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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-23-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By james0816
Just tested the parms. Looks like they are right...

Just tested the parms. Looks like they are right where my old well was.

pH: ~ 5.5
Gh/Kh: 1

Think I'm good to go.

Probably going to wait another week before I do water changes with the...
Forum: Fish 02-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By james0816
You can use agar. I wouldn't necessarily offer...

You can use agar. I wouldn't necessarily offer it to them continuously though.

I use it to make food tabs for them. After mixing the ingredients, I pour the mixture into the shallow milk jug...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By james0816
Waiting for the bacteria test results to come...

Waiting for the bacteria test results to come back. The well company said they can do a full workup after a few weeks. This gives things time to settle and such.

I'll be very curious as to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By james0816
Had to get a new well drilled

Anyone have to go through this?

Our original well went kaput. They suspect that the earthquake we had a couple years ago was the root cause.

So...we are going from a shallow bored well...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By james0816
that's his inards. ;oP

that's his inards. ;oP
Forum: Fish 01-31-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By james0816
I like this and maybe some Dario dario as well.

I like this and maybe some Dario dario as well.
Forum: Fish 01-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By james0816
It's not uncommon to see this and no cause for...

It's not uncommon to see this and no cause for alarm. Keep up on your maintenance and all will be well.
Forum: Fish 01-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By james0816
same species. as a side note....feed spinach...

same species.

as a side note....feed spinach sparingly. not all that good for them actually. zuc, yellow squash and sweet potato are good. cucs too but not very nutritious. seaweed is a good...
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,400
Posted By james0816
By far....African Butterflyfish

By far....African Butterflyfish
Forum: Fish 01-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 590
Posted By james0816
A 20long is more than enough space for a group of...

A 20long is more than enough space for a group of Otos. And always best to keep a minimum of three in the group. Just remember to suppliment their diet with fresh veggies such as zucchini.

You...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By james0816
Have you cleaned the diffuser by chance? Not...

Have you cleaned the diffuser by chance? Not sure how long you have been using it or it is used in itself but might could use a good bleach dip for a few minutes.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By james0816
I just cleaned up the DCs and replaced the...

I just cleaned up the DCs and replaced the solution with 1ml of 4dKh and (3) drops of pH reagent. We'll see where this goes.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By james0816
Yes, this is true. I ran an airstone in the...

Yes, this is true.

I ran an airstone in the tank overnight prior to removing the DC from the tank.

With the airstone running in the tank....the DC was yellow. Two days after removing the DC...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By james0816
Hmmm....see this is where I'm confussed. In...

Hmmm....see this is where I'm confussed.

In most of the tanks, the DCs will be blue in the morn before the gas comes on. These are also that ones that the DCs stay green on. The couple of tanks...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 431
Posted By james0816
Interesting issue with drop checkers

I have 4dKh solution and using (2) drops of the Red Sea indicator. Put in the tanks and they will turn green to yellow depending on the tank.

Now...here's where it gets interesting. When it...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By james0816
I'll have to look into the methyl blue. the only...

I'll have to look into the methyl blue. the only thing Petsmart had was maracyn two. I read that it doesn't work, but need to try something at this point.

Salt and Oto's isn't a good mix...
Forum: Fish 01-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By james0816
Here's a pic of the worst one. :(

Here's a pic of the worst one. :(
Forum: Fish 01-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By james0816
How to effectively treat Columnaris

Well....Petsmart finally got me.

I bought some Otos last week from there and low and behold, it appears that they have columnaris! Crap! I'm no expert on fish diseases and will greatly...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By james0816
grumpy fish

grumpy fish
Forum: Fish 01-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By james0816
There are only a few species readily available in...

There are only a few species readily available in the trade. By that I mean that you can easily find in your local shops or chains. Those are most likely to be Macrospilus and Vittatus. Mariae and...
Forum: Fish 01-04-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By james0816
poor thing. definitely needs help. try the peas...

poor thing. definitely needs help. try the peas and hopefully that'll clear things up in time.
Forum: Plants 12-31-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By james0816
Substrate is SMS and never used root tabs in this...

Substrate is SMS and never used root tabs in this tank.

Duckweed has been out of the tank for just over a month.

Are there possible conflicts with other plants? I know some Vals and Crypts...
Forum: Plants 12-31-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By james0816
Unusual Crypt melt going on

I have a most interesting situation going on in one particular tank. It's a 55g low light tank. I do inject CO2 but pretty much too low to count and I also occasionally dose dry ferts. Nothing...
Forum: Fish 12-30-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 262
Posted By james0816
Very normal behavior

Very normal behavior
Forum: Fish 12-29-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By james0816
Congrats! Always nice to hear of these. The...

Congrats! Always nice to hear of these. The first two weeks are the hardest in terms of raising the fry. You will need add additional food for them. Take some veggie flakes and grind into a fine...
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