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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Monster Fish
Did you cycle your tank after flooding? ADA...

Did you cycle your tank after flooding? ADA aquasoil produces a ton of ammonia intially.

Edit: A two week cycle isn't long enough to cycle with Aquasoil.
Forum: Plants Today, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Monster Fish
I've grown it just fine without CO2.

I've grown it just fine without CO2.
Forum: Plants Today, 02:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Monster Fish
To make things easier for you, trim down the...

To make things easier for you, trim down the roots to about an inch before planting into the substrate. Hopefully you have patience with the crypt parva since it grows extremely slow.
Forum: Plants 08-19-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Monster Fish
The last pic is of Sarracenia flava which is a...

The last pic is of Sarracenia flava which is a bog plant. And I wouldn't take them from the wild unless you had permission from the land owner.
Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Monster Fish
Stick with one leopard ctenopoma for your 5 and...

Stick with one leopard ctenopoma for your 5 and ditch the african leaf fish. They're sensitive to deteriorating water conditions and do best in a species tank.
Forum: Algae 08-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Monster Fish
Would you be adding a source of gentle aeration...

Would you be adding a source of gentle aeration to the daphnia culture?
Forum: Algae 08-17-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Monster Fish
Do you want to use the daphnia as a staple or as...

Do you want to use the daphnia as a staple or as occasional treat? You'd be better off using the larger container for the daphnia IMO.
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Monster Fish
Just plant the stems deeper with at least one...

Just plant the stems deeper with at least one node in the substrate.
Forum: Algae 08-16-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Monster Fish
As long as the container gets enough light and it...

As long as the container gets enough light and it doesn't freeze over, you can keep the green water growing indefinitely. Just be sure to feed the culture every so often.
Forum: Plants 08-14-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks like a nitrate deficiency from the...

Looks like a nitrate deficiency from the yellowing leaves I see in the second pic.
Forum: Substrate 08-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By Monster Fish
You only get a population explosion of snails if...

You only get a population explosion of snails if you overfeed your tanks. Besides, they are easy to remove if you bait them with a piece of zucchini.
Forum: Plants 08-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Monster Fish
Roots tabs will leech into the water column to a...

Roots tabs will leech into the water column to a certain extent. Anubias will also produce long roots that will creep through the substrate if you let them, which allows them to absorb nutrients...
Forum: Plants 08-14-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 291
Posted By Monster Fish
How often do you replace the root tabs?

How often do you replace the root tabs?
Forum: Plants 08-14-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Monster Fish
Keep the rhizome of the anubias above the...

Keep the rhizome of the anubias above the substrate. You can do this by attaching it to a small rock or some driftwood. Do you dose ferts? It looks like a nitrogen deficiency.
Forum: Fish 08-13-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By Monster Fish
Treat the quarantine tank for columnaris with the...

Treat the quarantine tank for columnaris with the cories in the tank to prevent it from being introduced into your main tank.
Forum: Plants 08-13-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By Monster Fish
Water lettuce will work if you don't use ferts....

Water lettuce will work if you don't use ferts. It produces roots that are at least a foot long for me.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-13-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Monster Fish
Blanch for a minute or two then freeze.

Blanch for a minute or two then freeze.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-13-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Monster Fish
I've used it before. My shrimp ignored it and it...

I've used it before. My shrimp ignored it and it just floated around my tank until it started to dissolve and create a mess in my tank. If you want to give your shrimp extra calcium, feed them some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-13-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By Monster Fish
Ditch the wisteria unless you want to be trimming...

Ditch the wisteria unless you want to be trimming salad every few days. As for the stocking, go with a betta, the ottos and the cories. A 10 gallon is too small for the cardinals and harlequins. Not...
Forum: Plants 08-12-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Monster Fish
Doubt it. Calcinated clay is very light. ...

Doubt it. Calcinated clay is very light.

What kind of plants do you have and what kind of ferts are you dosing?
Forum: Plants 08-10-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Monster Fish
Tbh I don't really measure my dosage. I just add...

Tbh I don't really measure my dosage. I just add a few crystals in a volume of water, stir, then add some more crystals until the water is a dark pink before dipping the plants. Though a...
Forum: Plants 08-10-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Monster Fish
Potassium permanganate works as a general plant...

Potassium permanganate works as a general plant dip. It oxidizes any organic matter which results in brown water after the oxidation has been exhausted. Safe to use on most plants, even those with...
Forum: Plants 08-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Monster Fish
Xmas moss looks nice growing out of the water. It...

Xmas moss looks nice growing out of the water. It will start producing sporophytes as well.
Forum: Plants 08-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Monster Fish
Cryptocoryne wendtii brown/red and C. cordata...

Cryptocoryne wendtii brown/red and C. cordata var. siamensis are good background crypts for shallow tanks.
Forum: Plants 08-09-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Monster Fish
How tall is your tank? There's a few species that...

How tall is your tank? There's a few species that would work as background plants.
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