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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,183
Posted By PlantedRich
Either does the job if you are referring to pipe...

Either does the job if you are referring to pipe dope like comes in a stick or tube like glue might. All the pipe joints were done with dope before Teflon so now it is just a question of which you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't find there is any ideal size for me as it...

I don't find there is any ideal size for me as it depends on what I want with that particular thank. I find 75 is nice for many fish but I also like my 125 and I have just started a 10 gallon for...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 201
Posted By PlantedRich
If this is kind of a first tank and there is a...

If this is kind of a first tank and there is a lot to learn and get down good, I might recommend going very easy on the amount as well as waiting a bit to start with zuchinia, etc. The fish will...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By PlantedRich
The filter ratings are sometimes kind of a wild...

The filter ratings are sometimes kind of a wild guess as it is not so much how much water there is in a tank but how much load from fish dying plants and any kind of stuff that decays. Not talking...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By PlantedRich
This is where some timing is involved with what...

This is where some timing is involved with what the answer should be. Sounds like you have a cartridge that may have some carbon and a second one which may be designed to build up a good colony of...
Forum: Plants 01-24-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By PlantedRich
Anubias Congensis maybe?

Anubias Congensis maybe?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By PlantedRich
Maybe some of the new fish who have just been...

Maybe some of the new fish who have just been found and imported from the African Lakes. Unless you have been incredibly busy, I'm sure you have not done them all. and there is always a good place to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By PlantedRich
Being Small

Just a note for those who are trekking through the ice and snow on this great day? We often get the feeling nature is just about too much and we feel so helpless. Like when nature brings out the ice...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By PlantedRich
As we can never really tell when we might get a...

As we can never really tell when we might get a rogue fish, it will often be a guess but in guessing I would go for the combo and expect it to work okay. Anubias are slow but pretty tough so at worst...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By PlantedRich
Mine did not seem to bother much other than the...

Mine did not seem to bother much other than the crypt. The leaves just got an almost tissue paper look with holes here and there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By PlantedRich
I would go with this but there is one other item...

I would go with this but there is one other item that we may want to make sure of. Not that it is there, but just on the basic "why take chances" idea that the poster asks about.
We don't know...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-23-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By PlantedRich
Sounds like a plan to me. These things come...

Sounds like a plan to me. These things come around sometimes and all we can do is hunker down and row the boat!!!
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By PlantedRich
For a quick cheap way, there are those who use...

For a quick cheap way, there are those who use just plain corregated box ( cardboard?) It cushions the glass if the bottom is a point that you worry about but over time the parts which are not under...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By PlantedRich
Pricing things is hard to do and it will vary a...

Pricing things is hard to do and it will vary a lot from place to place and even time of year. If you have college folks in town the price of CO2 tanks can depend on whether the semester is starting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 595
Posted By PlantedRich
how many fish? Hard to say at any given time. It...

how many fish? Hard to say at any given time. It was a 75 that I used for both breeding and growout so the number varied a lot. When I took this picture there were three hap Moori (blue dolphin),...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 157
Posted By PlantedRich
And for yet another way to go, I like to do a...

And for yet another way to go, I like to do a simple bleach soak. I find it much easier to find an item large enough to hold the rocks or wood than it is to find a pot big enough.

Using cheap...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By PlantedRich
There is often a lot of misinformation floating...

There is often a lot of misinformation floating around about cichlids. Part of that is speaking of cichlids as all alike. That is about the same level as saying people or dogs are all alike.
There...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By PlantedRich
I would guess it is the night shift and that is...

I would guess it is the night shift and that is why you never see them. That puts it back on either or both pleco types? Maybe try some of the larger size algae tabs, added after the lights go out so...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By PlantedRich
And as if the water was not muddy enough? ...

And as if the water was not muddy enough?
There are times when fish flash just because the water is not quite what they are used to or like. Fish often flash for a bit after a water change. You can...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By PlantedRich
Any idea of which African cichlids? Since there...

Any idea of which African cichlids? Since there are so many types and kinds and they often have totally different lifestyles, more info is needed. Some will only eat algae while others may live only...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't know of anybody who has tried them. At...

I don't know of anybody who has tried them. At one point they were offering to send out a free one to somebody to use and review. Whether anybody did or not, I don't know. I turned the offer down...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By PlantedRich
I am one of the fans addicted to them! I have...

I am one of the fans addicted to them! I have recommended them so many times, it's almost a running joke!
I find they are one fish that has everything I want. Stay small but can get near 6" but...
Forum: Fish 01-23-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By PlantedRich
I would have this same question. Instant cycle or...

I would have this same question. Instant cycle or a half way done cycle? I would not risk more fish when I have a known hazard showing on tests. Fully cycled working tanks don't have nitrite.
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By PlantedRich
Go to the big box stores and ask and then when...

Go to the big box stores and ask and then when they have no idea what you want, go on back to the section where the drop ceiling panels are kept. Light diffuser ( called eggcrate because it looks...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-22-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By PlantedRich
Good question, tough to get a good answer! A...

Good question, tough to get a good answer!
A number of things that change the answer. Temperature, O2 content, is the water still moving are some? Is there another source of ammonia like decaying...
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