold out for a less aggressive species?
Also thinking about getting some Marimo.
Trying to decide what to round out my 10 gallon planted with.
>African dwarf frogs
My roommates want them but my friend that knows his shit has a weird hate-boner for them
love how they look but Ive been told they're boring. Do they make bubble nests?
>guppies, danios, plecos, other standard tank fare
Id write out a list of what i have to choose from but its pretty big and they all have the same specifications. how do the diffrrent species act in a tank?
At what point should I worry? My tap water is about the same
I don't have an issue keeping ammonia under control in my cycled tank, but I'm worried about my axolotl tank that is still cycling
I have a blue gourami.
She is pretty peaceful, I have never seen her make a nest.
I think they are good with tetras.
Try to get a chill one. They might try to finish off a sick or dying fish. You never know
>compare colour to chart
>doesn't really match any
Don't get a Blue Gourami for a 10 gallon, that's way too small and they grow up to 6"
Try a Dwarf Gourami, Honey Gourami (Colisa Chuna), or a shoal of Sparklers
If it's a new tank, then beneficial bacteria have to reestablish in the substrate. It's good that you have an established pad though, otherwise the ammonia probably would've screwed with your fish a bit.
For the future, if you can, it's good to bag up some old substrate in pantyhose, for example, and leave a few units of that in the new tank so that the old substrate's bacteria can work while new bacteria builds in the tank. Then take out one unit at a time over the course of a few weeks.
Well the ammonia has finally gone away after 2 days.
I'm wondering if I should transfer over my live stock now (shrimp and betta) shrimp can't tolerate any ammonia at all. So I don't know if it's a risk and I could get another spike.
On the other hand it's 90L of water, so there is some room there before ammonia builds up to dangerous levels.
>It's on everything,
there is indeed bacteria all through the substrate.
just not nitrifying bacteria.
those are aerobic and photosensitive. They need dark places to live and they require oxygen.
there isn't oxygen in most substrates. The bacteria eat it all and then die, and there's no water circulation in the substrate to bring more in.
>Have random Juwel heater from a job lot of aquarium shit I bought of some guy
>No markings to indicate tempreture
>thermostat spindle can twist around 360 degrees several times
>Set it as low as it will go
>Heating my tank 24 degrees and climbing
So either this is broken or Juwel have invented a heater that's lowest temperature is above 24
My boss passed onto me his 55g tank. Looking for cool ideas for it. Last tank had live plants and a tree trunk-ish decoration, my tetras love hanging out inside of it. All of my decorations are too small for the 55g, I'm looking to probably decorate the tank with one piece (maybe driftwood?) and live plants again.
I am going to try it.
She is a smart girl and queen of the tank
Goddamn mollies always get in the way whenever I try to photograph anything
Even my dalmatian mollie (the silver sketer) is a photo bombing bitch.
I guess this is a good thread to ask this in, what are very low maintenance aquatic (or terrestrial-terrarium) animals that I can raise?
I was thinking of looking into snails but I'm in America and there are a few popular species we aren't allowed to have. I
I have 4 ADFs in a 10 gal and I love them very much. They are very funny looking creatures cause they act and look so dumb. they are almost blind and act extremely clumsy all the time as they try to move around or eat, even falling on their backs en stuff. Only when they breath are they super pecise and they bomb pretty fast. very cute too, I always liked frogs :)
I think for most people it's a meme, because they expect insta cycle, so they throw it in, then go sit on their lazy ass and are pissed as fuck when all their fish die due to drowning in their own shit and piss.
If you know your shit, and buy the right product, and know specifically how it works, and what to do in conjunction with the product, then it should significantly increase the speed of cycling your tank.
But really, I would just take some bacteria samples from the sponge filter of an already cycled tank and put that in your own sponge filter. That's the simplest, and best guaranteed way to help boost the cycling process. It's foolproof and won't fuck up your tank.
I know there are a few in on the minnow meme, but Gold Clouds are the motherfucking shit, cute as a button and flashy as fuck, they have the flash and color of a betta, but the streak and style of a danio. Cheap, pretty, easy to take care of and just dang cool, imo.
as an Addendum, I have White Clouds, but the Gold Clouds seem to be seen more than just the basic variety, but, what ever morph you see, buy some, Ive kept 4 in my 5gal for a year so far, and they still get amped when the lights come on and eat flake or bloodworms
Pretty much any fancy breed of goldfish, but most of them have been bred into abominations. Google fantails. They are the most ascetically pleasing to the eye and physically well formed of the smaller breeds of goldfish.
