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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2005, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Minders
Plants for higher temps?

I am doing a total re-vamp of my 4ft tank... I need to know what sort of plants will do OK in quite a warm tank? Like around 86F +....

I currently have a big Amazon Sword that grows like...
Forum: Fish 03-24-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Minders
I would also say male...

I would also say male...
Forum: Fish 03-02-2005, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By Minders
Thanks, that's more information than I've been...

Thanks, that's more information than I've been able to find after months of searching online. :proud:

I've had these guys for around 6-9 months and they've always got on fine. But recently,...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By Minders
Golden Honey Gouramis - sexing

Does anyone know how to sex the Golden Honey Gouramis? There's tons of information on the red kind, but I see nothing to do with the golden ones. I have two goldens, and I THINK they're both male. ...
Forum: Algae 01-28-2004, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Minders
Well, I need to do SOMETHING. I go in there and...

Well, I need to do SOMETHING. I go in there and try to pull out every strand I see... and within a few weeks, it's all over the place again. :x
Forum: Algae 12-17-2003, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Minders
Nicotine is very bad in an aquarium. Just as it...

Nicotine is very bad in an aquarium. Just as it hangs in layers in the air of the room where someone is smoking, so also does it dissolve in the water of your tank (despite a hood/cover). It's...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
I'll look again, but it just seems to be one of...

I'll look again, but it just seems to be one of those all-purpose leaflets. They list every single product they sell and you just have to find the paragraph pertaining to the product you bought. ...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2003, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By Minders
I used a barley straw bale in my pond last year...

I used a barley straw bale in my pond last year and still got string algae. I assumed it didn't work. I didn't use one this year and TONS OF STRING ALGAE. I'm wondering now if it worked, but only...
Forum: Algae 12-17-2003, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Oh don't worry. The Phos-zorb doesn't tell you...

Oh don't worry. The Phos-zorb doesn't tell you how to recharge it either. They're quite happy to let you pay the dough for another one, whether you actually NEED to buy it or not! It's only...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2003, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By Minders
I think that most test kits are accurate, it's...

I think that most test kits are accurate, it's just that some are easier to read than others. I have the Master Kit, which I think is the same as your Aquarium Pharm test (though I could be...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2003, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Cool. Thanks for that. 8)

Cool. Thanks for that. 8)
Forum: Algae 12-16-2003, 04:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Good point. Guess I'll have to keep an eye on...

Good point. Guess I'll have to keep an eye on that. I have 44 fish, mostly small ones, like tetras, pencilfish, and marbelled hatchets plus a couple more chunky fish like Rams, a baby ancistrus...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2003, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Reverse Osmosis water - it's water put through a...

Reverse Osmosis water - it's water put through a specific type of filtration. Here's some more info...

http://www.howstuffworks.com/question29.htm

Basically, through this filtration process,...
Forum: Algae 12-16-2003, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Thanks again for a very informative and helpful...

Thanks again for a very informative and helpful response! :)

Cutting the tap water with RO is a good idea, as far as pH, etc. But remember that part of the reason for going RO is the ridiculous...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
The London Eye is a tourist attraction in London,...

The London Eye is a tourist attraction in London, near Westminster I think (??). I don't often go to London, so it's difficult to say where there'd be a good fish shop near there. I live about 150...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 04:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Yes, it is a shame. Luckily, we have forums like...

Yes, it is a shame. Luckily, we have forums like these to share useful information with each other... like where the best fish shops are! :D
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
No probs! And if I find another place I'm...

No probs! And if I find another place I'm impressed with, I'll try to remember to let you know! 8)
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Oh, sorry to hear that. I guess because my car's...

Oh, sorry to hear that. I guess because my car's old, no-one bothers! Didn't know they had that problem...

There is a new place that has opened up on Two Mile Hill in Kingswood. I believe...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By Minders
Hairy algae is difficult. I have found that with...

Hairy algae is difficult. I have found that with the plants in my aquarium that have got infested with it, although I've TRIED just pulling it off manually, it always grows back. I find it's worse...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Yes I certainly can. And happy to do it. If you...

Yes I certainly can. And happy to do it. If you just go straight up the (A4) Bath Road towards Bristol, just before the Park & Ride in Brislington on the left hand side is Wyevale Garden Centre. ...
Forum: Algae 12-15-2003, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
I'm beginning to wonder just how high my...

I'm beginning to wonder just how high my phospates actually are. The test only goes up to 5. I've had the phos-sorb in there for two days and there's been no change. I wonder how far off the scale...
Forum: Algae 12-13-2003, 09:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
Now it's getting interesting. I went out today...

Now it's getting interesting. I went out today to buy a phosphate test kit, and "just ask about" bolstering my lighting. Of course, they put in my hand the answers to my prayers and one impulse...
Forum: Algae 12-12-2003, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
How do you make green water? I've never had...

How do you make green water? I've never had anything other than clear water, even when I was cycling! Sounds interesting...
Forum: Algae 12-11-2003, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
I've never seen my nitrates at 0ppm. They've...

I've never seen my nitrates at 0ppm. They've been pretty low (what with the plants doing their thing), but never zero. I would imagine mine go down to <10ppm, but my test kit isn't any more...
Forum: Algae 12-11-2003, 03:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,903
Posted By Minders
So, with hard water and 20ppm nitrates coming out...

So, with hard water and 20ppm nitrates coming out the tap, SHOULD I be testing for phosphate or not? Will it make any difference?
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