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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Dave66
I mean make a clean cut as close as possible...

I mean make a clean cut as close as possible above the substrate. It seems the stub heals better that way.

I can attest to the monstrous size of E. cordifolius and E. bleheri. Right now a specimen...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dave66
That sword is Echinodorus cordifolius. The only...

That sword is Echinodorus cordifolius. The only way to keep them from growing out of the tank is to trim the extending leaves as soon as they start to rise. In time, the plant can be trained to a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,809
Posted By Dave66
You guys do know that your Glyptoperichthys...

You guys do know that your Glyptoperichthys gibbiceps will easily reach 18 inches, 55 gallon and 180 gallon tanks notwithstanding, and live for several decades? When summered over in ponds, Gibbys...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2006, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Dave66
The Endlers are looking for the biofilm that...

The Endlers are looking for the biofilm that collects under leaves. The film is algae cells, which Endlers need, and various other tiny organisms. Lots of livebearers do that to a lesser or greater...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2006, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Dave66
Well, the general rule I've gone by is 4Lx2Lx2L,...

Well, the general rule I've gone by is 4Lx2Lx2L, where L is the length of the adult fish, in determaning the size of tank needed. Of course, something like a school of neon tetras is more a common...
Forum: Ponds 06-05-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Dave66
Also, a koi pond MUST be a minimum of four feet...

Also, a koi pond MUST be a minimum of four feet deep. A 30 inch adult koi is a lot of fish, and needs the vertical space to manuever properly, and is a cooler strata during hot weather, which can be...
Forum: Algae 06-03-2006, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,345
Posted By Dave66
Phosphate at .5 is far and away more than enough...

Phosphate at .5 is far and away more than enough to get algae going, especially as that natural levels are more on the order of .001-.002. Only one test kit I know of reads down to those levels, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 870
Posted By Dave66
E. bleheri can be a monstrous plant given space...

E. bleheri can be a monstrous plant given space and a deep, nutrient rich substrate and regular fertilization. I keep one (count 'em, one) E. bleheri in a 350US gallon aquarium that is 2.5 feet tall,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2006, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By Dave66
I keep several different loricaria in my planted...

I keep several different loricaria in my planted tanks, and none eat aquarium plants unless newly imported and thus starving.

The species, specimens present: Ancistrus claro (6), Hypoptopoma...
Forum: Fish 04-30-2006, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By Dave66
The most straightforward way is to take a clean,...

The most straightforward way is to take a clean, clear container (of a size neccesary to contain your fish) and gently herd your fish into the container with the net. Cover the opening with the net...
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