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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2014, 02:19 AM
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Posted By Vino
My ferts are dry. I measure them out with various...

My ferts are dry. I measure them out with various measuring spoons. Mix them in a small container with tank water and pour them into the tank. I guess I should have just said 1/16, 1/32 etc..but you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Vino
Fertilizer Check. Advice needed.

I have several tanks, of various sizes, with similar water parameters (save for one).

All of them have plants in them, some more than others.

I have recently started dosing the EI method on all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Vino
The food was various snails (bladder and...

The food was various snails (bladder and malaysian trumpets) that came in on my plants and exploded. Once the assassins cleared them up and multiplied I fear they are either eating molts from my rcs...
Forum: Substrate 09-10-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
The thing is, I had my heart set on African...

The thing is, I had my heart set on African Cichlids, specifically Neolamprologus multifasciatus. But I couldnt aquire any in my immediate area. So here I am.

I really didnt want to breakdown an...
Forum: Substrate 09-10-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
After some research I found this article: ...

After some research I found this article:


"Another big plus to hard water is that some aquarium plants can use the carbonate salts as a fertiliser. Plants adapted to soft, acidic waters like...
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
I use the liquid API tests for KH and GH, as well...

I use the liquid API tests for KH and GH, as well as PH etc.
Forum: Substrate 09-08-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
I already have this tank set up and...

I already have this tank set up and running...with the Aragonite and silica sand. Will the plants/moss I have added in there, survive even with ferts?

My PH is between 7.8 and 8. My KH is 5 and...
Forum: Substrate 09-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
Thanks, Diana. Therefore, all the minerals etc...

Thanks, Diana. Therefore, all the minerals etc that my inert substrate is lacking, can be fully obtained through my dosing of micros?
Forum: Substrate 09-07-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
I already have the ferts covered, as I already...

I already have the ferts covered, as I already started dosing the EI method. Ive already added Flourish for the micros.

Regarding the plants. I mistakenly referred to my Amazon Swords as Java...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By Vino
Those look like pond snails to me.

Those look like pond snails to me.
Forum: Substrate 09-07-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Vino
Aragonite. Will it support plant life?

I have a 20 long that I had set-up for a shell dweller tank.

After almost a year of searching I have not been able to get any Multi's locally (dont want to risk buying online/shipping etc)....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Vino
But they'd also eat my RCS.

But they'd also eat my RCS.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-06-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By Vino
Fluval Edge 6=Low tech

Here are a couple pics of my Edge set-up.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Vino
Trust me when I say that i bought only ONE. And...

Trust me when I say that i bought only ONE. And yes, it is in fact an assassin snail. I now have at least 40 of them in a Fluval Edge. This picture is of the one I originally bought. As its the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 601
Posted By Vino
Assassin Snail Overload.

Back in March I had set up a nano tank for RCS. Once cycled I added plants and RCS. Some of those plants had hitch-hikers..

Those hitch-hikers happened to be pond snails and MTS. I had quite the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 486
Posted By Vino
I just had my first outbreak a month ago. I read...

I just had my first outbreak a month ago. I read and read and read everywhere for the best way to treat with plants in the tank.

I ended up JUST raising the temp.

- I rasied it to 90 degrees...
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Vino
I have mine over a naked tank (no glass cover),...

I have mine over a naked tank (no glass cover), and it makes my Green Tiger barbs look great, as well as my Neon teteras.
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Vino
I have the planted + on my 29g. It replaced my...

I have the planted + on my 29g. It replaced my T8, which was able to grow Anubis and Wisteria.

Once I added the Finnex, I got some other plants (bacopa, amazon sword, and Flame Moss). I noticed...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
Its been four days with eleveated heat (87-88f),...

Its been four days with eleveated heat (87-88f), and regular lighting- no meds.

So far my Black Tetras, the ones I believe smuggled the Ich in, still have a small amount of spots (maybe 5 each)....
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By Vino
Thanks for the replies, all. I have decided to...

Thanks for the replies, all. I have decided to stay out of the CO2 game, and keep it low tech. Simple works for me.
Forum: Fish 03-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
One more thing. Should I be incresing my water...

One more thing. Should I be incresing my water changes during this process (high heat and air stone- no meds)?

I just did a water change last night (30-40%), and I do one of those once a week. Is...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
Thanks for the suggestions, ladies and gentlemen....

Thanks for the suggestions, ladies and gentlemen.

Seeing as though I already have a low tech tank (medium lighting, some liquid ferts and Excel- Not actual pumped in CO2), I will be going the...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
Today is the first day that I have spotted the...

Today is the first day that I have spotted the SPOTS. And they are not too bad, only a couple spots per Tetra (the other fish inthe tank have no spots..yet).

I have turned up the heat to the mid...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
Ill look into the Kordans. As for the black...

Ill look into the Kordans.

As for the black out, should I actually cover the entire aquarium so no ambient light gets in? Or does shutting off my light for 3 days constitute as a "blackout"?
Forum: Fish 03-04-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 487
Posted By Vino
Ich in a planted tank.

I have a planted 29g that has been going strong since Oct. I recently added some Black Tetras to the tank (in additon to present occupants). Almost a week later (today) I notice that my Tetras has...
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