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Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-01-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By adive
I have had my Walstad since 3 years, not the 5-10...

I have had my Walstad since 3 years, not the 5-10 years you mention. The initial 2-3 months were bumpy but after that its been absolutely smooth sailing. Really happy with it. I dont do water changes...
Forum: Fish   01-19-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By adive
Discus require that maintenance regimen &...

Discus require that maintenance regimen & commitment which can be termed as much more & different than for other fish species even experienced hobbyists with hitherto non-discus experience are used...
Forum: Fish   01-19-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By adive
Agree, thats why I said these conditions are...

Agree, thats why I said these conditions are better suited for tanks with plants as the focus. For fish growth there are other considerations.
Forum: Fish   01-19-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By adive
I have 3 years experience with dirted tanks. One...

I have 3 years experience with dirted tanks. One of the keys I have realized it to keep the bioload way low for a very low maintenance tank. That include less water changes like one in a few months....
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-20-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By adive
I have a Walstad running successfully since the...

I have a Walstad running successfully since the past few years. Let me proudly tell you that its one of the best tanks I've ever had. I do water changes and top ups only when I remember and have the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-16-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,901
Posted By adive
Here is a pic, I am not too good at photography....

Here is a pic, I am not too good at photography. Today I noticed the aponogeton trying to grow out of the water to the upper left.
Forum: Fish   07-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By adive
Sorry seeing this after a few months. The tank is...

Sorry seeing this after a few months. The tank is in my sig, needs a photo update.

Bump:

The tank journal is in my sig, I need to update it with pics.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-14-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,901
Posted By adive
Hi monkeyruler90, I will try updating soon...

Hi monkeyruler90,

I will try updating soon with pics. Just FYI, the tank is still going strong, its been years now. Still lush greenery in there. Its like a healthy green box on my patio. The sag...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,604
Posted By adive
FD black worms you mean? Are the flakes beef?

FD black worms you mean? Are the flakes beef?
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,604
Posted By adive
What do you feed your discus?

What do you feed your discus?
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,604
Posted By adive
Cool. The right side of the wood looks like a...

Cool. The right side of the wood looks like a dog's face :)
Forum: Fish   04-28-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By adive
Please see my signature. Though, definitely,...

Please see my signature. Though, definitely, pictures dont so it justice. Regards.

Bump:

I was replying to Matt's quote in my previous post.
Forum: Fish   04-21-2016, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,414
Posted By adive
I have a walstad style sagittaria forest tank. I...

I have a walstad style sagittaria forest tank. I started out with dwarf sagittaria in it but its not dwarf sag after tall. It grows so tall and out of the tank and puts out flowers in the summer. It...
Forum: Fish   03-18-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By adive
I have kept a female pearl and a powder blue...

I have kept a female pearl and a powder blue dwarf together for 1 year in a heavily planted 3ft tank. They enjoy (need?) an occasional confrontation with each other. Tank space & hiding spots matter....
Forum: Fish   03-17-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By adive
are you planning to have a betta in that 40g?...

are you planning to have a betta in that 40g? whats the height of the tank? I have a 42g which is 1.5 ft in height and bettas dont make it in there, they die as they cant swim up to the water surface...
Forum: Fish   11-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By adive
With pearl gouramis its easy to tell, especially...

With pearl gouramis its easy to tell, especially if they are big enough (guess 2 inch or more). the males are more colorful (orange necks if they are a good breed, I've seen much duller males...
Forum: Fish   11-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By adive
My 2c. Pearl gouramis are the more peaceful ones....

My 2c. Pearl gouramis are the more peaceful ones. I have had a pearl pair with 2 dwarfs (1 of them was powder blue) over years in a 42 gal. This is a heavily planted tank. Currently one of the pearls...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-13-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,861
Posted By adive
Cool stuff. I am an experienced fishkeeper...

Cool stuff.

I am an experienced fishkeeper (many years - angelfish, rams, rainbows, etc) but as far as discus go, I have only read about them and seen them at stores. Could you please identify...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-23-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
Yup

Yup
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
Cool, thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

Cool, thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-21-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
I see, great. The crucial point is to dose it...

I see, great. The crucial point is to dose it correctly and thats exactly been one of my questions in the OP and you say you add Excel to the WC bucket water and then add that water into the tank so...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
Just trying to understand what you are trying to...

Just trying to understand what you are trying to say. Are you trying to say even fish tissue and their eyes could get damaged over a period of time and therefore excel is not a good thing for your...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
Will Excel not harm my upside down catfish? I...

Will Excel not harm my upside down catfish? I dont know for sure but isnt it scaleless and thats why my question.





As part of regular maintenance we do insert our hands into the water, into...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By adive
Question about Seachem Excel

I have never used Excel but intend to for better plant growth, as a source of carbon, giving the plants a boost. I will not be overdosing it which people do for killing algae. I will not be using...
Forum: Fish   07-08-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By adive
They dont nip other fish. But within themselves...

They dont nip other fish. But within themselves they are very boisterous, chasing each other, playing all the time and in fact sometimes battling/tearing each others fins. Size wise there wont be any...
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