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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Rich Guano
You can put food into the tank just like your...

You can put food into the tank just like your feeding fish. Don't overfeed, just add enough food to feed the amount of fish you will be keeping. The uneaten food will produce equivalent levels of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-29-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rich Guano
Meh, this was not built for little kids, they got...

Meh, this was not built for little kids, they got plenty of toys. But I see your point, the cuusoo website is inundated with little boys looking for something to play with until they discover girls....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-26-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rich Guano
Thank you everybody for the positive feedback! ...

Thank you everybody for the positive feedback! It makes me happy to see that others here at PT are also into Lego. I wonder how many people over at cuusoo have yet to discover planted tanks?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-26-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By Rich Guano
LEGO Planted Aquarium Project

Because I love this Aquarium hobby so much, I was motivated to build this Lego model. I am so pleased with the results, that I decided to publish it on the Lego Cuusoo website.

If you like this...
Forum: Fish 02-17-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Rich Guano
Eventually the water will become so saturated...

Eventually the water will become so saturated with carbon dioxide the fish will not be able to expel carbon dioxide from their gills.
Forum: Plants 02-17-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Rich Guano
Water temperature.

Water temperature.
Forum: Plants 02-17-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By Rich Guano
You will only see pearling when the water column...

You will only see pearling when the water column is saturated with as much o2 as it can absorb. Any additional o2 introduced during photosynthesis then must collect on the leaves and float to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-25-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By Rich Guano
I am very interested in seeing what information...

I am very interested in seeing what information is in the booklets. Great find!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,019
Posted By Rich Guano
I do not see any reason for alarm. Your tank...

I do not see any reason for alarm. Your tank does not not look dirty. I personally like dirty tanks and clean mine very little. Just the front glass and the filter media after showing signs of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rich Guano
How much head room do you have above? You could...

How much head room do you have above? You could try to grow something emmersed. There are a few threads about people growing emmesed plants out of their hang on back filters.
On second thought,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
LOL! You can bet your Tartar Sauce your gonna do...

LOL! You can bet your Tartar Sauce your gonna do whats right, or else this hobby will punish you.

Make the trades, sounds like it will be best for the fish.

This is the journal section, so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-03-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rich Guano
Temp depends on livestock could be between 21 and...

Temp depends on livestock could be between 21 and 26 celcius.

I will assume this is your first tank, don't buy fish until you have cycled the tank. Read up on fishless cycling. I recommend the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-03-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rich Guano
Heater? Depends on your room temperature and...

Heater? Depends on your room temperature and fish. I remove my heaters during the summer here in the southern united states to take advantage of the cool nights to keep the temperature from climbing...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-03-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rich Guano
It is the most important decision YOU need to...

It is the most important decision YOU need to make.

However if you were standing on the ledge of a tall building and everybody was chanting "JUMP!", I would be shouting "DIRT!"
Forum: Substrate 11-03-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Rich Guano
Tell me about this amazonia. With such a big...

Tell me about this amazonia. With such a big risk of killing shrimp, what is your attraction to it? Does it look that good, or has it some other virtues?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-03-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Rich Guano
The most important decision you need to make is...

The most important decision you need to make is your substrate. All the other stuff has room for error. You can go either go with a nutrient rich soil or mineralized or neither, but never both. I...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Rich Guano
Two things, pull the impeller from the shaft and...

Two things, pull the impeller from the shaft and gently clean shaft with scotch brite, then lubricate with non toxic plumbers faucet and valve grease.

Ditch the biowheel and purchase the media...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
That was way too many fish for a tank this young....

That was way too many fish for a tank this young. Its not even two months old yet, am I right? Do not nuke the tank, or all this suffering would have been pointless. You may still lose the rest of...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
How many fish do you have in the tank at the...

How many fish do you have in the tank at the moment? How many have you lost? Can you post a pic of the entire tank so I can see how many plants. What kind of filters are you running. I tried to...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-03-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
Post some pics of the dead fish with as much...

Post some pics of the dead fish with as much clarity as you can.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
Although the ammonia method is good, it is...

Although the ammonia method is good, it is incomplete. I recommend using fish food. This way you can develop the bacteria needed to break down food/waste.

Have you access to snails or live...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
If your friends hospital tank has a filter that...

If your friends hospital tank has a filter that is established well enough to handle the bioload of all your fish being added, then why not just move his filter onto your tank. Then return the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
And for all the nay sayers, the nitrogen cycle is...

And for all the nay sayers, the nitrogen cycle is not the only requirement for a healthy tank. You must also be able to cycle boron, carbon, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese,...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
Life is not perfect. It is diversity and the...

Life is not perfect. It is diversity and the ability to change that sustains life. If you truly wish to keep a successful aquarium, then you must look for opportunities to increase its...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,964
Posted By Rich Guano
:eek::eek::eek::eek: OR you could just give...

:eek::eek::eek::eek:

OR you could just give the original tank more time to mature and develop a healthy population of beneficial bacteria and archaea. You should borrow some filter media from...
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