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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By roadmaster
I once read that a few of the omnivores don't...

I once read that a few of the omnivores don't really have a belly per se ,but rather a long intestinal tract ,and that the food's they eat quickly travel through the intestinal tract and out the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 872
Posted By roadmaster
Black mollies,Herotilapia multispinosa,Black ruby...

Black mollies,Herotilapia multispinosa,Black ruby barbs,Flag fish, otocinclus,bristlenose,rubber lip pleco,Farlowella,amano shrimp,nerite snails are a few that love algae.
Mollies do best in hard...
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By roadmaster
Nope,just some wood chips that you can screen...

Nope,just some wood chips that you can screen out.
:tongue:
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By roadmaster
Product contains perlite. Beware of uprooting...

Product contains perlite.
Beware of uprooting plant's once they are set,and dirt is capped with anything containing Perlite .
The perlite has a habit of working it's way to the surface and then...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,965
Posted By roadmaster
John Lennon "So this is Christmas" Elvis "Blue...

John Lennon "So this is Christmas"
Elvis "Blue Christmas"
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,965
Posted By roadmaster
Patsy Klein "I fall to pieces" Roger Miller...

Patsy Klein "I fall to pieces"
Roger Miller "King of the road"
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 774
Posted By roadmaster
True Dat. I use a clean paper towel folded...

True Dat.
I use a clean paper towel folded into fourths.
Get a better feel for anything that might get between the paper towel and the glass.
Try not to get too close to substrate.
Same could...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,965
Posted By roadmaster
George Thorogood "One bourbon" Marshall Tucker...

George Thorogood "One bourbon"
Marshall Tucker "Can't you see"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By roadmaster
I'm on board with the method but would caution...

I'm on board with the method but would caution against the addition of fish too quickly.
Best success for me with this particular method,is to plant the tank heavily with fast growing plants some...
Forum: Substrate 12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By roadmaster
Hmm, upon reflection,,it may have been closer to...

Hmm, upon reflection,,it may have been closer to 100 lbs of the black diamond.
I remember having about a half of 50 lb bag left, so it may have been a 50 lb bag and a half another one, that I...
Forum: Fish 12-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By roadmaster
With small bioload you could get by. Number's...

With small bioload you could get by.
Number's of fish,often excess foods offered,waste created by fish,= necessary removal of organic's.
Filter's only trap the stuff,Removal is by you/me.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By roadmaster
+one:hihi: Drain canister into a bucket and...

+one:hihi:
Drain canister into a bucket and then pour bucket back into canister to flush out the intake hose at bottom of filter.
If the bottom most layer is biomedia substance,,this material can...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-17-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By roadmaster
With exception of dechlorinator,just wait till...

With exception of dechlorinator,just wait till the tanks near full before adding the gh booster or buffering salt's.
Forum: Fish 12-17-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By roadmaster
Sand substrate,smooth river stones,driftwood ,...

Sand substrate,smooth river stones,driftwood , and half dozen Synodontis Petricola along with maybe a shoal of Leopard Danios as dither's.
Sorry,,If keeping fishes healthy over the long haul was my...
Forum: Lighting 12-17-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By roadmaster
10,000K or combo of 6700K and 10,000K will...

10,000K or combo of 6700K and 10,000K will present blue effect nicely in my view.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-17-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By roadmaster
Can order the stuff at green leaf aquariums .com...

Can order the stuff at green leaf aquariums .com or aquariumfertilizer.com
Forum: Substrate 12-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By roadmaster
I used nearly all of the largest bag of MGOC in...

I used nearly all of the largest bag of MGOC in my 80 gal which is same foot print of 75 gal cept taller.
Also used nearly all of 50 lb bag of black diamond blasting media as a cap over the soil.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-16-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,965
Posted By roadmaster
Charlie Rich (silver fox) " Behind closed doors" ...

Charlie Rich (silver fox) " Behind closed doors"
George Strait "Write this down"
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By roadmaster
You have educated us all, now step off. What...

You have educated us all, now step off.
What you have observed is duly noted, but not what many other's have observed that keep gourami.
Your 75 gal tank affords much more room than smaller tanks,...
Forum: Substrate 12-16-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By roadmaster
Used to grow large sword plant's in pot's for...

Used to grow large sword plant's in pot's for placement in the aquariums holding larger cichlids that like to dig.
Ever seen the root mass on a sword plant? It is very large.
Also once ordered what...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By roadmaster
I believe that if the congo's were kept in large...

I believe that if the congo's were kept in large enough number's, that they might confine any nipping amongst themselves but there is always the chance ,that one or two will turn out to be more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By roadmaster
To be honest,,if the tank in question is the 125...

To be honest,,if the tank in question is the 125 gal in OP's signature,then I doubt light deficiency. And judging from the nutrient's you are adding according to info presented with tank info in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By roadmaster
If you are using EI dosing,the nutrient...

If you are using EI dosing,the nutrient deficiencies are rare.
Even rarer in my view,are those suffering from light deficiency.
Older leaves are often discarded by plant's in my tanks to make...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By roadmaster
CO2 is dropping the pH No? I would not worry...

CO2 is dropping the pH No?
I would not worry bout this ,but would just feed the plant's.
Is plenty of ammonia in the aquasoil and a good portion of the ammonia will be used by the plant's as fuel...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By roadmaster
Could also be clog in hose or at inlet where...

Could also be clog in hose or at inlet where water is drawn into the filter.
I have back flushed my 2217's and had pieces of biomedia come out the hose that enter's the bottom of the filter.
This...
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