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sandybottom

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  1. what kind of light is that?

    It is a Finnex Rugeray-R LED light: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BP6QGIS/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    that is what i thought. was looking at these.i have a couple of the regular fugerays. if you could give a review/update in a month or so i would appreciate it.i have a mr.aqua 4 gallon,still in box for the last year. i want to set it up soon.i want either another fugeray or the fugeray-r.


  2. i use canisters,hobs and sponge filters.on my goldie tank i run a fluval 306 and a sunsun hw-303b. in my opinion i like the sunsuns. they are half the price of a fluval or eheim. they have quite the following now.they are made by the same company that makes the aquatop,all pond solutions(uk) and gretch. they then rebrand them.i love having two canister filters on my tank.i have one set up as a biological filter with a sponge prefilter.the other is set up as a mechanical filter.i only clean the bio filter 3-4 times a year.

    if your pump is loud a good trick is to hang it inside of your cabinet in a small bag. i recycled a mesh orange bag for this.hang it so it does not touch the cabinet walls.


  3. i have the same plant in 4 of the 5 of my tanks.it will go through a transition stage ,where it will lose its small leaves and grow others that are a bit larger.with proper care it will grow quite fast.i have it under low-medium lighting and it produces pretty pink leaves.hygro is great to have in planted tanks because it shows nutrient deficiencies before all of the other plants. you can correct the nutrients and the plant will quickly bounce back. it shows potassium deficiencies the most.these will show as small pin holes. one of my favorite easy to grow plants.


  4. the screws used for driftwood are galvanized.they will not rust.

    I recently had issues with my brand new (got it in late December) galvanized stock tank losing its coating after an air stone was run on the bottom of it. I'm not sure of galvanized metals anymore after that. I could just be paranoid though.

    could it have been oxidation or galvanic corrosion?


  5. he is looking pretty weak.he is upside down now.not sure if i want to start him on it.he has never had a problem with sbd until the day that i gave him the mms.then again maybe i should put him on the general cure and take him off of the mms.i am breaking the mms up into thirds now,and they are still making him floaty.he is having a bad reaction to them it seems.it is too late to get him any meds tonight,hopefully he will make it into the morning.

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