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Forum: Fish 10-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By THE V
Parents are still playing defense to the rest of...

Parents are still playing defense to the rest of the tank. There will still quite a few of them in there. It is tough to tell how many.

It looks like I have another pair doing the dance on the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-04-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,153
Posted By THE V
The one I am selling. Only $10,627. It's the...

The one I am selling. Only $10,627. It's the most deluxe model on earth. [emoji6]

Compared to when I started with fish (pre-internet) information is relatively easy to find. Its both good and...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By THE V
125 gallon lowtech heavily planted. I do a 50%...

125 gallon lowtech heavily planted. I do a 50% water change 2-3 times a month and dose some ferts. Setup is designed to survive on auto feeders for up to two weeks as I travel.

I did just do...
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By THE V
I've got a couple young danios in the tank that...

I've got a couple young danios in the tank that survived the BN Pleco's and the rest. The BN of course where also born in the tank. I think about 1/2 the fish I have in the tank were born in it.
Forum: Fish 10-04-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By THE V
Apparently the bolivian Ram pair that has been...

Apparently the bolivian Ram pair that has been digging holes all over the place got busy.

Babies!!

Odds they will survive in the community tank?

I might try to catch them and move them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-18-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By THE V
Organic potting soil has chicken manure in it. ...

Organic potting soil has chicken manure in it. Chicken manure has uric acid in it. Uric acid is broken down into ammonia...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By THE V
Common Pleco's have eat algae by rasping it off...

Common Pleco's have eat algae by rasping it off of the surface. This rasping action can remove the top layers of the leaves. This in severe cases can kill the leaves and eventually the plants.
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Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By THE V
Your Pleco will likely damage any plant that you...

Your Pleco will likely damage any plant that you put in the tank.

This is especially true of swords, crypts, and anubis. The most common lowtech plants.
Forum: Plants 09-14-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By THE V
Above water they flower and produce seeds if...

Above water they flower and produce seeds if pollinated. Below water they produce plantlets. I just noticed one of mine blooming again.

On some species you can carefully remove plantlest and...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-14-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By THE V
Well that is one way to get out of it. She might...

Well that is one way to get out of it. She might use it for a few years to get back at you though. Don't worry she won't keep bringing it up forever, you'll eventually die and they will stop.
Forum: Fish 09-13-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By THE V
Ghost shrimp will eat all of the eggs before you...

Ghost shrimp will eat all of the eggs before you see them. The odds of a fry surviving us minimal.

Good quality food and a low stress environment is generally all that you need. Sometimes a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By THE V
Now that is a misunderstanding of how carbon...

Now that is a misunderstanding of how carbon works. Carbon locks up molecules based upon the pore size created during the manufacturing process. Although laboratory grade carbon can remove all of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By THE V
Nitrifying bacteria double every 20 hours under...

Nitrifying bacteria double every 20 hours under ideal conditions.

So you can double the bioload in the tank every 24 hours once it is established. It also means that you can remove 50% of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By THE V
Did another water change today all prepared to do...

Did another water change today all prepared to do another when the tank turned brown. Stayed crystal clear the rest of the day.....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By THE V
So either break the tank down and change the...

So either break the tank down and change the substrate or do a few two-a-day water changes get rid of some of the tannins?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By THE V
I clean the filters around every six months or...

I clean the filters around every six months or so. The generally don't really need it. I don't have much fish in the tank actually.

As I stated above it's been set up for almost 4 years...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By THE V
Odd colored water after a waterchange.

Here's a new one to me. After my biweekly 50% water change the 125g turned coffee colored about 4 hours later. The next morning the tank was crystal clear as usual. The color was completely gone....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-04-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 466
Posted By THE V
^ I swear some of that is in english... It must...

^ I swear some of that is in english... It must be some sort of strange code....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 845
Posted By THE V
If there are just plants in there don't worry...

If there are just plants in there don't worry about the nitrogen levels. Just do a 50% water change once a week and wait a couple of weeks. The water change is more to get rid of excess nutrients...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By THE V
Quick answer to the OP: 2 weeks until it is...

Quick answer to the OP:

2 weeks until it is established.

You can remove 50% of the bacteria in the tank. It will take 24 hours for the bacteria to double. So removing a seeded filter will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By THE V
I only found anubis and melon swords survived my...

I only found anubis and melon swords survived my goldies when I had them. They ate everything else. Peas and duckweed were their favorite snacks.

You'll need to be creative to keep them from...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 767
Posted By THE V
For the past 4 years I've driven 77 miles to work...

For the past 4 years I've driven 77 miles to work 3 days per week. 156 roundtrip. Reason: I when I took the job I gave the company a choice: pay the 8000 tax rebate back I received for buying my...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,037
Posted By THE V
LOL I forgot about a picture I have of two guys...

LOL I forgot about a picture I have of two guys using their ties to hold up some decorative palm fronds. Before the days of digital pictures. I'll have to dig it out. Some things belong on the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By THE V
The wedding is just a necessary evil to get to...

The wedding is just a necessary evil to get to the honeymoon.

I recommend you get in some serious cardio excersize in the next few months.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-31-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By THE V
Gold barbs. Schools of 6. Larger fish but will...

Gold barbs. Schools of 6. Larger fish but will blend well but generally stay near the bottom.

A school of 12 or so dwarf neon rainbows will add in some action into the midrange.

You might...
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