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Forum: Fish 04-19-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Higher Thinking
This isn't exactly correct. The flying Fox does...

This isn't exactly correct. The flying Fox does have the black bar running through its tail and it's head. The fish without the complete bar is likely the false Siamese. The flying Fox has an...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Higher Thinking
I could sell you some portions of anubias...

I could sell you some portions of anubias coffefolia. Pm me if interested.
Forum: Algae 04-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Bga
Views: 593
Posted By Higher Thinking
Sorry, my phone didn't let me see the original...

Sorry, my phone didn't let me see the original posts, I only saw the last two. Personally I would avoid the bleach, pretty sketchy thing to do considering wood can absorb. If it's been sitting out...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Bga
Views: 593
Posted By Higher Thinking
How exactly do you plan on using bleach?

How exactly do you plan on using bleach?
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Higher Thinking
There is someone on this forum selling 12" cubes...

There is someone on this forum selling 12" cubes for 50 bucks. Smaller I know, but a good deal nonetheless.
Forum: Fish 04-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By Higher Thinking
We have an abundance of SAE around here and they...

We have an abundance of SAE around here and they are only like 4 dollars.

Great job with your ID!
Forum: Lighting 04-18-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,214
Posted By Higher Thinking
I have had the 48" 4 bulb fixture for about two...

I have had the 48" 4 bulb fixture for about two years. The moonlights went out after about six months, but everything else works great. I haven't even changed the bulbs. Shame on me, I know...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By Higher Thinking
Don't forget to shake the tube when both...

Don't forget to shake the tube when both chemicals have been added for at least one minute. Bottle #2 only needs to be shaken for 30 seconds, but it can't hurt to go longer. As long as you're...
Forum: DIY 04-15-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By Higher Thinking
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=137122&highlight=
Forum: Plants 04-03-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 225
Posted By Higher Thinking
I have a bunch of these in my 75 gallon. The...

I have a bunch of these in my 75 gallon. The leaves will not stop growing really. I routinely have them reach the surface of the tank and then grow sidways. I cut them all the time and they always...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Higher Thinking
I second that. If you are going to buy high grade...

I second that. If you are going to buy high grade shrimp like CRS and TBs, then why would you not want to spend the money to give them the best situation. I have seen so many threads where people...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By Higher Thinking
Tannins are removed by simply doing water...

Tannins are removed by simply doing water changes. Wood won't release them forever. Just keep up on water changes. Or, like the previous post mentioned, use carbon and purigen.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Higher Thinking
Also there are several variables which can raise...

Also there are several variables which can raise TDS. Any kind of rock work that is not inert may be adding to it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By Higher Thinking
It all depends on what your tap water TDS is. If...

It all depends on what your tap water TDS is. If your tap has lower TDS then you are good to go by just doing water changes. It is higher unlikely that your tap is several hundred TDS.

Also, I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By Higher Thinking
I am constantly just tearing the roots. I'll...

I am constantly just tearing the roots. I'll clump them together and just rip a good amount off. Sometimes they're too thick and I'll use scissors. It is actually supposed to stimulate growth.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Higher Thinking
I'm pretty sure it's not problematic to reduce...

I'm pretty sure it's not problematic to reduce the output of pumps, but it is to reduce the intake. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Higher Thinking
The Milwaukee reg is pretty hit and miss. Seems...

The Milwaukee reg is pretty hit and miss. Seems they are more trouble than not. I would advice getting a better needle valve. The output is up to personal preference. A lot of people use spray bars...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,220
Posted By Higher Thinking
You need to get quick disconnect valves. I...

You need to get quick disconnect valves. I couldn't imagine having a canister filter without them. Very worse case scenario you get about 2 ounces of water dribbling out when they get disconnected,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-24-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By Higher Thinking
Most micro fish seen to feed on live insects so...

Most micro fish seen to feed on live insects so keeping a colony of daphnia will be hard. It's tough to keep a live food plus it's predator co-existing long term.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By Higher Thinking
What other tank mates live in there? That is what...

What other tank mates live in there? That is what will determine what fish to go after. A pH of 8 is certainly not a problem for African cichlids as they prefer 8.2
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Higher Thinking
It may be the same process to cycle a tank, but a...

It may be the same process to cycle a tank, but a cycled tank isn't ready for shrimp like it is for fish. Tanks that house shrimp need to have a good amount of bio film established on them. You can...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Higher Thinking
Yea, that's definitely it. Good work team!

Yea, that's definitely it. Good work team!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Higher Thinking
Well I anticipate draining all of the water out....

Well I anticipate draining all of the water out. Plus acrylic is lighter than glass. I had to move my 75 glass with substrate, plants, etc. It's definitely manageable. Thanks so much for the lead, I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Higher Thinking
2 grand?! Dang! You think that much? That's...

2 grand?! Dang! You think that much? That's crazy. Well I'm buying it so that's good. :) I'm actually setting it up for a friend who is getting back into the hobby.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-22-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By Higher Thinking
Tank looks great. IDK what the fuss about EI is....

Tank looks great. IDK what the fuss about EI is. It is the easiest thing in the world to do. Takes me literally about 20 seconds to scoop the dry ferts and I just dump them right into the tank. A 50...
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