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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-22-2008, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By fish_4_all
As far as I know it was found submerged. Will try...

As far as I know it was found submerged. Will try to find out from the one who found it. Will see if the person will just come here and post more information. They will hopefully have better pictures...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By fish_4_all
I signed up with them yesterday but still haven't...

I signed up with them yesterday but still haven't been authorized as a member so it will have to wait I guess.

Does anyone have any idea of what type of plant it is? Maybe a general group that I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-21-2008, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By fish_4_all
S. Cal Plant ID

I have a friend who found this plant and we need an ID so we can figure out if it legal to posses and even more important, legal to ship. It is a very cool looking plant and looks like it could be a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-16-2008, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By fish_4_all
Okay, that makes more sense now. Sorry if I came...

Okay, that makes more sense now. Sorry if I came across as Snide JohnPaul, was not my intent. Chemistry was not my strong point when it came to reactions and such. All I know is how to dose and to do...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-15-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By fish_4_all
That's interesting because at one time Gregs sold...

That's interesting because at one time Gregs sold Potassium Chloride as a fert option for Chloride. That and they still sell Calcium Chloride as one on the recommended sites for dry ferts. Shop...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-09-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By fish_4_all
There is the option to move the light above the...

There is the option to move the light above the tank, maybe way above. lol.
This would slightly reduce the overall amount of light that penetrates and could even light up the tnak more evenly....
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By fish_4_all
I would order it but it would only be the K2SO4...

I would order it but it would only be the K2SO4 so the shipping would be more than the cost of the ferts. If I needed to make a whole order it would be worth it but I have enough CSM+B to last 5...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-08-2008, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,866
Posted By fish_4_all
KCl Water softener

I have found Potassium Chloride in my local, Home Depot being sold as water softener. I need Potassium as when I ordered my dry ferts the first time I got plenty of everything but K.

Is it okay...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 06-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By fish_4_all
One thing to certainly remember though if you...

One thing to certainly remember though if you don't do gravel vacs regularly. Make sure that you do a very good one if you are gonna do any major landascaping and it has been a while. Every time I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-31-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By fish_4_all
Makes sense to me. I have had bubbles release...

Makes sense to me. I have had bubbles release from the substrate many times using gravel but only once was it smelly. Most of the time I think it is air trapped and not sulfur gas. It would make a...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-31-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By fish_4_all
Hmm, I have never considered not doing gravel...

Hmm, I have never considered not doing gravel vacs in my tanks but I guess it could make a difference. I have always been worried about dead pockets and sufate gas building up from decaying matter. I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-31-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By fish_4_all
I tried the peat moss thing a while back and...

I tried the peat moss thing a while back and couldn't leave it alone long enough to keep from being sucked up when I did a gravel vac. Was just a terrible mess. Layinering for me wound up the same...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-30-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,005
Posted By fish_4_all
Gravel, laterite, bacteria and patience

I have come to somewhat of a conculsion when it comes to using standard gravel as a substrate. When I first set up a tank and get it cycled, my plants grow slowly, almost painfully slowly. They mope...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-28-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By fish_4_all
I asked about 100 questions, collected all the...

I asked about 100 questions, collected all the information tried a little of everything from everywhere and eventually got it to work for me. The range of advice given here made it easier to get...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 05-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,828
Posted By fish_4_all
When I had my mystery snails I had a tank full of...

When I had my mystery snails I had a tank full of algae on all panes but the front. They did very little to actually "eliminate" it. They grazed here and there on it but never controlled it. I don't...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 01-08-2008, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By fish_4_all
Well slow growth is often a sign of low nitrates....

Well slow growth is often a sign of low nitrates. Have you tested them? I got the same problem when I got Hygrophila Difformis, Wisteria. The Wisteria was taking up the nitrates about as fast as my...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-21-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By fish_4_all
Plant recovering from cold water

I lost power here for 5 days and my plants have suffered. I won't talk about the fish short of saying I am starting over, completely. The plants I thought had come out of it fine but now they are...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 09-17-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By fish_4_all
Popcorn Brine Shrimp

I just wanted to share this with everyone as I thought it was a pretty cool way to feed brine shrimp to your fish. I came across it and had to try it and it works wonderfully.

If you have regular...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 08-12-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,275
Posted By fish_4_all
Death to Hydra

Is there any way to kill hydra without killing snails?
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-31-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By fish_4_all
If you put them in the water they will drown....

If you put them in the water they will drown. Removing them and placing them on some styrofoam will work and does for a lot of people. I think there are instructions in the DIY section although I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-22-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By fish_4_all
Congrats on the new LFS, no get your application...

Congrats on the new LFS, no get your application in there so there is someone there that knows what they are doing, lol.
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 07-22-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By fish_4_all
Well you could still do shrimp but I think they...

Well you could still do shrimp but I think they need a pH above 7.2 and they need a high GH and KH which you should have with the plants. This can be done and still have high enough levels of CO2 to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 07-22-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,178
Posted By fish_4_all
I have had mine for a long time and I have only...

I have had mine for a long time and I have only seen it when the sponges are blocked with too much gunk. I would still check for level as it wouldn't take but being off by 1/4 inch for it to cause...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,220
Posted By fish_4_all
Ok, I don;t kow if this will wrok as I have not...

Ok, I don;t kow if this will wrok as I have not actually done this and I hate undergravel filters but why not set up a reverse flow UGF? This will prevent anything from falling to the bottom because...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 07-22-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,008
Posted By fish_4_all
Breeding Danios Or Killifish

Well I think i am going to try another species and I am looking at either Danios or killifish. I have heard that Danios are eggs scatterers and Killifhs needs a spawn mop for breeding but I have only...
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