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Forum: Plants   05-23-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Couple of possible deficiencies to identify.

Couple of pics here with plants showing possible deficiencies.

Any help would be much appreciated.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/8802502502_7ea86d9881.jpg
Hygrophila polysperma...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-13-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,222
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Setting water parameters (GH/KH) from HMA filtered water.

Hi,

Anyone care to help me get the right recipe for mineralising my water for a new shrimp tank.

New tank is a Fluval Edge 46lt with Eheim Ecco pro 330 canister filter. ADA amazonia three rocks...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-05-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
For the GH test. 1 drop = 20mg/l or ppm =...

For the GH test.
1 drop = 20mg/l or ppm = 1.12dGH

For the KH test.
1 drop = 10mg/l or ppm = 0.56dKH

Test kit is the Hagen / Nutrafin liquid GH/KH kit.

I think this is right. Correct me if...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Thanks, Good to know. Because the RCS are...

Thanks,

Good to know. Because the RCS are looked upon as very hardy there doesn't seem to be much info suggesting where I wanted to aim for with my water parameters.

My berried females are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Water Chemistry

Hi,

Had a tank with cherry's for 3 weeks now.

One female has produced about 20 shrimplets and we have a further 7 berried females in the tank.

The tank (50lts) parameters are:
TDS = 188ppm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-23-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,437
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Just got my first cherries 10 days ago. They must...

Just got my first cherries 10 days ago. They must have been berried already as I have babies.

Now I'm hooked.

Want to get another tank set up and I NEED something blue. I just love the blue...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Quick question. I also have Hydra and...

Quick question.

I also have Hydra and shrimp.

Can anyone give the type of dewormer and amount used?

I very much doubt if my local vet will be able to advise a dosage for aquariums.

Gaz
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Great - NOT!! Like I said, I found two when...

Great - NOT!!

Like I said, I found two when I disturbed some plants and everything is settled again now.

I knew I should have grabbed them while I had the chance. No bloody sign of them now.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-30-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Any idea what this could be?

Reorganising / replanting in my main tank and disturbed two creatures that from what I can find on the web look like damselfly larvae.

Do I need to tear down my tank to eradicate or just wait and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-25-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Ok, quick update. Testing late evening...

Ok, quick update.

Testing late evening before dosing Easycarbo + Brighty K.
Weekly TNC Complete last dose was Friday 21st (4 days ago)

Tank Parameters
GH 80
KH ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Yeh, sorry I didn't update. It's now all...

Yeh, sorry I didn't update.

It's now all good.

Crystal clear and zero ammonia.

Just a case of WC's to control the build up of nitrate or change out the plastic for real plants to extend...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-19-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Thanks for the insight. I'm new to the...

Thanks for the insight.

I'm new to the shrimp side but find them fascinating.

Shrimp tank it is then.

Now to decide on the scape and inhabitants. Lots more reading to do.

Gaz
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-19-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
I'm surprised to hear that the Amano's would be...

I'm surprised to hear that the Amano's would be bullied or worse, eaten as when I looked into them prior to getting them the consensus was that they were bomb proof and will stand up to most small...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-19-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Shrimp advice please.

Hi folks.

Looking for some advice wrt adding more shrimp to my community tank if possible.

If not advisable I may start a shrimp only tank.

I'll set out my basics.

Juwel Vision 260ltr...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-19-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
The gravel is the coated stuff that is truly...

The gravel is the coated stuff that is truly inert.
I do have a few Seachem Flourish tabs at the roots of all plants.
The Akadama substrate is a baked clay type substrate used for bonsai that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-19-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
50% WC completed. Extra filter fitted. ...

50% WC completed.

Extra filter fitted.

Filter squeeze from main tank completed into both small filters.

Tank looks clearer already.

Turns out the fish were a rescue as they were destined...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-18-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Question Help me establish a base line for my 260lt

Hi folks.

Looks like there are some very knowledgeable folks on here wrt ferts etc. Hopefully you can help me establish a dosing regime.

I know there is the EI method that's favoured but I...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-18-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Thanks

Thanks folks.

Just what I needed. A memory jogger.

I not long ago had a bacterial bloom in the main tank after it was re-done.
Why I didn't think to transfer some mulm from the main tank I've...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   09-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Question Help with my daughters non-planted tank.

Hi

I've a 260 ltr planted tank which has been torn down and restarted a couple months back so it is settling down nicely.

The problem I have is with a tank my wife bought for our daughter. It's...
Forum: Algae   08-15-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
I have tried one treatment of Accu Clear but that...

I have tried one treatment of Accu Clear but that made no difference.

Might do daily 10% WC's for the next week monitoring the water parameters for stability. At least that will deal with the...
Forum: Algae   08-15-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Mmmmm, tank looks even worse today again. ...

Mmmmm, tank looks even worse today again.

Can't help thinking I'm missing something.

At least the fish don't seem to mind.
Forum: Algae   08-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Ok thanks folks. Just tested again, all...

Ok thanks folks.

Just tested again, all good until I got to ammonia.........1.6mg/l.

Treated with Nutrafin Cycle which should boost bacteria and lock away excess ammonia and nitrite.
...
Forum: Algae   08-13-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,232
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Cloudy Tank - Help??

Not sure if this is the best place for this post.

I'm pretty sure this is not algae and I thought it was just the bacterial bloom you get in a new tank set up that would settle quickly.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,585
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Fusiongt - first of all I love your tank. I'm...

Fusiongt - first of all I love your tank. I'm just about to start my first true planted tank.

I'm getting the bits and pieces together.

It's my only tank that I've had for years and has been...
Forum: Equipment   08-06-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,242
Posted By GAZ_XB9R
Ok, looks like I am in the woefully inadequate...

Ok, looks like I am in the woefully inadequate bracket then.

600lts/hr on a 260lts tank.

Eheim canister in my future then.

Any advice?

May rig up some inline stuff as I have 2 dosing...
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