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Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2014, 05:29 PM
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Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 61

First BGA and now GSA on my anubias leaves. Arg! I think I am being lead into war against my will - even though I am the root cause.

The plants have been suffering the past couple weeks, however...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-11-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Arg!!!

:angryfire
This week I increased my photo period for the plants to 10 hours and I have now had a mini explosion of BGA along the front of the Aquarium. So feeding will be cutback and going hold off...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 08:16 PM
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Views: 1,203
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
scape looks amazing and makes the tank look much...

scape looks amazing and makes the tank look much bigger
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,344
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
ive really enjoyed reading about your challenges...

ive really enjoyed reading about your challenges with your Edge. I too have a 12 Gallon and find the top access way too small and very frustrating.

on the plus side, now that my tank is becoming...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I have found that by stuffing a clean cigarette...

I have found that by stuffing a clean cigarette filter into the end of the co2 tube. The filter makes nice tiny bubbles and helps to maintain a steady flow.

I position the diffuser so that the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-08-2014, 09:26 PM
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Views: 670,679
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
New to the Edge World

loving this thread on the Fluval Edge aquariums. I got 6 Gal in April for my birthday and immediately went back to the LFS and upgraded to the 12Gal.

The first thing I did was make an additional...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
No worries. I do love watching them skim the...

No worries. I do love watching them skim the water surface with their whiskers at night as they patrol for food.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Thanks! I am really pleased with the scape. I...

Thanks! I am really pleased with the scape. I have a lot of fish, but they are really camera shy. As for the cats, well.... I thought they were really cool, until I lost 2 then a third. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 50

Baby shrimps have grown and there are definitely at least 9 of them, and noticed that one of the full grown racing strip ladies is nicely berried with yellow eggs.

Here's a pic of Day 50 growth...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-20-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 35

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=65354
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Alive and munching

It is one week since I caught first sight of a baby Red Cherry Shrimp, and I am happy to report that since then I have counted a maximum of 7 and they are all growing and surviving. However the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 26

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=64705


Just gave everything a trim today to encourage new, bushier growth, and replanted some of the clippings so the plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
The CO2 fiasco

I have been fussing with CO2 for over a month now and I have finally found a good solution.

My DIY system is working perfectly, with the CO2 being diffused with a clean cigarette filter near the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-09-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Baby shrimp alert!!

Found this little guy this morning bravely hanging out on the Didiplis. After a little more looking I found another hiding in the mini hair grass. Don't expect them to last too long especially with...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 20

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=64426
Forum: Tank Journals 07-31-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 15

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=64169
Forum: Tank Journals 07-30-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
This is my DIY co2. I found it really difficult...

This is my DIY co2. I found it really difficult to get an effective way to diffuse the co2, decided instead to feed it into the filter where the bubbles get chopped up dissolve I to the water no...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
At first I wasn't too keen on lowering the water...

At first I wasn't too keen on lowering the water level but when the tank is full the top glass gets so many bubbles accumulating throughout the day that by the time I'm home from work and ready to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-28-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 12

Added 6 RCS today and an otto to help with the green algae growing on the glass and plants.
Also got some flourish excel as I think my plants are co2 deprived. Ever since I got the Cories, and had...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Dither fish

I got a dozen pygmy Cories the other day and these brave little fish have completely changed the social behaviours of all the other animals.

The CPDs try to school with the Cories which is very...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 10 Plants are looking great. The Dwarf...

Day 10

Plants are looking great. The Dwarf Hair Grass is sending out lots of runners and growing very fast. What I'm getting really excited about is the didiplis, it has really started to take off...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,855
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
12 new Corydoras pygmaeus added. They are so...

12 new Corydoras pygmaeus added. They are so fantastically adorable and love schooling with the glass cats. they are even smaller than the CPDs at this point and also spend time
Swimming with them....
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Garlic? I have never heard of anyone doing this. ...

Garlic? I have never heard of anyone doing this. What's the reasoning?
Sounds interesting :icon_ques
Forum: Fish 07-22-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,022
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
So in desperation to feed my CPDs and try and get...

So in desperation to feed my CPDs and try and get SOME food in them, I ended up seriously overfeeding my tank. So with a bunch of water changes, all is well again. I decided to not feed for a day,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
definitely a pond snail. Get rid of it asap if...

definitely a pond snail. Get rid of it asap if you want to avoid a snail population boom.
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