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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 06-30-2006, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,505
Posted By Roach182
Skinny fish spitting out food.

I have 2 fish that have gotten quite skinny over the last couple of weeks. One is a blood fin tetra that got that skinny in the the belly that his spine looks like it is curving, the other is a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-05-2006, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,611
Posted By Roach182
I use dicalite swimming pool diatom powder as you...

I use dicalite swimming pool diatom powder as you can see have way down the page in this link that its swimpool grade is used for aquariums.

https://www.grefco.com/Diatom_filter_aid.htm
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-02-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,611
Posted By Roach182
Money saving tip for you 7Enigma: get your diatom...

Money saving tip for you 7Enigma: get your diatom powder at a swimming pool supply place, far cheaper and works just as well. In Canada where I am the local pet supply place sells 1 pound boxes of...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,482
Posted By Roach182
That though crossed my mind as well, my lights do...

That though crossed my mind as well, my lights do have a sturdy lexan shield over them. I never had a problem though. In fact one time when I was rearranging my aquarium I had a heck of a time trying...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-15-2006, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,482
Posted By Roach182
I bought 4 pack of 1 1/2 inch diameter suction...

I bought 4 pack of 1 1/2 inch diameter suction cups from Walmart for 80 cents, I screwed 3 of them to the bottom of the driftwood then stuck it to the bottom of my aquarium. Worked like a charm.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-12-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Roach182
Thanks for the replies, I think I will just rinse...

Thanks for the replies, I think I will just rinse them off in my tap water, it is from a well and there is no water softeners on it.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-11-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Roach182
Thanks for the input people. newfound77951, I...

Thanks for the input people. newfound77951, I was always under the impression that even rinsing in tap water from a well would destroy good bacteria that resides on the filter. But perhaps that...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-11-2006, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Roach182
Now that I have a python ....

How do I rinse my filter. I used to swish them around in a bucket of aquarium water from my gravel vac/siphon, this would clean them and preserve the beneficial bacteria. But now with the python all...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-09-2006, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,784
Posted By Roach182
Personally I agree with fearlessfich, I would...

Personally I agree with fearlessfich, I would give it a try, but keep an eye on him for a day or two. I put a male betta in my 29g community tank and he did quite well, even with the fancy male...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-08-2006, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Roach182
There could be a lot of crushed shell in it that...

There could be a lot of crushed shell in it that could mess with you water parms.
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-08-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,164
Posted By Roach182
Just rinse off the filter bag and it can be used...

Just rinse off the filter bag and it can be used many times. The actual filtering is done by the diatom powder which coats the filter bag and prevents the bag from gumming up with waste.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-05-2006, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By Roach182
The formula with which to find an equilateral...

The formula with which to find an equilateral hexagon's area is 2.5981 times the length of one side squared.

12*12=144 144*2.5981= 374 inches square * 30 = 11223 cubic inches

11223/231 = 48.58...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-05-2006, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,164
Posted By Roach182
newfound, I don't understand why your aquarium is...

newfound, I don't understand why your aquarium is not clear yet after so many times with the diatom filter. The frst time I used mine the water was so green that I only had a couple of inches of...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-04-2006, 09:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,164
Posted By Roach182
newfound The diatom powder you had laying...

newfound

The diatom powder you had laying around work was for swimming pools I hope. If it is food grade diatom powder (or for insect control) it is not recommended for filtering. Aquarium and...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-01-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Roach182
The instructions call for a cup, but I find about...

The instructions call for a cup, but I find about 1 and 1/3 cup works best. The diatom filter will filter everything down to 1 micron, it will even filter Ich as well as other suspended parasites and...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 04-26-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,370
Posted By Roach182
Swimming pool supply places have diatomaceous...

Swimming pool supply places have diatomaceous earth at a lot lower price. I have not tried it in my diatom filter yet though.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-26-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roach182
Here is the liquid fert I am using for micro: ...

Here is the liquid fert I am using for micro:

https://www.hagen.com/uk/aquatic/product.cfm?CAT=1&SUBCAT=121&PROD_ID=01076740030101

- 236 ml(8oz)
- Fertiliser for freshwater plants
- Fulfills...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-26-2006, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roach182
So there is a chance I could have a...

So there is a chance I could have a calcium/magnesium deficiency in my tank? I don't have a test kit to measure calcium or magnesium (or is that what the kh/gh kit does) so I don't know what my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-23-2006, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roach182
Thanks for the info Jchillin.

Thanks for the info Jchillin.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-23-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By Roach182
After reading this thread I went to the garden...

After reading this thread I went to the garden and dug up an earthworm. I washed the dirt of it under the tap, minced it up into small pieces and dumped it in the aquarium. the fish went absolutly...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-23-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,786
Posted By Roach182
GH & KH questions. Edit: add ? about nutrient deficiency

I bought Nutrafin KH/GH test kit so I could use "Chucks planted aquarium calculator" to figure out my CO2 levels for my plants. I new my water would be hard because it leaves evidence of that in my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-21-2006, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Roach182
If this is the case then You will not need any...

If this is the case then You will not need any Co2 at all. I am not sure if even low light plants will grow well. You have less than 1wpg. You may get some plants that will survive but I doubt...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-21-2006, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,056
Posted By Roach182
The 29 aqua tech from Walmart is the same one I...

The 29 aqua tech from Walmart is the same one I have. It comes with a regular t8 20 watt bulb. I switched my bulb to an Life-Glo 2 bulb and it help my plants greatly. But just yesterday I put a DIY...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-11-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,585
Posted By Roach182
toyotarsrfun, Perhaps you could send him a...

toyotarsrfun,

Perhaps you could send him a link to this board. Over the last 2 years I have found this board to be an absolute treasure trove of useful information for a new aquarist.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-11-2006, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Roach182
I agree that there is a problem in the tank, I...

I agree that there is a problem in the tank, I hope that I did not give the impression that a Diatom filter will cure the problem. It will certaintly remove the symptom, but it will not cure the...
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