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Forum: Lighting 04-21-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By wapfish
I use shadecloth from the hardware store (Home...

I use shadecloth from the hardware store (Home Depot, Dixieline here in CA) to alter light intensity between 2wpg and 4wpg. It's most commonly available in 50% opacity, though other grades are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2006, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By wapfish
This question gets asked frequently. Check out my...

This question gets asked frequently. Check out my post #13 on this topic in the following thread to get a feel for how dissolved oxygen can vary with/without nighttime aeration:
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2006, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By wapfish
Wow. What an incredible story. That'll be one...

Wow. What an incredible story. That'll be one you'll be telling your grandkids. Way to come through in the clutch :proud: .
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2006, 06:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,570
Posted By wapfish
Not critical. Smaller bubbles are better....

Not critical. Smaller bubbles are better. Limewood diffusers are good. I use Sweetwater AS10 http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/iid/9751/cid/2328
with a Rena pump. Most...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-01-2006, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,828
Posted By wapfish
XP Home ZoneAlarm Nod32 Antivirus ...

XP Home
ZoneAlarm
Nod32 Antivirus
AdAware/Spybot
Eudora/SpamPal
Mozilla
MS Office (Word,Excel,Powerpoint - use them all)
Adobe Reader
Photoshop
Nero
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By wapfish
You've definitely got an algae problem there :). ...

You've definitely got an algae problem there :).

What does your dad do for fertilization? A good fertilization scheme is critical for getting good plant growth and minimizing algae.
Forum: Fish 04-01-2006, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,099
Posted By wapfish
It's definitely a cylcing thing. If you can't...

It's definitely a cylcing thing. If you can't find an obvious source like a dead whatever, then just anticipate that a bit of time will be necessary to set up the nitrite consumers. Once again,...
Forum: Fish 03-31-2006, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,099
Posted By wapfish
Yea. That sounds about right. Got any snails?

Yea. That sounds about right. Got any snails?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By wapfish
Is it really grapevine, or is it real driftwood...

Is it really grapevine, or is it real driftwood that's just called grapevine because of its shape?

I'm asking because grapevine is used for terrariums and such and when I asked about using it for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By wapfish
Hey, like Betowess said, once you jump in there,...

Hey, like Betowess said, once you jump in there, it'll be over before you know it. Plus look at all you're learning about substrates :) .

Regarding the KH remark, I didn't mean a really high KH,...
Forum: Fish 03-30-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,099
Posted By wapfish
Sorry I don't have time to document this fully...

Sorry I don't have time to document this fully for you, but there are two specific things that can be done:

1) overdose 3-5x with Seachem Prime (a procedure recommended by Seachem; lasts only 24...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2006, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
Posted By wapfish
Dead Zones

Ever wonder how fish might be stressed if they don't get enough oxygen? Here's an interesting bit about gender bending in fish when exposed to hypoxia:
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By wapfish
Ha ha. Cute pics. I love kuhlis too :) . I've got...

Ha ha. Cute pics. I love kuhlis too :) . I've got 5 in my big tank and two in my little tank.

I assume he wiggled in through a hole in the back and didn't somehow squirm his fanny in there, right?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-29-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By wapfish
Ouch indeed! It sure sounds like the pea...

Ouch indeed!

It sure sounds like the pea gravel is the culprit. You're probably better off in the long run just biting the bullet and getting rid of the stuff if you want CO2.

It's not quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,570
Posted By wapfish
This question sure gets tossed around a lot...

This question sure gets tossed around a lot :smile: .

I dug out some dissolved oxygen (DO) numbers for my 29g jungle tank that can provide a bit of numerical perspective. The tank has pressurized...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-20-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By wapfish
I can specifically tell you that if you have...

I can specifically tell you that if you have pennywort (Hydrocotoyle leucocephala), phosphate deficiency will cause the leaves to get paler and paler, almost yellowing. The veining in the leaf will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2006, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By wapfish
Hmmm. I like test kits too and just bought a...

Hmmm. I like test kits too and just bought a potassium kit. It's not here yet.

Guess I haven't done my homework adequately. Where did you get the 2ppm recommendation?

I wonder to what extent...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By wapfish
Do you have snails or a pleco? I had the same...

Do you have snails or a pleco? I had the same problem with my red lotus, then removed both of these and things got much better. Not completely, though. The lotus still tends to occasionally get...
Forum: Plants 03-11-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By wapfish
Not only do they put out the long white roots you...

Not only do they put out the long white roots you see at first, but with time, those roots put out secondaries, and so on, and the roots can eventually end up looking quite "feathery". By the time...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By wapfish
Sweet :thumbsup:. You know, I think that...

Sweet :thumbsup:.

You know, I think that fish really has your number. He was probably yanking your chain the entire time :).
Forum: Fish 03-09-2006, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By wapfish
Sorry. I missed that you already had water in the...

Sorry. I missed that you already had water in the tub.

One last thing to try if you get desperate might be to add some salted water to the drain. Since loaches are sensitive to salt, it might...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2006, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By wapfish
Do you think if you just filled the tub with...

Do you think if you just filled the tub with (dechlorinated!) water and perhaps darkened the room so he won't be put off by the unfamiliar lights overhead, he might swim out to get more oxygenated...
Forum: Fish 03-09-2006, 03:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,365
Posted By wapfish
Would it be possible to run a flexible tube down...

Would it be possible to run a flexible tube down past him and flush him back up with water or even a blast of air?

Hope you can save him. He sounds like a fish worth saving all right.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,029
Posted By wapfish
Moonlights are great! Sit alone in the dark with...

Moonlights are great! Sit alone in the dark with your tank you'll be positively entranced. Doesn't seem to matter one way or the other for the fish.

I've tried two-

This one is the best by...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2006, 06:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By wapfish
If your substrate is putting something into the...

If your substrate is putting something into the tank that shouldn't be there, that's bad news, and probably not a whole lot you can do about it. But first you should eliminate other possibilities...
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