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Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JtotheS
Filter Duration

Hey, everyone. Is it a good idea to run your filter all the time? Should I only run during the hours that I have my lights on? Or should I run when my lights are off? Thanks for some advise! The...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
Even better. I do have an unused bucket or two...

Even better. I do have an unused bucket or two around already. The three quarantined fish are looking even better. There's a small one that I'm afraid of still losing, but the other two are full...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
But without a heater, doesn't ich become an issue?

But without a heater, doesn't ich become an issue?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-04-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
I have been doing small water changes 8 of the...

I have been doing small water changes 8 of the last 10 days. I did a large change at first, about 40%, then only about 10% each day. The KH has gone from about 26 degrees to 7. The plants are now...
Forum: Fish 02-04-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
Just an update: I have been treating the tank...

Just an update: I have been treating the tank with triple sulfa and it seems that it's improving quite a bit. I've gone through five doses. After the ten doses of triple sulfa are used, I will...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
One last question: is Triple Sulfa safe for the...

One last question: is Triple Sulfa safe for the planted aquarium?
Forum: Fish 01-29-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
It's definately in part due to these things: ...

It's definately in part due to these things:

# over crowded
# bullying

The tank is filled with guppies, and all the boy guppies do is hump the girl guppies. In fact, it's really only the girl...
Forum: DIY 01-29-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By JtotheS
The question of CO2 is on my mind. I have only...

The question of CO2 is on my mind. I have only a 10 gallon aquarium. I'm using about 15 drops of Flourish Excel every morning and was thinking of creating a small DIY CO2 system because I already...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
Thanks for this advise. I think I am going to...

Thanks for this advise. I think I am going to buy some Triple Sulfa tomorrow. Do folks trust API products? How about the product below?
...
Forum: Lighting 01-28-2010, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By JtotheS
I have 2x20W Florescent lights; 5500K. I have a...

I have 2x20W Florescent lights; 5500K. I have a ten gallon tank. I'm sure I've got the lights on too long...probably from 7:30 AM to 7 or so PM.

But, how long should they be ok? 7 hours? ...
Forum: Fish 01-28-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,981
Posted By JtotheS
Has anyone treated Columnaris with Metronidazole?...

Has anyone treated Columnaris with Metronidazole? I've used 5 250MG tabs; 125MG over the course of the last 10 days (half pill, basically--I have a 10 Gallon aquarium).

There are several fish...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
The aquarium is 10 gallons. Seems like there...

The aquarium is 10 gallons. Seems like there really is no way to get the dH down besides water changes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2010, 04:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
Ok, thanks for that info. I will do water...

Ok, thanks for that info. I will do water changes; maybe even slower than you recommend as to not shock the plants (more) and bio filter. Do you think the plants will grow back, or are they "done?"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By JtotheS
do you have coral or other rocks in your tank? ...

do you have coral or other rocks in your tank? they will raise the ph. I learned the hard way.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2010, 12:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By JtotheS
I'm also very curious about kH. I mentioned in...

I'm also very curious about kH. I mentioned in another post...my kH is very high, ~200 ppm. My tab water isn't very high, about ~100 or so. Should I do small weekly water changes to reduce kH? I...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By JtotheS
You can buy some metronidazole and that will...

You can buy some metronidazole and that will treat most bacterial infections for fish, including ich. You can google it and grab 100 tabs on Amazon for $12 or so.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2010, 11:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
So having kH as high as 500 ppm isn't an issue? ...

So having kH as high as 500 ppm isn't an issue? I was actually told to never do water changes. Ever. But, there is no way to lower kH as far as I know, or could find via research.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
Actually, in the haste of everything (aquarium...

Actually, in the haste of everything (aquarium bugs and high kH), I did a 40% water change (~4 gallons out of a ten gallon aquarium) and the gH is now about ~50 ppm (3 degrees) and the kH is around...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,501
Posted By JtotheS
Me too

I am having the same issue with my plants. Almost all of them are dying after being introduced to my aquarium. My water and lighting seem to be correct so I'm not sure what is going on--how does KH...
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