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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By BBradbury
Your Planted Tank

Hello ked...

Your lighting is moderate. So, you can grow any of the dark green aquatic plants. These are slow growing naturally, so you don't need commercial fertilizers. As long as you have a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By BBradbury
Water Changes

Hello Leaky...

I could have used you as a backup on another forum. There are some tank keepers there that don't believe there are benefits to large, frequent water changes.

I do work to match...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 584
Posted By BBradbury
Water Changes

Hello Little...

Changing half the tank water weekly is plenty. It takes some time for wastes to build to toxic levels. If you remove 50 percent of the tank water every week on a tank the size you...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,934
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello kil...

Your tank set up is working against you. There's too much, it's too difficult. You need a larger tank. Something long, not tall. The water chemistry in small tanks changes too...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-20-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By BBradbury
Fertilizers and Low Tech Tanks

Hello Cory...

I keep several low tech tanks and don't use commercial fertilizers much. I keep a lot of fish in the tank and feed them a good diet regularly. They provide the fertilizer. Every...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By BBradbury
Water Changes

Hello want...

If you feed your fish, there will be wastes in the water. When those wastes dissolve, you'll have ammonia and shortly thereafter, nitrite in the tank water. Both will kill your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By BBradbury
Growing Bacteria

Hello phil...

Bacteria begins growing when there's a combination of ammonia from the fish waste and oxygen from the air. If there's plenty of both, the good bacteria can reproduce very quickly....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 336
Posted By BBradbury
Fish In Tank Cycling

Hello Mud...

Cycling a tank with fish requires a daily test for ammonia and nitrite. If you have a positive test, you remove and replace 25 percent of the tank water with pure, treated tap water....
Forum: Fish 08-15-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By BBradbury
Your Fish

Hello Skeet...

Good choice of fish for an unheated tank. They're very hardy, but 5 or 6 is the most I'd put in such a small tank. The water chemistry can go south pretty quickly, because there's...
Forum: Substrate 08-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By BBradbury
Cleaning the Substrate

Hello Cory...

I have good news for you. You don't have to vacuum the bottom material, ever. All the old organic fish and plant stuff that falls to the bottom of the tank dissolves in the tank...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank Lighting

Hello craz...

Lighting that comes with a tank kit isn't meant to grow plants. That lighting is just enough to see into the tank. If you want to grow plants, you'll need a fixture that will hold a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-14-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By BBradbury
Nitrate Level

Hello lind...

An 80 ppm nitrate level is pretty high. 50 would really be the highest for most aquarium fish. This form of nitrogen is at the end of the cycle, so at most your fish are getting just...
Forum: DIY 08-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By BBradbury
Your Driftwood Pieces

Hello spec...

You bet you can use them. I use pieces I've found in all my tanks. No need to boil or treat them with anything. I just rinse them real well with the pressure nozzle attached to...
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello little...

You really don't need a hood. You can use a bi-fold glass canopy and a couple of strip lights. That's what I use. The canopy covers the tank and the lighting strips sit on top. A...
Forum: Algae 08-09-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By BBradbury
Controlling Algae

Hello Cod...

Some algae is natural and a sign you have a healthy tank. It works with other plants to use the dissolved wastes in the tank. Removing algae by hand is one way, but that's quite a bit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-08-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By BBradbury
Cleaning Driftwood

Hello dbw...

I've used local pieces of driftwood in all my planted tanks. I rinse the piece well with the pressure nozzle attached to my garden hose, then I leave it out in the sun for a few...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By BBradbury
Low Maintenance Tanks

Hello kw...

You can emerse Chinese Evergreen in the tank. Attached is a picture of one emersed in a 38 gallon sized tank. The roots are under the water to take in nitrogen produced by the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By BBradbury
Your Tank

Hello TX...

Are you testing the water for ammonia and nitrite in addition to pH?

B
Forum: Lighting 08-06-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By BBradbury
Tank Lighting

Hello Mel...

I have the tank lights on a timer. The timer is set for 12 hours on and 12 off.

B
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-05-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By BBradbury
Low Tech Tanks

Hello Bob...

I have a 45 G tall tank with lower light. I have Anubias nana, Anubias nangi and Java fern on the bottom. Plants that are dark green require lower light, so they work well in taller...
Forum: Plants 08-05-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By BBradbury
Aquatic Plants

Hello Jw...

Aquatic plants are tropical and used to warmer water. As long as the water doesn't get into mid 80s or higher and stay there for a long time, any plants available at the local pet...
Forum: Algae 08-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By BBradbury
Algae Problem

Hello re...

Removing algae by hand is a lot of work. Large weekly water changes will remove most of the nutrients, so algae has no food source. Your fish and plants will do better. Plants will...
Forum: Fish 08-05-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By BBradbury
Fish For Beginners

Hello IDR...

I'd go with some of the hardiest fish, those that tolerate small changes in the water chemistry. Zebra or Pearl Danios if you prefer egglayers and female Guppies or Platys if you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By BBradbury
Low Tech Lighting

Hello vis...

I like simple too. I use a couple of bulbs from the hardware store. GE has a good bulb that will last a year or more. 32 watt T8s or 40 watt T12s are what I use. Just a few dollars a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By BBradbury
Self-sustaining Tank

Hello jj...

Don't know that you can leave the tank alone completely. It will need some maintenance, but very little. Research a plant called "Aglaonema" or Chinese Evergreen. Some time ago I...
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