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by geronimo69
Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: where do you get your water from?
Replies: 55
Views: 4548

Re: where do you get your water from?

IME, cheap plastic tubing does not work well, especially under vacuuming. Python's tubing is actually pretty high quality and is quite lasting. I still us one well over 25 years old which still has its original tubing. It is a bit discolored (a like brownish tint) but still works just fine. Having ...
by geronimo69
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: where do you get your water from?
Replies: 55
Views: 4548

Re: where do you get your water from?

If your python isn't long enough... go to Home Depot or something and get 150 feet of plastic tubing for $10 and change the tube on your python. Easy and cheap. I bought the "ends" of mine second hand and bought the tube seperate. Works awesome.
by geronimo69
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Newly set up planted tank - advice needed
Replies: 24
Views: 1805

Re: Newly set up planted tank - advice needed

I just want to say the tank looks very nice!
by geronimo69
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not good
Replies: 16
Views: 2890

Re: Not good

I was kinda wondering the same... totally sucks, but is it a forced sale? Hate when things like this happen.
by geronimo69
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: ANYONE HAND FEED THEIR FAHAKA???
Replies: 49
Views: 3968

Re: ANYONE HAND FEED THEIR FAHAKA???

I don't find there's ever a need to hand feed any of my fish. I also do not use the "tweezer" method... I let my filtration take care of messy bits of food my fish don't eat. Weekly 50% WC on all my tanks except the marine. I'm also trying a small experiment with a Pothos plant. I have a bunch with ...
by geronimo69
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Moderator-bertie83
Replies: 16
Views: 5273

Re: New Moderator-bertie83

CONGRATS! :grats:
by geronimo69
Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: fahaka and plants
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: fahaka and plants

They like to bite everything to see if it's edible. I always find small pieces of plastic leaves in my sump lol.
by geronimo69
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Cenote Tanganyika: 300G Mbu build thread (56K warning)...
Replies: 20
Views: 12067

Re: Cenote Tanganyika: 300G Mbu build thread (56K warning)...

I've noticed the same thing about my Fahaka... He hasn't gotten longer lately, but seems to be gaining "girth" lol.

He's about 10" now, in a 150 gal. I've had him for about 2.5 years now. He was the size of a nickel when I bought him for $40.
by geronimo69
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Marineland 65 Gallon Saltwater Tank W/ Corner-Flo
Replies: 11
Views: 2267

Re: Marineland 65 Gallon Saltwater Tank W/ Corner-Flo

Corner flo? Do you mean corner over-flo? Sounds like this tank requires a sump... not so much a hidden filter ;-)

PM me. I'll tell you all about setup.
by geronimo69
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Cenote Tanganyika: 300G Mbu build thread (56K warning)...
Replies: 20
Views: 12067

Re: Cenote Tanganyika: 300G Mbu build thread (56K warning)...

That fish is gorgeous. Love it. If he lived in a 125 for 2 years at that size... I'm sure he'll be fine for 10 in this tank. Not like a few more inches will make a difference... and as far as water chemistry goes, that filtration/WC schedule will be plenty. Well done!
by geronimo69
Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: 40 gallon F8 community
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Re: 40 gallon F8 community

Gorgeous setup! Love the moon lights!
by geronimo69
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Mangroves in Tank
Replies: 21
Views: 2699

Re: Mangroves in Tank

That ref is not awful, but is not a very good primer on handling mangroves indoors. Perhaps if the author had used much more and better light, he would have had better growth and nutrient utilization and less leaf drop (which is likely a response to inadequate humidity levels). Salt marsh/shore pla...
by geronimo69
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Mantis Shrimp
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Re: Mantis Shrimp

Gooburz wrote:Oh I agree, this one was still on the smaller side but I thought to be kinda large. I didn't realize just how big they can get, or how agressive they are. Almost make puffers look like kittens with how mean they are.
Until we start looking at some larger, ocean dwelling puffers 8)
by geronimo69
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: have MTS in my pea puffer tank!
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

Re: have MTS in my pea puffer tank!

The MTS are feeding on dying and decaying plants. Slowing feeding will not slow the MTS. I have a heavily planted 55 gallon with 2 albino senegal bichirs, 3 bristlenose plecos, and literally thousands of MTS. They are amazing for cleaning, and turning over your substrate (even though only the surfa...
by geronimo69
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: have MTS in my pea puffer tank!
Replies: 13
Views: 2809

Re: have MTS in my pea puffer tank!

The MTS are feeding on dying and decaying plants. Slowing feeding will not slow the MTS. I have a heavily planted 55 gallon with 2 albino senegal bichirs, 3 bristlenose plecos, and literally thousands of MTS. They are amazing for cleaning, and turning over your substrate (even though only the surfac...