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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-08-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,128
Posted By ghotifish
Wow, very nice!!

Wow, very nice!!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,600
Posted By ghotifish
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R7ITUO/?tag=047-20 ...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000R7ITUO/?tag=047-20

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Forum: Tank Journals 05-08-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,853
Posted By ghotifish
Nice tank, looks like its just about to really...

Nice tank, looks like its just about to really blast off! Your plants all look very healthy and the scape is looking really nice.

Carl
Forum: Aquascaping 05-05-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By ghotifish
They look like basalt, which is safe. You can...

They look like basalt, which is safe. You can pour some acid on them and see if they fizz. I read an article where Takashi Amano said that the only way to know if a rock is aquarium-safe is to try...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-04-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,930
Posted By ghotifish
We are getting a little algae bloom since we got...

We are getting a little algae bloom since we got the new light. Fortunately, we got a shipment of shrimp today. We are hoping that they will live long enough to clean up the place. The part that is...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2012, 02:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,930
Posted By ghotifish
Hi, this is ghotifish's other half, As...

Hi, this is ghotifish's other half,

As always, this tank is a collaboration. Personally, I think this aquascape needs some editing. I'm not satisfied with the stem plants in the background. I...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-01-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,930
Posted By ghotifish
Hi all - Life obviously got away from us a...

Hi all -

Life obviously got away from us a bit. We're still plugging away at the tank - in the last several months we've had: 1) a 7 or so day power outage where we managed to keep all of our...
Forum: Fish 05-01-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By ghotifish
My Blue Rams were not shrimp safe - YMMV. ...

My Blue Rams were not shrimp safe - YMMV.

Sounds like a cool setup for a tank, post pics once you're up and running!

Carl
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,479
Posted By ghotifish
Good start!

Nice start to your tank. I also started a planted tank after not having one since I was a kid. You've got some nice growth, like the hard scape too.

If you can put your hands on them, a small...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-30-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By ghotifish
We made about half a 40 breeder into a xmas moss...

We made about half a 40 breeder into a xmas moss hill - we used paper clips with thread between them to hold the moss down until it attached...you can also just open a paper clip up straight to hold...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-05-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,650
Posted By ghotifish
We spread out moss onto the substrate of the hill...

We spread out moss onto the substrate of the hill in the tank in my signature. Then straightened out some paperclips and tied thread/dental floss to the paperclips and used them as stakes with string...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By ghotifish
I'm guessing that if you plant very densely or if...

I'm guessing that if you plant very densely or if you plant heavy feeders, you will need more ferts than the osmocote can provide, especially if you use inert substrate. I only know EI, but that...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By ghotifish
I'd suggest starting with medium light in your...

I'd suggest starting with medium light in your first tank and then move down as you get the hang of things.

Good luck
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-09-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,050
Posted By ghotifish
I'm jealous! Where I live it almost never get's...

I'm jealous! Where I live it almost never get's hot enough to ripen a tomato. Our summers are so cool the best bets are peas, herbs, and greens. I miss the taste of home grown tomatoes!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-09-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,675
Posted By ghotifish
I highly recommend A Game of Thrones. These...

I highly recommend A Game of Thrones. These books seriously blew me away. The plot is complex with lots of richly developed characters. Not for people that don't care for juggling a LOT of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-09-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,624
Posted By ghotifish
Interesting info on copper Alyssa! OP: Are...

Interesting info on copper Alyssa!

OP: Are you sure that your tank is adequately cycled? Have you tested gh, kh, nitrates, nitrites, ammonia? Do you add dechlorinator to the tap water you are...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By ghotifish
I'm very happy with one 2217 on our 40 breeder...

I'm very happy with one 2217 on our 40 breeder (plus 2 koralia nano powerheads for added flow). One thing to consider is that some of the newer models have self-priming mechanisms, which are quite...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-09-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,137
Posted By ghotifish
We have neon tetras, black neon tetras, corys and...

We have neon tetras, black neon tetras, corys and a pleco all living very peacefully with RCS. The only fish we've ever had trouble with eating shrimp was our Blue Ram, who now lives in the display...
Forum: Algae 12-26-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,747
Posted By ghotifish
By the way, don't put excel in the freezer. ...

By the way, don't put excel in the freezer. Excel Popsicle. Duh.
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By ghotifish
Beige snot? Gross. I googled a bit and there are...

Beige snot? Gross. I googled a bit and there are others with your problem but few with solutions. You could try antibiotics and frequent water changes. I wonder if your DIY co2 is a factor. Have...
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By ghotifish
Hmmm. how red are we talking? Photos would help.

Hmmm. how red are we talking? Photos would help.
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By ghotifish
Welcome to TPT! Holy smokes! That's some...

Welcome to TPT!

Holy smokes! That's some serious algae! Your pH and KH are fairly insignificant. What matters is Light and CO2. I'm pretty confident from that photo that you've got too much...
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By ghotifish
I have anubias 'nana'. I've had BBA and GSA...

I have anubias 'nana'. I've had BBA and GSA attacks. I use Excel, reduced light, and scissors. I snip off affected leaves and new ones grow in quickly. I've also pulled them out for an excel bath.
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By ghotifish
Red cherry shrimp love to eat dying algae. 10 of...

Red cherry shrimp love to eat dying algae. 10 of them can clean out a tank in about a day.
Forum: Algae 12-25-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,747
Posted By ghotifish
Good News! I ordered a fresh bottle of...

Good News!

I ordered a fresh bottle of excel and added 30ml. The BBA started turning red and dying off within 12 hours. It's a Christmas miracle! Now I'm keeping my excel in the freezer!
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