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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 703
Posted By Diana
With Ca and Mg from the tap water you do not have...

With Ca and Mg from the tap water you do not have to dose GH booster. But GH booster also has K, (not much at the low doses suggested, but some) so I would definitely add K2SO4.
I have seen some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Diana
Part of the concept of 'low tech' is that you do...

Part of the concept of 'low tech' is that you do not have to constantly 'do something' to the tank. (like add fertilizers every day)
Slow release fertilizers work best within that concept.

1)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Diana
Nova777, glad the ammonia blip was fleeting! ...

Nova777, glad the ammonia blip was fleeting!

Rad91,
I am not sure either, why that constant 'almost zero' ammonia shows up.
My tanks are doing this, too, but they evaporate a lot, so I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Posted By Diana
http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/Flou...

http://www.seachem.com/Products/product_pages/FlourishTabs.html

Flourish tabs are a bit low in potassium. Other than that, I would let things go until some nutrient deficiencies show up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Diana
I would write it up (briefly- half a page) and...

I would write it up (briefly- half a page) and present it to the owner or manager of all the local fish stores. Ask each one if they will supply one set up, and have their business card prominently...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Diana
Are you adding any fertilizer?

Are you adding any fertilizer?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Diana
If the cukes have been dipped in wax (keeps them...

If the cukes have been dipped in wax (keeps them fresh longer in shipping and handling, then on the shelf) I avoid feeding the skin. But when I can get untreated cukes I just cut it to the right size...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Diana
Rock is denser than water. A tank full of rock...

Rock is denser than water. A tank full of rock will weigh more than a tank full of water.

Most rock weighs at least 100 lb per cubic foot. (Except for porous rock like pumice or lava)
Water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Diana
The water softener itself has a problem if it is...

The water softener itself has a problem if it is producing water with GH and KH that high.

What is the well water like?

Light might not be on long enough.
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By Diana
I would keep the Rams in a separate tank. Much...

I would keep the Rams in a separate tank. Much warmer than Neons, or most Cories need.
Better tank mates would be Cards, Rummy Nose, Diamond or other Tetras that can handle that high temperature...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Diana
Yes, STS removes KH. I use potassium...

Yes, STS removes KH.

I use potassium bicarbonate to add the carbonates back in.
A change of about 2 German degrees of hardness (and the resulting change in pH) is not a problem for fish. More...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Diana
Bettas do not eat wood, so the bark ought to last...

Bettas do not eat wood, so the bark ought to last quite a while in the tank.
When you clean the tank lift out the bark and siphon away whatever is accumulating under it. When the bark reaches the...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Diana
Substrate heaters may have been useful under...

Substrate heaters may have been useful under older conditions, but are not used as much any more.

Houses were not so warm, or as evenly warm. So the substrate tended to be even cooler.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Diana
Twisting the paper makes the distance from end to...

Twisting the paper makes the distance from end to end a tiny bit less. If the wheel was binding at each end, so not running well, this will help, until the paper relaxes. Also makes the diameter of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By Diana
Reginald: There are 2 pH tests commonly used in...

Reginald:
There are 2 pH tests commonly used in aquariums.
The low to mid range reads in the yellows and greens.
The high range reads in the purples and browns.
They overlap a bit in the mid...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 313
Posted By Diana
If you find it is too cool (heaters running too...

If you find it is too cool (heaters running too long) you can add styrofoam sheets to the sides and back to stop it losing heat to the fireplace.
Plywood under it will also act like insulation.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Diana
Here is one way to fix this: Take the picture...

Here is one way to fix this:
Take the picture on the phone any way you want, then upload it to your computer.
Rotate it (even if it loaded right side up) then rotate it back (if needed) and save...
Forum: Substrate 08-19-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Diana
I use the generic form, glut. It is stronger, so...

I use the generic form, glut. It is stronger, so I had to do the math, end result is:
It was cheaper to begin with, AND I use less, making it cheaper again.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-19-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Diana
I like the way the wood is creeping over the...

I like the way the wood is creeping over the rock. Well placed!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Diana
I think your sky high NO3 might be from root...

I think your sky high NO3 might be from root tablets or worm castings, and only a little bit from any ammonia being handled by the beneficial bacteria. They usually do not kick in so fast.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Diana
Coarser sponge material can be found in the pond...

Coarser sponge material can be found in the pond section.
I buy chunks about 4" x 4" x 10" and cut to whatever size I want. Then cut an X almost all the way through and stick it on the filter...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Diana
Have you looked at www.loaches.com ? There is...

Have you looked at www.loaches.com ?
There is a lot of info there about Loaches, including Clown Loaches.

Next, google Limnology.
This is the study of fresh water habitats (compare to...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Diana
Make sure the track is clean (snails, moss,...

Make sure the track is clean (snails, moss, riccia are the most common things I find), and the filter is pumping water very well. If the filter slows down the water trickles under the biowheel...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Diana
Stronger pump can be slowed down by adding a ball...

Stronger pump can be slowed down by adding a ball valve in the outlet tubing.
Weaker pump cannot be altered very much.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Diana
The larger the tank the riskier it is to derim...

The larger the tank the riskier it is to derim it, but what about a tank with a rim. If you can accept that, then there are all the breeder and long styles to look at, probably available in your area...
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