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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-13-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,331
Posted By DJRansome
I will add that I have no phosphates in my water,...

I will add that I have no phosphates in my water, but I still have algae issues.:icon_cool
Forum: Plants 02-21-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By DJRansome
Java fern should not be buried in substrate, but...

Java fern should not be buried in substrate, but a sword plant should be.

Is the plant new? Sword plants are often grown emersed by the seller and when submersed in your aquarium they will lose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-19-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By DJRansome
By doing this, you already have the...

By doing this, you already have the nitrite-eating bacteria growing and you have avoided the cycle. I'd say ready to add fish.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,091
Posted By DJRansome
The All-Glass Mission stands look very much like...

The All-Glass Mission stands look very much like the stand on the right that K Anderson built. They have the arch at the bottom and the panels on the doors.

Personally I like modern so I'm happy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,091
Posted By DJRansome
I scanned the thread but did not see a mention of...

I scanned the thread but did not see a mention of the All-Glass (now Aqueon) Mission stands? I have two of them.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-12-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 657,643
Posted By DJRansome
Wow! What are the plants?

Wow! What are the plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By DJRansome
I don't use carbon and the tank did not have to...

I don't use carbon and the tank did not have to cycle as I used substrate and filters from another established tank.

The first week they died within two days. Once all was reinstalled (within...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By DJRansome
Yes. The tank with the deaths was a 72" long...

Yes. The tank with the deaths was a 72" long tank so it would have taken more silicone to install it.

But the ratio of silicone to water would have been about the same, right? Same dilution?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,677
Posted By DJRansome
I used GE Silicone for a tank to install a...

I used GE Silicone for a tank to install a background (cured 24 hours) and it was fine for several years. Got a new tank and bought the same GE Silicone. Did not realize they had changed the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-10-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By DJRansome
I agree with this, except when I accidentally...

I agree with this, except when I accidentally used a GE silicone with "bio-safe" my fish did die. I had to tear down the tank and remove the in-tank background to get rid of the silicone. Since...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By DJRansome
The nitrite eating bacteria are more delicate...

The nitrite eating bacteria are more delicate than the ammonia eaters. Hope your tank is empty of fish? I'd feed with ammonia until the tank completes it's nitrite recycle.

The nitrate being...
Forum: Substrate 02-05-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By DJRansome
This worked for me too, but took about 30 minutes...

This worked for me too, but took about 30 minutes for each bucket. Crystal clear when tank was filled and ever since though.
Forum: Algae 01-30-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 118,416
Posted By DJRansome
I read the first six pages and did not see any...

I read the first six pages and did not see any fish deaths. I'm wondering if my recent fish deaths might be attributable to Excel.

During a water change I added a full "new tank" dose of Excel...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,788
Posted By DJRansome
Dechlor products may include warnings not to eat...

Dechlor products may include warnings not to eat any living thing from a tank where they are used. Make sure to read the fine print.
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