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by ApacheDan
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: PRIVATE Sales and Wants
Topic: Selling Zebs In Las Vegas P/U Only
Replies: 22
Views: 6084

Robles! don't sell, convince your wife...she should be understanding. You can put your Z tank anywhere else in the house...doesn't have to be a dedicated room. I did the same mistake 2 years ago and regret it so bad. After 2 years, I bought Zebras again....but I always remember the size they would b...
by ApacheDan
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: In the Wild
Topic: Illegal export
Replies: 34
Views: 17483

I would caution anybody considering an auction from Germany to the US, Canada or UK. About 3 years ago me & several others were had by somebody in Germany. The deal looked too good to be true. I lost $1,350 for a breeding colony that was never sent. The guy stalled us, even outdid Paypal by removing...
by ApacheDan
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Is it okay to keep Guppies in the same tank?
Replies: 5
Views: 1663

I also keep guppies with Zebras. That's the only fish I allow in my zebra tanks. The only problem I have is the strong current. Make sure there is an area with rocks/slates that they can swim more peacefully. The females breed constantly & the Zebras don't mind. They make the tank look more lively, ...
by ApacheDan
Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: sponge
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

two reasons:

1/ if a fry gets sucked in the filter...it is a big loss
2/ you are adding a place for bacteria to establish itself, thus add more filtration qualities to the tank
by ApacheDan
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: New tank setup
Replies: 12
Views: 4509

ApacheDan...how do you do a fishless cycle in a weeks time? 1/ start a new tank with dechlorinated water 2/ get clear 100% ammonia at any supermarket 3/ add ammonia until you get a reading of 2ppm, should be about 5 drops per 10 gals, depending on your ammonia, which is already diluted 4/ raise you...
by ApacheDan
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: New tank setup
Replies: 12
Views: 4509

Very nice indeed....looks like you've done your homework :D Just a couple of comments...this setup is good for mature/breeding zebras. In my own experience smaller fry/juvies have no use for the caves & prefer a lot of slate stone formations to hide. If you do get adults or near adults, watch the cu...
by ApacheDan
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: daily water changes
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

daily water changes

I got my 18 zebras from 4 sources the first two weeks of January. Some where really small, barely 3/4" and some 1.25-1.5". I have them all in a 20 gal long tank. Since I was afraid there would not be enough food for the smaller ones, due to the pecking order; I started overfeeding at night. Ever sin...
by ApacheDan
Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: DIY Corner
Topic: zebra safe silicon
Replies: 10
Views: 6358

Pete wrote:So's GE Silicone I.
got any idea if this silcone comes in black?...would look nicer for caves..
by ApacheDan
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: tankmates for zebras?
Replies: 7
Views: 4266

I keep mine with two pairs of fancy guppies...well it used to be 2 pairs. The little rascals reproduce like snails! I wish my Zebras would do the same. :D
by ApacheDan
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: Newbe question and concerns.
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Sam, you cannot make a Zebra breed faster or put out more fryes...besides people in for a fast buck won't have the patient it takes to breed Zebras. What I've seen & it is people falsely advertising "Zebra Plecos" for sale in Aquabid....as we speak the label is being used for L316 and L333's...just ...
by ApacheDan
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: too much power?
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Thank you guys for the input. Love the idea of sponge on the intake....why didn't I think about that? :wink:

By the way, I do 15% daily water changes on each tank. As a discus-man, I'm used to it....can't hurt the zebras either.
by ApacheDan
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: too much power?
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

It should not be. My preference for hot mag loading is their micron cart. I like the micron for polishing, but I'm going to leave these canisters permanently. It might be easier to clean the canister loaded with media without killing the bacteria....humm I might have to buy a 4th Hot Magnum just fo...
by ApacheDan
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Tank Set-Up's
Topic: too much power?
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

too much power?

I got three 20 gal long tank (30"x12"x12") & will be using a H.O.T. Magnum canister hanging filters for filtering & aeriation. Instead of carbon, I will use bio-media in the canister. In addition, I will add a corner sponge filter to each tank. It will be set at one end of the tank, to create a rive...
by ApacheDan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: growth-inhibiting hormone?
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

actually Florida also has the Miccosukee tribe sorry i know, forgot about them, my parents live in hollywood so that's closeby miami, if i am over next time i could visit you if i am welcome :) My pleasure....just PM me whenever that is. Actually I live in Davie, which is closer to Hollywood than M...
by ApacheDan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: General Care and Breeding
Topic: growth-inhibiting hormone?
Replies: 17
Views: 5127

It might not apply to Zebras, but rather be safe than sorry. BTW i tought FL only got seminoles :wink: LOL, actually Florida also has the Miccosukee tribe. There is indian in my blood alright, but I'm neither that nor Apache. My great-grandfather was one of the original Headhunters (& head-shrinker...