July 2012 Blog Posts (16)

African Butterfly Fish questions

I have decided I want to change my 55 Gallon to a riparium. If you havent heard of them check them out here(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV8TnMj_E5A&feature=plcp). I think they are awesome and will add something new to a planted tank. I wanted to add a African Butterfly fish but its something Ive never keep before. Ive done a little reasearch and know they will jump and have the potential to glide across the…


Added by Travis McCray on July 30, 2012 at 6:40pm — 5 Comments

Under ground filter distress!

Whats up fishtank peeps!

I've got a dilemma about my ugf's! I have a 125&55 that is 3+ years old and am trying to go planted!

I know DIRT is best but am trying to work around it till next year? Time and money +fish issues keep me restrained at this time! I've heard many opinions about ugf's and plants! Since i heard reverse flow powerheads work better,i switched to them along with 2 36" t-5 ho duals,magnum 350 canister,350 bio-wheel hob filters.I'm thinking of going with a…


Added by greg melton on July 29, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

discus pair lay eggs again

The pair have eggs not even a week after being separated from their last fry of 7 weeks

Added by Sidney Hornsby on July 27, 2012 at 9:33pm — 3 Comments

building up again

so came back from a trip to see that my tank was nearly destroyed. after a whole day of fixing cleaning dosing and changing i think my tank is going to survive im buying some duckweed and java moss to eat up more nutrients so no algae can grow and i got some black sand to help keep the plant roots down cuz the fluval stratum is too light. fish are healthy got new clowns and new pleco who are still shy any  advice on getting the pleco to come out more? 

Added by Austin Graystone on July 27, 2012 at 6:37pm — 4 Comments


Hey do you think I can fit 2 oto cats in a 10 gallon with lots of love plants and 5 ghostshrimp

Added by micheal on July 27, 2012 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

Anyone got anything new to talk about????

This site is starting to bore me same stuff every week! Fill me in with some new ideas! Diy stuff is good im always looking to save money!

Added by Mr awesome on July 26, 2012 at 2:12am — 3 Comments

Moving tips

I am getting married in January, and will be moving out of my parents home. I am terrified about moving my tanks. I have about 5 set up. Ranging from 120 to 10 gallons. I plan on reducing to the 120 and a 55. I really do not want any loss. Some of my rainbowfish are relatively rare, or i have raised from eggs. The 120 (my main display tank) is what i am most worried about. The fish are rather large and it is heavily planted.

So far my plan is to leave the tank set up here, while i set up… Continue

Added by Zack on July 20, 2012 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

My Jewel Cichlid "Busta"

Still Doing Good! Still Breeding!:p (Sorry Guys :( I took it from my iPhone... I Was Busy and didn't have time to use my REAL camera...)

Added by MonstaFish on July 18, 2012 at 1:43pm — 2 Comments

Sexing Gold Nugget Plecos

Does anyone know how to sex a Gold Nugget Pleco? L-18 if I recall correctly. 

Added by D on July 14, 2012 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

Tetra Flora Pride

20 Gallon Tall.

4 Goldfish, 4 Koi, 4 Apple Snails, 3 Zebra Botia, 4 Gouramis, 1 Spotted Raphael.Mostly wrong for a planted, but they dont bother the plants though.

Plants -Cabomba Caroliniana, Anacharis, Sagitaria chilensis, Vallisneria.

No CO2 added, I guess the fishes bio load handles that. Use of Tetra Flora Pride as directed on bottle. In Trinidad we're limited unlike you guys! Peat moss ,sand, clay in the pots.Lighting 1 13Watts Compact Fluorescent, 12 hours a…


Added by Terrance Gayapersad on July 11, 2012 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Jewel Cichlid SPAWN!

Well.... They Did it AGAIN!

Added by MonstaFish on July 9, 2012 at 10:19pm — 7 Comments

Going Fluval !

Well I've calmed down from my recent upset with CF500 Aquatop filter disaster .  I've ordered me a Fluval 405 canister that should be here in a few days or so .  I'm going to miss the UV sterilizer feature that came with Aquatop's filter ,  but I will at the time I can afford a good sterilizer get one .  I think they are a very good item to use in aquariums .  I have a Fluval 305 already on my 55 gal.…


Added by Eric Von Roberts on July 9, 2012 at 12:45pm — 4 Comments

Wierd Angelfish

So i got baby angelfish a couple weeks ago and i got 2 from the same pet store and other 2 are from different pet stores so acouple days ago i saw one with ick so i got some medication and started treating it and after i finished treating it i saw one of the bigger ones was acting wierd it gulping air from the top and it tries to keep swimming up but then it just floats down then it goes back up then sometimes it does a little back flip then it keeps gulping or it just sits in one place all…


Added by Foster Walkus on July 7, 2012 at 8:32pm — 6 Comments

Aqua-top CF500 UV Sterilizer canister filter .

Well I raved on and on about how good this filter was . And now I'm eating it .  A couple of weeks ago it started loosing it's prime . I would get it set back up and it would run for a day or so . And loose it's prime again .  Well this is about the fourth time I got it restarted and pumping water! Well this time it went for a few days and I noticed that the water level in the aquarium had dropped about maybe two…


Added by Eric Von Roberts on July 7, 2012 at 4:48am — 4 Comments

cooling fan

i just purcesed a cooling fan and was afraid it wouldnt work, but to my surprise it cooled down from 88 to 84 in 1 day of use...its the zoo med fan i highly recamend this product.

Added by cartermecey on July 2, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

3week old Discus Fry


well these discus fry are doing amazing they are standing to get some if their color. They are looking a pinkish color as you can tell.the parents are doing good too. So if anyone has a question they want me to answer about them just comment below and Ill give you an answer.

Added by Sidney Hornsby on July 1, 2012 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

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