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Forum: Plants 01-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By AshleyMac
I did recently start using r/o water for changes...

I did recently start using r/o water for changes and am still getting the Seachem Equilibrium dose right. I picked up potassium today (all I could find for trace with no copper locally) I do have a...
Forum: Plants 01-30-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By AshleyMac
As it happens, i'm getting some more r/o water...

As it happens, i'm getting some more r/o water tomorrow for a water change anyway, i'll do a 50% change and get some macros and report back. I swear, even though they grew slower, no ferts gave me...
Forum: Plants 01-30-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By AshleyMac
I do 20% a week because I had been told that...

I do 20% a week because I had been told that anything more was going to be too much and too stressful on the fish?
Forum: Plants 01-29-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By AshleyMac
Question New growth on Water Wysteria wilting?

I have Water Wysteria in two places in my tank, they both get even amounts of light and are maybe six months old. I use Flourish and Iron 2x a week (not on the same days.) Only one plant has wilting...
Forum: Fish 01-19-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By AshleyMac
Question Does this sound like parasites?

I bought a few more CPDs for my school awhile ago...one never made it out of quarantine, she seemed to just waste away while acting totally normal. Quarantine finished and the other three joined the...
Forum: Fish 01-17-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By AshleyMac
It's hard to tell from the pic, but it almost...

It's hard to tell from the pic, but it almost looks like the silhouette of the fish rises starting right behind the head? Every time I have seen dropsy, the head is perfectly smooth and the scales...
Forum: Plants 01-13-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By AshleyMac
I only have experience with the green variety,...

I only have experience with the green variety, but I can tell you it grew very very fast in my low light tank. The only bad thing was how bad it shed. It was terrible, "leaves" were constantly flying...
Forum: Plants 01-12-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,591
Posted By AshleyMac
I tried with Java Moss and it looked a...

I tried with Java Moss and it looked a mess...Most of the walls I have seen have been Christmas Moss and they looked beautiful.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-12-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,576
Posted By AshleyMac
Looks like the beginning of bba to me...happened...

Looks like the beginning of bba to me...happened to my Anubias and it looked just like that. Next few times you dose your Excel use a syringe and aim it right at the affected leaves.
Forum: Fish 01-12-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,991
Posted By AshleyMac
I love German Blue Rams and Congo Tetras

I love German Blue Rams and Congo Tetras
Forum: Fish 01-12-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By AshleyMac
Emerald Rasboras are beautiful...and about the...

Emerald Rasboras are beautiful...and about the size of the CPDs

Threadfins seems pretty fun too
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-11-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By AshleyMac
Shrimp are excellent at hiding. My Amano hid for...

Shrimp are excellent at hiding. My Amano hid for her first several months in my tank. I swore she was dead and eaten or jumped the tank. Never saw her through numerous rescapes. Then one day she came...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By AshleyMac
Moments you realized your fish were not stupid?

Have there been moments where your fish impress you?

A few weeks ago I had just fed my CPDs and sat back to watch them and after a bit saw that one of them rose above the feeding frenzy and...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By AshleyMac
I keep them together and they completely ignore...

I keep them together and they completely ignore one another. I kept 6 CPD (4 female 2 male) in a 10 gallon and 4 Ottos. I never saw any extreme aggression in a group that small, in fact they seemed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By AshleyMac
Thanks for the TDS pen info! I think I have...

Thanks for the TDS pen info! I think I have settled on Kent RO Right. And for ferts I was thinking Kent Pro Plant. Thoughts?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-07-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By AshleyMac
I was having problems with Excel even at half...

I was having problems with Excel even at half doses every other day. Now I know this is going to sound really stupid...but I guess I am here to learn. When I look at the label of my Flourish Excel -...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-07-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,418
Posted By AshleyMac
Those using R/O - how to replenish Calcium?

After numerous issues with my tap water I am debating going 100% R/O. My biggest worry is there not being enough calcium for my inverts. Is there enough in ferts to keep molts and shells healthy? And...
Forum: Fish 01-07-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
Thanks Gold Finger...it's just frustrating that...

Thanks Gold Finger...it's just frustrating that the inconsistencies are getting closer and closer together. A month ago I had been trying to carefully dose Flourish Excel in my shrimp tank and what I...
Forum: Fish 01-06-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By AshleyMac
I have a giant apple snail that destroyed every...

I have a giant apple snail that destroyed every plant in his tank. I fed him veggies that he would only go to after he ate all plants and had dug out every single root remaining in the substrate. His...
Forum: Fish 01-06-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
Update - everyone made it! Well except for the 3...

Update - everyone made it! Well except for the 3 shrimp that got sucked into the intake because I wasn't smart enough to put the sponge back on :(
Forum: Fish 01-05-2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
Well lesson learned...I will be getting r/o water...

Well lesson learned...I will be getting r/o water from my lfs from now on. Seeing some more movement - fingers crossed.
Forum: Fish 01-05-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
omw out for carbon now, thanks!

omw out for carbon now, thanks!
Forum: Fish 01-05-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
I can't think of anything that may have...

I can't think of anything that may have contaminated the water, but it getting cloudy so quickly must mean something got in there, or my tap water is lethal. They seem to be perking up slightly,...
Forum: Fish 01-05-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By AshleyMac
Emergency - dying fish after water change

I just did a weekly water change like I always have - 25% of tank removed refilled with half treated tap and half distilled. As soon as the new water went in the tank looked cloudy and my CPDs...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By AshleyMac
I had the marina heater linked in one of the...

I had the marina heater linked in one of the posts above in a 10 gallon and it worked great. I'm loving my new Aqua Clear filter. If the AC is too expensive there are the Aqueon Quiet Flow or Power...
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