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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 696
Posted By THE V
Nothing wrong with you, you're just 31 years old....

Nothing wrong with you, you're just 31 years old. I hit mine around 29. Buddy of mine hit his at 33. My baby brother is right in the middle of his now at 28.

It's the point at which many guys...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By THE V
If you are going to dump the old ones you may...

If you are going to dump the old ones you may want to give it some QT time. Probably a month ir two beforw getting new ones.
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By THE V
As far as I'm aware there is no way to treat them...

As far as I'm aware there is no way to treat them with chemicals.

Removing infected tissue can work or at least slow it down. You'll need to di the trimming out of the tank and cut the rhyzome...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 283
Posted By THE V
They are called gall's. These can be created...

They are called gall's.

These can be created by a wide variety of bacteria, fungus, or insects. These are likely caused by either a fungus or a bacteria in this instance.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By THE V
Not the wood I buy for my projects. [emoji6]

Not the wood I buy for my projects. [emoji6]
Forum: Fish 01-27-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By THE V
My BN plecos are breeding like crazy off of slow...

My BN plecos are breeding like crazy off of slow sinking pellets and algae in the tank.

I also think they strip a bit off the vals when they feel like it but they grow too fast anyways.

Feed...
Forum: Fish 01-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 237
Posted By THE V
The tank is just too small for a goldfish...

The tank is just too small for a goldfish long-term. In fact more than 6 months is too much.

You should A) get a larger tank, or B) rehome the fish to someone else. If it doesn't freeze or...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By THE V
The pump on most canister filters is right before...

The pump on most canister filters is right before the outlet line into the tank (Magnum 350's are reversed). This means that the pump is pulling water through the media and there is a negative...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By THE V
65 gallon tank will hold 30-40 neons. You'll...

65 gallon tank will hold 30-40 neons. You'll also want some cleaners like oto's in the tank.

Ditch the 10k bulb for one in the 5-6k range.

Are you looking at CO2? Or lowtech?
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 545
Posted By THE V
After some time the rubber becomes more stiff and...

After some time the rubber becomes more stiff and can form flat sides. The first sign of an o-ring issue isn't normally a leak in my experience, the filter starts sucking in small amounts of air. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-23-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,840
Posted By THE V
Low tech tanks generally don't require as much...

Low tech tanks generally don't require as much water changes as high tech. I've found that dosing ferts every 2 weeks right after a 50% water change works well on my lowtech tanks.

I have to do...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-21-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By THE V
Toss the pot in the garbage or recycling. The...

Toss the pot in the garbage or recycling. The crypt should get planted ib the back. The leaves may die back (melt) as it adjust to the tank. Just wait it out. 12 hours a day isn't bad depending...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-21-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By THE V
10 Malaysian trumpet snails... I call BS. ...

10 Malaysian trumpet snails... I call BS. Fudging the numbers a bit I see. If they have been in there more than a week you have a few hundred.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By THE V
yhbae went around to many of the different forums...

yhbae went around to many of the different forums to try to figure out how to calculate the stocking levels. It's not an easy thing to do.

Here's the discussion thread when the first .exe...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By THE V
The percentage of stocking on that site is due to...

The percentage of stocking on that site is due to a combination of tank size and filtration. It does not account for a planted tank at all. Increase the filtration and you'll see a lot more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By THE V
1) it will work well. 2) only if you like...

1) it will work well.

2) only if you like the look. No need for the plants.

3) not needed

4) Val's are a good choice and are very easy to grow.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-13-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By THE V
Actually at 13 years now. My family all thought...

Actually at 13 years now. My family all thought it wouldn't last more than a year or two. We are happy driving each other crazy... it's called a little spice.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-12-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By THE V
Ahh.. still a newlywed. After 10 years or so, ...

Ahh.. still a newlywed. After 10 years or so, overwhelming the wife is added entertainment.

Welcome back.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 931
Posted By THE V
I change the water in my tanks when I remember -...

I change the water in my tanks when I remember - 1-2 times per month . Low tech tanks lightly stocked with a jungle of plants.

Again it depends upon the bioload. When I had goldfish in the big...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By THE V
There is no heat in most of the trailers that...

There is no heat in most of the trailers that they are shipped in. Many years ago when I was unloading trailers I worked in -15F In the winter to +120F in the summer.
Forum: Fish 01-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By THE V
I once kept a bunch of guppies and a crown-tail...

I once kept a bunch of guppies and a crown-tail in my 15 gallon. There was a ton of plants and the betta used to spend half if his time stalking and ocasionally eating baby guppies.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By THE V
Freezing doesn't kill the bacteria just makes it...

Freezing doesn't kill the bacteria just makes it go into stasis. It will take a few days longer to be fully active.

The big issue is how long the bacteria have been in the bottle. If it has been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By THE V
This method works well most of the time. This is...

This method works well most of the time. This is a chemist concept of a biological process - easily quantified with standards and baseline assumptions. Life ignores standards and assumptions...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 566
Posted By THE V
I use dual canisters. I have had multiple times...

I use dual canisters. I have had multiple times when one of them is down (leaking O-rings, broken impeller etc..) over the years. Being able to turn one off while waiting for parts to arrive is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By THE V
I've gotta chime in on yet another one of...

I've gotta chime in on yet another one of these... I've been around in the hobby long enough to see all of the different fads about bacteria dieing off and things crashing. I've searched the...
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