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Forum: Fish Yesterday, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By Diana
Vacuuming and the raised heat is great. You can...

Vacuuming and the raised heat is great.
You can also add a UV sterilizer.
I would give it at least a week, and longer is better.

While you are waiting, set up a quarantine tank for new fish. ...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
Golds (even the ones with bend spines) can get...

Golds (even the ones with bend spines) can get longer than 5", and because of their distorted bodies they have the same mass as a much longer Comet or similar goldfish, so much more waste that most...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Diana
Leaf Zone is potassium and iron. I can see the...

Leaf Zone is potassium and iron. I can see the benefit of spreading this out. Iron (depending on the formulation) can get locked up pretty fast. Dosing a smaller amount more often is probably going...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
Smaller mist bottle used for house plants is easy...

Smaller mist bottle used for house plants is easy to manipulate inside the tank.
But a tank sprayer that has never been used for garden chemicals works well, too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
Even if you will be filling the tank right away,...

Even if you will be filling the tank right away, you should still plant when there is just a little water in the tank, misting the plants as needed. Then fill. Put a plate or plastic bag over the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Diana
Depends on how well it is getting distributed....

Depends on how well it is getting distributed. Really good distribution, you could try reducing it a bit.
If you think a certain amount is escaping from the tank you would probably be better...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By Diana
If the person is willing to use 2 bottles...

If the person is willing to use 2 bottles separately, do that.

I mix dry ferts with Glut, but I cannot advise that you either should or should not use Flourish Comp with other ingredients.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Diana
Remove the white things (rocks?) Substrate...

Remove the white things (rocks?)

Substrate is too deep.

Move the tree just a little bit closer to the center, or else make a path or some other attraction to the right of center. The way it is...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Diana
That is a night and day difference! Nice...

That is a night and day difference! Nice cleaning!

Given that there was a lot of fizzing when you tested with acid I will suggest the rocks will raise the GH, KH, pH and TDS if your tap water is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
There is no problem at all in leaving dry...

There is no problem at all in leaving dry substrate in the tank for as long as you need to.

If you want to start the plants using what is called the 'dry start' method, then you would wet the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 264
Posted By Diana
Another use for the Q-tank is to make the water...

Another use for the Q-tank is to make the water match the parameters of the store's water. The fish can get out of the bag right away and into water that matches where they are acclimated.

Then,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By Diana
Anubias is slow growing, and is usually grown on...

Anubias is slow growing, and is usually grown on wood or rocks. No roots in the substrate. But it is slow enough that the small trickle of ferts from the tablets in the substrate may be enough. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-22-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Diana
I would rather put the Betta in the tank, not let...

I would rather put the Betta in the tank, not let him sit in a jar.
The jar will build up toxinsm and has no way of dealing with them. The tank will build up toxins, but with some plants and water...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Diana
Why is everyone harping on the heater? In the...

Why is everyone harping on the heater? In the first post it is stated that it will be gone soon.

I agree, the wood is too small for this tank. Interesting material, though. Nice to try it in a...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Diana
The hardscape elements do not blend well. It...

The hardscape elements do not blend well.
It is like 3 separate tanks.
The pale colored things to the right do not belong.
The 2 pieces of wood do not relate to each other.

The layout is...
Forum: Substrate 11-22-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By Diana
I would worry about the fertilizer tabs in the...

I would worry about the fertilizer tabs in the current substrate.
When it is all taken apart rinse the old substrate to remove the remnants of the fertilizer.

The most active area of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Diana
lamiskool, just make it a SFBAAPS meeting! You...

lamiskool, just make it a SFBAAPS meeting! You will have a dozen friends, all with aquarium experience.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Diana
Sure is! Even easier: Lay out a towel, or tape...

Sure is! Even easier:
Lay out a towel, or tape on the table or any similar concept so you have the footprint of the tank without the sides. Then you can reach 'into' the 'tank' to move things...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Diana
Small population in the 20 will not support a big...

Small population in the 20 will not support a big population in the new filter. A starter colony, yes, then grow it out with the fishless cycle.

Easier:
Just take some media out of the filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Diana
a) Buy a small quantity of fish that are not...

a) Buy a small quantity of fish that are not going to cause an ammonia spike.
b) Grab a bit of cycled media from a long established tank. The sponge over the filter intake is quick and easy, or...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ 11-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 27,068
Posted By Diana
For every ml of finished product at 4dKH you will...

For every ml of finished product at 4dKH you will use .597ml of water at 6.7dKH.

Example:
To end up with 10ml finished product you will use 5.97 ml of 6.7 degree water + 4.03 ml distilled water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By Diana
I usually go the forums I am more interested in...

I usually go the forums I am more interested in and look at the threads on the first page.
Click on the ones that sound interesting.

General (ponds and aquarium sections), Ferts, Substrate,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Diana
Plastic putty blade (sold for sheetrock) works...

Plastic putty blade (sold for sheetrock) works great to smooth the substrate. Comes in several sizes, too.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 160
Posted By Diana
Here is the fishless cycle. It is just fine to...

Here is the fishless cycle.
It is just fine to get started on it while you are still working out the 'scape.
Near the end are some tips for cycling with plants in the tank.

Cycle: To grow the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By Diana
raises hand... and it has stopped Ich, and...

raises hand...

and it has stopped Ich, and internal parasites.
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