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Forum: Fish   Today, 07:09 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By Monster Fish
Probably died of loneliness.

Probably died of loneliness.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Monster Fish
I'd go with something bigger, like a 20 long.

I'd go with something bigger, like a 20 long.
Forum: Plants   02-02-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Monster Fish
Similar growing speed to duckweed except it looks...

Similar growing speed to duckweed except it looks nicer. You need a decent amount of light to make it turn red or severely limit nitrates. I haven't heard about it causing BGA but it does have the...
Forum: Plants   01-28-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By Monster Fish
Glad to see you're coming back to the hobby. ...

Glad to see you're coming back to the hobby.

Other than the typical Bolbitis heudelotii there's one floating around called B. heudelotii "difformis" that supposedly stays smaller. Though I'm not...
Forum: Fish   01-20-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 857
Posted By Monster Fish
I've used both in a planted tank to treat...

I've used both in a planted tank to treat columnaris a while. The plants didn't suffer but the water turned yellow because of the Furan-2. Not sure if they'd kill shrimp since I didn't have any in...
Forum: Substrate   01-12-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By Monster Fish
1"-1.5" of MGOPM will suffice, though the cap...

1"-1.5" of MGOPM will suffice, though the cap should be somewhere between 1"-2" if you're using BDBS.
Forum: Substrate   01-11-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Monster Fish
2nd from the left/second one would be best.

2nd from the left/second one would be best.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-25-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By Monster Fish
To answer your question OP, not that I know of. ...

To answer your question OP, not that I know of.

Adding water from the bag where the shrimp came from might if the tank they were housed in at the LFS also had fish or was part of a shared system.
Forum: Substrate   12-24-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,933
Posted By Monster Fish
They just link to one of the threads from TPT lol...

They just link to one of the threads from TPT lol

Anyways, check out the MSDS and tell me if there's any nutrients available to the plants.
Forum: Substrate   12-24-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,933
Posted By Monster Fish
It's inert. BDBS is mostly silicon dioxide and...

It's inert. BDBS is mostly silicon dioxide and aluminum oxide.
Forum: Substrate   12-13-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Monster Fish
You sword plant will be fine in dirt for a while...

You sword plant will be fine in dirt for a while without root tabs. I would just dose some iron and potassium to the water column.
Forum: Fish   12-13-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Monster Fish
Either Corydoras panda or Corydoras pygmaeus.

Either Corydoras panda or Corydoras pygmaeus.
Forum: Plants   11-28-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Monster Fish
That "free floating UG" is Utricularia gibba, a...

That "free floating UG" is Utricularia gibba, a rapid growing pest in most aquariums. Utricularia graminifolia is used for carpets and such. I can see how people confuse the two since they use the...
Forum: Plants   11-23-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,661
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks like Echinodorus xingu. Unwrap it and check...

Looks like Echinodorus xingu. Unwrap it and check out where the base of the leaves come from. If there's a rhizome, you have yourself a Cryptocoryne.
Forum: Substrate   11-07-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Monster Fish
Yes, smaller numbers means larger particles.

Yes, smaller numbers means larger particles.
Forum: Plants   09-29-2016, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Monster Fish
Your crypts look healthy. Just give them more...

Your crypts look healthy. Just give them more time to grow. You can't rush crypts to become mother-sized plants even with CO2.
Forum: Plants   09-29-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 805
Posted By Monster Fish
Patience mostly. But what kind of dirt are...

Patience mostly.

But what kind of dirt are you using? If you're afraid of the sudden melt of crypts, gradually raise the hardness of your water every time you do a water change. You can also add...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-20-2016, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Monster Fish
Kinda hard to tell from the pic but the plants...

Kinda hard to tell from the pic but the plants seem to be healthy and growing from what I've seen. Try adding more medium height plants to fill in the other parts of the tank. Maybe more crypts. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,372
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks fine to me. Let them grow out some more.

Looks fine to me. Let them grow out some more.
Forum: Substrate   09-13-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By Monster Fish
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/745810-xenxess-truvu-90g-compost-terra-preta-dutch-jungle-shrimp-melting-pot.html

He hasn't updated since earlier this year.
Forum: Substrate   09-11-2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,661
Posted By Monster Fish
The black diamond sand is popular because it's...

The black diamond sand is popular because it's cheap ($8 for a 50lb bag) and it's a dark colored, inert, sand-like substrate. Not sure where you read that it released nutrients.

The presoak works...
Forum: Substrate   09-11-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,661
Posted By Monster Fish
Not really. You can use active substrates...

Not really.


You can use active substrates like Aquasoil for larger tanks but the cost is prohibitive for most people. If you can afford paying more than $40 per 9L bag, go for it. Plus you will...
Forum: Substrate   09-10-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,661
Posted By Monster Fish
Because of it's angular shape and relatively...

Because of it's angular shape and relatively uniform size, it doesn't compact over time. It will eventually collect mulm but that's true with all the commonly available plant substrates. The mulm can...
Forum: Substrate   09-09-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,661
Posted By Monster Fish
Black diamond/beauty blasting sand. I keep my...

Black diamond/beauty blasting sand. I keep my kuhli loaches on it with no barbel issues.
Forum: Substrate   09-07-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Monster Fish
https://amzn.com/B0063ZDIKA Potash ...

https://amzn.com/B0063ZDIKA
Potash

https://amzn.com/B005FTN3U0
Dolomite

I didn't order from Amazon but I got both of these locally.
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