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Forum: Fish 08-29-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Knotyoureality
Lots of herbivores in my community tank so my GBR...

Lots of herbivores in my community tank so my GBR got a chance to nibble at a little of everything. He wasn't too keen on zuch either, but responded very well to mushy peas and carrots, yellow squash...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By Knotyoureality
ANSWER: It depends. Do you overfeed or not...

ANSWER: It depends.

Do you overfeed or not keep a well maintened tank? Then probably not as they'll binge on the free buffet and you'll likely end up with a massive population.

Do you like...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Knotyoureality
Planting heavily from the beginning can go a long...

Planting heavily from the beginning can go a long ways towards preventing algae problems--fast growing plants outcompete the algae.

I typically try to have most, if not all, the final plants I...
Forum: Substrate 08-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Knotyoureality
Dirt goes in the garden. Sand gets used in...

Dirt goes in the garden.
Sand gets used in prepping cactus/succulent soil mixes.

Gravel I never toss--always cleaned, screened and set aside for future use as it's a handy,easy care substrate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By Knotyoureality
Sadly, yes--though always as temporary measure...

Sadly, yes--though always as temporary measure rather than a long term plan and it's why I no longer allow myself to buy stock on a "but I plan to xyz" basis. If I don't have adequate tank space for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Knotyoureality
An easy way around the problem is to load up on...

An easy way around the problem is to load up on cheap, fast growing stem plants to fill in the empty spots, then remove them as you fill in with the plants you really want. Floaters or plants that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Knotyoureality
A treatment tank and quarantine tank aren't...

A treatment tank and quarantine tank aren't necessarily going to be the same thing.

If I'm just bringing new plants or fish in rom a reputable/known source, I've got a "junk" tank I keep running...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,448
Posted By Knotyoureality
Ugly? Nope, not at all. But then, I don't demand...

Ugly? Nope, not at all. But then, I don't demand that everything in my tank be some shiny happy color. I LIKE things to look natural and blend in and surprise me when I see them. The individual...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Knotyoureality
Not impossible, just highly improbable. Gotta'...

Not impossible, just highly improbable. Gotta' figure out of the hundreds of thousands of such set ups created over the decades, at least a few will be well enough balanced to survive a lengthy...
Forum: Plants 04-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Knotyoureality
-1 on Anubias only growing from a "tip". They'll...

-1 on Anubias only growing from a "tip". They'll readily put up new growth from segments cut all along the rhizome and readily put up new growth if an area has the older leaves clipped out.
...
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By Knotyoureality
If you're worried about the water change--just...

If you're worried about the water change--just drain the water out into jugs and return it to the tank when you're done.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Knotyoureality
You're actually better off cutting the roots than...

You're actually better off cutting the roots than "twirling them". Used to do it that way myself, but over time I found--on moving the plants again--that the twirled roots died fairly quickly.
...
Forum: Substrate 03-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 640
Posted By Knotyoureality
Seachem Fluorite is too large a particle size to...

Seachem Fluorite is too large a particle size to 'cap' with sand--the sand works its way to the bottom in an incredibly short time.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nope. I've got all sorts of "empties" around the...

Nope. I've got all sorts of "empties" around the house--blank canvases and watercolor paper, boxes of yarn and fabric, stacks of aida cloth and linen, bundles of silk floss and, yes, a scattering of...
Forum: Substrate 02-13-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Personally, I just keep my filter media wet...

+1 Personally, I just keep my filter media wet and do a couple extra water changes during the next week or so (usually needed to clear up any lingering cloudiness from the new substrate and/or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 While *increasing* oxygen content to a tank...

+1 While *increasing* oxygen content to a tank can help with many problems, it's pretty hard to end up with an oxygen deficiency in a tank, especially with existent water movement and plants, except...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Knotyoureality
The snail, btw, is a malaysian trumpet snail. ...

The snail, btw, is a malaysian trumpet snail. Won't harm your plants or shrimp; will burrow in the substrate, clean up excess food and any decaying plant material.

Will also reproduce like mad....
Forum: Fish 02-12-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Females are a plain silvery grey. If it's...

+1 Females are a plain silvery grey. If it's showing color, it's male.

As to the gender mix...
While I've succesfully kept a single pair- male/female--and had the female remain healthy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Knotyoureality
Fiddle with my other tanks, cull my cull tank,...

Fiddle with my other tanks, cull my cull tank, re-organize the fish-stuff storage cabinets, research prices on new shrimp types to where the prices are trending, call my mom and listen to her gripe...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-12-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,392
Posted By Knotyoureality
If they can find buyers at that price, why...

If they can find buyers at that price, why shouldn't they? Supply and demand. The java fern that's a nuiscance in my tank is a valuable plant to someone who can't find it in their market. Certainly...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,392
Posted By Knotyoureality
While quite a few folks I know would love to have...

While quite a few folks I know would love to have a fish tank, they simply travel too much or move too often for fish to be a good option.

Dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, even bugs are pretty easy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By Knotyoureality
rofl

rofl
Forum: Fish 02-11-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Knotyoureality
+1 Most fish are overfed and even those that are...

+1 Most fish are overfed and even those that are getting appropriate food levels can go a long period without food without adverse affect. At 2-3 days I don't change the routine at all; if I'm going...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Knotyoureality
If the light levels are too high you can also: ...

If the light levels are too high you can also:

Add a biological light screen with floating plants.
Add a mechanical light screen with window screening, egg-crate, tinted film on the cover (if...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-11-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By Knotyoureality
There's really no absolute definition for...

There's really no absolute definition for low/high tech and just about everyone will give you somewhat different go-/no-go points for each according to their own standards.

For the most part,...
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