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  1. of course more filtration would be better! as long as you dont have some Tsunami forces or something going on in that tank you shall be fine.
  2. Just wanted to share some edited pictures i just , well edited now of my betta. i got bored and look at the many thousand of pictures i have on adobe lightoom, which is mainly what i use to edit my pictures. found some stock non edited pictures of my Betta which passed away a while ago. anyways you guys may remember him, crownskis. anywho, just decided to post my edited shots. only 2 really, decided to even use em for my flickr and my avatar. though he looks squished in the avatar. feel free to click the image and it opens up in larger res if you'd like to check that out. i will also be doing a nice cool betta thread in a bed so keep on eye out for that. enjoi
  3. only time i ever had a pleco attack a goldie was when one got trapped on the intake tube. but aside from that they were fine. plus if you had space, and something to entertain a pleco, i.e. spots and what not. then it should be fine. especially if they are baby sized. i had a 3-4 inch pleco with goldies a while back. and it was fine. in my 55 tropical tank. i had a common pleco, 6 inch, with smalll fish. no issues. both died though over time. odd deaths. now i have a small 3 inch rubber nose pleco. no issue. i dunno, i guess it can vary. the attitude of the pleco. but i wouldnt worry to much. just keep his belly full and you wont see him munching away on other things.. D:
  4. The six are in a 55. Dun worry, I do good water changes and I'll be getting a big tank once I move out. ...which is... sometime. ahh. i wasnt concerned about overstocking actually haha. it just seemed like a fairly big tank. figured it was bigger than mine. when its actually the same. but the illusion of bare bottom vs heavily planted tricked me. if anything, filtration would save you luckily though switching from tank to tank with a barebottom is a whole different story. as for me. if i ever go bigger. holy moses. the work i would have ahead of me.. D:
  5. haha looks like they are having a party! when they are all together. how big is your tank?
  6. i have a tetra heater, at least i think its tetra, anyways, the light turns on and off when it neeeds to change the temp to maintain it. which i assume a lot of heaters do. but if the temps are dropping. maybe something is wrong. have you tried contacting hagen?
  7. ahh yes, dumb me, i should have pointed that out as well. with the inverts, and ODing the fish. you mainly use though according to gallons and the amount of plants. like if you have a 100 gallon tank but 2 plants. your not going to treat the tank with 100 gallon dose ratio or else your fish shall be harmed with the supplement. great thing to point out Kateana! and C02 would be very nice to have. but $$$ is quite an issue. D: and space at times, to hide such a set up.
  8. holy smokes! some of thse are just... MASSSIIVE ! and some very attractive as well XD
  9. haha great shots! i love their wens! .. now we should, or maybe you should? to make it fair. a betta thread. that would be very cool. we cant cover alll fish obviously, but i guess various goldies and bettas would be cool. what do you think? shall we poll it?
  10. CatfishSoup

    Betta And A 20 Long

    i had a betta in a 55 gallon tank... !!!!! he was fine for a verryy long time ! so you will for sure be fine !
  11. http://www.bigalsonline.ca/Fish_Plant-Care_Fertilizers-Additives_Multi-Purpose-Plant-Food-Supplement_9165569_102.html?tc=fish this. You can buy this online or at any Big Als location. great price, i bought one medim sized bottle for my 55 gallon. has lasted months, almost done it, but it works great, i need about 2.5-3 cap fulls to treat my 55 gallon. Doesnt promote algae, i treat my tank once a week, after every water change. and it doesnt have.. something which wont harm the fish, so it works great. its a multi purpose thing, you can always get this: http://www.bigalsonline.ca/Fish_Plant-Care_Fertilizers-Additives_Flourish-Excel_8065537_102.html?tc=fish works well apparently, havent owned it but i have heard good things. its a bit more precise, in the sense that it isnt multipurpose, supplement wise.They also have a phosphorous one which is good if you own red colored plants, they need more of that, plus strong lighting. hope this helps sometimes plants have their "melting" periods, but anubias are pretty darn hardy, so its a bit odd to see this happening.
  12. Oh thanks, I wasnt sure what the pink one was called... I just call it "the pink one" During the day I have all the lights on, but at night when we're watching tele, I only have the pink one on and the tank looks so nice with just that one on I know what you mean about the T8s though.... I have 8x T5 tubes in my 170g and like them much better I just did my first water change since having all the fish! I was so nervous about getting the temp right LOL and the blue rams were so naughty They were all so fascinated by the siphon - I had to concentrate extremely hard not suck one up!! my fish usually swim away from the siphon but rescently they have .. started to like it? and some get way to curious ! XD rams are beautiful fish in my opinion. but they ... well at least at my lfs, go for like 10 bucks each, which is a bit much for me. for such a small fish. one day. ahh get tropical if you dont have any yet! exciting set of fish !
