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Forum: Plants   09-03-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By esteroali
Thanks everyone!

It is my understanding that here in SW Florida the softeners can't remove all carbonates in our well water. Fairly shallow limestone aquifer.
Forum: Plants   08-31-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By esteroali
No one???

No one???
Forum: Plants   08-30-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By esteroali
High Carbonates

I am thinking of setting up a larger tank. I use R/O for all my other smaller tanks but would be forced to use tap, well water. My softener does pretty well but I am left with very high (11-13)...
Forum: Fish   01-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,099
Posted By esteroali
Uv uv uv !!!

Prolonged sunlight is the best method of sterilization. UV in tank filters are also somewhat effective. Bleach is useless as is isopropyl alcohol IMO. I have TB is a 20 G tank, verified by necropsy...
Forum: Fish   07-28-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,839
Posted By esteroali
Fish TB in my hand

I had an EXTREMELY deep cut under my finger where my wedding ring is. I also had a KNOWN sick fish in my tank. I was either unaware or unwilling to acknowledge the risk. I did not used to wash my...
Forum: Fish   07-26-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,839
Posted By esteroali
Fish tb

I have had fish TB in my hand and it is NOT FUN!! Cull fish. No fish is worth your health and put on a UV filter. I agree fish TB is ubiquitous but I believe keeping the bacteria count low will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-06-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By esteroali
Forum: Plants   04-21-2011, 02:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,443
Posted By esteroali
Wow

that was incredible
Forum: Plants   04-12-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,608
Posted By esteroali
Najas

Najas was my guess too...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By esteroali
Thanks!

Those are all great ideas
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-11-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By esteroali
No One?

Any one out there have some suggestions?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-10-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By esteroali
MTS and Chronically cloudy tank

Hello, I have a 30 gallon tank that has mineralized top soil. Set up according to tea. Has been running 4-5 months now. Tank is always cloudy. I have an AC 110 and a Eiheim 2113 as well as the...
Forum: Fish   04-04-2011, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,902
Posted By esteroali
Positive ID

ID came back positive as Mycobacterium Marinum
Forum: Fish   04-04-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,902
Posted By esteroali
Eating

Not to muddy the water but my fish with TB was eating to the day she took the express train to the Rainbow Bridge
Forum: Fish   04-04-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,902
Posted By esteroali
Fish TB in my hand

Fish TB is hard to diagnose in people. The culture of Mycobacterium is very lengthy and difficult, it is typically diagnosed from history and clinical signs. Biopsy can also diagnosis the disease but...
Forum: Fish   04-04-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,902
Posted By esteroali
Fish TB is not fun

Fish TB is not fun, funny thing is the only being affected right now is me. All of my fish seem healthy. The pathology report on my Peacock Gudgeon that originally was ill from the state lab came...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-01-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By esteroali
Zucchini

Like candy!

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh32/esteroali/IMG_0229.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-16-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,873
Posted By esteroali
Euthanizing and scrapping....

Who wants to volunteer to help? Anyone?? Anyone??? Free fish and plants....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-16-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,873
Posted By esteroali
Fish TB in my hand

My hand is really nothing to look at. The top of my hand has a lot (10-20) of small nodules under the skin. They are difficult to see in the photos but are easy to feel.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-15-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,873
Posted By esteroali
Mycobacterium marinum (fish TB)

I have been diagnosed with fish TB in my hand. I am going to an infectious disease specialist hopefully soon to get cultures and start treatment. Has anyone gone through this? What should I do with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By esteroali
Fiddle leaf Fig

Ficus lyriata - the Fiddle Leaf Fig
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-26-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,080
Posted By esteroali
Indian Almond Tree Leaves

I collected these leaves (very big) this afternoon. I originally thought they were Tropical Indian Almond but after looking at the fruit I am pretty sure it is not a TIA but rather a Ficus of some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By esteroali
MTS 30G tank with 5 Green Corys

I have a 30G MTS capped with coarse sand. I have 5 full grown Corys in it. The tank is always murky I believe from the constant rooting behavior of the Corys. Has anyone else had this experience? No...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-08-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By esteroali
Osmocote Plus

Does anyone know if this is shrimp safe?
Forum: Important Update/Announcements   02-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,367
Posted By esteroali
Yeah Laura!

Now I actually know a real person here!!
Congrats,
Damien
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