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Forum: Lighting   10-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 219,699
Posted By madpiano
I have been reading this thread with interest....

I have been reading this thread with interest. Although I no longer own a fish tank (sad), I am intenting of aquiring a tank-hood next year to grow my tomato and chili seedlings. So I am actually...
Forum: Algae   02-24-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By madpiano
It's definitley not staghorn. It's the green...

It's definitley not staghorn. It's the green stuff which grows really long covering everything and floating in the water mocking me.... grrr...

My plants are bubbling away, but so is the hair...
Forum: Algae   02-24-2007, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By madpiano
Hair Algae Help

Hello

My tank is being taken over by Hair Algae. It's growing out of control. I just spent 3 hrs pulling out half a bucket full.

I havent had the tank for long, so there isn't an awful lot of...
Forum: Algae   01-21-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,754
Posted By madpiano
Did you ever find out what it was ? And did the...

Did you ever find out what it was ? And did the peroxide work ?

I had BGA before which didn't smell, maybe it was the same stuff as yours instead ?

I also have some areas in my tank with this...
Forum: Equipment   01-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,933
Posted By madpiano
I bought the prepacked purgigen. But some of it...

I bought the prepacked purgigen. But some of it is still leaking out of the bags and they also don't fit into my round filter baskets. Where do I get the lose powder from (in the UK) and bags for it ?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-11-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
Posted By madpiano
Milky Water

Hello

I have had my tank set up for 3 months now and I am having a serious problem with a bacterial bloom. I can't get rid of it. Water changes only make it worse and the tank looks awful....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-27-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By madpiano
Question Weird readings

Hello

I am confused. I have set up a new 700l tank (610l usable volume). I have added 1 Siamese Fighting Fish and 3 Cherry shrimps last week. I also planted half of it last week and some more on...
Forum: Fish   11-17-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By madpiano
what do you mean about how I treat plants ?

what do you mean about how I treat plants ?
Forum: Fish   11-17-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By madpiano
is the salt treatment ok with the cories and the...

is the salt treatment ok with the cories and the Akysis ?
Forum: Fish   11-16-2006, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By madpiano
If that is what it is, how do I treat for it ? Is...

If that is what it is, how do I treat for it ? Is it contagious ?

I have started treating with Exit, as I initially thought it was white spot or Velvet, will it work for these critters as well ?
Forum: Fish   11-16-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By madpiano
Unhappy Ill Fish, not sure whats wrong

Hello

I had to euthanize one of my Guppies in my community tank yesterday and I don't know what ws wrong with it, but need to know, before I transfer them all to their nice new home, as I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-14-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By madpiano
I guess it depends if your water comes from a hot...

I guess it depends if your water comes from a hot water tank or is heated as needed (combi boiler). If it comes from a tank, you should probably do your water changes shortly after everyone has been...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-13-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By madpiano
New Tank - Suggestions please

Hello

my new tank has just arrived at home (and I am sitting at work and can't leave for another 3 hrs - aaargh). So it's all go now. Thankfully I have an established small tank, so there will be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-12-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By madpiano
if all else fails - Cats love it (the fury,...

if all else fails - Cats love it (the fury, 4-legged kind, not catfish)
Forum: Fish   01-28-2004, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By madpiano
History and some very bloddy wars happened to...

History and some very bloddy wars happened to Zaire....

Did anyone ever manage to get a spotted Congo-Puffer ?
Forum: Algae   08-14-2003, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,471
Posted By madpiano
my favourite to get rid of green water is...

my favourite to get rid of green water is definitly Daphnia. But you need to get a lot.

My Method:

Buy 2 or 3 bags of Daphnia from the LFS and a small Fish Tank (a 2 gallon will do). Put this...
Forum: Fish   08-14-2003, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,019
Posted By madpiano
In a community tank, you wont have much chance of...

In a community tank, you wont have much chance of seeing baby otos. I bought mine about a year ago and even saw tiny Otos a week or two later in my tank. They looked very cute, but never survived.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-14-2003, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,120
Posted By madpiano
Hello You have just given me an idea. I...

Hello

You have just given me an idea. I allways wanted to have a fish tank at work, but I have no access to any power plugs where I sit. Our desks are quite small as well, but we are sitting in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-12-2003, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By madpiano
It depends on what kind of shrimp you have. Amano...

It depends on what kind of shrimp you have. Amano Shrimp seem to ignore their skins and don't eat it, most other shrimps eat it.

Most shrimps also appreciate a small(!) amount of Iodine in their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-12-2003, 12:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By madpiano
If you plan on using Amazon Chain Sword Plants,...

If you plan on using Amazon Chain Sword Plants, don't waste your money on getting loads of them. They spread incredibly quickly. Just get 2, maybe 3. They will have filled the space faster than you...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-12-2003, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By madpiano
ok, pruning is done. Took out half a bucket of...

ok, pruning is done. Took out half a bucket of plants. Here is the latest Picture:

http://www.pbase.com/image/16576341/original.jpg

Greetings
Madpiano
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2003, 03:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By madpiano
The reddish plant is supposed to be Aponogentum...

The reddish plant is supposed to be Aponogentum Ulvaceus.

But I think it is a different one, as this one is reddish and grows very big. It is definitely an Aponogentum though. It currrently has 3...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-10-2003, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By madpiano
one question though, can you prune an Aponogentum...

one question though, can you prune an Aponogentum Plant ? And if so, how ?

Thanks for the compliment. My fish like it as well. The Neons have now made little Territories between the plants and are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2003, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By madpiano
Hiya If it is a new tank, the answer is...

Hiya

If it is a new tank, the answer is PATIENCE.

Don't fiddle around with your water parameters just yet. Give it time. To start with, you will have algae outbreaks. Your hair algae may be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-10-2003, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By madpiano
Ok, my tank does run below 5ppm NO3 most of the...

Ok, my tank does run below 5ppm NO3 most of the time (unless I don't have the time to change water for a week). I also have BGA. Very vibrant blue green colour and very healthy. It even bubbles when...
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