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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks Yesterday, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Coursair
Also only distilled water is Too clean. You'd...

Also only distilled water is Too clean. You'd need to remineralize it. Or I do part tap/part distilled and Prime. You only need distilled if your PH is super high and you have sensitive Fish or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 203
Posted By Coursair
If you feed some Zucchini and Romaine and Green...

If you feed some Zucchini and Romaine and Green Peas they may let some plants grow. Try Java Fern first 👍


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 195
Posted By Coursair
My plants root just fine in sand. ...

My plants root just fine in sand.
http://youtu.be/2dxCfQK6jBg

I use Black CaribSea sand.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 215
Posted By Coursair
Be careful with tiny Cories. Your Betta may not...

Be careful with tiny Cories. Your Betta may not like them. Mine killed young Panda Cories in a 12g. Have a backup plan.
Add stock very gradual and keep testing water.

Some Bettas of mine only...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 305
Posted By Coursair
I've used Azoo Palm filters before. Nice little...

I've used Azoo Palm filters before. Nice little filter and adjustable.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 114
Posted By Coursair
I would NOT start with CRS. They are more...

I would NOT start with CRS. They are more sensitive than RCS.

Start with RCS. If needed you can do PWCs with part tap/part distilled to lower PH and TDS. I use Prime as my conditioner.

Buy a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion Yesterday, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Coursair
I use part tap/part distilled if needed in my...

I use part tap/part distilled if needed in my Shrimp tanks.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 150
Posted By Coursair
Dense = thick or lush plant growth. The...

Dense = thick or lush plant growth.

The more hiding places you offer without scary fish in the tank, the more you should see them once they settle in.

Please don't take away hiding places.
...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 04-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 83
Posted By Coursair
You can add a little Java Moss or Guppy Grass to...

You can add a little Java Moss or Guppy Grass to the breeder box, so the fry have a place to hide. If you add a good clump of Java Moss or other easy dense plant it will give any remaining Fry in the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 04-17-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 150
Posted By Coursair
What's wrong ? You have a massive Shrimp killing...

What's wrong ? You have a massive Shrimp killing fish, that's why they hide. Also very little dense plant growth, as your tank is new.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-17-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By Coursair
Some tips. Green water is Algae. Reduce...

Some tips.
Green water is Algae.

Reduce lighting to six hours a day. Buy a timer if you don't have one. Reduce wattage if needed.

Reduce fish food. Overfeeding can cause Algae.

Test...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By Coursair
Green water is different than cloudy water. How...

Green water is different than cloudy water. How long is your light on ? What kind of bulb(s) ?



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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By Coursair
How do you keep tank water crystal clear

Mine just stay crystal clear. Heavily planted low tech small tanks. Mostly sand. One is gravel.

I do weekly PWCs. Usually 25% unless there is a reason to do more.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-17-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 87
Posted By Coursair
Ideal Betta Conditions??

I use part tap/part distilled to lower PH and TDS in my Shrimp tanks. Just don't use pure RO or Distilled...that's a bit too pure.

Or if you do use straight RO, add remineralize product like...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 04-16-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Coursair
Yeah, if the Betta wasn't there I'd suggest a...

Yeah, if the Betta wasn't there I'd suggest a Pearl Gourami.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Coursair
Try some live plants and check the lights above...

Try some live plants and check the lights above and around the tank. Does this only happen at certain times ?
Maybe turn off lights during that time of day/night ??

Put background on back and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Coursair
BN Pleco info. Note they mention wood as part of...

BN Pleco info. Note they mention wood as part of the diet. Bogwood or Driftwood should be in the tank.
http://www.planetcatfish.com/common/species.php?species_id=49


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 260
Posted By Coursair
Pleco id

Not exactly. Sailfins have more rays in their dorsal fin.

From Planet Catfish
"Pterygoplichthys can be identified by the number of rays in the dorsal fin. More than 10 indicates that it's a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 04-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 109
Posted By Coursair
Consider a Honey Gourami. Very Peaceful, just a...

Consider a Honey Gourami. Very Peaceful, just a little smaller and usually much healthier than DGs


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-15-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By Coursair
Try a 3 day blackout. Reduce lighting to 6hrs...

Try a 3 day blackout.
Reduce lighting to 6hrs a day. Watch how much you feed any stock and up water changes perhaps ? Plus perhaps add DIY CO2 or up Excel ?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 04-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By Coursair
Household cleaner ? Forgetting to rinse hands...

Household cleaner ? Forgetting to rinse hands before putting in tank ? Someone used water bucket for chemical cleaner ? ( my ex kept stealing my WC buckets and not understanding why I couldn't just...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-15-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By Coursair
This was all I found that seemed useful...

This was all I found that seemed useful http://www.aquariumplants.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=9401

If try asking over at TPT or APC if needed.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-15-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 438
Posted By Coursair
A BN Pleco might eat Sword plants if you have...

A BN Pleco might eat Sword plants if you have those. They still have a big bio load for their size.

You might look at a group of Otos.
Or a clown Pleco and have wood for it to eat. Or a Pitbull...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-15-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By Coursair
I sometimes use part tap/part distilled or RO...

I sometimes use part tap/part distilled or RO water to lower TDS and or soften water for my Shrimp. It can be used. But if you use just RO/DI you should remineralize it.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 04-15-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Coursair
Tank Disaster, I'm killing fish and I don't know why!

A 12g is really tiny for C julii IME.
They need at least a 20g Long for floor space for a group. They get over 2" as adults.

Pygmy species might be better. Also Cories enjoy live plants. Mine...
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