I'm not sure. I got a breeder box so I'll try that for a bit, but its getting crowded in my 36g
The 1st liter had 2 survivors
The 2nd had minimal casualties and like 14 have survived. They are about 2 months old now
The third batch was the largest, easily 40 fry. They arrived on December 20th
But only 2 tedpid fry survived and still going strong among my plants
I'm assuming the adolescent rekt the rest.
I need help /aq/ I can't remember the name for a saltwater "fish" I swear I've seen a video of them and they swim/walk around on 6 legs, they are very purple and the best way I can describe them is looking like little cows, I think I saw that they hunt prey using stingers but I could be wrong. Please help me, you are my only hope.
Like this thing?
Jesus, it looks like something from Gyo...
Thinking of taking all my crystal shrimp from their 15l and putting them in their new 90l aquarium tonight.
Tank was set up new yesterday. However filter was filled with pre seeded media from a mature tank. I'll transfer over the filter from the shrimps tank too which is fully cycled.
This a bad idea?
Not too worried because of the way I set up my tank. I actually had excessive nutrients so I got duckweed and anacharis help out. I'm just dealing with a heavy case of hair algae because I recently got higher lighting.
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Anyone got experience on Humbug Catfish (Platydoras armatulus) or the Striped Dora (Platydoras costatus)?
Love the looks, the size and the temper for my upcoming 500l but don't know if they'll be worth it. I mean i don't mind not seeing them alot, but it would be nice if they would even eat during the day.
This video is inspiration
My Sailfin mollie is a complete fucking asshole.
But the hugest asshole has to be my green latern platy. He chased my last platy around to death and any fish that looks remotely weak he chases.
Im sure he was the one ripping the fins off fry too.
Super cute tho, I might get a grip of them with some blue platys and female swordtails
My dalmatian molly will not stop chasing the other mollies. Non-stop chasing, all day.
Current plan is pair of Hoplos, a little gang of cories, a school of tetras and maybe a pair of angelfish. And otos ofc
Really open for debate, will start proper planning once i get the tank cleaned up and moved to my new place. Will hop in here for ideas, the catfish are the only fish i really want to have.
I wouldn't either desu, but the video and the cories swarming everywhere looks really cool.
My tomato clown bit the tail of one of my chromis clean off the other day. Also, I had a sally lightfoot crab that would perch on top of rocks, wait for a fish to pass by, jump on their back, dig his claws into their eye sockets and pop them out. then continue to eat the fish. Lost a damsel and a clown to him before i could catch him.
How much time will a cycled sponge filter save on a new tank?
I just set up my first Walstad, and threw in the filter from my shrimp tank a few days ago.
Just tested my water, and it's
Surely, my cycle just hasn't started yet, right??
Raphaels seem to be really peacefull so im not worried about them. I had Hoplos (Megalechis thoracata i think) in my first tank with sterbais and cardinals and they never bothered them, they're just really boisterous at feeding time. I think they were my favorite fish in the tank too, cool looking and pretty active fish.
Got no special cory in mind, whatever fits the specs really. Sterbai is still strong on the list, as well as skunk cories
Depends on the markup and if your store requires a minimum order but you save a ton on overnight shipping. Smaller fish will definitely need a larger order but individual fish like larger catfish or bichirs can be ordered individually. See if the store requires a down payment, how much it is, and what's their policy of DOA orders.
Yeah, I just haven't planted anything yet. I was assuming I had about a month for it to cycle, so I was just being lazy.
I'm planning to go rock hunting on Sunday or Monday so I can scape it and get stuff planted.
How does /aq/ feel about the Fluval E series?
I was looking for a heater for my new tank. Picked up a cheap Chinese one at the shop but then saw one of these and decided since I got paid yesterday to splurge and try it out. Ofc it's like double the price of a cheap chinese one.
Seems like it would be good as it has a temp sensor in built to sense water temperature and displays it on the screen. And it adjusts it's temp based on this with microprocessor doohickies. Whereas standard heaters just use some archaic mechanical thermostat to control heat.
Is there honestly any point drip acclimating fish between two aquariums at the same tempreture and with the same tap water?
They're both at 23 degrees and to be honest the bucket of water they're being acclimated in is just dropping down to 22 degrees because of ambient air temp.
You want plants in there ASAP, and LOTS of them.. it needs to be like a jungle in there. When i start walstads, I plant the fuck out of them from the very beginning and usually let them sit for a month under my halides to let everything establish itself and a root system. THEN comes the fish. I recommend gettings lots of rooted planted in there ASAP to let them grow out. get something fast growing like water lettuce and baby tears.
It's funny you say that because a local pond is lousy with them.
Literrally thousands of free convict cichlids swimming in reclaimed water.
If I do a cichlid tank i know where I'm going.
Danios are the anti-meme when it comes to cycling. Literally they are bred and studied by scientists in laboratories because they are able to regenerate organ tissue from ammonia burn etc