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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2004, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Tres
I have several large barrels and could possibly...

I have several large barrels and could possibly store water for more than a month..

I know that letting water stand overnight will release the chlorine, and in most cases with tap water the PH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2004, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Tres
Anyone have any idea?

Anyone have any idea?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-26-2004, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Tres
Water quality after left standing?

I have several 30 gallon barrels I can use to let water sit prior to using it for water changes.
I have heard that letting tap water sit for a while is good for the aquarium

The barrels are...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2004, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Tres
Wow, thanks for the great advice and the link! ...

Wow, thanks for the great advice and the link!

I am concerned about the otto's.... totaly forgot about that. They are well fed, fat little critters, but you never know...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2004, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Tres
I know they will never completly kill off all of...

I know they will never completly kill off all of them, but I'm hoping they will keep the excessive population under control.

Concerning that link, good reading... noticed one person saying his got...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2004, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Tres
Thank You

I got into aquairiums about 15 years ago, for about 5 years, but never had any luck with live plants.

I guess it has been nearly a year now since I got back into aquariums, and I have had so much...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2004, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Tres
Discus question

I have a well established 46 bowfront overgrown with 2 types of valisnera and some sort of "lawn" plant.

Its got a UV sterilizer and a fluval 304 with nothing but sponges in it. Sponge on the...
Forum: Fish 09-10-2004, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tres
Thanks... the rotifer explanation seems to be the...

Thanks... the rotifer explanation seems to be the case with me, as they seem to be healthy, even growing, but I never see them eat anything visible.
Forum: Fish 09-10-2004, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Tres
Title Bout: 6 Queen Loaches VS Trumpet Snail Army

Anyone wanna take a guess at the results?
I know the Queen loaches will eat pond snails and ramshorn snails, but haven't seen "will eat trumpet snails" in print anywhere. I know the mts is a bit...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2004, 01:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tres
I could purchase live brine shrimp at my lfs, but...

I could purchase live brine shrimp at my lfs, but I fear the guppies in this particular tank would out compete the Goby's :(

I forgot to mention that in my research on Goby's in general, it seems...
Forum: Fish 09-07-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,753
Posted By Tres
Question Bumble Bee Goby diet

I found 3 cute bumble bee goby's today and couldnt resist taking them home.
I had done some homework on goby's in general, and naturaly when I got home I got more specific and looked up the bumble...
Forum: Substrate 08-27-2004, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tres
All the fish are happy... to the point where the...

All the fish are happy... to the point where the rams are laying eggs every few weeks. I think the MTS are getting the eggs, or perhaps the water is a bit too hard for them.
The fish are all...
Forum: Algae 08-26-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,233
Posted By Tres
46 gallon bowfront with 5 inches substrate,...

46 gallon bowfront with 5 inches substrate, overgrown with plants:

9 otto's
2 clown plecostomus
2 sae (mature)
968,351 Trumpet snails (Give or take a few)

Oh, the 30 Fat Cardinals and 4 Blue...
Forum: Substrate 08-26-2004, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tres
Its been a while since I changed the substrate,...

Its been a while since I changed the substrate, so I'm back for a progress report...

Firstly, the main reason I changed from shultz aquatic soil to eco-complete is that after many months of hand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-06-2004, 11:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,141
Posted By Tres
If you consider the fish in your aquarium to be...

If you consider the fish in your aquarium to be valuable... whether because they are rare South American Dwarf Cichlids or because your wife thinks the pink guppies are cute, buy 2 heaters of the...
Forum: Substrate 06-09-2004, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tres
In my case, most of my fish prefer to have the ph...

In my case, most of my fish prefer to have the ph "suppressed".
The plants grow so fast that I'm certain they get more than enough CO2, Light, and nutrients.
My tap water tends to increase the ph,...
Forum: Substrate 06-06-2004, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tres
I use the airstone because I have a fairly heavy...

I use the airstone because I have a fairly heavy load of fish. The heavy load of plants does reduce the need for additional oxygen for the fish, but if the airstone is turned off for a couple of days...
Forum: Substrate 06-03-2004, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tres
Peat... How thick?

I've done a lot of poking around, and I've seen where some people recommend using a thin layer of Peat under eco-complete to help keep the PH down.
This fits right into the scheme of things in my...
Forum: Algae 04-15-2004, 09:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tres
I think unless you have some other method of...

I think unless you have some other method of quickly replenishing the beneficial bateria, this is true.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tres
Ive looked into that, and the only thing I have...

Ive looked into that, and the only thing I have found so far is that it "MIGHT" break up cheleated iron.

Im lucky in that my substrate is rich in that, so the plants will have a source of it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2004, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tres
Indeed.. I still have a couple of stubborn...

Indeed..
I still have a couple of stubborn spots left.. I figured they would go as quickly as the rest, but they didnt...
In any case it looks like the outbreak is contained and will be destroyed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2004, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tres
YAY! The ich had stopped spreading rapidly as of...

YAY! The ich had stopped spreading rapidly as of my last post, and I am now happy to report that my fish are nearly ich free!

The combination of UV sterilizer and heat showed remarkable results in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-03-2004, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tres
Ive got the heat up to 84 today, and will be...

Ive got the heat up to 84 today, and will be increasing it a couple of more degrees tonight.

Hopefully between that i will begin to see results in...

I dunno how long?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2004, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,850
Posted By Tres
I made the mistake of putting the clay substrate...

I made the mistake of putting the clay substrate in my quarantine tank as well, never realizing that the clay would absorb any amount of medication I might add... sigh...

I put a UV sterilizer on...
Forum: Algae 03-02-2004, 07:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tres
I respect you desire to know the root cause of...

I respect you desire to know the root cause of the problem.. I too would like to know a lot more about what is going on in my aquarium...
I guess only time and a LOT of reading will get me there.....
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