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Forum: Algae 04-27-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,118
Posted By marrow
There reputation is exaggerated in my experience....

There reputation is exaggerated in my experience. They do a very good j9b on the sort of algae you mentioned but they are no more rambunctious then a swordtail. They also dont need to always be in...
Forum: Algae 04-27-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,118
Posted By marrow
The only thing I have found helpful for thread...

The only thing I have found helpful for thread algae other then good tank hygiene and frequent water changes are american flagfish. I have never had filamentous algae in my soft water tanks but in my...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,333
Posted By marrow
It is interesting that it is still in submerged...

It is interesting that it is still in submerged state and hasnt switched to the clover form yet. Its always been a weed for me. I can just see a little pair of CPO's taking over the cave, having...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-22-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,333
Posted By marrow
it looks great, the Marsilea may trouble the mini...

it looks great, the Marsilea may trouble the mini pellia if you are not careful. Personally I wouldnt include it where it is as it will visually block the mini-pellia a bit to much. It is going to be...
Forum: Plants 04-15-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By marrow
Can you bring a salad on the plane? A little oil...

Can you bring a salad on the plane? A little oil to keep them from drying out maybe a few croutons for camoflage.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By marrow
I think it is stunted whatever it is and I would...

I think it is stunted whatever it is and I would think it is r. rotundifolia. Remember how variable rotalas can be due to enviro factors. Ultimately the only way to know is to follow Tom s suggestion.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-09-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,727
Posted By marrow
Wow you are way out in western PA near where the...

Wow you are way out in western PA near where the groundhog lives. In parts of Eastern PA , there is brilliant well water depending on locale. Before investing tons in filtration units, why dont you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-08-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By marrow
Some types will burrow in the sand prior to dying...

Some types will burrow in the sand prior to dying and then slowly rot until you find their stinking rotting carcass.
Forum: DIY 04-08-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By marrow
You can dye pvc with black fabric dye (it comes...

You can dye pvc with black fabric dye (it comes out a dull greenish black but looks black underwater. It doesnt scratch and lasts indefinitely. You can also take it outside and hit it with a torch...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-07-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,557
Posted By marrow
Locum or what the brits call turkish delight....

Locum or what the brits call turkish delight. lemonish with pistachios or the rosewater type Aye yi yi makes me want to drink strong coffee and howl at the moon.
Forum: Invertz Factory 04-06-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,915
Posted By marrow
Hey congrats, My wife was on strict bed rest for...

Hey congrats, My wife was on strict bed rest for 6 months so I know what it is like ( my little girl is 7 years last month). Trust me it is all worth it and it will become more obvious how wonderful...
Forum: Substrate 04-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By marrow
The red stuff is the dame as the grey, the color...

The red stuff is the dame as the grey, the color wont leak out. What you are seeing is not dye but fine dust suspended in the water. The gray stuff turns the water blackish when you wash it. Once...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By marrow
I expect a relatively clear plastic has a sightly...

I expect a relatively clear plastic has a sightly higher raw material cost and then they would have to make the top edge of the tanks cleaner in terms of the glass edge and not be as sloppy with the...
Forum: Plants 03-24-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,498
Posted By marrow
It makes sense if you think of where erios grow...

It makes sense if you think of where erios grow and the ways their habitat is likely to change during the growing season, ie. more light, less light, water quality changes etc. It is really nice to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-24-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,267
Posted By marrow
If my lady complains about the cost of anything...

If my lady complains about the cost of anything I buy, I just put on my hat, take out my cane, pimp limp to the door and tell her to get herself back out on that corner and make me some more money...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-24-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,503
Posted By marrow
1. clean up the outside of the tank. she may not...

1. clean up the outside of the tank. she may not say that is what is bothering her but women seem to have some innate dislike of brilliantly cobbled together bits of lights, cords etc. I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By marrow
I f you are trying to grab plants from the shore...

I f you are trying to grab plants from the shore without mucking up your good church shoes, then obtain a fruit picker/harvester, the kind uses for peaches etc. Google it and you will see what I...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By marrow
comatoasts advice is excellent, anubias arent...

comatoasts advice is excellent, anubias arent really a ground cover per se and are typically attached to wood etc. if stuck directly in the substrate they will rot. Go for the marsilea, it is likely...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2010, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,373
Posted By marrow
You may want to really think if there is any...

You may want to really think if there is any benefit to the heater being in the canister filter rather then on the return line. If you decide to put it inside the filter, buy a few of those heaters...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-27-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By marrow
I have used clean snow meltwater, think of it as...

I have used clean snow meltwater, think of it as pretty much distilled water unless it passed through something dodgy on the way down. Of course remember the saying about where the huskies go.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By marrow
Isnt baby oil just cheaply scented mineral oil. I...

Isnt baby oil just cheaply scented mineral oil. I am quite sure it is not made from actual babies.
Forum: Fish 02-22-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By marrow
The snails are multiplying due to excess food,...

The snails are multiplying due to excess food, feed smaller amounts and siphon off what does not get eaten. Are your bloodworms the frozen sort or live? Maybe try a more durable live food, such as...
Forum: Fish 02-21-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By marrow
Do you know which ones, by proper names. I have...

Do you know which ones, by proper names. I have had a couple varieties and they were not picky. They look good with plants but are pretty discreet fish. If you put them in a huge planted tank you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-18-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By marrow
Or you could take a less drastic approach then...

Or you could take a less drastic approach then advised. You have 9 small schooling fish 6 neon or black tetras and 3 white cloud minnows. You have one lonely cory and a pleco. Since the pleco is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-15-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By marrow
If it is able to eat okay and as long as the...

If it is able to eat okay and as long as the males dont think she is to mingin to have it off with then breed her and explore the mutation further.
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