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Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Hi Naiad , I already have a sponge over the...

Hi Naiad ,

I already have a sponge over the intake ,and I will use some Tahitian Moon sand from a friend.I read that the TM sand is a bit heavier,and doesn't wander a lot in the water column.Since...
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Well ,my plan was to siphon out some gravel from...

Well ,my plan was to siphon out some gravel from the tank ,as much as I can ,with every weekly water change .....that way I don't "scoop" it ,so no stirring....I imagine it can take some time (maybe...
Forum: Substrate 03-02-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
How do you suggest to remove the gravel? Do I...

How do you suggest to remove the gravel?
Do I remove it partially ,until all of it is gone ,during a period of say ,couple weeks .....and Then add the sand? or
Removing a portion of the gravel...
Forum: Substrate 03-02-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Switching from gravel to (less) sand

Since I no longer keep any rooting plants in one of my tanks ,I've decided to switch from gravel to sand.
At the moment I have about an inch of coarse regular gravel ,which covers some nutritious...
Forum: Substrate 03-01-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Hi brad , What size would that be?I was...

Hi brad ,

What size would that be?I was intending to go with somethiong a bit larger than 1mm grain....
Forum: Substrate 03-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Sand vs Gravel vs Pebbles

Which would you recommend for my 10g?

Plants are anubias ,all of them tied to hardscape ,and some wisteria- floating.

I used to have rooting plants in there ,and my current substrate is...
Forum: Fish 02-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,761
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
After a couple of months I was able to feed mine...

After a couple of months I was able to feed mine tiny frozen bloodworms.That was the batch from last year.I also had crushed flakes ,but they wouldn't touch them.
Infusoria seems easy enough to...
Forum: Fish 02-11-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,761
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Is this Peacock Gudgeon breeding season or...

Is this Peacock Gudgeon breeding season or something??:)?Mine also laid eggs ,and hatched about 2 days ago.Last year was the same thing ,they laid eggs on Valentine's day :)

They(the parents) were...
Forum: Fish 02-10-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Thanks.So people who grow microcultures ,only do...

Thanks.So people who grow microcultures ,only do it for feeding fry in bare bottom tanks with no plants?I have a big clump of Najas Guadelupensis in my fry tank ,which has been running for about a...
Forum: Fish 02-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Fry feeding in planted tanks

Do you actually need to feed the fry if kept in a planted tank by themselves?

Would the eventual decomposing of plant matter produce enough microorganisms to keep them alive until the can eat...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I found a recipe with boiled rice and then adding...

I found a recipe with boiled rice and then adding an algae waffer into a jar of tank water......do I need to add an algae waffer for the rice also?.....because I had som boiled rice at hand when I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Easiest way to make infusoria?

I read a bunch of methods online about how to make infusoria for fish fry.
Would like to hear some more opinions from you guys!!
Forum: Lighting 02-10-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I also found them interesting ,the statements of...

I also found them interesting ,the statements of the guy you quoted.....he seemed to be one of the few who knew what they're talking about....

At one point he mentions PAR meters on which he read...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I found a test of a led ramp available in local...

I found a test of a led ramp available in local stores around here also - some dude did this test using this ramp...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Thanks ,I looked into some ,which are available...

Thanks ,I looked into some ,which are available here also.It doesn't say anything about being dimmable though.....
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Yes ,a dimmable one would be cool.... ...

Yes ,a dimmable one would be cool....

Unfortunately ,I live in Europe ,so most of the brands sold in the US aren't available here ,not even Finnex....

I was thinking to try a Chinese brand or...
Forum: Lighting 02-09-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
LED's for this particular tank?(pics)

Hi everybody ,

I am looking to switch to a LED ramp for this low tech tank.

It is currently lit with an 18 watt T8 tube.Plants are mostly Crypts and some Najas Guadelupensis.The canopy is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Just keep on reading posts similar to your...

Just keep on reading posts similar to your interests.Read discussions/debates between other members ,you will surely find something interesting to learn.Sometimes you may stumble upon answers to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Hi Diana , Substrate is something called...

Hi Diana ,
Substrate is something called Deponit Mix ,by Dennerle ,a friend gave some to me last year.On top of which I added some coarse gravel bought from the fish store.It wasn't expensive ,but...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
They're otos...

They're otos...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Haha ,I also had an "oto" like that ...... ...

Haha ,I also had an "oto" like that ......

After about a year I realised it was a Chinese algae eater. He would always break up the flaring/fights ,of my 2 male Peacock Gudgeons.He would chase...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Well this is the wood. The tank is about 30...

Well this is the wood.
The tank is about 30 inches long and only 8 inches wide.The piece of wood almost touches both front and back glass in some places.
I didn't bury it too deep ,should I ever...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Should you vacuum under hardscape during every water change?

I put this massive piece of mopani wood in my tank ,it covers about 50% of the tank bottom.Plants are mostly Crypts - heavy root feeders ,and some Najas Guadelupensis ,which I keep to take care of...
Forum: Plants 02-08-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
I also have that starting to happen on the tips...

I also have that starting to happen on the tips of some of the anubias' leaves.Plus ,I have some Green Spot Algae growing along the substrate line.The algae is hard to scrub ,I've also heard a...
Forum: Plants 02-07-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,742
Posted By sleepswithdafishez
Does wisteria cope well with intense surface...

Does wisteria cope well with intense surface movement?
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