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Forum: Fish Today, 04:14 AM
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Posted By Diana
At this early stage I would simply do more water...

At this early stage I would simply do more water changes, get the organic matter in the tank really low. Vacuum the substrate the best you can around the plants.

Fin rot can be triggered by...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By Diana
Quite a few fish will school with other species,...

Quite a few fish will school with other species, or at least join them as a group.

I have noticed Pygmy Cories swimming with my Dwarf Rasboras.
Forum: Fish Today, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By Diana
Mollies will also eat plant based foods. Try them...

Mollies will also eat plant based foods. Try them on vegetables from the kitchen.
My Mollies even ate Diatoms (Brown Algae).

Most Mollies in the trade are hybrids, so can show a range of...
Forum: Fish Today, 03:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By Diana
If they are still showing symptoms (the white...

If they are still showing symptoms (the white patches on their body) then do a big water change (50%+) and repeat the dosing, or change meds.

Get a quarantine tank set up for when you want to buy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 68
Posted By Diana
Fish food supplies reasonable amounts of most of...

Fish food supplies reasonable amounts of most of the nutrients that plants need.
Water changes supply some, too.
For many low tech tanks this is all the plants need.
If the NO3 test shows it is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By Diana
For a 72 gallon bowfront I would use the...

For a 72 gallon bowfront I would use the Estimative Index, and get dry fertilizers.
You could start with a bottled product line, but that is a big tank. Much more economical to buy the active...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Diana
Are you using KH2PO4 for P? Dose the same...

Are you using KH2PO4 for P?
Dose the same amount (dry) of CSM+B.
Dose 25% of that of chelated Iron, unless you have a different recipe.

Do not combine the P with Fe products (Iron or CSM+B)
...
Forum: Ponds Today, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Diana
Too deep for the surface area.

Too deep for the surface area.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Diana
Test the GH in the water. GH is a combination...

Test the GH in the water.
GH is a combination of Calcium and Magnesium.
If it is any lower than about 3 German degrees of hardness, then there is likely a deficiency.

Also, get a fresh water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Diana
Estimative Index. A system of fertilizing...

Estimative Index.
A system of fertilizing created by Tom Barr.
The materials suggested in this method are the dry agricultural powders.
KNO3
KH2PO4
K2SO4
and some source of trace minerals,...
Forum: Substrate 10-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Diana
1 tank will take about 6.25 liters to give you 2"...

1 tank will take about 6.25 liters to give you 2" of substrate.
10 gallon tank = 10" x 20" or 25cm x 50xm x 5cm deep. 6250cc That is 6.25 liters.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Diana
The rocks I use for this are pretty small, not a...

The rocks I use for this are pretty small, not a problem in contact with the bottom glass, but I also put a thin bead of expanding foam down there, too. Then press the first course of rocks into it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-18-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Diana
Low ph? Are the tips of the shells sharp? Or...

Low ph? Are the tips of the shells sharp? Or eroded? Acidic water can be a problem for them. Not sure why they should die in a large group like that, though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
There are many strains of Ich, and most will not...

There are many strains of Ich, and most will not reproduce at higher temperatures. There is one strain that will grow at any temperature that is safe for the fish. This one is also resistant to most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 205
Posted By Diana
I use expanding foam for ponds (it is black) and...

I use expanding foam for ponds (it is black) and build retaining walls out of stone and foam. The actual substrate is pretty close to flat between the walls.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Diana
Works, but you are paying for the water that they...

Works, but you are paying for the water that they include, so paying for shipping costs based on the weight of the water, too.

Buy the actual active ingredients and add your own water.
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Diana
Cherry Barbs can be a bit aggressive toward each...

Cherry Barbs can be a bit aggressive toward each other. They are not really a schooling fish, but are social.

I would keep at least 2F:1M.
I do not know if the males will be OK without females,...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Diana
Remove the Betta and the Guppy from the Endler...

Remove the Betta and the Guppy from the Endler colony tank.

I raised them (Black Bars) in a 20 gallon tank.
I would take some to the LFS about every two weeks.
I kept them all in the same...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
To sterilize driftwood: I would do at least 2 of...

To sterilize driftwood: I would do at least 2 of these things, but not together. Do one treatment, then whatever it takes to neutralize that, then begin another treatment.
Boil it.
Bake it -...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
Are you purchasing feeder fish for them? If so,...

Are you purchasing feeder fish for them?
If so, this is a terrible source of parasites and disease.

Once you get the fish in quarantine I would treat them all for a combination of parasites and...
Forum: Fish 10-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Diana
1" per gallon is not too bad where it is...

1" per gallon is not too bad where it is applicable, but has so many exceptions that you need a rule book to go along with it.
All too many people think it is all you need to know.

~ Works ONLY...
Forum: Ponds 10-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Diana
Glad you found what you want. For others...

Glad you found what you want.
For others reading this:

Each sort of plastic/rubber etc. material there are special glues for repairs and for joining the pieces. Do not compromise, get the right...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Diana
What species of fish have the stringy feces? ...

What species of fish have the stringy feces?

Wild caught bottom feeders often have parasites. I treat them while they are in the quarantine tank for internal parasites.

A fish that has been...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-17-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 275
Posted By Diana
I would do PlantedRich's last idea: Use bricks...

I would do PlantedRich's last idea:
Use bricks or rocks in a mesh bag, in pairs, and hang one of each pair on opposite sides of the log. The mesh bag might be something food comes in, perhaps...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Diana
Try a test with RO without the carbonates added. ...

Try a test with RO without the carbonates added.
a) see how low pH you can get.
b) see how stable it is, for how long.

Many of my tanks have the KH removed by the substrate, and they are...
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