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Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 04:03 PM
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Posted By roadmaster
Keep it cut shorter, and it has no choice but to...

Keep it cut shorter, and it has no choice but to grow bushy. IME
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By roadmaster
Vallisneria,Crypt balansae,Crypt...

Vallisneria,Crypt balansae,Crypt spiralis,Crinium.
Water sprite can get tall /bushy also.
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By roadmaster
Try it using the converter ? Bushing's on both...

Try it using the converter ?
Bushing's on both end's of the impeller shaft? I ask this cause my ehiem 2217's will begin to make noise when the bushing's become worn or when one of the bushing's...
Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 995
Posted By roadmaster
Would be more inclined to turn the rainbow...

Would be more inclined to turn the rainbow cichlid's themselves loose on the algae.
They are noted for eating algae and one of a few species of smaller cichlid's that have teeth for doing so.
I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 04:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 279
Posted By roadmaster
I think if you can drink the tap water,you can...

I think if you can drink the tap water,you can keep plant's/fish in same unless you are altering the water .
Tap water,or potable water is usually pretty consistent.
Forum: Fish   09-23-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By roadmaster
The term Mikrogeophagus (Ram's) means.. small...

The term Mikrogeophagus (Ram's) means.. small earth eater.
Would expect as much from them.
Would try carpet in tank with only shoaling species rather than those who sift through substrate as is...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By roadmaster
Try BigAlsonline.com under filter part's. Will...

Try BigAlsonline.com under filter part's.
Will prolly have to buy new head.

Just looked, and they are out of pump head cover for eheim 2213 but good news is..it's ony $14.99
Much cheaper than...
Forum: Substrate   09-23-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By roadmaster
I believe plant's do better for ME with both...

I believe plant's do better for ME with both substrate fertilizer and water column also.
Is win/win.IMHO
Forum: Aquascaping   09-23-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By roadmaster
You might want to collect wood from area's where...

You might want to collect wood from area's where there is less chance of pesticides or oil residues.
I often boil the wood for two hours or more all the while dumping water from the stock pot and...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-22-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 523
Posted By roadmaster
They used to use chlorine extensively for...

They used to use chlorine extensively for bleaching wood pulp to make paper white/whiter, until concern's over organochlorine compound's which were produced and released into the environment.
We...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-22-2016, 09:07 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Simon and Garfunkle "Sound of silence" America...

Simon and Garfunkle "Sound of silence"
America "Sister golden hair"
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By roadmaster
I like a bottle with a more tapered neck, like 20...

I like a bottle with a more tapered neck, like 20 oz Dasanti drinking water bottle.
If the trap is left overnight in the tank, I feel it wise to punch a few tiny holes in the bottom/sides so oxygen...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-22-2016, 04:28 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Scorpions "Still lovin you" Allman Brother's...

Scorpions "Still lovin you"
Allman Brother's "Melissa"
Forum: Substrate   09-21-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By roadmaster
Seem's to me to be a lot of adjusting dosing pump...

Seem's to me to be a lot of adjusting dosing pump for increased plant mass,decreased plant mass,heavy trimming,big water changes,increase in feeding's or decrease assuming fishes are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-21-2016, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By roadmaster
Loaches would be fine if you like them, but some...

Loaches would be fine if you like them, but some of the loaches can uproot plant's with their foraging depending on how large they get.
Would maybe not get loaches if I did not plan to keep em but...
Forum: Substrate   09-21-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By roadmaster
I have burnt plant's getting carried away with...

I have burnt plant's getting carried away with root tab's in inert substrates with the logic that if a little is good..then more is better.
Not unlike some do when medicating their tank's.
Tanks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By roadmaster
Couple year's for me and I also get bored . ...

Couple year's for me and I also get bored .
Seem's now days you seldom see tank's that are older than a few month's.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By roadmaster
Clean paper towels to clean glass inside/outside...

Clean paper towels to clean glass inside/outside the aquarium.
No soaps used on thing's that go into the tank (including hand's).
Plastic dish pan's,bucket's (cheap) used only for aquarium maint to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-21-2016, 04:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 824
Posted By roadmaster
Too much ammonia . IMHO 1 ppm ammonia is more...

Too much ammonia . IMHO
1 ppm ammonia is more than fish will ever see (hopefully).
Ammonia from source water if this water is treated with chloramine by treatment plant, also contributes a little...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-21-2016, 04:34 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Kenny Roger's and First edition "Just dropped in...

Kenny Roger's and First edition "Just dropped in "
Marshall Tucker "Can't you see"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 824
Posted By roadmaster
Anything in the filter of the two year old tank...

Anything in the filter of the two year old tank you mentioned you borrowed media from early in this thread is fine.
Do you still have the two year old tank you mentioned?
If so,then as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 824
Posted By roadmaster
Were it me,(and it ain't) I would perform 50%...

Were it me,(and it ain't) I would perform 50% water change and add some more biomedia or mechanical media from the two year old exisiting,already cycled tank.
Then check the level's of ammonia and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By roadmaster
I would be suspicious of any test result's that...

I would be suspicious of any test result's that revealed 2 to 4 ppm ammonia and fishes that were not belly up.
Would be more worried bout fishes than cycling process and might withhold adding fishes...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-20-2016, 11:52 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Brooks and Dunn "Red dirt road" Dwight Yoakam...

Brooks and Dunn "Red dirt road"
Dwight Yoakam "I sang Dixie"
Forum: Fish   09-19-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By roadmaster
I am on board with all of this^. Salt used...

I am on board with all of this^.
Salt used regularly as mentioned, build's up over time and fishes like loaches with no scales will only tolerate it for so long.
Could be why OP mentions that no...
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