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Thursday, July 1st, 2010
10:24 pm
[2runrun]
Аквариум в детский дом.

Ми відповідальні за тих, кого приручили.
“Прививати любов до природи, бачити і створювати в ній прекрасне та вчитися взаємоповазі та відповідальності” — ось що ми хочемо сказати в нашому клубі.
Задача клубу — не лише піднімати рівень знань населення, допомагати один одному та ділитися досвідом, а й нести певну просвітницьку та соціальну місію. Тому нашу увагу ми вирішили приділити менш захищеним дітям.
Отож першим нашим кроком стало — встановлення акваріуму в дитячому будиночку міста Черкаси 27 червня о десятій ранку (по вул. Кавказькій 7). Всі акваріумісти активно підтримали цю ідею. Після встановлення ми будемо приходити та підтримувати акваріум в гідному стані, але сподіваємось дітки і самі з цим з часом будуть справлятися краще за нас! Адже найголовніше - це не акваріум, не наші знання, а наша увага! Увага людей на перший погляд чужих, але небайдужих, простих і звичайних, тих хто працює, як і всі, але має щось трішки тепліше в серці.
Першим нашу ідею підтримали працівники акваріумного магазину «Аквагарден» та мережі магазинів «Чотири лапи». Вони з власних коштів вирішили зробити такий подарунок.
Цікаво що даних захід ми вирішили не приурочувати до дня захисту дітей, адже невже людям потрібен один день, який буде нагадувати про обов'язки? Ми вважаємо, що це потрібно робити тоді, коли є можливість і є бажання! Саме цього не вистачає багатьом! “Ми відповідаємо за тих кого приручили”. В наш час ці слова несуть трішки інший сенс, в площині “людина-людина” їх давно слід читати як “ми відповідальні за наші дії та за нашу бездіяльність”.
В майбутньому можливо будуть реалізовані ще більш грандіозні та цікаві ідеї. На жаль, всі вони впираються лише в фінансовий аспект, адже ми звичайні люди, яких об'єднало хобі. Ми ще самі маленькі, в нас було лише одне зібрання і не всі любителі живої природи знають про те, що клуб запрацював.
Тому любіть природу та поважайте себе та людей!
З повагаю, Наталія Гера.
Ось кілька фото:
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Monday, September 7th, 2009
1:07 am
[loreleiskye]
Goldfish issue - can anyone advise?
I have a sick 2.5 year old Oranda goldfish.

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
7:54 pm
[loreleiskye]
Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association Fish Auction
Info from their website:

********Spring Tropical Fish Auction, Sunday April 19, 2009********
EIAA Spring Tropical Fish Auction is one month away!!Click on Auctions at the top of the home page to read about it

Location: El Kahir Shrine Embassy Club, 1400 Blairs Ferry Rd, NE, on the corner of Council and Blairs Ferry Rd., NE, Cedar Rapids, IA. Coming from I-80 going north on I-380, take the 24B exit for Blairs Ferry Road, keep to the right. Click on "read more" (below) to see the link for the map.

Viewing begins at 10:30 am, Auction starts at 12:00 NOON

http://www.finflap.com/
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
10:16 am
[katelynkosek]
8 gal biocube
I've had this tank set up for about a year. I actually just sold my anemone, so no more anemone. But hope you enjoy these pictures
Photobucket

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Saturday, March 7th, 2009
12:05 pm
[fcaquarium]
11:52 am
[fcaquarium]
I fund an awesome site!
This site is new, but it has unbeatable prices http://www.firstclassquariums.com
Sunday, December 30th, 2007
12:40 am
[euphoricfatigue]
supplies online and cheap!
i went to purchase a protein skimmer and when i got home from local aquarium and aquarium supply stores, i found this website with prices being about half of what they were locally. i am in houston, tx.

http://www.aquatraders.com/

they are based in california and they accept paypal and most other plastic.
Monday, December 17th, 2007
9:52 pm
[euphoricfatigue]
fish and more fish x posted to aquariums
doesn't anyone post anything?  season's greetings to everyone!  

so my bf just this weekend, bought me two new salt water fish.  they are very pretty but i had to move a very nice six line wrasse (scientiic name  Pseudocheilinus hexataenia) i have had for almost 6 months to my bf's larger tank because he/she was aggressive towards the leopard wrasse (the one with spots below (scientific name "Macropharyngodon bipartitus") .  he/she chased her (the new one around so much and made the little fish bury herself in the sand for protection.  not good.  well, so at least the six line wrasse will be happier in the larger tank because it has a lot more live rock than my much smaller tank.  

the first two below are examples of the two new ones.  (not mine) as they are clear photos of what mine look like.  but clearer because my digital camera isn't fast enough or good enough for good aquatic photos.


(Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (chevron tang)  ©Greg Rothschild)


(Macropharyngodon bipartitus (splendid leopard wrasse) © Greg Rothschild )

and this is an example of the one who couldn't get along:

 
(Pseudocheilinus hexataenia (six line wrasse)  © Greg Rothschild)

my fish that was moved to the larger tank was even more vividly colored and stunning than the example above.

the Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis (chevron tang) we are watching very closely as they tend to be more difficult than the others to acclimate to new environments.  i am afraid the color on the first  may change and i am not sure of it's age as i read as juviniles they look like that pretty orange/blue but as adults they change to (an "adult" a dark orangish red coloration overall with multiple thin dark green-blue lines). i tend to find many darker fish, like the domino damsel to be an attractive member of my fish community.  i have to be picky and intelligent in my choices as i don't want to kill fish "just because they're pretty".  i would rather those with professionally maintained tanks to have the show stoppers and stuff, i prefer happy healthy specimens.  :-)  i do not have corals or tons of algae as i also prefer to SEE my fish i have.  i have many rocks in my tank that attract algae besides the tank sides themselves.  

i am fortunate to live with an experienced aquarist.  i fully support efforts for edcuation and mandatory insructions to people buying ANY home aquarium fish as it sickens me to hear of people over and over purchasing fish they have no idea how to care for.  the people don't even know enough to remove the chorline from the h20 prior to adding it to the fish or the fish to the untreated tap h2o.  they go buy "nemo" and he's dead in two days time.
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Thursday, June 21st, 2007
12:10 am
[sugarplanet]
ok so this is how it goes - my first post
I have two 29 gallon tanks -both are freshwater-


      tank 1

  • 1 angelfish

  • 1 lemon tetra

  • 2 rosy tetras

  • 2 live plants



      Tank 2

  • 2 gold gouramis



What I want to do really is replant my 1st aquarium and plant my 2nd aquarium. Since my tanks are small, and only of average height, I need short plants. Sooo, I would like some advice on shorter plants. And also on fertilizer for said plants as both items I use are not cutting it. I'm going to tear out the two plants I have in the top aquarium and toss them since they are really too long for my aquariums and aren't thriving as well as I would like them to. I love ferns in aquariums so if you happen to point me in that direction, I'll be very happy.

I also have a small infestation of snails so I'll have to get rid of that too. Short of taking them out by hand does anyone have any advice? I really do not want to use chemicals, I try to avoid them as much as I can.

I need better lighting but I believe I can adjust that by buying some new bulbs, I could tell they weren't adequate the moment I bought my first plants.

Oh, anyone know if I placed my gouramis in the 1st aquarium, would they upset my angel or vice versa?

So thanks for your help. :)

Current Mood: peaceful
Thursday, June 14th, 2007
10:50 am
[euphoricfatigue]
black jelly bean things?
hi. i have a small (for a salt tank) aquarium that i started about 8 months ago. i have live sand and rock in it.

i was straightening out the bubble tube and i picked up some of the live rock and i pulled it out of the water and i notice these weird shiny black round-ish sort of things on the underside of it.

they have obviously been there for a bit of time, and don't seem to be hurting anything... whatever they are, i didn't see any "teeth" or stuff like that, they looked really like maybe black jelly beans. i poked gently at one with the end of a wooden spoon, and it wasn't rock solid... so it isn't "rock".

i hope they aren't slugs or something. i took a few photos of them but didn't want to post them unless really necessary. any ideas what they are?
Wednesday, March 28th, 2007
11:27 pm
[euphoricfatigue]
air head needed
hi. i have a small salt aquarium set up(20 + gallon) 6 month's established... with the following fish:

1 blue sided fairy wrasse
1 red/pinkish "parrot" fish (that is what they told me it was, but it looks more like a fairy wrasse)
1 yellow tail blue damsel
1 peach/violet damsel
1 false percula
1 hermit crab
2 crab (one red, one greenish)
a jumbo "candy cane" shrinp (that kills me)
a 6 line wrasse
an anenome the percula likes

no more fish/critters for this small tank... i have live sand and live rock, and some plants, but i don't have enough light or enough money for coral at this time...

the reason for this post though is just anbout bubbles.

i would like a bubble wall. the trouble is that my tank is just 24 inches wide, and i can't find any stones/rods that long. i found a 28 inch one, and of course smaller... since i want a wall of bubbles across the back of the tank... what should i do?
Saturday, February 17th, 2007
6:04 pm
[attacke]
hello everybody.

first off: english isn't my first language, so please don't feel annoyed when this sounds a little stumbling.

i have a 20 gallon fishtank which was fine for 8 months.
yesterday i discovered 2 tiny white dots at the top fin of my neon. of course i immediately thought of "ichtyo" (ichthyophthirius multifiis - i have no idea what it's called in english) so i put the neon into an extra tank.
this morning two other fish had white dots on their fins.
i put "concentrate treatment for all general diseases" (that's the actual name. it contains ethacridine lactate, tetramethyl thioninchloride, acriflavine chloride and benzenesulfonic acid - sodium salt) into the water, turned off the light, removed the filter material but left the filter in the tank to ensure an adequate water circulation and turned up the heating to 28 °C.

is there anyting else i can do?

