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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,969
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Mine loves cucumber, especially the seeds. I...

Mine loves cucumber, especially the seeds. I don't blanch it, just peel it so it sinks faster. Shrimp go crazy for it too.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-15-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 462
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Agreed. There is some vagueness to her wording.

Agreed. There is some vagueness to her wording.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Beautiful tank and nice equipment setup. I'm am...

Beautiful tank and nice equipment setup. I'm am way to scared to start drilling into tanks, good for you
Forum: Algae 12-15-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
IMO, and experience, BGA is a persistent and...

IMO, and experience, BGA is a persistent and pain-in-the-butt and really thrives when there are excess nutrients in the tank and low nitrates and high light. Upping your CO2 will not get rid of this...
Forum: DIY 12-15-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Love your setup and light mod. I have a 12g Edge...

Love your setup and light mod. I have a 12g Edge that wouldn't really grow much, added another 14w of LED lights to a light bar that rests on the glass and now growing plants like crazy. Love my...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Fissidens

Fissidens
Forum: Algae 12-14-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Triple dose excel for a week to 2 weeks. RCS...

Triple dose excel for a week to 2 weeks. RCS sturdy little things and should be able to handle it. BE WARNED.... You may lose some and their breeding efforts will probably stop until your dosing is...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I love Fissidens, but it gets really Malmy. When...

I love Fissidens, but it gets really Malmy. When I do water changes I vacuum out the debris and poop. In areas where there is a higher current the moss does much better. I takes a little while to...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-08-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 145

So after 145 days I am so happy with my tank. It is the first thing I see when I wake up, and I get to watch the critters wake up with me, and it is the last thing I see when I go to bed.

The...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
They are way more friendly since the glass cats...

They are way more friendly since the glass cats left. They are out most of the time and now get really excited at feeding time.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-01-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albu...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=69473
Forum: Aquascaping 10-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Thanks for all the feedback, glad to hear I am...

Thanks for all the feedback, glad to hear I am not the only one experiencing this; however, my scientific mind was hoping for a more thorough explanation. I have a hard time thinking its biofilm when...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-27-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
The surface area is very small and has no film...

The surface area is very small and has no film (fluval edge) and the wood does not get exposed during water changes, usually. A couple times during big changes the wood has been exposed, but that...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-27-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
But I only see it when I do a water change and it...

But I only see it when I do a water change and it has no effect on the parameters, and it only comes from the wood. If it were a fungus I would expect to see it between water changes or on other...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
White "slime" on DW after water changes?

Wasn't sure where to put this thread, but I need help identifying a strange occurrence that only happens when I do water changes. As I am adding new water, my driftwood begins to excrete a white...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Managed to snap this pic today of one of the new...

Managed to snap this pic today of one of the new Cardinal Shrimp. I love them.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=68802
Forum: Fish 10-24-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,168
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I had 10 CPDs for about 4 months and I hardly...

I had 10 CPDs for about 4 months and I hardly ever saw them. Turns out they were wild caught and not accustomed to a lot of movement around the tank. They are still super shy, but less so than...
Forum: Algae 10-24-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I have Alternanthera reinekii and it too gets...

I have Alternanthera reinekii and it too gets algae on the older leaves. It's fairly fast growing, so when a leaf becomes too encrusted in algae, I just snip it off or trim the stem. This way it...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,268
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Wow! That is really cool. I think that it may...

Wow! That is really cool. I think that it may be the rocks, there are some that do "glow" green under uv light. However some algae does phosphoresce, but the whole surface of the rocks wouldn't...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 100

Today was a sad day and a good day. I have been going back and forth on this on for a while; the glass cats are getting too big and aggressive for this tank.

So today I bit the bullet, netted all...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-22-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,400
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Really like your setup and plant selections. I'm...

Really like your setup and plant selections. I'm curious because it is similar to mine in fauna and flora; how social are your pygmy Cories? I have 12 and I never see them during the day. They...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-18-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 94

I am so happy with the results of my first ever planted tank. This it it at 3 months old and it is nicely established.

What I would do differently next time: no DIY co2; I would use pressurized...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I would say that fig tree wood may be risky to...

I would say that fig tree wood may be risky to put in an aquarium. The sap of the fig tree is latex based and slightly toxic
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
that piece of drift wood is amazing. It looks...

that piece of drift wood is amazing. It looks great in your tank.

Jealous
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,317
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Light mod for Fluval Edge 12g

Thanks;)
Here are a couple pics of the light mod I made:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=17338&pictureid=68129
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