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Forum: Fish 05-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By foster
Start out with the species, and number of fish...

Start out with the species, and number of fish you want. You won't be able to add any later. Once the pecking order is set, any new fish will be either killed, or harassed constantly. I bred several...
Forum: Algae 05-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By foster
Use hydrogen peroxide. Spot treat a small area at...

Use hydrogen peroxide. Spot treat a small area at a time. Be aware that vals., Myrios, and some ground covers wont tolerate it well Normally Cyno is a sign of low nitrates.
Forum: Substrate 05-09-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By foster
AquaSoil, Dry Ferts, African Cichlid Conditioner...

AquaSoil, Dry Ferts, African Cichlid Conditioner (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=864985)
In the FS section of this forum.
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By foster
I have all Catalina fixtures on my tanks. I think...

I have all Catalina fixtures on my tanks. I think they are terrific lights. I have had excellent luck with all of mine. Only one ballast burnt out in over 5 yrs.
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By foster
All the horizontal growth is actually part of the...

All the horizontal growth is actually part of the plant also.
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By foster
Mystery plant

Anyone want to take a crack at an ID.
It was listed, and sold to me as Rotala Mexicana Araguaia Ya Right:icon_frow
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By foster
Check craigslist in your area. I have picked up...

Check craigslist in your area. I have picked up 75 gallon complete set ups tank, stand, and lights for as little as $100
You have to keep checking every day, as new tanks are posted often. Summer...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By foster
Remove as much as possible with airline...

Remove as much as possible with airline tubing(siphon). Then hit the rest that remains with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution. It will fizz, scream, and die a miserable death. Unless you find the cause...
Forum: Algae 04-04-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By foster
Its kinda fun to watch BGA scream, and fizz to...

Its kinda fun to watch BGA scream, and fizz to its death after hitting it with Hydrogen Peroxide. I had a small issue with BGA in one of my tanks. After 2 treatments with HP it was gone for good....
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By foster
https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/m1NHAxNdwqxpDIuK...

https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/m1NHAxNdwqxpDIuKdIj6Dw--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9NTk2O3E9OTU7dz04MDA-/http://www.aquascape-boutique.fr/WebRoot/ce_fr3/Shops/233807/4D77/457B/F335/46BA/BF57/C0A8/8007/2D36...
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By foster
The stems not red?

The stems not red?
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By foster
It does resemble L Vietnam, but the ID from the...

It does resemble L Vietnam, but the ID from the seller said Rotala Sp.
I can find any that looks like it:confused1:
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By foster
What Rotala am I

Identity crisis. Any idea what Rotala this is. Came as a gift plant with an order. It has EXPLODED in the last few weeks.
I want to sell it, but want an ID on it if possible....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By foster
Very likely it is Anubias. Don't know why I said...

Very likely it is Anubias. Don't know why I said Sword.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By foster
Couple things. How deep do you have the Sword...

Couple things. How deep do you have the Sword planted. If the crown is too deep the plant will perish. Roots should be under the substrate but not the part where all the leaves come together at the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-23-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By foster
You can store the opened unused portion in the...

You can store the opened unused portion in the fridge. Put it in a plastic bag, and your good to go. Like posted, the jar is cheaper.
Forum: Substrate 03-23-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By foster
Yup. Its Peace River. I have the same gravel in...

Yup. Its Peace River. I have the same gravel in my plant propagation tanks. Great for holding stems in the substrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-23-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By foster
I have 11 tanks from 40breeder on up to a 180....

I have 11 tanks from 40breeder on up to a 180. They are all Aqueon. I wouldn't own anything else. No problems in many years of using them.
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By foster
Blxya Alternifolia

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n581/foster0406/100_4957.jpg
Blxya Alternifolia
Love this plant..
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By foster
Rotala Araguaia

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n581/foster0406/100_4947.jpg
Sold to me as Rotala Araguaia. :confused1:
Forum: Lighting 03-20-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Posted By foster
Plants can use a wide spectrum of light. Most...

Plants can use a wide spectrum of light. Most people use anything from 5000K to 10,000K The higher K bulbs are mostly for the users viewing pleasure. The 5000 to around 6000 give the tank a yellowish...
Forum: Lighting 03-17-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By foster
I'm using the super flora in 2 of my hoods in...

I'm using the super flora in 2 of my hoods in conjunction with Tropic, and Midday I am seeing great results in my red plants. A customer rep from Foster&Smith told me today that the Midday are being...
Forum: Algae 03-15-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By foster
It is thought that low Nitrates can possibly...

It is thought that low Nitrates can possibly cause BG algae. The peroxide treatment will kill off BG algae, but if the cause is not corrected it will come back. Try increasing your nitrates, and spot...
Forum: Lighting 03-15-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By foster
Giesmann bulbs

Just became a believer in Giesmann bulbs. I recently purchased a light fixture from a member here on the forum. It had Giesmann bulbs in it. The tank I put it on has improved dramatically. The plants...
Forum: Plants 03-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 400
Posted By foster
With higher PAR at the substrate its a creeping...

With higher PAR at the substrate its a creeping monster.
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