by the way: i have 3 guppys, 1 platy, 3 tiny catfish, 3 neons and 15 babies in a tiny tank inside the big one but the water value (is that the word?) is completely fine. i change 30% of the water every week and roughly clean the sand with a vacuum pump.
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
1:04 pm
[thefishiefiles]
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
1:41 pm
[efiltaeluri]
for whatever reason, my filter has stopped working. it's plugged in, we didn't have any power outages recently, but i can't think of what could make it not work. i don't think anythign is clogged and not sucking up water. help!


okay guys, i fixed it! there was just some gravel stuck in there but i got it out with a skewer. :)
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
1:06 am
[efiltaeluri]
hey guys, today i bought a give gallon fishtank with a filter and a light from petco. just so you know, if you are a member there, you can get a five gallon tank from there for $20.00 off.

anyhow, i am wondering what kind of fish and how many fish i can put in there, if everything goes well. i lovelovelove balloon mollies and i didn't know that they are schooling fish and that they need to be with other balloon mollies, so i'm excited that now francis will have friends. :)

after i move francis, i will have a 1.5 gallon tank with a filter open. any ideas of something [besides a betta fish-- i have two already] i can put in there after the move? snails, frogs, other things like that are good suggestions, too.
Monday, November 13th, 2006
4:49 pm
[sugarlumples]
First post!
Hi everyone,
I just found this community and I am very excited to learn more about maintaining my aquariums and keeping happy, healthy fish. I have two questions.

1. Yesterday morning I noticed that one of my neon tetras had lost its red color and has a curve on its spine. I researched about it and discovered that he likely has advanced stages of neon tetra disease. I immediately quarantined him from the rest of the tank. I didn't however find out much information on whether my other tetras will be affected by this disease as well. So, I guess I'm hoping that my other little guys won't meet the same fate. If anyone has any information I would be greatly appreciative.

2. OK, question 2. My boyfriend and I recently rescued a beautiful calico fantail (i think that's what he is) goldfish that my boyfriend's roomie left when he moved. Apparently the fish wasn't even his, but he just left the poor guy in a disgusting bowl that had a little frog in it that kept attacking him. We rescued him and put him in a nice tank with no mean froggies biting at him. We couldn't let the poor guy suffer once we found out what was going on, so he got to take over my old beta's 2 gallon tank for the time being. He's a happy fish who gets excited when he sees us and is completely adorable. A friend recently gave me a ten gallon tank and I was wondering if our new addition would be happier in a larger tank. I suspect he would and I would like to possibly get him a companion if I moved him into the larger tank. I guess this question seems dumb now that I wrote it out. Of course he'd like more room. Who wouldn't? OK, so this thought process has morphed into another question. Do goldfish care about having companions or would he be happier living in a swanky ten gallon by himself?

Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
5:13 pm
[tsunami_ryuu]
What the-- help?!
This literally happened overnight, and I'm in some serious need of diagnostic help as well as treatment recomendations.

My current setup:
10 gal freshwater, 5 longfin leopard danios, 2 khuli loaches, 2 algae-eating shrimp, java ferns, amazon sword, bucopa, water wisteria, java moss, rotala, microsagiterri. Have a filter (Whisper 10-20 gal) and a heater (been adjusting it lately; it's between 74 and 78)

Everyone was fine last night when I turned the hood lights out. Then I come downstairs and see this today:


Kairi's right fin is swollen and red, and he's holding it out from his body. The other fish are bullying him a bit more than normal.

There was nothing wrong last night; all the fish looked fine! No signs of disease, nothing. The tank's been doing well lately. Last I checked with my five-in-one test strips, the nitrate, nitrite, alkalinity, acidity, etc. were all fine and well within the range of what they usually are. I haven't tested for ammonia lately, though. Nor have I netted any of the danios in weeks, so that wouldn't be the soure of fin irritation.

So help please! What on earth could have caused Kairi's fin to go red like that, so fast? And what kind of treatment should I pursue?

He's acting a bit lethargic, but his fins aren't really clamped. And that's all I see symptom-wise right now.

I'm in a bit of a pickle because my 2.5 gal is currently housing my female betta and the extra 10 gal I use as a hospital tank has now been converted into a fry-rearing tank due to an unexpected danio fry hatching. I'm going to remove Kairi and put him into the spare old goldfish bowl I have once I thoroughly clean it.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

x-posted
Monday, November 6th, 2006
6:41 pm
[adnama_wpg]
Need suggestions on what type of catfish/bottom feeder I should get.

I have a 33 gallon tropical tank. I have platys, swordtails and a betta. I will be adding some dwarf frogs. I keep a fair amount of salt in the tank and the temp around 77-79.

I was suggested YoYo loaches by Petland but I'm told by others that they are agressive? My friend suggested a clown loach. That a good idea? Any others? I want something that is cute. I like Cory Cats but they aren't the greatest in brackish tanks.

HELP!
Sunday, October 29th, 2006
11:54 pm
[thefishiefiles]
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
4:39 pm
[titanz720]
Okay, so... I have a female swordtail, and I thought that she was pregnant. Her stomache has gotten larger and a small dark bump has appeared under her belly. This was the case until today, when I saw that the dark bump had moved to the top of her body near her dorsal fin. Can anyone tell me what is going on??
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