Posts by Gilbert

    It depends on the plant, some you can tie with fishing line or if you want you can use like gorilla glue (or any aquarium/water safe superglue).


    Others need and like to be planted into the substrate, and some like to float to the top (hard to say what plant you are saying you need help with specifically).



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I was thinking about purchasing some for the small aquariums that stores sell (those ones less than a gallon of water) for some plants and decorations to be kept inside - but curious on if this makes sense ethically as it gives the impression these products sell and to keep stocking them.


    Is this just me over thinking it since everything at a store is profit driven, or does my thinking make sense?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    So I normally don’t purchase used tanks due to always needing to either reseal them, or the trim being damaged, or heavy scratches on the glass - but, I couldn’t pass up this cheap tank. The only problem I have is that it has a white haze on the glass all around (which somewhat fully disappears when it’s filled with water).


    I’m not too sure if this was used as a freshwater tank, brackish, saltwater, or some aquatic reptile tank due to how this haze is. Anyone have an idea to clean it off? I’ve tried taking a razor blade to it and it comes off (but in super small lines/sections), and I’m not trying to put marks in the glass either.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I mostly just use Omega One when possible or Fluval since they appear to have a new “Bug Bites” brand that is pretty healthy.


    Just avoid the foods that have the fillers listed as the first like 3-4 ingredients since those ones are garbage



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    It seems that I always read online that people think that the GloFish are injected with dyes and not genetically bred - but people also get mad that they are playing with genes and think it’s extremely harmful for the fish.


    With the new lines of fish species being included and sold under GloFish, what are your thoughts on this?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Sweet thank you! Not sure why every single place said something totally different, or was noted it could be due to sap leaking from the wood or other bad things.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I would avoid this due to what Avery said, a lot of rainwater has acid in it due to the pollution from everyday life (vehicles, buildings, things burning, etc.). So it’s not so much of a good idea unless you live somewhere that the cost of water is extremely high or hard to get clean water.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Posting for a friend, since we both can’t figure out why his tank has all of his new driftwood covered in this white algae or mold. No fish are in there, and it’s currently cycling, but it almost feels like slime but a tad harder to pull off (you can’t just use the water current to have it tear pieces off).


    I searched online and it’s hit or miss with this either being common or something else. Any advice?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I know that an aquarium chiller isn’t really too widely used for common freshwater tanks, so what do you guys do when the weather gets pretty warm and the tank goes above 80 degrees or even higher during summer months?


    Do you guys do large water changes with cold water, or use ice cubes, or do some other method to make the water cool down (but not too much to shock them with)?



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


    I’m sure that you have seen the tons of videos shared online of this Carbon like cube, getting dropped into a tank and bubbling like crazy. Once it does that, then the tank appears magically crystal clear moments later in the next screenshot of the video. Have you guys tried this, and if so what are you thoughts?


    I’m not too sure on how carbon will be hugely beneficial, since it does pull things out of the water, but it’s just as those carbon bags but instead in a cube like form instead. It honestly seems like a money grab at first since the surface area of the carbon is what matters the most, and not so much on the size or the shape that it is in.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I probably would say that I tend to test my water parameters once a month (unless keeping a very sensitive fish species such as Discus or so). Otherwise I would only test it if I noticed that something was off with some of the fish.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    I used to stick to name brand equipment, but I honestly find that some off brand equipment can be almost the same quality while being like over half the cost (and even if it breaks after a few years I still save since it’s half the cost or less).



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk