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Forum: Algae   12-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By TeamKRF
Nicely done. Patience & Persistence. Thats...

Nicely done. Patience & Persistence. Thats gotta feel good.

On another note that carbon was probably filtering out "all" your iron in the water column. IMO its best to leave carbon out of tanks...
Forum: Algae   11-23-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,852
Posted By TeamKRF
algae(s) love iron. could also try upping the...

algae(s) love iron. could also try upping the dosage of potassium to help plants use up nutrients. I also stopped dosing the tank i had problems with cause i was changing so much water volume per...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-09-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By TeamKRF
Whats in that water?

Whats in that water?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-09-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By TeamKRF
quantity 2, yes. They prefer being posted on...

quantity 2, yes. They prefer being posted on decoration in some current as to catch particles in their net grabbers and room to move around on substrate (not overly done with decor). Should check...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,046
Posted By TeamKRF
saw this and could help but relate...my signature...

saw this and could help but relate...my signature below. Tanks....Tanks...
Forum: Algae   11-08-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,852
Posted By TeamKRF
I'd thought I'd mention also that i won my battle...

I'd thought I'd mention also that i won my battle with cloudy/green water naturally (no chemicals) with RELIGIOUS large WC 75% 2 even 3 times a week for last 3 weeks of problem and that seemed to...
Forum: Algae   11-08-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,852
Posted By TeamKRF
small trimmings are fine. If large trimming...

small trimmings are fine. If large trimming happened the balance would have been thrown off a lot as far as nutrient (nitrate uptake leaving algae(s) more/extra food). A good WC will help after a...
Forum: Algae   11-07-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,852
Posted By TeamKRF
-Before the cloudy water started did you recently...

-Before the cloudy water started did you recently do any plant trimming?
-Some floating plants would help in access nutrient uptake & light issues (being to bright).
-Try and thin out or get rid of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-07-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By TeamKRF
When you tested your "tap parameters" is that the...

When you tested your "tap parameters" is that the reading straight out the faucet or out of a bucket you use to do water changes as you let time pass to let water acclimate? Storage container could...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-13-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By TeamKRF
Iodine levels might be low or other minerals used...

Iodine levels might be low or other minerals used in the process of molting. If the shrimp cant molt it cant reproduce. You can tell by observing number of molts in water.
solution;
a) dose ferts...
Forum: Fish   06-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By TeamKRF
IMO i wouldn't add any more otto's to an...

IMO i wouldn't add any more otto's to an overstock unless your having algae issue. But if you like the fish and water parameters stay good, by all means add em. Just grabbed 6 of them myself...hard...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-12-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,452
Posted By TeamKRF
so where the green canister is, in first pic...

so where the green canister is, in first pic above, marks where the lily bulb is planted right underneath it. There is also a HOB filter that is mounted on right side of tank pushed as far forward...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,452
Posted By TeamKRF
lilly bulb is about a 2" bulb that i completely...

lilly bulb is about a 2" bulb that i completely buried in substrate. It was growing so much at first that i stuck a canister filter right on top of it to try and slow it down. By doing this it...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,452
Posted By TeamKRF
I bought a lily bulb from "petco" 1yr ago, think...

I bought a lily bulb from "petco" 1yr ago, think i payed a $1 for it on clearance and stuck it in my 20g long not expecting much. This thing grows like a weed and flowers on occasion. No matter how...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-04-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 25,798
Posted By TeamKRF
Interested to know how your cherry shrimp colony...

Interested to know how your cherry shrimp colony went with tank mates? Wanting to add chilli rasboras or tetras to my cherry shrimp tank (30gal heavily planted; jungle Val,java moss, java fern, moss...
Forum: Fish   10-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By TeamKRF
Just got mine about a month ago (L52). Color...

Just got mine about a month ago (L52). Color seems to be fine. Very nocturnal fish, hides in particular spot in tank set up where I can only view underside during daytime. Is growing pretty fast...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-07-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By TeamKRF
Hmoobthor, let me know how it goes and what...

Hmoobthor, let me know how it goes and what process your using. I am in the same boat. I have 3 females with eggs right now, unfortunately i need to wait for the next round cause i was unprepared...
Forum: DIY   05-06-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By TeamKRF
Skimmer top Almost looks like it came off a...

Skimmer top Almost looks like it came off a string of x-mas lights shield/effect thing around actual bulb? Asa far as other fittings, plumbing warehouse?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-05-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By TeamKRF
Whistling after reading Diana's explanation!

Whistling after reading Diana's explanation!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-04-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By TeamKRF
Ditto! January

Ditto! January
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-04-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By TeamKRF
just had that happen after a larger plant...

just had that happen after a larger plant trimming about 2 weekends ago, and last weekend saw one of my amano's full of eggs. Also i haven't had to do a WC in awhile, just top offs. I test...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By TeamKRF
Well if you can still laugh a little about it (...

Well if you can still laugh a little about it ( your "lol's" ) your in good shape. Patience is your friend on this one I think, let it run it's course to clear up. Excellent advice above for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By TeamKRF
Another reason to hate bugs...as if we needed...

Another reason to hate bugs...as if we needed another. With that said I noticed a spider making a web between my DIY canopy light and rim of tank (4" gap). I left it there and is still intacted...
Forum: Algae   05-03-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By TeamKRF
I use a variety of CFL's on my 20gal long...

I use a variety of CFL's on my 20gal long including a self ballasted 200w 6500k equivalent that uses 68w, a 100w equivalent full spectrum, a 100w UVB, and 60w equivalent blue light. I slowly ramp up...
Forum: Algae   05-03-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By TeamKRF
I agree with you Adam that It's outdated being...

I agree with you Adam that It's outdated being there are so many different types of light bulbs out there on the market.
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