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Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Knotyoureality
Both Loctite and Superglue brands make a gel...

Both Loctite and Superglue brands make a gel formulation-just have to check the label to make sure you're getting the right stuff.

I switched from Superglue to Loctite as it cleans up...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Waaay too small a space for these fish. ...

+1 Waaay too small a space for these fish.

I've kept endlers in a 1/2g container, but males only (both for their tiny size and to prevent population increases from breeding) and *only* in a...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Knotyoureality
Given how much markup anything packaged...

Given how much markup anything packaged specifically for aquarium use gets, I suspect I'll be sticking with the Loctite supergue gel I've been using years rather than buying Seachem's.

Yep. The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By Knotyoureality
Whether you can sustain a colony in-tank is going...

Whether you can sustain a colony in-tank is going to depend on how predatory your fish are, how good of plant/hardscape cover you have, how heavily your intial stocking is and how readily the shrimp...
Forum: Fish 11-19-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By Knotyoureality
Some betta respond well to changes in their...

Some betta respond well to changes in their tanks, others get cranky, but the only way to know is to experiment.

Floating plants add cover, movement and more area to explore. If floaters aren't...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Knotyoureality
Really lovely--should be amazing once you get...

Really lovely--should be amazing once you get good solid growth on the emergent plants.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Knotyoureality
I had a small piece of driftwood in one of my...

I had a small piece of driftwood in one of my tanks that developed a similar lovely furry green coat after sitting at the bottom of a lowlight tank for a couple months--trick was it being in just the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 on dry ferts you mix yourself as the best...

+1 on dry ferts you mix yourself as the best option. Cheap, easy once you get your head wrapped around dosages and easy to adjust for the needs of your actual tank. There's a number of places that...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 467
Posted By Knotyoureality
I've been able to keep cherry shrimp with a...

I've been able to keep cherry shrimp with a betta--but only in a relatively large tank (10-20g)with significant plants and hardscape to shelter them. Not something to be done with valuable shrimp,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Knotyoureality
Rocks work ok for growing algae, but I've found...

Rocks work ok for growing algae, but I've found wood pieces work better in terms of speeding the rotation. I suspect the smooth surface of the rocks lets the ottos (and in my case BN plecos, shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Amano shrimp will pick through moss to find...

+1 Amano shrimp will pick through moss to find edibles, but they don't eat the moss itself.

As for live animals that do eat java moss--scuds will happily strip it back to bare stems. My weekly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-15-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 only vac'ing the very surface to get up...

+1 only vac'ing the very surface to get up excessive surface debris.

In a non-planted tank, the decomposing organics serve no purpose other than mucking up your water quality; in a planted tank,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,560
Posted By Knotyoureality
Shrimp will routinely hang out at the surface of...

Shrimp will routinely hang out at the surface of a tank, especially if there are floaters or moss (or roots/stems of emergent plants) in order to graze on the biofilm that collects there. If they're...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-14-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Knotyoureality
Great video--very nicely shows how 'grabby' their...

Great video--very nicely shows how 'grabby' their feeding legs are in pulling material off surfaces.
Forum: Fish 11-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 486
Posted By Knotyoureality
My last betta was in a semi-riparium set-up and...

My last betta was in a semi-riparium set-up and got used to having a fresh pothos leaf cut every week for him as a natural floating hammock. The leaf shape creates a shallow v that stays filled with...
Forum: Plants 11-14-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 on it depending on the species, growing...

+1 on it depending on the species, growing condition and desired result.

With anubias, I'll trim to reduce the size of a plant or direct its growth in a particular direction and to harvest...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nope, not even sure they'd be able to if they got...

Nope, not even sure they'd be able to if they got the idea as their mouth parts are completely different.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-13-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 251
Posted By Knotyoureality
It wasn't due to light issues (though a dirty...

It wasn't due to light issues (though a dirty cover certainly reduces light penetration), but when I moved seriously into planted tanks one of the first things to go was the cover.

Fish focused...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-13-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Knotyoureality
Super glue (gel is easiest to work with) is a...

Super glue (gel is easiest to work with) is a good solution for mounting pretty much any plant to any surface. Anubias, java fern and moss are probably your best bets for very low light conditions;...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 174
Posted By Knotyoureality
Last project I helped with, we used Drylock...

Last project I helped with, we used Drylock masony sealer and Quickrete concrete dye to color it, but I'd agree you'd be best off checking first to see how it looks underwater with your regular...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 358
Posted By Knotyoureality
Ramshorns and pond snails reproduce quickly under...

Ramshorns and pond snails reproduce quickly under the right conditions and neither wil bother your plants. However, from what I've seen of puffers--and puffer owners begging for snails to feed 'em),...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Knotyoureality
Most of what we call "soil" is organic compounds...

Most of what we call "soil" is organic compounds that, over time, break down and are absorbed by the growing plant. Basic--and simplified--cycle: plant takes up nutrients from the soil, uses it to...
Forum: Fish 11-12-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Knotyoureality
Whatever acclimation process you use, reducing...

Whatever acclimation process you use, reducing light levels reduces activity and stress which can only be a good thing with the stress of the physical changes they're dealing with. Most of my stock...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Knotyoureality
Depends on the betta, depends on the snail. A...

Depends on the betta, depends on the snail. A bored betta without anything else to distract it will hound even a nerite to death and some betta, even with an enormous tank and plenty of other...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Knotyoureality
The mondo grass is, unfortunately, not an aquatic...

The mondo grass is, unfortunately, not an aquatic plant. While it'll survive for awhile submerged, it will eventually rot. Cyperus helferi would be a potential alternative for a tall grassy plant....
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