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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2004, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By AlgaeHater
oily white film on top of tank water

this gross white/ clear film on top of the water is making my crazy. I think it is coming from the tubaflex worms and not enough water aggitation. Can you help me? whats the deal?
Forum: Fish 11-15-2004, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,209
Posted By AlgaeHater
Oceans in SF has niger ottos. they look like very...

Oceans in SF has niger ottos. they look like very very small brown plecos. I have a few and think they are cool and you dont see them all that often, in stores that is. They would be cool to have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2004, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By AlgaeHater
you will want to lower your phosphates as soon as...

you will want to lower your phosphates as soon as possible. This is probly your main cause of the algae. First check your tap water to see if this is part of the problem. Start doing three 35% water...
Forum: Fish 11-11-2004, 04:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By AlgaeHater
I believe brichardis are a high ph fish....

I believe brichardis are a high ph fish. something like 8.0 or 8.2. most planted tanks are usually around 6.8 or 7.0
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-11-2004, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 722
Posted By AlgaeHater
Spar I had the same problem. My phosphates were...

Spar I had the same problem. My phosphates were 4.5 like yours and it took me almost 2 months to finally get them down to .25. It was a pain for me. I checked everything to try an figure out what the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2004, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By AlgaeHater
I would also recommend getting test kits. These...

I would also recommend getting test kits. These are important for your fish but also for growing plants. To much phosphate or nitrate and you will grow algae, but you also want a little bit because...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2004, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By AlgaeHater
Im glad all of you like it. Yes that is java...

Im glad all of you like it.

Yes that is java moss on the log. It has grown pretty much to the top of it. The log is cool because it has a cave where many of the fish hide a times. The plecos...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-09-2004, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By AlgaeHater
Your tank looks very good. I like the big plants...

Your tank looks very good. I like the big plants and logs and just the way it is all set up. It looks so big too. man 400 gallons. And I think a 29 gallon tank is a lot of work. :proud: Altums are my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By AlgaeHater
thank you for answering.

thank you for answering.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2004, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By AlgaeHater
any reason to add bacteria later down the road?

my tank is about 8 months old now and I still have some of the 2nd bottle of cycle left. I have been adding some here and there with waters changes just because I have it. I am sure there is plenty...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-09-2004, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By AlgaeHater
Photo of my and now everyones 29 Tank. 11/8/04

Hey Everyone. I am pumped to finally show you guys the planted fish tank that I have spent a lot of time and hard earned money on. And if it were not for everyone and the knowledge that was provided...
Forum: Algae 11-09-2004, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By AlgaeHater
you need to give your phosphate and nitrate...

you need to give your phosphate and nitrate levels. I am willing to bet that you have high phosphates if you have never tested for them and your growing algae.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2004, 12:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By AlgaeHater
I have been filling 1 gallon bottles with tap...

I have been filling 1 gallon bottles with tap water and adding 10 drops of dechlor and then letting them sit with the tops off. At least over night. At first I did this without adding dechlor. But...
Forum: Lighting 11-03-2004, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By AlgaeHater
I think powder coating would look very nice, but...

I think powder coating would look very nice, but it is usually pretty expensive. It would definetly come out perfect. If you were to paint the top yourself and it came out bad. You could always sand...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-01-2004, 10:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,013
Posted By AlgaeHater
You have a very nice looking plant/fish tank. I...

You have a very nice looking plant/fish tank. I was wondering how many gallons it is and what your equipment is?
Forum: Lighting 11-01-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 971
Posted By AlgaeHater
I would try calling coralife to see what type of...

I would try calling coralife to see what type of paint they use on the top with the moon lights. This top has flat black finish and in my opinion looks a lot better than the bronze. I would just use...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2004, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By AlgaeHater
I just measured my 2026. from bottom to top of...

I just measured my 2026. from bottom to top of in/out its very close to 15 1/2 inches. You will need a little more room to run your tubing too. from bottom to top of the filter itself is 13 1/2...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2004, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By AlgaeHater
This just got debated in a previous thread and it...

This just got debated in a previous thread and it turned out to be the classic from what I have read. Do a search. You will find a whole lot of information on these two canisters for your 30gal.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2004, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By AlgaeHater
I did use phos x when I didnt have a test kit but...

I did use phos x when I didnt have a test kit but only after I had learned that high phosphates leads to algae. And I had planned on getting a kit once they got them in and it turns out I did have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-28-2004, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By AlgaeHater
Yes it was spectacular tonight. I watched it from...

Yes it was spectacular tonight. I watched it from the begining. This was a total lunar eclipse and wont happen for another three years. partial eclipses are much more common. The reason these dont...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2004, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By AlgaeHater
a good website for information about plecos is...

a good website for information about plecos is planetcatfish.com peep it.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-27-2004, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By AlgaeHater
very creepy.

very creepy.
Forum: Algae 10-24-2004, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,983
Posted By AlgaeHater
That is very true about the sae's. I have two and...

That is very true about the sae's. I have two and they both eat the fish food which must be better than algae. They definetly grow quick when they constantly have full bellys. I have found ottos to...
Forum: Fish 10-22-2004, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By AlgaeHater
yeah they were local.

yeah they were local.
Forum: Fish 10-22-2004, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,699
Posted By AlgaeHater
trenac, I recently found zebra ottos and red fin...

trenac, I recently found zebra ottos and red fin ottos. The zebras were $17 bucks a piece, but they were super cool. The red fins were $11. I bought one small red fin at first and he lasted for about...
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