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Forum: Fish Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Diana
The more fish the better the schooling behavior....

The more fish the better the schooling behavior. That can look really impressive in a big tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Diana
Well, I would skip the Melafix. No need to...

Well, I would skip the Melafix. No need to medicate the tank. The Safe Start is only needed when you need to add more bacteria. They live in the tank just fine, and are not removed with water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 54
Posted By Diana
Test your own system, but the RO ought to test so...

Test your own system, but the RO ought to test so close to nothing that it takes something better than a hobby test kit to show it. The DI part is overdoing it, as far as aquarium keeping goes.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By Diana
I use Coralbandit's method of buying thermometers.

I use Coralbandit's method of buying thermometers.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Diana
The bacteria would grow better with higher KH. I...

The bacteria would grow better with higher KH. I would aim to keep it higher during cycling. If you want to keep soft water fish you can do a big water change at the end, and switch the tank over to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Diana
pH is not a stand alone value. It is controlled...

pH is not a stand alone value. It is controlled by the other things in the water.

KH is the major buffer of pH in aquariums. When the KH is high (in natural waters or in tanks) then the pH tends...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Diana
Well, they are lacking phosphorus. Generally...

Well, they are lacking phosphorus.
Generally phosphorus fertilizer + iron fertilizer results in a precipitate that locks up the fertilizers so the plants cannot get either, so I understand why they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 05:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Diana
:icon_redf Ahhh... but would a new comer...

:icon_redf

Ahhh... but would a new comer know that I usually know what I am talking about? Or that I just have a high post count with little to no real content?
I also do not know how much...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Diana
When I overdosed ammonia into a tank with Anubias...

When I overdosed ammonia into a tank with Anubias the leaves turned mushy, the same as if the tank was too warm. Soft, mushy and they ultimately disintegrated.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Diana
What are your tank's nitrate levels doing right...

What are your tank's nitrate levels doing right before you dose (lowest level) then after you dose (just give it long enough to circulate).

If the rest of the fertilizer ratios are right, then you...
Forum: Fish Today, 03:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Diana
Another point: The hospital tank is usually...

Another point:
The hospital tank is usually bare bottom. If water changes to remove microorganisms is part of the treatment (good idea, for Ich) then you are much more sure of getting the Ich that...
Forum: Equipment Today, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Diana
Oh, OK. The places where you see it oozing out is...

Oh, OK. The places where you see it oozing out is excess. Where it appears to be missing is not a problem (unless it really is missing, all the way in) It is just a spot where they did not apply too...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 12:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Diana
Sometimes I will do that afterward, especially if...

Sometimes I will do that afterward, especially if it is the same question that I just answered for someone else yesterday.
If they are new I will usually say something toward answering the...
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By Diana
Is the area I have marked attached to the glass,...

Is the area I have marked attached to the glass, or is it a loose flap of silicone? Attached = good. loose = not a problem now, but is an access point for stuff to get in there and keep working it...
Forum: Fish Today, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Diana
Here is a really good site about puffers. I have...

Here is a really good site about puffers. I have linked the page that can lead you to puffers for different water types.

http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug.php/v/PufferPedia/
Forum: Fish Today, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 120
Posted By Diana
Chili Rasboras are small, not much bio load, so...

Chili Rasboras are small, not much bio load, so it is just fine to add other things like Pygmy Cories (half a dozen) or shrimp. In this small a tank I would suggest other species that do not live in...
Forum: Fish Today, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Diana
FC- do what you can to accommodate the fish while...

FC- do what you can to accommodate the fish while treating them. The larger tank is great for the Dojos.

davido: A 50 gallon tank is kinda large for a hospital tank because it will be expensive...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Diana
Could very well be an injury. Gouramis can be...

Could very well be an injury. Gouramis can be aggressive and territorial. Ditto: Move him to a separate tank so that he can heal, you can watch it more closely, and to get him out of the situation...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Diana
I have not had good results with brackish tanks...

I have not had good results with brackish tanks and plants. And my tank was pretty low end, too. About 1.004.
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Diana
I prefer a natural looking tank. Dark or muted...

I prefer a natural looking tank.
Dark or muted mixed colors of substrate, like soft grey, tan, brown, black. The fish are supposed to be the most colorful thing in the tank. Plants are supposed to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 134
Posted By Diana
But there is ammonia in the tank, now? There was...

But there is ammonia in the tank, now? There was not any 2 weeks ago when you set it up?

The ammonia needs to come from somewhere. Organic matter can have nitrogen, usually in proteins, then it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By Diana
If you add a lot of the right bacteria (sharing...

If you add a lot of the right bacteria (sharing media, Tetra Safe Start) then wait, some of the bacteria will die off. I would add ammonia to feed them and encourage them to reproduce.
Then, when...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 176
Posted By Diana
Yes, test the rock. It looks like a neutral...

Yes, test the rock.
It looks like a neutral sort of rock that I get around here, that is usually dark colored from red through browns to black. The ones I get are volcanic in origin.
But it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 176
Posted By Diana
Test each of the things in the tank. Put a...

Test each of the things in the tank.
Put a handful or two of the sand in a jar of the same water you are using in the tank and let it sit at least overnight, perhaps longer. If it is the sand,...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By Diana
With this many fish, and varied requirements you...

With this many fish, and varied requirements you might want to get another tank, both for quarantine now, and for the future.

12 platies (+3 babies)- cooler water fish, handles salt well, and...
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