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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 04:30 PM
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Well... Looks like there was a raid in the night....

Well... Looks like there was a raid in the night. The rams are still guarding their den, but there are no signs of the eggs; unless they hatched, but I don't see any wrigglers. Of course I hoped...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 780
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I suggest a 1-2-punch of hitting it with h2o2 and...

I suggest a 1-2-punch of hitting it with h2o2 and upping your nitrates. IME BBA shows up when your nitrates are low. I had a problem for the longest time, treating every other week with hydrogen...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:34 PM
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Views: 505
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Live baby brine shrimp may work, but might be too...

Live baby brine shrimp may work, but might be too small. I'd be interested to hear your results.
I used to feed mine small earthworms from the garden and white worms from my compost once in a...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Caution! Your puffers will probably hunt down...

Caution! Your puffers will probably hunt down and eat your shrimp. Puffers prefer live food, are semi aggressive, and IME are best kept alone. I have had success with puffers in a small tank, but...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Looks like a lady fish. So might explain the...

Looks like a lady fish. So might explain the harassment from the other one
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Thanks.... Now it's just a waiting game. I'll...

Thanks.... Now it's just a waiting game. I'll keep things updated as the fry hatch and hopefully grow.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
That worm looks like it may be a planaria...

That worm looks like it may be a planaria (flatworm).
If it is, then you may want to take measures to remove them as they can cause problems for your fauna. Usually planaria are eaten and...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Babies on the way!

So I woke up this morning to find that my (suspected) female balloon ram had lost weight over night.

I was a little baffled, but didn't think anything of it until I noticed that the 2 rams were...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Pygmy cory transfer

So this afternoon I spent a couple hours capturing the pygmy cories that have been in my fluval edge for the past 6 months.

When I first got these guys it was in hopes of helping my CPDs gain...
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I recently set up a 30g dirted (first one) and I...

I recently set up a 30g dirted (first one) and I used organic potting soil. It wasn't MG, but it did the job, and I was too impatient to sift it. I have had a couple bits of floatsom, but it's easy...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 26

Bamboo shrimp catching some currents
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=18506&pictureid=73970

I know it's a bad picture, but I like how it's fans catch the sunlight.

I pick...
Forum: Fish 01-25-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
You could probably get away with 10 if you do...

You could probably get away with 10 if you do larger water changes every week (50%). A larger group will help them be more bold and not hide so much.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-24-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,490
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Get some rummy nose tetras. They are great...

Get some rummy nose tetras. They are great schoolers and will encourage your other tetras to stick together. Ember tetras are really pretty fish though and they don't take up much bioload since...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Looks like a K deficiency. Here is a link...

Looks like a K deficiency.

Here is a link that I refer to quite often for nutrients:
http://gwapa.org/wordpress/articles/fertilizing-the-planted-aquarium/

Here sa little except that may help...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
A great plant but a little fussy when getting...

A great plant but a little fussy when getting established. While the plant cuttings are starting to root, sometimes will suffer and die back a little, which snails will find very tempting. A large...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Nice! I love the setup and that its viewable...

Nice! I love the setup and that its viewable from both sides. What fauna do you have stocked in there?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 689
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I like g.

I like g.
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
I have my diy co2 line feeding into my Aquaclear...

I have my diy co2 line feeding into my Aquaclear and it does an amazing job.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
My nitrates are at about 10ppm naturally, so I do...

My nitrates are at about 10ppm naturally, so I do add nitrates twice a week to keep it around 20-30 ppm. It's only 12 gallon, so I do about a 50% wc every weekend and wash the filter media every...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Inevitably, aqadvisor is very conservative with...

Inevitably, aqadvisor is very conservative with estimates and stocking levels. It does not take into account human ingenuity and experience. I used this site more as a compatability comparison for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-19-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Looks good. Keep posting pics, can't wait to see...

Looks good. Keep posting pics, can't wait to see it grow out.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-19-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Day 18

Day 18 and the tank is growing in nicely and parameters are all good. Thought I would post some pics to show the progress so far.

All fishes are happy and swimming. I absolutely love the variety...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-19-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 718,909
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
This has happened to me a few times: - 1 cherry...

This has happened to me a few times:
- 1 cherry barb
- 1 CPD
- and a bunch or RCS

Its very sad to lose a fish friend:(
Forum: Algae 01-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
A mow down, and treat with double excel to stop...

A mow down, and treat with double excel to stop it growing and give your algae eaters a chance to chomp down. I has a similar problem for months and my DHG wasn't growing, just slowly getting coated...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-18-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,719
Posted By TheAnswerIs42
Great post! Just read the whole thing. Your...

Great post! Just read the whole thing. Your tank is very inspiring and I only hope that I can achieve half in my tanks.
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