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    55gal with bloody marys. some yellow neos. some CRS. And 2 oversized Amanos.

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  1. Crackhead Johny

    List of fish compatible with shrimp

    Well, throwing Corydorus Haestus (dwarf corys) in my shrimp tank may not have worked out. They seem timid and are smaller than the shrimp but I had ~30-50 visible shrimp when the corys went in and now have ~5 visible. I figured I'd do a test run for everyone here. Looks like "Oto" is still the only acceptable answer.
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    Name that pleco.

    LFS had a dying pleco. Inverted and gasping. I pointed it out and he said I could have it for free since it was toast and apparently I work miracles.. So I brought the poor thing home and stuffed it in my grow out promising to bring it back if I could save it (he said keep it which I do not think will work long term in my grow out I expect albino checkerboard haplos in there in the next 2 months) So what is the best guess to L# ? For scale the rhino behind the filter is ~9" long. Though I guess the swords would also be a clue. It may be dead by dawn though it is already looking MUCH better. UPDATE: Fish didn't make it. It looks to have been starved to death.
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    Glass thickness question??

    I live by the rule "Overkill is its own reward". 1" acrylic 10g tank? Count me in! If over engineering means a 9 comes through my front window and stops dead when it hits my 550. I call that a win/win. At least after that those angel fish will listen to me. Note to self: build 550.
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    Looking for corys

    What is your budget? What kind is the one you have? Aside from it craving more of its kind, if you have a tiny dwarf a herd of Bronchis would probably not make it more comfortable.
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    Compatible fish, with shrimp?

    Oto of the day. Not sure if these otos are "shrimp safe" These are Giant Otos which apparently get to be 4-6" long
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    Sponge filters

    Could you link the Aqueon HOB? Does it have a round intake or a square/rectangular intake? I run a lot of big penguins and have to put hand made prefilters on them. Those get made out of https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B015SL341M/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 My Fluval %$#@!!! canisters also run handmade prefilters from the same stuff. I did hook one of them to a corner filter but discovered my tiny fish would spot the tiny separation between the filter and the glass, swim in, and die. The end of a fluval canister can be stuffed into all large foam filters. I'd link the corner filter but its price is now 4x what I bought it at. My small HOBs run https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002567N2/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Bought them years ago. I just keep cleaning them. Their price also seems to have gone through the roof. I have also used https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B008SOH602/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with some of the foam sheet stuffed in the end to plug it. As it is these are temp while the normal prefilters get cleaned. Originally I got them as canister difusers that would break up the flow returning to the tank because some fish and shrimp do not like heavy flow. So with some of the sheet foam you can plug the end of anything. Of course with something like https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051XIN78/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 you can just stack them up int a monster long prefilter from the bottom to the top of your tank. I may consider doing that in the future for the Fluval 406. Or just assemble the monster foam column and stuff a maxijet 1200 in the end. To me the foam filters are all the same so I buy the cheapest I can find on Amazon.
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    Seltzer Water to Kill SCUDS?

    In know in MN there is a Craigslister who sells them in the spring in 1 (5?) gal pails for ~20$ so you can salt your ponds with them to attract ducks. Interesting that this is something you can get accidentally. People have said that daphnia show up in tanks because water companies cannot filter out the eggs, so I wondered if scuds worked the same way.
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    Seltzer Water to Kill SCUDS?

    How did you get them? I have looked at ads on craigslist and have a few tanks I'd like them in (not shrimp tanks). I think they and the albino hoplo cats would be great friends.
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    Cholla wood from E-bay

    How nice is the cholla? I have wanted to change one of my big tanks to cholla and shrimp. https://www.etsy.com/listing/218329336/huge-29-inch-tall-cholla-cactus-skeleton (seems to no longer link to the amazing piece https://www.save-on-crafts.com/cholla.html
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    Coconut Crabs?

    In the wild they naturally feed on garbage men so that one is probably hunting.
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    The Tank of Death

    what is "dragon stone"? it isn't something like lava rock that may leach toxins and metals into the tank is it?
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    Cory breeding?

    Ah. Well I separated out one with a chewed face just now as well as a messed up green laser (my breeding female %$#@!!!). I'm hoping the abundant plant growth is why my large herd of greens has not been seen in a long time but I fear it is the fowleris. I suspect the hormones from the other corys may be setting them off then.
  13. Sorry for the late reply. Today he had some "Pandoro?", some orange flashes, and some double reds.
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    The solution to unwanded shrimps

    I don't want to cull my poor shrimp but the yellows need to have those without stripes go away. The Hoplos insist their tank will be totally safe for the shrimp. The plecos say the same thing The Discus would happily accept culls into their new tank as friends. The puffers say they need friends. My DIY ecosphere can only support 3-4 neos. So that is out. Maybe with a light I could run 4-6? Just keep adding them? None have bred so it is not a permanent ecosphere. Just figure out which fish is most adorable? Corys? Hoplos? Buying another tank is not a solution as that way lies only madness. I can't believe I feel bad bout culling ugly shrimp.
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    Cory breeding?

    I have never heard of violent corys. They are all supposed to gentle. Happy little aquarium clowns. My fowleri seem to be. Lots of aggressive chasing to the point of killing other fowleri (I have gone from ~13 to ~6. the population now seems to be stable with each having its own area in the 55. so the attacks seem to have stopped). One was even chewed to bits. 2 were killed by a nitrate spike. They seem to care less about other corys in the tank any pursuit is short. With their own they seem to have issues. Are there aggressive corys or are mine just being abnormal?