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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By ZxC
I'm not a breeding expert when it comes to fish,...

I'm not a breeding expert when it comes to fish, but tetras cannot become pregnant, they are egg laying species. I would first rule out any soft of bloat diseases first.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-26-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By ZxC
Cut the tops and replant Leave the healthy...

Cut the tops and replant
Leave the healthy bottoms in place
Toss the ratty bottoms in the garbage (not outside / down the drain, many hygro's are bad invasive species)
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-25-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By ZxC
I would go with a larger sized diffuser for 60...

I would go with a larger sized diffuser for 60 gallons, doesn't matter the brand so long as it's quality.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-23-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By ZxC
Bigger the diffuer, the more they cost and the...

Bigger the diffuer, the more they cost and the more CO2 you can pump through them (typically).

For finding a source to fill canisters, post a question or a help wanted ad on social media / local...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-22-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By ZxC
Probably, but I would skip the chili rasbora and...

Probably, but I would skip the chili rasbora and go with ember tetra or rummynose tetra instead (chili's are very tiny and are quite shy).

I would also skip the shrimp if going with the loaches,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-22-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By ZxC
option 1 can fit in a 10 gallon, but I would...

option 1 can fit in a 10 gallon, but I would recommend a 20 gallon high.

Lighting is within the same budget ranges between a 10 gallon and a 20 gallon high, but your plant and fish selection is...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-21-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By ZxC
kH or gH?

kH or gH?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-21-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 91
Posted By ZxC
how are you determining the hardness of the water?

how are you determining the hardness of the water?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 05-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By ZxC
praecox rainbows have poor genetic strains and...

praecox rainbows have poor genetic strains and are almost always doomed from day 1, you are experiencing that and there isn't much you can do to stop their slow wither away.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-19-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By ZxC
Seachem Excel is not a carbon source, it is not...

Seachem Excel is not a carbon source, it is not CO2 and it is not a CO2 replacement. Aquarium product manufactures are masters at marketing, and mislead the buyer with many products.
Excel is a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By ZxC
Flourish Trace on only trace nutrients, Flourish...

Flourish Trace on only trace nutrients, Flourish Comprehensive is only micro nutrients, Flourish Nitrogen is only nitrogen, Flourish Potassium is only potassium.

The envy line is not nutrients at...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By ZxC
No, you need to supply the plants with a full...

No, you need to supply the plants with a full nutrient solution. Seachem fertilizers will not do that, nor will tabs (tabs are over 70% inert ingredients).

I suggest am all-in-one fertilizer such...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-15-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By ZxC
Unfortunately the Seachem fertilizer line-up you...

Unfortunately the Seachem fertilizer line-up you are using is missing all of the macro nutrients that plant's need in large quantities, being Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium.

They do have a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-14-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By ZxC
Do you have links to the Envy and Propel stuff...

Do you have links to the Envy and Propel stuff you are dosing?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-14-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By ZxC
Bare stem area, you can cut the stem and replant...

Bare stem area, you can cut the stem and replant to top if you want
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-13-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 102
Posted By ZxC
Damaged leaves will not recover, generally it's...

Damaged leaves will not recover, generally it's best to trim them off to remove organic material rotting in the tank.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-10-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 151
Posted By ZxC
More plants. More water changed at a time. ...

More plants.
More water changed at a time.
More removal of organics before they have a chance of partaking in the nitrogen cycle.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-08-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By ZxC
It does not affect the fish (acclimation to these...

It does not affect the fish (acclimation to these levels should be considered).

Dissolved CO2 creates carboxylic acid, a weak acid, thus lowering the pH. It does not alter osmotic pressure (like...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-08-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By ZxC
I would have CO2 turn on 2 hours before the...

I would have CO2 turn on 2 hours before the lights, and shut off when the lights shut off. This is always best done with a solenoid valve on a timer in sync with your lights on a timer.

Sorry to...
Forum: General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 05-07-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By ZxC
Depends on what your goals are and what's in your...

Depends on what your goals are and what's in your tapwater
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-04-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By ZxC
If you have enough healthy bacteria you don't...

If you have enough healthy bacteria you don't need to cycle.

You can add whichever first, 2-4 ppm ammonia needs to be consumed in 24 hours without any NO2 reading, producing a moderate amount of...
Forum: Aquaria Off-Topic 05-02-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 59
Posted By ZxC
If everyone is happy and healthy, and you are...

If everyone is happy and healthy, and you are performing regular water changes, I wouldn't worry at all.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-30-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By ZxC
I can't say if it's enough because I don't know...

I can't say if it's enough because I don't know the Ca or Mg content in their product.

Ideally, you'll want 30ppm Ca and 10-15ppm of Mg for remineralized RO water.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-29-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By ZxC
Looks like (my google search) 1mL / 10 liters...

Looks like (my google search) 1mL / 10 liters will raise gH by 1 degree. You'll need 6mL's per 10 liters of water to achieve 6 degrees of gH. Do you have a break down of what they are recommending /...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 04-29-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By ZxC
CO2 and fertilizers straight away, from day 1....

CO2 and fertilizers straight away, from day 1. Lighting 4-5 hours per day max, preferably at 50% - 75% until the plants are fully established and you're on a good water change / maintenance routine. ...
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