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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2014, 05:55 AM
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Posted By frog111
Need high light floaters

I have a small tub pond (150 gallons), where I have been spectacularly unsuccessful I growing floating plants. I live in the high desert of California, where temps lately have been between 105 and...
Forum: Fish 05-19-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 825
Posted By frog111
People need to remember, schooling/shoaling is a...

People need to remember, schooling/shoaling is a defensive tactic for fish. Try to track a single fish visually in a large school.

If a tank is heavily planted, with not predators or threats...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 120
Posted By frog111
Vallisneria Americana outdoor observation in my tub pond

I was out working with my tub pond, and happened to notice the Vallisneria I had planted in a container in the bottom. While they are not very tall and long like the ones in my various tanks, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-18-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By frog111
One needs to remember that schooling behavior is...

One needs to remember that schooling behavior is a defensive mechanism, often to avoid predation. To encourage schooling behavior, the fish need to experience a threat stimuli. Having a predator...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By frog111
This. If you don't have hard alkaline water,...

This. If you don't have hard alkaline water, you will have less success with the swords and mollies
Forum: Plants 05-11-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Posted By frog111
Appears to me to be a potamogeton species

Appears to me to be a potamogeton species
Forum: Plants 05-10-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By frog111
I have a container pond, and it grows. But I am...

I have a container pond, and it grows. But I am talking a tank, where light will be incident from sides as well as the way surface, unlike a pond where it is just the surface.
Forum: Plants 05-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By frog111
How about Fred? But seriously, I believe #2...

How about Fred?

But seriously, I believe #2 is a Sagitaria species. Vallisneria is a possibility as someone suggested.
Forum: Plants 05-09-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By frog111
Growing plants in outdoor tanks?

Have people been successful in growing plants in a tank outdoors in full sunlight?

I have a 75 gallon that I am considering using as an outdoor tank. Last time I tried this, it became a green...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By frog111
All aponogetons I have had in the past flowered...

All aponogetons I have had in the past flowered easily, were self fertile, and would drop large green seeds that sprouted quickly. Would this describe what might be happening in your tank? The...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By frog111
Pinch stem off, at a node. If I recall, the stem...

Pinch stem off, at a node. If I recall, the stem has periodic ridges or'joints' where the stem breaks easily and can be replanted. I recall mine also would grow emersed very well and flower. Don't...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By frog111
And OBtW, many other plants are on the list. My...

And OBtW, many other plants are on the list. My 'favorite' is water hyacinth, feral noxious weed, but offered for sale virtually everywhere, for ponds, virtually guaranteeing it will propagate into...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By frog111
While everything that was said above regarding...

While everything that was said above regarding the interstate transport of the plant is true, and that it is a federal noxious weed, it does NOT mean that it is illegal to keep this plant in your...
Forum: Plants 04-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By frog111
On #3, is that a bulb attached to the root...

On #3, is that a bulb attached to the root structure? My first thought was a crypt of some sort, but if it is a bulb, most likely an aponogeton species. The second pic I thought a hygro species,...
Forum: Plants 04-14-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By frog111
Nothing in my view looks like it needs pruning. ...

Nothing in my view looks like it needs pruning.

One effect of pruning is to encourage some plants to branch and become bushier. Some hygro species become bushier when you prune the stems,...
Forum: Plants 04-12-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By frog111
Regarding Vals and excel: I dose excel daily in...

Regarding Vals and excel: I dose excel daily in two different tanks, but both contain jungle Val. I have not seen any adverse effects on my plants. I just dump in the excel, right on top of the...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By frog111
Doubt if you will, but I did not lose a single...

Doubt if you will, but I did not lose a single fish to aggression. Lots of fry were eaten, but with enough rock work, some did survive. As I said to start, YMMV. I have also had other tanks where...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,309
Posted By frog111
Like everything in the hobby, YMMV. I...

Like everything in the hobby, YMMV.

I built a 240 gallon, 8x2x2 ft. I put in central and south American cichlids, oscars, Salvini, jaguars, dovii, red devils, red terrors, as well as arrowana...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By frog111
My experience with lace plants is they will get...

My experience with lace plants is they will get very large, possibly too large for a 10 gallon. Might be a reasonable grow out tank, but will soon be very large.
Forum: Plants 04-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By frog111
It's a Vallisneria species. What makes you think...

It's a Vallisneria species. What makes you think it is a sag, other than being told it was when you bought it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By frog111
Pictus cat will take care of guppy problem ;)

Pictus cat will take care of guppy problem ;)
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By frog111
There are strains of black swordtails, almost all...

There are strains of black swordtails, almost all black with a blue shimmer. A true all black sword appears to be genetically impossible, linked to a fatal gene,
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By frog111
Shrimp for high pH, rock hard water

I am trying to learn if there are any species of shrimp that I could keep in my planted tank. pH is above 7.8, rock hard water. I use DIY co2, fertilize with excel, nitrates and phosphates, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,131
Posted By frog111
I will echo Tom Barr's comments. Lately, I was...

I will echo Tom Barr's comments. Lately, I was toying with writing an article called, "doing it all wrong". I have had fish since I was 8 ( now 46 ).

I have started tanks from scratch, African...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By frog111
Glowing plants

See

http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/glow-in-the-dark-plants-go-on-sale-140327.htm

Wouldn't this be a cool aquatic plant, to match the glofish danios?
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