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Forum: Aquascaping 06-01-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By iskandarreza
OK FYI people, don't put in mangoes into the...

OK FYI people, don't put in mangoes into the tank. Bacterial bloom because that fruit is so damn nutritious turns the water anoxic when the lights go out.

I killed 2 siamese algae eaters and...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-31-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By iskandarreza
Yeah someone told me my approach was like Bob...

Yeah someone told me my approach was like Bob Ross. Had to look that up. But yeah, I kinda like letting the plants loose with not much intervention for now. Wanna see how they grow, how fast, what...
Forum: DIY 12-18-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By iskandarreza
I have rough data that I have collected since I...

I have rough data that I have collected since I started playing with DIY CO2, so far it matches your theory:

1 cup of sugar + 1l water + 5ml yeast at 30C/80F ambient temperature = 16days peak

2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 60,998
Posted By iskandarreza
Can I join? I'll be number 55! Member List ...

Can I join? I'll be number 55!

Member List
Joining please copy this entire text without quoting it then insert it (paste) in your joining post and add yourself at the end.
wkndracer - first...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By iskandarreza
New update: It's been two weeks and things have...

New update: It's been two weeks and things have not calmed down at least where some of the plants are concerned. I no longer have to mow the grass, but I keep having to trim and prune the sunset...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By iskandarreza
Hahah I just read up on Bob Ross on wikipedia and...

Hahah I just read up on Bob Ross on wikipedia and I think he's definitely my kinda guy. I especially liked this part:



I dunno if I should even attempt to add any more plants. Maybe at the back...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By iskandarreza
iskandarreza's first dirt tank (56k Warning)

Hey folks, I've decided that I'm gonna do a journal for this 15g dirt tank that I started in late October. This is also my first tank journal and my second planted tank. I figured it would probably...
Forum: Algae 12-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By iskandarreza
It's dark green, almost black, and grows only on...

It's dark green, almost black, and grows only on the lava rocks. It's not fuzzy, it's not stringy, it's just there. I'm not sure if it's slimy or hard because the lava rock is rough.

Here is...
Forum: Plants 12-02-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By iskandarreza
Do you know what plant it is?

Do you know what plant it is?
Forum: Plants 12-01-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By iskandarreza
How do I maintain this plant?

I just bought it because it looked pretty. I'm not sure what it is. It's growing pretty fast in my dirt tank. Would it be ok to trim the tops and replant them near the base of the parent plant?
...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By iskandarreza
How tea-coloured was your water and how big is...

How tea-coloured was your water and how big is the tank? I haven't had to recharge mine since I put it into the 8g few weeks ago.
Forum: Aquascaping 11-22-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 674
Posted By iskandarreza
Purigen is AMAZING! Before Purigen: ...

Purigen is AMAZING!

Before Purigen:
http://i.imgur.com/5hcBe.jpg

After Purigen:
http://i.imgur.com/SYjOr.jpg

Took less than 72 hours.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,059
Posted By iskandarreza
Or those living in apartments with no balconies...

Or those living in apartments with no balconies and low natural light.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By iskandarreza
Why use two when you can use four? Stagger the...

Why use two when you can use four? Stagger the installation so that all you have to do is change out one bottle a week without much disruption to the amount of CO2. Then you'll have a very consistent...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By iskandarreza
I am getting more and more convinced that they're...

I am getting more and more convinced that they're pretty good GH reducers. My tap water is hard because we get our water from a reservoir in between two limestone mountains. I don't do water changes...
Forum: Fish 11-21-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,667
Posted By iskandarreza
I once lost a betta I was trying to rehabilitate...

I once lost a betta I was trying to rehabilitate in my 8g (he was in a small jam jar before for several months before I rescued him). Snails took care of his carcass and within 4 hours he was...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By iskandarreza
Kuhli loaches! They're fun and they're not too...

Kuhli loaches! They're fun and they're not too big, 4 inches long max, less than 1/2" thick. Plus they go crazy when the air pressure drops, so you have a somewhat reliable weather forecaster. And...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,996
Posted By iskandarreza
I did this from July to September in my 8g: ...

I did this from July to September in my 8g:

http://i.imgur.com/oppsq.jpg
Pictured above is the 8g in mid July this year.

That's just a strip of black mounting board wrapped around the first...
Forum: Algae 11-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,279
Posted By iskandarreza
What algae is this and why is the only thing pearling?

http://i.imgur.com/MVsur.jpg

I don't know if you guys can see it, but that's the clearest shot I could get of some kind of algae growing on my lava rock cave. It also happens to be the only thing...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,258
Posted By iskandarreza
Really? That's amazing! Can you post some pics?

Really? That's amazing! Can you post some pics?
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By iskandarreza
Thanks, VeeSe. I really appreciate that vote of...

Thanks, VeeSe. I really appreciate that vote of confidence :)
Forum: Substrate 11-18-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By iskandarreza
In my 15g I'm using partial MTS. I say partial...

In my 15g I'm using partial MTS. I say partial because I skipped plenty of steps and ended up not adding dolomite, substituting it with a bit of unscented plain kitty litter, didn't add anything I...
Forum: Fish 11-18-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By iskandarreza
That 8g is wayyyy overstocked. Been that way...

That 8g is wayyyy overstocked. Been that way since I got the tank lock stock and barrel with all the fish in it 5 months ago. Odd thing is the water is very stable. I've not done a water change in...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,478
Posted By iskandarreza
Our tap water here is naturally on the harder...

Our tap water here is naturally on the harder side of the scale because the water catchment area is a valley between two limestone mountain ranges. On the other hand most of the fish I keep prefer...
Forum: Fish 11-17-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,478
Posted By iskandarreza
I boil adult ramshorn snails, pull the carcass...

I boil adult ramshorn snails, pull the carcass out of the shell with a pin and chop them up to thin strips. My cardinals love it; their colours really come out after a sliced-snail meal. And now one...
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