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by Andyt.
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Help !!
Topic: fry mysteriously dying...
Replies: 42
Views: 18327

An observation on the pH and KH situation... adding sodium bicarb to increase KH works but is an incomplete remedy. KH is comprised of more than just sodium bicarb. Calcium and magnesium are important and often overlooked components of KH. I mention this because calcium and magnesium might also be n...
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: General Fish Chat
Topic: Tetra Bactozyme = Smelly Water, Any Experiences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Bactozym is a new product to me, but since it is a capsule and they do not say that it has live bacteria but rather state it contains enzymes, I have a guess as to what it is. Most likely the capsules contain the concentrated enzymes of heterotrophic "sludge eating" bacteria. Certainly that would he...
by Andyt.
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Stealing fish? Lemme tell you a story...
Replies: 7
Views: 2898

Barbie, you are so right about the dog! One store I worked at the owner had a doberman named Nothing (yep, that was really his name!) who stayed behind the register. Things got stolen, but much less than at other stores. I was there when a customer started screaming at the owner about not getting a ...
by Andyt.
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Stealing fish? Lemme tell you a story...
Replies: 7
Views: 2898

Stealing fish? Lemme tell you a story...

In eight years of working at various LFS's in Texas and Colorado, here are the some incidents where livestock was stolen: 1. Thief comes in holding a fast food drink cup, XLG size. After thief leaves we realize all the seahorses had been stolen out of a show tank. Evidently the cup was empty and he ...
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

Welcome! :D
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Zoban..
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Welcome aboard! :D
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi to All
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

Welcome Colin!
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: In the Wild
Topic: In the wild?
Replies: 2
Views: 6482

I gather they are found in deep parts of the Rio Xingu - twenty or more feet deep. I don't think there are photos from down there.
by Andyt.
Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: In the Wild
Topic: Dams on thr Rio Xingo
Replies: 17
Views: 14667

This is a difficult issue for me. I want the river Xingu ecosystem preserved. But I know that in saying that I am also saying that the people living in that area should be denied affordable, reliably electricity. That means people will die because hospitals won't be able to offer modern care. The ot...
by Andyt.
Mon Sep 11, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello :)
Replies: 3
Views: 1273

Welcome AL! I think you will find a great store of information on breeding these wonderful fish here! And there are some real experts to answer questions.
by Andyt.
Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: new tank for zebs
Replies: 17
Views: 5329

Nice setup... what kind of lighting is that?
by Andyt.
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: In the Wild
Topic: Dams on thr Rio Xingo
Replies: 17
Views: 14667

Dams do a lot of things to change the ecology of the river: Dams change rivers to lakes by barring their flow Downstream from the dam, water levels usually drop significantly The speed of water flow decreases throughout the river Those are really basics. For a more in depth look at the environmental...
by Andyt.
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: What are our ambitions with L46's
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

$200 is still a lot to me. And when you think of me being a novice, spending that money and making a fatal mistake (which anyone can do by the way) really makes that value a lot higher. All this said, I am in the process of setting up another aquarium right now. That is why I am here in this forum....
by Andyt.
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: What are our ambitions with L46's
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

$25k is cheap! Try and buy a koi from one of the premium Japanese koi farms; the cheap ones start at $10,000. You want to buy a winner of the All Japan Combined Nishikigoi Show? No problem, just be prepared to pay about $500,000. According to the Texas Koi Association the record Koi sale is $850,000...
by Andyt.
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: What are our ambitions with L46's
Replies: 51
Views: 13059

Cant we all just get along? :D
Okay, let's hold hands now... everybody sing:

Kumbaya my lord, Kumbaya... :lol: