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July 6th, 2013

mermaid @ 07:52 pm

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July 2nd, 2013

Moving tank across a room/ to a new stand @ 06:15 pm

I'm moving a 29 gal stocked tank to a new stand...is the easiest way to do this simply drain/remove everything (minus the gravel), move the tank, and put everything back in? I obviously want the least stressful option for the fish. Since it's a 29 gal and moving a tank with any amount of water in general is a bad idea, I figure it's just better to drain it, catch the fish, and set it all back up again. Ideas? Or just go with the obvious choice?

March 7th, 2013

Filter Issues @ 02:57 pm

Hello folks,

I seem to be having a problem (?) with the HOB filter in our 20 gallon. It's an aquaclear 70, with sponge and biomax in the basket. There is also a sponge on the intake, as we have small fish.

I've noticed that the output has slowed to more of a trickle than a nice full fall. I checked the fit of the uptake and it seems to be in properly, I've cleaned the impeller, and removing the sponge on the uptake doesn't help. The only thing that seems to temporarily remedy the situation is pushing down on the basket (which leads me to think that I may have too much media in there?). Unfortunately, I can't get it to stay in a position to allow for better water flow.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be? Is it detrimental to the fish to not have a complete flow/current coming from the output?

Thanks in advance.

February 13th, 2013

Questions about a Fantail Goldfish @ 06:38 pm

I'm somewhat new to fish ownership. Although technically the fish I am taking care of belong to my nephew and my brother takes care of them because he knows more about them and has had fish tanks for a long time. We have a 55gallon tank, 2 good sized filters and a bubble bar, with two regular goldfish and one fantail. We've had the fantail who is a calico, going on 3yrs now, she's softball sized. (not kidding) She has lots of personality, tries to jump out of the tank when we feed her and has her little antics and personality.

On to the problem.

She keeps laying on her back and floating around the tank for hours, she will flip herself over, like she feels better and acts like herself again before doing the back floating thing again. My brother changed the food and says she's constipated and honestly doesn't seem to care whether she dies or not. One of the other fish almost died a few months back and he did bring the fish back to health. My brother has said to use smashed up cooked peas in order to help with it. But otherwise won't help me. Any help would be great if you guys could help me out. I really don't want to see her die if it's something we can fix.

January 30th, 2013

Vita-Chem & Seachem Garlic @ 12:19 pm


So I've been posting on Fishlore about my betta problems, two of my four guys are having tail problems - probably fin rot - but I'm wondering about using Vita-Chem and Seachem Garlic as treatment. I've heard good things about Vita-Chem and the reviews on amazon were pretty good so I went on ahead and purchased it, but I'm a little more hesitant on the garlic. I also heard good things about the Kordon protect stuff but I'm not sure if it'll interact with the Vita-Chem. I've got maracyn two at home, but I'm hoping I won't have to use it, so any advice on these meds or something else that's easier on the guys would be very much appreciated! Each betta is in a 10G divided tank with another male (so if it's contagious at all, I've got 4 sick bettas) but the problems started when they were in separate 2.5Gs. I've only recently put them in the 10Gs... Not sure if that info makes a difference, but I thought I'd include it!

(x-posted t betta_flarebettas amp betta_flare)

January 27th, 2013

January 8th, 2013

Guppy Diet? @ 07:45 pm

I have a quick question. Most things I read say that guppies should get a vegetable based tropical flake. Of course, none of the pet stores in the area sell them. Until I get hold of veggie flakes, does the following diet sound OK for guppies?

Monday - TetraMin Plus Flakes
Tuesday - Omega One Veggie Rounds
Wednesday - Omega One Super Color Flakes
Thursday - San Francisco Bay Emerald Entree
Friday - Tetra Color Flakes
Saturday - Frozen Pea
Sunday - San Francisco Bay Bloodworms OR Freshwater Frenzy OR Spirulina Brine Shrimp

Thank you everyone.

January 5th, 2013

pix of crayfish @ 09:25 pm

Laying eggs.
crayfish laying
Here she is with the eggs.
crayfish eggs

marmorkrebs @ 09:17 pm

According to wiki these are the gals I have in my tanks. Now what am I going to do with all those babies? The local fish club has enough now.

The one in my neon tank just laid eggs last night and she has a lot of blue in her claws. The others all look like the pic in the link.


December 28th, 2012

(no subject) @ 10:21 am

My husband and I are getting into fishkeeping. Currently, we just have a little one gallon tank, but definitely need to move up in size. We have 2 comet goldfish that we bought on a complete whim, and obviously this isn't enough room for them to be happy for a long time in.

We want to buy a good size aquarium, as we really both enjoy this so far. We have a 30" long, 14" deep built-in shelf in our bedroom that we want to put this aquarium in.

Thing is, we really don't know how to go about getting this set up. We were looking at reviews online, and some said that Aqueon was the best type of filter/setup to go with. I was wondering though if it matters what type of actual aquarium it is, and then just get a really good filter? Or should we just go with the best all around? HELP!

Sorry for all the silly questions. Any help would be wonderful!

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