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Forum: Aquascaping 02-20-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Hi, I would really caution against using it....

Hi,

I would really caution against using it. Many companies apply simazine, diuron, atrazine, and other herbicides to control weeds on the berms. Could import herbicide residues into your soon...
Forum: Fish 02-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Rid Ich is great. AND works great if you follow the instructions!

Raise the temperature for how many days and to what Maximum?? For a 5 day treatment, a 10 degree increase in temperature may affect your fish more than the ich.



Do you do this to yourself...
Forum: Fish 02-17-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,761
Posted By Dr.Dovii
I do not. If you think about it, there is...

I do not.

If you think about it, there is no environment on Earth that is a stable as the typical aquarium in a house (even between houses). What really tweaks fish is when they go from a...
Forum: Fish 02-17-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Pics of the symptoms would be invaluable.

Pics of the symptoms would be invaluable.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Dr.Dovii
"The next day is a little bit too fast for...

"The next day is a little bit too fast for heterotropic bacteria to cloud the water, usually their population takes several days to reproduce to that level. "

Sorry, have seen milky water (due to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Pool test kits are useless as they generally are...

Pool test kits are useless as they generally are not as precise as test-kits specific to the aquarium hobby. The Master API test kit is great, just add the Nitrate kit. The Master API kit has high...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Before this goes much further, I would like to...

Before this goes much further, I would like to point out that genus/species names are in Latin. AND the last person who was Roman and spoke Latin (with a roman accent) died more than a thousand...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-11-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,624
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Read your post, then went and read the info...

Read your post, then went and read the info posted on Maine's Department of Interior Fisheries and Wildlife WebSite.

Consider the quote from the DIFW Website especially the bold/italics/underlined...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By Dr.Dovii
I have had this happen too. In my experience, it...

I have had this happen too. In my experience, it has been because of a bacteria bloom. This bacterium utilizes ammonia faster than the one that colonizes your filter media. Happens very rapidly...
Forum: Substrate 02-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,347
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Turface or Soil Master Pro Select - Source

Does anyone know of a source for Turface or Soilmaster Pro Select on the West Coast (Sacramento/SF Bay Area)? Cannot seem to find any at Lesco, and other grounds maintenances places I have looked. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2010, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Gotta go with very nice myself. Great job. ...

Gotta go with very nice myself. Great job.

Thanks
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-09-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,852
Posted By Dr.Dovii
First, if your tank was set up for 2 months and...

First, if your tank was set up for 2 months and the fish were in there for 1 month, then, how did you cycle the tank? Did you also install the carbon filter pad with the biowheel? If so, most...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-09-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,881
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Try an odd number of the bamboo. Or, a group of...

Try an odd number of the bamboo. Or, a group of 3 another of 2 and a single stalk.

Dark background looks much better.

Should look a lot better as plants grow in.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-09-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By Dr.Dovii
I would be a lot more worried that it had some...

I would be a lot more worried that it had some other contaminant than limestone (which would be the part that fizzes with acid). Contaminants like oil, pesticides, or something similar. Many...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-09-2010, 02:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,411
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Don't think I have ever had a tank where the...

Don't think I have ever had a tank where the aquascaping didn’t change. I keep a lot of cichlids that move stuff all over if they can, and they dig like crazy. For these guys, I tend to decorate with...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-09-2010, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By Dr.Dovii
The wood really added a lot to the tabnk, but...

The wood really added a lot to the tabnk, but then you lost the Cryp. I think placing it jist in front of the wood anout where that single tetra (to the left of the 2 tetras) in your flashed photo....
Forum: Substrate 02-08-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Money no problem? Buy a tropical...

Money no problem?

Buy a tropical creek/river, build a fish room that is essentailly a house with a sunken room that has a glass wall as a side of the creek/river. Use the natural creekbed, as...
Forum: Fish 02-08-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Redness about the gills is certainly indicative...

Redness about the gills is certainly indicative of some irritative agent, be it ammonia, gill flukes, too low a pH (for the particular fish), or something else. Could be the complete rebuild and some...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,401
Posted By Dr.Dovii
18 stands out best for me. 12 and 13 are...

18 stands out best for me.

12 and 13 are also good
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Dr.Dovii
IMO, it looks kind of cluttered, which may...

IMO, it looks kind of cluttered, which may disappear once planted.

The human eye (mind) appreciates oddness, importantly prime numbered arrangements (until 23 is reached, after which it all...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Interesting. Try different orientations of both...

Interesting. Try different orientations of both pieces and see which looks best. I think that one of them in a position approaching directly upright would be the ticket. Take pics of all the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Try putting a narrow rock under the right edge of...

Try putting a narrow rock under the right edge of the left piece of driftwood (rock?), oriented front to rear. This will change the flow of that piece, giving an upswept appearance (toward the...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Withdraw my comment. Missed the second page to...

Withdraw my comment. Missed the second page to your post. My bad!

Would like to see some more pics a few months down the road.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,886
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Agree about the potential effect of a shadow, but...

Agree about the potential effect of a shadow, but I really like the rock positioning.
Forum: Aquascaping 02-06-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By Dr.Dovii
Like the whole infrastructure setup in picture 1....

Like the whole infrastructure setup in picture 1. Different! Which in this case is good.

The HOT filter is more of a distraction.
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