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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
Could be your TDS meter too-do you have any...

Could be your TDS meter too-do you have any calibration solutions to test?
Forum: Fish 07-01-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
Missed a comma. 18 of 1 month old fry. Everything...

Missed a comma. 18 of 1 month old fry. Everything but the fry will eat the spawn n grow, so maybe it just isn't tasty enough. I keep them at 79 F or close, so I will just keep feeding them and see if...
Forum: Fish 06-30-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
This is a good article on TDS....

This is a good article on TDS. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/member-submitted-articles/total-solids-tss-tds-freshwater-aquarium-122027

Adding peat and leaves can decrease TDS, but there isn't...
Forum: Fish 06-29-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
Time for a question, I just pulled 18 month old...

Time for a question, I just pulled 18 month old A. cac. fry out from my breeding tank to finish raising them. I've attached a picture however as the size range in them is quite great-the largest is...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
If you saw the pair swapping spots you likely...

If you saw the pair swapping spots you likely caught them in the act. I have caught a pair mating once in a cave facing the glass, and if my glass had been algae free would have recorded it as the...
Forum: Fish 06-24-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
Try to get some more clear pics of the dorsal...

Try to get some more clear pics of the dorsal fins, the spikes in focus is what you're looking for (good luck, just take a ton as they are very hard to image clearly). Pics of the pectoral and anal...
Forum: Fish 06-22-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
One thing to remember is that the males can and...

One thing to remember is that the males can and will have "sleeper male" colors. That is-when there is a dominant male the other males will not color up or grow out their fins to avoid being targeted...
Forum: Fish 06-21-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,770
Posted By Underwater
The color classifications for A. cac are really...

The color classifications for A. cac are really poor IMO. The color class the young are sold as are based entirely on the male parent-but out of a male with all 5 fins fully red spotted (dorsal,...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,532
Posted By Underwater
I'm surprised so far no one has mentioned that...

I'm surprised so far no one has mentioned that excel liquid co2 is simply a chemical called glutaraldehyde. Plants can use it as a carbon backbone and it is an algaecide. Keep dosing it daily and...
Forum: Plants 02-08-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By Underwater
How old is the MH? Did you change anything...

How old is the MH?

Did you change anything else when you switched lights? Increase ferts or CO2?

My R. wallichii does well as long as I give it lots of CO2 and micronutes.
Forum: Plants 01-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,640
Posted By Underwater
I'm surprised there are no moss people here now,...

I'm surprised there are no moss people here now, there used to be some. I'll see what I can find in other forums then.
Forum: Plants 01-05-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,640
Posted By Underwater
Thanks StrungOut, I picked this one up. ...

Thanks StrungOut, I picked this one up.

Have there not been any more recent publications? It seems likely there have been new introductions to the hobby since 2008?
Forum: Plants 01-04-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,640
Posted By Underwater
Sorry for changing the topic-but what are the...

Sorry for changing the topic-but what are the classic moss taxonomy books/papers? It is nice to compare phenotypes with other hobbyists, however I'm looking for more scientific reports with some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-29-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Underwater
Sell them as culls and post a representative pic...

Sell them as culls and post a representative pic of what you are selling. It is always nice to be able to test run your set up with a cheaper grade.
Forum: Plants 11-18-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Underwater
Can you get a clearer pic of the fronds? That...

Can you get a clearer pic of the fronds? That will help folks ID it.
Forum: Fish 11-05-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 426
Posted By Underwater
Personally I will always advise people against...

Personally I will always advise people against using a 55 for angelfish. They grow much faster and are MUCH taller than other fish which IMO are better suited for a 55. They're also aggressive upon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-28-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Underwater
I've had them in open and closed topped tanks for...

I've had them in open and closed topped tanks for a few months. When you first add them they are very active and could possibly jump out. They also get more active during feedings (of course) and...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
Right-o got it now. That looks nice for your...

Right-o got it now. That looks nice for your system, but I only have sponge filters and have to provide one for each tank. They're mostly 10 gallons also so I don't want to take up a lot of space...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
I'd love to check that out, but can't for the...

I'd love to check that out, but can't for the life of me find it in your sig. Can ya help me out?
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
Joe-the carbonated water sounds like an...

Joe-the carbonated water sounds like an interesting idea, however I don't want to have to rig up an automated system for water removal right now. That will be something I'll try in the future though...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,670
Posted By Underwater
Oh for all the poor CO2 nubes and others that...

Oh for all the poor CO2 nubes and others that just want to talk/ask questions about make a CO2 section!

It's impossible to find CO2 info here easily-just try typing CO2 into the search bar. You...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-19-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By Underwater
Another plant question maybe worth...

Another plant question maybe worth discussion-what about doing native plant tanks for the various shrimp species? I would assume more "wild" species like the various tigers would recognize their...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
Everyone thank you so much for your inputs. There...

Everyone thank you so much for your inputs. There is a lot of great info here.

My questions are from a complete CO2 nube, and I apologize if some of my questions are redundant.

I will have...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
I know CO2 will be some work to dial in-which I...

I know CO2 will be some work to dial in-which I was expecting. I've been keeping planted tanks for 4 years now and 8 tanks that are part of this system are new (within the last 2 months), while I've...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,247
Posted By Underwater
The SO is going to be so happy you said that. I...

The SO is going to be so happy you said that. I wanted the shrimp with the plants, but they wanted only the plants. Well, there may be some shrimp for sale in my future then!

If I removed the...
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