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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Bombay
Driftwood (spongy) question

I dismantled a 20 gallon tank that has two large pieces of driftwood in it. The pieces have been in the tank for about 5 years. They are both attached to a piece of slate.

One piece (the larger...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2008, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Bombay
using all the seachem products (NPK). Eheim...

using all the seachem products (NPK). Eheim 2026. I'll look into dry ferts, but I'd like to stay away from co2 canister setups due to the expense.

another question - Lighting. the CF bulb is a...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Bombay
Mike: The black algae is a leftover from...

Mike:
The black algae is a leftover from previous problems... I just rejuvenated the tank which I had undergoing the reduced lighting and infrequent water changes. My plants were growing, but I...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Bombay
Hi Mike: It most closely resembles the Black...

Hi Mike: It most closely resembles the Black Brush. I think I have a combo of high light with low/fluctuating CO2. Backing off on water changes and limiting the light exposure (down to 6-8 hours)...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2008, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Bombay
Black Sooty Algae - What? and How to treat?

Getting black sooty (algae?) on my java fern and others. Tank is about 2 yrs old. I am using Eco-Complete as a substrate, and it almost looks like the eco on the plants (but I know it is not).
...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Bombay
Thanks for the quick replies Laura and Yoink. ...

Thanks for the quick replies Laura and Yoink. You must know me well...

I keep this tank on the warm side (78F) due to my plant lighting and stability issues.

Laura - I'd like to know more...
Forum: Fish 02-19-2008, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Bombay
Neons, Black Neons, or Cardinals? - Advice needed

I have a 20g with a few plants and two zebra loaches. I want to add a school (15 fish) of either Neons, Black Neons, or Cardinals.

Based on YOUR practical, real life experience, which would be...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Bombay
yeah, I will be using it on the 2026. Thanks, I...

yeah, I will be using it on the 2026. Thanks, I guess I am sold...it never ends. :-)
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2007, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Bombay
Surface Skimmer/Extractor question

I've avoided getting one of these for my eheim because it would take up more room in the tank than the standard intake...and I figure that it would draw in air (as well as the surface scum) into the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2006, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Bombay
Ok, call me overkill... In regard to uv use,...

Ok, call me overkill...

In regard to uv use, in at least one of the articles above (and probably on the bottle of medication), comes the warning that uv sterilizers can render the medication...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-08-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Bombay
I think a couple things here are important to...

I think a couple things here are important to mention. (items in quotes are taken from the various articles)

Moving an infected fish out of a tank now potentially spreads it to two tanks. And...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Bombay
Okay, this article has to do with 'marine' tanks,...

Okay, this article has to do with 'marine' tanks, but i believe the science still stands.

Scroll down to "Is "Ich" always present in our aquaria?"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Bombay
I can't quote any studies right now, but this old...

I can't quote any studies right now, but this old myth has been proven to be untrue. The parasites have a life cycle. Due to this particular needs of this life cycle, they cannot survive...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 259,335
Posted By Bombay
Let's get back on track... Someone post a pic...

Let's get back on track...
Someone post a pic of their famous/infamous plant-keeping face.
Forum: Substrate 06-05-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,769
Posted By Bombay
I've read many times on this board that the...

I've read many times on this board that the bacteria provided is not needed...and many doubt that it is actually worth it anyway. Many people advocate not to fishless cycle a planted tank...and they...
Forum: Plants 06-04-2006, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bombay
Two choices really 1) buy a new, higher watt...

Two choices really
1) buy a new, higher watt fixture - http://www.ahsupply.com
Instead of watts though, check out the LSI index at www.rexgrigg.com
2) OverDrivenNormalOutput...
Forum: Fish 06-03-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By Bombay
Man, that's tough news. I read back thru the...

Man, that's tough news.
I read back thru the thread.
I don't see anything wrong with your potassium levels.
If you are sure your ammonia and nitrItes are 0 then I'm baffled.

It could be that...
Forum: Plants 06-02-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bombay
Hey, I was just kidding about the banana! ...

Hey, I was just kidding about the banana! http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c52/kellyrobertson/favorite%20smilies/sharkeyes.gif Don't do that. LOL.

No, actually, I would recommend either dry...
Forum: Plants 06-02-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bombay
Is this some kind of test? :smile: Based on...

Is this some kind of test? :smile:

Based on your symptoms, I would guess that you have both fish damage and a nutrient deficiency.

The holes that appear 'overnight' would probably be physical...
Forum: Plants 06-01-2006, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bombay
List your fish. List your snails: trumpet and...

List your fish.
List your snails: trumpet and pond snails

Answer some questions:
1) are the holes in new leaves...old leaves...or both?
2) are the holes in the center...or on the margins/edges?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By Bombay
Check out Scolley's thread under the DIY section....

Check out Scolley's thread under the DIY section. Alot of good info (trials and tribulations) concerning silicone, etc.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/27814-building-75g-all-glass-tank.html
Forum: Plants 06-01-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By Bombay
Deficiency: What are you dosing? I have 3...

Deficiency: What are you dosing?

I have 3 loaches in my planted tank. They have not destroyed a plant, but they do put holes in the leaves...and take nips out of others.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,521
Posted By Bombay
Completely POSITIVE! I use 100% MonOxy...

Completely POSITIVE! I use 100% MonOxy Dihydrogen. It is more readily available in this part of the country.

I've been had! Ok, I confess, I bit the hook. You and Rex must be in cahoots. I...
Forum: Substrate 06-01-2006, 02:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,769
Posted By Bombay
I used I guess an average of 3" in my 20. It is...

I used I guess an average of 3" in my 20. It is about 2" in the front and 4" in some areas of the back.

I think having an extra bag on hand is always a good idea. Some of the finer particles get...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2006, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,521
Posted By Bombay
Ramson, I failed to see how DHMO would be present...

Ramson, I failed to see how DHMO would be present in an aquarium. I didn't see any parallels between uses and aquariums. I am sure I missed something. Perhaps you can elaborate for all of us.
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