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Forum: Fish 11-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,405
Posted By artemis
That's looking gorgeous!

That's looking gorgeous!
Forum: Algae 11-03-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,207
Posted By artemis
I believe he's referring to bioavailable carbon...

I believe he's referring to bioavailable carbon used by plants for photosynthesis - in other words, CO2 or glutaraldehyde (the main ingredient in Flourish Excel).
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-02-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By artemis
OP, check out the current thread titled "BBA...

OP, check out the current thread titled "BBA Black Beard Algae Suggestions/Help" in the Algae subforum - it offers a lot of suggestions on how to deal with this problem (and they don't all mandate...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-02-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By artemis
That's black beard algae, not hair algae, and...

That's black beard algae, not hair algae, and it's one of the toughest algaes to eradicate because almost nothing eats it (except Siamese Algae Eaters). Excel does a good job of killing it, though;...
Forum: Fish 11-02-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By artemis
You found them dead in the morning? Could the O2...

You found them dead in the morning? Could the O2 levels be dropping in your tank overnight and suffocating your fish? I'd try running an air stone at night; it can't hurt.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,405
Posted By artemis
I'd definitely keep the wood! Its complex shape...

I'd definitely keep the wood! Its complex shape adds a lot of visual interest.
Forum: Fish 10-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By artemis
Thanks for the ideas! I've added a small...

Thanks for the ideas! I've added a small bristlenosed pleco, and so far the tiger barbs re leaving him alone - they don't seem to recognize him as a fish (or are too busy chasing each other to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-26-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,539
Posted By artemis
Don't beat yourself up over what you did or...

Don't beat yourself up over what you did or didn't do in the past. The past can't be changed, and we all make mistakes - it's how we learn. The important thing is to look ahead and plan what you...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-26-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By artemis
Welcome! There are a few of us Nebraskans hiding...

Welcome! There are a few of us Nebraskans hiding out here, so you have some company.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-26-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By artemis
I raked yesterday. Today the yard looks like I...

I raked yesterday. Today the yard looks like I never touched it. *whines* Why can't the leaves stay on the trees, where they look pretty, instead of falling all over my yard?

I wish my suburban...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,539
Posted By artemis
Bankruptcy could wipe out that $30,000 in...

Bankruptcy could wipe out that $30,000 in non-secured debt, but what spending cuts are you going to need to make after the bankruptcy to avoid reaccumulating debt? If the old debt was acquired...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By artemis
Companions for Tiger Barbs?

My 55 gallon tank crashed while I was on vacation, and I lost all the fish (but the plants and (alas) brown hair algae are doing fine). After multiple massive water changes and addition of activated...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By artemis
Thanks for the advice! I'll look at either...

Thanks for the advice! I'll look at either ramping up the filtration or adding powerheads to insure adequate flow, and check out the mineralized soil link in the Substrate forum. And rainbows it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By artemis
Help me plan my new 90 gallon tank

Well, I'm officially suffering from MTS now. I just placed an order for a 90 gallon tank (48 x 18 x 24"), which I intend to set up as a low-light planted tank in my family room. The tank should be...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By artemis
Would that we all bumbled so well! It's a lovely...

Would that we all bumbled so well! It's a lovely tank.
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By artemis
That's a very clever design, Hoppy! And it look...

That's a very clever design, Hoppy! And it look like it works very well!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By artemis
The cucumber idea is an aquatic variation of the...

The cucumber idea is an aquatic variation of the old gardener's trick of setting a plate of beer out in the garden to lure slugs to their doom. Give the little nasties something they enjoy, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By artemis
You're welcome! I hope you soon have the snail...

You're welcome! I hope you soon have the snail plague well under control.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By artemis
Two suggestions: 1. Put a piece of cucumber...

Two suggestions:

1. Put a piece of cucumber or zucchini on your tank bottom. Snails love this stuff. Pluck the piece up (along with all the snails clinging to it) in the morning before your...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By artemis
Will do! I suspect the solution you've already...

Will do! I suspect the solution you've already come up with will be the most workable one, though. I wonder why more canopies aren't designed like that? Instead most lift the whole lid, which is...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By artemis
I can't say i care that much about the fixture...

I can't say i care that much about the fixture warranty. Heat issues, of course, are a completely different matter. I'd definitely have a canopy design that allowed for lots of air flow around the...
Forum: Lighting 10-22-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By artemis
Question Canopy/lighting confusion!

I'm toying with the idea of setting up a 75 gallon (or larger) low-light/no CO2 tank in my basement family room. Because I'm irrationally paranoid about leaks, I'd prefer to use an acrylic tank. ...
Forum: Fish 10-21-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By artemis
LiveAquaria.com has them listed, and I'm pretty...

LiveAquaria.com has them listed, and I'm pretty sure they ship to California.
Forum: Fish 10-13-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By artemis
I bought mine at Drs. Foster and Smith - here...

I bought mine at Drs. Foster and Smith - here (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+4430+4460&pcatid=4460). They have them on sale at the moment.

You can also get it from...
Forum: Fish 10-10-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By artemis
Funny, isn't it, how many people overlook some...

Funny, isn't it, how many people overlook some very rewarding fish just because they're common. The only complaint I have against my own cherry barbs is that I never quite know how many fish are in...
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