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Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Powchekny
Put a rubber mouse pad underneath it?

Put a rubber mouse pad underneath it?
Forum: Algae 04-29-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By Powchekny
I hate that stuff, but I have to say it looks...

I hate that stuff, but I have to say it looks sort of cool on the wood.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Powchekny
Two smaller heaters is better in terms of fault...

Two smaller heaters is better in terms of fault tolerance if one gets stuck. One bad, small heater will overheat your tank more slowly if the thermostat fails in the "ON" position. And as you...
Forum: Algae 04-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Powchekny
Nice photo. What did you use?

Nice photo. What did you use?
Forum: Aquascaping 04-20-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Powchekny
I've never heard of anything like this. That...

I've never heard of anything like this. That stuff sold as "Malaysian driftwood" is so hard and dense that I can't imagine it decaying noticeably over a short time frame (though you don't mention...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-19-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 783
Posted By Powchekny
Good thing you asked. I'm going to bet it fails...

Good thing you asked. I'm going to bet it fails somehow before you've got your tank halfway filled.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-18-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By Powchekny
It's never even occurred to me to have an air...

It's never even occurred to me to have an air pump in my 40 Long. I have good circulation and I've never had even a hint of a problem with the fish getting enough oxygen; not even when it's 83...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Powchekny
Truer words never spoken. The only thing those...

Truer words never spoken. The only thing those "pH UP" and "pH DOWN" products are good for is the pet store's bottom line. Fish are remarkably adaptable to pH conditions, if they're stable.

My...
Forum: Algae 04-16-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By Powchekny
The BGA I had didn't smell, either. And I had it...

The BGA I had didn't smell, either. And I had it really bad in one tank.

In general, it's not healthy for fish tanks. I don't know how it affects shrimp, specifically.

FYI, it's possibly...
Forum: Algae 04-16-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By Powchekny
Blue Green Algae. Reduce your light intensity or...

Blue Green Algae. Reduce your light intensity or duration, and do more water changes. Also, antibiotics work, since it's bacteria, not a true alga.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Powchekny
Maybe you need a shallower dish? Try a glass...

Maybe you need a shallower dish? Try a glass petri dish, or petri dish cover. They come in various diameters.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Powchekny
If all measures fail, the impeller and spindle...

If all measures fail, the impeller and spindle can be replaced entirely, without any hassle. If you have a good LFS, they might even stock these parts. I did it and the problem was solved (for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,185
Posted By Powchekny
We all know people like that. I'm of the opinion...

We all know people like that. I'm of the opinion that they're not worth my time.
Forum: Algae 04-10-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Powchekny
Definitely looks like BGA (cyanobacteria).

Definitely looks like BGA (cyanobacteria).
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-29-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Powchekny
Potassium permanganate is a snail killer...

Potassium permanganate is a snail killer extraordinaire.
Forum: Algae 03-26-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Powchekny
Hard to tell what kind it is given the photo...

Hard to tell what kind it is given the photo quality, but I doubt dipping your hands in had anything to do with it (unless your hands were covered with dry fertilizer at the time).

All aquaria...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-26-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By Powchekny
I used carb cleaner and a cotton swab on mine. ...

I used carb cleaner and a cotton swab on mine. Worked great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Powchekny
Two things: Your tank looks great. It...

Two things:

Your tank looks great.

It looks like you're trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Powchekny
I agree. Probably killed by the Excel.

I agree. Probably killed by the Excel.
Forum: Substrate 03-15-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By Powchekny
I've had peppered Corydoras in my Eco-Complete...

I've had peppered Corydoras in my Eco-Complete tank for five years now. They've spawned and tripled their population, and their barbels are long and pristine.

So, I can tell you with certainty...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-14-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Powchekny
I always choose to heat a tank with two...

I always choose to heat a tank with two underpowered heaters. For example, in my 40 gallon, I have two 100W Eheim heaters.

The strength of doing it this way is that if one of the heaters fails in...
Forum: Fish 03-13-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Powchekny
Exactly what happened to me. I had to keep a...

Exactly what happened to me. I had to keep a school of white clouds for a few weeks for my brother while he was moving tanks. When he took back the white clouds, the tank was empty. Until I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-03-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Powchekny
The distinction between 'chemicals' and 'all...

The distinction between 'chemicals' and 'all natural' is a cultural, human one without any basis in objective reality. Most things we consider 'chemicals' can be found created by nature, not by the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Powchekny
They look like beard algae just starting up. To...

They look like beard algae just starting up. To me anyway.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-28-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,792
Posted By Powchekny
For the most parts, those strip lights are...

For the most parts, those strip lights are designed to illuminate your plastic plants, skull cave, and glo-fish. Not grow plants. However, if money is tight, you can still grow java moss and Crypts...
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