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Forum: DIY 02-21-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Gold Finger
Rub on wood finishing wax is easy and would work...

Rub on wood finishing wax is easy and would work well. Buy a little container for less than $10 rub it in then buff it off as per the label instructions.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
Prime is 2 drops per gallon. If you are de...

Prime is 2 drops per gallon. If you are de chlorinating the new water in a bucket dose only for the volume of the bucket, say 10 drops in a five gallon pail. If you are adding tap water straight to...
Forum: Algae 02-17-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Gold Finger
Good call on the lights. Web faktz be damned! Tom...

Good call on the lights. Web faktz be damned! Tom is always talking about CO2 being way more important than light to plants (within reason).


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Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
Dvid, I would do around five or six juveniles in...

Dvid, I would do around five or six juveniles in a 120 gallon. In theory they could grow fully in it but it would not be a low maintenance tank. Your wet dry may become a nitrate factory. Don't allow...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
My tank won't hold all 6 fish as they grow. Some...

My tank won't hold all 6 fish as they grow. Some will be going back to the pet shop. This tank is kind if an experiment in max stocking to learn more about waste management. Goldfish keeping is all...
Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Gold Finger
There are many species or genera or whatever it's...

There are many species or genera or whatever it's called but they all look more or less the same. CAE don't look much like them.


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Forum: Fish 02-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Gold Finger
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Yours look like Otto Vittatus. Mine look like Otto affinis. No tail dot. Bigger ones like your new ones are often...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Gold Finger
Online calculator says 65.14 gallons. ...

Online calculator says 65.14 gallons.


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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By Gold Finger
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Agreed


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Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
Thanks. I know the tank won't house all those...

Thanks. I know the tank won't house all those guys as they grow. As for stuffed looking, it may get pretty jungly. The look isn't really important to me. It's intended as an experiment, a stepping...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
There's no CO2. To keep the nutrients low the...

There's no CO2. To keep the nutrients low the light is high and the day cycle is long. Ottos keep the algae from going bezerk.


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Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
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Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
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Forum: Tank Journals 02-14-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By Gold Finger
Pseudo Planted 18G Goldfish.

My last goldy tank was fully planted in sand capped dirt. The waste levels in the substrate severely limited how many fish I could stock. This tank allows for deep substrate cleanings and therefore...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By Gold Finger
At least 80 degrees for optimum nitrosomonas...

At least 80 degrees for optimum nitrosomonas reproduction rates. Closer to 90 for nitrobacter.


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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-14-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,520
Posted By Gold Finger
I always get her flowers chocolate and something...

I always get her flowers chocolate and something else I won't mention here ;)


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Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 461
Posted By Gold Finger
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No need to overthink the build... Drill holes in pipe. Secure near the surface. Done.
I love mine for all around...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
If you zoom in and look at the leaf section below...

If you zoom in and look at the leaf section below the fish you can see just how clean it left the leaf.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
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Mmmmm.... Slime.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
Will post a pic of one starting to clean diatoms...

Will post a pic of one starting to clean diatoms from a leaf. The leaf was floating emerged and went un cleaned for a while. It took about three days to become covered in thick brown film. The Otto...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
Five Ottos in my 20G keep the glass absolutely...

Five Ottos in my 20G keep the glass absolutely spotless. I keep the tank over lit to produce food for them. They survive but I never see algae.


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Forum: Algae 02-14-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By Gold Finger
All good advice. I would also kill all of the...

All good advice. I would also kill all of the algae at once with a seven day complete total darkness blackout. Your nutrients will go ballistic in the form of dangerous ammonia as it all dies at...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Gold Finger
Total waste will test positive for nitrogen...

Total waste will test positive for nitrogen however only the portion not eaten by the plants. Actual amount of fecal matter in the substrate can get too high encouraging unwanted bacteria even tho ur...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,546
Posted By Gold Finger
For me the secret is an old sponge filter. They...

For me the secret is an old sponge filter. They scrub water of particles when they are mature. That and carbon or purigen for discoloured water.


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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,398
Posted By Gold Finger
I don't keep discus however. Milky water is a...

I don't keep discus however. Milky water is a bacterial bloom. Its common in new tanks. Yours qualifies as new. I would avoid purigen or other band aid solutions. If you mask the problem you won't...
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