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Forum: Substrate 09-19-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By Arvo
Thanks R-7, only problem is that I live smack in...

Thanks R-7, only problem is that I live smack in the middle of nowhere and not a bonsai store to be had. You don't happen to have a link for an on-line retailer for pumice do you?
Forum: Substrate 09-18-2005, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By Arvo
Thank you very much Mr. Barr. How may I go about...

Thank you very much Mr. Barr. How may I go about obtaining the substrate material that you refer to or its richer companion?
Forum: Substrate 09-17-2005, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,807
Posted By Arvo
ADA Power Sand substitute

I've been hearing about ADA Aqua Soil over ADA Power Sand substrates lately. A reference I came across implied that Power Sand was actually pumice or pumice based. I understand its use, but am...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2005, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Arvo
What about non-CO2 tanks?

What about non-CO2 tanks?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-09-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By Arvo
Raising KH

How best can KH be raised by 2 - 4 d in 40 galllons of water without affecting pH?
Forum: Fish 07-07-2004, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By Arvo
I had kept only 3 female Platy to avoid an...

I had kept only 3 female Platy to avoid an overage of live food. :)
Forum: Fish 07-05-2004, 06:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,704
Posted By Arvo
Botia striata are great and nothing ever escaped...

Botia striata are great and nothing ever escaped the notice of a platy.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 06-01-2004, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By Arvo
A 10g. and a 46g. The biggest that I'd go would...

A 10g. and a 46g. The biggest that I'd go would 75g., but I like the AG 50g. too.
Forum: Fish 05-30-2004, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Arvo
Platy with a side of moss.

Platy, which I have in a tank for my kids, pick at algae on plants, glass and wood. I want to add moss on the wood. Will they cause any negligible damage or just harmlessly pick at the moss?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-26-2004, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,823
Posted By Arvo
However long of a sabatical, an icon such as Rex...

However long of a sabatical, an icon such as Rex will always have his absence become conspicuous. Always appreciated, never duplicated.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2004, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By Arvo
Oh my, that's terrible! Not a good day by any...

Oh my, that's terrible! Not a good day by any stretch. I hope everything turns out OK.
Forum: Substrate 03-19-2004, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Arvo
Thanks Sean. :) I don't really anticipate any...

Thanks Sean. :) I don't really anticipate any major problems with the amounts that I'm considering. The only thing that comes to mind is the potential for the substrate to become too acidified. I...
Forum: Substrate 03-19-2004, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Arvo
Bear in mind, whatever you do or choose to...

Bear in mind, whatever you do or choose to experiment with, leonardite is an organic additive. Think of it as a longer term peat. My thinking is to use it either with peat or instead of peat. It's in...
Forum: Substrate 03-16-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Arvo
Yes, I have had planted tanks for awhile. Have...

Yes, I have had planted tanks for awhile. Have battled algae, mostly successfully, for over 25 years. Using organics (i.e., peat, mulm, soil - although I'm not partial to the potential mess with...
Forum: Substrate 03-16-2004, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Arvo
Diamond Black, leonardite and lignite are...

Diamond Black, leonardite and lignite are similar. See:

http://www.ductile.org/magazine/1999_2/leonard.htm

http://www.plantlighting.com/growlights/growlights_139.php
...
Forum: Substrate 03-15-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By Arvo
Are any adjustments needed with how much peat and...

Are any adjustments needed with how much peat and how much Diamond Black to add when used together in the same substrate? Or can you add the same amounts that would be used when using only one? I am...
Forum: Fish 03-08-2004, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Arvo
Yeah, sounds like a good start, just don't let it...

Yeah, sounds like a good start, just don't let it get like Co-0p City.
Forum: Fish 03-04-2004, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By Arvo
You may experience difficulty locating a shop...

You may experience difficulty locating a shop that stocks Gourami females. Mostly, from what I've seen, males are readily available, but not females making buying pairs hard. Any time I've tried two...
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