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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By Knotyoureality
Issue is really the same as with any aquarium,...

Issue is really the same as with any aquarium, anywhere with the same options:

1. Choose only stock that can survive the existing conditions
2. Modify the existing conditions externally to the...
Forum: Plants 07-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Knotyoureality
With shipping, my highest cost was $120 for a...

With shipping, my highest cost was $120 for a single plant. Beautiful dark purple bucephalandra. Very happy with the purchase, though it was a definite splurge.
Forum: Plants 06-26-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By Knotyoureality
You might also want to check the plant/flower...

You might also want to check the plant/flower department of your local grocery stores. I've probably bought 3/4ths of my riparium plants as little gift pots from them.
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Knotyoureality
Depends on the tank, the light levels, how...

Depends on the tank, the light levels, how heavily it'll be planted (or how much substrate is *supposed* to be visible), what plants are used and how the tank is stocked.


My gold BN pleco...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-14-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Knotyoureality
Buying things as unprocessed as possible usually...

Buying things as unprocessed as possible usually gets you there with a concentration on vegetables, grains/legumes and saving meat,dairy and fruit as accents or special luxuries--though I always...
Forum: Fish 01-13-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By Knotyoureality
While it won't catch everything, it's generally...

While it won't catch everything, it's generally pretty simple to put a fine net, media bag or other filtering material over the canister outflow to catch the worst of the debris when starting it back...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-07-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Knotyoureality
It doesn't take much to throw a cherry line into...

It doesn't take much to throw a cherry line into producing other colors and even solidly producing lines will occasionally throw a sport. Great breeders are vigilant in only keeping their shrimp...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,365
Posted By Knotyoureality
Lots of nano fish are potential candidates and...

Lots of nano fish are potential candidates and getting all males would ensure plenty of color and no breeding, but they're not always easily available and often pricey even when you can find 'em.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-29-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,927
Posted By Knotyoureality
Bill collector--more or less--for a major...

Bill collector--more or less--for a major financial group. The company puts a fancier name on it, and it's mostly investigative work in my department, but half my day is spent helping people figure...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Knotyoureality
While ghost shrimp are opportunistic in their...

While ghost shrimp are opportunistic in their diet, I can assure you they're primary food is *not* poop.

They'll happily nosh on pretty much every sort of fish food--flakes, pellets, live...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Knotyoureality
I used to feel comfortable recommending Aqueon...

I used to feel comfortable recommending Aqueon HOB's, but I've just had three in a row turn up defective. First was ordered on-line and arrived with a severe rattle; returned it to be replaced only...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Knotyoureality
Yep, constantly tinkering. My collection of...

Yep, constantly tinkering. My collection of planted vases and pico containers help me scratch the itch when I need to leave the main tanks be for awhile. Planning out a new mini-setup, pulling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Knotyoureality
While they're good at munching at certain types...

While they're good at munching at certain types of algae, mollies are unfortunately also prolific breeders making them less than ideal for many tanks if their primary purpose is to eat algae.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-18-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By Knotyoureality
Not something I'd recommend as a general thing,...

Not something I'd recommend as a general thing, but in the year or so I had it up and running, I was able to bring several cherry culls shrimplets to maturation and produce a second generation from...
Forum: Algae 12-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Knotyoureality
Your excel use may be adding to the problem as...

Your excel use may be adding to the problem as it's supposed to be used daily, especially if being used as an algaecide. It provides carbon to the plants, but algae are faster off the mark than...
Forum: Plants 12-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By Knotyoureality
You don't have to use aqarium specific super...

You don't have to use aqarium specific super glue--any super glue will work. The gel version works best for spot application and ease of use.

Most of my rhizome plants are mounted on wood, but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Knotyoureality
My nerites seldom pay any attention to...

My nerites seldom pay any attention to supplemental veggies either--though the other snails, shrimp, ottos and plecos certainly do. They do, however, respond strongly whenever I add a fresh wood...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-15-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Knotyoureality
Biofilm is the naturally occurring growth of...

Biofilm is the naturally occurring growth of bacteria--including the beneficial bacteria we speak of when talking about cycling a tank-- algae, fungus and other microorganisms on all the surfaces in...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By Knotyoureality
Started seeing this when I switched from a HOB to...

Started seeing this when I switched from a HOB to cannister filter on my community tank. Cannister keeps the tank crystal clear and let me solve a "dead spot" in terms of flow in one corner--but it...
Forum: Fish 12-08-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Knotyoureality
If you can get your hands on some, floaters are...

If you can get your hands on some, floaters are wonderful option. My betta and dwarf gourami both spend hours poking around in the floating roots and tend to be more secure and more inclined to move...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Knotyoureality
From your description, food doesn't seem to be an...

From your description, food doesn't seem to be an issue. Certainly don't drop in a feeder cube; in such a small tank with such little stock to eat it you'd only end up with incredibly fouled water. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Knotyoureality
Yep, pond or bladder snail. I've three kinds in...

Yep, pond or bladder snail. I've three kinds in my tanks, all spend a good portion of their time at or above the surface.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,106
Posted By Knotyoureality
Rather than stem plants left to run riot, the...

Rather than stem plants left to run riot, the "jungle" aqua scapes I've seen--those planned rather than occurring thru benign neglect--feature almost entirely non-stem plants for both aesthetic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By Knotyoureality
There's also been several decades now of...

There's also been several decades now of manufacturers and consumers moving away from heavy use of aerosol products and towards a much better understanding of it *not* being healthy to spray...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By Knotyoureality
It's a toss up for me. It's worked really well in...

It's a toss up for me. It's worked really well in some tanks and been a bloody nuisance in others--all comes down to how well it likes the conditions and whether it causes problems with that...
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