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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-03-2016, 11:59 PM
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Posted By Monster Fish
Add some thick clumps of moss or subwassertang to...

Add some thick clumps of moss or subwassertang to break their line of sight.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-29-2016, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Monster Fish
:thumbsup: Looking good!

:thumbsup: Looking good!
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By Monster Fish
Ah. That flamingo is a lot pinker than the ones I...

Ah. That flamingo is a lot pinker than the ones I grew out from TC.
Forum: Plants   01-25-2016, 08:04 PM
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Posted By Monster Fish
Depends on their habitat but most crypts will...

Depends on their habitat but most crypts will grow anywhere from low to high lighting. The higher light levels in nature are accompanied by higher levels of dissolved CO2 in the water. Lower light...
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks like Cryptocoryne nurii.

Looks like Cryptocoryne nurii.
Forum: Plants   01-23-2016, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Monster Fish
None of those are considered black water/acidic...

None of those are considered black water/acidic water crypts so all of them would grow fine for you.
Forum: Plants   01-19-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,437
Posted By Monster Fish
I tried it a while back from TC. While converting...

I tried it a while back from TC. While converting it from TC to emersed or submersed growth, keep your parameters stable, otherwise it will melt on you in the blink of an eye.
Forum: Plants   01-14-2016, 08:06 AM
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Posted By Monster Fish
GH should be at least 7-8, KH should be at least...

GH should be at least 7-8, KH should be at least 7. While C. walkeri tolerates softer water, C. usteriana is a hard water plant.
Forum: Substrate   01-10-2016, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Monster Fish
Wouldn't the baking soda and sodium nitrate...

Wouldn't the baking soda and sodium nitrate dissolve as soon as you filled the tank with water?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   01-09-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Monster Fish
It wouldn't work long term since venus flytraps...

It wouldn't work long term since venus flytraps require a winter dormancy with cooler weather and reduced photo period. Also, as stated in the post before mine, they won't tolerate any nutrient rich,...
Forum: Plants   01-05-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By Monster Fish
Try some Osmocote+ root tabs.

Try some Osmocote+ root tabs.
Forum: Plants   01-03-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Monster Fish
A large Anubias barteri would do great in front...

A large Anubias barteri would do great in front of the overflow.
Forum: Plants   01-02-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Monster Fish
Cryptocoryne spiralis

Cryptocoryne spiralis
Forum: Substrate   12-31-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Monster Fish
1" of pool filter sand should suffice.

1" of pool filter sand should suffice.
Forum: Plants   12-30-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By Monster Fish
C. crispatula var. balansae requires harder water...

C. crispatula var. balansae requires harder water to grow properly. Something to consider with the soft water from NYC.
Forum: Substrate   12-28-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Monster Fish
I don't see what problem would be unless you...

I don't see what problem would be unless you started purposely inhaling or ingesting the dirt for some odd reason.
Forum: Substrate   12-22-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Monster Fish
I prefer using a hose since I make large batches...

I prefer using a hose since I make large batches but spritzing it should work. Just moisten the soil until it's the consistency of mud then wait until it's dry again to rehydrate. You should turn...
Forum: Plants   12-21-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By Monster Fish
Gonna need to let them flower to confirm the IDs.

Gonna need to let them flower to confirm the IDs.
Forum: Substrate   12-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Monster Fish
I used it once as a media for Pinguicula. When I...

I used it once as a media for Pinguicula. When I hydrated it, pieces of it would break causing an explosion of gold colored flakes in the water I used to rinse it. I could imagine an aquarium looking...
Forum: Substrate   12-20-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Monster Fish
KCl they sell as potash at plant nurseries. It...

KCl they sell as potash at plant nurseries. It should come as pink granules. Amaco brand Mexican Self-hardening clay is the clay to use as long as it's all natural.

The peat and composted wood...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-19-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Monster Fish
I use amano shrimp and malaysian trumpet snails...

I use amano shrimp and malaysian trumpet snails to clean up tattered and melted crypt leaves.
Forum: Plants   12-09-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Monster Fish
Like full red? That's probably just the color of...

Like full red? That's probably just the color of their lighting. Only the undersides of the leaves turn red. The only plant I could think up that looks like a crypt and turns that deep red is...
Forum: Plants   12-08-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Monster Fish
To add to the previous post, increase the water...

To add to the previous post, increase the water oxygenation during the duration of the treatment.

Rid Ich PlusŪ | Kordon...
Forum: Fish   12-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Monster Fish
It's rather effective at killing ich if used...

It's rather effective at killing ich if used properly. However, several tank variables can make it more toxic, meaning it can do more harm than good if you don't know your tank parameters. I still...
Forum: Fish   12-07-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Monster Fish
Do a big water change. FYI, benzaldehyde green is...

Do a big water change. FYI, benzaldehyde green is a synonym for malachite green.

Benzaldehyde Green, CAS Number: 569-64-2 (http://www.chemindustry.com/chemicals/0327940.html#)

It's more potent...
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