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Forum: Fish 01-01-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By shakti84
Sick Angel fish

I'm visiting a friend for the holidays, and her tank distresses me. She has two full grown angel fish and three gouramis. The angel fish have tiny black (1-2 mm in length) dots attatched to their top...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2009, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By shakti84
Go to your LFS and make them test your calcium...

Go to your LFS and make them test your calcium for you :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-12-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,603
Posted By shakti84
Calcium carbonate will eventually raise your PH...

Calcium carbonate will eventually raise your PH to around 8.0 regardless of CO2 which is way too high for most freshwater fish..Even just a few shells (as I'm told)..I tried the same thing about a...
Forum: Algae 11-05-2009, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By shakti84
sorry about the lack of info : /. Its a 55 with...

sorry about the lack of info : /. Its a 55 with pressurized Co2, did a little reading and decided that I was probably being too shy with the Co2. Cranked it up so the indicator fluid is light green...
Forum: Algae 11-04-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,456
Posted By shakti84
BLAHhahahaha hoa101 :D

BLAHhahahaha hoa101 :D
Forum: Algae 11-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By shakti84
Fuzzy algea

Not sure of the technical term, but, my tank has is starting to become covered in a light green fuzzy algea. (walls, driftwood etc.) I have 260 watts over the tank, which was on a very self indulgent...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By shakti84
GRRRR that makes me thoroughly disappointed in my...

GRRRR that makes me thoroughly disappointed in my LFS. Any suggestions on which solenoid valve w/timer to go with? what is the average amount of $ one should spend on a decent one?
Out of spite I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-28-2009, 03:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By shakti84
it's really interesting to hear everyones point...

it's really interesting to hear everyones point of view :) Perhaps this thread is pointless, but after a particularly frustrating encounter, I was seeking a little validation. As someone who doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By shakti84
Co2 24/7?

I have pressurized Co2, and Im moderately new (6 months) to it.....I know that Co2 is supposed to be off at night...but....I'm wondering if I can lower the bubble count slightly, and keep it on 24.7...
Forum: Plants 10-19-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By shakti84
I try to keep my tank pretty clean, vacumming...

I try to keep my tank pretty clean, vacumming once a week for a 20% water change. No visible mulm, no air bubbles, but the roots do smell like rotton sulfer. Also, With the MTS, are they the little...
Forum: Plants 10-19-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By shakti84
Flourish, 1 capfull once a week. It doesn't have...

Flourish, 1 capfull once a week. It doesn't have the amount, of NPK's listed, only %, which is .07% Nitrogen, .01% phosphate, .37% potash...on the other side of the bottle it does say one might need...
Forum: Plants 10-19-2009, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By shakti84
I was told to do either florish liquid, or root...

I was told to do either florish liquid, or root tabs,not both. was I misinformed?
Forum: Plants 10-19-2009, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By shakti84
and also....clear leaves on my amazon sword....I...

and also....clear leaves on my amazon sword....I fertilize with flourish, have pressurized co2, and high light. what gives?
Forum: Plants 10-19-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By shakti84
Root Rot?

Since my driftwood disaster(accidently introducing a contaminated piece of drift wood)....I've noticed that many of my plants roots have turned black, some partially, some completely. Could this be...
Forum: Fish 10-16-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By shakti84
Also, anybody have any suggestions for really...

Also, anybody have any suggestions for really cool not so common community fish that will do well with them?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By shakti84
Its like dealing with used car salesmen.

Its like dealing with used car salesmen.
Forum: Fish 10-16-2009, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By shakti84
phew :) then I'll continue to enjoy their antics

phew :) then I'll continue to enjoy their antics
Forum: Fish 10-16-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By shakti84
I need a threadfin Rainbow fish person!!!

I lovelovelove these little guys....I bought a trio as an impulse buy several months ago without knowing anything about them. lost one and ended up with a pair. Now I've expanded to three males and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By shakti84
Corporate Pet Stores

How is it...that the people that work in Petsmart and Petco know absolutely NOTHING about the animals/fish they're working with. Ok, I'll give them some credit...they know the bare basics........
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By shakti84
ok. I've done three 100% water changes of the...

ok. I've done three 100% water changes of the past three days. phew. With each water change, The stress level of the fish improves....so, at this point, I think/hope and pray I've managed to suck...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By shakti84
I've been told that acrylic is better than glass...

I've been told that acrylic is better than glass :) Sorry about the leak, atleast its not at the bottom?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By shakti84
A few years ago I had my beloved hugemungus...

A few years ago I had my beloved hugemungus yellow angel fish jump to his death. I now use a thin piece of plexiglass with cutouts for the light feet and filter to cover the tank.

Why hasn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By shakti84
UUUUUUUGH. Came home from class, and the fish...

UUUUUUUGH. Came home from class, and the fish were swimming at the top.....looks like my tank will have to be out of comission until I can afford to replace my substrate AGAIN. Aquariumplants.com...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2009, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By shakti84
Congrats on your purchase :) RETF's are one of my...

Congrats on your purchase :) RETF's are one of my favorite frogs....I'm currently housing 2 in an 18X12X12 exo terra with live moss, pothos, and some sort of grass I picked up at home depot.....One...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By shakti84
Just finished the 100% water change and rinsed...

Just finished the 100% water change and rinsed the filters. The survivors are swimming normally for now....we'll see what happens throughout the course of the day....im holding my breath :X
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