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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 07:54 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Is excellent point not lost on me. Takes a bit...

Is excellent point not lost on me.
Takes a bit more work caring for fishes without the benefit that plant's can provide , but still,,, comes back to your/my dedication plant's,,or no plant's.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By roadmaster
One dose a week macro/micro will be sufficient...

One dose a week macro/micro will be sufficient for present plant mass .
Maybe twice a week with 50% more plant's.
I know fish are focal point ,and viewing time is desired for largest part of the...
Forum: Equipment   Yesterday, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By roadmaster
+one. What she said . Filter's just trap the...

+one. What she said .
Filter's just trap the stuff they collect.
Is up to you/me to clean the filter(s) and remove the waste from the tank/filter's.
Increasingly important with larger fish load.
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 302
Posted By roadmaster
If it is a challenge you wish for, then the...

If it is a challenge you wish for, then the German blue Ram's have relatively short lifespan (3yrs), and most that are purchased unless juvie's(babies), are already 6 month's to a year old.
Other's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 06:28 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Jimmie Hendrix "foxy lady" Stevie Ray "Sky is...

Jimmie Hendrix "foxy lady"
Stevie Ray "Sky is cryin"
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By roadmaster
Honey gourami,Paradise fish,Betta ? Last two...

Honey gourami,Paradise fish,Betta ?
Last two might not get along with some other species.
Forum: Plants   02-11-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By roadmaster
Echinodorus rose or Echinodorus Rubin would be my...

Echinodorus rose or Echinodorus Rubin would be my guess.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By roadmaster
Push em down deep, and one under each plant is...

Push em down deep, and one under each plant is plenty.
Some folk's me think's get a bit carried away with loading the substrate with root tab's or Osmocote.
I use root tab's made of osmocote which...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-11-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By roadmaster
I began with fish only tank's and fake plant's...

I began with fish only tank's and fake plant's were a way to liven up the tank before I knew anything about growing the aquatic weed's.
One day a member on another forum made the statement that fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,772
Posted By roadmaster
I might offer one observation from my experience...

I might offer one observation from my experience with raising Discus and it is important in my view.
Tank placement should be in an area where fish are not startled by someone suddenly appearing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By roadmaster
Couple dozen neon's or rummy nose would be fine...

Couple dozen neon's or rummy nose would be fine for 20 gal long.
Still leaves room for some shrimp or snail's.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-11-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By roadmaster
I used fake plant's for year's in cichlid tank's...

I used fake plant's for year's in cichlid tank's where real plant's were often eaten or uprooted all too frequently.
My favorite was the large fake bamboo grass.
I still have a bunch, but am too...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By roadmaster
I would consider searching out "Estimative index"...

I would consider searching out "Estimative index" dosing for your size tank.
I would look at what is added daily for High energy CO2 injected tank's which EI was designed for, and only add this much...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-11-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,160
Posted By roadmaster
If you remove all the media from the filter and...

If you remove all the media from the filter and add brand new media,you will most certainly lose a good portion of bacteria that presently resides on the old media.
I would wait until the tank...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-11-2016, 01:31 PM
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Posted By roadmaster
The Platter's "The great pretender" Jerry Lee...

The Platter's "The great pretender"
Jerry Lee "You win again"
Forum: Equipment   02-11-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By roadmaster
Larger weekly water change,less food, is fastest...

Larger weekly water change,less food, is fastest least expensive method to see desired result's.
Feed fish once a day, or once every other day.
Change at least 50 % of water once a week, and swish...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 356
Posted By roadmaster
I might reduce ammonia dose by 1/2 and see if...

I might reduce ammonia dose by 1/2 and see if nitrites aren't zero after 12 hour's.
Reason your nitrate reading is not higher is because the plant's are using it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-11-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By roadmaster
Yes.:wink2:

Yes.:wink2:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By roadmaster
Well,I see. Outside spigot where I lived...

Well,I see.
Outside spigot where I lived before, the plumbing run under a crawlspace outdoors, and I too shut this off during winter.(exposed to frigid temps)
My present outdoor spigot run's into...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By roadmaster
Where you sellin all the shrimp? I gotta trade...

Where you sellin all the shrimp?
I gotta trade some off every five or six month's, and seven year's worth of shrimp breeding as you have reported,would be a tank crawling with thousand's?
With...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-10-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By roadmaster
I made some clay plug's with osmocote prill's...

I made some clay plug's with osmocote prill's inside, and then let em dry in the sun for a day or two.
I was quite pleased until,,, I tore down the tank about six month's later only to discover that...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By roadmaster
Only fish I have ever kept that would not...

Only fish I have ever kept that would not attack/weaken, and then eat my cherry shrimp especially the tiny babies,,,was Threadfin rainbow's.
They have very tiny mouth's, and though I'm sure they...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-10-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By roadmaster
Growth in NON CO2 tanks is in my experience...

Growth in NON CO2 tanks is in my experience ,measured in week's/month's.
I would want to see something in the way of nitrate's which is key macronutrient.
Were it me,,I might add a root tab under...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-10-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By roadmaster
Sometimes washing machine spigot or outside...

Sometimes washing machine spigot or outside spigot are not attached to domestic water softener's and water could be drawn from these and heated/stored before use.?
This would be easier on smaller...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   02-09-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 574
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Posted By roadmaster
Barry White "You are the first,the last,my...

Barry White "You are the first,the last,my everything"
Zeppelin "What is,and what never should be"
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