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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 04:18 AM
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Posted By longgonedaddy
After all these years, I finally decided to look...

After all these years, I finally decided to look up pics, on your lead, and yep, absolutely tubifex. Thanks for the ID!
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By longgonedaddy
That is very interesting! Can you post a pic of...

That is very interesting! Can you post a pic of the three? Is this the first time they spawned?


Like you, I've had a couple center of tank spawns in community tanks and thankfully, the...
Forum: Tank Journals   Yesterday, 03:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By longgonedaddy
Interesting observation. Consistently the water...

Interesting observation. Consistently the water has been testing at 1* KH, I think from a rock, as neither the PFS, nor the local sand produced any KH when I was doing some trial runs. I'm not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 172
Posted By longgonedaddy
I have some sort of red, segmented worm about the...

I have some sort of red, segmented worm about the same size as black worms. They tend to congregate around the plant roots, as they are always curled in little work balls when I pull out a plant. ...
Forum: Fish   Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By longgonedaddy
Are the males allowing each other at the eggs at...

Are the males allowing each other at the eggs at the same time? Did both fertilize, or is one just "helping" with nesting duties?
Forum: Substrate   11-30-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By longgonedaddy
Good to hear one made it. I'm out of ideas, and...

Good to hear one made it. I'm out of ideas, and I might have to concede that it may be a bad batch of sand.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-29-2016, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 669
Posted By longgonedaddy
My Colombian pleco thinks I can't see him. ...

My Colombian pleco thinks I can't see him.

http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u570/rpalermo14/IMG_1139_zpskzoxt6sl.jpg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By longgonedaddy
Thanks for posting this. I think most of this is...

Thanks for posting this. I think most of this is known in the community, but it was good to see some hard studies of the leaves and their individual effects on water color and quality.

I have...
Forum: Substrate   11-29-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By longgonedaddy
Are you burning candles in the room with the tank...

Are you burning candles in the room with the tank in question? Something else atmospheric?
Forum: Aquascaping   11-28-2016, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By longgonedaddy
That's a beautiful root, I'd ditch the rock and...

That's a beautiful root, I'd ditch the rock and keep the wood! :surprise:

If you're concerned about the beetles, try a bleach soak on the wood.

As far as the layout, can you lay the wood...
Forum: Photography   11-28-2016, 02:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By longgonedaddy
That's a beautiful fish room. The pleco tank is...

That's a beautiful fish room. The pleco tank is coming along nicely.
Forum: Fish   11-27-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By longgonedaddy
Did you do the water change?

Did you do the water change?
Forum: Fish   11-27-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By longgonedaddy
Have you changed anything recently? How big is...

Have you changed anything recently? How big is the tank? Is you filter still running?

When was your last water change? How is your aeration? What fish are losing their color?

Do a 20%...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-27-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By longgonedaddy
Did you retest? I assume that you used the...

Did you retest? I assume that you used the aquarium pharmaceuticals test. One little thing that isn't perfect, and the whole yet is skewed.
The fact that you also have 0 NH3 and NO2 tells me you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-25-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By longgonedaddy
Excel has a relatively brief lifespan in your...

Excel has a relatively brief lifespan in your aquarium, less than 24 hours. Just keep dosing your regular amount, WC or not.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-24-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By longgonedaddy
I have MTS, Rams horn and pond snails. Sometimes...

I have MTS, Rams horn and pond snails. Sometimes when I look into the tank at night, I'm shocked by the amount of MTS that are out, but I don't mind them or the other snails. They are all part of a...
Forum: Fish   11-24-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By longgonedaddy
Oh, now that you mention the plants, subdued...

Oh, now that you mention the plants, subdued lighting is best, so let that guide your plant selection. You may want to do a search for discus compatible plants, as it will give you some heat...
Forum: Fish   11-24-2016, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By longgonedaddy
Perhaps the breeder can give you some guidance. ...

Perhaps the breeder can give you some guidance.

Other than that, water quality is super important for these fish. I'd be concerned that your 17 gallon, while may have enough room for them,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-23-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 798
Posted By longgonedaddy
I think it was 1982 when I got my cousin's hand...

I think it was 1982 when I got my cousin's hand me down tank. Ran it for a few years, no later than 86, then tore it down as girls, cars, and other teenage things got my attention.

Returned to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-23-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By longgonedaddy
I had the same experience with maples. The hey...

I had the same experience with maples. The hey broke down quickly, and not even in the "leaf skeleton" the way most leaves do. Just kind of disappeared except for the stem way to quickly to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-23-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By longgonedaddy
just wait until they "magically" transform from...

just wait until they "magically" transform from fish into amphibian frogs. :eek:
Forum: Algae   11-22-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By longgonedaddy
Another vote for a bleach soak.

Another vote for a bleach soak.
Forum: Fish   11-19-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By longgonedaddy
Yes, that's what I was getting to. Animals of...

Yes, that's what I was getting to. Animals of all sorts are exposed to pathogens every day, and the ones with compromised immune systems are the ones to be more likely to contract a disease. ...
Forum: Fish   11-19-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By longgonedaddy
This. I would have told the shop maybe...

This.

I would have told the shop maybe they're keeping the ottos in too high pH, rather than you keeping it too low. They are Amazonian fish, after all.
Forum: Fish   11-19-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By longgonedaddy
Agreed, but stressing the fish, notably gassing...

Agreed, but stressing the fish, notably gassing them and putting them in an uncycled tank, likely caused the outbreak. Pathogens are all around, but generally only affect stressed or weakened fish. ...
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