titan wrote:Here we go again. I think I have brown algae growing in my tank. A few spots of it was growing on the front of the tank that I wiped off pretty easily. Now, short of cleaning the fake plants, is there a fish that will clean this off for me? My Pepper Corys aren't doing anything about it.
ssidbroadcast wrote:Couple of problems:Hey guys,
I haven't read all 7 pages of this thread, so maybe this is redundant, but I just thought of a neato idea. What if you combined your love of freshwater fishies with your love of enthusiast PC hardware? That's right, using your fifty-something gallon tank as a reservoir for your water-cooled PC!
A simple flowchart:
Because of the sheer volume of the water, you wouldn't need worry about running the water through a radiator block. In a way, you kill two birds with one stone because you don't have to get an expensive water heater for your aquarium. Water too cold for the fish? Just crank up the OC! Too warm? Crank it back down.
Again, if someone else has already suggested this then stop me here. Seems like an obvious match made in heaven. Heck, you could even sandwich your ATX tower between two aquariums to help shed the heat off as long as the case airflow didn't rely on going out the sides.
C'mon guys, it could be cool.
mattsteg wrote:They sound hardy, and that sounds like it should work. Picked up some ghost shrimp for one tank today and have my other inching ever closer to being ready to go.
titan wrote:mattsteg wrote:They sound hardy, and that sounds like it should work. Picked up some ghost shrimp for one tank today and have my other inching ever closer to being ready to go.
What should work: putting them in the sand right away, or letting them float before putting them in the sand?
Where did you get your ghost shrimp? I'm starting to get green algae. Or should I look for a different kind of fish?
titan wrote:Where did you get your ghost shrimp? I'm starting to get green algae. Or should I look for a different kind of fish?
Usacomp2k3 wrote:We got a fish tank and 4 fish. I took pictures today, so I'll post them when I upload them to my site
liquidsquid wrote:Quite a difference indeed. I'm just getting set to put my 120 (marine, semi-reef) online now - filling it for the first time (except for test-fills) right now. Getting ~150 gal out of a 75GPD RO/DI unit that's being fed MN winter cold water takes a long, long time. Probably throw up a photo or 2 once the tank is full and the sediment from the sand settles out.I put up a little 5-gallon tank in my son's room, it went from 4 fish, and now is at 24 or so. Live-bearers are so much fun! A long ways from my 150 gallon tank that Gleek owns now.
PRIME1 wrote:Snails are great. They'll mow through most kinds of algae and clean up any left-over food. If you don' overfeed your tank they won't overreproduce either.titan wrote:Where did you get your ghost shrimp? I'm starting to get green algae. Or should I look for a different kind of fish?
The best for algae are snails. Although they breed like rabbits. Also if your tank is big enough a pleco does wonders.
A way to get cheap snails is to go to various pet stores that sell live aquarium plants and look closely to see if they have small snails on them. If so they also have eggs on them and for a couple bucks you get a nice live plant and some new critter for the tank.
Getting rid of the snails can be a problem. I used to feed them to my turtle and give them to people for their tanks or for people who had bigger fish that would eat the snails.
Darkmage wrote:Hey guys,
Forgive me for butting in. I'm not a fish person and I didn't read the whole thread... but have you guys seen this wacky fish tank?
titan wrote:I want it.
Usacomp2k3 wrote:We threw some penny's into the water b/c apparently they don't like the copper. *shrug*