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Forum: Lighting Today, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By Diana
Bulbs that target plant growth are pretty high in...

Bulbs that target plant growth are pretty high in the red range and the blue range, less light in the yellow to green part of the spectrum.

Our eyes see yellows and greens best, and a tank lit...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Diana
Here is the fishless cycle. You are adding WAY...

Here is the fishless cycle. You are adding WAY too much ammonia, and stopping (or greatly slowing) the growth of the very bacteria you want.

I agree: 100% water change, refill (don't forget the...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Diana
If you want to add more, do it soon, and if there...

If you want to add more, do it soon, and if there is anything you can rearrange before you add the new ones, do that. Driftwood, rocks...

Then watch the behavior.
Often one male will boss...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By Diana
Could be constipated. Add more roughage to the...

Could be constipated.
Add more roughage to the diet.
Peas are the most commonly suggested food, but most vegetables are good, and little critters with a bit of a shell like Daphnia.
Forum: Fish Today, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Diana
In cooler water (such as a pond) Ich can survive...

In cooler water (such as a pond) Ich can survive longer.
It has no capacity for burrowing into the wood. No way to dig. It would be on the outside, and could be in crevices. Easily accessed by the...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By Diana
That is odd. Not sure if it is connected to...

That is odd. Not sure if it is connected to hitting the floor.

When fish are dropped onto a hard surface the gills can get damaged, and the fish may die pretty fast (few minutes) or internal...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 119
Posted By Diana
You could probably end up with about 3 for...

You could probably end up with about 3 for perhaps 2 years. Mine grew from a tiny feeder to almost 6" long the first year, then slowed their growth. I put them out in my pond.

The ones with the...
Forum: DIY Today, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Diana
Yes, I also am having to top off my sumps pretty...

Yes, I also am having to top off my sumps pretty frequently. You can cover it, should slow the loss and help retain CO2 if it is well sealed.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 04:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Diana
Yes, ordinary ol' baking soda. Not baking powder,...

Yes, ordinary ol' baking soda. Not baking powder, though. Arm 'n' Hammer, or generic baking soda. May also be labeled bicarbonate of soda, or sodium bicarbonate.

I use Safe-T-Sorb and several...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By Diana
Snail shells can disintegrate in soft, acidic...

Snail shells can disintegrate in soft, acidic water.
The low pH eats away the shell. The low mineral level is not high enough for the snails to keep the shells hard.

You can try adding high...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Diana
It varies quite a bit. Some plants are better at...

It varies quite a bit. Some plants are better at roots, others at leaf uptake. Some nutrients are better taken up via leaf or via root.

Anyway, in a year old dirted tank I would start dosing. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Diana
Not sure that is such a good idea. However, if...

Not sure that is such a good idea. However, if you want live Tubifex worms, Concord Aquarium (now in north Concord) sells them.
If you want to try Black Worms, Albany Aquarium sells them. I just...
Forum: Fish Today, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By Diana
What are you feeding them? Might be constipation....

What are you feeding them? Might be constipation. Guppies can eat a lot of plant based foods. If you are feeding them any sort of dry food like flakes or pellets, I would cut that amount to 1/4 and...
Forum: Fish Today, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Diana
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug.php/v/Puffe...

http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/C_Asellus/
Forum: Fish Today, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By Diana
Sometimes it works that way: When fish are raised...

Sometimes it works that way: When fish are raised together they do not think of each other as food. But add some new ones, even the same species, and it is snack time.
Cardinal Tetras and Neon...
Forum: Fish Today, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Diana
Research the fish. Figure out which ones are...

Research the fish.
Figure out which ones are really compatible. Some of yours are high temperature fish, some are cool water fish. Some are hard water fish, some are soft water fish.
You cannot...
Forum: Fish Today, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Diana
I would have boiled it in salt water. Salt kills...

I would have boiled it in salt water. Salt kills Ich.
Even now, soak it in salt water. As much salt as you can dissolve in the water.
Forum: Fish Today, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Diana
Try half or 1/3 EI, see if you can get the levels...

Try half or 1/3 EI, see if you can get the levels down lower. 10-20 ppm NO3, 1 ppm phosphate.
I am using that goal, and my Swordails and Endlers have been breeding. Not Mollies, though. Glut for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By Diana
Currently no backgrounds. Light gets reflected...

Currently no backgrounds. Light gets reflected off the wall so the back of the tank gets some light. Plants are pretty dense, so the lack of bg does not show.

In the past: fabric with velcro....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Diana
Ditto greaser: Your KH is too low. Add...

Ditto greaser:
Your KH is too low.
Add baking soda or potassium bicarbonate until the KH is 3 degrees. Test and maintain it there.
This will stabilize the pH in the mid 6s, and will give the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Diana
How to make the water right for soft water fish: ...

How to make the water right for soft water fish:

1) Test GH, KH of tap water.
2) Blend reverse osmosis or distilled water with tap water until the GH is in the right range for the fish. Here is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Diana
Some aquarium plants cannot handle a lot of...

Some aquarium plants cannot handle a lot of ammonia. I would suggest bringing the ammonia to 1 ppm max, but do this twice a day.

The nitrite > nitrate bacteria are slower growing, and even adding...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By Diana
pH is not a stand alone value. pH is...

pH is not a stand alone value.
pH is controlled by the minerals and salts in the water.

Check the GH, KH, TDS (if you have a meter) and let us know.

Very basically (pun intended!)...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By Diana
I would quit working on a 'Noah's ark' sort of...

I would quit working on a 'Noah's ark' sort of tank. You already have 10 schooling or social species. Return some of the species you have that live in the same part of the tank and get more of the...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By Diana
On Hand: 3 black mollies Hard water fish, salt...

On Hand:
3 black mollies Hard water fish, salt is optional. Prefer warmer tank.
5 reddish tetras (small ones) Post a picture, or look up Ember Tetra, Serpae Tetra, Red Phantom Tetra, Harlequin...
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