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Forum: Substrate Today, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Diana
Pre-soak the ADA material of your choice, doing...

Pre-soak the ADA material of your choice, doing daily water changes to get it to release as much ammonia as it can before you add it to the tank.

After that month of 'rinsing' you will probably...
Forum: Substrate Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Diana
For that small a tank go to the store that sells...

For that small a tank go to the store that sells plastic, acrylic and so on (Tap plastics, out here) and look in their leftovers bin.

The material is easy enough to cut, if you are careful, and...
Forum: Substrate Today, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Diana
I do the same. The slow seeping of water is...

I do the same. The slow seeping of water is really good about creating just a bit of haze, and I have no problem adding fish to this water.
When the tank is cloudier I think about them breathing it...
Forum: Substrate Today, 01:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By Diana
Remember that all put together you should still...

Remember that all put together you should still see the bottom of the tank when these are lightly sprinkled across the bottom of the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Diana
Put it somewhere that it can be alternately wet...

Put it somewhere that it can be alternately wet and dry. It will be ready pretty fast. Manzanita is not toxic.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 133
Posted By Diana
Exterior background to fill in. Rather narrow...

Exterior background to fill in.
Rather narrow branch of wood that arcs toward the front and back, then grow Java moss, Java fern, Anubias... to get something interesting higher up.

Narrow...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Diana
That is pretty high light. T5HO are high light...

That is pretty high light.
T5HO are high light bulbs, and that close to the substrate, I would treat it as high light (CO2, fertilizer) until some plants let me know differently.

Plants 'see'...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Diana
Can you set this near a window as well as...

Can you set this near a window as well as providing a light?

The water lettuce and hyacinth do best in full sun, Lysmachia and Myosotis are not far behind. If your water lettuce is already...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Diana
Skip the Betta and you could keep a lot of other...

Skip the Betta and you could keep a lot of other fish in there.
Mostly fish that grow no larger than about 1", though.
There are not many fish that are so sedentary as the Betta, so need more...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By Diana
Try stacking up those rocks to see if they give...

Try stacking up those rocks to see if they give you the look you want.
Your drawing is of more pointy mountain peaks, the rocks are more rounded. I do not think you can get the height you want with...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By Diana
When the scape is done put a plate or plastic bag...

When the scape is done put a plate or plastic bag over the substrate, pretty low in the tank, and run the water in slowly (1 gallon per minute) and allow it to seep over the edge of the bag.
On a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Diana
Vanish, it looks like the Peperomia 'Emerald...

Vanish, it looks like the Peperomia 'Emerald Ripple' is just sitting on the lid of the tank. Have you had any luck with Peperomias in this sort of set up? They seem to be more succulent than many...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Diana
It is good that you are planning well ahead. Good...

It is good that you are planning well ahead. Good luck on the move.

If there is any way you can get a water sample from the new area you could begin acclimating the fish to the new water well...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By Diana
I know other people will use the water bed...

I know other people will use the water bed fill/drain connection and make their own.
I have not used them to know which are quality, though it seems the ones you have been using are not so good....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Diana
Ditto: ADA products are already nice looking,...

Ditto:
ADA products are already nice looking, and intended to be used without a sand cap.
They do sell a special sand that is supposed to be added lower down, but I think a lot of people skip that...
Forum: Fish 09-28-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Diana
Many Cories are comfortable in the cooler end of...

Many Cories are comfortable in the cooler end of the 'tropical' range. Have a look through Planet Catfish files, especially Pepper Cories (C. paleatus). These are often available in the chain stores,...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-28-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Diana
I have a tank like that. I call it my 1-2-3-45...

I have a tank like that. I call it my 1-2-3-45 tank:
1' x 2' x 3' = 45 gallons.

It is VERY hard to get a 3-D effect with only 12" dimension back to front, yet 24" tall.
I did it with an...
Forum: Substrate 09-28-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 326
Posted By Diana
I doubt Sphagnum Peat Moss is available in India....

I doubt Sphagnum Peat Moss is available in India. Others have posted they cannot find it.

I also think that is a lot of fertilizer- Laterite is high in iron, perhaps too much. The refined material...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Diana
Print this out to help: ASAP: if you know what...

Print this out to help:
ASAP: if you know what the water is like (GH, KH, TDS, pH) at the new place start acclimating the fish by adding minerals if the water is harder, or adding RO/Distilled if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Diana
Oh, OK. Wash the new plants in water with...

Oh, OK.

Wash the new plants in water with maybe a touch of vinegar added, not much, or use something sold several years ago as 'vegie wash'. Look in the supermarket near the fresh produce. ...
Forum: Plants 09-27-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 608
Posted By Diana
Rising nitrate is a very simple formula: N...

Rising nitrate is a very simple formula:

N in = N out
... or else it accumulates.
More N is entering the tank than you are removing.

The complexity comes in from trying to figure out what...
Forum: Plants 09-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Diana
I have used Golden Pothos, Epipremnum aureum in...

I have used Golden Pothos, Epipremnum aureum in tanks for years. I have even put freshly cut trimmings in the tank with no problems to fish.

Perhaps if the fish ate the plant it would be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Diana
Many of today's pesticides break down pretty...

Many of today's pesticides break down pretty fast, too. So Joe's comments about a day or two is right. My comments are conservative, just to make sure it (whatever 'it' is) is gone.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 227
Posted By Diana
In the order the water flows through: Coarse...

In the order the water flows through:
Coarse sponge.
Medium sponge or that blue and white bonded material.
fine stuff, usually quilt batting.
Chem- depends on the tank, but peat moss for soft...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Diana
Skip the swordtail. They are hard water fish. The...

Skip the swordtail. They are hard water fish. The others you list are soft water fish.
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