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Forum: Fish 12-26-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By lowrez
I went ahead and treated with Kanaplex and...

I went ahead and treated with Kanaplex and Furan-2 for Columnaris, even though other than the mouth deformities there were no other outward signs of infection before death. Walstad theorizes that "MB...
Forum: Fish 12-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By lowrez
Is Mycobacterium marinum (fish tb) just part of the hobby?

I've had some unexplained deaths in my fish tank. The fish have appeared fine one day, then suddenly lethargic, and dead several days later. The latest casualty has been two harlequin rasboras that...
Forum: Fish 12-18-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By lowrez
I did further research and it seems Kanaplex and...

I did further research and it seems Kanaplex and Furan-2 is recommended to treat columnaris and salt is not recommend for planted tanks. I've started dosing the tank and will see if it stops the...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By lowrez
At this point I think it is best to euthanize the...

At this point I think it is best to euthanize the sick fish. I can't see them surviving with mouth deformities like that. I've read different treatments for columnaris, and would love to hear how you...
Forum: Fish 12-16-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By lowrez
Help ID Disease. Columnaris?

Things started a couple months ago when I noticed my Panda Cory was lethargic on the bottom of the tank. I moved him into QT and he quickly died the next day. In the next few weeks I lost the 3 other...
Forum: Lighting 05-05-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By lowrez
Miles03-is the reason you need two lights is the...

Miles03-is the reason you need two lights is the placement due to the hinge on your glass top? If you we're running the tank open top with the light centered would spread be a problem? Would a wider...
Forum: Other Websites 01-14-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By lowrez
Wow great tutorial. Will the Dim4 unit allow for...

Wow great tutorial. Will the Dim4 unit allow for running the blue LEDs as a moonlight and program it along with the sunrise/sunset timing?
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By lowrez
Thanks, just wanted to make sure!

Thanks, just wanted to make sure!
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By lowrez
Vinegar water

I mixed up some diluted vinegar and water to clean out a new used tank that had a lot of build up. Without thinking I used my water change bucket to do so. Will it be safe to reuse for water changes...
Forum: DIY 10-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By lowrez
Looking at some tanks, the LFS says they won't...

Looking at some tanks, the LFS says they won't drill a tank, and the glass shop they recommend won't guarantee their work. Will a Reef Ready Tank made for a trickle filter be properly drilled to set...
Forum: DIY 09-30-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By lowrez
Dang, I didn't even think about a timer based...

Dang, I didn't even think about a timer based solution. I wonder if that would take all the fun out of Sunday tank maintenance day?Thanks all, this was the info I was looking for. I have a bunch or...
Forum: DIY 09-29-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By lowrez
Hooking up to existing water and drain

So we moved into a new house and at some point it was divided into two apartments. The back room was a kitchen and still has a 220 plug for a range, hot and cold water lines and a drain coming out of...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By lowrez
GFCI's aren't cheap, so I was trying to save a...

GFCI's aren't cheap, so I was trying to save a purchase to troubleshoot. I guess I'll start there. Thanks.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By lowrez
GFCI keeps tripping. Is it my light or GFCI circuit?

So I have a GLO 2xT5 HO light I've had for about 3 years and it ran perfectly at my old house and never tripped my in wall GFCI plug. I have a plug in 6 outlet GFCI that is about 2 years old I used...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-02-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By lowrez
Transitioning from High Tech to Low Tech

I currently have a 40 Breeder that has moderate light (2x20"-T5 HO's and 2x48" T8's hung 12 inches above the tank) CO2 system and EI dosing. I had to move down to the 40 from a 55 do to space in the...
Forum: Lighting 12-20-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By lowrez
Weird, mine just did the same exact thing. Glad I...

Weird, mine just did the same exact thing. Glad I saw this post!
Forum: Algae 11-23-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By lowrez
UV Sterilizer Suggestion

I can seem to find much info on a good UV sterilizer. Both my friend and I are battling a green bloom and I'm going to see if we can split the price of a UV sterilizer and trade it out. A submersible...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2011, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
Posted By lowrez
Algae Eater for a 10 Gallon Puffer Tank

I have a 10 gallon with 2 dwarf puffers, one of which seem to be a real jerk. The tank seems to have a lot of brown algae build up everywhere. I clean the tank once a week and by the end of the week...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,457
Posted By lowrez
My daughter loves helping feed the fish. It's a...

My daughter loves helping feed the fish. It's a really great daily routine we get to do as soon as I get home from work. Since I got the puffers, I've had to start feeding blood worms, and she gets...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By lowrez
Checking in, I moved my school of Cardinals and a...

Checking in, I moved my school of Cardinals and a SAE over today. If all goes well, I'll move over the Bolivian Rams in a few days. Then swap the filters and move the Rainbows and Corys over next...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By lowrez
Cycling/Tank Transfer Question

I've got an established 55 gallon and I need to downsize into a 40 because of space. The old tank is under stocked and I'm pretty sure everyone will do fine in the new tank. I have a canister filter...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-30-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 217
Posted By lowrez
Help me pick my plants!

So I've got a a new 40 breeder tank going. It's centered around this crazy piece of driftwood.

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j412/obsopics/2011-08-21at16-26-53.jpg

It will be a med/high...
Forum: Plants 08-24-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By lowrez
That's what I needed to know. Looks like I'll be...

That's what I needed to know. Looks like I'll be going with moss then. Thanks guys.
Forum: Plants 08-24-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By lowrez
Narrow Leaf Java Fern

If I was to attach Narrow Leaf Java Fern to a driftwood branch close to the water edge, how would it grow? Would it grow up out of the water or drape down? Or would it grow out every direction and...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-22-2011, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By lowrez
I added some more sand, rocks and replanted. As...

I added some more sand, rocks and replanted. As promised here's some better pics.
http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j412/obsopics/2011-08-21at16-27-50.jpg...
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