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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By brogan
You can see the plantlet forming on a long wooden...

You can see the plantlet forming on a long wooden stem just below the drop checker. Several plantelets formed along it, but only one is visible in the picture. I let it grow for two months until it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By brogan
I believe you have to wait for it to send out a...

I believe you have to wait for it to send out a shoot which will form a series of plantlets. I had mine for a year and a half before it did this.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By brogan
Sorry for your loss. A tank death can be...

Sorry for your loss. A tank death can be devastating! Maybe you should consider getting a high quality two stage under sink carbon filter and fill from there. This should absorb all the chlorine.
Forum: Algae 01-31-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,062
Posted By brogan
I have my doubts about the flow/bba relationship....

I have my doubts about the flow/bba relationship. I get bba on my Eheim Classic spray bar (which has a high CO2 concentration from the reactor) and on my Hydor Evolution pumps. I believe flow helps...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 719
Posted By brogan
Do you have a plastic check valve? I had one...

Do you have a plastic check valve? I had one corrode to the point that it became completely plugged.
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By brogan
2217 Fine Filters

Hi everyone,
I don't know if this is the correct forum for this, but I used my last filter pad for My Ehiem 2217 and was looking for cheaper alternatives.

After an hour searching for...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By brogan
I use empty gatorade bottles --- 500 ml. the neck...

I use empty gatorade bottles --- 500 ml. the neck is large enough to get the syringe in for proper dosing.
Forum: Algae 11-13-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,736
Posted By brogan
Here is my experience, which I previously posted:...

Here is my experience, which I previously posted:

I set up a new 46 gallon bowfront tank in my classroom last August. I had a terrible diatom problem that I battled for 7 months. I kept reading...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By brogan
I bought my rams from Matt13. He (and I'm sure...

I bought my rams from Matt13. He (and I'm sure others) breed their GBRs in our relatively hard Lake Michigan water. I never had LFS rams live for more than a month prior to buying from him, and...
Forum: Algae 09-28-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By brogan
Did you decrease your photoperiod during this...

Did you decrease your photoperiod during this time?

I had a similar experience when I intentionally stopped co2 and decreased my photoperiod when going through a columnaris outbreak, and didn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By brogan
Assassin snails and manual removal got rid of a...

Assassin snails and manual removal got rid of a pretty nasty pond snail infestation I had a while back.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By brogan
If you use a magic eraser, use the original. Do...

If you use a magic eraser, use the original. Do not use the heavy duty version... it will scratch acrylic.
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By brogan
Eheim ecco 2232 head switch question.

I have an Eheim 2236 body laying around after the head unit was destroyed by running dry for a few hours. Can I switch the head of a 2232 I have onto the body of the 2236 to get some additional...
Forum: Fish 09-01-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By brogan
Update.... I couldn't find Kanamyacin, but did...

Update.... I couldn't find Kanamyacin, but did find Bifurn+. After dumping an ungodly amount of the stuff (as per directions) into my tank it turned dehydrated pee yellow. I couldn't stand the look...
Forum: Fish 08-31-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By brogan
Why not treat the whole tank with kanaplex? I...

Why not treat the whole tank with kanaplex? I think that would be th ebest way to ensure you have eradicated that nasty bacteria.

Seems like a lot of people are getting hit by this disease lately....
Forum: Fish 08-23-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By brogan
Crap..... I searched for treatments and it seems...

Crap..... I searched for treatments and it seems water changes, gravel vacuuming and broad spectrum antibiotics are reccomended.


Question... will the antibiotics kill the beneficial bacteria...
Forum: Fish 08-22-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By brogan
What disease is this?

I recently bought some fish from LFS, and introduced somethiong nasty in my tank..My own stupid fault for not quarantining.....

Now they have been dying off slowly. Ive lost 4 dwarf rainbows ,...
Forum: Fish 08-18-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By brogan
Thanks for the advice everyone. I will start...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I will start turning off CO2 prior to and while adding new fish. Then slowly up the CO2 to acclimate them. I hope my experience can help others!
Forum: Fish 08-17-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By brogan
The new dwarf rainbow was the night before he...

The new dwarf rainbow was the night before he died. I turned off the CO2 and pointed my koralia more towards the surface.... I always have a pretty good ripple at the top of the tank with the spray...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By brogan
About 2 hours...

About 2 hours...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By brogan
New fish dying!

I bought a school of cardinal tetras (15) and a male dwarf rainbow a week ago from LFS. I drip acclimated them while doing weekly water change.

Over the course of two days 9 died. I was able to...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By brogan
Agreed.. I would add a/some powerheads if you...

Agreed.. I would add a/some powerheads if you want to increase flow. I think my plants are doing better when they get a good flow of nutrients and CO2 across their leaves.

You probably wouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By brogan
Be sure to replace those plastic check valves at ...

Be sure to replace those plastic check valves at least once per year. I had one clog on me on the CO2 side after the plastic disintegrated. I only found out after an algae outbreak and upon checking...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By brogan
I would get whatever filter you want, but then...

I would get whatever filter you want, but then add a sponge prefilter on you intake. Just rinse it out every time you do a water change. I am always amazed at how much gunk comes out of the sponge...
Forum: Fish 07-03-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By brogan
You hit it right on the head! Rummy nose will...

You hit it right on the head! Rummy nose will lose their red coloring whenever they are stressed. This could be due to bad water conditions, or changes in their environment.
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