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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By BeastMaster
Hopefully these dedicated botanists will...

Hopefully these dedicated botanists will continue their research to help clarify species identification and give insight to species needs for we hobbyists. :bounce:


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Forum: Plants 10-19-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By BeastMaster
There is a journal article that was published...

There is a journal article that was published this year that identifies 27 species of buce. This should help with clearing some of the confusion in the multitude of trade & commercial names out there...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-18-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By BeastMaster
Really nice tanks! Understand that in general,...

Really nice tanks! Understand that in general, buces are slow growers. In your experience, has algae growth ever been an issue and if so, have you ever treated buces w/ H2O2?
PM you about some...
Forum: Fish 10-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By BeastMaster
Had a trio of Apisto cacautoides in w/ Neos. The...

Had a trio of Apisto cacautoides in w/ Neos. The cichlids didn't eat any of the adult shrimp but I'm sure they snacked on the babies. The shrimp were constantly hiding. After removing the Apisto's...
Forum: Plants 10-14-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,461
Posted By BeastMaster
I've been dealing w/ planted tanks for about two...

I've been dealing w/ planted tanks for about two years now. Been working primarily w/ various foreground plants and java ferns and only recently shown an interest in crypts & buces.

In researching...
Forum: Lighting 10-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 64,151
Posted By BeastMaster
Just wanted to update. My Finnex stable has grown...

Just wanted to update. My Finnex stable has grown from a 24" Ray 2 (60P) & 36" Fugeray (12L) to include 12" Planted + (30 cube), 12" Fugeray (mini-S), 24" Fugeray (60F) & 18" Fugeray (3.2L). Love...
Forum: Substrate 10-05-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By BeastMaster
Multiply W"x L"x depth" & divide by 231=gal. So...

Multiply W"x L"x depth" & divide by 231=gal. So 12"X 24"x 3"/231=3.75gal or 16.5L. AquaSoil comes in 3L & 9L bags. Sounds like your going to need a couple of 9L bags. Good luck. :bounce:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By BeastMaster
Convinced. Changed the lighting sked to 6hr...

Convinced. Changed the lighting sked to 6hr on/4hr off/6hr on/8hr off. :bounce:
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By BeastMaster
Repositioned the output tube to the other side of...

Repositioned the output tube to the other side of the foam media so water circulation is restricted to the filter box. Planted a couple of sprigs of Hydrocotyle on top of the foam. The UpAqua LED...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By BeastMaster
The siesta period during DSM is there to ease the...

The siesta period during DSM is there to ease the the Monte Carlo during transition when flooding is done down the line. My normal lighting cycle is 5hr on/6hr off/5hr on/8hr off. It worked well with...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,713
Posted By BeastMaster
Have noticed with the Monte Carlo growth, the...

Have noticed with the Monte Carlo growth, the sections that are elevated (3" from the rim) show strong spreading growth. In the lower elevations (4-6" from the rim), growth is much slower and some of...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By BeastMaster
Thank you Mott. Hopefully the Hydrocotyle will be...

Thank you Mott. Hopefully the Hydrocotyle will be a more suitable candidate for the foam growth. Have tried pygmy chain sword & pearl weed in the past with limited success. With the larger diameter...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By BeastMaster
Planted a couple of Hydrocotle cuttings on top of...

Planted a couple of Hydrocotle cuttings on top of the foam pads. Also re-starting bacteria colony in the foam w/ fish food pellets. :bounce:...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By BeastMaster
I run a 5 on/6 off/5 on/8 off cycle on all my...

I run a 5 on/6 off/5 on/8 off cycle on all my flooded tanks so a middle break of 6 hrs works well for me. Good luck. :bounce:


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Forum: Tank Journals 09-23-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By BeastMaster
Finally got the new 13mm glass pipes and adjusted...

Finally got the new 13mm glass pipes and adjusted the LED fixture legs for clearance. Since the tank won't be flooded for awhile, will attempt to start some growth again atop the filter foam.

Not...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By BeastMaster
Received the Cal Aqua pipes. Had an unfortunate...

Received the Cal Aqua pipes. Had an unfortunate accident w/ the cone of the outflow pipe impacting the side of the glass box causing the cone tip to chip! So UPSET[emoji37] Anyways, here's the pics....
Forum: Fish 09-20-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 951
Posted By BeastMaster
Dormancy is not the issue. Fish are carriers of...

Dormancy is not the issue. Fish are carriers of the protozoan parasite. This low level infestation gives the the organism a mechanism to survive treatments and later reinfest the tank. :bounce:

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Forum: Fish 09-20-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 951
Posted By BeastMaster
It has been found by researchers that this...

It has been found by researchers that this protozoan can bypass the three stage lifecycle and divide directly on the host. As they say, "Life finds a way". :bounce:

"Researchers have discovered...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 951
Posted By BeastMaster
Really? Would love to see you qualify that...

Really? Would love to see you qualify that statement? :bounce:




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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By BeastMaster
All 7 of my in-house tanks are at eye level while...

All 7 of my in-house tanks are at eye level while sitting relaxed. The tanks in the living room (3L, mini S, 30C, 12L & 60F) are on stands 33-36" tall, perfect viewing while lounging in a chair or...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,942
Posted By BeastMaster
Ordered new Cal Aqua pipes for this filter. Will...

Ordered new Cal Aqua pipes for this filter. Will be replacing the 9mm Chinese pipes w/ 13mm X1s intake & F1 output.

Will connect the output pipe to the Rio 90+ powerhead w/ Ehiem tubing. Still...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 639
Posted By BeastMaster
I had a 30 cm cube ordered from Aqua Forest...

I had a 30 cm cube ordered from Aqua Forest Aquariums in SF shipped to me here in Hawaii w/o any problems. If the retailer is reputable & has received good reviews from past online transactions, then...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 951
Posted By BeastMaster
Sorry, left out another factor besides tank...

Sorry, left out another factor besides tank placement & that's community comparability. If some of your animals are being bullied, spacial needs are not met or satisfactory retreats not available for...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 951
Posted By BeastMaster
I think your barking up the wrong tree. You are...

I think your barking up the wrong tree. You are treating symptoms and not addressing the problem. Your fish are being stressed by some environmental factor and are becoming susceptible to this...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,035
Posted By BeastMaster
If you'd like more info on the filter, it has...

If you'd like more info on the filter, it has it's own thread. Check "Custom OTS filter for nano tank". Will be updating that thread soon when I get the Cal Aqua pipe. Thanks for looking.


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