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Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 11:16 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
There are some floating plant's that do not like...

There are some floating plant's that do not like the surface of their leaves to get wet from too much rippling effect or splashing of water from HOB filter's or sponge filter's.
I do not recall what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By roadmaster
Google "River manifold Loach tank" for some...

Google "River manifold Loach tank" for some simplicity in set up's for riverine fishes one might be considering.(Some DIY involved)
For planted tank's, one can adjust spray bar's to provide surface...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-22-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By roadmaster
I keep gobs of cherry shrimp in 12dgh and pH 7.6...

I keep gobs of cherry shrimp in 12dgh and pH 7.6 from the tap and temps around 76 degrees F
No CO2.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-22-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,053
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Posted By roadmaster
Linda Ronstandt "Your no good" Nazareth "Love...

Linda Ronstandt "Your no good"
Nazareth "Love hurt's "
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By roadmaster
My bad,I meant reduce lighting assuming OP was...

My bad,I meant reduce lighting assuming OP was gonna flood the tank as was suggested.
Once plant's become submerged,they will instantly see great reduction in CO2 .(atmospheric)
Until such time as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By roadmaster
I do not think high level's of ammonia are...

I do not think high level's of ammonia are presently at play lest the fishes and shrimp's be dead or dying.
Just think the lighting is too much,and bacteria bloom at play along with possibly small...
Forum: Algae   06-21-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By roadmaster
Clearly lack of phosphates has been/is issue...

Clearly lack of phosphates has been/is issue along with possibly Iron IMHO.
Is good that CO2 consistency is now employed.
I have fairly hard water with no CO2 injection just Metricide daily, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 286
Posted By roadmaster
I might also reduce lighting period from 13...

I might also reduce lighting period from 13 hour's to eight in addition to Smooch's advice.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 315
Posted By roadmaster
When you replaced filter media,you probably lost...

When you replaced filter media,you probably lost sizeable portion of bacteria which would induce a bacteria bloom.
Would just clean filter material in tank water from water changes, or dechlorinated...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-21-2017, 04:44 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Stones "Midnight rambler" Alan Jackson & George...

Stones "Midnight rambler"
Alan Jackson & George Jones 'Been a good year for the roses"
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-20-2017, 01:42 PM
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Posted By roadmaster
Gary Moore "Still got the blues" Allman...

Gary Moore "Still got the blues"
Allman brother's "Melissa"
Forum: Equipment   06-20-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By roadmaster
Just more stuff to clean in my view. If one has...

Just more stuff to clean in my view.
If one has a very large number of messy fish,then Sump might interest me(more water volume for dilution capabilities), but for the small tropical's I keep , one...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-19-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By roadmaster
Synodontis multipunctatus will grow to seven...

Synodontis multipunctatus will grow to seven inches(easily) and keeping rooted plant's in place could be problematic due to the fishes habit of rooting around the substrate in search of food's.
The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By roadmaster
Aquaclear 70 (old 802's) power head's would be my...

Aquaclear 70 (old 802's) power head's would be my choice.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-19-2017, 01:30 PM
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Posted By roadmaster
Johnny Cash & Roy Clarke "Orange blossom special"...

Johnny Cash & Roy Clarke "Orange blossom special"
Toby Keith " I love this Bar"
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 832
Posted By roadmaster
You keep tryin with the two light's, and damn...

You keep tryin with the two light's, and damn what everybody else has suggested (ie) one bulb till algae issues are sorted.:icon_roll
Forum: Lighting   06-19-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
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Views: 1,155
Posted By roadmaster
True guru's will tell you that 50 PAR at the...

True guru's will tell you that 50 PAR at the substrate will grow any of the over 400 species of aquatic plant's.
Anymore light will just make getting CO2 dialed in correctly mandatory/possibly more...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-19-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
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Views: 173
Posted By roadmaster
Twisted,gnarly looking pieces in foreground might...

Twisted,gnarly looking pieces in foreground might could be Manzanita.
Background pieces I don't know,almost look's like petrified wood.
Agree that small piece near the top, look's like spiderwood.
Forum: Fish   06-19-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By roadmaster
Assuming the water chemistry is suitable with...

Assuming the water chemistry is suitable with respect to ammonia,nitrites,nitrates, which larger plant mass and regular maint can help control,some floating plant's have in the past greatly decreased...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   06-16-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,053
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Views: 51,002
Posted By roadmaster
Stones "Angie" Door's " Roadhouse...

Stones "Angie"
Door's " Roadhouse Blues"
Forum: Fish   06-16-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By roadmaster
Revolver is commonly used with Russian roulette,...

Revolver is commonly used with Russian roulette, and all chamber's are empty save one.
Weapon is not reloaded after each participant(s) turn, but rather if the participant (s) survives,,the cylinder...
Forum: Fish   06-15-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By roadmaster
One tablespoon for five gal of water is all I...

One tablespoon for five gal of water is all I have ever used for salt /heat treatment.(4 decades)
3 tablespoons per gal would seem to me to be excessive to harmful over treatment period of a week to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 832
Posted By roadmaster
I would run the daylight bulb.

I would run the daylight bulb.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 832
Posted By roadmaster
Yes,if light will work with just one bulb,this...

Yes,if light will work with just one bulb,this would help.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-15-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 832
Posted By roadmaster
Can almost promise you that the two T5 HO bulbs...

Can almost promise you that the two T5 HO bulbs are major player in your issues.
Is good that you have fertz ,and CO2 albeit unstable recently.
Leaves light as that which drives the demand for the...
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