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Noobixide
Noobixide posted on kla
2013-01-27 21:14:55 -0800

Will there be a way to delete posts in the future? I accidentally posted a tank update in the wrong area. Not a big deal, but my OCD is killing me!

  • kla
    kla
    2013-01-27 21:31:43 -0800

    Absolutely. Planned on adding that at some point. I'll go ahead and do it sometime this week. Also, deleted the duplicate tank update post for you.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-02-05 20:37:58 -0800

    You can delete your posts now. Hope it helps with the OCD just a little :)

  • Noobixide
    Noobixide
    2013-02-08 09:48:12 -0800

    Thanks a ton!

user-92fa803
user-92fa803 posted on kla
2013-01-31 22:37:09 -0800

hey kla, is there help i can get on the log tool? I can't enter values between 1 and 0 for Nitrite, and it's entering the events as Eastern Standard Time, when I'm trying to enter them Pacific Standard Time.

If there is another way to ask for help, can you point me to it? Thank you

  • kla
    kla
    2013-02-02 15:54:22 -0800

    I'll have to fix that. Will send you a message when it's done.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-02-05 20:36:57 -0800

    It should be using your local time now. Let me know if you have any other problems.

kla
kla updated Blue Johanni Cichlid
2013-02-04 21:48:43 -0800
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is endemic to Malawi. Its natural habitat is freshwater lakes. Since it is an endemic species, there is not very much information available, except that posted below by owners. There are thoughts that this species is a hybrid of Pseudotropheus demasoni. Also known as **Maingano**, this mbuna is often confused with _M. johannii_. One important distinguishing characteristic is that females are not orange, whereas female M. johanii are. Both male & female M. cyanerhabdos are colored the same; however, males may have more intense coloring, particularly in dominant or sexually active males. Another key distinguishing feature of _M. cyaneorhabdos_ from _M. johannii_ is the lack of vertical stripes. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melanochromis_cyaneorhabdos)
kla
kla updated Electric Blue Cichlid
2013-02-04 21:42:35 -0800
_**Sciaenochromis fryeri**_ is a species of fish in the _Cichlidae_ family. It is endemic to Lake Malawi, Africa. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sciaenochromis_fryeri)
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-01-31 10:40:34 -0800

The MP40 claims another. Found the cleaner shrimp mangled inside it today. This thing keeps getting more expensive.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-02-03 18:51:02 -0800

    RIP cleaner shrimp.

kla
kla updated Three Stripe Damselfish
2013-01-30 11:23:43 -0800
Also known as the **three-stripe damsel**, **humbug dascyllus**, **banded dascyllus** or **white-tailed damselfish**. Description Length up to 10 cm, they are white with three black vertical bars. Habitat Associated with coral reefs, most usually in groups above _Acropora_ coral heads. Males may be aggressive against other fish while they tend eggs. Distribution Western Pacific Ocean including Red Sea, and Indian Ocean Aquarium They are called aquarium 'Starter fish' as they are quite tolerant of variable conditions and aid in conditioning the tank environment for less hardy fish.
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-01-27 21:35:05 -0800

Resolved the alkalinity issues in the tank and now calcium is low. Always something to do.

user-92fa803
user-92fa803 posted on kla
2013-01-23 22:31:45 -0800

There wasn't anything wrong with the facebook login itself. I sometimes access the web from a computer that already has someone else logged into facebook already. I have to log out whoever was on that computer out of their facebook account, then login with mines to gain access to this site. That's two or three clicks too many, and not to mention security issues. In any case, your help is greatly appreciated!

  • kla
    kla
    2013-01-27 08:08:47 -0800

    I see. I'll add the ability to disconnect your aquarist account from facebook sometime soon so you won't have to delete and re-create your account. Thanks for the feedback!

