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JettsPapa

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  1. I wouldn't go that far, and I'm the man who eats a breakfast taco, I mean burrito, at least 5 days a week.
  2. I'm not a mod either, but I've been following the history thread and didn't see anything there that I thought would be a problem.
  3. You might check. I'm pretty sure Xtreme fish foods are available from sources other than Aquarium Co-op.
  4. You said "I have not had ammonia over 0.25 or nitrites over 0.50". While I agree that's not ideal, it's my impression that as long as those combined levels don't get over 1.0 your fish will be fine. To keep it simple, I'd say just do water changes when needed to keep it from getting any higher. Also, I've seen reported other places, and believe it's true, that the API test has a 0.25 ppm margin of error, so a reading of 0.25 ppm doesn't necessarily mean you have a problem. I've also seen reports that the reading may be correct and you still don't have a problem because the ammonia was just produced and the bacteria colony just hasn't had time to handle that small amount yet. If it wasn't for your small nitrite reading I'd say this is probably the case here.
  5. This one is pretty close: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/collections/air-accessories/products/usb-nano-air-pump. I take a plant weight, bend it into an S-shaped hook, and use it to hang those on the back of the tanks. That way they're out of sight, and high enough there's no need for a check valve.
  6. It's a lot of food for just a few shrimp, but take a look at
  7. They can certainly be sucked up into filters if you don't have the intake covered with a sponge or something similar, which is why many experienced shrimp keepers use sponge filters. They are also very good at hiding. Are there fish in the tank with them? Almost all fish will eat shrimp if they can fit one in their mouth, and I've even seen some attack and tear apart a shrimp that was too large to swallow whole.
  8. That was it. Thanks. It was auto-filling with my user name, and I overlooked where it says, in plain English, to use the email address.
  9. I ordered some of these a while ago: https://www.aquariumcoop.com/collections/fish-food/products/xtreme-shrimpee-sinking-sticks, and have been feeding them once a week or so, along with some other stuff. I happened to walk by my red rili tank yesterday evening after dropping in a few of them. I think the answer to the question is a resounding "Yes".
  10. I usually follow the forum from my desktop, but tried to log on yesterday and again just now from my phone (Android, using Firefox). I fill in the information and tap the green "Sign In" bar, but nothing happens. Any ideas?
  11. I have red, red rili, blue, and just started a tank with yellows. I think the blue ones are my favorites.
  12. Plant some water wisteria, then throw in some guppy grass and hornwort. It can get as dense as you let it.
  13. The second and third pictures, and the last two I believe are crypts.
  14. Thanks for posting that. I'm a big fan, and in fact consider The Ballad of Curtis Loew one of the best songs ever recorded, but I'd never heard this one.
  15. So have dwarf gouramis, unless they never had much to begin with.
  16. Back when I was working as a carpenter I was told "The sign of a good carpenter isn't how few mistakes he makes, but by how well he fixes them."
  17. I feel the same way about Elmer Kelton's books. If you go to your local book store you'll find his work in the Westerns section (if they have any), but in my opinion they're historically accurate novels that just happen to be set mostly in Texas from the early part of the 19th century up until the turn of the 20th century, though one of his better known books was set in the 1950's. He grew up on a working ranch hearing stories from people who either lived through that period or knew people who had. Unlike most Western novels, his characters are mostly just ordinary people dealing with life and real situations, instead of being 7' tall and invincible.
  18. Howdy from Grimes County, TX (I live between Navasota and Hempstead).
  19. I've had two pea puffers in a heavily planted 40 gallon breeder tank with pearl gouramis, serpae tetras, pristella tetras, and Corydoras trilineatus for two months, and so far I haven't seen any aggression issues.
  20. I've never been a big Charlie Daniels fan, except for this song:
  21. Crypts are a good choice for small tanks. They're easy to grow, readily available, come in several varieties, and don't get too large. Edit: . . . and you can occasionally pull them up and separate them to make more plants.
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