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  1. Quite awesome, Miss Fang! Kupo and Chibi are looking great and super pics as well! Nice job with them! Telescopes, eh?
  2. Great vids as always, Helen! Everybody looks awesome!
  3. I'm running 8 AquaClear filters and have had these for almost 3 years. During this time I've never encountered any problems at all with mine. As Alex mentions the AC70 will push 300 gph which will give you your required 10x filtration for your 30 gal tank. In my opinion, AquaClears are amongst the best when it comes to HOB filters.
  4. Beauty! Most people on here can be considered enablers (excluding myself, of course). Congratulations on a great choice, Cindy!
  5. Wow! What a looker! Great choice, Cindy! Another telescope, eh?
  6. Nice job on the trop tank, Miss Fang! the Black Neons are awesome, the Peppers are very cool, and everyone else is looking good too. Congrats on your dozen of Black Neons...
  7. Nice! As long as you soak the mediums for 5 min and only offer about 2 pellets per fish per feeding they'll do just fine. I'm now starting to buy the medium pellets in a 10 lb. bucket. Good stuff! BTW Fiddy Cent cracks me up haha
  8. Beauties, Susan! There's nothing like the site of seeing a broadtail Moor in your tank, that's for sure. I don't think you can ever have enough of these!
  9. Usually the Omega One medium pellets can be handled by most sizes of goldfish. When you graduate to the Omega One large pellets is when you know you've got some monster fish on your hands. Most of my telescopes will take them except for a few of the smaller ones and after a while of flipping them around they can get them down too.
  10. hey Helen those Snagger butt shots are NOT tasteful. Just sayin....
  11. They look great, Rai! Very nice! Awesome job on the calico bug eyes. Telescopes, eh?
  12. Very nice, CG! RG's are great, eh? Great picks! Telescopes, eh?
  13. Stopped last night at the new Petsmart that opened this week in my city. I purchased 2 Bronze Corys and 2 Emerald Green Corys for my tropical tank. Also picked up a container of Tubifex. They had a decent selection of GF notably a tank of Shubies and Sarassa Comets that Miss Fang would have liked.
  14. Nice job, Fede! They all look awesome! Telescopes, eh?
  15. Awesome as always, Miss Helen. Kudos on the patches bugeye gang.
  16. They look great, Molly! Awesome group! Nice job! Next time telescopes, eh?
  17. Hey Una.... Looks like some of the other members have already answered most of your questions with some very good information but I'll throw in a couple of things. 1. Tank size- I use the one inch per gallon rule of thumb when stocking my tropical tanks. As a rule this keeps the bio load light and gives your fish more room to roam as well as grow. I keep a 20 gal tank right now for my trops with 6 Corys. 2. Water- With most individuals of this species, water properties are not critical. Most thrive in water with a pH level of 6.0-8.0, a hardness of 2-25 dH, and a temperature of 72-82 degrees F (22-28 degrees C). I keep my pH levels at 6.8-7.0. 3. Food- Live foods such as aquatic insects, white worms, tubifex, brine shrimp,insect larvae, wafers, pellets, and flakes. 4. Substrate- As long as the gravel is rounded with no sharp edges it should be fine. Gravel with sharp edges will damage the barbels. Fine sand usually is your best bet which encourages their foraging ability. 5. Group size- Hidr told me that Corys thrive in groups of 6 or more which I agree with through my own experience. Although the group of 6 doesn't necessarily have to be all of the same species, I recommend at least 2 of each as all Corys get along fine with never any aggression towards other species. They will do well in a group of 2-3 however I've found the larger the group the more activity you'll see in your Corys. Good hiding places as well as a larger group atmosphere will certainly eliminate stress as well and actually promote breeding activity. 6. Planet Catfish- Kristi hooked me up with this site which I feel is the best Cory Cat info site out there as well as having it's own forum. Descriptions and photos of all species of Corys make this site second to none concerning Cory Cats. Tons of info for anything that you may need. http://www.planetcatfish.com/ Hope that helps!
  18. Hey Una.....I have to leave for work shortly but I'll get on tonight and get some information to you.
  19. Very nice Chrissy....I like the Black Skirt Tetras. The tank looks great too! Nice job!
  20. Nice to hear, Crystal! Good to see you coming back with the GF! Telescopes maybe?
  21. Quite awesome, Molly! They look great! Get some sleep, eh?
  22. Looking good, Koko! Nice job! Another black in the future from Tommy, perhaps? I'm just askin.....
  23. The clan looks great as always Helen.......perfection!
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