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Forum: Fish 03-15-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By brianS
They will lay eggs again, and again, and again...

They will lay eggs again, and again, and again until they get it right. It took mine four times before they finally let them be to hatch. I moved mine to another tank.
Forum: Fish 03-14-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,919
Posted By brianS
I have a densely planted tank with a orange...

I have a densely planted tank with a orange finned loach. He doesn't mess with my plants at all, in fact I hardly ever see him because he's always hiding under the stump.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By brianS
Pour in a big bottle of patience, it'll do...

Pour in a big bottle of patience, it'll do wonders!!
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,570
Posted By brianS
+++on gla regs. I needed one with dual manifold,...

+++on gla regs. I needed one with dual manifold, and he put it together for me real quick!
Forum: Fish 02-19-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
Thanks for everyone's input...it really helped. ...

Thanks for everyone's input...it really helped. I woke up this morning to find half the eggs gone, and the angels guarding the rest. Looks like one of my rummy nose got a little too close because...
Forum: Fish 02-18-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
That makes sense...thanks

That makes sense...thanks
Forum: Fish 02-18-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
Thanks...good info there.

Thanks...good info there.
Forum: Fish 02-18-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
Yes...only 2 angels and about 6 tetras...and a...

Yes...only 2 angels and about 6 tetras...and a loach that never comes out from under his rock unless i toss in a algae waifer. why make sure the room never goes dark?
Forum: Fish 02-18-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
I'm looking forward to seeing these eggs...

I'm looking forward to seeing these eggs hatch...not to be eaten by the other members. Perhaps I should have made that point in the first post!
Forum: Fish 02-18-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By brianS
Angel laid eggs...now what!

I've had these two for about 4 years now, and she never laid eggs before...not that I'm aware of. Now my magfloat is full of them. I have these two angels and tetras in this tank. Both angels are...
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By brianS
If you like the looks of it, then go with it. ...

If you like the looks of it, then go with it. Any pool filter sand would do, and gravel on top of that I think would suffice. You will eventually need to add some type of ferts to the substrate. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,383
Posted By brianS
EI would be the way to go...start with that and...

EI would be the way to go...start with that and work your way down or up once you find out what your plants require/want. As far as brand? They are what they are, but a good place to order from...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By brianS
Give it a bleach bath a 1:19 diluted bleach...

Give it a bleach bath a 1:19 diluted bleach solution should do just fine. Just be sure to rinse it thoroughly after the bleach bath.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By brianS
Instead of wadding through all the threads in...

Instead of wadding through all the threads in here, which are packed full of good info...don't get me wrong, but here's a site that kind of lays everything out like a "table of contents"... it's a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By brianS
Not always. It depends on your goals, and which...

Not always. It depends on your goals, and which method you go with. Plants need nutrition, and they get it in a variety of ways...fish food, wastes, your water and so on.

I suggest that you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-08-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By brianS
I don't see anything wrong with that setup, as...

I don't see anything wrong with that setup, as long as your goals are defined. Decide on which method you want to use... low light/med/high and go from there. Sounds like you want to be on the...
Forum: Plants 02-08-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By brianS
Trim it... stems love to be trimmed!

Trim it... stems love to be trimmed!
Forum: Plants 02-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By brianS
Your plants will stay rooted without the amazonia...

Your plants will stay rooted without the amazonia if everything else is in check. Adding amazonia on top of flourite just seems like a waste of money. Yes, just about any low-growing plant will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By brianS
You lost all your stem plants? What, just the...

You lost all your stem plants? What, just the leaves? If so, they will most likely grow back. Be patient, and everything should balance itself out. I know it's a tough thing to do... patience,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,896
Posted By brianS
I must say that I think you asked for it when you...

I must say that I think you asked for it when you posted this, but my hat is off to you because you're looking at a different approach. My thoughts are... try it, and see what happens. Then come...
Forum: Substrate 02-05-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By brianS
Amen. This stuff will surely clock up your...

Amen. This stuff will surely clock up your pipes...been there, done that.

I've gotten away from flourite, but when I used it I got a 5g paint strainer from Lowe's
Forum: Aquascaping 02-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,901
Posted By brianS
Very sharp! In pic #3, what is the white tube...

Very sharp! In pic #3, what is the white tube running down on left for?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By brianS
Rimless Tank Sources

http://www.greatlakesaquariums.com

Has anyone had any experience with this company? They are in Michigan, and the closest source that I know of to pick up the rimless tank I want. I've been...
Forum: Substrate 02-02-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,158
Posted By brianS
Sand would be fine. You'd want to use pool...

Sand would be fine. You'd want to use pool filter sand, but be careful of potting soil and the type you use. You don't want to use anything with fertilizers in it. Potting soil can be quite messy...
Forum: Fish 02-02-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By brianS
I've had them off and on throughout the years,...

I've had them off and on throughout the years, some made it while others didn't. I've tried the blanched veggies, but what I've found to work the best is seaweed sheets...the kind they make sushi...
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