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Forum: Fish 04-11-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 120
Posted By roadmaster
Sometimes there need be no damaged fin's just...

Sometimes there need be no damaged fin's just stress..that does the fish in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By roadmaster
I have heard maybe 25% reduction but it's just...

I have heard maybe 25% reduction but it's just what I have heard.
Some also say that in low tech,,that going topless help's with CO2 for it help's CO2 in tank be closer to that in atmosphere...
Forum: Lighting 04-11-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By roadmaster
I use two 55 watt 22 inch CFL bulb's over a 55...

I use two 55 watt 22 inch CFL bulb's over a 55 gal.
They are Coralife 50/50 10,000K/Blue phosphorus bulb's.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,058
Posted By roadmaster
Well ,I have glass top's on a couple tank's and...

Well ,I have glass top's on a couple tank's and not on other's.
Glass top's mean less water evaporation,less chance of fish jumping out.
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By roadmaster
I do not believe water changes will cause any...

I do not believe water changes will cause any harm and believe Tom now say's this as well.
I follow his NON CO2 method as well, cept I still change 50% each week.


Hope you can find my message.I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By roadmaster
Never much understood why so many want pair's of...

Never much understood why so many want pair's of the German blue ram's or more than one pair, when so few have water suited for successful spawning (ie) live wriggler's.
I tried my hand at these for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By roadmaster
I see no mention of fertz only excel. Plant's...

I see no mention of fertz only excel.
Plant's need food.
Way too much light. Raise it up higher ,shade it with window screen ,remove one bulb (prolly won't work with just one).
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By roadmaster
Well ,were it me,, I would put plant's on...

Well ,were it me,, I would put plant's on straight eight hour photo period rather than siesta.
I do not pretend to know by what mechanisim's plant's uptake what CO2 is available naturally in low...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By roadmaster
Today's song's.. Arlo Guthrie.. "Alice's...

Today's song's..

Arlo Guthrie.. "Alice's Restaurant" Full version 23 minutes.
Eagle's .." Desparado".
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By roadmaster
I would put the test kit away, change water each...

I would put the test kit away, change water each week at 25 to 30% .
The water from tap will mix with water in the tank and this change would not be enough to worry bout given that 70 to 75 % of the...
Forum: Substrate 04-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By roadmaster
Just need to get close enough to the sand to lift...

Just need to get close enough to the sand to lift the debri, but not so much sand.
Is a bit of trial and error, and some sand will inevitably get sucked up but sand is cheap and you can alway's add...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By roadmaster
Maybe have a look at a couple these?? Odyssea...

Maybe have a look at a couple these??
Odyssea CFS 500

Ran Aquaclear 110's on cichlid tank's for year's and year's.
Is a fair point made with regard's to sand finding it's way into impeller...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By roadmaster
Lot's of surface disturbance by aiming spray...

Lot's of surface disturbance by aiming spray bar's ,return nozzles upward's as mentioned.
Add a couple air stones or sponge filter's to help with lower oxygen level's in warmer water.
They sell...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By roadmaster
OP stated they wanted mid to upper dwelling fish ...

OP stated they wanted mid to upper dwelling fish
Appisto's ,Ram's need fairly soft water:fish:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By roadmaster
OOP'S, missed the six rasbora's. Well, if tank...

OOP'S, missed the six rasbora's.
Well, if tank is at least three feet long, with secure top,maybe Hi Fin Lyretail Sword (one).
See.. Liveaquaria.com
They need swimming room is why I mention the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By roadmaster
Tom's non CO2 method call's for fertz once a...

Tom's non CO2 method call's for fertz once a week, or every two week's. (not every few day's).
Or at least it did last time I looked which has been three or four year's ago.
Agree with a couple...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By roadmaster
Were it me, I would up the number's of the...

Were it me, I would up the number's of the tetra's and rasbora's to at least six each.
Might leave room for one Honey gourami assuming weekly wtaer change.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-09-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By roadmaster
Today's song's.. Allman brother's "one way...

Today's song's..
Allman brother's "one way out"
Sly and the family stone.. "Family affair"
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By roadmaster
Possibly juvenile Salvini or Flowerhorn. ...

Possibly juvenile Salvini or Flowerhorn.
Leaning toward's the former.
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 956
Posted By roadmaster
May I ask how many fish you had to remove before...

May I ask how many fish you had to remove before they were killed outright?
I ask this due to the difficulty I had (most folk's) of getting spawning pair's without placing numerous fishes in my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By roadmaster
Perhap's condense you thought's to a one page...

Perhap's condense you thought's to a one page response??
Just don't use too many comma's.:hihi:
Forum: Plants 04-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By roadmaster
I would wait for a few more new shoot's.

I would wait for a few more new shoot's.
Forum: Plants 04-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,335
Posted By roadmaster
Am pleased that your problem's are behind you. ...

Am pleased that your problem's are behind you.
I struggled as well.Googled ,,"aquatic plant deficency chart's"(lot's of them out there) and poured over numerous symptom's,chart's,recomendation's....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-08-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,402
Posted By roadmaster
I did run two 22 inch 65 watt compact flourecent...

I did run two 22 inch 65 watt compact flourecent bulb's over the 300 litre, but as val's reached the surface,I began to see thread algae so went back to three 32 watt T8 bulb's(low light). Eight hour...
Forum: Substrate 04-08-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By roadmaster
20/40 grit not so much as 30/60 grit. Just...

20/40 grit not so much as 30/60 grit.
Just don't let the water blast back into the tank, and you should have no problem's.
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