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Forum: Fish   11-27-2015, 11:32 AM
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Posted By adive
With pearl gouramis its easy to tell, especially...

With pearl gouramis its easy to tell, especially if they are big enough (guess 2 inch or more). the males are more colorful (orange necks if they are a good breed, I've seen much duller males...
Forum: Fish   11-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By adive
My 2c. Pearl gouramis are the more peaceful ones....

My 2c. Pearl gouramis are the more peaceful ones. I have had a pearl pair with 2 dwarfs (1 of them was powder blue) over years in a 42 gal. This is a heavily planted tank. Currently one of the pearls...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,121
Posted By adive
Cool stuff. I am an experienced fishkeeper...

Cool stuff.

I am an experienced fishkeeper (many years - angelfish, rams, rainbows, etc) but as far as discus go, I have only read about them and seen them at stores. Could you please identify...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
Yup

Yup
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
Cool, thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

Cool, thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
I see, great. The crucial point is to dose it...

I see, great. The crucial point is to dose it correctly and thats exactly been one of my questions in the OP and you say you add Excel to the WC bucket water and then add that water into the tank so...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
Just trying to understand what you are trying to...

Just trying to understand what you are trying to say. Are you trying to say even fish tissue and their eyes could get damaged over a period of time and therefore excel is not a good thing for your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
Will Excel not harm my upside down catfish? I...

Will Excel not harm my upside down catfish? I dont know for sure but isnt it scaleless and thats why my question.





As part of regular maintenance we do insert our hands into the water, into...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By adive
Question about Seachem Excel

I have never used Excel but intend to for better plant growth, as a source of carbon, giving the plants a boost. I will not be overdosing it which people do for killing algae. I will not be using...
Forum: Fish   07-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By adive
They dont nip other fish. But within themselves...

They dont nip other fish. But within themselves they are very boisterous, chasing each other, playing all the time and in fact sometimes battling/tearing each others fins. Size wise there wont be any...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-06-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By adive
Thanks everyone.

Thanks everyone.
Forum: Plants   07-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,962
Posted By adive
There are 2 bottles that I got that are locally...

There are 2 bottles that I got that are locally made. One is a green liquid and the other is orange-ish (this is mainly ferrous) if that means anything. They have given me good results at a fraction...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-03-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By adive
Thanks everyone. I read the other thread posted...

Thanks everyone. I read the other thread posted by Mario as well.

I have read 2 contradictory things at multiple sites:

1. in a very low tech tank, dont do too many water changes as you are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-02-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By adive
Water change question/opinions

I am an experienced fish keeper (successful at planted tanks, always low tech), but there are always times when it seems like I could learn something more or maybe I am missing something.

With my...
Forum: Plants   07-02-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,962
Posted By adive
Interesting experiment. Thanks. Just want to...

Interesting experiment. Thanks.

Just want to relate my experience with swords: I have a 50:50, river sand:commercial high CEC substrate, low tech tank. With just liquid fertilizers the swords...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-27-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By adive
One bottle is mainly iron and micros I think. So...

One bottle is mainly iron and micros I think. So maybe getting a new bottle of that would help.

About the substrate, it's also 1.5 yrs old, river sand mixed with a commercial hi Cec sub called...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-25-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By adive
Can Liquid Fertilizers Expire?

I got liquid ferts premixed around a year and a half ago, there are 2 bottles. I have been regularly dosing those liquid ferts. Recently I notice there is degradation in my plant quality, on stems...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,574
Posted By adive
What you posted in your 1st post is almost...

What you posted in your 1st post is almost exactly what I have (a no tech tank). Except for some differences such as I have different fish (native Indian), and I dose when I remember and I do water...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By adive
I would like to suggest that you try more...

I would like to suggest that you try more frequent water changes and see how your bosemanis respond to that, in fact all your other fish. I said bosemanis because you should see immediate improvement...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By adive
If you are putting too much into your tank, the...

If you are putting too much into your tank, the tank will tell you so in the form of algae and other bad things happening.

Anyway, my dosing:
Tank 1: 15g, walstad: macro and micro nutrient liquid...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,067
Posted By adive
By all means go ahead with the Walstad method. I...

By all means go ahead with the Walstad method. I have an outdoor walstad with native fish in it. Its the most neglected and best tank I've had, extremely low maintenance, very less algae, clear...
Forum: Fish   04-17-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,897
Posted By adive
I had a pearl g pair until the male died a couple...

I had a pearl g pair until the male died a couple months ago. I remember the male to be generally a bit weaker & delicate than the female and very picky about the food he ate. I remember I once dosed...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,924
Posted By adive
Was it the salt too that contributed to killing...

Was it the salt too that contributed to killing the stem plants in addition to the heat? I am trying to understand if salt kills stem plants only.

So in a planted tank if treating ich, is it that...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,065
Posted By adive
They would I think. Maybe you wont see the...

They would I think. Maybe you wont see the "different colored line" extending from their heads backward that the males display while showing off to the females. A number of people have kept male...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-13-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,065
Posted By adive
Dont give up on the bows :) They are the best and...

Dont give up on the bows :) They are the best and you will keep seeing something new in them almost everyday. You can always keep only male bows. They will do fine with the congos (similar feeding...
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