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Forum: Algae   04-22-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By LS6 Tommy
X2. I always keep some on hand. Still or stagnant...

X2. I always keep some on hand. Still or stagnant tanks seem more suceptible.

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,073
Posted By LS6 Tommy
When I was growing up my neighbor had a man made...

When I was growing up my neighbor had a man made spring fed pond. They had a little dock on one side. It was only about 6" above the water, which was usually crystal clea r, still and only about 24"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'm not too sure. It seems way too small....

I'm not too sure. It seems way too small. Chironimd larvae are usually around 1 cm.

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-22-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,871
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I guess you've never kept Hatchets, African...

I guess you've never kept Hatchets, African butterflies, Guppies, Archers, Styphodons...

Tommy
Forum: Lighting   12-12-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I didn't watch the video, so I can't comment on...

I didn't watch the video, so I can't comment on performance, but just FYI, pretty much every Feit Electric LED unit I've ever seen has had a dismally short lifespan...

Tommy
Forum: Equipment   07-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I had one. It didn't work very well for me...

I had one. It didn't work very well for me either. It jammed, allowed fine silt back into the tank & basically just left a layer of silt on everything. Even though I got it from AbsolutelyPets on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By LS6 Tommy
There's a lot of debate about it. Some feel that...

There's a lot of debate about it. Some feel that it strips nutrients and base metals that plants utilize. Others feel that other than medications, it doesn't remove anything that could negatively...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Other than for an initial "clean up", I'd skip...

Other than for an initial "clean up", I'd skip the activated carbon for a planted tank. It's benefits are dubious at best.

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Ask your vet for a 1 ml oral syringe. 0.1 ml/gal...

Ask your vet for a 1 ml oral syringe. 0.1 ml/gal is Seachem's published dosage when adding directly to the water you're adding. If you prefer to dose the tank, dose for the water volume of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,785
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'm sure you know what you're doing but I think...

I'm sure you know what you're doing but I think it should be noted that if you don't boil & thoroughly rinse, I would be VERY cautious about using substrate or driftwood collected locally unless you...
Forum: Fish   06-04-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By LS6 Tommy
My current tank is always about 84*F because of...

My current tank is always about 84*F because of the Discus, so ich is not really a problem, but the times I have had it in the past 1/2 dosing Quick Cure like you would with tetras has never bothered...
Forum: Fish   06-04-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Could be ich, too... Tommy

Could be ich, too...

Tommy
Forum: Fish   03-10-2013, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I have been keeping both pygmaeus & habrosus...

I have been keeping both pygmaeus & habrosus pygmy cories in 80* F water for over a year. No losses. My 4" Lohochata & 4"+ discus ignore them. Since you didn't say if they were disappearing or just...
Forum: Fish   03-06-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By LS6 Tommy
That crossed my mind & I'm not disagreeing with...

That crossed my mind & I'm not disagreeing with you, but I've been occasionally feeding these guys freeze dried blood worms & brine shrimp since I got them. These particular discus don't surface feed...
Forum: Fish   03-06-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Completely unexpected loss

My best Red Turquoise Discus was dead when I got home today. It ate well this morning & looked fine. Water is fine. Other fish are fine. It had no symptoms of any kind. When I pulled it out of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-27-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Damselfly. Dragonflies can't fold their wings....

Damselfly. Dragonflies can't fold their wings. Both have VERY predatory aquatic nymphs. It probably hitch hiked in on a plant...

Tommy
Forum: Fish   12-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By LS6 Tommy
It has its own group of Secret Service Pike......

It has its own group of Secret Service Pike... :hihi:

Tommy
Forum: Fish   12-23-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Never had them eat plants either. Chase other...

Never had them eat plants either. Chase other fish, bit never eat plants...

Tommy
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   12-06-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,531
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Good looking tank & very happy looking froggies!...

Good looking tank & very happy looking froggies! I had a pair of White's & a pair of Grey tree frogs from my back yard in a 29 gallon standard for about 11 years. I still get Grey tree frogs around...
Forum: Fish   11-27-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I have (1) 4"+ SAE. He grazes a little on the...

I have (1) 4"+ SAE. He grazes a little on the glass & some of the less delicate plants, but really didn't make much difference even when he was small & not the only SAE in the tank. You really can't...
Forum: Fish   11-27-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Interesting change of events

I went to feed the fish tonight & noticed one of my newer discus looks like it's bowels were distended. I thought, "great, worms". Nope. Five minutes later she's laying eggs on the front of the tank....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-02-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,079
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I'm in Denville. I lost power last October for a...

I'm in Denville. I lost power last October for a week. Tank went down to 53* F. No filter, no heat. I closed the valves on my canister to isolate it from the tank so when the biofilter started to die...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,172
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I've successfully kept WAY more fish than that in...

I've successfully kept WAY more fish than that in standard 29s over the years. Most of the time with HOB filtration. Some of the time with REALLY lax maintenance when I didn't know any better.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By LS6 Tommy
Maybe completely unrelated to your problem, but...

Maybe completely unrelated to your problem, but why are you running a chiller? Does the lighting overheat the tank?

Tommy
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 940
Posted By LS6 Tommy
I can't tell from the pictures, but if its...

I can't tell from the pictures, but if its Cyanobacteria as mentioned above & not true algae, Erythromicin wipes it right out. Also, that substrate you have looks like plain old sand. It's not real...
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