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Forum: Fish 12-20-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,002
Posted By rich815
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Forum: Fish 08-24-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,596
Posted By rich815
Endlers!

Endlers!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-21-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By rich815
No, things are working out too well doing it the...

No, things are working out too well doing it the way I am.

Did you see the video? That from starting with 4-5 cherries and maybe 8 or so tigers....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-21-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,161
Posted By rich815
In numerous tries until I set up a tank without...

In numerous tries until I set up a tank without CO2 my shrimp efforts always failed. This is my 7 gal no-CO2 tank. A HOB filter which I only plug in maybe 2-3 times a week for a few hours each...
Forum: Plants 02-01-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,187
Posted By rich815
My two favorites these days are: ...

My two favorites these days are:

Syngonanthus sp. 'Belem'

and

Aponogeton madagascariensis
Forum: Algae 01-27-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,971
Posted By rich815
I turkey baste (water squirt), and hand "fluff",...

I turkey baste (water squirt), and hand "fluff", all my plants RIGHT before water change time. It suspends any loose detritus on the leaves and also uneaten food stuck between leaves that the fish...
Forum: Algae 01-26-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,971
Posted By rich815
Not the best idea. Too good of a vacuuming and...

Not the best idea. Too good of a vacuuming and your remove too much of the beneficial bacteria. Do a decent vacuum but do not do a "deep clean". Not needed and could very well create a problem...
Forum: Fish 01-09-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By rich815
Cories like to school and 6+ is ideal. You could...

Cories like to school and 6+ is ideal. You could get less but they'd likely hide most of the time so what's the point? I have skunks and they are nice but definitely more shy than most of my other...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,992
Posted By rich815
Bummer others are reporting it losing it's...

Bummer others are reporting it losing it's curliness, doesn't sound like a stable mutation.
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 929
Posted By rich815
I know everyone talks well of the giesmanns but...

I know everyone talks well of the giesmanns but has anyone really had any issues with any of the mainstream brands of T5 HO bulbs? I've tried a few (colormax, lifeGLO, proGLO, etc) and all seem to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By rich815
I agree, a great discus resource. Just be...

I agree, a great discus resource. Just be forewarned there's a lot of militant bare-bottom tank-only discus people there.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By rich815
All stunted "mini" discus I've seen are quite...

All stunted "mini" discus I've seen are quite poorly colored.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,699
Posted By rich815
Ah, I see the one you mean now. Those, or ones...

Ah, I see the one you mean now. Those, or ones that look identical anyway (called UP CO2 Atomizer) have been discussed at length here:
...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,699
Posted By rich815
Got it. Did not see that in the link from the OP....

Got it. Did not see that in the link from the OP.

FYI, I've been using this one for more than a year on two of my tanks. Works great, never needed to clean, no leaks. I have no association with...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,699
Posted By rich815
The one being discussed is not an inline diffuser.

The one being discussed is not an inline diffuser.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By rich815
ycbs put into greater detail and context what I...

ycbs put into greater detail and context what I would have said (I was on a work conference call when I posted!).

>>>>Sure, there's always someone that'll tell you they've bucked the trend and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,730
Posted By rich815
I would not do more than 5 discus in that size...

I would not do more than 5 discus in that size tank, and definitely go with LESS intense lighting. Discus do not like it too bright in my experience. You can use MH but then the discus will likely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By rich815
Invest in a decent pressurized co2 system over...

Invest in a decent pressurized co2 system over time much easier and more consistent, dose dry ferts using EI method, it's easiest and cheapest.
Forum: Algae 12-31-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By rich815
16 hour photoperiod??? That is THE problem right...

16 hour photoperiod??? That is THE problem right there.
Forum: Substrate 12-31-2010, 02:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,182
Posted By rich815
Cycle the AS in a smaller container or other tank...

Cycle the AS in a smaller container or other tank first until the ammonia leaches out. Or do large water changes almost every day for a couple weeks. I did the latter in my 60P when I added a new...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 30,699
Posted By rich815
Pls report back in a couple of weeks, I've heard...

Pls report back in a couple of weeks, I've heard the ultra fine-ness of the mist starts to fade....
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By rich815
This always happens. Usually right before you...

This always happens. Usually right before you leave on a vacation. And it's why I too invested in an extra tank. This way you can quickly switch to the full back-up one from the garage, and not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-23-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By rich815
I used to do that when I was totally topless but...

I used to do that when I was totally topless but since adding a netting top it's more a pain to scoop up water so I just dump the dry stuff either right over one of my Koralias or in front of one of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-23-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By rich815
Don't matter.

Don't matter.
Forum: Substrate 12-15-2010, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,959
Posted By rich815
I had this issue when I first used AS, and after...

I had this issue when I first used AS, and after 2 weeks of 80% WC every day I was ready to give up until I found the solution. Put a 100g pouch of Purigen in your filter. Overnight you will have...
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