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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-30-2016, 03:02 PM
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Views: 349
Posted By Underwater
Interesting idea, are you planning on a dry start...

Interesting idea, are you planning on a dry start method which in theory would let the microbes get established before adding water?

I'm wondering what the gas make up in the soil substrate is and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-30-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Underwater
I guess the important question is how many and...

I guess the important question is how many and what size of pest snail do you have? An adult assassin can go through 10+ <1/3" pond or ramshorns a week. If you have bigger snails with say 0.5" shells...
Forum: Plants   01-22-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Underwater
If you are importing less than 12 plants they...

If you are importing less than 12 plants they still require a phytosanitary certificate for each species-you just do not need an additional import permit.

It is not the export country that is...
Forum: Plants   01-21-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By Underwater
Simple, they aren't doing it legally. This is why...

Simple, they aren't doing it legally. This is why many of them also send things as "gifts" to try to avoid inspections. Some of these sellers are being targeted by the USDA for their inability to...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Underwater
True, forgot to mention some places (wetspot)...

True, forgot to mention some places (wetspot) will sell you a "pair" which are just 2 fish (so look in their description carefully for that detail). Especially with wild stock the males and females...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Underwater
I'd do a pair, a trio if you have another tank to...

I'd do a pair, a trio if you have another tank to remove the extra female from if the paired fish pick on her too much (they can form a harem but it is more common that a pair works best, the extra...
Forum: Plants   11-25-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Underwater
My crypt parva carpet took about a year to grow...

My crypt parva carpet took about a year to grow in fairly densely. You will probably get a big bunch of it, the more you can split it up the better. I think I spaced clumps of 3-5 rhizome/roots 1-2"...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By Underwater
Agree, aren't GBR's considered centerpiece fish?...

Agree, aren't GBR's considered centerpiece fish? Why not just add to the tetras as 5 is not really a schooling number. Bump them up to 10 at least and add some otto's/amano shrimp/small corydoras and...
Forum: Equipment   10-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 756
Views: 202,514
Posted By Underwater
I just bought one from americanaquariumproducts...

I just bought one from americanaquariumproducts (http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/).com because they test it and include some media for you. Their website is terrible to navigate on mobile,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-25-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Underwater
Imperial tropicals is in Lakeland...

Imperial tropicals is in Lakeland (imperialtropicals.com), a bit of a drive but they do ship if nobody else has higher quality RCS to suggest. Theirs are decent for the price but you will have to do...
Forum: Fish   10-22-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By Underwater
I have apistogramma cacatuoides and they are fine...

I have apistogramma cacatuoides and they are fine with temps from 75 to 82 F or so, 79 F is good for breeding and 77-78 would be fine for a male. Make sure there are enough caves for the corydoras...
Forum: Equipment   10-22-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By Underwater
So what I have seen is that the 304 and 404 have...

So what I have seen is that the 304 and 404 have the same 525 GPH, 4 baskets, UV, and the 404 is just a few inches bigger and has a handle plus other user comments about things to make better like...
Forum: Equipment   10-20-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By Underwater
Great info. I could not figure out the difference...

Great info. I could not figure out the difference of the 300 vs 400 models when they had the same flow rates. Size isn't a big deal, the 300 and 400 models are just inches different really. The...
Forum: Equipment   10-19-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,520
Posted By Underwater
Great question OP, I am thinking of getting a...

Great question OP, I am thinking of getting a sunsun canister too-the 404B model.



Do you have the 304B or the 404B? I was thinking of getting the 404B for my 75 gallon so that I would have...
Forum: Fish   10-19-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By Underwater
What's the filter you plan on running? That's...

What's the filter you plan on running? That's what will determine your total stock number along with tank area (45H 36"x12"x21").

With a 36" long tank if you want cory's I'd skip the apisto's....
Forum: Fish   10-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By Underwater
Easier apisto species are usually listed as:...

Easier apisto species are usually listed as: Apistogramma Cacatouides, Apistogramma Borelli, Apistogramma Hongsloi, Apistogramma Macmasteri, & Apistogramma Papagei.

Corydoras are always nice,...
Forum: Fish   10-14-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,322
Posted By Underwater
In your tank rams or apisto's would work fine. I...

In your tank rams or apisto's would work fine. I will never recommend an angelfish for less than a 55 gallon as they get mean and large-even with only 1 in a tank and have a long life span. Even...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-07-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By Underwater
Try contacting the plant seller to ask, they may...

Try contacting the plant seller to ask, they may be some tetra that they didn't realize were breeding. I've had neons spawn before and only knew when I spotted a few 1/2" clear tetra body shaped fish...
Forum: Fish   09-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Underwater
If you are "breeding" as in just want to keep...

If you are "breeding" as in just want to keep replenishing your stock a 20 gallon tank will do just fine and allow a few fry from each batch to survive. If you want to breed as in raise to a good...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-05-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,470
Posted By Underwater
Any updates? Maybe a few new pics of the...

Any updates? Maybe a few new pics of the residents? Has everyone settled in and chosen their respective caves to guard/mates?
Forum: Tank Journals   07-16-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,470
Posted By Underwater
Great 'scape. I was trying to figure out if it...

Great 'scape. I was trying to figure out if it was a 3-D background or not, and that is really cool that the fish are actually claiming that as territory. Has anybody looked into if backgrounds made...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-09-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,470
Posted By Underwater
Dude-tank looks really great. What did you wind...

Dude-tank looks really great. What did you wind up using for the background? It gives a great depth illusion even though it isn't textured (or is it?) The ferns and anubias will look better once they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-09-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By Underwater
Definitely use the online account! Plus you can...

Definitely use the online account! Plus you can just print your own label if you have a printer to stick on your package. Then just drop it off at USPS or wait for them to pick it up from you.

I...
Forum: Algae   04-11-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,905
Posted By Underwater
I'm surprised so far no one has mentioned that...

I'm surprised so far no one has mentioned that excel liquid co2 is simply a chemical called glutaraldehyde. Plants can use it as a carbon backbone and it is an algaecide. Keep dosing it daily and...
Forum: Plants   02-08-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By Underwater
How old is the MH? Did you change anything...

How old is the MH?

Did you change anything else when you switched lights? Increase ferts or CO2?

My R. wallichii does well as long as I give it lots of CO2 and micronutes.
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