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Forum: Plants Today, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Monster Fish
KH and GH? Your TDS seems a bit high, even for a...

KH and GH? Your TDS seems a bit high, even for a dirted tank. How old is your tank and what kind of lighting do you use?
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Monster Fish
Alright. List your tank specs, lighting, ...

Alright. List your tank specs, lighting, substrate, water parameters, photoperiod, and how often you dose.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 119
Posted By Monster Fish
Do you feed your plants? Those symptoms sound...

Do you feed your plants? Those symptoms sound more like nutrient deficiencies than anything.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 06:11 PM
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Views: 119
Posted By Monster Fish
Depends on what the TDS is comprised of. Tanks...

Depends on what the TDS is comprised of. Tanks with EI dosing or a high bioload with have a higher TDS than softwater shrimp tanks. What plants are you having trouble growing?
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Monster Fish
They would still be too big for fry. Go with...

They would still be too big for fry. Go with microworms instead.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Monster Fish
That's a broad generalization. Not all male...

That's a broad generalization. Not all male bettas are aggressive. It all depends on their individual personalities. I have a 3 year old male king betta in my community tank and the only thing that...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Monster Fish
No need to mineralize. Just sift, dump it into...

No need to mineralize. Just sift, dump it into the tank, then cap.
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Monster Fish
Probably time released fertilizers similar to...

Probably time released fertilizers similar to Osmocote. Though I wouldn't be surprised if Scott's changed the formulation of MGOCPM. Check the label to be sure.

They shouldn't be bad for your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Monster Fish
You need to reseal the entire tank. If you don't...

You need to reseal the entire tank. If you don't want to go that route, use it for dry setups only.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-22-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By Monster Fish
You would need to strip out all the old silicone...

You would need to strip out all the old silicone since any newly added silicone wouldn't bond with the preexisting sealant.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-17-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Monster Fish
This. You get 1tb of storage just for signing up.

This. You get 1tb of storage just for signing up.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-16-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 408
Posted By Monster Fish
The active ingredients in API General Cure are...

The active ingredients in API General Cure are metronidazole & praziquantel. Both will not kill snails.
Forum: Fish 07-15-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By Monster Fish
6-7. The more the better. My black and striped...

6-7. The more the better. My black and striped kuhlis enjoy each other's company.
Forum: Algae 07-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Monster Fish
Great writeup. After doing dirt tanks for a few...

Great writeup. After doing dirt tanks for a few years now, I've noticed that algae only appeared in the tanks during the initial startup (which is negated with frequent water changes and adding a lot...
Forum: Substrate 07-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 542
Posted By Monster Fish
Most of the tannins are caused by the sphagnum...

Most of the tannins are caused by the sphagnum peat they add to each bag of potting soil/mix. The wood and bark chips only produce a fraction of the tannins.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By Monster Fish
Blanched veggies and canned, unsalted green...

Blanched veggies and canned, unsalted green beans. Packaged foods are fed twice a week.
Forum: Plants 07-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Monster Fish
Nitrates would be the first thing you see with...

Nitrates would be the first thing you see with yellowing of the leaves. If you repot every few months and your plants don't become root bound, you should be fine. You can also stick a few pellets of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By Monster Fish
Your pH is a bit high but your water is not that...

Your pH is a bit high but your water is not that hard. Except for the extreme softwater blackwater crypts and certain stem plants, you can grow just about any of the plants available in low tech. You...
Forum: Plants 07-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By Monster Fish
Good start. Watch your plants for deficiencies....

Good start. Watch your plants for deficiencies. To prevent bga from growing on top of the substrate, spread some chopped up moss on top of the dirt.
Forum: Plants 07-11-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Monster Fish
Azolla. It's just as annoying to deal with as...

Azolla. It's just as annoying to deal with as duckweed since it sticks to everything. Give it enough light and depending on the species, it can become shades of red and purple.
Forum: Fish 07-10-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Monster Fish
Oops. Read your comment wrong. Bbs should work...

Oops. Read your comment wrong. Bbs should work too once they're bigger.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By Monster Fish
Flickr is great for high res photos. For simple...

Flickr is great for high res photos. For simple image hosting for forums, I use imgur.
Forum: Algae 07-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By Monster Fish
After a several water changes and running some...

After a several water changes and running some carbon in your filter, the tank should be safe for shrimp. Alternatively, you can treat the moss in a separate container.
Forum: Fish 07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Monster Fish
Congrats. The fry will survive for a few days on...

Congrats. The fry will survive for a few days on their yolks but eventually they will need tiny live foods. I didn't have insuforia when I had my first clutch but I did have microworms and a ton of...
Forum: Algae 07-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 387
Posted By Monster Fish
Algaefix will take care of any spirogyra. Remove...

Algaefix will take care of any spirogyra. Remove any crustaceans (shrimp, crayfish, crabs) before dosing.
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