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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By mr_convitbau
btw... there is no driftwood in the tank... and...

btw... there is no driftwood in the tank... and the soil has been in the tank for almost a year...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By mr_convitbau
My water has tea color

I have AquaSoil Amazonia II as substrate.... dosing is EI method in which I use chelated iron as supplemental.
My water has tea color which is kinna yellowish... Is there any explanation for that...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By mr_convitbau
Switching CO2 diffusion method

I just switched my CO2 diffusion method from glass diffuser to an Aqua Medic 1000 reactor.

With the glass diffuser, I turned on CO2 one hour before the light is on, and then off right at the time...
Forum: Plants 08-07-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By mr_convitbau
To how low do you mow it? About 1 inch?

To how low do you mow it? About 1 inch?
Forum: Plants 08-07-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By mr_convitbau
How to carpet dwarf hairgrass???

I have been keeping DH for quite a few months. They only grow vertically but hardly send out the runners. I wonder how to have a nice carpet of them.

My tank is 45 gallon with aquasoil. Light...
Forum: Plants 08-07-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,490
Posted By mr_convitbau
UG is kind of tricky to plant at the beginning. I...

UG is kind of tricky to plant at the beginning. I also bury them in small clump size under the substrate. However, they just keep floating. I have no idea how to keep them down.

I also observed...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2009, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By mr_convitbau
Dwarf puffers eat Assassin snails?

I wonder if anyone has kept the Dwarf Puffer (DP) with Assassin snails before? Do the DPs eat the Assassin snails?

I know the DPs will definitely eat the pond snails, but I am not sure if the...
Forum: Fish 05-24-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By mr_convitbau
Water Change in Planted Tank with CO2 Injection

I am keeping some discus. After reading some threads on simplydiscus.com forum, I have a few concerns about WC in a planted tank.

All the threads over there have pointed out that the consistency...
Forum: Fish 05-20-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By mr_convitbau
Wink hahaha... yes I know. Mine are all juveniles...

hahaha... yes I know. Mine are all juveniles whose diameter is about 1.5". I will definitely move them to a much bigger tank when they become adults.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By mr_convitbau
How much water conditioner I should add

I am doing 50% weekly WC using Python hose drawing water directly from the faucet and pump it straight to my tank. My tank volume is 45 gallons. I am using the water conditioner of which 10mL treats...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By mr_convitbau
What does TDS stand for?

What does TDS stand for?
Forum: Fish 05-16-2009, 05:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By mr_convitbau
Fish gasping at water surface after water change

I am raising cardinal tetras and discus in my 45 gallon tank. The discus are the newcomers.

I have been doing 50% WC every week. The water temperature was at 78F before the arrival of the...
Forum: Fish 05-12-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By mr_convitbau
Quarantine tank question

I have a few questions:

1) what do we need to do after putting the new fish into the QT? Do we need to add any medications such as anti-bacteria, anti-fungal, and ich treatment drugs? Or do we...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By mr_convitbau
Parasite on Cardinal Tetra

I noticed that one of my Cardinal Tetras has a worm attaching to his head. The area where the worm attached is red and swollen.

Is this kind of parasite contagious? What is the treatment for the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By mr_convitbau
Best source of IRON?

What is the best source of iron for the plants?

Which one is better between Chelated Iron 10% and Flourish Iron in term of plant growing efficiency?
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2009, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By mr_convitbau
Do you look at the pearling while you are...

Do you look at the pearling while you are injecting CO2? If that was the case, then it would be tough to tell which bubbles were CO2 and which were O2. My tank is also full of tiny bubbles every time...
Forum: Lighting 02-13-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By mr_convitbau
Does pearling mean that the plants give off tiny...

Does pearling mean that the plants give off tiny bubbles of oxygen around their leaves? If that was correct, then I would say that I did not inject enough CO2 to the tank. I would increase it a bit...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By mr_convitbau
Lighting period suggestion for 45G tank

I have a 45G tank that is 15" in height. I am using 260W CF (4x65W) in which I can use just 1 or both 2 pairs of bulbs. The fixture is about 1" from the water surface. I am also injecting pressurized...
Forum: Plants 02-11-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,556
Posted By mr_convitbau
Blyxa aubertii vs Blyxa japonica

What is the difference between blyxa aubertii and japonica? Which one do you like better and why? Thanks.
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