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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Monster Fish
Trim it down to one or two nodes per piece of...

Trim it down to one or two nodes per piece of stolon then plant. It will spread faster and is easier to keep down this way.
Forum: Fish 08-28-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Was the filter cycled? You could be going through...

Was the filter cycled? You could be going through a bacterial bloom.
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By Monster Fish
MGOC has peat as one of its ingredients. It will...

MGOC has peat as one of its ingredients. It will continue to soften your water until the buffering ability is exhausted.
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Monster Fish
What's your lighting? Blyxa stays green but...

What's your lighting? Blyxa stays green but doesn't grow as quick or as dense in low tech as it does in high tech.
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Monster Fish
I use the Current Satellite+ on my 29g. Gives me...

I use the Current Satellite+ on my 29g. Gives me about 30 par or so at the bottom with 2.5" of substrate which is low-medium light.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Monster Fish
But Everclear gives you temporary super powers...

But Everclear gives you temporary super powers and fiery breath!


Don't be caught doing any underage drinking though. Some RAs and RHDs can be real strict about it.

As for fish tanks, ask your...
Forum: Plants 08-27-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Monster Fish
Marsilea minuta is a slow but steady grower in...

Marsilea minuta is a slow but steady grower in low tech. It's also very low maintenance and you don't have to trim it.
Forum: Fish 08-27-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks fine. He probably just likes chilling in...

Looks fine. He probably just likes chilling in the floating plants. What's the filtration?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Monster Fish
Stick with Neocaridina if you want to use just...

Stick with Neocaridina if you want to use just your tapwater.
Forum: Fish 08-27-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Got pics of the betta?

Got pics of the betta?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Monster Fish
There's no problems with the mites. I used to...

There's no problems with the mites. I used to have them in my cultures when I used coir. Since I switched over to the soil-less/coir-less method, I rarely see them now.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-26-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Monster Fish
It's been unseasonably cool over here so far....

It's been unseasonably cool over here so far. Usually we get into the 90s during the day but it's been a lot cooler.
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
If it's all red and rough textured, it should be...

If it's all red and rough textured, it should be fine to use. Just rinse it well.
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Monster Fish
Only use a small amount of clay. Around 5-10% of...

Only use a small amount of clay. Around 5-10% of your total substrate should be clay. Why would you want to avoid soil with organic matter? Well a better question would be, which type of organic...
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 107
Posted By Monster Fish
Clay by itself will dissolve in water. You need...

Clay by itself will dissolve in water. You need to bind it with soil or peat then cap it to keep it from getting into your water column.

I wouldn't use any of those clays listed. Polymer based...
Forum: Algae 08-25-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 57,821
Posted By Monster Fish
Not everyone injects CO2 into their tanks. Low...

Not everyone injects CO2 into their tanks. Low tech usually relies on CO2 produced from decomposing organics (preferably in the substrate), from fish respiration, and atmospheric exchange.

Though...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By Monster Fish
Nope. Floaters do a better job of nitrate...

Nope. Floaters do a better job of nitrate consumption.
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Monster Fish
Cryptocoryne parva Otherwise, Marsilea spp....

Cryptocoryne parva

Otherwise, Marsilea spp. will carpet in low tech.
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,447
Posted By Monster Fish
I've been growing a single buce now for a few...

I've been growing a single buce now for a few months and I can see why they're so popular. They're extremely hardy and can produce a wide range of colors as the leaf ages. Think of them as a cross...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 275
Posted By Monster Fish
I know a guy locally who's been trying to breed...

I know a guy locally who's been trying to breed them. He said that they take a few years from hatching to get into breeding age. They also need environmental cues such as a rise in tds, gradual water...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
You can dump it back into the tank. And yeah...

You can dump it back into the tank. And yeah those little pieces of wood are normal.

I've been using the bbq lava rock in my tanks for a while now. They didn't mess with the water chemistry at...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
You don't have to completely remove them from the...

You don't have to completely remove them from the sand but make sure the rhizome isn't buried. Malaysian driftwood is a staple wood choice and easy to find at most pet shops. The rough texture allows...
Forum: Fish 08-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Ok I see it. First off, you need more plants!...

Ok I see it. First off, you need more plants! Second, no plans for a hardscape? I'm assuming the substrate is white sand. The snails are bladder snails. They don't eat living plants and do a good job...
Forum: Substrate 08-25-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Monster Fish
An inch of dirt will suffice. Add it in damp to...

An inch of dirt will suffice. Add it in damp to avoid the initial air bubbles. And yes you can have some slopes with the cap. You just need to make sure that you have plants that can root through...
Forum: Fish 08-24-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Lucky bamboo will survive and grow in your...

Lucky bamboo will survive and grow in your aquarium as long as the growth points remain above the waterline. They're probably either dying from being fully submerged or you've ran out of nutrients.
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