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Forum: Fish   Today, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Nordic
I also feed floating flakes at the same time as...

I also feed floating flakes at the same time as feeding tetra prime pellets. I throw the prime in the outflow of the hob, which blows it down to the substrate.
Forum: Fish   Today, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Nordic
You could look at smaller fish, they tend to have...

You could look at smaller fish, they tend to have shorter lives.
I think zebra danio normally live about a year...

It is one of the most studied fishes in science, so there will be lots of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Nordic
My tanks hover around 29 to 33C all summer...

My tanks hover around 29 to 33C all summer long... this is Africa.
I think the main danger comes in to play if you don't keep water conditions clean.
At high temps and pH above 7 you will have a...
Forum: DIY   Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By Nordic
even if it is just slightly too hot, it will...

even if it is just slightly too hot, it will drastically reduce the amount of gas... I like making my bottle in the afternoon, by the next morning it is ready to plug in.
Forum: Fish   Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Nordic
Haha, no, they won't grow swords, they were...

Haha, no, they won't grow swords, they were crossed with swords at some point in their ancestry.
You will probably notice that thy are longer thinner platties than more "pure" strains, they are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Nordic
I have to disagree there. Live plants provide a...

I have to disagree there. Live plants provide a bit of a buffer between our mistakes and keeping of schedules.
With enough plants they could easily absorb the addition of extra fish compared to a...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Nordic
Yeah, I couldn't keep fish without methylene...

Yeah, I couldn't keep fish without methylene blue. It is so cheap, yet so effective. It is my first line of defence.
I don't like putting it in my tanks though as it stains the silicone. Rather just...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Nordic
Life is too short to worry about what other...

Life is too short to worry about what other people like in your tank.
Before you know it is over and you never did what you wanted to.

For me it is practicality... it is bare bottom tanks that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Nordic
lol, my wife always says the fake breeding grass...

lol, my wife always says the fake breeding grass in my birth tank looks pretty. It does actually from a distance.
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Nordic
But it is pretty.... gotta love how people call...

But it is pretty.... gotta love how people call it a weed. That being said, if any south african reader with some, sees this, please contact me, I'd love some.
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,704
Posted By Nordic
Nah, I've seen them do that, but the peace...

Nah, I've seen them do that, but the peace normally doesn't last too long.
I would also keep them out of line of sight until you are ready to start introducing them.
Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Nordic
Tetra also makes a range of nice algaecides,...

Tetra also makes a range of nice algaecides, Algumin for when algae is in early stage, contains mostly humic substances, so it will make your water brown... Algetin, prevents new algae forming and...
Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Nordic
As Hoppy explained, the plants don't need CO2 at...

As Hoppy explained, the plants don't need CO2 at night while they are burning oxygen (similar to a human)...
People switch on the CO2 before the end of the dark period, so the CO2 can reach the...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 06:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,704
Posted By Nordic
sounds like you are ready then... I'd start the...

sounds like you are ready then... I'd start the outdoor pool before may so the water can green up with algae and tiny edible critters.

You are so lucky to have al the cultures going... when I want...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By Nordic
My one 60 litre tank uses two air driven filters...

My one 60 litre tank uses two air driven filters that gets pushed with 210l of air per minute, you can imagine the bubbling at the top.
The glass top saves serious amounts of water. I'd kill for a...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,704
Posted By Nordic
You are nearing spring, I would set up a kiddies...

You are nearing spring, I would set up a kiddies pool with a few lilies or other water plants in there, and let them do their thing outside...
Just need some shade netting to keep predators out and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-10-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Nordic
Hey, while you are in the planning system, also...

Hey, while you are in the planning system, also look up passive air conditioning/cooling.
There is a system, that uses pipes under the ground which are connected at 1 or 2 central drums with a fan...
Forum: Algae   02-10-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Nordic
I think if you are triggering bba with dirty...

I think if you are triggering bba with dirty conditions alone, you are courting every other kind of algae including BGA .
Forum: Algae   02-10-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Nordic
I have never seen BBA growing under low light. I...

I have never seen BBA growing under low light. I have had it a few times (because I can only afford DIY CO2).
That being said, I have never seen it in a low light aquarium.
Forum: Algae   02-10-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,047
Posted By Nordic
To my knowledge, unstable CO2 is the only...

To my knowledge, unstable CO2 is the only reliable way of getting BBA to start growing...
Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By Nordic
Cardinals are quite sensitive fish... I am...

Cardinals are quite sensitive fish... I am talking like they do better having water from new environment titrated slowly in, when moving from tank to tank for example.
I can not imagine how you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,180
Posted By Nordic
..at least that is how the cat explained it... ...

..at least that is how the cat explained it...
I recently lost a female that was hours away from giving birth. I thought I had a spare canopy in the garage but couldn't find it... so the tank had to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-09-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Nordic
Yeah, my platies can consume quite a bit of veg,...

Yeah, my platies can consume quite a bit of veg, I just make sure there is lots of elodea, they love picking at the bottom decaying leaves.
...
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Nordic
Look at the big mark, it is clearly a craze, and...

Look at the big mark, it is clearly a craze, and goes quite deep. My money is on the thickness you see there is actually the depth.
Forum: Equipment   02-09-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 793
Posted By Nordic
I would go for batting Large quantities of dirty...

I would go for batting Large quantities of dirty floss is a yucky mission to deal with when you are done with it.

What I have been eyeing is one of these mini (sand) pool filters that comes with...
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