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Forum: Algae   06-05-2016, 12:53 AM
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Posted By NeonFlux
Thanks for the heads-up. Anyhow, wow, that's...

Thanks for the heads-up. Anyhow, wow, that's pretty cool. I outta get me one of those some day when I get back on high-tech! Anyway, everything sounds good, man. Do what you gotta do.
Forum: Algae   06-04-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By NeonFlux
Okay I take back recommending a bleach dip. I...

Okay I take back recommending a bleach dip. I didn't know vals were that sensitive. Honestly I've never bleach-dipped vals before but I have with anubias, which worked out nicely and thought vals can...
Forum: Algae   06-04-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By NeonFlux
Usually a quick dip in a very mild bleach...

Usually a quick dip in a very mild bleach solution will do the trick. After that, just scrub the algae off in distilled water. Or, you could also mist/dip some Flourish excel on the leaves. Be...
Forum: Fish   06-02-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By NeonFlux
Interesting odd behavior! Reminds me of clown...

Interesting odd behavior! Reminds me of clown loaches lol. Have a video of them playing dead?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-02-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By NeonFlux
Plants, apparently from what I heard love ammonia...

Plants, apparently from what I heard love ammonia as well besides nitrates. So they use them up too in competition with beneficial bacteria.

Plants that are lacking nitrogen I believe turn yellow....
Forum: Tank Journals   08-07-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By NeonFlux
Nice, not bad. Can't wait till the pearlweed...

Nice, not bad. Can't wait till the pearlweed takes off. ;)
Forum: Aqua Forest Aquarium   08-06-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,609
Posted By NeonFlux
Indeed.. The man was a planted aquarist...

Indeed..

The man was a planted aquarist legend. I loved his Nature aquarium tanks.. so cool and really creative.

Sad to see him go already.

RIP, Takashi.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,091
Posted By NeonFlux
Rest in peace, Takashi. The man was one of the...

Rest in peace, Takashi. The man was one of the best aquarists around and a master at aquascaping in planted tanks.. I was inspired by his nature aquariums back in the day and if it weren't for him, I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-03-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By NeonFlux
When was the last time you cleaned the filter?...

When was the last time you cleaned the filter? It's probably a good time to clean out floss, sponge, etc from gunk. If those aren't cleaned for a while, what you get is a nitrate factory.
Forum: Fish   08-01-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By NeonFlux
Yup, female. Nice pick up.

Yup, female. Nice pick up.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-01-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By NeonFlux
Welcome again. Glad I'm able to help. :) Hmm...

Welcome again. Glad I'm able to help. :)

Hmm so the gH in the tank increases itself? It actually could be the rocks in the tank if you're keeping some. So yeah, it's a good idea to take them out...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-31-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By NeonFlux
You're welcome. :) Hmm.. I can't say for...

You're welcome. :)

Hmm.. I can't say for sure about CRS shrimps. I don't have much experience with them except I've kept similar species before. (OEBT, Royal blues) And I gotta tell ya.. they are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-31-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By NeonFlux
No wonder everyone in the living room with the...

No wonder everyone in the living room with the display tank is in pretty good moods most of the time. ;)
Forum: DIY   07-31-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By NeonFlux
Wow, neat!! How much did it all cost?? You...

Wow, neat!! How much did it all cost?? You must've saved quite a bit. Nice job man. Looks awesome in the pics.. I'm inspired! I want to make one for my 250 gallon now.
Forum: Algae   07-31-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By NeonFlux
:) You're welcome, glad I could help out. Yeah,...

:) You're welcome, glad I could help out. Yeah, twelve hours is quite a bit of lighting time! I would go for about seven hour and half hours; maybe a little more or less is pretty decent.. just gotta...
Forum: Algae   07-31-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By NeonFlux
Do you have decent good water circulation in the...

Do you have decent good water circulation in the tank? Try getting a mini water pump and attach it to sides of the tanks pointing down to help the water in tank moving, transporting nutrients to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-30-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By NeonFlux
Yep! There's one called 0PPM Portable 50. It's...

Yep! There's one called 0PPM Portable 50. It's about $64. Looks pretty good to me and priced reasonably. Google it out. There are also many others around $100, a little more expensive but might have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-30-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By NeonFlux
Excel would be fine for everyday. Just don't...

Excel would be fine for everyday. Just don't overdo it like x3-x4 dose; although some might disagree. I usually stay around regular and double doses. Some plants may not be able to tolerate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-30-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By NeonFlux
Adding RO or distilled water can help lower gH....

Adding RO or distilled water can help lower gH. Using half RO and half tap water would help. :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-30-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By NeonFlux
Not that often cause my tanks are mostly low...

Not that often cause my tanks are mostly low tech. :p Just topping off.
Forum: Fish   07-30-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By NeonFlux
Sounds good, man. :) Have a great vacation dude!

Sounds good, man. :) Have a great vacation dude!
Forum: Fish   07-30-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By NeonFlux
Do you have any aquatic plants in the tank for...

Do you have any aquatic plants in the tank for hiding and security? Try getting some plastic plants or more live plants for cover. Two rams in a 20 gallon is fine if they don't meet confront each...
Forum: Fish   07-30-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By NeonFlux
Excellent idea.. the bigger space tank, the...

Excellent idea.. the bigger space tank, the better.

And I agree, the bala will definitely need room as it grows. They get pretty huge!! I have one that's still relatively small. They are somewhat...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-30-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By NeonFlux
Wow, that's quite a big pH and kH leap, in my...

Wow, that's quite a big pH and kH leap, in my opinion.. definitely do what Diana told you and test the water from a separate experiment container with those rocks in water after a week.
Forum: Fish   07-30-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By NeonFlux
I agree with keymastr. Five is a pretty good...

I agree with keymastr. Five is a pretty good number for a school of boesemanis. If the tank is heavily planted and maintenance is done regularly, then it's all good.
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