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Forum: Lighting 07-13-2003, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Mullsie
I got a 48' double fixture yesterday. I also...

I got a 48' double fixture yesterday. I also found they, (Bunning's) had aquarium tubes for about 2/3rd's the price of the LFS. I'm going to put my dad to work making a hood and wiring it up, after...
Forum: Lighting 07-10-2003, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Mullsie
Thanks, that's what I was after. I'm going to...

Thanks, that's what I was after. I'm going to head out this weekend and I'll let you know what I come back with.

No home deport, but I think where I'm going is roughly the same if maybe a little...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2003, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Mullsie
Currently I have a 55gal with a single 48' 40watt...

Currently I have a 55gal with a single 48' 40watt Aquaglow tube. It keeps my swords and anubas alive and growing very slowly.
Anyway I want to get my lighting up to about 2-2.5watts per gallon....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-08-2003, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By Mullsie
Is it the lower the light the narrower the leaf?

Is it the lower the light the narrower the leaf?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2003, 02:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mullsie
I've added 1 glass pot with a sword planted in...

I've added 1 glass pot with a sword planted in it. It was potted with a mix of vermiculite and gravel topped off with gravel to keep it all in. Seems to have worked. I've added a 1/4 of a fern stick...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2003, 04:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Mullsie
1 discus per 10gal, and you should keep at least...

1 discus per 10gal, and you should keep at least 6 in a group. So I say go with 6 no more, no less. This will not leave you much room for other fish, a catfish and a few tetras is about it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-02-2003, 03:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mullsie
Thanks for the replies, I've seen perlite...

Thanks for the replies,

I've seen perlite used before I think they should fill life jackets with it.
Tank depth is 20inches with 3inches of substrate
I've had slow but okay grow with this amount...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2003, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mullsie
I've got a planted discus tank. No CO2, 1.5Wat...

I've got a planted discus tank.
No CO2, 1.5Wat per gallon.

So far I've been growing mostly swords in gravel with root tabs. They grow slowly which is okay but the leaves get holes etc and are a...
Forum: Algae 05-22-2003, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mullsie
Wondering if you guys could help me. I haven't...

Wondering if you guys could help me.
I haven't had much trouble with algae but lately I've been getting a particular type which is very hard to get rid of. It's a charcoal colour, grows in tufts...
Forum: Fish 05-05-2003, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By Mullsie
Ari, I think I'll put the tetras in first to...

Ari,

I think I'll put the tetras in first to cycle the tank and then after about 6 weeks I'll get the discus. I want to make sure the tetras are disease free as I have been burned before but...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2003, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By Mullsie
Everything I've read also seems to comfirm that...

Everything I've read also seems to comfirm that about white clouds. I think I'll try 7 discus and see how they go, any more and the maintinace may be too much for me (a few more would be tempting...
Forum: Fish 04-22-2003, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By Mullsie
Thanks for the replies. I was planning to...

Thanks for the replies.

I was planning to paint the back of my tank black so it might make the black neon a little hard to spot!
The white cloud is a fish that I know next to nothing about so...
Forum: Fish 04-15-2003, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,292
Posted By Mullsie
I'm planning to setup a 90gal Discus tank for...

I'm planning to setup a 90gal Discus tank for about six Discus. Was hoping for some suggestions as to what tetras would be good to go with them.
The Discus bred in my area are kept at 27 degrees,...
Forum: Fish 04-04-2003, 12:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Posted By Mullsie
I have a community tank with 6 Discus, 2 Blue...

I have a community tank with 6 Discus, 2 Blue Rams, 2 Bristlenose, 5 Cory cats, 6 Prasilla's, 4 Harliquins and until 3 days ago 7 Congo tetras(4 Male, 3 Female). I lost the first Congo on Tuesday...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-25-2003, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
I half suspected the LFS was talking out his.... ...

I half suspected the LFS was talking out his....
In answer to your question, no amazon conditioner, I do have two medium size pieces of driftwood however they are hardwood so I don't think they are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-23-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
I've managed to get my PH back up to 6 in the...

I've managed to get my PH back up to 6 in the last week without causing the discus any noticable stress. I'll keep pushing the PH up till I get to 6.5-6.6 and try to harden my water a little to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2003, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
PH is now 5.2 KH is 1-2 (which is ridiculouisly...

PH is now 5.2
KH is 1-2 (which is ridiculouisly low)
The next step I assume is to slowly raise the KH to a point where it is still considered soft and use this to slowly bring the ph back up above...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2003, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
Could be, although my test kit only goes down to...

Could be, although my test kit only goes down to 6.0 so any reading just comes out yellow. The reading of 5.4 was from my girlfriend's work (she's a lab technician for Caltex) so can only assume that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2003, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
My Discus are very happy/heathly at the moment(In...

My Discus are very happy/heathly at the moment(In fact always have been), bright eyes, bright colour, gaining size and always begging for food. The fact that they are so healthy is probably the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-17-2003, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
No CO2, no peat. I know 15% is less than what I...

No CO2, no peat. I know 15% is less than what I should do but given the difference between my tap and tank water I don't want to change alot at once (also I suffer from lazyness). I hope to change...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2003, 10:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
I'm not using RO just tap water. The tank is...

I'm not using RO just tap water. The tank is about a year old started at ph 7. I got a real shock my PH was that low, my test kit only goes down to 6 and I thought it would not be much lower than...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-16-2003, 04:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mullsie
I currently have a 40gal tank with Discus. My PH...

I currently have a 40gal tank with Discus. My PH is 5.4 and is very soft (haven't yet bought a test kit). I have a number of sword plants that have stopped growing but are otherwise ok. Trying to...
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