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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-25-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By jovonhaln
Thanks I will do that. Since my tanks mostly fall...

Thanks I will do that. Since my tanks mostly fall into the nano catagory, 4-8 gallons, I am using 1/16- 1/8 teaspoons of the dry adjusters (Equilibrium etc). and literally drops (1/4 - 1/2 ml) of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By jovonhaln
update

the water changes have helped.... sitting at around 20 on the (still uncalibrated) api nitrate test. Not sure what's up or if I can stop water changes....put in a few German blue rams from another...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By jovonhaln
Wow! Thanks for quick responses all First...

Wow! Thanks for quick responses all
First yea, I guess all things considered it's still pretty new so maybe it needs time. My checker is still reading low co2 but you know how long they take and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-19-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By jovonhaln
nitrates thru the roof in a 36" 7 gal. only plants

I have set up a new tank using a flourite substrate (carib sea) approx 10 plants and 1 cycled filter and 1 new filter (media I mean. Nothing else except driftwood from a stocked tank (discus). Ph 7.4...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By jovonhaln
Hydra!

I have an established tank, a 32" 5gal. DIY that has been set up since...gosh months& months with no new plants or livestock or even live food in at least 5 months. All of a sudden I see hydra. At...
Forum: DIY 06-15-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By jovonhaln
yeah

the guy I get my daphnia from says the same he has a tank outside and never does anything doesn't even bring em in in the winter... must be the green water. He gave me the idea for the yeast &...
Forum: DIY 06-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By jovonhaln
can't keep my daphnia alive....

I have a 1.5 gallon plastic tank taller than wide (maybe 12" 7") I fill with aquarium water when I buy daphnia. For some reason I can't get them to grow. I use 1 quart of water with a half teaspoon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-15-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By jovonhaln
Glasscages.com Sells em but unless you can meet...

Glasscages.com Sells em but unless you can meet the truck I would bet diy is much cheaper.
And diy is much easier than you would think. The smaller ones for sure. A 8 gal 36" I made
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-16-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By jovonhaln
me too!

I am with you.. . I too have been keeping fish on and off since the 70's and recently returned after a long hiatus. Things have changed! So many choices.. .and tanks are expensive now! I was at my...
Forum: Plants 05-12-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By jovonhaln
Giod news! Nice n easy. Thanks all.

Giod news! Nice n easy. Thanks all.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By jovonhaln
Darn spell check "them" employment go...

Darn spell check "them" employment go figure!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah, I think I'll leave some of employment...

Yeah, I think I'll leave some of employment together just to see.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By jovonhaln
Wow Soothing thats good news. Can I put crystals...

Wow Soothing thats good news. Can I put crystals with neos?

Got that backwards but it doesn't matter you covered it all. Thanks.

I guess what I meant to ask was;
Will my neo's breed...
Forum: Plants 05-11-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By jovonhaln
dwarf Lily bulbs...

I just got 3-5 dwarf Lily (2 L's?), looks like 1 has more than one growth. Do I plant the bulb deep or just about 1/2 to 3/4's in the substrate? Now I have them sitting there.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By jovonhaln
shrimp mix?

Has anybody ever seen a post showing which species breed with which? I would like to keep my crystal reds with my cherry reds or my pumpkins but I don't want to ruin the strains or end up with a...
Forum: Fish 04-25-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By jovonhaln
yep

I agree I almost always buy the youngest fish possible so I can watch em grow and learn. Also so I can feed them well and hope for prime examples of the species. It took me 3 months to find someone...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 732
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah those look nice. My rams from those guys...

Yeah those look nice. My rams from those guys shipped tuesday . As you can see I didn't sleep much
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By jovonhaln
gravid barb

I was reading a post and wanted to ask about a possible pregnant cherry barb and what happens if she doesn't breed. I have one that's less colorful and much fatter but not ill with dropsy etc. Sorry...
Forum: Fish 04-24-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By jovonhaln
tiny kings

My nickel sized baby discus so small they hid behind the outlet of they're 55 gal. so I moved em into another for some grow out time. the filter discharge outlet. They were so used to the empty...
Forum: DIY 04-24-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jovonhaln
Yeah me to I got em from the breeder here on...

Yeah me to I got em from the breeder here on the forum. I have several regulars in another tank. I plan to use all 3 shelves of a rack I have for planted ram tanks.
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By jovonhaln
All the previous folks are right about testing...

All the previous folks are right about testing water it's almost a must. The smaller tanks can change rapidly.
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By jovonhaln
Totally fish safe and comes in small for $4.00...

Totally fish safe and comes in small for $4.00 and large for $12 + bags
Forum: Substrate 04-24-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 834
Posted By jovonhaln
sand

I got this sand at a local chain store (p--co) not sure if you can post store names. It comes in many colors and is pretty close to yours.
Forum: DIY 04-24-2013, 02:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jovonhaln
LOWES darn spellcheck! : /

LOWES darn spellcheck! : /
Forum: DIY 04-24-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jovonhaln
the depth is 8" the height is the same (8")...

the depth is 8" the height is the same (8") made it with a 32" square from lowest $14.95 the 16" scrap from the 4th piece acts as a partial cover I even have hinges. More to come.
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