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Forum: Algae 02-15-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Bees
Yep, plants do their growing at night. During...

Yep, plants do their growing at night. During the daytime the focus is on photosynthesis.
Forum: Plants 02-12-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Bees
Red Rubins get pretty big, definitely over 6...

Red Rubins get pretty big, definitely over 6 inches. If you like the red-to-green colour pattern you might consider an Echinodorus Red Diamond. It has thinner leaves than a standard sword and the...
Forum: Algae 02-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By Bees
You're probably looking at a few weeks for the...

You're probably looking at a few weeks for the outbreak to clear up. As your tank matures and the cycle gets established the diatom algae will be out-competed by both your plants and your good...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By Bees
I had the exact same problem with the Hagen elite...

I had the exact same problem with the Hagen elite mini-filter diffuser that I set up. Although physically different, the concept is the same. Originally I left the sponge inside the filter assuming...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-08-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bees
I've got one pearl gourami and one krib, the...

I've got one pearl gourami and one krib, the largest fish in my tank and both quite active. The amanos only come out at night as a result. Plus I'm sure I've lost a few. I blame the krib. He...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By Bees
If you're careful and handy you can drill a hole...

If you're careful and handy you can drill a hole for your tube into the power head. Where to do it depends on the model.

After you figure out your intake solution, the powerhead is going to chop...
Forum: Fish 02-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,970
Posted By Bees
They'll eat most dark-green vegetables that are...

They'll eat most dark-green vegetables that are appropriately softened. It sometimes takes them a little while to realize that something new is food. So if possible, leave the item in with them for...
Forum: Lighting 02-03-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By Bees
The gold standards in peaceful community fish -...

The gold standards in peaceful community fish - when you factor in cost - are neon tetras, harlequin rasboras and cherry barbs. These fish are pretty much available anywhere, are hardy and...
Forum: Algae 02-02-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Bees
Hmm, a bit of a pickle because you have good...

Hmm, a bit of a pickle because you have good light and good CO2 but low ferts. However, the plants you have aren't weeds so they don't require a lot of ferts so adding more could lead to other...
Forum: Algae 02-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bees
Looks like you're making great progress! ...

Looks like you're making great progress!

The water sprite grows like a weed so although you'll have to prune it a lot, it will slurp up nutrients that otherwise might go to algae so it was a good...
Forum: Algae 02-02-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Bees
Anubias frequently get GSA and BBA on it because...

Anubias frequently get GSA and BBA on it because it has big, slow-growing leaves which get a lot of light if they are not shaded. So its almost like a stage for algae to star on. You can try...
Forum: Algae 02-01-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By Bees
Otocinclus cats are famous for eating brown...

Otocinclus cats are famous for eating brown diatom algae.
Forum: Fish 01-27-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,802
Posted By Bees
I agree with Rod - the tank should be well...

I agree with Rod - the tank should be well established. I've lost Rummys before in a new tank that I thought had cycled fine. All of the other fish did well except them. Tried again a few months...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-27-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 152,234
Posted By Bees
You're describing Tubifex worms. They are thin,...

You're describing Tubifex worms. They are thin, pinkish guys who form protective casings around themselves from whatever they can find. They are totally harmless and good fish food. They're a...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Bees
Floating plant ID help

Hi, just looking for some help identifying a plant that I just noticed in one of my tanks. I think it might be Salvinia natans. Can anyone help me with an identification?

Thanks
Forum: Plants 01-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Bees
You're right the plants in the back look like...

You're right the plants in the back look like Crypts and the ones in the front may be as well but they look more like java ferns. It is hard to say without a closer shot or a picture of the root...
Forum: Plants 01-21-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Bees
Guppy grass grows like crazy with moderate light...

Guppy grass grows like crazy with moderate light and no CO2 or nutrients so I think you will do fine.
Forum: Other Websites 01-16-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By Bees
Aquagarden.ca

Although it is just a blog, and only just starting at that, I thought I would share the link.

www.aquagarden.ca

The site is still ramping up at the moment so for the next few months it will be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-16-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By Bees
You're on a slippery slope. Add enough light to...

You're on a slippery slope. Add enough light to keep a variety of plants and they will lack nutrients (especially with a play-sand substrate). Start adding nutrients and you'll find there's not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bees
Yes, those are all good ideas. I think the...

Yes, those are all good ideas.
I think the easiest solution is to stir up the sand when you're making your water changes. It might be a good idea to put the fish in a temporary tank the first time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bees
Yes, this is very possible. Your tank sounds...

Yes, this is very possible. Your tank sounds poisoned in some way. And since your other tanks are doing fine your incoming water isn't the cause. The description and amount of your sand makes me...
Forum: Fish 01-15-2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,480
Posted By Bees
For another perspective I would say that pearl...

For another perspective I would say that pearl gouramis can be pushy but cichlids can be aggressive. However, much of the time both types of fish will mind their own business.

The best example of...
Forum: Plants 01-15-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Bees
I think the version you are looking for is the...

I think the version you are looking for is the slightly larger type: Spirodela polyrhiza
The more common duckweed is the mini version which can be a real problem, it is called Landoltia punctata -...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-15-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,597
Posted By Bees
I might be getting something wrong here but...

I might be getting something wrong here but you've added a lot of fish and changed to a new filter in around a month. Are you having any problems with ammonia or nitrites? Maybe there is enough...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Bees
Here is a great link that organizes plant types...

Here is a great link that organizes plant types by lighting.

http://www.canadianfishforums.com/plants/plants.htm

There are tons of choices.
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