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Forum: Fish   08-28-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesQuall
still fighting

Thanks for the links, everyone. They have been quite helpful.

So far the death toll is up to 1 cardinal, 1 rummy-nose, and 1 beckford's pencilfish.

I did a 75% water change, added 1/2 dose of...
Forum: Fish   08-28-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesQuall
I got the opportunity to snap a photo. Am I...

I got the opportunity to snap a photo. Am I doomed? What is the best course of action to prevent infection to other tank mates?

http://i.imgur.com/zQml1.jpg
Forum: Fish   08-28-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesQuall
Thanks for the responses Its definitely not...

Thanks for the responses

Its definitely not ich.
Columnaris does look quite similar, especially this photo:

http://fishforum.com/userpix/51_Columnaris_2.jpg
Forum: Fish   08-27-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By JamesQuall
Cardinal Tetra Fungus? Need Help

Hello Friends,

I purchased 6 juvenile "wild" cardinal tetras as well as some rummy-nose tetras 3 days ago. The tank was already home to 3 adult cardinal tetras and a mixed community (shrimp,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-05-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By JamesQuall
What kind of substrate is that? Did you add any...

What kind of substrate is that? Did you add any new rocks to the tank?

It would be helpful to know your GH and KH too, as pH depends on a number of things.

Also, I would take a sample of tap...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-07-2009, 12:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,790
Posted By JamesQuall
Since you never mentioned about ferts, I will...

Since you never mentioned about ferts, I will suggest a nitrate deficiency. Check out this site and looking into EI fert method. http://www.csd.net/~cgadd/aqua/art_plant_nutrient.htm
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-06-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,917
Posted By JamesQuall
While I agree with you that chelated compounds...

While I agree with you that chelated compounds are nearing a thermodynamic sink, to suggest that they are devoid of reactivity would preclude their uptake and utilization by plants. The chelated...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-03-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,625
Posted By JamesQuall
The active ingredient is actually an 'isomer' (an...

The active ingredient is actually an 'isomer' (an atrocity to chemical nomenclature) of glutaraldehyde called polycycloglutaracetal by Seachem. It is also part of a propitiatory that is a top secret...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-03-2009, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By JamesQuall
granite is aquarium safe.

granite is aquarium safe.
Forum: Algae   09-03-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By JamesQuall
bps is a crude measurement, really. I would look...

bps is a crude measurement, really. I would look into getting a drop checker and shoot for 30 ppm CO2.

How many plants are in the tank btw? Because the advice you'll receive here will be for a...
Forum: Algae   09-02-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By JamesQuall
with 2 vho's, you're entering into high light. As...

with 2 vho's, you're entering into high light. As a result, unless you balance CO2 and ferts, you will likely never solve your problems. It seems like ferts are your major problem - not nearly...
Forum: Equipment   08-31-2009, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By JamesQuall
haha whoops. I should always be thinking...

haha whoops.

I should always be thinking ppm CO2 and ppm CaCO3 for when I am weary minded.
Forum: Equipment   08-31-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By JamesQuall
hmmmm... our numbers do not agree with...

hmmmm... our numbers do not agree with eachother... what is the deal?
Forum: Equipment   08-31-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By JamesQuall
1 dkH = 17.9 ppm CaCO3... so buy the 71.6 ppm...

1 dkH = 17.9 ppm CaCO3... so buy the 71.6 ppm one?... hahaha
Forum: Tank Journals   08-26-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,612
Posted By JamesQuall
Nice start! From all the Hagen products I...

Nice start! From all the Hagen products I immediately guessed you were Canadian. My only recommendation is move the heater to be hidden behind the plants. Are you EI dosing?

The white fuzz on the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-26-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 14,476
Posted By JamesQuall
pH isn't really as important as it was thought to...

pH isn't really as important as it was thought to be not very long ago. What is important is the dissolved salts in the water such as those responsible for hardness (Ca2+, Mg2+, CO3 2+).

That...
Forum: Equipment   08-25-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,601
Posted By JamesQuall
I would say that the consensus seems to be...

I would say that the consensus seems to be negative rather than positive. Although dissatisfied customers are usually louder than satisfied ones. That being said, here is thread to see what people...
Forum: Plants   08-24-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By JamesQuall
Those are some stunning reds! hopefully you will...

Those are some stunning reds! hopefully you will be able to keep them this way, although they are notoriously difficult to keep red.

I have been playing around with trimming L. aromatica lately....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-20-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,022
Posted By JamesQuall
sounds like your water is hard enough to stand ...

sounds like your water is hard enough to stand spoon in... Perhaps this is the culprit if your plants prefer softer water conditions.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By JamesQuall
I agree with everything everyone said. I would...

I agree with everything everyone said. I would like to add:

- I would start dosing seachem excel at a rate of 2 capfuls (2x recommended dosage) per day.
- Get a better cleanup crew. Amano or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-18-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By JamesQuall
Yeah, I had the same problem. DO NOT KEEP TURNING...

Yeah, I had the same problem. DO NOT KEEP TURNING THE ADJUSTMENT KNOB (E)! I kept turning it and ended up blowing the diaphram. Luckily Milwaukee will replace it, but it is still a PITA.

The...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-08-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,011
Posted By JamesQuall
Update time! New light: Aquamedic Sunbeam...

Update time!

New light: Aquamedic Sunbeam 24W T5HO with 2 6500K lamps

Currently its sitting on crudely constructed legs made of wood and cable ties. I like the new light quite a bit. Reflectors...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-04-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,389
Posted By JamesQuall
Nice start. I agree that temp should come down to...

Nice start. I agree that temp should come down to 80.

Gotta love serpae tetras. Sooooo pretty.

The tank is really lacking a hardscape. Some large pieces of driftwood would look good. Or just...
Forum: Fish   08-02-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,714
Posted By JamesQuall
Dealing with aggression in Beckford's Pencilfish

2 days ago I got 6 Beckford's Pencilfish for my 20 gal. After they coloured up after getting established, I noticed I have 4 males and 2 females. I was under the impression that these guys were a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-29-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By JamesQuall
I wasn't planning on posting since I am really...

I wasn't planning on posting since I am really busy today, but since I love feeding intrigued minds, I might as well. Here is my theory:

As you know, yeast ferment sugar to CO2 and ethanol. In a...
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