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Forum: Algae 06-20-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Piraha
My answer to algae is always the same. It's an...

My answer to algae is always the same. It's an experiment. You make a change and wait to see if the results are as expected. You didn't say how recently you changed you fertz, but you have to give...
Forum: Fish 05-17-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Posted By Piraha
I would get a large net... place in bottom of...

I would get a large net... place in bottom of tank, than grab some of that Garlic additive that fish love and dose your food. Feed the fish and scoop them all.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-17-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By Piraha
Best way IMO is to build youself a sump. That...

Best way IMO is to build youself a sump. That will solve the problem.

Cheers
Forum: Plants 04-06-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Piraha
With my limited experience I would say... nice to...

With my limited experience I would say... nice to have. The idea behind having you Co2 running 1 hour before the lights is so there is enough Co2 for the plants to get into full swing right away.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Piraha
I thought with a light to medium planted tank...

I thought with a light to medium planted tank there would be a build up.. although I don't have a drop checker. So your right the plants could be using everything I put in there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Piraha
That is my concern.... slow build up all day with...

That is my concern.... slow build up all day with no surface disruption than BOOM. Massive change in environment when the air stone get turned on.

Is this a Bad thing or just not the perfect way?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-05-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Piraha
I would suggest instead of slowing the flow you...

I would suggest instead of slowing the flow you make your betta work for it. I put a betta in my 90 gal and it was almost allway pasted to the glass. At least at the start. It was weak from the pet...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Piraha
It works for me.... aesthetically ... but I've...

It works for me.... aesthetically ... but I've only had it this way for a few days. I'm concerned about how the change in environment when the air pump comes on will affect the fish/plant life in the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By Piraha
Aeration confusion

So after reading the Aeration in heavily planted tanks...? (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=295770) thread I got a bit confused about whether my method is harmful to plants or...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Piraha
I think if your going for med light 2 T5HO would...

I think if your going for med light 2 T5HO would be more than enough light and as for the K rating I will refer you to this tread it has some good information.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Piraha
Diagnosing Nutrition Deficiency

So I've had my 90gal planted tank for a few years, medium planted with moderate light and low injection of CO2. I have Eco Complete substrate and use root tabs. Everything has been running fine and...
Forum: Fish 11-04-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Piraha
Bought at my LFS. Hmmmm... CO2 might be the...

Bought at my LFS.

Hmmmm... CO2 might be the issue. I have jacked it up alot since I upgraded my tank size. I will try turning it off next time I get a batch of barbs in to see if it will make a...
Forum: Fish 11-04-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Piraha
hmmm.. ok do you know if there is anything Tiger...

hmmm.. ok do you know if there is anything Tiger Barbs are weak to that the rest of my fish just shrug off?

Oddly as I write this I'm watching my last barb swim around the tank rolling around in...
Forum: Fish 11-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By Piraha
can sand Kill some fish?

I have a stable planted tank but for some reason when I've bought Tiger Barbs x10 and Kuhli Loachs x2 then die most barbs with in 48h and the Kuhli loachs with in 12-24h.

Currently the tank has:...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Piraha
I believe the mystery is solved, though I've...

I believe the mystery is solved, though I've never seen it before.

My tiger barb lost all mobility and was just being picked away by the other fish. Upon inspection I can see the scales are gone....
Forum: Fish 08-11-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Piraha
The top picture is the affected fish the second...

The top picture is the affected fish the second is a picture of healthy tiger barb all my other fish have been acting normal. I don't believe its Co2 poisoning because none of the other fish are...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Piraha
I'm really scared... what is going on?

Here is what is going on, I'm battling a BBA problem and I've cranked my Co2. Last night I saw my barb craming himself between the glass and the heater and this morning I find him like this!

Now...
Forum: Algae 08-06-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Piraha
Thank you, for the suggestion, I've cranked my...

Thank you, for the suggestion, I've cranked my Co2 as high as it can run efficiently "that's quite high" and started a black out. I don't have any excel on hand but if this does not work I'll add it...
Forum: Algae 08-06-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Piraha
Yes I run pressurized co2 in the tank timed with...

Yes I run pressurized co2 in the tank timed with my lights.... thank you for you input. I'll do as you suggest and keep you informed.
Forum: Algae 08-06-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Piraha
What IS THIS AHHHHH!!!!

I've had this brown crap growing on my "grass" for some time now. No mater what I do I can't seem to get rid IMG_0015.jpg ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-28-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,544
Posted By Piraha
Leeches Keeping and breeding....

I'm an avid fisherman, as well as a freshwater tank nut :p

the thing is bait is getting expensive and I was thinking "since I have tanks lying around" I could set one up as a bait tank. Anyone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Piraha
A general rule is 1 inch of fish for each gallon...

A general rule is 1 inch of fish for each gallon of water. 4 inch fish = 4 gallons of water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Piraha
I'm wondering...

I'm thinking I might have dead areas. No current, and i was wondering if there is any clouring/dye's ect that I could use to watch the water flow around my tank.

I remember way back when, I had a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Piraha
More info on my tank. Size 4 ft long, 1 ft...

More info on my tank.

Size 4 ft long, 1 ft wide, 2ft high "roughly" it's a 55g
Black Flourish Substraight roughly 3inch think
I do weekly water changes 50% and clean all glass.

Water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By Piraha
Can you reckomned a test kit?

I"m looking to buy test kits for N, P & K. I was wondering if you could reconmend any? Also I was wonding if there is a test kit for Co2.

Right now I just tested my tap water, and then my tank...
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