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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Imi Statue
I was thinking along the lines of saving money...

I was thinking along the lines of saving money for equipment that is more "needed" for this particular tank, Co2 just isn't "needed" as much as circulation.. Technically... and yes all plants can use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Imi Statue
Technically none of those plants "must" have...

Technically none of those plants "must" have Co2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Imi Statue
Ditch the Co2 if your not doing this for plants...

Ditch the Co2 if your not doing this for plants as that's expensive equipment in the first place. Sell it off, then get some of these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-11-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Imi Statue
lettuce leaf, fry food, treated tap water,...

lettuce leaf, fry food, treated tap water, starter culture from a local pond around plenty of vegetation helps with quickening the developing culture.

set jar in window, hook airline from bottom...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-10-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Imi Statue
2 holes and an small air pumping into one, not...

2 holes and an small air pumping into one, not put into the water just into the jar top area.
Forum: Fish 06-04-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,649
Posted By Imi Statue
aaaaah, you just took all the fun out of...

aaaaah, you just took all the fun out of it...:icon_bigg
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Imi Statue
Keep smelling the tank air every so often for...

Keep smelling the tank air every so often for that rotten egg gas smell as your filter becomes operational with bacteria again. I have had this happen and needed to completely bleach the filter and...
Forum: Plants 05-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Imi Statue
You should leave at least 3-4 medium or smallish...

You should leave at least 3-4 medium or smallish leaves to give each bulb a "best" fighting chance to regain it's growth. The leaves use light the bulbs do not. As long as they are healthy they...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Imi Statue
or just use a drop or two of superglue in the...

or just use a drop or two of superglue in the right spot, let dry for a few seconds, wha-la!
Forum: Fish 05-18-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Imi Statue
Feed them either what the store was "really"...

Feed them either what the store was "really" getting them to eat, or feed them something like live brine shrimp(never met a small fish that would not eat those) until they can be weened to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By Imi Statue
Considering there are millions if not billions of...

Considering there are millions if not billions of sales all together on eBay alone world wide how would a few hundred(if that many) people catch them? I suppose it just comes from turning the blind...
Forum: Fish 05-08-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Imi Statue
I have been using RA for 28 years and have not...

I have been using RA for 28 years and have not had problems with fish dying off instantly yet.
Forum: Fish 05-08-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Imi Statue
Rubbing Alcohol in a baggy, drop fish in, will...

Rubbing Alcohol in a baggy, drop fish in, will kill a fish instantly. No time for pain.

Their Dead as Fred.:wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,561
Posted By Imi Statue
True pumice does, so I think he meant lava...

True pumice does, so I think he meant lava rock...:wink:
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Imi Statue
You could just buy:...

You could just buy: http://www.irrigationdirect.com/irrigation-products-and-supplies/fittings/black-pvc-fittings-schedule-40

Maybe lowes? not sure as I have never worried about the color, I just...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By Imi Statue
Well, unlike the other votes here, I think the...

Well, unlike the other votes here, I think the new layout is perfect with one addition, mosses of various types to compliment the rocks instead of Fissidens.

I think the original layout just was...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Imi Statue
Sorry if this came across as a put down, but in...

Sorry if this came across as a put down, but in my 45 years of experience in this hobby I have met many people who have "bought" fish they knew nothing about and the fish were the ones who took the...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By Imi Statue
Have you looked at...

Have you looked at http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/auction.cgi?fwrainbows

The fish sold there are pretty good I have bought dwarf cichlids and others stuff before and had great luck.
...
Forum: Fish 05-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Imi Statue
If by cobalt you mean...

If by cobalt you mean http://www.tropicalfishandaquariums.com/AfricanCichlids/CobaltBlue.asp

Then I suggest you get rid of him unless you intending to start up an African Cichlid tank.

Peacock...
Forum: DIY 05-06-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Imi Statue
First off you said it has "no center brace" are...

First off you said it has "no center brace" are we to assume it came that way from manufacturer or was it removed by someone else?

If it came from factory this way then it does not matter whether...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Imi Statue
If you do use this, you'll want to let the filter...

If you do use this, you'll want to let the filter run in a container(I use one of the Tupperware type about 8" tall 4x6 wide) for a minute making sure that the DE is all sucked up before releasing...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Imi Statue
Diatomaceous Earth ...

Diatomaceous Earth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

The stuff clings to the micron filter in the HOB from Marineland, and will remove anything down to 1 micron(1 millionth of an...
Forum: DIY 05-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 291
Posted By Imi Statue
I want to build a Co2 bottle holder for back of tank, and ideas?

Hi

I have put together a (single)2-ltr bottle Co2 system and want it close to the top back of the tank it will feed to, but I'm having trouble getting any kind of idea of a cheap Hang-on-Back type...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Imi Statue
Invest in a HOB "marineland" filter and...

Invest in a HOB "marineland" filter and diatomaceous earth from vortex. Put about a cup of DE in the filter and let it run for a few hours to get rid of that GW. I just leave the HOB working all the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-05-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,330
Posted By Imi Statue
Really good inspiration! Like the layout so far...

Really good inspiration! Like the layout so far but the gravel bed is a little um...flat, maybe have some height difference(s) on at least one of the 3 peaks.

Will be watching this thread for...
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