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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-24-2016, 12:35 AM
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Posted By cobra
Thanks for the link. I'll give it a read ;-)

Thanks for the link. I'll give it a read ;-)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-23-2016, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 82
Posted By cobra
Fluval Peat Grains -Cloudiness?

Been using Fluval peat granules in my cannister filter experimenting with black water biotopes/aquascapes. The media has a tendency to cloud the water-along with the expected dark tannin look. For...
Forum: Fish   08-30-2016, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By cobra
Base your method on the hardness of your tank...

Base your method on the hardness of your tank water and Petco's. If you have a TDS meter bring it to the store with you and ask to test the tank water.
Forum: Aquascaping   08-29-2016, 01:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,330
Posted By cobra
As much as I like Amano aquascapes, I prefer the...

As much as I like Amano aquascapes, I prefer the Dutch style!
Forum: Fish   08-16-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By cobra
To the OP, One thing you may want to...

To the OP,

One thing you may want to consider (that's under appreciated in my view) is that Rasboras tend to stay in the upper to middle third of the water column. They don't hug the bottom like...
Forum: Fish   08-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,150
Posted By cobra
Undisputed king of schooling fish = Rummy Nose...

Undisputed king of schooling fish = Rummy Nose Tetra.

Honorable mention = Any of the three more common Trigonostigma Rasboras.
Forum: Fish   07-29-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By cobra
Obviously, every aquarist has their own...

Obviously, every aquarist has their own experiences with this kind of thing. I have an ADA 90H (without a top) and never once has one of my Chili Rasboras carpet surfed. However, I have had a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-22-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 4,689
Posted By cobra
Other than demonize capitalism, this guy still...

Other than demonize capitalism, this guy still hasn't answered your very straight forward question.
Forum: Substrate   06-26-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By cobra
Sand Substrate Replacement Questions

Hello Folks,

Looking to replace my inert ADA Congo pea gravel with a black sand that's also inert.

I don't grow any other plants beside water column feeding rhizome type plants. So, I don't...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-22-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By cobra
Thanks!!!!! :smile2:

Thanks!!!!! :smile2:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-21-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By cobra
Potassium Bicarbonate Measure Needed

Hi Folks,

Need a number that's likely been crunched before (dimensional analysis).

That is:

Number of grams of potassium bicarbonate in a teaspoon.

Thanks!!
G
Forum: Fish   06-20-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By cobra
My understanding for ideal GBR spawning...

My understanding for ideal GBR spawning conditions is to cut the TDS (conductivity) of the water. Not sure the peat moss is the primary silver bullet for accomplishing this.

Cheers,

G
Forum: Fish   06-15-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By cobra
Describe your water parameters. Include the...

Describe your water parameters. Include the temperature.
Forum: Fish   06-06-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By cobra
Almost all tetras will stay in the lower 1/3 of...

Almost all tetras will stay in the lower 1/3 of the water column. Except of course hatchets.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-05-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By cobra
Hi JMACH, There's plenty of talk on the web...

Hi JMACH,

There's plenty of talk on the web about isotonic conditions, hypotonic conditions, and hypertonic conditions as it pertains to osmotic regulation. But, little talk about the the typical...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-05-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By cobra
Question for the Fishkeeping Chemist/Scientists

Hey Folks,

Can anybody shed some light on our most common fertilizers (e.g., K, Mg, Ca, etc.) and the role they play with respect to osmoregulation?

IOTWs, what additive is most effective in...
Forum: Fish   06-03-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By cobra
Yep, super soft water and using pressurized CO2...

Yep, super soft water and using pressurized CO2 warrants extra care.

Use a calculator such as this in conjunction with your dropper:

Aquarium CO2 Calculator...
Forum: Fish   06-02-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By cobra
I once gassed 3 baby Starlight Plecos (and I am...

I once gassed 3 baby Starlight Plecos (and I am veteran with CO2). Have to be careful with this method! Do you know your water hardness numbers?
Forum: Fish   05-31-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,150
Posted By cobra
Contact Rachel O'Leary. She usually has...

Contact Rachel O'Leary. She usually has different types of rasboras.
Forum: Fish   05-27-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By cobra
If they breed you are going to likely end up with...

If they breed you are going to likely end up with a hybridized mass of Rasboras. Oops, you said one by one in the 10 gallon!

Hope it works out :-)

Cheers,
G
Forum: Fish   04-29-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By cobra
I currently have a group of Espei as well. My...

I currently have a group of Espei as well. My experience mirrors yours except for when I had Rummies they tended to school tight at all times whether or not I was in close proximity to the aquarium....
Forum: Fish   04-29-2016, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By cobra
I have the same experience with my Chilis. They...

I have the same experience with my Chilis. They are not shy at all and are very cool interesting fish.
Forum: Fish   04-27-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By cobra
King of schooling fish IMO = Rummy Nosed Tetra. ...

King of schooling fish IMO = Rummy Nosed Tetra. They school together versus shoaling.
Forum: Fish   04-24-2016, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By cobra
This ^^^

This ^^^
Forum: Fish   04-13-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By cobra
Could be the pH. The lower the pH the more...

Could be the pH. The lower the pH the more colorful mine tend to be.

Cheers,
G
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