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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2003, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 659
Posted By RayB
:cry: In the past week and a half the very...

:cry: In the past week and a half the very moderate brown hairy algae that I had, has BLOSSUMED to an extreme!! Is there anything, short of tearing down the tank, that I can do??? Below you will read...
Forum: Fish 06-04-2003, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,452
Posted By RayB
BE CAREFUL!!! When I first set up my planted...

BE CAREFUL!!! When I first set up my planted tank, I had a snail outbreak. To control it, I got a puffer. It took NO TIME for it to take care of the snails. When that task was done, "he" decided that...
Forum: Fish 06-02-2003, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By RayB
For the second time in about 3 months, my skunk...

For the second time in about 3 months, my skunk cories are "acting" sick. BOTH of them are acting normal then all of a sudden they lay on their side and look like they are dead. When I try to net...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By RayB
Check below that I have a 25 gal tank. I have...

Check below that I have a 25 gal tank. I have been using the Seachem line of products since it was set up. It is a low light tank, heavily planted and the plants are growing well. I do gardening...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2003, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By RayB
I recently purchased a Rena Filstar xP/2. When I...

I recently purchased a Rena Filstar xP/2. When I went to set it up, I got totally confused with the setup of the in/out tubes(NOT the hoses). The instructions, actually lack thereof, totally rot....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-26-2003, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By RayB
I have SUNSET in my tank growing quite...

I have SUNSET in my tank growing quite prolifically. What I have been doing is to trim off tops of some plants, about 1/2 to 1/3. The plant regenerates, usually one to three stems from that point. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2003, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,106
Posted By RayB
I used a mixture in ratio of 3:1, Flourite :...

I used a mixture in ratio of 3:1, Flourite : Plain washed gravel. I kept a 3/4 to 1" layer of RED flourite on the bottom then mixed the rest of the substrate. The "red" of the flourite with the tans...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2003, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,053
Posted By RayB
I have been running an Eclipse filter on my 25...

I have been running an Eclipse filter on my 25 gal tank for about 7 months. Even with cutting out the charcoal, my filter pads don't seem to last more than 2+ weeks. It's getting expensive. I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2003, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,846
Posted By RayB
I used a large aquarium net. I put the flourite...

I used a large aquarium net. I put the flourite into the net to about 80% capacity and rinsed the gravel with the outside hose. It cleaned out VERY quickly, as noted by lack of color coming out. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2003, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By RayB
Tank is about 4 months old. I altered the plants...

Tank is about 4 months old. I altered the plants somewhat. I got rid of a very large Amazon Sword that I felt was taking away much too much room for the fish. That's on the left where I put a few...
Forum: Fish 03-18-2003, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By RayB
HOPEFULLY I can help you because of recent...

HOPEFULLY I can help you because of recent experience. I had a case of ich in my tank. I used "Had-A-Snail" according to the directions, which are one drop/gal. BUT, be very careful when using it...
Forum: Photography 03-16-2003, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,346
Posted By RayB
Here's good site to get advice, tips etc. for...

Here's good site to get advice, tips etc. for aquarium photography.

http://characin.com/photography/web-show/index.html

Hope I helped.
Forum: Photography 03-16-2003, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,102
Posted By RayB
Sunnysmom ACTUALLY, your ratio of 5 outa 100...

Sunnysmom
ACTUALLY, your ratio of 5 outa 100 isn't too bad... The art of photography comes in the belief of "shoot, shoot....keep shooting". THAT is the extreme advantage of a digital camera....
Forum: Fish 03-16-2003, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By RayB
Momotaro If you come back this subject, or...

Momotaro

If you come back this subject, or anyone else that cares to respond, how do you raise carbonate hardness?? I'm sure that's a "stupid" question!!!
Forum: Fish 03-14-2003, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By RayB
I have a trio of beautiful sunburst (lyretail)...

I have a trio of beautiful sunburst (lyretail) mollies. The problem is that the male, who had been VERY active, has begun a "sulking?" routine for about the last 10 days. He JUST hangs out in a spot...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2003, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By RayB
Bones I use Anubias and Cryptocorynes in the...

Bones
I use Anubias and Cryptocorynes in the forground. Crypts are MOSTLY low to moderate light plants which will do well in your lighting, but make sure you check the light requirement for any that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-13-2003, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By RayB
I, too, have a25 gal. I DON"T use co2. I dose...

I, too, have a25 gal. I DON"T use co2. I dose with more of Seachem products than you, however. Check my signature. With the micro sword you will need more light than you have. My tank is quite...
Forum: Fish 03-12-2003, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By RayB
This topic might be too old for many people to...

This topic might be too old for many people to read, but I'll add my "two cents" anyway. I HAD a puffer in my planted tank which had quite a few snails. They were GONE in no time!! I also had 4...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2003, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By RayB
Hi, Work In Progress Thanx for your info on ich...

Hi, Work In Progress
Thanx for your info on ich medication. In response to your question, I have about the same wpg lighting as you do. I use crypts in my foreground, as well as Anubia, nana. They...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-12-2003, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 399
Posted By RayB
After MUCH deliberation, I decided to treat my...

After MUCH deliberation, I decided to treat my moderate ich problem using "Had-A-Snail". I "used" the prescribed dosage, but I know a couple of extra drops would up in the tank. It is VERY watery so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2003, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By RayB
Check out my tank specs below. The tank...

Check out my tank specs below. The tank absolutely is flourishing with no CO2. I didn't want to use it, especially DYI, because of constant worry about overdosing. I use 3ml of Excel everyday and the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-07-2003, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By RayB
My tank is just over 3 months old and is doing...

My tank is just over 3 months old and is doing very well except, I think I found ich. Is there a medication that is safe to attack it with, that will not harm the plants?? :cry: :?:
Forum: Fish 03-06-2003, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By RayB
Looking below you'll see what I have in a 25 gal...

Looking below you'll see what I have in a 25 gal tank. Actually, the total of fish comes to 24. My tank is absolutely flourishing, no pun intended, based on my dosing. Neons look Great in a planted...
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