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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By King of Hyrule
Good question, it might depend of a large number...

Good question, it might depend of a large number of factors. From what I observed (limited to my tank). Not long. I can't give you a number of days. I notice once the plant's roots hits the soil,...
Forum: Fish 09-08-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,226
Posted By King of Hyrule
test your source water. You might have high...

test your source water. You might have high nitrates in your tap (or other source water).
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By King of Hyrule
I have my both my tanks on UPS's; the big tank at...

I have my both my tanks on UPS's; the big tank at home can run on battery from 90-110 minutes. I use a CyberPower 1500 (from costco) at home. I like it because the change in phase while on battery...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By King of Hyrule
ninjas

ninjas
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-29-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By King of Hyrule
yeah, save your self the trouble of buying the...

yeah, save your self the trouble of buying the wrong light and go with the planted+. great light and a reasonable price. I really like mine....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-24-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By King of Hyrule
I find the smaller grain (sand) settle below the...

I find the smaller grain (sand) settle below the larger grain (gravel). Overtime there is a clear delineation between the two sizes (of grains). People using eco-complete will attest to this. The...
Forum: Fish 08-19-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By King of Hyrule
is the second picture, the same fish as the first...

is the second picture, the same fish as the first image?

Its a good looking betta.
Forum: Fish 08-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By King of Hyrule
I don't think it the water, your nitrate levels...

I don't think it the water, your nitrate levels are elevated but not dangerously so. I would have nitrate levels in excess of 60ppm in my over stocked tetra tank, with no ill effects for the fish. I...
Forum: Fish 08-15-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By King of Hyrule
Time to start a new tank!

Time to start a new tank!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By King of Hyrule
Do a water change (50%), add fish; you're ready. ...

Do a water change (50%), add fish; you're ready.

If your worried, dump a bottle of nitrating bacteria (like Dr. Tim's One-and-Only or Tetra Safe Start+) in at the same time. Time to enjoy your...
Forum: Plants 08-12-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By King of Hyrule
Humans. Mind you not all humans are good a doing...

Humans. Mind you not all humans are good a doing water changes, but the ones that are good, are often very good at it.
Forum: Fish 08-12-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By King of Hyrule
When Chili Rasboras are happy they get to be a...

When Chili Rasboras are happy they get to be a bright red. My iPhone has never done my alpha fish justice. Stressed, scared and unhappy Chili go pale. When I saw the little red rasboras at the LFS,...
Forum: Fish 08-11-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By King of Hyrule
seems possible....

seems possible. (http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/colomesus-asellus/)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By King of Hyrule
I use ground ground banana leaves to covert my...

I use ground ground banana leaves to covert my tanks to black water set up.

Using the leaves will change your water rapidly and your younger fish. The pH will drop and the water will soften.
...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By King of Hyrule
Is the soil your planning on low in iron, or is...

Is the soil your planning on low in iron, or is some need for beyond what is already in the top soil?

I'd consider a Finnex Planted+, for lighting. I spend way to much on trying to find the right...
Forum: Fish 08-04-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By King of Hyrule
I Love Chili Fries!

Assuming your fry is a Chili fry (yum! ;)). Don't change a thing; Your tank is a happy enough place your Chilies to get their freak on, leave it be. I suggest going with species only (Chili Rasbora)...
Forum: Fish 07-26-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By King of Hyrule
Sorry, I failed to address that. Err... Don't do...

Sorry, I failed to address that. Err... Don't do that. Bleach is not your friend and especially not your fishes' friend either. The goal with cycling the tank in to grow a bacteria colony. It will...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By King of Hyrule
No, Add the whole bottle. You can not over dose...

No, Add the whole bottle. You can not over dose with the stuff. Keep testing your water. You'll see an Ammonia spike, which will/should be handled by the bacteria colony you are establishing in your...
Forum: Fish 07-25-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By King of Hyrule
I always get mixed counts. I either have 11 or...

I always get mixed counts. I either have 11 or 13... I think its partly due their shy nature, and partly due to their Stop-Start swimming style. They burst travel through out the tank.

There...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By King of Hyrule
What kind of filter are you running? I lost a...

What kind of filter are you running? I lost a number of chili to my HOB filter. Chili Rasboras aren't the strongest swimmer, as they relaxed at night. The AquaClear ended up pulling them into the...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By King of Hyrule
Morning with the Chili Rasboras

I came into work this morning and the Chili were in their best form; hanging out in the open spaces of the tank, in all their brightest colors. I was so happy. They really are my favorite fish.
...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By King of Hyrule
At my office (in Makiki Forest Reserve) Nitrate...

At my office (in Makiki Forest Reserve)
Nitrate 0 ppm
GH 150 ppm
KH 80 ppm
pH 7.8

My office tank:
Nitrate 0 ppm
GH 25 ppm
KH 0 ppm
Forum: Fish 07-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 965
Posted By King of Hyrule
Once the Chilis settle in and get happy their...

Once the Chilis settle in and get happy their colors really come in.

Right now my Alpha has the group hiding in the corner while he tries to put the moves on the ladies... He is at his brightest...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By King of Hyrule
try...

Stop dosing the Excel and the all fertilizers, at this point you're feeding the algae. Stop completely!

Reduce your feeding down by half. Rotting food fuels algae growth.

Cut out effected...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By King of Hyrule
You can buy prepackaged peat for just this...

You can buy prepackaged peat for just this purpose. Fluval makes a product that might be what you're looking for. There are many others.

Test you source water for pH and hardness (both types)....
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