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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-28-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Britty
Thats 7 hours continuous light. So split that...

Thats 7 hours continuous light. So split that into 2 shorter periods. Say on from 1:00pm - 4:30pm, off from 4:30 - 6:30pm and on from 6:30 - 10:00pm. You can experiment with the times. Having two...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Britty
After the water change dose with ammonia again....

After the water change dose with ammonia again. Only if within 24 hours after dosing that ammonia & nitrites test as 0ppm is the tank cycled.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 07-02-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Britty
My opinion is anything less than 5 gallon is too...

My opinion is anything less than 5 gallon is too small for a Betta.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-22-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By Britty
Have you kept an eye on your pH since adding the...

Have you kept an eye on your pH since adding the distilled water. The blurb on the link you posted for the gravel states;

Note: Gravel may contain minerals that affect water pH. Monitor your water...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 05-16-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By Britty
I had the same problem when I started out. pH...

I had the same problem when I started out. pH kept climbing to 8.2 no matter what I did.

Do you have substrate. If so tell us exactly what you are using.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 05-16-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,413
Posted By Britty
40% water changes and minor gravel vac once a...

40% water changes and minor gravel vac once a week. Clean the filters every 3rd water change. Once a month I do a major gravel vac where I lift out the wood and decorations and deep gravel vac...
Forum: Cichlid Discussion 03-29-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By Britty
I have NLS pellets for my Betta. I always soak...

I have NLS pellets for my Betta. I always soak them for about 10mins before feeding. They double in size in that time.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-27-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Britty
Like Mebbid, I recommend vinegar and an algae...

Like Mebbid, I recommend vinegar and an algae scuff pad that you would use for aquariums.

Some people use razor blades, but I don't like the idea. Only takes a minor slip and you can cut or...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-17-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By Britty
I've done this at one time and like you thought...

I've done this at one time and like you thought about doing it bits at a time with fish in. But in the end I just got a plastic storage tub, thoroughly cleaned and rinsed it with hot tap water. Dried...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 03-07-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By Britty
Dose the ammonia every second day now. Your...

Dose the ammonia every second day now. Your ammonia stage is complete. You only need to keep the bios alive now, not continue to bomb them with ammonia.

Now, water change until your test kit reads...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,606
Posted By Britty
I do a no feed day religiously every Monday for...

I do a no feed day religiously every Monday for all my fish.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,823
Posted By Britty
Thats the wetting agent I was talking about...

Thats the wetting agent I was talking about before. The suds eventually go away.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,823
Posted By Britty
I haven't experienced any problems sticking them...

I haven't experienced any problems sticking them right next to my swords or crypts. But I don't use whole ones either.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 11-25-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,823
Posted By Britty
I found these at my local hardware warehouse...

I found these at my local hardware warehouse about 6 months ago. Yes the ingredients are good and they do what they say they do. I liked they were low in phosphates.

The pack does say they are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Britty
Softwoods take ages of forced submersion before...

Softwoods take ages of forced submersion before they sink on their own. Some never do and have to be siliconed tto slate to hold them down. After that they disintegrate and rot pretty quickly.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-17-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,008
Posted By Britty
I can't see it properly to determine the style of...

I can't see it properly to determine the style of wood.Is it floating?

Is it a hardwood? Are you able to push your thumb nail into it and easily leave an impression?

If its soft or a softwood,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,193
Posted By Britty
This is how a simple passive siphon gravel clean...

This is how a simple passive siphon gravel clean is meant to work. You clean the gravel and do a water change at the same time. The gravel muck ends up in the bucket. Gets both jobs done in one go....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11-04-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By Britty
Fishless cycled both my 18gallon and 8 gallon. ...

Fishless cycled both my 18gallon and 8 gallon.

First time was the 18gallon. Started from scratch and no seeded material. Took about 21 days. The 8gallon I took some gravel, sponge material and...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-16-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By Britty
The 4ppm guide is based that you have a tank that...

The 4ppm guide is based that you have a tank that you intend to fully stock with many fish, in which case 4ppm is still a lot but a reasonable and still very safe figure.

But 4ppm is way overkill...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,199
Posted By Britty
I agree with this. There is absolutely no need to...

I agree with this. There is absolutely no need to dose to 4ppm for a single betta.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 10-10-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By Britty
Agree. The 1" per gallon thing is only a guide...

Agree. The 1" per gallon thing is only a guide and only really for what are considered small fish. For instance you shouldn't put one 30" fish into a 30 gallon tank!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10-09-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,857
Posted By Britty
Sorry to burst the bubble but that filter is...

Sorry to burst the bubble but that filter is neither new nor revolutionary. Lots of people have made fluidised bed / moving bed filters on you tube. I also made my own and have been running it in my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-27-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Britty
Big post. Overly complicated. I can sense you are...

Big post. Overly complicated. I can sense you are passionate about the topic but fishless cycle isn't as complex as you make it to be, allows a large margin of error & fishless cycle teaches the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-26-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Britty
I've done a fishless cycle with and without...

I've done a fishless cycle with and without seeded material. For me it was about the ease of it all. Why bother with constant water changes, constant checking of parameters, overuse of prime, etc...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 09-23-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Britty
Yes. Thats fine.

Yes. Thats fine.
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