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Forum: Fish 08-30-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Diana
Rainbows are hard to ID when they are young. This...

Rainbows are hard to ID when they are young. This one is showing a bit more color, but not enough to ID beyond some guessing. Plus, many species are known from different locations, and the color...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Diana
I would treat with some kind of medicine, but I...

I would treat with some kind of medicine, but I would also do this:

Something is stressing the fish, and their immune system is low.
Do a few water changes, deep clean the substrate (unless it...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By Diana
To get the same species the next time around,...

To get the same species the next time around, print out the picture of the C. trilineatus and take that into the store with you.
Take the time to look at each fish in every tank until you find a...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By Diana
With 11 fish in there already, there is not a lot...

With 11 fish in there already, there is not a lot of room for more, but a Honey Gourami sounds like a good option. Just one.

There are the original, wild color (getting harder to find) and highly...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Diana
How did you get them to breed? Special food?...

How did you get them to breed? Special food? Certain water parameters? Tank decor?

The fry are showing their color so young! Nice :-)
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Diana
I would start by treating for internal parasites....

I would start by treating for internal parasites. Something like Prazi-Pro is a good place to start. It is designed for aquariums, and will kill a wide range of internal parasites.

Other...
Forum: DIY 08-29-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Diana
A very simple solution includes making a loop out...

A very simple solution includes making a loop out of air tubing, and connecting it together with a drip irrigation 1/4" tubing connector.
If you want to keep this in a particular spot you can add a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By Diana
You are working at it in the right way: ...

You are working at it in the right way:
Identify a problem, investigate the real source of the issue and possible solutions.
If you need to run a trial solution, can any part of the system be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Diana
The difference between a 20 and 25 does not sound...

The difference between a 20 and 25 does not sound like much.
A single Angel with fish that live in a different part of the tank is not the same sort of problem that having competing fish would be. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Diana
Very good solution! This makes sure everything is...

Very good solution! This makes sure everything is lined up so each piece of equipment is helping the others.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By Diana
About the biowheel: If you remove it from...

About the biowheel:

If you remove it from the tank you are conserving the microorganisms, both good and bad that are on it.
You can keep the beneficial bacteria alive by keeping the biowheel in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Diana
Lemon juice and citric acid powder (grocery...

Lemon juice and citric acid powder (grocery store, spice or canning department).

Be very careful not to get it into the electical parts, or even cuts on your hand.

Coca Cola is another very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Diana
No. But since you already have it, use it! ...

No.
But since you already have it, use it!

Do a couple of massive water changes so it has the best chance.
The correct species of bacteria that grow in our aquariums grow in low ammonia, low...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Diana
Temporarily, you can put the heater on a timer. ...

Temporarily, you can put the heater on a timer.
Set it to come on a bit more frequently when the house is cooler, and stay off longer in the hottest part of the day.

Best solution to a faulty...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-29-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
Depends on what is in the water. For most,...

Depends on what is in the water.
For most, average tap water Prime is just fine.
For some specialty problems, there are specialty products.

With NO3 at 160ppm I would do 2 things:
1) 2 x 50%...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Diana
Draw yourself a picture of the tank, seen from...

Draw yourself a picture of the tank, seen from the top. Draw lines indicating how the water flows away from the spray bar. Add in a power head (any sort), and make the lines go the same way....
Forum: Fish 08-29-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Diana
Have a look also at Melanotaenia parkinsonii. The...

Have a look also at Melanotaenia parkinsonii. The yellow marbling can vary a lot in location, and color- some fish have just a few orange freckles, others are heavily marked. This is a young fish, so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Diana
There are very few bacteria in the water. They...

There are very few bacteria in the water. They grow attached to surfaces with high oxygen such as most types of filter media (not just specifically bio media). Water changes will not reduce the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 278
Posted By Diana
Do enough water changes, volume and frequency to...

Do enough water changes, volume and frequency to keep the ammonia under .25ppm and the nitrite under 1ppm.
Add a bacteria-in-a-bottle product that contains Nitrospira species of bacteria. Do not...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-28-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By Diana
Depends on the wood, but you can try things like...

Depends on the wood, but you can try things like zip ties in the lower areas, where they would get covered with substrate and plants.
If you can cut off the branches flat at the correct angles, you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Diana
It is true that constantly adding water high in...

It is true that constantly adding water high in minerals can raise the mineral levels in the tank.
How fast, and to what level depends on the frequency of water changes, and the volume.

Most...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Diana
Pond water is fine to fill the tank. But tap...

Pond water is fine to fill the tank. But tap water with dechlor is probably OK, too. Plants can handle a wide range of conditions, and even changing conditions from pond to tap water should not be a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Diana
Do not leave it soaking in the same water for...

Do not leave it soaking in the same water for more than a day or maybe 2. Better to soak it with water changes. This avoids the anaerobic growth.

A way to remove the anaerobic bacteria is to soak...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By Diana
When you have more than one source of water...

When you have more than one source of water movement you want them to be working together, not creating a whirlpool or churning the water.

Here is one way to check this out:

Make a few of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By Diana
You may be able to check what your tap water has...

You may be able to check what your tap water has been in the past through a water quality report from your water company. Some companies do not report it very well, though.
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