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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,243
Posted By Termato
Pointing to your aquarium is not disproving...

Pointing to your aquarium is not disproving anything I posted. Mine looks great, too. That doesn't disprove my point. I don't understand what you are trying to point out here.

I never mentioned...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,243
Posted By Termato
I did not state C02 alone. Sorry if that was...

I did not state C02 alone. Sorry if that was unclear. I have edited the post to more accurately reflect this idea.



I was trying to find sources to support Marcel for this exact reason. I see...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,243
Posted By Termato
The first article focuses on algae's response to...

The first article focuses on algae's response to nutrients, not plants response. The article does go into the competition between organisms and how that can affect their growth. This study does not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,243
Posted By Termato
I want to try and bring this conversation back...

I want to try and bring this conversation back into the right topic because I found some useful information for everyone. Here is a very relevant study: Nutrient control of algal growth in estuarine...
Forum: Fish   02-08-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 895
Posted By Termato
I just wanted to share that through my experience...

I just wanted to share that through my experience Rams, German or Bolivians, haven't been that active/social. None of the smaller cichlids from South America do, for me. Even apistos. They tend to...
Forum: DIY   02-08-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
I am only planning on adding a few ferts until...

I am only planning on adding a few ferts until everything has settled in. I noticed that in a few scenarios I've read where people haven't done that the plants didn't do so well and the tank...
Forum: DIY   02-08-2016, 03:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
Woops! I meant Flourish Comprehensive. I've been...

Woops! I meant Flourish Comprehensive. I've been putting in maybe 2-3 drops of it. Barely anything. It's just getting sun light right now by the window.
Forum: DIY   02-08-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
Yup yup! and just to be safe, for now, I'm dosing...

Yup yup! and just to be safe, for now, I'm dosing it with Flourish Comp. That is, until the plants root in and the shrimp grow out a little more. I know the plants will still eat a lot more nutrients...
Forum: DIY   02-07-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
So this is going to be my first trial. It's ~2.5...

So this is going to be my first trial. It's ~2.5 Gallons bowl that I made a few weeks ago. The bottom of it cracked off and I saw a weird opportunity. I've been watching video from the DYI King on...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-07-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,257
Posted By Termato
Our 10 Gallon tank is getting completely over...

Our 10 Gallon tank is getting completely over populated with shrimp so I had to do something about it this weekend. I put together this nice little shrimp bowl: Hand Blown Shrimp Bowl
...
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Termato
That's a good idea! I had to sit there for about...

That's a good idea! I had to sit there for about 10 minutes for the fish to come back after I spooked them off. Once I saw they were in my general vicinity again I was able to start releasing food....
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Termato
That's an awesome prank hahahaha I bet you've...

That's an awesome prank hahahaha I bet you've seen some crazy swarms with that.
Forum: Fish   02-06-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Termato
Feeding Bread to Fish in Outer Banks

I was going through my giant archive of GoPro videos I have taken over the past few years and I came across this cool little video I took while I was in North Carolina at the Outer Banks in 2013.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By Termato
Why not do the curve of the first one with the...

Why not do the curve of the first one with the placement of the second one.

Referring to the images. Looks awesome! I want one of these tanks!
Forum: DIY   02-02-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
This is great stuff everyone! What Tom did there...

This is great stuff everyone! What Tom did there is exactly what I want to do. Maybe a little bit bigger but that's the essential idea. Thank you!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-02-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Termato
I started a thread on this exact topic, too. I...

I started a thread on this exact topic, too. I got some good sources on the replies. Check it out: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/20-diy/996546-how-do-you-create-sustainable-ecosystem.html
Forum: Lighting   02-02-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Termato
What size is that light? Depending on the size...

What size is that light? Depending on the size will determine the output:

http://www.finnex.net/media/wysiwyg/Front2.jpg

Depending on the size will determine your light output. I'd guess that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-02-2016, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Termato
Bettas are natural carnivores and they will go...

Bettas are natural carnivores and they will go after the shrimp. There are some exceptions where the personality of the fish doesn't allow for that but in most cases you will see the female chase the...
Forum: Other Websites   02-01-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,268
Posted By Termato
Hey everyone, I had to take a break from...

Hey everyone,

I had to take a break from making glass for a couple of years due to some issues finding a good shop around me. I am more than happy to say that I have gotten back into the studio...
Forum: DIY   02-01-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By Termato
How do you create a sustainable ecosystem?

Even since I have started keeping fish, I have been interested in the idea of creating a self sustained ecosystem inside of my aquarium.

I know I can't get by without water changes (best I can do...
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
  Co2???
Views: 443
Posted By Termato
Like Micheljq said, java ferns do not require...

Like Micheljq said, java ferns do not require C02. They are very slow growers. On the other hand, dwarf hairgrass has been a complete pain in my rear. It's very hard to grow. It requires high light...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-01-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Termato
Good points. Very good points. Yea, if you're...

Good points. Very good points. Yea, if you're willing to do that and the rewards outweigh the risks, then I can't say anything against that. Just giving my two cents on what I'd do.

Something you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-01-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Termato
That is very true, each fish has their own...

That is very true, each fish has their own personality. It's just the normal behavior of a Betta, being a carnivore, is to go after those very kinds of food. I would avoid housing them together to...
Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Termato
When you trim the leaves of a plant, you must...

When you trim the leaves of a plant, you must trim all the way down to the base. What you are seeing is the stem rotting. I would cut that all the way down to the rhizome. This will stimulate the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-01-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Termato
That may not be the best idea because Bettas will...

That may not be the best idea because Bettas will eat the shrimp or go after them. If they don't get eaten, they'll be very stressed. I would not recommend that.

I would recommend doing a good...
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