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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-12-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Fishly
A Niche to Fill

There's a trick to starting a new business: find something no one else is doing, and do it well. Just having a unique product isn't enough (or even necessary). You need a unique angle. I noticed...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Fishly
This...

This (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpW8tHGy6T4) is the best guide I've found on breeding fish for profit. The problem is that the majority of fish breed so prolifically that you run out of buyers...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   02-07-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Fishly
The Aqueon hood might work. Or you could just...

The Aqueon hood might work. Or you could just cover some of LEDs with masking tape and/or start dosing excel.

If you want floaters, don't get duckweed. It's too messy. Salvinia minima, riccia, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Fishly
Unhappy Has Anyone Seen My Amanos?

For Christmas my sister bought me 5 amano shrimp. I had to wait two weeks for them to arrive, then when they did come in, they had some kind of infection. I put them in QT and every day for a week...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-29-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,778
Posted By Fishly
I preserve my dead fish in alcohol.

I preserve my dead fish in alcohol.
Forum: Plants   01-29-2017, 11:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By Fishly
Sealed pots are a problem for terrestrial plants...

Sealed pots are a problem for terrestrial plants because their roots rot if they stand in water. Aquatic plants, obviously, can tolerate full submersion. When a pot is submerged, it doesn't need...
Forum: Plants   01-29-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Fishly
Beautiful. What size tank is that and how...

Beautiful.

What size tank is that and how many embers did you add?

It's so cool to see an entire school of fish navigating its way around obstacles. Schools with larger fish often have to break...
Forum: Plants   01-29-2017, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Fishly
Plant Manufacture?

How do some rays of light, a bit of carbon, and some fertilizers turn into plant tissue? Can someone explain in layman's terms the process at the molecular level?

It's just hard for me to wrap my...
Forum: Fish   01-29-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 885
Posted By Fishly
Bettas. They are very intelligent and they'll...

Bettas. They are very intelligent and they'll wiggle back and forth whenever you come up to the tank. It's just like a dog when you come home from work, they're beside themselves with excitement.
Forum: Lighting   01-29-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Fishly
I've found my Stingray (16" on 5.5g) to be closer...

I've found my Stingray (16" on 5.5g) to be closer to medium light, rather than low light. Low enough to not need pressurized CO2, but high enough that you need some excel. Most any plant will grow...
Forum: Lighting   01-23-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By Fishly
I can't participate, but would love to see a list...

I can't participate, but would love to see a list of tanks and lights to get tested. I'm particularly curious about the PAR for the new LED tank kits from Walmart.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-16-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,281
Posted By Fishly
Here's a good one I just found. 20g long moss...

Here's a good one I just found. 20g long moss tank (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/1078913-klibs-20-long-moss-carpet-rcs-haven.html) by klibs.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Fishly
There's no CO2 gas in excel. It has a...

There's no CO2 gas in excel. It has a carbon...something that plants are able to break down and use instead of CO2. I think people have tried excel drips, but I'm not sure how effective they were.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-16-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Fishly
I agree, the wood needs to be taller. What do you...

I agree, the wood needs to be taller. What do you want to do with this tank? Do you want it to be packed full of plants or do you want it to be mostly open space? Do you want the emphasis to be on...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-16-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By Fishly
Dechlorinators just lock up the chlorine so it...

Dechlorinators just lock up the chlorine so it can't kill. It's still in the water, so plants probably have some way of absorbing it. Even if your water isn't chlorinated, it probably has some salt...
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,659
Posted By Fishly
Yeah, overcollecting for the aquarium trade has...

Yeah, overcollecting for the aquarium trade has been a huge problem for a long time. Celestial pearl danios are basically extinct in the wild because of it. I think it's safe to say that almost all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Fishly
Interesting. I wonder what would happen if you...

Interesting. I wonder what would happen if you dripped in excel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Fishly
Sounds like your nerite might be laying eggs....

Sounds like your nerite might be laying eggs. They won't be viable in freshwater, but they can be annoying to look at.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-13-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Fishly
With those plants, you don't need super duper...

With those plants, you don't need super duper light. 13w is plenty. If you have any algae issues, you might want to add some excel.

It looks like you buried the rhizomes of the java fern and...
Forum: Plants   01-13-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Fishly
I have M umbrosum in my 5g and it looks great....

I have M umbrosum in my 5g and it looks great. Rotala sp 'Green' is good, too.
Forum: Substrate   01-13-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 251
Posted By Fishly
Play sand might be too fine. Pool filter sand is...

Play sand might be too fine. Pool filter sand is generally better. Gravel is too coarse.



No, there's usually not anything on top of the sand.



I think that gravel would be too coarse....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-13-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,212
Posted By Fishly
It's hard to find a full tutorial about setting...

It's hard to find a full tutorial about setting up a planted tank because there are a million different ways to do it, and any of them can succeed or fail depending on certain factors. The first...
Forum: Fish   01-09-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By Fishly
My favorite videos are just full tank shots that...

My favorite videos are just full tank shots that last for 2-5 minutes, so it's like I'm watching the tank in person. I like seeing some close ups, but really I just want the vicarious experience.
Forum: Fish   01-05-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By Fishly
Maybe a kribensis, apisto, or pearl gourami....

Maybe a kribensis, apisto, or pearl gourami. Don't take my word for it, though. I have no experience with any of those fish and can't say if they're safe with your current stock.
Forum: Fish   01-05-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,512
Posted By Fishly
I suggest a minimum of 25, but build it up slowly...

I suggest a minimum of 25, but build it up slowly and keep an eye on your nitrates.

If you do this, PLEASE post lots of pics and videos! I really wanted to have a giant school of nano fish (in my...
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