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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-16-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 18,171
Posted By Vino
Resurecting this thread to agree with this...

Resurecting this thread to agree with this statement. I have counted at least 30 in my 5 gal tank. I threw in one assassin, with well over 50 RCS, almost a year ago (apparently SHE was already...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Vino
Ive been running the light on my 29g from...

Ive been running the light on my 29g from 8am-11am, and then from 3pm-8pm, with seemingly no adverse affects to my fish or plants.

If you are worried about the addition of ambient light during the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Vino
This also never occurred to me. I have this...

This also never occurred to me.

I have this tank heavily planted (mostly with flame moss), no ferts other than bio-load waste, no co2; and the plants get along swimmingly. Recently there has been...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Vino
I can assure you, there have been no prey snails...

I can assure you, there have been no prey snails in this tank for months. They eradicated every last snail that wasn't an assassin. I regularly feed both the shrimp and snails algae wafers and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-30-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By Vino
I bought ONE assassin snail about a year ago, for...

I bought ONE assassin snail about a year ago, for my 5.5 gallon tank. The tank held red cherry shrimp and pond snails. I wanted to reduce the pond snail population as I had a whole bunch of them.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-29-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By Vino
Really? I thought it looked kind of neat in...

Really? I thought it looked kind of neat in there. This tank is a shrimp and snail tank, and they love hiding in there.

Is a pain in the ass (this tank is horrible to work with) and the moss is a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-29-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
I agree with the sentiment that algae is part of...

I agree with the sentiment that algae is part of a healthy aquarium and occurs in the wild, but this growth on my bacopa was just plain ol' unsightly.

I have recently upped my excel to 3ml a day....
Forum: Plants 10-29-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By Vino
Relevant Question

I have recently bought a few plants from Lowes, with the intent of putting them into a terrarium/vivarium, and am wondering if any of them would be able to live submerged.

I have a feeling they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
Im aware of this. As I already have enough light...

Im aware of this. As I already have enough light (Finnex Planted +), and the nutrients (about 1/2 of the recommended medium light EI dosing), and now the excel increase to move things along, as I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
You are right, as I DID mean water movement and...

You are right, as I DID mean water movement and NOT filtration. I figured that the excess movement would initially help with moving debris (i.e-poop, plant material, etc) towards the filter intakes. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
I've heard of the method, but have never explored...

I've heard of the method, but have never explored the specifics. I just may have to read that book, and experiment on a spare 5 gallon I have.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
I like the way you think. I like the low...

I like the way you think.

I like the low tech idea, as I am lazy. This foray into fert territory seems to have bitten me in the ass.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
Your advice is much appreciated. I will look into...

Your advice is much appreciated. I will look into the addition of more plants.

Any suggestions on a floater?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
If I cut out the ferts and reduce the water flow...

If I cut out the ferts and reduce the water flow (take out the Hydor), do you think think that would help?

Conversely, if I raise the photo-period and dose Excel, would the excess water flow still...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,267
Posted By Vino
Too much water movement/filtration?

I have had my 29g fresh water tank for about a year and a half now. I started out with (2) AC 50 filters and some various plants. The tank was about 20% planted max at any one time.

Fast forward...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Vino
I would love to see this pic.

I would love to see this pic.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Vino
My ferts are dry. I measure them out with various...

My ferts are dry. I measure them out with various measuring spoons. Mix them in a small container with tank water and pour them into the tank. I guess I should have just said 1/16, 1/32 etc..but you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Vino
Fertilizer Check. Advice needed.

I have several tanks, of various sizes, with similar water parameters (save for one).

All of them have plants in them, some more than others.

I have recently started dosing the EI method on all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By Vino
The food was various snails (bladder and...

The food was various snails (bladder and malaysian trumpets) that came in on my plants and exploded. Once the assassins cleared them up and multiplied I fear they are either eating molts from my rcs...
Forum: Substrate 09-10-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
The thing is, I had my heart set on African...

The thing is, I had my heart set on African Cichlids, specifically Neolamprologus multifasciatus. But I couldnt aquire any in my immediate area. So here I am.

I really didnt want to breakdown an...
Forum: Substrate 09-10-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
After some research I found this article: ...

After some research I found this article:


"Another big plus to hard water is that some aquarium plants can use the carbonate salts as a fertiliser. Plants adapted to soft, acidic waters like...
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
I use the liquid API tests for KH and GH, as well...

I use the liquid API tests for KH and GH, as well as PH etc.
Forum: Substrate 09-09-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
I already have this tank set up and...

I already have this tank set up and running...with the Aragonite and silica sand. Will the plants/moss I have added in there, survive even with ferts?

My PH is between 7.8 and 8. My KH is 5 and...
Forum: Substrate 09-08-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
Thanks, Diana. Therefore, all the minerals etc...

Thanks, Diana. Therefore, all the minerals etc that my inert substrate is lacking, can be fully obtained through my dosing of micros?
Forum: Substrate 09-07-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By Vino
I already have the ferts covered, as I already...

I already have the ferts covered, as I already started dosing the EI method. Ive already added Flourish for the micros.

Regarding the plants. I mistakenly referred to my Amazon Swords as Java...
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