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Forum: Plants 12-17-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By BBradbury
Your Plants

Hello A/A...

You're correct. Attach the plant to a piece of lava rock or driftwood. I use cotton sewing thread. Just wrap the tread fairly loosely around the base of the plant and to whatever...
Forum: Fish 12-14-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By BBradbury
Your Guppy

Hell Edub...

Moving pregnant fish is stressful. Keep the female in this tank and keep the water clean with frequent water changes. Small tanks should get a couple of water changes a week to keep...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Black...

Always go with a shorter and longer tank. If you need to light it, it makes things much easier. Not to mention easier to work in for decorating, planting, filtration (gas...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-14-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello fishy...

You're fretting over nothing. Just keep the tank water free of dissolved wastes by changing it out regularly and your fish will be fine.

B
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-13-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tap Water

Hello Aq...

Most of the fish you get at the pet store will adapt to most public water supplies. If it's safe to drink, most fish will tolerate the water chemistry. You do need to use a treatment...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By BBradbury
Your Plants

Hello Az...

Plants look poorly for a time when they've been moved to a new environment. The old leaves will likely die back, but the new ones are used to the new conditions and should grow fine. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Rem...

I have a filterless 55 gallon tank and use a couple of air stones attached to air pumps for surface movement. It's considerably less expensive and if you get a larger air pump, it...
Forum: Fish 12-10-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 455
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Milk...

You have the fish, so what if your tank is overstocked? You can simply start an aggressive water change routine. Small tanks should have half the water changed every three to four...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By BBradbury
HOB Filter Media

Hello Nick...

No problem. Check into a couple of companies that carry cut to fit media. Acurel and HBH both have good products. I use this media in my Hagen filters.

Keep up with large,...
Forum: Lighting 12-09-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Shag...

Check into shop lighting at the local hardware store. A two bulb fixture and two 6500K florescent aquarium plant bulbs will run about $20.00. This type of lighting is fine for low...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-09-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By BBradbury
Lowering pH

Hello Sham...

Add some driftwood pieces. These will help lower the pH a bit. Most fish will tolerate most public tap water, as long as the chemistry is stable. Unless your plan is to keep and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By BBradbury
Gas Exchange

Hell nex...

The air stones are a nonessential. They don't contribute anything to the workings of the tank. A filter that hangs on the back (HOB) with a gph (gallon per hour) rating of 4 times...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-03-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Night...

Nitrates at 40 ppm isn't that bad. Lower would be better, but most fish you get at the pet store will adapt to most public tap water supplies. You just need to treat it to remove...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By BBradbury
Prepping Driftwood

Hello Rain...

Since you live in a nice climate, take the piece outside and rinse it well with a pressure nozzle attached to the garden hose. Leave it outside in the elements for a few days to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By BBradbury
Bacteria Growth

Hello Trick...

If the tank has a decent number of fish, then a couple of weeks should do it. If the tank is lightly stocked then give it an additional week.

When you move the filter, make sure...
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By BBradbury
Emersed Plants in Tanks

Hello Dave...

If you want a plant that will grow with the roots under water and the leaves above, then research Chinese evergreen or Aglaonema. Attached is a pic of one of my tanks with both...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By BBradbury
Tank Cycling

Hello fish...

You can add 3 to 4 hardy fish for every 10 gallons of tank water you want to cycle. The "Stability" product is no substitute for a steady source of ammonia you need to cycle the...
Forum: Lighting 11-20-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 367
Posted By BBradbury
Tank Lighting

Hello Mid...

Aquarium plants are tropical and will appreciate long hours of moderate light. I keep my tank lights on a timer set for 12 hours on and 12 off. If you keep the food to a minimum and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By BBradbury
Planaria

Hello m...

These small worms don't harm the tank or the inhabitants. Fish generally eat them. If you're keeping the tank water clear of dissolved fish wastes through frequent water changes, then...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello Greg...

The soil under the gravel doesn't nourish the plants indefinitely. Root tabs will help the plants in the bottom material. Your Anacharis will grow much better if you float it close...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By BBradbury
Planted Tanks

Hello rick...

Here's a "one of a kind" planted tank combining aquatic and land plants in the same tank.

B

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-10-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello spec...

Provided the plants specifically require moderate light, then the liquid fert would be plenty. Your plants also have the benefit of the ferts the fish provide.

You don't need the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-09-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By BBradbury
Tank Stands

Hello Black...

Check the Foster and Smith site.

B
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello All...

A filter with a gallon per hour (gph) rating of 4 times the volume of the tank in gallons is all you need to aerate the tank water. Too much oxygen mixed with the tank water will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By BBradbury
Your Driftwood Pieces

Hello fal...

A type of fungus probably. I've seen this before. Apparently, there's something nourishing in the small splits in the wood. I got some Ramshorn snails and put a few into the tank. ...
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