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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-07-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,221
Posted By byork
Interesting, the thread reads RAOK not ROAK. I...

Interesting, the thread reads RAOK not ROAK. I always thought it was the thought that counts not the label. I am not an acronym specialist but words like of, and, with, etc. are optional to include....
Forum: Fish 09-29-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By byork
Neons are prone to columnaris, false neon tetra...

Neons are prone to columnaris, false neon tetra disease. Columnaris is common and can be treated. Not sure upping the temp is the greatest strategy unless you have added salt. Is the spot getting...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By byork
Which bubble counter and diffuser?

Well I would forget the bubble counter. None of the hose barbs listed in the link you provided will work assuming you are using standard aquarium tubing (3/16" id vinyl, I am pretty sure will work)....
Forum: Fish 09-27-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By byork
IMO Hexamita, or fungus Check your nitrates...

IMO
Hexamita, or fungus
Check your nitrates and do a large water change. If your nitrates are high then see what happens over night. May consider feeding metronidazole flakes for a week or two. If...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By byork
I don't like those type of bubble counters. IMO...

I don't like those type of bubble counters. IMO they are bulky, unreliable, and unnecessary. I firmly believe "keep it simple stupid." I am not clear on your exact setup, a picture might help, but in...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By byork
Use a propane torch

Use a propane torch
Forum: Fish 09-13-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By byork
Do you have a picture of the hole?

Do you have a picture of the hole?
Forum: Fish 09-13-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By byork
Parasites?

Parasites?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,232
Posted By byork
I hope not. Good luck.

I hope not. Good luck.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-05-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,232
Posted By byork
This is the first time that I have read this...

This is the first time that I have read this thread and I may have missed something very important.

Basically, my understanding of your project is that you plan to put a 210 gallon aquarium...
Forum: Algae 08-05-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By byork
I still say phosphates. I wouldn't add any live...

I still say phosphates. I wouldn't add any live stock in fact I would remove it. Then I would get a power head and add hydrogen peroxide with massive circulation for about ten minutes or until the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,150
Posted By byork
When I was a teenage my bedroom was on the 2nd...

When I was a teenage my bedroom was on the 2nd floor. I was cleaning and changing the water in my turtle tank. My Mom cane up and was rushing me to go somewhere. I totally flaked and left the water...
Forum: Algae 07-31-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By byork
Did you check you nitrates and phosphates? IME...

Did you check you nitrates and phosphates? IME hair algae is from high phosphates or the imbalance between the 2. Water change and Phosphate remover usually does the trick.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By byork
Does the water smell sweet? The bad taste could...

Does the water smell sweet? The bad taste could be from the old pipes. When you say you live near the old town center what do you mean? You live near where there used to be a community in the 1800's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-30-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 984
Posted By byork
Some background on me... I am an environmental...

Some background on me... I am an environmental engineer specializing in hazardous waste. That being said I look at a LOT of ground water monitoring data. I might be a hammer so everything looks like...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-30-2013, 02:45 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,847
Posted By byork
The official: RAOK club

101 the turtle and the tilapia are going to miss the trimmings but better to help someone else out. It's not like they are starving!

#1 Robert Hudson
#2 PTR
#3 Fdsh5
#4 mjbn
#5 depech
#6...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By byork
Cycling question

Depends but usually
Forum: Fish 05-21-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By byork
Guppies

I don't think you will have a cross breeding problem. Particularly with female Mollies and male guppies. I have had interbreeding happen but only with female guppies. They are smaller and more...
Forum: Fish 05-18-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 516
Posted By byork
Guppies

I keep a "live bearer tank" or should I say my 4 year old son does ;). The stocking includes swordtails, mollies, fancy guppies, ghost cat fish, nerite snails, albino pleco and cherry barbs. The...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 980
Posted By byork
CO2 Tank reads 700 PSI, fast drop

My regulator always reads almost 750-800 psi on a new tank. Maybe my gauge is wrong. Even so if it is it is consistently wrong. A 30# tank lasts about 4.5 months on a 155 system. I have tested it for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By byork
Planted tank and Ammonia question

It is probably something decaying. Have you had any spike or elevation in nitrites?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By byork
Planted tank and Ammonia question

You should be concerned.
Forum: Plants 04-06-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By byork
Plant id assistance

A few more photos
Plant 1
120362
Plant 2
120370
Plant 3
120378
120386

Does Rotala mexicana or var. " Bangladesh" have a pinkish or orange stem? Thank you for your assistance.
Forum: Plants 04-05-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By byork
Plant id assistance

Thank you both. Sorry my pic aren't very good but I think you nailed it. Thanks again.
Forum: Plants 04-05-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By byork
Plant id assistance

I have a few ideas of what these are but the more research I do the more confused I become.
Plant 1
120050
Plant 2
120058
Plant 3
120066

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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