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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Axelrodi202
Can you trace it back to a source?

Can you trace it back to a source?
Forum: Substrate   Yesterday, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Axelrodi202
Lava rock rubble, sold for potting mixes. If you...

Lava rock rubble, sold for potting mixes. If you have Agway near you Hoffman brand is a good one. ADA power sand is great if you don't mind the cost.
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Axelrodi202
Get a few dozen Pseudomugil (P. luminatus is my...

Get a few dozen Pseudomugil (P. luminatus is my personal favorite) and call it a day.

The melanotaenids are easily large enough to snack even on adult shrimp, though some may survive and breed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-25-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By Axelrodi202
Fishtown USA in Ramsey has some great branch wood.

Fishtown USA in Ramsey has some great branch wood.
Forum: Fish   05-25-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Axelrodi202
The blue isn't actually the same. At certain...

The blue isn't actually the same. At certain angles or conditions it has a greenish shine to it (hence the common name). Go to your local shop and have a look if they have the two different species;...
Forum: Fish   05-25-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Axelrodi202
I find cardinals tend to look rather washed out a...

I find cardinals tend to look rather washed out a light background. Green neons still have gorgeous colors with a light background. Less red than cardinals but that blue stripe really shines.
Forum: Fish   05-24-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By Axelrodi202
I would go for green neons instead. They look...

I would go for green neons instead. They look better in tanks with light backgrounds.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Axelrodi202
I don't bother specifically turning off CO2. If...

I don't bother specifically turning off CO2. If you run a healthy tank O2 levels should always be good. I either add them early in the morning (after CO2 has degassed for the night) or later at night...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-24-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By Axelrodi202
Plop and drop. Look up how Rachel O'Leary...

Plop and drop. Look up how Rachel O'Leary (msjinkzd on YouTube) does it (she has a video on the subject). Out of 100 new amano shrimp I lost maybe 1 or 2 at most after introduction.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Axelrodi202
EI macros especially tend to be overkill. No...

EI macros especially tend to be overkill. No folks, you don't need the nitrate test to show blood red for your plants to grow well...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-23-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By Axelrodi202
The problem with temporary treatment is that the...

The problem with temporary treatment is that the eggs are quite durable. I'm not sure if they would survive super high CO2 levels but it's a possibility. To those truly interested I would recommend...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-23-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By Axelrodi202
Fish cannot consistently affect the genocide you...

Fish cannot consistently affect the genocide you need. Another solution is API Algaefix (toxic to crustaceans) administered continuously over several weeks (take out livestock first).
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Axelrodi202
Single dose I would not worry too much about. Or...

Single dose I would not worry too much about. Or have someone come in and help out.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-23-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Axelrodi202
Add them as soon as the tank is cycled, about one...

Add them as soon as the tank is cycled, about one per gallon at first. They do uproot any plants that are not securely planted but this effect is not too strong overall. Hills become flat only if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Axelrodi202
Certain parts of the book are quite outdated by...

Certain parts of the book are quite outdated by now. It is true that hard water fish may struggle to get enough minerals in soft water, but soft water fish have the opposite problems. Their kidneys...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Axelrodi202
Glad to hear. Having your own unit makes things...

Glad to hear. Having your own unit makes things easier.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Axelrodi202
It's not too bad. Probably fine for most species,...

It's not too bad. Probably fine for most species, excluding specialists like blackwater fish or Rift Lake cichlids.

But I find the converse of your last post to be true. Soft water fish in hard...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By Axelrodi202
To answer your first question, no. RO units...

To answer your first question, no.

RO units are pretty compact. They attach to the same type of connection a laundry machine would (definitely not garage-worthy unless you are producing on a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   05-23-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By Axelrodi202
Autodosing is easy enough to set up. If you want...

Autodosing is easy enough to set up. If you want to be fancy get a unit made for reefs like the GHL Doser 2.1.

That being said EI is not the best planted tank management method if you need to be...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 30,262
Posted By Axelrodi202
I've noticed that too! Nyctinasty in species that...

I've noticed that too! Nyctinasty in species that display it is a very good indicator of health.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Axelrodi202
Nitrifying bacteria aren't the only important...

Nitrifying bacteria aren't the only important microbes in a tank. I'm not sure if any important microbes are free-floating, but microorganisms like infusoria, ostracods, and copepods definitely are....
Forum: Tank Journals   05-21-2017, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Axelrodi202
I second the suggestion to use pure RO and...

I second the suggestion to use pure RO and remineralize. Not necessarily for the hardness level (fish from certain breeders may be able to adapt) but for the level of control. Tap water is too...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By Axelrodi202
I'm really looking forward to seeing this...

I'm really looking forward to seeing this progress! This is pretty much my dream project for once I've finished school and settled a bit after starting my career, though the tank I have in mind will...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-20-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 55,657
Posted By Axelrodi202
I'm a rising third year pre-medical student...

I'm a rising third year pre-medical student (undergraduate). Any medical school students or physicians on here?
Forum: Fish   05-19-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Axelrodi202
Yes. Especially if they're amano shrimp.

Yes. Especially if they're amano shrimp.
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