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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By svkr2k
I'm dosing Glut for the past 3 months and haven't...

I'm dosing Glut for the past 3 months and haven't noticed any issues so far. I bought laboratory grade 25% Glut and prepared diluted (excel strength) for dosing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By svkr2k
Thanks for suggestions. Mirkinator, I shall...

Thanks for suggestions.

Mirkinator, I shall try the H2O2 test you suggested. Can I use the H2O2 that i get in pharmacies? (i use them for my diy printed circuit boards and have lots of H2O2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2014, 04:58 PM
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Posted By svkr2k
oops ! sorry. i have attached the pictures to...

oops ! sorry. i have attached the pictures to original post (#1)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-08-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By svkr2k
Is this Diatoms/Brown Algae OR Iron+Manganese problem?

Hi all,

I'm struggling with an issue in my tank. I have this issue since 2nd month after setting up the tank. It is 5th month now. The issue is brown film like deposits on aquarium glass.

tank...
Forum: Fish   04-24-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
secuono, what do you think could have been the...

secuono, what do you think could have been the issue? fish aggression or some sort of disease that killed all those fishes? i originally suspected fish aggression to be the issue, but not sure.
Forum: Fish   04-23-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
All the fishes were fine and no disasters so far....

All the fishes were fine and no disasters so far.

thanks for suggestions, i shall try to use both:
1. fan
2. daily (or whenever required) place frozen water bottles into return chamber in sump
...
Forum: Fish   04-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
swordtail died yesterday evening. yesterday...

swordtail died yesterday evening.

yesterday morning i installed the fan blowing air across the top surface, reduced lighting (3hrs + 3hrs split).
temperature dropped to 29.5 Celcius (85F).
No...
Forum: Fish   04-20-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
also, please note that none of the fishes are...

also, please note that none of the fishes are gasping for air near the surface.
one more thing i forgot to mention is that i introduced 6 small new fishes just before all these happened. only one...
Forum: Fish   04-19-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
Thanks a lot for suggestions. I have purchased a...

Thanks a lot for suggestions. I have purchased a blower/fan an hour back. This is the only fan that was available nearby. the box says it lowers temperature 3-5 deg celcius. wind power doesnt seem to...
Forum: Fish   04-19-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By svkr2k
Issues due to high water temperature ?

Hi all,

40 gallon tank, water params are ammonia-0, nitrite-0, nitrate-20ppm. started and cycled 2.5 months ago. low light, lots of low-light fast growing stem plants. Flourish Excel + Flourish...
Forum: Fish   04-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By svkr2k
I used two nets and caught a fast Puntius...

I used two nets and caught a fast Puntius chalakkudiensis today .. works like a charm.
fish trap seems to be interesting, might try that some day to catch the fish that goes and hides deep inside...
Forum: Equipment   04-09-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By svkr2k
Wet/Dry filter to Canister filter

Hi all,
There is currently a diy wet/dry filter sump in my setup. I would like to change it to a canister filter. I hope that it would be safe to do it in the following steps:
1. Take half of...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-04-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 12,218
Posted By svkr2k
Wow ! wonderful setup. In the above...

Wow ! wonderful setup.




In the above picture, i see a green patch on the ram's forehead. do you have any idea what it could be? Few of my rainbows and platies have those green patches on...
Forum: Fish   03-19-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By svkr2k
any suggestions on lemon tetra? (pls refer to...

any suggestions on lemon tetra? (pls refer to post #10 above). thanks.
Forum: Fish   03-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By svkr2k
Hello everybody, thank you so much for the...

Hello everybody, thank you so much for the suggestions.

When researching on adding more fishes for aquarium, based on the forum member's and my daughter's advice:
1. Add more female platies (may...
Forum: Fish   03-16-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By svkr2k
probably, i should return the danios to the lfs....

probably, i should return the danios to the lfs. i think the other fishes cant compete with danios during feeding if i get 8 of them :-(
Forum: Fish   03-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By svkr2k
oceangirl, thanks for suggestions the tank is...

oceangirl, thanks for suggestions
the tank is 44 gallons, 4 feet, densely planted. :-)
Forum: Fish   03-14-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 639
Posted By svkr2k
Fish fight

I have platys and neon-swordTails and zebra danios in my tank currently. I can see the male fishes are all fighting among themselves.

Platys: 2 male, 3 females -> 2 males fight with each other and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By svkr2k
Fertilizers pre-mixed in water

Hi all,

I dose the following in my low light setup (lots of fast growing plants and light fish load) : Flourish Excel & Flourish Comprehensive

Once every two days, I do:
1. Top-up with 1.5...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-16-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By svkr2k
Echinodorus tenellus didn't survive in low tech?

Hi all,

In a 44gallon low-tech setup (4 feet tank, jbl manado substrate, 2x28w 6500k flourescent tubes [not HO], flourish excel + flourish comrehensive. no other ferts), Echinodorus tenellus did...
Forum: Plants   02-14-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By svkr2k
i have Hygrophyla corymbosa in my low tech tank,...

i have Hygrophyla corymbosa in my low tech tank, they grow fast.
Forum: Fish   02-07-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By svkr2k
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Forum: Fish   02-07-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By svkr2k
Day 6: ...

Day 6:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7351/12356499213_c060fddd16_o.jpg

She is bit more active now ... seems to show off her fins often in front of other rainbow fish. I thought only males would...
Forum: Fish   02-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By svkr2k
3 days so far, she still doesnt eat any food :-( ...

3 days so far, she still doesnt eat any food :-(
She is not actually hiding nowadays, but just doesnt eat. no visible injuries, but looks plumpier as mentioned earlier. probably, is her digestive...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,298
Posted By svkr2k
Now i have almost 0.5 litre of 30% concentrated...

Now i have almost 0.5 litre of 30% concentrated Ammonia solution that I used for cycling. Planning to store it for future use. Is it safe to store it in the same bottle that contained the liquid when...
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