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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Diana
Many water companies post an annual water quality...

Many water companies post an annual water quality report. They may call these tests something else, and the values reported may be different than are commonly used in the aquarium hobby.

KH,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Diana
pelca? Do you mean Pleco? At 8" this fish is...

pelca?
Do you mean Pleco? At 8" this fish is WAY too big for a 29 gallon tank. Return it to the store.

A 29 gallon tank is not a large tank. I would stick with fish that do not get much over...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Diana
Equilibrium is a GH booster. It is the one I use....

Equilibrium is a GH booster. It is the one I use. I have also used Barr's GH booster. (it seems easier to dissolve)
There are others available, but I do not know what is in them. Look for calcium...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By Diana
If the phosphate level is too high (perhaps the...

If the phosphate level is too high (perhaps the water company is adding more than you want to have in the aquarium) then you can remove the phosphate with certain inserts you put in your filter.
If...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Diana
I do not think both ideas (root and forest) will...

I do not think both ideas (root and forest) will work at the same time. It will be one or the other.

Scale of the twigs you are using is fine for the tank, but as you suggest, you need finer...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 105
Posted By Diana
2., 5. What size is the tank? 1., 4. What...

2., 5. What size is the tank?

1., 4. What are the tap water parameters? ADA substrates will usually remove the carbonates (KH) so you may end up with a low pH water, even if the GH stays at...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 881
Posted By Diana
Maybe the time has come to take it apart and find...

Maybe the time has come to take it apart and find whatever is so large that it can make that much mess in the tank.

Alternate idea:
Take a night or two and go look in the tank every hour or so,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Diana
Glowlights are a good choice. Small enough to...

Glowlights are a good choice.
Small enough to get a good sized school in there. Active to watch, but not frantic. Their calm behavior will help the Rams come out of hiding.
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Diana
Plants will grow in gravel, though finer...

Plants will grow in gravel, though finer substrates are better for many plants. If you like the look of gravel, are you OK with the finest gravel?

A 29 is a small tank, does not take much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Diana
What livestock are you interested in? pH 8.2...

What livestock are you interested in?
pH 8.2 may be a bit high for the fish that require the softer water.
Can you post GH and KH test results? If you do not have the tests for these, perhaps your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Diana
Well, make sure you are getting the right...

Well, make sure you are getting the right products.

GH boosters add calcium and magnesium (and potassium) to the water. I know fish are adapted to certain levels of these minerals, and (for fish)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Diana
You can add coral sand, limestone sand, oyster...

You can add coral sand, limestone sand, oyster shell grit or similar materials in a bag (nylon stocking works well) to the filter. This way you can control the amount you are using, and limit its...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 127
Posted By Diana
If the water company is adding something that...

If the water company is adding something that keeps the pH up (commonly done to protect the pipes from acidic water) I would try to find out what it is, and see if you can remove it.

You can run...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By Diana
Pearls are generally among the more peaceful of...

Pearls are generally among the more peaceful of Anabantoids, which is why a couple of them are working in that large tank.
I sure would not add a more aggressive Anabantoid to that, though.

Set...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By Diana
The write up at the PS link seems appropriate to...

The write up at the PS link seems appropriate to the Red Lizard (a cat).

The picture is a Loach.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Diana
Here is the fishless cycle. You can do this with...

Here is the fishless cycle. You can do this with fish food.
You are not adding enough fish food at this point.
Pretend the tank is highly overstocked, and feed a high protein food.
When the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Diana
Filter is not too bad... .... for my 40...

Filter is not too bad...

.... for my 40 gallon breeder.


I sure would not use it on anything larger.
I do not care what the manufacturer says.

You just about have the list correct.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By Diana
Too bad there was no fish research done. ...

Too bad there was no fish research done.

Gouramis are aggressive, territorial fish that ought not be kept in groups. One per tank is best.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 575
Posted By Diana
OK, here it is, a bit more technical. Fish are...

OK, here it is, a bit more technical.
Fish are adapted to the level of salts and minerals in the water. Chemically, salts are not just sodium chloride, but pretty much all the elements that can...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Diana
If the livestock has been moved, then go for a...

If the livestock has been moved, then go for a bigger water change, if you want. I have often seen the suggestion for 50% water changes, repeated, and wondered if there might be a reason.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Diana
Start with RO water. Add a small amount of...

Start with RO water.
Add a small amount of minerals usually labeled GH booster, that will include calcium and magnesium. Seachem Equilibrium is one example. If you have other products in your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Diana
I also see this as a potassium deficiency. Holes...

I also see this as a potassium deficiency. Holes in the leaves are often potassium deficiency, though old age of a leaf can do this, too. You state that you are dosing the other nutrients (N, P, C,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Diana
Hatchets: Jumpers, but a good combo with GBR. ...

Hatchets: Jumpers, but a good combo with GBR.
Emperor, Penquin, Pencils: Generally slower moving schools. Good combo with GBR.
Swordtails: Hard water fish. I would not keep them together with GBR...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-27-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Diana
I would do a lot larger than 25%, (2 x 50%...

I would do a lot larger than 25%, (2 x 50% perhaps 12 hours apart) and repeat the carbon.

The current carbon will get full pretty fast.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Diana
Ditto: Do not listen to the people in the...

Ditto:
Do not listen to the people in the stores. All they know is how to sell you stuff.

Get your own test kit and research your fish.
Find out the range of acceptable water parameters for...
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