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Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Diana
The Wet Spot is so good it is worth the trip. ...

The Wet Spot is so good it is worth the trip.

My comment about Dwarf Cichlids in general not being community fish is this:
They are not stocked in a group or school or 'a few of these and a few...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-12-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Diana
If you have several tanks take 25% of the filter...

If you have several tanks take 25% of the filter media from each tank.
Rinse off the gunk and put these in the filter of the new tank.
Put new media in the places where you removed old media in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Diana
While you are waiting to figure it out you can...

While you are waiting to figure it out you can add more baking soda. In a 10 gallon I would go with 1/4 tsp max at any one time. You could also use potassium bicarbonate, I think it is sold in health...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By Diana
Oldest Ich remedy I have heard of: Put the fish...

Oldest Ich remedy I have heard of:
Put the fish in a new bucket every day with all new water.

Maybe you did something like that when you did daily large water changes: You removed enough of the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Diana
Well, it sounds like a lot of light. Plants...

Well, it sounds like a lot of light.

Plants need over a dozen elements. I think the set up so far is probably very low in the major nutrients that plants need: N, P, K. Don't add any nitrogen-...
Forum: Equipment   02-12-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Diana
Comes down to the simplest of math: Garbage...

Comes down to the simplest of math:

Garbage In has to be equaled by Garbage Out, or else the system quality will suffer.

If you add that much food to the tank, it will show up as sludge- fish...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-12-2016, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Diana
GH of 139 ppm says you do not need to add Seachem...

GH of 139 ppm says you do not need to add Seachem Equilibrium to your water. You do not need to raise the GH.

KH is quite low. 68ppm is barely enough to keep the pH stable.

Use the Chloramine...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Diana
Audionut is exactly right- you have grown enough...

Audionut is exactly right- you have grown enough bacteria to get rid of at least 1ppm ammonia every day. Now stock enough fish to produce that much, or else the bacteria will slowly die back to the...
Forum: DIY   02-12-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Diana
Gorilla Glue is making several products these...

Gorilla Glue is making several products these days.
One is the same as Super Glue, and this is safe in aquariums.

Amazon.com: 15g Gorilla Super Glue Gel: Home Improvement
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-12-2016, 02:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Diana
Before you can start altering the water (adding...

Before you can start altering the water (adding or subtracting things), you need to know what is in there.

I would start with looking at your water company quality report.
They call things...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By Diana
Use a piece of pipe. 3/4" PVC or similar. Feed...

Use a piece of pipe. 3/4" PVC or similar.
Feed the other fish with food that will tend to float a while, and drop heavy food through the PVC into a cave or under a branch or similar place that the...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Diana
Salt from the kitchen has been fine, IME. Many...

Salt from the kitchen has been fine, IME. Many people say the anti-caking ingredients are bad. Kosher or Pickling salt should be free of these. (grocery store, read the label). Water softener salt is...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Diana
Many Killiefish live for less than a year. There...

Many Killiefish live for less than a year. There are quite a few, but many have a life cycle similar to this:
Eggs hatch when the rains come.
Fish grow fast, and breed while the puddles are full,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-12-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Diana
What are the test results for the tap water (or...

What are the test results for the tap water (or whatever water source you have used to fill the tank?)
GH, KH, pH, ammonia, NO2, NO3, and any other tests you have.
You can look up some of these if...
Forum: Fish   02-12-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Diana
Mouth 'Fungus' is often a bacterial disease...

Mouth 'Fungus' is often a bacterial disease caused by Flavobacterium columnaris. Antibiotics that target Gram negative bacteria are effective.

In injury (bumping into something) may be followed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-11-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 154
Posted By Diana
Water companies often add something to the water...

Water companies often add something to the water to maintain an alkaline pH while the water is in the pipes. This may be something with a short life- they do not much care if it breaks down by the...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-11-2016, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Diana
The 46 bf offers some nice 'scaping options- you...

The 46 bf offers some nice 'scaping options- you could do deeper soil in the back and a sand area in front for the Cories. The back and front areas could be defined with stone or wood, but I would do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-11-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Diana
With NO3 at 160 and the other 2 low to zero it...

With NO3 at 160 and the other 2 low to zero it sounds like the bacteria have recovered. I agree that some dechlor seems to make certain ammonia tests read about .25ppm, and this might be what you are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2016, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 355
Posted By Diana
I usually associate metals with colored patches,...

I usually associate metals with colored patches, such as rust (iron) or greenish (copper).
For the rocks in the picture, look them over, but I do not think you will find anything like that.

A...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Diana
The fish you picture come from water with that...

The fish you picture come from water with that low pH, I do not think it is a problem. Sparkling Gouramis have colored fins- or is there more there than should be red?

However, if you want to...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
  Fish TB
Views: 359
Posted By Diana
I think it is an injury, and he is getting better.

I think it is an injury, and he is getting better.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-11-2016, 12:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 355
Posted By Diana
Granite is soft enough to scratch with a nail....

Granite is soft enough to scratch with a nail. Granite is found worldwide, and there are some variations in the minerals that make up granite. On Mohs Hardness scale they tend to be about 6-7.

If...
Forum: Fish   02-11-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Diana
Dwarf Cichlids (Rams, Apistos, Kribs) are...

Dwarf Cichlids (Rams, Apistos, Kribs) are territorial, and most form pair bonds. A male and a female will defend the territory around their nest. I understand some Apistos form harems (1M + 2 or more...
Forum: Fish   02-10-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Diana
Run water into a bucket and treat. Allow the...

Run water into a bucket and treat.
Allow the water to stand overnight (or however long the label on the TSS says).
Then use this to top off the tank. It may last for several refills before you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-10-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Diana
Yes, I have heard this one before. Good for...

Yes, I have heard this one before.

Good for Daddy! Research is great!

Question:
You have the golds in a tank, now. Is that tank cycled? ...
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