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Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Things have grown a bit. I got rid of the larger...

Things have grown a bit. I got rid of the larger of the two amazons, and take out about 1/4 of the vals every month.

http://gtaaquaria.com/gallery/data/500/mar14_09.jpg

Algae has not been a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By ka NUK
If the screw is stainless (which it should be) it...

If the screw is stainless (which it should be) it will be fine. If it is plated, or just plain old steel, it might contribute to your iron fertilization before too long :)

In any case, I doubt...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-16-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,676
Posted By ka NUK
Did you ever get your sump problem sorted? If...

Did you ever get your sump problem sorted? If not here is the issue: You need to make sure that the flow capacity from the tank (via the overflow) outstrips the maximum capacity of your pump by a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By ka NUK
^ Agree! ...

^ Agree!

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r183/mrairplaneman777/waterflow_after.jpg

I wouldn't recommend that arrangement. Water in the left half of the tank will take a long time to make it...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,203
Posted By ka NUK
Not sure I'd ever buy a "pre-set" heater. If you...

Not sure I'd ever buy a "pre-set" heater. If you ever have an ich outbreak etc. you might want to raise the temperature? Sorry, maybe this next bit is a little more helpful:

Pre-set heaters are...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2008, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Oto was still long enough for a no-flash...

Oto was still long enough for a no-flash portrait:
http://my.tbaytel.net/prijon/plantedtank/oto_macro.jpg

ka NUK
Forum: Algae 12-14-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,768
Posted By ka NUK
Let me know, I have a hard time resisting a great...

Let me know, I have a hard time resisting a great deal :biggrin:

About the algae:
I currently have a planted tank, which had a BGA outbreak recently. I upped CO2, fertilizers and water changes. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-13-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
my inspiration!

saw this shot here (http://frank.itlab.us/silverglen_2004/turtle_hiding.jpg)

http://frank.itlab.us/silverglen_2004/turtle_hiding.jpg

And then I realized it's the look I was after with this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 986
Posted By ka NUK
I've had Mbunas, Peacocks and Brichardis for a...

I've had Mbunas, Peacocks and Brichardis for a long time.
May I suggest forgoing plants, and building a rock / sand tank, like their natural biotope? I'd also recommend a 3D background ...that much...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By ka NUK
Hello! And I'll chime in on the pleco-pic...

Hello!
And I'll chime in on the pleco-pic praise. That's probably the best image I've ever seen of the species!

ka NUK
Forum: Tank Journals 12-12-2008, 03:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Re-taking photography 101

I'm pretty happy with some of these shots. The equipment:
An old Fuji S3000 3.2 Megapixel (!!) point-and-shoot camera and an external flash.

My one lonely snail. The LFS dropped it into my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By ka NUK
There you go (I didn't have to dust off the...

There you go (I didn't have to dust off the Physics text, as I use it daily :redface:)

One word of caution: Parts-per-million does not refer to the ratio in terms of molecules (moles). ppm is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By ka NUK
Nice illustration Hoppy :thumbsup: That got...

Nice illustration Hoppy :thumbsup:

That got me thinking about how quickly your CO2 actually evaporates out of the tank. I get about 0.75 cm^3/min out of my DIY yeast generator. This is diffused...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-11-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,250
Posted By ka NUK
Did I hear you mention that stand was your FIRST...

Did I hear you mention that stand was your FIRST major carpentry project? :eek5: That is incredibly well done!

Puts my "curved canopy" to shame! Nowhere near as fancy as yours, but in my defense...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-11-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,528
Posted By ka NUK
Nice setups:thumbsup: That made me...

Nice setups:thumbsup:



That made me chuckle. In my experience guppies are the "rabbits" of the fish world. The challenge for me had always been birth control :icon_roll

Keep it up!

ka...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-10-2008, 04:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By ka NUK
Nice little tank :thumbsup: If I read...

Nice little tank :thumbsup:

If I read correctly your "pearling" is caused by air bubbles created by the HOB filter sticking to the plants? In my understanding true pearling is oxygen bubbles...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-09-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
bah-bye BBA!

thanks Star :smile:

Update: That Barr dude is one smart fellow. Who knew that if you upped the fertilizers the algae goes away? (apparently not I) Like many I was indoctrinated with the "algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By ka NUK
Hey there! Our water is entirely from Lake...

Hey there!

Our water is entirely from Lake Superior (Bare Point in "Tundra" Bay). And yes, I do inject CO2 in the office tank. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Managed to get a picture of males and females at...

Managed to get a picture of males and females at about 60% "colored up"

http://my.tbaytel.net/prijon/plantedtank/odessa_colour.jpg

The males do get a lot darker than this, but the females (on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-08-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By ka NUK
Question Fellow igloo-dwellers: Tap water outgassing in winter?

Not sure if this has been addressed or not (I searched, honest!):

I live in Northern Ontario, where summer is defined as "One month of poor snowmobiling".

In the winter, when the ice starts to...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
and because it's a planted tank, here's some...

and because it's a planted tank, here's some greenery. In the theme of "Where is Waldo(TM)": "Where is the Barb?"

http://my.tbaytel.net/prijon/plantedtank/cobomba_peekaboo.jpg

solution7: ...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2008, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Thanks :smile: I'm not sure, but I think I'm...

Thanks :smile:

I'm not sure, but I think I'm looking at 4 males and two females. One is definitely dominant, but so far no damage has occurred. The Odessa's are also helping me trim the Cobomba...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-06-2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Looks like I'm winning the BGA battle, for now. ...

Looks like I'm winning the BGA battle, for now. Physically removed a whole bunch, then did a large water change. An increase in CO2 and fertilizer seems to be keeping it in check.

Also found my...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
Thanks! :) ...

Thanks! :)

http://my.tbaytel.net/prijon/plantedtank/tank_angle.jpg

http://my.tbaytel.net/prijon/plantedtank/tank_top.jpg
so that's why they say "Don't take photos right after a water change"...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,353
Posted By ka NUK
I'm getting really frustrated by the lack of...

I'm getting really frustrated by the lack of decent photo equipment. Santa has my order for a digital SLR and a slave flash :smile:

Here is a picture of the tank about a month ago ...just after...
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