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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-22-2017, 04:23 AM
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Posted By Couesfanatic
ADA or UNS for the tank. ADA is Aqua Design...

ADA or UNS for the tank. ADA is Aqua Design Amano. UNS is Ultum Nature Systems.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-20-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Couesfanatic
You can cycle a tank without adding the bacteria...

You can cycle a tank without adding the bacteria bottles, live plants or media from another tank. It just takes longer.

I agree with the bottle idea at this point. It's worth the 5 dollars for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-18-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Couesfanatic
More assassin snails or loaches is the best way...

More assassin snails or loaches is the best way to eliminate them without major overhaul of the tank. I'd get more assassins.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-18-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By Couesfanatic
More water decreases concentration of what? I'm...

More water decreases concentration of what? I'm not sure what you are trying to not dilute here, but I would fill the tank completely and run the HOB filter. Is the filter in use?

If you can get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Couesfanatic
It happens; it wasn't intentional.

It happens; it wasn't intentional.
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Couesfanatic
While the UNS look good, the OP is not looking...

While the UNS look good, the OP is not looking for rimless. I have a few Deep Blue, one of which just started leaking, 4 weeks in. I would look elsewhere. I've been in the same situation as you. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Couesfanatic
Well thats good to hear. Thanks for the info.

Well thats good to hear. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Fish   05-17-2017, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Couesfanatic
I was worried about the sunfish being shy. I...

I was worried about the sunfish being shy. I guess I will find out. I purchased some tank bred Ofekenokee from Sachs Aquaculture so hopefully not being wild will help.

Tha Scarlet Badis had what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2017, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By Couesfanatic
Rotala Rotundifolia, Baby Tears

Rotala Rotundifolia, Baby Tears
Forum: Fish   05-16-2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Couesfanatic
Grah, I have kept the Scarlet Badis quite a bit....

Grah, I have kept the Scarlet Badis quite a bit. Mine were shy with other fish in the tank but with a species only tank they are pretty bold. Mine had no problem swimming out in the open or coming up...
Forum: Fish   05-16-2017, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Couesfanatic
+1. They will be especially hard to feed with the...

+1. They will be especially hard to feed with the CPD's in there.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-16-2017, 04:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
Sorry about jumping your thread fishkeeper01. I...

Sorry about jumping your thread fishkeeper01. I have the finnex stingray and have had good luck with that light for low tech with Aquasoil.

I do believe we can have a good discussion without...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-16-2017, 04:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 759
Posted By Couesfanatic
I've had great luck with the API Master...

I've had great luck with the API Master Freshwater Test Kit. And no, I'm not getting kickbacks. I also use the API GH/KH test kit and the copper test kit. I've had good luck with this TDS tool:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
You honestly believe doing water changes every 4...

You honestly believe doing water changes every 4 weeks is harming the fish?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
Ok, I'm not trying to argue with you. We all have...

Ok, I'm not trying to argue with you. We all have our opinion. It is possible to be consistent with water changes every 4-8 weeks.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
Contradicting what? I never said don't have...

Contradicting what? I never said don't have consistent water changes.

I said testing does not cover every toxin, thus water changes are important. I don't believe that 50% weekly changes are...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
Bugspray, lotion, hairspray, carpet cleaner,...

Bugspray, lotion, hairspray, carpet cleaner, metals/particles from the air, hand soap, dish soap, food, soda, etc. Anything that can get in the tank from our hands, kids, the air etc.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
I disagree. I've run many 2.5 gallon tanks with...

I disagree. I've run many 2.5 gallon tanks with water changes every 4-8 weeks. All of these with Aquasoil. I do water changes every week or so until its cycled. After that every 4-8 weeks has been...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-15-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,046
Posted By Couesfanatic
I have read articles pushing both things. I've...

I have read articles pushing both things. I've always gotten BBA with weekly water changes on low tech tanks. I usually do once every 4-8 weeks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-15-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By Couesfanatic
I have a few Deep Blue tanks. One just started...

I have a few Deep Blue tanks. One just started leaking. I'll pm you with a vendor review, since they aren't allowed on here.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-11-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Couesfanatic
I would love to, but unfortunately Arizona law...

I would love to, but unfortunately Arizona law does not allow it.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-09-2017, 03:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By Couesfanatic
Might consider spreading the moss out more....

Might consider spreading the moss out more. Sometimes the lower part of the thick sections will die off. It will also spread and attach better if you spread it out a bit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2017, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Couesfanatic
A bluegill in a 20 gallon?

A bluegill in a 20 gallon?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-29-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Couesfanatic
Monte Carlo and Baby Tears Regular

Monte Carlo and Baby Tears Regular
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   04-29-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Couesfanatic
I had the stingray clip on over a standard 2.5...

I had the stingray clip on over a standard 2.5 gallon and it worked well without co2.
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