kla
kla updated Firefish Goby
2013-01-26 09:00:59 -0800
The **Fire Goby**, **Fire Fish**, **Fire Dartfish**, or **Red Fire Goby** is a marine _dartfish_. This fish is most commonly found near the substrate of the upper reef in tropical marine waters. These waters include the Indo-Pacific, Central Pacific, east African waters, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, New Caledonia, and Pitcairn Islands. They swim as deep below the surface as 70 meters, and usually hover directly above the ocean floor, facing the current to catch their prey. They eat mostly copepods, zooplankton, and crustacean larvae. They usually have a bright yellow head, merging into a white body, gradually shading into a red-orange tail. Their dorsal fins are very long, and the fish flicks it back and forth. This is used as a signal to conspecifics. As a full grown adult, it reaches a maximum length of 9 centimeters (3 in). Adults occupy sandy burrows alone or in pairs, while the juveniles live in small groups. These fish are monogamous. They will retreat to burrows if threatened. These fish are often kept in the aquarium. This fish is extremely easily frightened, so ample hiding places, a lack of other boisterous species, and a well-fitting hood to prevent this fish's escape are recommended.
kla
kla updated Algae Blenny
2013-01-26 08:57:49 -0800
Affectionately known as the **Lawnmower Blenny**, _**Salarias fasciatus**_ is a popular marine aquarium fish species in Australasia. Named for its propensity to consume algae growth from rocks and glass, despite this it is principally a detritivore, with plant material making up only 15% of its diet. The Lawnmower Blenny is generally regarded as compatible with most other marine fish species and as a group with other lawnmower Blennies. The Lawnmower blenny has the capability to blend iN with its surroundings to hide itself from predators. It stays mostly on the ocean or aquarium floor or on any rock or corals. Source: wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salarias_fasciatus The aptly named _Lawnmower Blenny_ will keep your green algae well trimmed and presentable. It requires a mature tank.
kla
kla updated Gold Pristella Tetra
2013-01-26 08:54:10 -0800
_Pristella maxillaris_ is the only species in the genus _Pristella_ and is commonly known as the **golden pristella tetra** or **X-ray tetra** because of its highly transparent body. It is a widely distributed and adaptable fish, being found in coastal rivers of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, and Venezuela in both acidic and alkaline waters. Unlike most other characins, it is tolerant of (and sometimes found in) slightly brackish water. It is small (around 5 cm) and lives in large groups, and males can be distinguished from females by being smaller and thinner than the females. Like most other tetras, it feeds primarily on small insects and planktonic animals. Nomenclature Older aquarium books often refer to this species by an obsolete Latin name, Pristella riddlei. Aquarists tend to refer to this fish as the golden pristella tetra, though some call it the X-ray tetra instead. Other common names include goldfinch tetra, a reference to the similarly coloured goldfinch, and pristella tetra, a modification of its Latin name.
kla
kla updated Silver Tip Tetra
2013-01-26 08:52:31 -0800
**Silvertip tetra** (_Hasemania nana_) are freshwater tetra fish native to blackwater rivers in Brazil. Silver Tip Tetras are slightly more aggressive than other comparative smaller Tetras, observed to occasionally nip other similarly sized Tetras. Description The males have a copper color, the females are more pale and silverish. Both have white tips on the fins, hence the name. They differ from most other tetras by lacking a small second dorsal (adipose) fin. Silvertip Tetras have a Black area at the base of their cadual fin. The fish are transparent except for that fact that their bodies have an overall Copper sheen. During the night, the copper and black become silver as the fish rests — it reactivates once it becomes active in the morning. It grows to approximately 3 cm (1.25 in) in overall length. Sexual dimorphism is slight, the female having a very slightly larger belly, and slightly paler and silver compared to the male's golden copper color.
kla
kla updated Head & Tail Light Tetra
2013-01-21 20:26:33 -0800
The **Head & Tail Light Tetra** (_Hemigrammus ocellifer_) is a South American freshwater fish. Also known by the binomial synonyms _Hemibrycon ocellifer_ and _Tetragonopterus ocellifer_ it is found in the rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru. Most specimens offered for sale in the aquatics trade are tank-raised. With a maximum size of 5 centimetres (2.0 in) the sexes are distinguished as mature females are fuller bodied. Care Captive-raised specimens will acclimatise to a wide range of aquarium conditions, water should be between pH: 6-8, dH: up to 18 degrees and the water at a temperature between 72 to 79 °F (22 to 26 °C). A great species for planted community aquariums. Head & Tail Light Tetras must be kept in groups of 6 or more, and should be provided with floating plants to help diffuse any bright lighting.
kla
kla updated Green Pufferfish
2013-01-21 12:58:57 -0800
Often sold as freshwater fish, but this species actually thrives in brackish water and may even require saltwater when reaches adulthood. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freshwater_aquarium_fish_species) _Tetraodon nigroviridis_ is one of the pufferfish known as the **green spotted puffer**. It is found across South and Southeast Asia in coastal freshwater and brackish water habitats. _Tetraodon nigroviridis_ reaches a typical maximum length of about 15 cm (5.9 in), with reports of up to 17 cm. In February 2009 it was successfully bred in captivity at University of Florida using a new variation of the ovarian lavage technique. In the Aquarium This Pufferfish, known as "M**idori Fugu**" in Japanese is a popular aquarium pet. Typically younger fish are sold with a length of 2–3 cm.
kla
kla removed Guppy on clay/planted-community
2013-01-19 18:21:42 -0800
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kla posted on clay/planted-community
2013-01-19 18:20:33 -0800

