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Forum: Home Page News   12-08-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,514
Posted By zachawry
How can anyone recommend Java moss? I put some in...

How can anyone recommend Java moss? I put some in my tank, and it looked great for a few months. Then I began finding it everywhere. Little bits of it began to infiltrate my glosso carpet, which had...
Forum: Equipment   12-08-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By zachawry
I use 2 Eheim 2217s in my 65-gallon. Maybe...

I use 2 Eheim 2217s in my 65-gallon. Maybe overkill, but that way you get flow from both corners, and if you clean the media in one, you still have the other as backup. I stagger cleaning L and R...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By zachawry
The only bleach I can find here in Japan also...

The only bleach I can find here in Japan also contains sodium hydroxide. Anyone know if this would cause problems down the line if I used it in my tank?

Thx.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By zachawry
If I do run bleach through, how would I do that? ...

If I do run bleach through, how would I do that?

After I remove all the fish and plants, should I just add some bleach to the tank while the filters and everything are running?

Will this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By zachawry
Putting tank into storage: Questions

Hi all. Been a long time since I've posted here.

I'm moving, and have decided to completely dismantle my 65-gallon tank so that I can start from scratch in my new home. It's been a few years, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-22-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 235
Posted By zachawry
Swapped out dirt/carpet for sand

Hi all.

I used to have a nice glosso carpet in Amazonia soil throughout the tank, but it got "infected" with riccia and java moss, until the weeds were crowding out the carpet. I could have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-05-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By zachawry
They dissolve on their own.

They dissolve on their own.
Forum: Substrate   05-02-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By zachawry
I've got 3-4 inches. Didn't really know what I...

I've got 3-4 inches. Didn't really know what I was doing when I set up my tank. :icon_smil

But, I kinda like it. You get to see roots, which is cool, and you get to see cyanobacteria, which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-13-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,036
Posted By zachawry
I get a wide spectrum, from total disinterest to...

I get a wide spectrum, from total disinterest to lots of questions.

Personally, people who exhibit total disinterest get a huge mark against them in my book.

Not because they have to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-20-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By zachawry
No, moss definitely IS evil. I had a little bit...

No, moss definitely IS evil. I had a little bit attached to a piece of driftwood, although the driftwood is long gone the moss has gone on to infect the entire tank. Little bits of it are everywhere....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,170
Posted By zachawry
I don't have a Python; I keep a big bucket that I...

I don't have a Python; I keep a big bucket that I put in the sink. The water from the faucet continually fills the bucket. I have a pump with one end in the bucket and one end in the tank. I can dose...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-08-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By zachawry
Sounds OK to me. I have more than that in my 65...

Sounds OK to me. I have more than that in my 65 gallon.

Regardless, a couple rams are not going to make a bioload difference one way or the other.

I just put 5 more rummynose in my tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-19-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By zachawry
Not fertilising your tank for 4 measly days won't...

Not fertilising your tank for 4 measly days won't have an effect.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-14-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By zachawry
There was no discernible difference in my tank...

There was no discernible difference in my tank with 100 ramshorns and 0 ramshorns.

That being said, I liked them when they were present in smaller numbers. But too much is too much.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-14-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By zachawry
I had a ton of ramshorn snails in my 65-gallon. I...

I had a ton of ramshorn snails in my 65-gallon. I didn't mind them so much at first, but they were just slowly getting out of control.

I asked the LFS guy about assassin snails, and he said they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-06-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By zachawry
Perfectly laminar flow visualised on surface

Hard to explain this in words, but I thought this was really cool in my tank. Don't know why it appeared today all of the sudden.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct6lISBirCQ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By zachawry
The way I think of it, Dutch-style tanks look...

The way I think of it, Dutch-style tanks look like literal gardens. There are a variety of plants, with no effort made to seem "natural." There is also more of an emphasis on attaining a variety of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-02-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By zachawry
It can be frustrating. I definitely know how you...

It can be frustrating. I definitely know how you feel.

You just have to experiment with different angles of holding the plant in your tweezers, and dig 'em in deep. Then, once it's in, you can...
Forum: Fish   02-02-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By zachawry
Best thread title EVER

I've been keeping fish for years, and the idea of making them chase lasers has never occurred to me. I have been a delinquent aquarist, and apparently all my years of effort thus far have been in...
Forum: Fish   01-28-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By zachawry
Yeah, same fish. They're like the Swiss...

Yeah, same fish.

They're like the Swiss Army Knife of fish. Do everything to make your tank better.
Forum: Fish   01-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By zachawry
I'm jealous. I wanted rainbow for my 65 gallon,...

I'm jealous. I wanted rainbow for my 65 gallon, but decided it was just too small and wouldn't be fair to the fish.
Forum: Fish   01-28-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By zachawry
African butterfly cichlid are awesome

I would just like to start a thread about these amazing little dwarf cichlids. I haven't seen much about them anywhere.

A couple months ago I asked my LFS guy what to do about out of control...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-28-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By zachawry
If I may ask, if you change water weekly, why do...

If I may ask, if you change water weekly, why do you top off daily? Just for appearance?
Forum: Fish   01-21-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By zachawry
Black emperor tetras multiplying out of control!

I have a heavily-planted 65 gallon.

I put 8 black emperor tetras in there, and now there are 20-30. I try to catch them and bring them to my LFS, but they're fast little buggers and I can only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-11-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By zachawry
Give it more time. And trim. Keep trimming...

Give it more time. And trim.

Keep trimming also to keep it healthy, even after it fills in completely. I had a DBT carpet, and loved it. But I didn't trim it enough, and eventually the roots...
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