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by jzyjack
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: paint
Replies: 6
Views: 3245

e: paint

another thing you might want to consider is the high temp and humidity along with the condensation in the lid of your tank. i think it will break the paint down pretty quickly. probably bubble it up from condensation getting under the paint. they sell reflectors that you could probably mount under t...
by jzyjack
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

right........ ok, it's a 37 gal, lots of large rocks, almost to the surface in areas. natural sand substrate. started with 16 fish 2-3 1/2 " fitration is a magnum 350 with duel bio-wheels and one of those hydor thingies that move the current around on discharge. i keep a 60-40% mix of high density c...
by jzyjack
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Malawi Mbuna Feeding
Replies: 2
Views: 1534

you definately want to read the thread in the diseases forum. they gave me alot of help.

'help!!!! i think i have the bloat'


good luck
by jzyjack
Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

ok, i think it's getting under control. i lost alot of fish, but the 6 that i have left are looking better every day. they are even eating a little bit. in a week or two i'm even thinking about introducing some new fish. my nitrite is 0, nitrate is down to 20 ammonia is 0.25. i've been doing 50% h20...
by jzyjack
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

here are todays h20 conditions.... ammonia: .35 nitrite: 0 nitrate: 40 ph: 8.2 i think the ammonia went up because of the 3 dead fish which i have since removed. thanx for all your help guys, i really appreciate your input, i'm a nervous wreck over this. my dog even seems to see that i'm upset. :?
by jzyjack
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

Nitrate 80? Wowsers. Do a water change daily, alternately twice daily, until that tests under 30. You must be just dumping food in there. Or your kit is WAY off. Do you do weekly water changes? What kind of fish load do you have? What size is the tank? What is your filtration? ok, they are dropping...
by jzyjack
Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

Do a 50 percent water change daily until it goes away. This has worked for me for virtually everything. Fin rot, lymphocystis, ich, "listlessness", "bloat", etc. What are/were you feeding them? In my experience, if you feed Mbuna any brine shrimp or worms, you're basically propping open the door fo...
by jzyjack
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

Do a 50 percent water change daily until it goes away. This has worked for me for virtually everything. Fin rot, lymphocystis, ich, "listlessness", "bloat", etc. What are/were you feeding them? In my experience, if you feed Mbuna any brine shrimp or worms, you're basically propping open the door fo...
by jzyjack
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Health, Diseases and Treatments
Topic: HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 6643

HELP!!! I think i have the bloat!!!

all the mbuna stopped eating, acting listless, some appear to be gasping. water quality is good. lost an orange zebra the other day, now they are all behaving sickly. i treated with 'Clout' and removed my bio-media and carbon per directions. have bio-wheels soaking in aquarium water to hopefully sav...
by jzyjack
Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Gh & Kh parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

by jzyjack
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: catfish and mbuna
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

catfish and mbuna

does anyone have any recomendations for a catfish species that can live with the hard, high ph water and the nasty rockfish?
by jzyjack
Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: sexing yellow labs
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

thanx... i guess i just need to pick a few up and hope to see them disclose it to be through their behavior.
by jzyjack
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: Gh & Kh parameters
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Gh & Kh parameters

any input as to what the best hardness parameters are for mbuna? also i know mine is screwed up, any suggestions on fixing this? 30Gh 9Kh :?:

thanx.....
by jzyjack
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: sexing yellow labs
Replies: 4
Views: 1998

sexing yellow labs

i have one yellow lab in my tank at the moment and haven't a clue how to sex them. when i go to the lfs they always look the same to me. i never see any egg spots either. please help?
by jzyjack
Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: New to the Forum
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Welcome aboard. We look forward to picking your brain. :lol:
by jzyjack
Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Fellow Forum Photos
Replies: 63
Views: 42800

Hi, I'm Jack Parsons, I'm 35 YO and married. I live in South Philadelphia, PA, USA. I keep Mbuna and a crazy American Staffordshire Terrier named Bogey.

I'd put a picture up, but I can't figure out how to do it.
by jzyjack
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: what is this malawi cichlid?
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Re: Umm...

Well, one looks like Placidochromis electra, and another looks like Sciaenochromis fryeri. However, some appear to be "in between." Here is a picture of Placidochromis electra I used for a beer label of mine (my apologies to the original photographer, whomever that may be): http://static.flickr.com...
by jzyjack
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: i wanna build a tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

Ribstick wrote:Here's a link How to Calculate the Glass Thickness for your Aquarium

http://www.fnzas.org.nz/articles/techni ... thickness/
thanx ribs, just what i needed!!!!!!!
by jzyjack
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: ETH inline heater
Replies: 3
Views: 2851

I have had 3 ETH300 running for 6+ months and they work just fine. I had to get hose adapters because the diameter of my filter output hoses did not match the fittings on the heater, but I am well satisfied with the heaters. thanx vince, i'm looking at the 300 because it uses the 5/8" hose that com...
by jzyjack
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: i wanna build a tank
Replies: 8
Views: 4109

i know lisa, i thought about that, but with my space requirements, it would really fit in. i'm thinking about loading the bottom half with rock for the mbuna, and trying to introduce some haps, hoping they'll stay up top. also, i'm 6'3" and i have a step-ladder and long arms. (lol). i just think the...

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