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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-06-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By devilduck
You can also use straight bleach. I think it...

You can also use straight bleach. I think it works better then the purigen I really dark.
No need for the regulator. Just rinse it in water really, really, really well.
Toss it in a ziplock bag...
Forum: Fish 03-28-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By devilduck
Could be in injury too. I would quarantine him...

Could be in injury too. I would quarantine him just in case.
Forum: Fish 03-28-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By devilduck
Most likely a anti-mold agent. I've been using...

Most likely a anti-mold agent. I've been using plain Mr. Clean Magic eraser or generic equivalent with no issues.
Forum: Fish 03-27-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 741
Posted By devilduck
Another consideration what did you handle with...

Another consideration what did you handle with your hands right before you cleaned the tank? Soap,lotion,cleaners etc would also contaminate the water.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By devilduck
Great tank! You don't see a lot of them, glad...

Great tank! You don't see a lot of them, glad your fish leave the plants alone.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By devilduck
Subbed, this is a cool project! You got some...

Subbed, this is a cool project! You got some stones to be turning aluminum rods without a lathe.

How are you going to aquascape through those holes?
Forum: Plants 02-17-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By devilduck
They seem to be heavy root feeders. So root tabs...

They seem to be heavy root feeders. So root tabs help.

If you snipped off the roots or if it's a cutting, they need time to re-grow and re-cover. Once they root system is back in place they will...
Forum: Fish 02-13-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By devilduck
Do you have any snails? They make short work of a...

Do you have any snails? They make short work of a dead fish. My ramshorns will completely engulf the remains and reduce them to bone in a matter of hours. One of the ways I know something has passed...
Forum: Fish 02-09-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By devilduck
Chicago,IL. also very hard water. Ph 7.8 and...

Chicago,IL. also very hard water.
Ph 7.8 and the gh is almost off the scale of the API test kit.

No problems with chili rasboras.
Forum: Plants 02-03-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By devilduck
Looks great! How long in total did this take? ...

Looks great! How long in total did this take?

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By devilduck
Its actually a carnivorous plant, grows very...

Its actually a carnivorous plant, grows very quickly and is considered a pest. you'll have to carefully remove any of it that you see.

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Forum: Fish 02-03-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By devilduck
Furan2 I've read may kill some plants. I have...

Furan2 I've read may kill some plants. I have bifuran made by hikari and it tints the water yellow.

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By devilduck
Test the ph of your water. Snails need the ph at...

Test the ph of your water. Snails need the ph at 7 or higher. Are you running co2? that will also lower the ph of the water.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 219
Posted By devilduck
In my experience Furan kills plants. I only use...

In my experience Furan kills plants. I only use it in a QT tank.
I would start with kanaplex (kanamycin) first, it is safe for snails and shrimp. I've used it in a tank with ramshorn snails, amano...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-02-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By devilduck
Welcome! Nice tank! I also loved Istanbul and...

Welcome! Nice tank! I also loved Istanbul and western Turkey!
Forum: Fish 02-02-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 866
Posted By devilduck
IMHO I'd treat the whole tank with kanaplex just...

IMHO I'd treat the whole tank with kanaplex just to be sure. I aways have a kanaplex, furan-2, and metronidazole on hand. These antibiotic will take care of most diseases and parasites.

Here's the...
Forum: Aquatek of California 02-02-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By devilduck
Any reason you need to run at such high working...

Any reason you need to run at such high working pressure?

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Forum: Tank Journals 02-01-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,982
Posted By devilduck
Complete re-scape. New manzanita, new smaller...

Complete re-scape. New manzanita, new smaller Buddha head.
Added my first bucephalandra lamandau purple move in some moss and nana petite.
...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By devilduck
They will definitely eat scuds. Another easy live...

They will definitely eat scuds. Another easy live food source are grindal worms.
Forum: Fish 01-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By devilduck
They do better in larger groups, six would be...

They do better in larger groups, six would be better. Don't forget they are about the size of adult cherry shrimp, tiny and represent a small bioload.

Another option is a cheap plastic plant until...
Forum: Fish 01-29-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By devilduck
I have a couple of floating frogbit here and...

I have a couple of floating frogbit here and there but it is mostly bare.
Forum: Fish 01-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By devilduck
Here's some of the latest info I found on...

Here's some of the latest info I found on columnaris.

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/columnaris_disease.php#Discus%20Salt%20Dip%20Methodology
Forum: Fish 01-29-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By devilduck
I have high light and 22 mix of mostly b....

I have high light and 22 mix of mostly b. brigittae with b. merah mixed. They don't seem to have an issue with the high light and are out and about once they become settled in the aquarium.

There...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By devilduck
You can do Trichopsis pumila, sparkling gouramis...

You can do Trichopsis pumila, sparkling gouramis which are tiny.

I agree with what others have mentioned. With that type of aqua scape you want a very light fish load.
Forum: Fish 01-28-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By devilduck
I have gbr and tetras that have no trouble...

I have gbr and tetras that have no trouble feeding together. They even go to the bottom to eat the sinking algae wafers.
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