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Forum: Plants 12-14-2007, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By turbosaurus
Daniel, you are the man. This is the stuff in...

Daniel, you are the man. This is the stuff in the photo.
Its exactly the same diameter as hair grass. You can't tell in the photo you linked to because its a close up. It takes a while for the...
Forum: Plants 12-13-2007, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,138
Posted By turbosaurus
No- that's not algae. Is a version of dwarf...

No- that's not algae. Is a version of dwarf hairgrass, some type of ELEOCHARIS that sends runners upward instead of along the substrate. I don't know the species scientific name. I found it in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-13-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,968
Posted By turbosaurus
Its simple and lovely. Should some of those...

Its simple and lovely. Should some of those swords look familiar to me?

Can't wait to see the pop you get from those beautiful discus- I wish you'd get on with it already!!
Let me know if you...
Forum: Plants 12-13-2007, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By turbosaurus
First pic is a sword plant. Second pick is...

First pic is a sword plant.
Second pick is Rotala rotundifolia, Alternanthera reineckii, the next one I would put money on is a crinium calustratum (sp?) the waves in the leaves look too sharp to...
Forum: Plants 12-13-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By turbosaurus
This is really the best place to get plants- from...

This is really the best place to get plants- from other hobbyists. 95% of the purchases I have made here are fantastic- better than expected!

That being said, there will always be one or two...
Forum: Plants 12-12-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By turbosaurus
Check with audiotribe on aquabid. He's got...

Check with audiotribe on aquabid.
He's got great prices, reasonable shipping and nice healthy potted plants.
I got some a week or two ago, and I couldn't be happier. ...
Forum: Fish 12-12-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,776
Posted By turbosaurus
That's bizarre. I have kept clowns for years. I...

That's bizarre. I have kept clowns for years. I have 5 now and they always play so nice together- and I didn't get them all at the same time. Never saw ANY aggression. If I didn't see the video I...
Forum: Fish 12-12-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
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Views: 622
Posted By turbosaurus
Your fish are not doomed. Ich is one of the...

Your fish are not doomed. Ich is one of the easiest parasites to get rid of once you know how it works.

Definitely raise temp- but be careful about 86 degrees- start at 82 for now and let us...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By turbosaurus
No, I don't think she needs anything more...

No, I don't think she needs anything more destructive. Destructive for what? WE don't have a diagnosos.

None of these problems sound like they are parasitic.

Keep their water CLEAN, up the...
Forum: Fish 12-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By turbosaurus
but dose for what? I am not sure you should...

but dose for what?
I am not sure you should be dosing for anything Jenny. And I think a whole tank teardown is probably excessive at this point. I wouldn't dose with anything other than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By turbosaurus
On my 125 I run the sump- which moves something...

On my 125 I run the sump- which moves something like 600GPH, an eheim classic, the biggest one they make, and another powerhead inside the tank. If I am not mistaken Taz crash runs three big eheims...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By turbosaurus
I'm all about the path of least resistance. ...

I'm all about the path of least resistance. Although I have been referred to as cheap and lazy I prefer to think of it as inventive and thoughtful.:cool:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,087
Posted By turbosaurus
Nice idea eds! That's one way to be SURE. ...

Nice idea eds! That's one way to be SURE.

I am going to edit this post, and refer you back to the article Rose posted. Very good reading for anyone considering a tank over 55 gallons.

...
Forum: Substrate 12-06-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By turbosaurus
Watch out when it comes to putting in things like...

Watch out when it comes to putting in things like tiles or lava rock to build up a hill. Rememeber sand is easy to move and over time it will end up seeking a level position. Especially if you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By turbosaurus
Scolley's "son of Kahuna" has a lot of detail...

Scolley's "son of Kahuna" has a lot of detail about setting up the plumbing for a large tank, I think he did an amazing job, and thought it through very well. You may want to take a look at his...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By turbosaurus
DAMN IT! I just bought some dwarf crays to add...

DAMN IT! I just bought some dwarf crays to add to a shrimp only tank- but they are my black bee shrimp and they haven't started breeding yet! Now what the heck am I supposed to do with these crays?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2007, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By turbosaurus
I have a sump, the problem is out gassing of CO2...

I have a sump, the problem is out gassing of CO2 - which is the only real problem with them. I removed the trickle plate, but I left in the bioballs in and try to keep the water level relatively...
Forum: Fish 12-05-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,844
Posted By turbosaurus
Even removing all the water- you have to replace...

Even removing all the water- you have to replace it from somewhere, and if your tap water is what caused this in the first place, additional tap changes are probably not a good idea. Keep calling...
Forum: Lighting 12-05-2007, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By turbosaurus
Yup. Too much. I had 220w of PC over my 55, and...

Yup. Too much. I had 220w of PC over my 55, and dropped it down to 110- and I was running pressurized CO2. I probably could have left the 220 if I added more fast growing stems- but I decided to...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-05-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,837
Posted By turbosaurus
I am so happy for you, but I am also sure this...

I am so happy for you, but I am also sure this project will be on the back burner for a while now with the new addition to the family. We'll all wait for updates to the fish room, but how bout a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By turbosaurus
Ralph, you may be in for trouble, on a nice...

Ralph, you may be in for trouble, on a nice healthy diet of fish food and baby guppies they won't be that size for long.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By turbosaurus
Maybe we should come up with a plantedtank.net...

Maybe we should come up with a plantedtank.net forum sponsored "recommended reading fish keeping primer" -

One or two pages at the most- send it off to these big chain stores and hope they make...
Forum: Fish 11-30-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,152
Posted By turbosaurus
Discus are really hard, even when their breeding...

Discus are really hard, even when their breeding tubes are showing I have difficulty telling them apart. The only way I can tell is just like Jen said.. wait to see which one lays eggs.

The...
Forum: Plants 11-30-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,710
Posted By turbosaurus
Do you know what that looks like to me? It looks...

Do you know what that looks like to me? It looks sorta like dead BBA. Which is weird, since it sounds like its growing in already grey, and usually BBA grows very dark and turns white only once it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By turbosaurus
How did you get from 9 out of the tap to 7.5 in...

How did you get from 9 out of the tap to 7.5 in the tank?
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