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Forum: Algae 02-15-2007, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By Alight
You can soak the wood in a solution of Flourish...

You can soak the wood in a solution of Flourish excel, or use the 20:1 water to bleach method on it, then scrub it with a toothbrush, and rinse it very well.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-02-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Alight
If you don't change your water, the KH will shift...

If you don't change your water, the KH will shift downwards over time as the nitric acid formed by the nitrification process eats up your KH. Depending on your bioload, the shift can be slow or...
Forum: Fish 11-27-2006, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By Alight
I've raised as many as 6 Discus to 6 inch + size...

I've raised as many as 6 Discus to 6 inch + size in a 30 gallon tank. Just have to do lots of water changes. Four is not too many if you do 50% water changes daily, and keep it bare bottom.

For...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2006, 11:15 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,131
Posted By Alight
I think you may have a pair. I was able to blow...

I think you may have a pair. I was able to blow up the pic above, and I believe you are right, that this one is the female. I can just make out enough of the breeding tube to tell.

The only way...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-10-2006, 07:16 PM
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Views: 77,131
Posted By Alight
Steve, Simplydiscus.com seems to be down for the...

Steve, Simplydiscus.com seems to be down for the count this week.

Were you seeing the black spots after 24 hours? 48 hours? I can never seen the eye spots until at least 36 hours, and then,...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,131
Posted By Alight
Steve, hope your Discus are OK. Most people see...

Steve, hope your Discus are OK. Most people see things wrong, when nothing is really wrong.

You can always PM me here, or at Simplydiscus.com if you have a question about their health, and don't...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2006, 03:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,691
Posted By Alight
It happens because near the end of the tank, the...

It happens because near the end of the tank, the liquid CO2 has enough space to all turn to pressurized gas CO2, which allows the tank to warm considerably. This greatly increases the pressure in...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 77,131
Posted By Alight
Similar to the above question. Are those...

Similar to the above question. Are those Cardinal Tetras? I hope so, as they really to quite well at Discus water temps, while neons don't do so well.

OK, now that I know you have Cardinals???...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2006, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Alight
For lower pH, unless your kH is sky high (which...

For lower pH, unless your kH is sky high (which unless there is something very weird in your water will not be the case) you don't need the RO water, just inject CO2. This will help your plants...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-31-2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Alight
You can grow Amazon Sword plants with as little...

You can grow Amazon Sword plants with as little as 1.5 watts/gallon, but not much less. 2 watts/gallon would work, although they will grow slowly.
Forum: Fish 08-26-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By Alight
They actually do like the brown algae (diatoms)...

They actually do like the brown algae (diatoms) in your 20 gallon tank. However, otos are also very sensitive to water quality, and 30 ppm NO3 just won't cut it for them. Either change the water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By Alight
Good addition, Tom, put the sheet up on your...

Good addition, Tom, put the sheet up on your post.

I actually mix up 5, 10, 15 and 20 ppm NO3 tubes that I keep on hand to test my tank water against. I keep my tanks between 5 and 15 ppm (I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By Alight
Any nitrite and ammonia readings are not good for...

Any nitrite and ammonia readings are not good for the fauna. These could, indeed, be toxic. I'm assuming you really meant nitrite, not nitrate.

Is this a new tank? If so, it is definitely not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-18-2006, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,804
Posted By Alight
How to calibrate your nitrate test kit

I've had a couple of PMs about this over at the SimplyDiscus.com site and thought it might be useful here, to, so thought I'd share it with everyone here, and hopefully it can be accessed via the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-18-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Alight
Thought I'd post this over at this site, too,...

Thought I'd post this over at this site, too, just for plant guys.

I've had a couple of PMs about this, so thought I'd share it with everyone here, and hopefully it can be accessed via the search...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-16-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By Alight
I'd go with the EI system, too. I do check...

I'd go with the EI system, too.

I do check for nitrate, ammonia, nitrite, KH and pH, but this is for the fish not the plants. For the plants, I check KH and pH, but that is only to keep the CO2...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-11-2006, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,279
Posted By Alight
http://www.simplydiscus.com/forum/forumdisplay.php...

http://www.simplydiscus.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=37

As Maralyn knows, check out the planted tank forum on SimplyDiscus.com for lots more info on planted Discus tanks.

Also, do a search on...
Forum: Algae 08-09-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,787
Posted By Alight
OK, just one word of warning about increasing CO2...

OK, just one word of warning about increasing CO2 slowly. Fish can adapt to quite high levels of CO2 if it is increased slowly. Your CO2 can be quite high (well above 30 ppm) and your fish can be...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Alight
I get about 4 months out of a 10 lb cylinder at...

I get about 4 months out of a 10 lb cylinder at 3-5 b/s. This keeps my 55 gallon tank at 40-45 ppm CO2. I have surface agitation and a bubble wall.


I checked for leaks, carefully, and found...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-07-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 883
Posted By Alight
I would trust the fish behavior more than your...

I would trust the fish behavior more than your calculations from the reading you have. As the others have suggested, go slowly as you increase CO2. Not for the pH change, but for the CO2 levels. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-07-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Alight
Depending on the type of membrane you have, it...

Depending on the type of membrane you have, it may have been damaged by your water. Some membranes cannot tolerate chlorinated water and some membranes need to have chlorinated water.

If the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Alight
Kelvin's response is correct. An RO unit without...

Kelvin's response is correct. An RO unit without a DI filter should give you 0 GH and KH. With the DI filter even lower values (hard to imagine but it can be tested with a conductivity meter).
...
Forum: Fish 07-31-2006, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By Alight
I've found that the most important thing for...

I've found that the most important thing for newly shipped neons and cardinal tetras is to feed them live baby brine shrimp for the first couple of weeks after you get them. Doing this, I had zero...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-17-2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Alight
I agree with Hoppy. Go more on your bubble rate....

I agree with Hoppy. Go more on your bubble rate.

I put my CO2 in though my AC filter. I see very little in the way of bubbles, so I suspect most of the CO2 is dissolved before the filter outflow....
Forum: Plants 07-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Alight
OK, got a big clue about this stuff the last few...

OK, got a big clue about this stuff the last few days. One of the stems of the furcata actually took root and started to grow very quickly. It took root almost in my Amazon Sword. This happened...
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