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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Diana
The 406 is a bit much for a 29 gallon, but if...

The 406 is a bit much for a 29 gallon, but if that is what you want, go for it. You will be able to keep some of the fish from rivers or streams with high water movement, high oxygen.

I would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 391
Posted By Diana
1) Go ahead and plant, 'scape, adjust...

1) Go ahead and plant, 'scape, adjust equipment... whatever you need to do. Just do not touch the filter media unless it is so dirty the flow is reduced. Then clean it gently in water removed from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Diana
Try one of the smallest Koralia, and just aim it...

Try one of the smallest Koralia, and just aim it at the worst problem area. The Koralia style has a more diffuse flow, and a low powered one should not set the whole tank in motion.

As noted...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Diana
No, I do not know if there is a hobby level test...

No, I do not know if there is a hobby level test for magnesium.
I would not go there, yet. Get the other things under control, then worry about if there is an imbalance between Ca and Mg. A GH of 2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Diana
I looked at the link. Read the fine print. If it...

I looked at the link. Read the fine print. If it does not specify Nitrospira species of bacteria, then it is not the right species of nitrifying bacteria. Use it, but the front of the label looks...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By Diana
I think that is the same sort of volcanic rock...

I think that is the same sort of volcanic rock that I have in my tanks. I am just a few miles from Pittsburg, and the masonry/rock/landscape stores pretty much all have that same rock.

Now the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 287
Posted By Diana
Do the water change first. After you add a...

Do the water change first. After you add a bacteria product like Tetra Safe Start, or Dr. Tim's One and Only you need to wait a few days for the bacteria to anchor to something. They drift in the...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Diana
The more fish the better the schooling behavior....

The more fish the better the schooling behavior. That can look really impressive in a big tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Diana
Well, I would skip the Melafix. No need to...

Well, I would skip the Melafix. No need to medicate the tank. The Safe Start is only needed when you need to add more bacteria. They live in the tank just fine, and are not removed with water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Diana
Test your own system, but the RO ought to test so...

Test your own system, but the RO ought to test so close to nothing that it takes something better than a hobby test kit to show it. The DI part is overdoing it, as far as aquarium keeping goes.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By Diana
I use Coralbandit's method of buying thermometers.

I use Coralbandit's method of buying thermometers.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Diana
The bacteria would grow better with higher KH. I...

The bacteria would grow better with higher KH. I would aim to keep it higher during cycling. If you want to keep soft water fish you can do a big water change at the end, and switch the tank over to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Diana
pH is not a stand alone value. It is controlled...

pH is not a stand alone value. It is controlled by the other things in the water.

KH is the major buffer of pH in aquariums. When the KH is high (in natural waters or in tanks) then the pH tends...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Diana
Well, they are lacking phosphorus. Generally...

Well, they are lacking phosphorus.
Generally phosphorus fertilizer + iron fertilizer results in a precipitate that locks up the fertilizers so the plants cannot get either, so I understand why they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-29-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Diana
:icon_redf Ahhh... but would a new comer...

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Ahhh... but would a new comer know that I usually know what I am talking about? Or that I just have a high post count with little to no real content?
I also do not know how much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Diana
When I overdosed ammonia into a tank with Anubias...

When I overdosed ammonia into a tank with Anubias the leaves turned mushy, the same as if the tank was too warm. Soft, mushy and they ultimately disintegrated.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Diana
What are your tank's nitrate levels doing right...

What are your tank's nitrate levels doing right before you dose (lowest level) then after you dose (just give it long enough to circulate).

If the rest of the fertilizer ratios are right, then you...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Diana
Another point: The hospital tank is usually...

Another point:
The hospital tank is usually bare bottom. If water changes to remove microorganisms is part of the treatment (good idea, for Ich) then you are much more sure of getting the Ich that...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
Oh, OK. The places where you see it oozing out is...

Oh, OK. The places where you see it oozing out is excess. Where it appears to be missing is not a problem (unless it really is missing, all the way in) It is just a spot where they did not apply too...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-29-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By Diana
Sometimes I will do that afterward, especially if...

Sometimes I will do that afterward, especially if it is the same question that I just answered for someone else yesterday.
If they are new I will usually say something toward answering the...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
Is the area I have marked attached to the glass,...

Is the area I have marked attached to the glass, or is it a loose flap of silicone? Attached = good. loose = not a problem now, but is an access point for stuff to get in there and keep working it...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Diana
Here is a really good site about puffers. I have...

Here is a really good site about puffers. I have linked the page that can lead you to puffers for different water types.

http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug.php/v/PufferPedia/
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Diana
Chili Rasboras are small, not much bio load, so...

Chili Rasboras are small, not much bio load, so it is just fine to add other things like Pygmy Cories (half a dozen) or shrimp. In this small a tank I would suggest other species that do not live in...
Forum: Fish 03-29-2015, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 355
Posted By Diana
FC- do what you can to accommodate the fish while...

FC- do what you can to accommodate the fish while treating them. The larger tank is great for the Dojos.

davido: A 50 gallon tank is kinda large for a hospital tank because it will be expensive...
Forum: Fish 03-28-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Diana
Could very well be an injury. Gouramis can be...

Could very well be an injury. Gouramis can be aggressive and territorial. Ditto: Move him to a separate tank so that he can heal, you can watch it more closely, and to get him out of the situation...
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