  13. 90 watts is pretty good. and the pink one if i am not mistaken, is called a roseate bulb. pronounced not as spelt XD its an odd word. but 90 watts is pretty good. maybe the fact that is t8 may not be as effecient as T5 but hey its worth a try ! i forget what the rule is though with watts to gallons. i think its gallons divided by watts. or vise versa. whatever number you get is the amount of watts per gallon. i dunno . its worth the try though like i said. live plants are very rewarding in my opinion. especially when they grow out nicely
  14. well then. i must admit, it took a while to read all this, but it was well worth it as i am still learning. interesting debate this has become here. all of you have great knowledge of this, and i feel that most of you know well enough what you are doing. bodoba makes a great point that the D and D section is more so your novice group, so teaching them that water changes is a must. is a good habit to teach. D and D though also consists of people , such as a lot of people on koko's that do know what they are doing, but at times. get stuck. it happens. i dont know much of this stuff, but i have learned from all this, so i do thank you guys for starting this.... formal debate i suppose. in conclusion though, i do feel that its safe to say that everyone here has good knowledge about what they are currently talking about, and maybe instead of being annoyed, or arguing with one another, it would be nice to TEACH one another as i have learned some interesting stuff as well. what i have noticed is that OP has their own method of keeping their water clean, and so do other posters. its just habbits, luck, skill and overall knowledge which i feel are unique to everyone, and of course some general knowledge and skill which more or less, should be followed. Now if i lost you guys a bit is, this is what i mean, OP has a barebottom tank it seems, but has been able to counter her argument with crushed coral, etc. while other posters have their own method to dealing with their water quality with substrate, sand, type of fish etc. so in the end. i say it would be nice if maybe we can get some more threads involving various techniques or ideas all shared together. almost like a wikipedia page. we all contribute. something like this thread, but maybe without the sort of arguing part as some people know more than others, so they cannot expect everyone to be at the same skill level. just my 2 cents!
  15. sounds like that i am one of the few tetra whisper owners that actually have it working 100 percent. and all the other ones go kaput! D: and this fluval 405 seems great, but its not cheap . just checked it out. 250 ! which is a bit much for me. i at least already have a filter, so i could just add in one more. but for you, if i am not mistaken, its a completely new set up. so i guess you could consider it. though if its too much, the biowheel seems great!
  16. never heard of it :S sounds a bit bootleg but gunbunnyj says its good. :S
  17. thank you the tank is healing after my plants were going south on me due to low lighting but now thats fixed and so they have really turned around. as for the loach, its non scientific name is the Zebra Loach, sort of like a yo-yo loach, they look very similar, but the yo yo loach is a "yellow" fish. so the fish which are like. proceed with caution. and last time i bought one of those type of fish. didnt go well. had to get rid of them. so, instead i got this guy though when i bought it, they actually named it botia loach, which is i believe the more fancier name you could say. but yeah cool fish. gets along well with my clown loach and ruby shark. they seem to dance around at times. i really have noo clue to explain it. happened once. D: concerned me but then i realized they were fine.
  18. i agree with devil duck. a buddy of mine owns a couple angels. one of his first ones was the biggest ones, and so when adding new angels to the tank, they would figght, bite each other, face to face. but then after they decide who is the bigger man, they then settle down and thats the end of that. so i wouldnt be surprised if there was a manly turf fight. but , thats just about it XD as for live plants.. i sooo very recommend it! if you got stock lighting, there arent TOOO many low lighting plants. but the few that do exist are very nice and hardy ! and as for the dead fish thing. i guess its inevitable but they are usually discovered early enough to cause anyy harm at all.
  19. oh god here we go again. haha i had a very similar thread. but for a 55 gallon. though i will say, aquaclear is great, biowheels are great and so are the tetra whisper series. Though from much discussion, when cleaning or moving cartridges and you may get all the gunk in your tank. the biowheel eliminated that issue. though on noise, people said whisper. on price, aquaclear. all great in the end. you cant go wrong.
  20. hey thats a good price. i wouldnt mind getting one soon enough. dunno if i really need it but it would clean a lot which is good.
  21. ahh i love red. its my favorite color. despite the fact that bettas can be uber colorful. the simple ones like the first shot is great. great looking bettas
  22. thanks everyone. the lack of flash or better exposure doesnt really show off his true colors, especially at iso 1600. anyways. as for the dream with the betta in a drawer... that is weird ! hahah some dream. i say get one !
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