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Forum: Lighting 08-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By kochman
Desperate for help

Hi, i have been trying to help a friend with his lighting issue....... i am at a losss as everything i have suggested to him hasnt worked and was hoping that someone has experienced this type of...
Forum: Fish 06-20-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By kochman
sorry to double post but i wanted to provide an...

sorry to double post but i wanted to provide an update.... The salvini's are definitely holding their own in the tank ... some of the juveniles have gone a nice bright yellow and some are larger and...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By kochman
thank you for the reply's i will keep you updated...

thank you for the reply's i will keep you updated on how it goes. The dempsey in question is beautiful so i am hoping it works out. With the black blasting slag substrate the colours really show. ...
Forum: Fish 05-28-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By kochman
thank you very much. was way too hard looking...

thank you very much. was way too hard looking through countless cichlid photos trying to guess if it was it. are they good with a Dempsey and two pink convicts?
Forum: Plants 05-28-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By kochman
i have many that have done this in the past and i...

i have many that have done this in the past and i would agree. it is just the plant looking for more to eat. The nice thing is though you can make new plants by cutting right under root and planting
Forum: Fish 05-28-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By kochman
Help fish fish ID please

Hi all , i was hoping that someone could help me. I got these fish from a friend that swears they are nicaraguanese cichlids . I am sorry about the pic quality but they never come out of the caves....
Forum: Photography 03-16-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By kochman
sorry for late reply... i do use pressurized...

sorry for late reply... i do use pressurized co2 and have dirt substrate ( one that was said was horrible but works well ) and i am dosing a diluted hydroponic organic fertilizer. The first pic...
Forum: Photography 03-13-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By kochman
Two of my tanks

Here are two of my tanks... PLease excuse the clutter in second shot. I also have a heavily planted ten gallon guppy tank but it is work in progress lol
Forum: Fish 03-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By kochman
RIP PING..... THank you for those that helped

RIP PING..... THank you for those that helped
Forum: Fish 03-05-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By kochman
i dont see anything visable, is there any way its...

i dont see anything visable, is there any way its internal injuries? i did have an over zealous male platy that had to be moved to another tank that would harass him at times, he was only in there...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By kochman
ammonia , nitrite , nitrate all great . few...

ammonia , nitrite , nitrate all great . few plants in tank with no ferts. temp is held at 82 . weekly waterchanges of approx 25%. Anything else in tank and other angel are all healthy and show no...
Forum: DIY 03-05-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By kochman
before i got my ceramic diffuser i used a mini...

before i got my ceramic diffuser i used a mini elite and a cigarette filter inside it in the end of the co2 line. when my elite broke i just put the co2 line with the cigarette filter and it still...
Forum: Plants 03-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By kochman
in my experience , i usually will cut about a...

in my experience , i usually will cut about a quarter inch lower then where the small sword is then i just plant it as if it was a bought plant. Works for me everytime. I have done with roots as...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By kochman
Sick angelfish help plz

Hello all. One of my breeding pair of angels is very ill. I thought that it had swim bladder issues and maybe that can be confirmed.

Approx three weeks ago the angel appeared to be having...
Forum: Algae 03-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By kochman
in my experience at the petstore i work at it...

in my experience at the petstore i work at it will happen if nitrates get to high. On feeder goldfish tanks etc.... where there is high bio load we see it. i have also heard from so sources that...
Forum: Fish 03-05-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By kochman
i found that having some broad leave plants like...

i found that having some broad leave plants like swords help them to not be so shy... dont know why just what i have seen . I stoke tanks for people all the time and this is a very popular fish. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By kochman
I run a great growing tank and this is just my...

I run a great growing tank and this is just my opinion.... For colouring I look to iron, for magnesium I use epsom salt. To split the plant try to look for root runners pinch off just below and...
Forum: Lighting 02-11-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 592
Posted By kochman
i have 2x54 watt t5 ho and i also have 75 and was...

i have 2x54 watt t5 ho and i also have 75 and was advised i am medium to medium high light
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,534
Posted By kochman
Some of the nicer crypts I have seen. I have tons...

Some of the nicer crypts I have seen. I have tons of them,very jealous lol
Forum: Plants 02-11-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By kochman
Hi, this is just my opinion. I have had BN pleco...

Hi, this is just my opinion. I have had BN pleco strip my plants leaves pretty thin even with wafers and cucumber. I have several different tank setups but in my tank with no substrate ferts or dirt...
Forum: Plants 02-10-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By kochman
when i have had the giant duckweed under heavy...

when i have had the giant duckweed under heavy light with lots of iron in the water mine would look like that. I have not seen the smaller variety go red
Forum: Fish 02-10-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By kochman
I have kept angels in the past in a 55g and once...

I have kept angels in the past in a 55g and once they paired off there were occasional fights and wounds. I now have a pair in 55g and they are fine with a few other small community fish and seem to...
Forum: Fish 02-10-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By kochman
i have two true SAE in my 75 gallon semi...

i have two true SAE in my 75 gallon semi aggressive community tank and they just keep to themselves eating algae all day. They dont bug ghost shrimp even. I have never seen aggression in them and i...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 853
Posted By kochman
in my two AQ110's i run two sponges and the...

in my two AQ110's i run two sponges and the biomax . In my penguin biowheels i run sponge on one side and aq biomax on other.

i also have a small aq 30 running just sponge on a planted 10 gal
Forum: Plants 02-04-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By kochman
I have planted vals deep in standard gravel and...

I have planted vals deep in standard gravel and they grow nice. Spread slow though. I have heard from others this is due to being deep
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