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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-10-2016, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By devilduck
For a 3 gallon: Shrimp, snails, a single male...

For a 3 gallon: Shrimp, snails, a single male Scarlet Badis (only if you have access to live food) or a single bumblebee goby
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-17-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,644
Posted By devilduck
Looking great! I like how the nana petite looks...

Looking great! I like how the nana petite looks almost like a full size anubus in a larger tank. Really gives you a sense of scale. Not sure why this cheap all-in-one tank isn't more popular.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-14-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,432
Posted By devilduck
Great scape! I think you should hide the co2...

Great scape! I think you should hide the co2 diffuser behind the rocks or get black colored tubing.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-10-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,644
Posted By devilduck
They grow under both high light and lower light....

They grow under both high light and lower light. I have a high light tank with both buces and anubias petite. The anubias is tied to branches some very close to the the light source. Both are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-10-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,644
Posted By devilduck
Bucephalandras

Bucephalandras
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-10-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By devilduck
That piece of driftwood looks small enough to...

That piece of driftwood looks small enough to take it out of the tank and place into a bucket of hot water. Soak it for a while so most of the tannin leech out of it. Otherwise you'll have to just...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-10-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,730
Posted By devilduck
Now pimping an AQUASKY and monte carlo carpet is...

Now pimping an AQUASKY and monte carlo carpet is in place. Tank is nicely balanced now that I've switch to RO water for water changes. The water from my downtown LA tap is close to 500 ppm! With the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-06-2016, 12:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By devilduck
Poor husbandry aside in the exhibit aside, I...

Poor husbandry aside in the exhibit aside, I think the concepts behind some of the designs are great. The interplay between air and water, the juxtaposition between the stark out of place geometric...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-29-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,284
Posted By devilduck
Its a free cool pet. Pull it out of the main tank...

Its a free cool pet. Pull it out of the main tank and into another container. Feed it live/frozen food until it morphs! Looks like it can stay in this stage for years.

...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-29-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By devilduck
It's going to leech tannins for months. Your...

It's going to leech tannins for months. Your going to have to wait it out. Purigen and carbon helps a little.On the upside a bit of tannin is more helpful than harmful to the fish.
Forum: Fish   07-29-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By devilduck
Same here open top 7g with a dozen chili's....

Same here open top 7g with a dozen chili's. Nearly gassed them once when I turn the co2 up too high, but never had one jump. I've had two dario dario jump before.
Forum: Fish   06-14-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By devilduck
Monte Carlo is a tough plant that roots solidly. ...

Monte Carlo is a tough plant that roots solidly. Never had problems with fish accidentally uprooting any.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   05-24-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,081
Posted By devilduck
Looking like a great start! It will be nice when...

Looking like a great start! It will be nice when it fills in.
Forum: Algae   05-10-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By devilduck
I commented on the old thread, I believe it is a...

I commented on the old thread, I believe it is a disease of some sort. Fortunately, it is very slow spreading and you can easily remove the affected leaves. It can also spread to the rhizome, which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-09-2016, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By devilduck
I think you may need to cut back on the light,...

I think you may need to cut back on the light, start at 6 hours.

With two turtles you should plenty of nitrate for the plants, you may need to supplement other macro/micros.

I think you should...
Forum: Fish   04-29-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By devilduck
I'm pretty sure that bettas hunt shrimp too.

I'm pretty sure that bettas hunt shrimp too.
Forum: Fish   04-25-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,038
Posted By devilduck
I have galaxies and chili's together in a 7g...

I have galaxies and chili's together in a 7g cube. Both are bold and don't hide but the galaxies are way more active. For galaxy rasboras I would keep one male to 3 female ratio. The males then to...
Forum: Algae   04-15-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By devilduck
We can't tell which algae this is. Can you...

We can't tell which algae this is. Can you describe it? Sounds like bba but without a picture it's hard to say for certain.
What are you dosing and what is the lighting on the aquarium?
Forum: Algae   04-06-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,118
Posted By devilduck
I don't think flow is entirely the solution. I've...

I don't think flow is entirely the solution. I've seen bba grow in very high and low flow areas, sometimes right on the outflow of a filter or powerhead. Water movement is probably helping the...
Forum: Algae   04-03-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By devilduck
Water changes and reduce feedings. I find...

Water changes and reduce feedings.

I find that bba grows whenever and where ever it wants, low or high light. Keep fighting it with excel and keep making small adjustments to your lights/ferts...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By devilduck
I agree with sushant, by tossing the old filter...

I agree with sushant, by tossing the old filter media you've caused a mini cycle which is causing the algae bloom in your tank. You'll have to reduce your dosing and do regular water changes for a...
Forum: Fish   03-21-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By devilduck
I used to get them from Petsmart and 1 out of 4...

I used to get them from Petsmart and 1 out of 4 usually die in the first few days, if they survive the first few days they are usually good to go. You'll need a shoal of them as they like to school...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-19-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By devilduck
+1 I have a 7g tank and there is enough in this...

+1 I have a 7g tank and there is enough in this package for years!
Forum: Finnex   03-16-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By devilduck
Hard to tell from the video and with out doing an...

Hard to tell from the video and with out doing an actual measurement. What do you have in the filter baskets? The white carbon filled pad tends to get clogged quickly. I removed mine.

If your...
Forum: Plants   03-16-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,026
Posted By devilduck
Yes that should be more than sufficient!

Yes that should be more than sufficient!
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