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Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By aja31
For glass tanks I use a single edge razor blade,...

For glass tanks I use a single edge razor blade, just stay away from the 1/2" around the seams. Makes my tank look like new with almost no effort required.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,972
Posted By aja31
That's great if you've done it for years and have...

That's great if you've done it for years and have it mastered. However the simple fact that there are 2-3 thread on this forum every WEEK with people who gassed their fish or can't figure out why all...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-27-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 16,814
Posted By aja31
This is going to be amazing. I love that you want...

This is going to be amazing. I love that you want small fish in large schools. That will be a lot of fish though. Might want to look into breeding them yourself lol.
Forum: Fish 06-27-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By aja31
Cardinal tetras are 2.5x the size of anything on...

Cardinal tetras are 2.5x the size of anything on his stocking list. Im not sure on the filtration but I think you'll be ok though I wouldn't add any more until you see how it goes. I would personally...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,972
Posted By aja31
It has a USB controller for data collecting and...

It has a USB controller for data collecting and software updates so you can almost certainly change the atmospheric calibration depending on global co2 levels. It is a good question though.
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,972
Posted By aja31
It says if they reach their stretch goal they...

It says if they reach their stretch goal they will offer a clear and a white version as well.

It seems like an incredible idea if it works. I'll probably pledge for one.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By aja31
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am waiting to...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I am waiting to hear back from the guy about the tank and what the dimensions are. Hopefully I will be picking it up next weekend if all goes well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-25-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By aja31
Moving Large Tank

It seems I am about to acquire a 150g tank, however I need to pick it up and transport it myself. I will be using the back of a minivan with the seats removed, but I was wondering if anyone who has...
Forum: Substrate 06-16-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 507
Posted By aja31
Clean water conditions, not substrate size is...

Clean water conditions, not substrate size is what matters for cories. I keep cories in a tank with both fine sand and eco complete. They prefer the large particle eco complete to the sand. Had them...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By aja31
As I understand it the pure KNO3 from fertilizer...

As I understand it the pure KNO3 from fertilizer is a much less complex molecule then that from fish waste. They both register as NO3 on the test chart, but the fertilizer is much less toxic than the...
Forum: Substrate 06-14-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By aja31
I've had lots of people tell me that eco complete...

I've had lots of people tell me that eco complete is crushed lava rock. Which makes sense since if you look at crushed lava rock you probably couldn't tell the difference:
...
Forum: Substrate 06-13-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By aja31
Here is what I have found while using...

Here is what I have found while using Eco-Complete in my tanks:

Pros:
1. Looks good, dark substrate
2. Doesn't break down. Many of the nutrient rich substrates (like aquasoil) turn to...
Forum: Fish 06-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By aja31
Well I have completed the recommended treatment...

Well I have completed the recommended treatment of antibiotics. Unfortunately it seems to have made things worse. after the treatment completed 2 more rasboras are now covered in a cottony white...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By aja31
Turn off the CO2 and reduce lighting to 0-2 hours...

Turn off the CO2 and reduce lighting to 0-2 hours a day and you should be fine.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By aja31
Amano shrimp get to be roughly the same size as a...

Amano shrimp get to be roughly the same size as a dwarf gouramis. I never had any problem with mine. In fact he liked to hide in the same corner as the shrimp.
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By aja31
I would also be interested in knowing this. I...

I would also be interested in knowing this. I recently bought a LED (not +) to use to light the back half of my tank since my finnex light is position in the front to get my carpet enough light.
...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By aja31
Well it depends on how much you want to spend,...

Well it depends on how much you want to spend, but getting a controllable LED strip with RGB lights and dimming them to get the color you want is the best way to go. That way you can dial it in to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By aja31
This should put your mind at ease: Tempered...

This should put your mind at ease:

Tempered Glass Aquarium - YouTube
Forum: Fish 06-10-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By aja31
Well the shrimp seem entirely unphased by the...

Well the shrimp seem entirely unphased by the medication. They are acting completely normal. The snails however are freaking out. One is at the top of the tank out of the water and one is flipped its...
Forum: Fish 06-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By aja31
Well if they freak out and start running around I...

Well if they freak out and start running around I might be able to catch them and put them in quarantine for the treatment. If they stay in hiding though I will never get them out. medicine should...
Forum: Fish 06-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By aja31
I was reading up on the Kanamycin and BiFuran and...

I was reading up on the Kanamycin and BiFuran and it sounds like BiFuran might be harmful to shrimp. Has anyone used it with shrimp in the tank? I have 5 amano shrimp and I don't want to kill them...
Forum: Fish 06-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By aja31
Columnaris lives on ALL parts of the tank, plants...

Columnaris lives on ALL parts of the tank, plants even more so. If you pull the plants out, treat the tank and then put the plants back in, the plants will reinfect the tank and kill your fish...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By aja31
As far as I know a single dual stage regulator...

As far as I know a single dual stage regulator prevents EOTD pretty much 100% of the time. Single stage regulators are where the problem lies.

I think having two regulators like that might...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By aja31
K2SO4 is exactly what it says it is. That's the...

K2SO4 is exactly what it says it is. That's the chemical formula for Potassium Sulfate. You dose it for the potassium it contains which plants use. Usually you get enough potassium from dosing KNO3...
Forum: Fish 06-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 546
Posted By aja31
Alright I went ahead and order some Kanamycin and...

Alright I went ahead and order some Kanamycin and BiFuran online. It should be here by Monday. 2nd day of treatment on the quarantine tank and both remaining fish are still alive. One has a rather...
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