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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Monster Fish
Most of the time the MTS in my Badis tank stay in...

Most of the time the MTS in my Badis tank stay in the substrate. You can add some pond/bladder and ramshorn snails if you want a cleanup crew that the badis won't bother.
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Monster Fish
What's on the ingredient list?

What's on the ingredient list?
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
No need for the coco peat or sphagnum moss.

No need for the coco peat or sphagnum moss.
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
Coco peat is good for water retention but doesn't...

Coco peat is good for water retention but doesn't really offer much in nutrients since it takes a long time to break down.

If there's no detectable ammonia and nitrites after a month or two, your...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
You use microbial activity to break down the...

You use microbial activity to break down the organics in the soil so it can readily supply nutrients to your plants without the large ammonia spikes. Basically you soak and sun dry the soil several...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
The bag you posted is dried long fibered sphagnum...

The bag you posted is dried long fibered sphagnum moss. It's moss that they've harvested and dried for later use. You are correct in that it is used for retaining water. I use it as a planting medium...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Monster Fish
If your tank is already setup, you will need to...

If your tank is already setup, you will need to either stick the clay into gel caps and place it into the substrate or make some small balls of clay, let them air dry until they are solid then stick...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Monster Fish
1/4 lb of clay per each square foot of tank...

1/4 lb of clay per each square foot of tank bottom.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Monster Fish
Don't dose salt or methylene blue in the tank if...

Don't dose salt or methylene blue in the tank if you have plants. Catch that shrimp and remove it from the tank before treatment.
Forum: Substrate 09-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
What do you mean by regular peat? Sphagnum peat...

What do you mean by regular peat? Sphagnum peat moss is also known as peat moss in the US. I just added the sphagnum part to differentiate it from coco peat. Peat moss can soften the water and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Monster Fish
Remove the affected individual(s) from the tank...

Remove the affected individual(s) from the tank and place into quarantine. Use some methylene blue (a few drops if you have a liquid solution to tint the water blue) and watch the shrimp. Wait a day...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Monster Fish
Hard to tell but it looks like fungus. Do they...

Hard to tell but it looks like fungus. Do they look like yellow deflated balloons?
Forum: Substrate 09-28-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By Monster Fish
I've used worm castings in my dirt tank mixes but...

I've used worm castings in my dirt tank mixes but not as much as you plan to use. The amount of ammonia that's initially released using raw worm castings will melt most plants. Therefore you should...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Monster Fish
Yes, most of them will do fine.

Yes, most of them will do fine.
Forum: Substrate 09-26-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Monster Fish
They use a lot of sphagnum peat in their mixes.

They use a lot of sphagnum peat in their mixes.
Forum: Substrate 09-24-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 622
Posted By Monster Fish
The slow release fertilizer is most likely the...

The slow release fertilizer is most likely the chicken poop they add to the bag. The decomposition of the fine organics is what will feed your plants in the long run.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Monster Fish
Scutariella have the appearance of white spikes...

Scutariella have the appearance of white spikes on your shrimps head. Vorticella are more fuzzier looking and can be mistaken for fungus. They are actually a protozoan parasite. They attach on the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By Monster Fish
Lilaeopsis mauritiana is a nice low tech grassy...

Lilaeopsis mauritiana is a nice low tech grassy looking carpet plant.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Monster Fish
You can buy/order Prazipro by Hikari. The active...

You can buy/order Prazipro by Hikari. The active ingredient is praziquantel.
Forum: Plants 09-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Monster Fish
Bolbitis heteroclita. It does better with the...

Bolbitis heteroclita. It does better with the leaves outside the water.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-23-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Monster Fish
I only used prazipro to treat my bout of head...

I only used prazipro to treat my bout of head worms. Two doses with a week between each dose and the flukes disappeared.

Edit: I initally called it the wrong thing and realized my mistake. Not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-22-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Monster Fish
Praziquantel is also useful in dealing with...

Praziquantel is also useful in dealing with vorticella.
Forum: Fish 09-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Monster Fish
I eventually got mine to take both frozen and...

I eventually got mine to take both frozen and freeze dried bloodworms. They still ignore pellets though.
Forum: Substrate 09-22-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Monster Fish
You won't get anaerobic spots if you plant...

You won't get anaerobic spots if you plant heavily with root feeders. If you want to release some of the built up gas in your dirt substrate, poking it with a bamboo skewer is the way to go.
Forum: Substrate 09-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 391
Posted By Monster Fish
The perlite is used an aggregate in terrestrial...

The perlite is used an aggregate in terrestrial planting. Useless for use under water. Vermiculite is used for water retention and soil aeration. Again, useless for under water. Both of them will...
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