|10-29-2013 04:28 AM|
|07-30-2013 07:01 AM|
I dont know about baby shrimps. Maybe they are eating baby shrimps. I dont care. I have those shrimps just to keep algae away.
My crypts are at the places where they get very low light and very low flow. I dont know but they dont get algae. Also, I do WC every third day. So that might be a reason
|07-27-2013 08:13 PM|
I think I look at your photos daily
With your shrimps, do your fishes not make a snack out of them? I really want to put some crystals and fire reds but i think they'll get eaten or always hide from my croaking gouramis or badis badis. How did you manage to keep them in your tank?
Do you keep your crypts attached to the driftwood? How do you prevent algae on your slow growers? Frequent water changes?
|07-24-2013 09:55 PM|
Since my tank is pretty dense I need more flow than what I'd put in a same sized tank. I have an Eheim 2215 and a power-head with surface skimmer running 24x7. Also, every 3rd day I do 40% water change and while water change, I siphon all the leaves.
IME, good biological filtration is the reason behind crystal clear water. I use Bio Rio in my filter.
TDS means Total Dissolved Salts. Its the sum of Gh and Kh. It tells you how hard or soft your water is. I dont use it everyday but still it comes handy when I go to some collection trip or I want to acclimate a new fish. I also use Gh and Kh test kits to check Gh and Kh individually.
I no longer use inline diffuser for the same reason. I like to see CO2 bubbles in my tank
I usually go for 30ppm+ CO2. BPS would be around 3-4 BPS.
Now, here's the deal- Since I use a surface skimmer, it keeps adding oxygen in my water column continuously. If I switch off my skimmer and keep the CO2 at the same concentration, my fishes start gasping on the surface in no time. Surface skimmer helps a lot in gas exchange. I strongly recommend it.
Hope I could answer all the questions
|07-24-2013 09:33 PM|
Beautiful photos as always.
Have you mentioned what you were using for flow? None of your plants have debris on it!
And what is a tds meter used for in your tank?
And lastly, how do you ensure you have enough co2 with inline diffuser? I find most of the time the bubbles are so big that most of my co2 dissipates out. What's your bps? Are your fishes okay.
Thank you so much,
|07-20-2013 08:14 AM|
|pianofish||I'm itching for a planted in tank pic of the metallic red|
|07-19-2013 03:46 PM|
Yes the Dario
I think it looks more beautiful with just 1 lone stem than a group. Id love to try that guy some day.
|07-19-2013 03:01 PM|
That plant is Egleria fluctuans. all it needs is light
light and light. It should start growing on mercury instead of earth. Would be much nearer to Sun. LOL.
|07-19-2013 12:57 AM|
|samee||Some crazy stuff there. I love the plant behind that reddish beta. Stem with needles. Im sure it likes soft water. Let see how you use that red moss, it must look really nice in front of all the greens.|
|07-19-2013 12:49 AM|
|07-19-2013 12:46 AM|
Keep me in the list for erectus
|07-13-2013 03:07 AM|
WOW!!! I am totally impressed with your collection of Erios! Let me know if you've got some for sale!
|07-12-2013 04:40 AM|
|JoraaŃ||Unknown plant on the 8th snap is Pogostemon stellatus 'narrow leaf'. Nice collection of Erios...|
|07-06-2013 02:51 AM|
|Dugsul808||One of the nicest setups I've ever seen, I really likes all your plants of how it was places and how healthy they looked. Also likes your panda face fish and your frog you got in there !|
|07-06-2013 02:28 AM|
Holy Update! But I loved every bit of it. Lovely tanks, gorg fish, super lush plants..... making me jelly, lol.
Best of luck with breeding the Bettas, that 1st male is insanly stunning. I really love the marble plakats. If you are succesful I'd be really interested in a male possibly.
Funny your Dario hysignon punk your amanos the way they do. My dario dario don't pay mine any attention. The amanos even try to crawl on them at times and still nothing.
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