Recent content by GetItSahn

  1. G

    Congo Basin/african Themed Tank

    I have a 60 gallon with 2 ctenopoma and 6 syndontis petricola. I'm trying to find some african fish to put in this tank to go along with my current stock.   I have tons of hiding spots and good amount of plants, I plan on adding even more plants also. I have a 306 canister filter and 2 heaters...
  2. G

    Finishing Touch To My Tank

    Wow, it's been a long time. I'm back though and looking for some advice.   Thanks to the help of you guys I got my 60 gallon cycled back in January I believe and it's been running great ever since. The stock I decided to go with was 2 Ctenopoma and 6 Syno. Petricola. These fish are all doing...
  3. G

    Fish Caught In Mouth

    My leopard bush fish currently has the tail of a guppy hanging out of his mouth. He's eaten similar sized fish before but for some reason he hasn't swallowed this one or spat it out. Is there anything I should do? Is this dangerous?
  4. G

    Feeding My Ctenopomas

    alright, looks like bloodworms and fry will be a snack every once in a while and i'll feed brine/mysis shrimp as the main diet
  5. G

    Feeding My Ctenopomas

      Just to make sure I understand you correctly, when you say brine shrimp or prawns do you mean frozen or freeze dried? or will either work? and as far as mealworms, i could try that since i have lizards but i feel my fish are to small to eat anymore than a very tiny piece of one
  6. G

    Feeding My Ctenopomas

    Just wondering about feeding habits, I bought frozen bloodworms to feed 2-3 times a week (i read it's bad for digestion if fed daily). Is it safe to feed live fish as a main diet? The fish would be guppies from my own personal tanks   They don't seem to be interested in flakes so if not the live...
  7. G

    2 Weeks Into A Cycle Using Mature Media

      I was adding 7ml of ammonia because that equaled 3ppm on the calculator. I believe i have added it 3 times (so 21ml total), i was told to redose ammonia once it read 0.  I'm using the freshwater master kit by API   The first two times i added ammonia, i wasnt getting back nitrite or nitrate...
  8. G

    2 Weeks Into A Cycle Using Mature Media

    I did a small water change after getting the initial 5.0 nitrite reading (2 days ago) Ok, I just tested my water again. DIluted Nitrite: 0 Nitrite: still at what looks like 5 Nitrate: 40 Ammonia:  0
  9. G

    2 Weeks Into A Cycle Using Mature Media

    A few weeks back I was getting readings of 1 ammonia, 0 nitrites and nitrates 2 days after full dosing of ammonia. Now, my ammonia drops from 3ppm to 0 in 24 hours (which is what i thought i should be looking for) but i tested my nitrite and nitrate and found them both to be crazy high. Looks...
  10. G

    Confused By Start Of Cycle

        Yup.  You are looking for double zeros, just as you would at the end of the cycle.  Add 3 ppm ammonia every time you get a double zero reading (or every 4 days, whichever comes first).  Finally, if you get double zeros after 24 hours, then you are cycled.  It shouldn't be very long now.    ...
  11. G

    Confused By Start Of Cycle

    So what exactly am i looking for as far as results? 0 ammonia and 0 nitrite within a day of adding ammonia? and should i add more ammonia once my current ammonia drops or what exactly?
  12. G

    Confused By Start Of Cycle

    I have a 60 gallon with a Fluval 406 canister filter. I added a nice bit of mature filter media. After adding 3 ppm of ammonia i tested and 2 days following the addition i was down to 1 ppm ammonia, 0 nitrite, and 0 nitrates.    I redosed back up to 3ppm and after two more days I've tested and...
  13. G

    60 Gallon African Oddball

      Aren't geophagus south american cichlids? Would they be alright with african fish?
  14. G

    60 Gallon African Oddball

      Thanks to both of you, it seems like I'll be having more plants than i had planned but nothing wrong with that, all about having a better home for the fish.  I'm definitely liking the idea of 3 ctenopoma and a bichir (sengalus or delhezi preferably). Let's say I didn't get a school of bottom...
  15. G

    60 Gallon African Oddball

    I put a post up recently asking ideas for a 60 gallon tank i have obtained. After receiving help and having suggestions given to me, I have decided on having an "African Oddball" tank. I most definitely would like to have a trio of Leopard Bushfish. This is the main part of my tank which I want...
Top