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Forum: DIY Today, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Diana
Have it printed at a company that makes banners...

Have it printed at a company that makes banners for outdoor use, signs and similar things.
Some ways to find a company that does this:
Look up
Signs
Banners
Blue Prints
Reprographics
CAD...
Forum: DIY Today, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Diana
Well, here is my thinking, not engineered: ...

Well, here is my thinking, not engineered:

The longer a tank is, the more strain on the plywood. The top will bulge out. At 4' long, this is not too bad, might work. Maybe a top brace would...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Diana
Plants use certain elements in large amounts. ...

Plants use certain elements in large amounts.
H= Hydrogen and O= oxygen; ought to be in the tanks already.
C= Carbon; the item most often in short supply. Liquid source is Excel.
(Excel does...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 01:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 506
Posted By Diana
Ditto THE V: Watering in the late evening to...

Ditto THE V:
Watering in the late evening to early morning is best for several reasons:
1) Minimal water use in the neighborhood, (everyone is asleep) so water pressure is high. This makes sure the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By Diana
No need to alter the pH with materials designed...

No need to alter the pH with materials designed JUST to play around with the pH.

Keep the mineral levels (GH, KH, TDS) in the right range for the fish, and the pH will probably be pretty close to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Diana
KNO3: If the plants are using any nitrogen such...

KNO3:
If the plants are using any nitrogen such as from fish food to the point that the NO3 test shows 0 ppm, then dose. Yes, dose according to the whatever system you are using, then watch for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 381
Posted By Diana
NO3 tests: Here is how I handled it when I had...

NO3 tests:
Here is how I handled it when I had more fish than plants.
Once it passes 40 ppm all the colors look too close to the same IMO.
Do a 50% water change. 40 ppm is too high, so if it is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Diana
I did not realize they could be predatory. I...

I did not realize they could be predatory.
I sure know they are territorial, but this is usually directed toward other Anabantoids that want to share the surface area.
Occasionally I have heard...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By Diana
You could just save the media in the Penguin. ...

You could just save the media in the Penguin.
Either cut it up and put it in the Aquaclear, or put it in a mesh bag like a nylon stocking and hang it in the tank right under the Aquaclear.
Forum: Substrate 04-16-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Diana
Not a problem. As noted by DSP the calcium...

Not a problem. As noted by DSP the calcium carbonate types of rock will only dissolve in water that is acidic to neutral. It does not dissolve very fast in harder water. Just enough to keep the...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Diana
Bamboo is not toxic. I have heard of treating...

Bamboo is not toxic.
I have heard of treating it with something that seals it, don't remember what. Some sort of clear sealer.

I think Plecos will eat it, so I would not treat it. (especially...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Diana
I am surprised that any pool filter sand would do...

I am surprised that any pool filter sand would do this.
However, you have one that does. :-(

I would do the best you can to remove it from the tank. A very small trace may remain, and that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Diana
pH approaching 9 is too high for the soft water...

pH approaching 9 is too high for the soft water fish. Even the ones that have been bred in captivity for many generations can handle harder water than their ancestors evolved in can have problems...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Diana
Here is the fishless cycle, including info about...

Here is the fishless cycle, including info about the bottled bacteria products.
I would quit harming the fish and add one of these. Get enough so you have some extra and store it in the fridge....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Diana
Monitor both, and see how your tank runs. ...

Monitor both, and see how your tank runs.
Decomposing organic matter can use some carbonates, and nitrifying bacteria can use some.

If the KH does drop, and you want to keep it a bit higher you...
Forum: Fish 04-15-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Diana
That tail does look bitten, not rotted. ...

That tail does look bitten, not rotted.

Perhaps one of the problems is the hard, alkaline water. However, there is something attacking the Oto, IMO.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Diana
I like the Aquaclear because it is an open space...

I like the Aquaclear because it is an open space to be filled with whatever I want.
Forum: Ponds 04-15-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By Diana
Looking great! Really good that you know the...

Looking great!
Really good that you know the local conditions so well. Very important that the pond is deep enough not to freeze.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-14-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By Diana
The other piece looks a lot better. Try...

The other piece looks a lot better.
Try placing it in the tank in a couple of orientations and see what fits.

The first piece might be used as an addition to the main piece, but lets see the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Diana
If your tap water is hard, high TDS it would be...

If your tap water is hard, high TDS it would be much better to use RO for top off.
My tap water is fairly soft (GH and KH 4-5 degrees, TDS about 280 or so) and when I JUST use that for top off the...
Forum: Fish 04-13-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By Diana
Keep the NO3 a lot lower. No more than about...

Keep the NO3 a lot lower.
No more than about 10ppm.
Forum: Fish 04-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By Diana
Another ditto for the Hatchets if it is a closed...

Another ditto for the Hatchets if it is a closed tank.

One of the smaller Gourami, such as the Honey or its relatives, rather than Trichogaster lalius.
Forum: Fish 04-13-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 273
Posted By Diana
This is not a Rubberlip Pleco. Looks like a...

This is not a Rubberlip Pleco. Looks like a Common, to me.

Discoloration on the dorsal surface is one sign of Columnaris. This is a Gram negative bacteria, and needs to be treated.

Put the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-12-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By Diana
Do not use 'pruning paint' or other sealant on...

Do not use 'pruning paint' or other sealant on pruning cuts.
When properly pruned these cuts will heal by themselves.
Pruning paint often does harm.

This information is over 30 years old, but...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-12-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 714
Posted By Diana
Mentha requenii is also called Corsican Mint,...

Mentha requenii is also called Corsican Mint, Jewel Mint of Corsica.
Stays pretty much flat.
Has VERY SMALL purple flowers. Almost need a hand lens to see them.
GREAT fragrance.
Wonderful...
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