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    I like the natural look, and love planted tanks.
    Other interests include movies, skiing and spending time with my wife, kids and friends. :)

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  1. Most "daylight" bulbs have spikes in the blue and red spectrums, which are great for photosynthesis. If you can get the color spectrum for a given bulb, and see that it has a bit of both of those colors, then you're good to go for growing plants. If you're running multiple bulbs, then put your "fish color" bulbs closer to the front.
  2. I've seen water whick through the top black brace/trim and drip, causing what you're describing
  3. It should... but THIS time, make sure to cross your fingers AND toes!
  4. Silicon alone cannot be used to repair a crack, you'll need another piece of glass that goes beyond the end of the crack. Put enough silicon on the patch that it oozes out the sides, put a weight on it, clean up the ooze, and let it cure for a few days. That will hold.
  5. The pic is blurry, but it looks like a wound to me with a bit of an infection. Keep the water clean and maybe add an alder cone or almond leaf if not already in there (they seem to help keep fungus away naturally), and it should clear up shortly.
  6. If you have good husbandry practices, rams can be added just about any time; but, a lot of people have trouble with them in newer tanks. Good circulation, plant health and some MTS to keep the substrate fresh will help keep them healthy. Dwarf gouramis are cool, and males are readily available in a few different colors - they tend to get along with most other fish.
  7. 12 more Cardinals, 8-10 orange-lazer Cory's, 6-8 marble hatchets, 2 angels (get them small enough that they can't eat the Cardinals and they should leave them alone when they get bigger). This is assuming that when you say planted tank, there is not much of the substrate visible. Feed the plants well (I prefer the Estimator Index method of fertilizing - see the pinned topic in the Planted Forum), and your fish will be happy. If your tank just has a few plants, just go with 6 Cory's and the angels, or plan for large WCs a couple times per week.
  8. Is anyone from Edmonton heading down and able to bring home a couple bags from Harold(Fairdeal) for me?
  9. An infected wound. I haven't medicated my fish for years, so I only know off hand what would help. I do know people who've had success spot treating fish with malachite green, but that was a while ago - not even sure it's available anymore as I believe some ingredients are carcinogenic
  10. I think John put in the order last night... PM geleen ASAP to see if you can still get in
  11. The live foods mentioned above stay in the water column a while, and when frozen they don't sink very fast - sounds like your best bet.
  12. As long as you're a member of CAS, you are allowed to sell in the ACE auction. I'd touch base with the auction coordinator to make sure there's room - I believe it's still Michael and can get his email off the ACE website
  13. There are a few brands of food that make a micropellet - my favorite is New Life Spectrum
  14. Endler's Livebearers would be a good choice - I've raised them mixed with shrimp and both populations grew. As would any of the smaller rasboras - add emerald to your list. I think a good sized school of cardinals would be a bit big for a 5 gal tank. You'll want at least 6-8 for a schooling fish, so I'd stick with fish that stay 1" or less.