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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-04-2016, 09:28 AM
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Posted By bharada
Probably more due to an ammonia spike from...

Probably more due to an ammonia spike from anaerobic bacteria buildup in the canister while it was off. I'd dose the tank with Prime or other ammonia neutralizer.

Sent from my XT1575 using...
Forum: Equipment   10-27-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By bharada
I hope that your FX6 won't fall into the case of...

I hope that your FX6 won't fall into the case of 'they don't build 'em like they used to' but I've been running an FX5 on my 120 for almost 10 years. Except for the little orange pivots of the lid...
Forum: Substrate   10-26-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By bharada
The medium may last 2-3 years but the buffering...

The medium may last 2-3 years but the buffering capability only lasts for a few months.

My tap water is liquid rock so the water softening capacity did wonders in allowing me to grow soft water...
Forum: Equipment   10-26-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,814
Posted By bharada
Great job! Thanks for doing all the hard work...

Great job! Thanks for doing all the hard work testing.

While the Purigen I'm using is over 10 years old it's still in decent structural shape. It does take multiple, consecutive bleach soakings to...
Forum: Fish   10-25-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By bharada
I had a pearl gourami that would nip at my top...

I had a pearl gourami that would nip at my top feeders (swordtails and guppys). But it wasn't anywhere as bad as a blue gourami I had a long time ago. That fish was a terror.

The gourami was a...
Forum: Fish   10-25-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By bharada
Looks like a SAE. Unfortunately most pet...

Looks like a SAE.

Unfortunately most pet stores just label their fish as whatever their distributor sold them as.

As for the cause of the injuries to your Denisons, of the fish you list as tank...
Forum: Fish   10-25-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,736
Posted By bharada
Visually a Chinese algae eater is hard to mistake...

Visually a Chinese algae eater is hard to mistake for an SAE or Flying Fox. Honestly, now that SAEs are readily available everywhere I don't see why fish stores even carry Chinese Algae Eaters...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,912
Posted By bharada
Update: 2016-10-23

Updated tank shot...
http://www.bharada.com/aquaria/125/125_10-23-2016.png
Well, I was being naive thinking that the Altums would become domesticated. I'm now down to 3 Ruby tetras. So the costly...
Forum: Substrate   10-16-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,035
Posted By bharada
I bought a bucket of it when it first came out. I...

I bought a bucket of it when it first came out. I did some testing and it looked and acted like Soilmaster Select. Biggest difference was that Soilmaster Select was around $15/50lb bag at the time.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,912
Posted By bharada
Well, overnight carnage was limited to three of...

Well, overnight carnage was limited to three of the Rosy Tetras.

On a positive note it appears that the Altums have exhausted their hunting drive. They haven't paid any attention to the tetras or...
Forum: Algae   10-05-2016, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By bharada
The green tuft is something that popped up on the...

The green tuft is something that popped up on the rocks in my 120g tank while it was left in minimal maintenance mode for four years. The only moss I've ever had in it was Taiwan.

As for the BBA,...
Forum: Algae   10-04-2016, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By bharada
What kind of algae is this?

Does anyone know what kind of algae this is?

http://bharada.com/aquaria/120/120_algae_tuft.jpg
http://bharada.com/aquaria/120/120_algae_tuft2.jpg

This particular tuft is about 1/4" wide. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-04-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,912
Posted By bharada
Along with my 120g tank, this tank went into...

Along with my 120g tank, this tank went into minimum maintenance mode back in Sept 2012.
As it was with my 120, the loss of plant mass over four years was significant. But this tank suffered more...
Forum: Fish   10-01-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By bharada
BTW, the regular Harlequin rasboras are excellent...

BTW, the regular Harlequin rasboras are excellent schoolers as well. The espeis have a torpedo body shape and are copper colored as opposed to the pinkish hue of the Harlequin.

50-100 Harlequins...
Forum: Fish   10-01-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By bharada
Here's a video...

Here's a video (https://goo.gl/photos/6WdkC2hA2UPK726j6) of the Roselines in my 125g tank.

To get the full effect of small schooling fish in a large tank you really need to get a lot. I'd say 50...
Forum: Fish   10-01-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,243
Posted By bharada
I've always found that Neons and Cardinals were...

I've always found that Neons and Cardinals were more shoalers than schoolers.

I've had upwards of 40 Diamond tetras in a 120g tank and they schooled as tightly as my Rummynose. I've also had 100...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-28-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,304
Posted By bharada
Back once again.

Back for another 5 year update on this tank.

But first, here's the last tank shot I took back in November 2011, after the last reset filled in a bit......
Forum: Tank Journals   12-14-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,304
Posted By bharada
Thanks, Ninja. I rejoined sfbaaps (local plant...

Thanks, Ninja. I rejoined sfbaaps (local plant club) and have not been tempted to get back into stem plants at all. lol


Thanks, plecostomouse.


Thanks, Alasse. The yellow fish with the black...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-17-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 25,842
Posted By bharada
When I redid my 120 I left it running while I...

When I redid my 120 I left it running while I mucked around in the substrate and it was great at clearing the water as I worked. In fact I didn't clean the filter until a week later. Normally I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-17-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 25,842
Posted By bharada
Great looking tank. I love the filled in Crypt...

Great looking tank. I love the filled in Crypt look. Lol.

I do this with the FX5 on my 120, except I feed the 1" output into a manifold I made out of 1" PVC. This splits to a pair of 5/8" lines...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-16-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,304
Posted By bharada
More updates

My friend (and fellow sfbaaps member) Marc sent me some Staurogyne repens. This is the first new (as in it wasn't around last time I was in the club) plant I've added to my collection in three years....
Forum: Fish   10-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By bharada
When I kept Congos I never saw them eat...

When I kept Congos I never saw them eat snails...mine wouldn't even pick on Cherry shrimp. They would eat the new shoots off my Anubias nana, though.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-10-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 217,463
Posted By bharada
Nick, Holy cow! I'll have to spend this evening...

Nick,
Holy cow! I'll have to spend this evening reading through the whole thread. I guess that's what I get for drifting away from the forum for so long. haha
Forum: Tank Journals   10-10-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,304
Posted By bharada
Thanks. Yesterday I added a few more C. julii,...

Thanks. Yesterday I added a few more C. julii, and Cherry Barbs. And replaced the Redtail shark that I lost last year.

What caught me by surprise this morning was seeing an Amano shrimp cruising...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-10-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,304
Posted By bharada
The upright parva was grown emersed. The wrapping...

The upright parva was grown emersed. The wrapping they came in had the name of some Florida nursury on it. My submersed parva all grow like you say, flat.

Here's a pic of the emersed grown leaves...
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