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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-20-2009, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By plakat
I found it was taking longer to get through all...

I found it was taking longer to get through all the pdf articles I had to in college. I tried printing some out just so I could lay down and I noticed I was going much faster. Checking around I found...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-20-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By plakat
Thats a pretty cool site. I am having a little...

Thats a pretty cool site. I am having a little trouble getting up to what speed I know I can hit, even with the grouping function but I tend to read slower on monitors than with a hard copy.

How...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-18-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By plakat
My friend really loves fat princess and I think...

My friend really loves fat princess and I think he said it was just $15 on PSN. Unfortunately I don't have a ps3 so I am stuck playing BlazBlue, which is a good buy if you like fighting games.
Forum: Fish 08-17-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By plakat
Mine do fine on both. The tahitian is finer so...

Mine do fine on both. The tahitian is finer so that might be a little easier on them but I don't see any problems with the flourite sand. The tahitian sand is actual sand so it should be inert and...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By plakat
You need a much larger tank if you are going to...

You need a much larger tank if you are going to keep 2 pairs and 2 non pared individuals. However if you choose to not remove them or get a larger tank you can buy dividers for the 20 and split it up...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By plakat
My apistos, kribs and rams dug little pits in my...

My apistos, kribs and rams dug little pits in my sand and in the flourite sand but didn't really uproot things or knock stuff over. The goldeneyes just use caves I provided. The hard part is removing...
Forum: Fish 07-17-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By plakat
I have had quite a few types of apistos along...

I have had quite a few types of apistos along with kribs and rams. My kribs went kind of bonkers when the spawned and forced everything to the corners of my 55 gal tank. I know this is not the case...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By plakat
I don't think you need a ph monitor but others...

I don't think you need a ph monitor but others may have a different opinion. The drop checker should work better for gauging co2 concentrations in the tank and you should rely on it more so than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By plakat
Couple weeks with my ph around 4 killed all the...

Couple weeks with my ph around 4 killed all the snails. Luckily my fish at the time liked the ph for spawning.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By plakat
Some people keep Purigen or carbon fresh in their...

Some people keep Purigen or carbon fresh in their filters. I tend to only use them if something abnormal happens and I need the extra cleaning power.

I am also kind of lazy so I have filter floss...
Forum: Fish 06-16-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By plakat
Thats my initial though from the picture.

Thats my initial though from the picture.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By plakat
I threw a bar clamp on my tank when the brace...

I threw a bar clamp on my tank when the brace started to go. If it already gave out though the joints might be damaged.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By plakat
You are right. I was remembering this instead...

You are right. I was remembering this instead "Flourish Excel™ also has iron reducing properties which promote the ferrous state of iron (Fe+2), which is more easily utilized by...
Forum: Fish 06-07-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,516
Posted By plakat
Not with each other.

Not with each other.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2009, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By plakat
How are you getting 2 wpg equivalent with 64...

How are you getting 2 wpg equivalent with 64 watts over a 55 gal using t8s. If you had t5s maybe with good reflectors but I just don't see it.

Mind if I ask who or what told you to get iron?
I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By plakat
You could cut lights and ferts by half and see...

You could cut lights and ferts by half and see how that goes. You could also get some pressurized co2. Its really much nicer.

The hard part with EI is the beginning where you are getting to know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By plakat
IME when you just add co2 to a system that hasn't...

IME when you just add co2 to a system that hasn't had it or that has lower co2 you get pearling much easier and it will then drop off after a little while.

This is because the plants are putting a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By plakat
You have lots of light and not enough co2. I had...

You have lots of light and not enough co2. I had the same amount of DIY on my 55 gal and it wasn't really enough.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2009, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By plakat
Its a firmware upgrade that allows your point and...

Its a firmware upgrade that allows your point and shoot to mimic some of the features that a DSLR has.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2009, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By plakat
What is your price range?

What is your price range?
Forum: Fish 05-22-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By plakat
I ended up with 2M 1F in my 10 gal. I originally...

I ended up with 2M 1F in my 10 gal. I originally had a group of 5 but 2 died right off the bat and the store didn't have any more to replace them. The pair worked well but they picked on the lone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By plakat
When fish sleep then tend to go pale. Not all but...

When fish sleep then tend to go pale. Not all but a lot of them do. When you have to much co2 fish will gasp at the surface usually. Since you didn't see them doing that and the fact that you only...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By plakat
If you added that all at once you might want to...

If you added that all at once you might want to keep a watch on your ammonia levels. If you did it slower it should probably be fine.
Forum: Fish 05-07-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By plakat
There is no mention of tank for the female. Next...

There is no mention of tank for the female. Next means next, not in a tank. It could be in a cup or it could be in a vase or in another 10gal. Don't assume things.
Forum: Fish 05-07-2009, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By plakat
Unless you have enough room to set up 50+ cups of...

Unless you have enough room to set up 50+ cups of male bettas and a tank of females OR you have homes for them just get the female her own tank.

This is a good post...
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