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Forum: Fish   06-15-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Diana
Cats and loaches are well defended. Many Loaches...

Cats and loaches are well defended. Many Loaches have very sharp retractable spines under their eyes. Some cats have venom, but even if they do not the dirty water the spines are in is not something...
Forum: Equipment   06-14-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Diana
If you plumb the fill line with hard pipe and a...

If you plumb the fill line with hard pipe and a valve for each tank you will have to manually open and close each valve. More clutter at each tank, and a valve that is hard to reach. However, you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By Diana
Here is a thread about which types of iron work...

Here is a thread about which types of iron work in what water parameters. ...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-14-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Diana
If it is about 50% bigger in the visible area...

If it is about 50% bigger in the visible area that is good. Larger so it is more stable, deeper in the substrate is important, so your idea of about double sounds good.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 773
Posted By Diana
When you start with that high TDS, peat moss will...

When you start with that high TDS, peat moss will not do much for you.

As noted by Julie, all the parameters are found in a grouping in nature. Rare to find isolated parameters way out of line...
Forum: Fish   06-14-2016, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Diana
Kale is OK for aquarium fish. Loricariads may eat...

Kale is OK for aquarium fish. Loricariads may eat it.

I have fed aphids to several species of fish that way:
Clip a twig and clamp it to the side of the tank with 90% of it under the water,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-14-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Diana
CSM+B Mg - 1,40%, Fe - 6,53%, Mn - 1,87% ...

CSM+B
Mg - 1,40%,
Fe - 6,53%,
Mn - 1,87%
B - 1,18%
Zn - 0,37%
Cu - 0,09%
Mo - 0,05%

... does not supply calcium. If you suspect Ca deficiency, you can dose calcium as calcium carbonate...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-14-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,116
Posted By Diana
Pic 1, post 1: As noted, no focal point. Eye...

Pic 1, post 1:
As noted, no focal point. Eye wanders without lingering.

Pic 1 post 3:
Much better, bringing the elements together somewhere close to the golden mean, but each rock points out,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-14-2016, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Diana
Biological media in the filter does not remove...

Biological media in the filter does not remove NO3. These organisms create NO3.
The organisms that grow in this media oxidize ammonia, turning it into NO2, then oxidize NO2 and turn it into NO3. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-13-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Diana
I think it would be better to stay in the forums....

I think it would be better to stay in the forums. Yes, you get more answers, but you will get them.
If you just PM a single person, you might have to wait several days for an answer.

If you get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-13-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Diana
The thing to remember about the 1" per gallon...

The thing to remember about the 1" per gallon guide is the limitations.

~It only works for fish up to 2" long (though a 3-4" really thin fish like a Kuhlie Loach could be counted as a 2" fish)
...
Forum: Fish   06-13-2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By Diana
Corys are not algae/vegetable eaters. They forage...

Corys are not algae/vegetable eaters. They forage through the sand for little animals like worms. They should eat a more carnivorous sinking pellet. Try Omega One Shrimp Pellets.

BN Plecs sure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-13-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Diana
I would not recommend a list like that. ...

I would not recommend a list like that.
Obviously, it is working in this example, but I see a couple of reasons not to do this.

Fewer species, more individuals of the species you want, to make...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-12-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By Diana
That rock looks like a limestone sort of rock. ...

That rock looks like a limestone sort of rock.
In soft, acidic water it will dissolve, adding calcium, magnesium and carbonates to the water.

To find out if this is the cause:
Test tap water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-12-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Diana
Depends on the species of fish. Small,...

Depends on the species of fish.
Small, schooling fish (most of the list in your signature) can be stocked at a pretty high rate, in a well cycled planted tank.

I would be concerned that the...
Forum: Substrate   06-12-2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Diana
If you had nothing in the tank, I would do this: ...

If you had nothing in the tank, I would do this:
Put a band of gravel against the front wall, and any sides that are seen.
Fill the middle with EC.
Use gravel as a cap.
Leave the EC exposed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Diana
Neon Tetras are cooler water Tetras, thriving in...

Neon Tetras are cooler water Tetras, thriving in the low to mid 70s.
Skirts are fine at a wide range of temperatures, from about 68-78 degrees.
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi (Black Widow Tetra) ?...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   06-11-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Diana
Temperature is too high. Hot water holds less...

Temperature is too high.
Hot water holds less oxygen.

Most cories thrive in cooler water.

Plecos (the common plec, and many related fish) come from open, active water that sees sunshine...
Forum: Plants   06-11-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Diana
Hedera helix is also toxic, you can research...

Hedera helix is also toxic, you can research according to the animals you have- cats, dogs or toxicity to humans.

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/all/hedera-helix/
Forum: Fish   06-11-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Diana
Endlers are a separate species, Poecilia wingei....

Endlers are a separate species, Poecilia wingei. They can breed with Guppies (Poecilia reticulata).
Both species have been selectively bred to emphasize certain colors.
When they are hybridized...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-10-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Diana
I would have guessed 3 x 20% to 25% in one week...

I would have guessed 3 x 20% to 25% in one week might come close to 1 x 50%.
Using Zorfox' calculator for nutrient accumulation over several water change scenarios is a good way to figure this out.
Forum: Equipment   06-10-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Diana
Think about how you want to use the pump, and...

Think about how you want to use the pump, and this may help you figure out how you want to set it up.
A) Permanent install. You will want non-leaking fittings, and a way to remove the pump for...
Forum: Plants   06-10-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Diana
In CA Hedera helix is an outdoor plant, thriving...

In CA Hedera helix is an outdoor plant, thriving in sun in San Francisco, part shade inland.
I would give it what would be considered very bright light indoors.
There are many cultivars with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   06-10-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Diana
Fish food contains all the nutrients the plants...

Fish food contains all the nutrients the plants need to grow slowly, but has low levels of some nutrients. The element in lowest supply will limit the growth of the plants (if the light is not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-10-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Diana
Flourish Comprehensive contains iron, but perhaps...

Flourish Comprehensive contains iron, but perhaps not enough for some plants.
Over the last year or so I have seen several posts about over dosing traces (the main ingredient in Comprehensive). I...
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