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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By THE V
When in a job interview for an agronomist you...

When in a job interview for an agronomist you mention aquatic plants as your most recently researched topic.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By THE V
Something vertical or diagonal would help. For...

Something vertical or diagonal would help. For hardscape maybe a nice piece of wood or for maybe a nice red stem plant like A. reineckii.
Forum: Fish 02-26-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 689
Posted By THE V
I had a female comet goldfish a while ago. She...

I had a female comet goldfish a while ago. She jumped out of the tank and smacked me in the face as I walked by. She was named Failed Kamakazee, shortened to just kamakazee. She lived for 10...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By THE V
The plus side of filling your tanks there is that...

The plus side of filling your tanks there is that they are all unsecured from falling.

They tend to break bones when they fall on you. They also have been known to go boom if damaged from a...
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By THE V
Substrate choice depends upon your goals. For...

Substrate choice depends upon your goals. For high tech tanks with rapidly growing plants high CEC substrates can help balance the nutrient availability. Low tech tanks are fine in with sand or...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By THE V
The placement of the input and output is...

The placement of the input and output is different on every tank. It depends upon the hardscape and plants.

Generally it is best to put them in locations where they work together to create an...
Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 780
Posted By THE V
If you really want it waterproof if it is not...

If you really want it waterproof if it is not already sealed - brushing laquer. Terrible fumes so you need to do it outside. Completely non-toxic once cured and a very hard finish. 3-4 coats the...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By THE V
On my 125 I run two C-360. The higher amount of...

On my 125 I run two C-360. The higher amount of filtration capacity is excellent. It is also nice to know that one filter can carry the load. In case if maintenance or cleaning.
Forum: Fish 02-18-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By THE V
BN are the safest with plants of most of the more...

BN are the safest with plants of most of the more common plecos. They generally only damage plants if they are a hungry in my experience. Feeding them some veggies and more sinking pellets/algae...
Forum: Fish 02-17-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By THE V
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Forum: Fish 02-17-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By THE V
I got a count today after pulling out 1/2 the...

I got a count today after pulling out 1/2 the plants. 14 of them have survived. They are all growing well and are very happy in the little 10g.
Forum: Fish 02-17-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By THE V
The rams are benthic feeders and will like the...

The rams are benthic feeders and will like the sinking pellets. They also like to pick at sand substrate.

The BN pleco will eat sinking pellets as well as veggies. When they also love to chew...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By THE V
You can keep them in a smaller tank but you need...

You can keep them in a smaller tank but you need to culture some food for them. Look up infusoria. Culturing greenwater is also a great way to feed them.
You'll need to feed the clam daily with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 663
Posted By THE V
I did that once... amazon sword (e. bleherii)...

I did that once... amazon sword (e. bleherii) in a 125g goldfish tank. I had 8 big ones in a line under really low light and a gravel substrate.

The simplicity of it with the large mature common...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-07-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By THE V
Potassium Is like the lubricant for the cellular...

Potassium Is like the lubricant for the cellular machinery. If your short on it everything slows down. Just keep giving it the extra pop. Your not going to hurt anything.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,239
Posted By THE V
Nothing wrong with you, you're just 31 years old....

Nothing wrong with you, you're just 31 years old. I hit mine around 29. Buddy of mine hit his at 33. My baby brother is right in the middle of his now at 28.

It's the point at which many guys...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By THE V
If you are going to dump the old ones you may...

If you are going to dump the old ones you may want to give it some QT time. Probably a month ir two beforw getting new ones.
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By THE V
As far as I'm aware there is no way to treat them...

As far as I'm aware there is no way to treat them with chemicals.

Removing infected tissue can work or at least slow it down. You'll need to di the trimming out of the tank and cut the rhyzome...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 694
Posted By THE V
They are called gall's. These can be created...

They are called gall's.

These can be created by a wide variety of bacteria, fungus, or insects. These are likely caused by either a fungus or a bacteria in this instance.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 829
Posted By THE V
Not the wood I buy for my projects. [emoji6]

Not the wood I buy for my projects. [emoji6]
Forum: Fish 01-27-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By THE V
My BN plecos are breeding like crazy off of slow...

My BN plecos are breeding like crazy off of slow sinking pellets and algae in the tank.

I also think they strip a bit off the vals when they feel like it but they grow too fast anyways.

Feed...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By THE V
The tank is just too small for a goldfish...

The tank is just too small for a goldfish long-term. In fact more than 6 months is too much.

You should A) get a larger tank, or B) rehome the fish to someone else. If it doesn't freeze or...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By THE V
The pump on most canister filters is right before...

The pump on most canister filters is right before the outlet line into the tank (Magnum 350's are reversed). This means that the pump is pulling water through the media and there is a negative...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By THE V
65 gallon tank will hold 30-40 neons. You'll...

65 gallon tank will hold 30-40 neons. You'll also want some cleaners like oto's in the tank.

Ditch the 10k bulb for one in the 5-6k range.

Are you looking at CO2? Or lowtech?
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By THE V
After some time the rubber becomes more stiff and...

After some time the rubber becomes more stiff and can form flat sides. The first sign of an o-ring issue isn't normally a leak in my experience, the filter starts sucking in small amounts of air. ...
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