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Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By DefStatic
I had read that they can be difficult to keep,...

I had read that they can be difficult to keep, but that if you have a well established tank and watch your nitrates closely, then you usually have no problems.

I got a peek at how the fish come in...
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By DefStatic
I wish I had read all this before I bought a Ram....

I wish I had read all this before I bought a Ram. It went belly up pretty quick. I tried changing 50% of the water. I do not have a quarantine tank.

I had read mixed results on the tank size and...
Forum: Fish 10-27-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By DefStatic
I actually read mixed results on this and also...

I actually read mixed results on this and also had mixed results in person.
Forum: Fish 10-27-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 353
Posted By DefStatic
Blue Ram breathing hard

Tank: 10 Gallon
PH: 7
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 5
Tank Cycled: 4 or 5 months
Temp 77
Filter: Aqueon 10 with custom media

Heavily planted with wysteria and three other plants I am not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By DefStatic
I had already cut everything in half. So I am not...

I had already cut everything in half. So I am not hurting anything by doing this, just not taking full advantage of what I could? Sort of like a super car in NYC LOL.

My problem with using Excel...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By DefStatic
It is real wood. I found the store that it came...

It is real wood. I found the store that it came from (The Mill Store, local unfinished wood furniture store) as well and confirmed with them. And I weigh 200 lbs and sat on top of it. The only thing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-17-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By DefStatic
Ok, my bad. When I was reading about Low Tech EI...

Ok, my bad. When I was reading about Low Tech EI dosing, I was under the assumption that meant no CO2 or CO2 additive.

The funny thing is, my plants have never looked better. All my new growth...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By DefStatic
Tank Stand...

So I picked this up the other day.

http://maine.craigslist.org/fuo/4513256750.html

It is originally the top half of a hutch, normally $300. I figured at worst if I didn't use it for a tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By DefStatic
SO perhaps I should cut everything back by 1/2...

SO perhaps I should cut everything back by 1/2 then after a month another half?

Looks like by one calc I should be using:

1.389 g KNO3
211 mg KH2PO4
869 mg CSM+B

Using a unit converter, it...
Forum: Fish 06-04-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By DefStatic
Pygmy Corries and a False Julii?

So for a few weeks i have had only one cory, a random False Julii I found at a LFS. I have been desperate to get more Corries for him, but no place seems to be able to get anything besides albinos...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
Posted By DefStatic
And ditto for the timers. The ones at LFS are...

And ditto for the timers. The ones at LFS are useless IMO. I found some nice digital programmable ones at Target for $5.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,911
Posted By DefStatic
Do some water changes... Green water will be...

Do some water changes... Green water will be gone... And cost nothing.
Forum: Fish 05-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By DefStatic
I keep trying but none of the LFS in my area...

I keep trying but none of the LFS in my area carry many corys. I was lucky to find this one randomly. I may have to cave in and order some online or something. The only ones I can find now are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,182
Posted By DefStatic
Purigen should have nothing to do with it. Anyone...

Purigen should have nothing to do with it. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong but again Purigen would not be able to cause this issue as far as I know.

From what you described, it sounds more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By DefStatic
Well, you have columns LOL. Beginning with the...

Well, you have columns LOL. Beginning with the substrate. But at the same time I dont see anyone saying the substrate column.
Forum: Substrate 05-29-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By DefStatic
FloraMax has the same thing, a packet called a...

FloraMax has the same thing, a packet called a BioMagnet or something. Supposed to clean up the dust faster. I used it when I did my 30 gal, seemed to work. In my 10 gallon I bought one bag and the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By DefStatic
I have a Banana Plant in each my Betta Tanks. One...

I have a Banana Plant in each my Betta Tanks. One kind of settled itself on the bottom and is growing, although I had to move the wysteria in the tank because it was blocking most of the light. The...
Forum: Plants 05-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By DefStatic
The red plants look like alternanthera reineckii....

The red plants look like alternanthera reineckii.

The dwarf hairgrass looks like the stuff on the left and middle that lookslike grass.

The swords would be that clump on the right. Looks like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,593
Posted By DefStatic
Hahaha, I just noticed the same about you in...

Hahaha, I just noticed the same about you in another thread. There are a few of us in the state subsection.

I have read mixed information about this plant. Some say it will be fine just will grow...
Forum: Plants 05-28-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By DefStatic
Trying to ID crypto plant...

Saw this at a LFS. But has no ID.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Rab6OD6Vvuc/U4YllDWwqbI/AAAAAAAADAc/rSlRyX0SK9A/w512-h905-no/IMAG0156.jpg

I really like it, but want to make sure I do my...
Forum: Lighting 05-28-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By DefStatic
Sunrise/Sunset Controller?

I have been looking into something to create a Sunrise/Sunset effect for my existing LED Fixtures (Finnex Fugeray).

Came across this...
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By DefStatic
It might help to explain what exactly you are...

It might help to explain what exactly you are looking for. It might help narrow down where one might send you.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By DefStatic
LOL, yes, perhaps do not try that. But an attempt...

LOL, yes, perhaps do not try that. But an attempt to replace it with something or exactly what it was, and a "You were right, I was wrong" goes even further in my experience LOL.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By DefStatic
According to the date, sometime in October of...

According to the date, sometime in October of 2016. I have had it opened for a year now though.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-28-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,323
Posted By DefStatic
Thanks for the responses. This is for my 30...

Thanks for the responses.

This is for my 30 gallon in my signature.

I was advised to start with this dosing:

1/2 tsp KNO3
1/32 tsp KH2PO4
1/4 tsp CSM+B
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