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Forum: Fish 09-20-2013, 07:45 PM
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Posted By blackjackaj
Update?

Update?
Forum: Fish 09-15-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By blackjackaj
It all depends how many fry you successfully...

It all depends how many fry you successfully raise (or the parents raise) but 5g sounds small. Any filter will work, just be sure you cover the intake with a sponge so the fry aren't sucked up. And...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By blackjackaj
Nope. The fanning keeps the eggs from getting...

Nope. The fanning keeps the eggs from getting covered with fungus and dying. If you see white fungus covered eggs, pick them off. The parents do this sometimes. mI bought a 12g and it was plenty...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By blackjackaj
I seriously doubt the snails would touch them and...

I seriously doubt the snails would touch them and the parents would probably freak if they get close.

You have two choices if you want to raise the eggs: let the parents try or do it yourself by...
Forum: Fish 09-15-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 929
Posted By blackjackaj
If they stay translucent they are fertilized and...

If they stay translucent they are fertilized and will soon start wiggling. If this is a community tank, they will be eaten once they spawn. If its just the parents, you will see some very cool...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By blackjackaj
Thanks Portal. The research I've done on here...

Thanks Portal. The research I've done on here suggests that precipitation risk is highest in the trace solution if not mixed with excel or kept in the refrigerator. A number of the veterans here...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By blackjackaj
Thanks portal. I am combining all of my macros...

Thanks portal. I am combining all of my macros into one bottle, but I could make the solution more concentrated as you mention. Can you send a link to the dosing pump you use?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-13-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By blackjackaj
TY, sir! Always nice to have confirmation. Why...

TY, sir! Always nice to have confirmation. Why do so many people recommend distilled?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-13-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By blackjackaj
Lightbulb EI Regimen Fact Check -- Making Solutions

I would really appreciate you veterans confirming I am creating solutions correctly for EI dosing using 500ml bottles. Following the sticky, I am going to implement the following dosing regimen for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By blackjackaj
Bri & Sham -- those look like great options for...

Bri & Sham -- those look like great options for organization, thanks!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-03-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By blackjackaj
Your EI Dosing Tools / Set-up

Hi all,

I'm finally taking the plunge and making the move to dry ferts/EI. I'm curious what kind of equipment and setups you veterans employ. What measuring devices do you use? What do you keep...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By blackjackaj
In fairness, they do provide water conditioner...

In fairness, they do provide water conditioner and fish food with the kit, and they do recommend using Betta fish. I'm most concerned with "There is no need to clean the water because of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By blackjackaj
AquaFarm Kickstarter: Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food

Have any of you seen this? I fear this may lead to quite a few fish deaths.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2142509221/home-aquaponics-kit-self-cleaning-fish-tank-that-g?ref=most-funded
Forum: Tank Journals 04-17-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Thank you all for the suggestions! Here's an...

Thank you all for the suggestions! Here's an update. I started Pfertz dosing, added a 2x31w t-5 HO for more light, and some dwarf sag, anubias nana, crpy parva and rearranged things.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Side

Side
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2012, 02:35 AM
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Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Yes it's an Apisto. Haven't been able to...

Yes it's an Apisto. Haven't been able to identify it though. Fish store didn't know but he is cool!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Update

Update
Forum: Tank Journals 11-29-2011, 04:52 AM
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Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Oh, is that REALLY how moss grows? Ooops.... ...

Oh, is that REALLY how moss grows? Ooops....

I think I'll stick with the three redlines. Once my Angels and rams are in I think the tank will fill out nicely.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-29-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
16 Harlequins and 3 Roseline Sharks. They are...

16 Harlequins and 3 Roseline Sharks. They are truly beautiful fish. I'm really pleased with the growth of the crypt, moss and the vals. Having a bit of dark green hair algae problem at the...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-22-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xBX9WM-pTkk/Tss...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xBX9WM-pTkk/Tss45rZ8i9I/AAAAAAAAAoY/KKjTvNSXt5E/s800/IMG_1009.JPG
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Forum: Tank Journals 11-07-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DaCQkc5Cues/Trc...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DaCQkc5Cues/TrczwdcW8MI/AAAAAAAAAm4/s0o9PI8A8Ag/s800/IMG_0966.JPG

Good new growth on the Crytpo
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Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-asSZEc58XmY/TrS...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-asSZEc58XmY/TrS2ONg3GVI/AAAAAAAAAmc/L4wUVt2tRbA/s800/photo%252520%2525282%252529.JPG

Here's day 5. Added 8 nerites and two flame mollies just to be sure my cycle...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
Thanks for your comments -- it is Java moss. And...

Thanks for your comments -- it is Java moss. And I've actually since moved the Vesuvius, good eye! I'll post an updated pic either tonight or tomorrow.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
No comments?? :( Daytime bump

No comments?? :(

Daytime bump
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By blackjackaj
blackjackaj's 55T Planted Hi-Tech Paradise

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Hi all. This is my first legitimate go from the ground-up with a planted tank. I added a few...
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