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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-01-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By jigabodo
Freshwater limpet?

Hey all,

I believe I have accidentally introduced what's called "freshwater limpet" in my aquarium. It hitchhiked with plants that I got from LFS. I mean, I quarantined my plants routinely and...
Forum: Fish 07-21-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,322
Posted By jigabodo
Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate all 0. The tank has...

Ammonia, nitrite, nitrate all 0. The tank has been up and running for a while. I also use a whisper 60 PF filter rated at 300 gph and replaced all the useless media with additional bio rings for my...
Forum: Fish 07-20-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,322
Posted By jigabodo
Neon tetra ALWAYS hiding!

Hey all,

I have a heavily planted 20 gallon long aquarium, currently housing 3 otos, ~20 amano shrimp, and a big school of neons (18). The tank has a lot of covers.

Initially I had 10 neons to...
Forum: Algae 07-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,549
Posted By jigabodo
I am by no means an expert on this subject, but...

I am by no means an expert on this subject, but these are what's worked for me (knock on wood)

When I had a BBA outbreak, I basically cut the lighting hours drastically and reduced my feeding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By jigabodo
I have no idea what kind of aponogeton I have,...

I have no idea what kind of aponogeton I have, they all seem like some sort of hybrid to me.

One of them has straight, long red leaves while another has green leaves. None of them has any ruffled...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-12-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By jigabodo
Trying to keep aponogeton from going dormant

Hey folks,

I currently have 4 sprouted aponogeton bulbs which I purchased from walmart a while ago. From what I heard, depending upon the species, these aponogeton typically go into a dormant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By jigabodo
What are the general care pertaining to this...

What are the general care pertaining to this plant? I've been trying to google this plant and nothing much has come up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-01-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By jigabodo
These are all the same plants. Again, my LFS...

These are all the same plants. Again, my LFS didn't know what it was so I am here asking for help. I really, really hope it is an actual aquatic specie this time, since last time I bought some dragon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By jigabodo
Help identify plants please!

As above, my LFS got some new plants in, but the employee there doesn't know what it is. It's only 2 dollars, so I thought what the heck.

What you guys think it is? I am thinking somewhere along...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By jigabodo
I am afraid you are right. Darn. What a waste of...

I am afraid you are right. Darn. What a waste of money. :angryfire
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By jigabodo
Not 100% sure. But it does have roots coming out...

Not 100% sure. But it does have roots coming out of its stems, which are characteristics of a lot of aquatic stem plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By jigabodo
Help ID unknown red plants

Picked up some unknown reddish stem plants at LFS today. Went through planted tank profiles and still doesn't know what I am working with. Please help me identify this plant!

Thanks!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By jigabodo
Brazilian Pennywort won't stop melting!

Hey folks,

I purchased some Brazilian pennywort from LFS about a while back ago. At first, their leaves started melting and I thought it was just normal transplant shock; they will grow back fine....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By jigabodo
Looks like Tubifex to me.

Looks like Tubifex to me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By jigabodo
Well...it's not exact, but it's pretty close. The...

Well...it's not exact, but it's pretty close. The recommended excel dose is 1 ml of excel per 10 gallon, so 0.5 gallon double dose would be 0.1 ml right? A drop of liquid via a dropper is roughly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By jigabodo
I learned the hard way too, haha. Now I always...

I learned the hard way too, haha. Now I always quarantine my new plants in a half a gallon jug for a week with double dose excel daily before I put them in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By jigabodo
Because the half life of glutaraldehyde is about...

Because the half life of glutaraldehyde is about 12 hours in an aquarium setting, even if the plants don't consume it. This means that after 12 hours, 50% of excel will have undergone transformation...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By jigabodo
You may also want to raise your fixture up a...

You may also want to raise your fixture up a little bit. a 29 gallon is 18 inches tall. Assuming you have around 1.5-2 inches of substrate that gives you a little bit too much light, imo.

WPG is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By jigabodo
Question about Excel and Lighting

Hello folks,

From the information I've gathered, it seems that the general consensus is to dose excel right before light goes on for its maximum effectiveness, which doesn't seem to make much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jigabodo
These are the more unusual plants I have seen so...

These are the more unusual plants I have seen so far:
Feeder supply in St. Matthews has rotala, dragon flame, and four leaf clover, etc
Feeder supply in Baxter ave has crypt parva, compacta amazon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2012, 03:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jigabodo
Gotcha, I will stock my tank with some more...

Gotcha, I will stock my tank with some more plants. Going to pick up some rotala and four leaf clover at my LFS today.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jigabodo
I don't have T5HO bulbs, I actually just have 2...

I don't have T5HO bulbs, I actually just have 2 T5NO bulbs right on top of my 12" tank, which accordingly to the second chart would give me medium light. Do you think that's an acceptable intensity?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jigabodo
Help! Is this a good lighting layout to battle algae?

I am relatively new to the hobby and just started my first 20 gallon long planted tank few months ago. I have 2 dual fixture T5NO (36W per fixture, so 72W total when all is lit up) that was on 10-12...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By jigabodo
When I had an ich breakout on my 20L I had some...

When I had an ich breakout on my 20L I had some amanos and oto in there as well. If you decide to medicate, make sure you use non-copper based medication, and only dose about 1/3 of recommended dose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,299
Posted By jigabodo
Thank you! This is the picture of the tank...

Thank you!

This is the picture of the tank when it was first up and running few months ago. The layout is basically like the picture but a lot more dense now. The plants are growing quite well and...
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