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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Mark13
Keep the filter running, but permanently remove...

Keep the filter running, but permanently remove the carbon, if you are using it. Many planted tank owners don't use carbon. Carbon will absorb and hold many (not all) of the ingredients of fert's. ...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Mark13
No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This...

No, not "my choice, my risk". Not at all. This is from 15 years of my 30+ years experience. Lots of experience with these two particular fish species living together.
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(35) tanks total. (6) of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
Perhaps you could purchase one of these and...

Perhaps you could purchase one of these and modify it to your needs. Or, looking at them will give you an idea for DIY. Two are snail and pest traps, but their features are the same as a fish trap....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
Dayolder, . First one NOT WiFi, but after...

Dayolder,
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First one NOT WiFi, but after that the rest are WiFi Capable.
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(1.) Not WiFi, but I think everything else is covered......
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
Diana, . Plastic Clips to retain a flexible...

Diana,
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Plastic Clips to retain a flexible aquarium hose/tubing to a bucket and to the top rim of the aquarium:
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Amazon.com : Ultra Hose Clips - 2 pk : Aquarium Supplies : Pet Supplies
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:...

One kind of ready-made siphon with pump attached:

http://jehmco.com/html/safety_siphon_aquarium_drain.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
Diana, I have had these power strips (link...

Diana,

I have had these power strips (link below) on my tanks for 10 years. Each outlet has its own individual switch. So, if you want to turn off only one device, and leave everything else on,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 865
Posted By Mark13
HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment: ...

HOB filter with gravel vacuum attachment:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24111
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HOB Cannister filter (small) with available gravel vacuum attachment:
HOT Magnum ...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Mark13
I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years. ...

I have had Angelfish with Rasboras for 15 years.
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Four of my tanks are (1) to (2) breedings pairs of 6" to 8" Angelfish with (50) to (150) Harlequin Rasbora and Espii Rasbora. Even when I have...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-02-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By Mark13
The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and...

The trick is to imagine yourself naked, and everyone is looking at you. No wait, that may be backwards.......
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That old BS advice is BS anyway.
Forum: Fish 09-02-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Mark13
Lethargic Sterbai Cory's

I have a lot of experience with Cory's, breeding them, and just enjoying them. I suspect the high pH of 7.8, the general water quality (at home and at store), or something that was fed to them at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By Mark13
When does a hobby become an obsession? About...

When does a hobby become an obsession?

About three months before you asked this question............
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Mark13
Plant ID.

Looks like a fast growing Hygrophyllia, but I can't remember exactly with one.
Forum: Plants 06-20-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Mark13
Removing parts of a Dwarf Sag "carpet".

The Dwarf Sag plants are connected together with runners, and intertwined with their roots. The best way to reduce the number of plants is to cut thru those roots and runners with a sharp steak...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,516
Posted By Mark13
I use a remote control to turn the pump on and...

I use a remote control to turn the pump on and off. I use the kind made for outdoor Christmas decorations, a green plastic housing with (3) to (6) plugs in it with a (25) foot green cord, a plug-in...
Forum: Algae 01-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By Mark13
The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient...

The round spots are signifiers of a nutrient defficiency. The long, spear-like ones look like scars, caused by physical damage to the leaf tissue at some point in the plants life.

I have s
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Mark13
Exclamation Cobalt heater making "popping" noise. STOP using it.

:angryfireSTOP STOP STOP using it immediately, right now, yesterday.

Unplug it, leave it in the tank for 30 to 45 minutes to allow it to cool down (in case it was in the heating cycle), then...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,362
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=4948081&highlight=#post4948081


Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By Mark13
Aquarium-safe, water-proof reticulated foam for filters.

Sources for aquarium foam (water-proof reticulated foam). And, a very good description of water-proof reticulated aquarium foam, from AngelsPlus.com:

"Many of these Hamburg Mattenfilter style...
Forum: DIY 12-28-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,792
Posted By Mark13
Hoppy, I worry about the chemicals in those...

Hoppy,

I worry about the chemicals in those products being fish safe. Here is a link to some black silicone aquarium adhesive. This one is only 3oz, but it can be had in a larger squeeze tube,...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Mark13
Should be ok, but please: Put a cover over...

Should be ok, but please:

Put a cover over the tub to stop jumpers.
If tub is plastic, keep heater from touching the sides, keep it (3) inches from the sides, to prevent heater from melting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Mark13
Either try using two nets, one to "push" with,...

Either try using two nets, one to "push" with, and one that stays still until the CAE gets pushed close to it.

Or, put some smelly fish food (Tubifex freeze-dried, or a dime size blob of frozen...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-02-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By Mark13
Praying very much for you and your wife. I know...

Praying very much for you and your wife. I know what you are going thru. And, I have seen prayers answered many, many times. Good answers, though not necessarily the answers I wanted.

One of...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mark13
From Accordztech: "I been doing alot of...

From Accordztech: "I been doing alot of research and people DO say its cosmetics....."

Response by Mark13:
No, it is not cosmetics, except maybe to people who have not yet had a tank blowout....
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,645
Posted By Mark13
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Well,...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Well, maybe it could be 8ft long, instead of 6 (half kidding---but only half!).

With a tank this long, you could put a second large driftwood in, about 2.5...
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