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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-26-2007, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By stcyrwm
I like the nitrate test kit from Hach. It is a...

I like the nitrate test kit from Hach. It is a professional test kit at less than half the price of the Lamotte and it only takes two minutes to get results. Go to "hach.com" and do a search for item...
Forum: Substrate   05-09-2007, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,584
Posted By stcyrwm
Tom, Nutritionally how does a mix like this...

Tom,

Nutritionally how does a mix like this compare to a commercial product like ADA Aquasoil?

Any reason you couldn't use a finished compost?

Do you think the mud cubes would help much in...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   04-22-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By stcyrwm
Shipping is almost never included in any refund...

Shipping is almost never included in any refund that I know of.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2007, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By stcyrwm
I run all my tanks on Excel and 2 watts per...

I run all my tanks on Excel and 2 watts per gallon. I like it as a medium tech, relatively low maintenance system. Very little algae problems, reasonable growth rates and fairly wide choice of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-06-2007, 06:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,514
Posted By stcyrwm
Asking this question here is kind of like going...

Asking this question here is kind of like going into a bar and asking if people prefer to have 1 drink or multiple drinks.

I started with a 10 gallon tank to rescue a couple goldfish displaced...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By stcyrwm
With 2 wpg, CO2 and proper fertilization you can...

With 2 wpg, CO2 and proper fertilization you can grow almost anything you want. Even most "high light" plants will grow - just not as fast, and you also won't get the red color that the 3 wpg folks...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-27-2007, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By stcyrwm
I have a huge Java Fern that came from high light...

I have a huge Java Fern that came from high light tank and it has adapted well in my 2 wpg tank with Excel. I like the mid level light with low maintenance approach......

Bill
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-25-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,597
Posted By stcyrwm
I have read some mixed messages about these guys...

I have read some mixed messages about these guys and their aggressiveness. Do you see any issues mixing them in a tank with 6 dwarf neon praecox rainbows and about 25 harlequin rasboras? There are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-24-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,597
Posted By stcyrwm
I'm curious about an update on how these guys are...

I'm curious about an update on how these guys are doing???????
Forum: Algae   03-21-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By stcyrwm
A better description of the algae or a photo...

A better description of the algae or a photo would be helpful. If it rubs off in sheets then it would be blue green algae which is usually related to low nitrates. If it is BGA then it is actually a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-19-2007, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,369
Posted By stcyrwm
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but they only...

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but they only "place" the eggs in the substrate when they're dropping them. They normally carry them until they hatch:icon_frow .
Forum: Lighting   03-19-2007, 01:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By stcyrwm
Combo 6700/10000 bulbs

Sunpaq has combo 6700/10000 bulbs. Would there be any advantage to these over straight 6700 bulbs.

Thanks, Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-19-2007, 01:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,489
Posted By stcyrwm
The problem is they use the same label with the...

The problem is they use the same label with the same instructions on bottles with different size caps. I have 1 liter bottles with a cap about 20 ml and it reads " On initial use or after a major...
Forum: Fish   03-18-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By stcyrwm
Hehe. I love my flags too but finally put them in...

Hehe. I love my flags too but finally put them in a tank with plants they couldn't bother so much. I had a couple blue fin killies that came in as hitchhikers on a plant order from Florida. They were...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,339
Posted By stcyrwm
I had two small koi which I rescued from a...

I had two small koi which I rescued from a natural spring in my backyard after it accidentally got drained during a construction project. When I realized I couldn't put other tropicals with them I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,489
Posted By stcyrwm
You are probably correct because most people use...

You are probably correct because most people use the smaller bottles - but still you are assuming his cap is a 5ml cap when it could be almost 20 ml?
Forum: DIY   03-18-2007, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By stcyrwm
How difficult was it to callibrate the amount of...

How difficult was it to callibrate the amount of time it needed to run?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,489
Posted By stcyrwm
We still don't know how much you dosed? It would...

We still don't know how much you dosed? It would be helpful if you let us know how much you used in milliliters or US teaspoons. Because of the mislabeling problem Seachem has, it is useless to talk...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-18-2007, 12:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,489
Posted By stcyrwm
Normally that would not be enough to kill fish....

Normally that would not be enough to kill fish. Lots of people overdose 2 to 3x normal dosage for various reasons without problems.

What size bottle are you dosing from? Seachem mistakenly still...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-13-2007, 09:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,888
Posted By stcyrwm
Just read the whole thread through from beginning...

Just read the whole thread through from beginning to end. WOW. I couldn't believe it when on every page new photos would load up. What a pleasure to look at. Thank you.

I am curious how you keep...
Forum: Equipment   02-20-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By stcyrwm
Did you see the sunrise and sunset controls? Kind...

Did you see the sunrise and sunset controls? Kind of cool.........
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-07-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By stcyrwm
Aquaboyaquatics.com usually has them. Good outfit...

Aquaboyaquatics.com usually has them. Good outfit to deal with.
Forum: Fish   07-30-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,853
Posted By stcyrwm
Night time after lights out worked for me.

Night time after lights out worked for me.
Forum: Algae   07-25-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By stcyrwm
SAE's don't even eat it as juvies never mind...

SAE's don't even eat it as juvies never mind adult. My flag fish eat it but you nixed those. Only other fish I've heard of eating it is Amica Splendens. Like flag fish they have a rep for not being...
Forum: Plants   07-17-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By stcyrwm
Congratulations on your success! My wife used to...

Congratulations on your success! My wife used to think my obsession was funny too, but now she's almost as into it all as I am.

Bill
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