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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Today, 05:01 AM
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Posted By touch of sky
Cut the dead and damaged sword plant leaves where...

Cut the dead and damaged sword plant leaves where the substrate meets the stem. The same with the Vals.

I think I was a little faster than that with the Excel. I started with a half dose for a...
Forum: Lighting   Yesterday, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By touch of sky
Do you only have the two plants in the tank, and...

Do you only have the two plants in the tank, and if so, are you planning on adding more plants? I would hesitate to increase the light by much without adding more plants. You may just increase the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By touch of sky
I agree with the two previous posters. Your...

I agree with the two previous posters. Your plants are settling in to your tank and will need time to adjust. I would trim off the severely damaged and dying leaves from the sword plant to...
Forum: Aquascaping   Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By touch of sky
Yes, I agree, I would increase the size of the...

Yes, I agree, I would increase the size of the stand of bacopa, particularly add new stems of bacopa to the right of the existing three. The sword plant will increase in size and take up the left...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By touch of sky
As long as the nub of the fin is left it will...

As long as the nub of the fin is left it will regrow, but, for example, if a tail rots off right down to the flesh of the body, and there is no fin tissue left, then it will not regrow. Also, the...
Forum: Fish   02-04-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By touch of sky
The fins will grow back as long as they aren't...

The fins will grow back as long as they aren't totally gone down to the flesh of the body. As the previous poster said, keep the water very clean. I hope he heals well.
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By touch of sky
I hope you can get an answer from someone who has...

I hope you can get an answer from someone who has some experience with this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,120
Posted By touch of sky
Doogy262, You sound like the perfect candidate...

Doogy262,
You sound like the perfect candidate for a discus tank. I have seen gorgeous ones planted primarily with swords. Good luck and I look forward to seeong your progress.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-03-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By touch of sky
That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing...

That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing your progress! That is a very interesting looking little filter. Is there a tiny sponge in it?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By touch of sky
I have a piece of sponge covering the intake tube...

I have a piece of sponge covering the intake tube of my Aqua Clear filter on my shrimp tank, and it is one of the favourite places for my shrimp to hang out, grazing on whatever goodies they find...
Forum: Plants   02-03-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By touch of sky
You could try putting a few pieces of the topped...

You could try putting a few pieces of the topped rotala rotundifolia over in the middle of the tank so it got more light, and see if that improves the growth. I agree with the previous poster that...
Forum: DIY   02-03-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By touch of sky
Beautiful build, with great attention to detail. ...

Beautiful build, with great attention to detail. I look forward to your next project and following updates on this one.
Forum: Algae   02-02-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By touch of sky
I agree that cutting back on the fertilizer would...

I agree that cutting back on the fertilizer would be a good place to start. Your tank is very pretty. I like the layout.
Forum: Algae   02-02-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By touch of sky
Can you post a full tank photo. Also, how long...

Can you post a full tank photo. Also, how long is the light on per day?
Forum: Fish   02-02-2016, 01:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By touch of sky
I agree. More fish would make them more...

I agree. More fish would make them more comfortable. You could increase the size of the shoal of rummy noses and could even add a shoal of another peaceful fish, such as harlequin rasboras.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-01-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,774
Posted By touch of sky
Very interesting journal. I read it this morning...

Very interesting journal. I read it this morning and it brightened up a winter morning. I hope you are successful breeding your little otos. They are beautiful little creatures. Your tank looks...
Forum: Algae   02-01-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By touch of sky
Tell us a little bit about your tank, such as: ...

Tell us a little bit about your tank, such as: size, lighting, length of time it has been set up, dosage of fertilizer, how many hours you run your lights,CO2, that kind of thing.
Also, are you...
Forum: Fish   01-31-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By touch of sky
For keeping the glass, ornaments, rocks, wood,...

For keeping the glass, ornaments, rocks, wood, etc. clean, I find Ancistrus do a good job and stay relatively small (commonly sold as bushynose or bristlenose plecos). Albinos stay somewhat smaller...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-30-2016, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 742
Posted By touch of sky
I mix up a small portion and store it in an empty...

I mix up a small portion and store it in an empty Excel bottle.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-29-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By touch of sky
Cryptocornes could add some nice variation in...

Cryptocornes could add some nice variation in leaf colour and shape. Lot of cultivars to chose from.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,250
Posted By touch of sky
Your tank looks great. I enjoyed the pictures...

Your tank looks great. I enjoyed the pictures and reading your journal. Very entertaining on a snowy January morning.
Forum: Algae   01-27-2016, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,031
Posted By touch of sky
I agree with the above posters. Follow their...

I agree with the above posters. Follow their suggestions and you will experience improvements. Remember, it will take time and won't be overnight. As for adding new plants, I think adding Rotala...
Forum: Algae   01-24-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By touch of sky
I weigh down a few pieces of hornwort and let it...

I weigh down a few pieces of hornwort and let it trail up to the surface. Also, I use rotala rotundifolia (indica). It is pink in my co2, highlight tank, but in the low light shrimp tank, it...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,189
Posted By touch of sky
Beautiful. I love it. I look forward to its...

Beautiful. I love it. I look forward to its progress.
Forum: DIY   01-24-2016, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By touch of sky
I second the suggestion of the polystyrene.

I second the suggestion of the polystyrene.
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