The Pacu Tank has been neglected for a while. Have some upgrades in mind for it. Started with painting the back of the tank black.

kla
kla posted on clay/planted-community
2013-01-19 18:18:40 -0800
Planted Community
 
Planted Community
 
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kla updated Moss Ball
2013-01-17 21:57:23 -0800
  • Scientific Name: Chladophora aegagropila
  • Environment: fresh
  • Max Size: 5.0
  • Difficulty: Easy
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kla updated Long Fin Blue Danio
2013-01-17 21:56:28 -0800
  • Scientific Name: Danio rerio
  • Environment: fresh
  • Min Tank Size: 10
  • Max Size: 3.0
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Difficulty: Easy
kla
kla updated Albino Tiger Barb
2013-01-16 20:54:14 -0800
There are many varieties as well as hybrids with other barbs. Good community schooling fish. They are fin nippers.
kla
kla updated Painted Anthias
2013-01-16 20:00:02 -0800
**Anthias** (also called "**Fairy Basslets**") are finicky and many starve to death in captivity. In the wild, they eat zooplankton, and will not accept anything but in the aquarium. They also need to be fed nearly constantly, three times a day at least. The best way to ensure the health and longevity of an Anthias is to attach a refugium where you can grow copepods to "drip" into the display tank. Unlike many other saltwater aquarium inhabitants, they can be kept in groups. Source: [wikipedia] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_marine_aquarium_fish_species)
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kla updated Redfin Anthias
2013-01-16 18:54:46 -0800
**_Pseudanthias dispar_** is commonly known as **Peach fairy basslet** and **Redfin Anthias**. _P. disparate_ is a species of fish of the family of serranids and the order of Perciformes . Morphology The males can reach 9.5 cm in length. Habitat It's a marine fish of tropical climate and associated with coral reefs. It can be found between 1-18 m deep, although it usually lives between 1-15 m deep. Geographic distribution
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kla posted on Raptor's Rainbow
2012-05-04 21:35:40 -0700
Raptor's Rainbow
 
Raptor's Rainbow
 
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kla updated Peppermint Shrimp
2012-04-22 21:58:35 -0700
The shrimp _Lysmata wurdemanni_ lives in the Caribbean Sea and belongs to the cleaners of the oceanic world, although it often scavenges over food debris and dead animals. Her body is yellowish with many red coloured stripes. They are very social animals and will coexist comfortably with almost all the inhabitants of a reef aquarium. Peppermint Shrimp is a perfect predator of the parasitic anemones _Aiptasia_ that live in rock crevices.
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kla updated Blue Legged Hermit Crab
2012-04-10 11:53:32 -0700
**_Clibanarius tricolor_** is a hermit crab that lives in shallow water of the Caribbean Sea and is popular in the home aquarium trade. Its common names include **blue-legged hermit crab**, **tricolor hermit crab**, **blueleg reef hermit crab**, **equal handed hermit crab** and **blueleg hermit crab**. Description _C. tricolor_ has blue legs with red banding, and reaches to 2 centimeters (0.79 in) in size. Feeding _C. tricolor_ is a detritivore, eating dead plants and animals that would otherwise clog the reef. It also eats green hair algae, cyanobacteria and seaweed. It even sifts through sand looking for food, cleaning the sand in the process.