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by slimbolen99
Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: West african biotop tank
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Re: West african biotop tank

Looks real nice. Liking the rockwork around the driftwood and the anubias.
by slimbolen99
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Is this really thorichthys maculipinnis?
Replies: 18
Views: 4729

Re: Is this really thorichthys maculipinnis?

I am NO expert whatsoever, but the only other possible idea I would be is Thorichthys affinis...but I know very little about them. I hope someone with more knowledge than me speaks up. My money is still that it's just a tank bred brute meeki though.
by slimbolen99
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: Is this really thorichthys maculipinnis?
Replies: 18
Views: 4729

Re: Is this really thorichthys maculipinnis?

Doesn't look like what mine do (of course, I am not 100% sure mine are T. maculipinnis either). Mine are only four to five inches.
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by slimbolen99
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Neolamprologus Leleupi , experiences and reproduction
Replies: 7
Views: 5811

Re: Neolamprologus Leleupi , experiences and reproduction

I know that this is an old post, but I just wanted to tell you that I appreciate the stories you tell and the facts and experiences you share. Excellent photos as well!
by slimbolen99
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: General Fish Topics
Topic: Stocking The Pond - June, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 6547

Re: Stocking The Pond - June, 2013

Great looking pond! Can't wait for my kids to grow up so we can put a couple ponds in. Do you do any filtration or aeration?
by slimbolen99
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Lake Tanganyika Cichlids
Topic: Neolamprologus Brichardi community fry
Replies: 4
Views: 3172

Re: Neolamprologus Brichardi community fry

Excellent photos. I set up a community very similar to this one; very interesting behavior between the two species. Thanks for sharing your photos.
by slimbolen99
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Lake Malawi Cichlids
Topic: 200G Malawi Haps and Peacocks
Replies: 3
Views: 3481

Re: 200G Malawi Haps and Peacocks

Amazing how a great background changes a tank. Nice work.
by slimbolen99
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: South American Cichlids
Topic: First S.A. Tank Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: First S.A. Tank Advice

I am not intimately knowledgeable with the geophagus, guianacara, krobia, or aequidens, but here is what I would do: scrap the geophagus - they get too large scrap the krobia - I have read they are quite aggressive Here's what I would do: MFF trio of a. trifasciatus pair of M. altispinosus two to th...
by slimbolen99
Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Are your fish room lights draining your wallet?
Replies: 7
Views: 4313

Re: Are your fish room lights draining your wallet?

Kyle, I think for the purposes of your article, it might be useful to include PAR readings. Do you have, or have access to, a PAR meter? I think this would help some folks understand the intensity of light at certain depths of water / height of light fixture? Just something additional to think of. T...
by slimbolen99
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: A Frugal Aquarists Ultimate Fish Room
Topic: Are your fish room lights draining your wallet?
Replies: 7
Views: 4313

Re: Are your fish room lights draining your wallet?

Am I missing where the article references the brand / style of LED lights you're using?

Really digging the information though. Good job.
by slimbolen99
Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Central American Cichlids
Topic: my 5x2x2 firemouth tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Re: my 5x2x2 firemouth tank

Very nice! Looks like you've got plenty of hiding places; hope those cories make it when the firemouths start to spawn.
by slimbolen99
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Bolen's Tropical Underground Paradise
Topic: Anomalochromis thomasi Spawn Pics & Video
Replies: 1
Views: 5504

Anomalochromis thomasi Spawn Pics & Video

Ok, I got four Anomalochromis thomasi at our local club's BAP / mini-auction on Saturday, August 11th. They have free swimming fry as of Friday, August 17th. I'd say that was a successful purchase! These are in a 10 gallon quarantine waiting to go into a 75 gallon setup with some Nanochromis. I hope...
by slimbolen99
Tue May 01, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Cunningham's Cichlids
Topic: Air System
Replies: 7
Views: 5317

Re: Air System

I just noticed, but you also have the supply PVC quite a distance away from the tanks...how high above the tanks is that? The longer the airline, the more resistance. Try lowering the PVC closer to the tanks, thus shortening the length of the airline.
by slimbolen99
Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Cunningham's Cichlids
Topic: Air System
Replies: 7
Views: 5317

Re: Air System

You may want to create a loop using the PVC. If you start at the end of your PVC run, and run PVC all the way back into a T located between your first air valve and the air pump, I think you'll get better results. Making a loop will help equalize the pressure in the entire pvc system. This image mig...
by slimbolen99
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lighting, issue with too much??
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Lighting, issue with too much??

It would be impossible to tell without some sort of data on a) the quantity of bulbs, b) the color temperature (degrees kelvin) of the bulbs, c) the wattage of the bulbs, and d) the height above the water surface that the fixture is mounted. That being said, unless it's an LED light setup for a salt...
by slimbolen99
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linear Piston Air Pump
Replies: 21
Views: 6441

Re: Linear Piston Air Pump

Sorry, I didn't see this was in the OCA discussion. Try to keep my nose where it belongs next time. :)
by slimbolen99
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Equipment, Supplies, Books and DIY
Topic: Need Help Setting Up 120 Gallon Tank
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Re: Need Help Setting Up 120 Gallon Tank

I'd add a couple different types of filtration just to make sure you have some redundancy built in...although the amount of filtration required is going to depend on your stocking list. Maybe start out with a couple of Marineland Emperor 400 BIO-Wheel Powerfilters, and supplement that with a Fluval ...
by slimbolen99
Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linear Piston Air Pump
Replies: 21
Views: 6441

Re: Linear Piston Air Pump

The Alita AL- 60 Linear Air Pump, in my configuration, runs on a 1" loop... 32 outlets in 20" deep tanks (75 gal) + 26 outlets in 12" deep tanks (10 gal)...total of 58 outlets. As folks have mentioned, it really depends on your actual setup; I am about maxed out...although, i could add quite a few m...
by slimbolen99
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Other African Cichlids
Topic: What can you tell me about Coptodon bythobates?
Replies: 2
Views: 3133

What can you tell me about Coptodon bythobates?

Picked up six F2 Coptodon bythobates at our local club's auction yesterday. I believe they were formerly in the genus of Tilapia? After they spend some time in quarantine, I plan on setting up a 75 gallon for them. I am unable to find much information on them at all anywhere. Can anyone tell me a go...

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