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Forum: Algae 08-14-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Osteomata
Both lights are sunpac dual daylight...

Both lights are sunpac dual daylight (6700/10000). The first one was quite old (18months or so), and I believe that not only had the intensity diminished, but I believe the color spectrum had...
Forum: Algae 08-10-2006, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Osteomata
Victory over my BBA, Finally! It only took 3 months.

I posted some months ago about my ongoing battle with BBA. During this campaign, I thought I had tried everything. I read all I could, modified my fert dosing several times, adjusted CO2 input,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-01-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By Osteomata
My suggestions: 1) Put a background on that...

My suggestions:
1) Put a background on that tank. It will hide the equipment behind the tank, and make the plants stand out more. I recommend black.
2) Hardscape. Rocks or driftwood.
3) Remove...
Forum: Fish 04-28-2006, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Osteomata
hOAGART, Can you narrow that down for me? A...

hOAGART,
Can you narrow that down for me? A search for spawning or sickness comes up with a lot of results. Remember the species or any special words in the post?
Forum: Fish 04-28-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Osteomata
Well that kinda sucks. So, some kinda of...

Well that kinda sucks. So, some kinda of illness, I suppose. Now I am wondering if I should help the fish eject whatever the heck is coming out of it.
Forum: Fish 04-28-2006, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Osteomata
Help! My otocinclus is in labor and I skipped Lamaze class! Would appreciate info..

Hi, one of my otos has been MIA for a while and I spotted her yesterday, looking a bit swollen. OK, more than a bit. A heck of a lot swollen. I figured either she is preggers, morbidly obese, or...
Forum: Algae 04-27-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Osteomata
What are you feeding your fish?

What are you feeding your fish?
Forum: DIY 04-26-2006, 03:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Osteomata
Well, I checked the heater in the access port of...

Well, I checked the heater in the access port of the zoomed today. It looks like it will work. Gonna have to get some kinda of stopper/gasket since the hole is significantly larger than the diameter...
Forum: DIY 04-25-2006, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Osteomata
Only problem with the hydor minis is the lack of...

Only problem with the hydor minis is the lack of auto-control, but it was a great idea.
Forum: Algae 04-25-2006, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By Osteomata
As a first step, yes, remove the gravel its on. ...

As a first step, yes, remove the gravel its on. But you will need to find the real cause of the BGA and address that. Look down a couple of threads for a lengthy discussion on BGA with Tom Barr.
Forum: DIY 04-25-2006, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Osteomata
Yeah, I was specifically looking at the access...

Yeah, I was specifically looking at the access port, but I would also consider drilling a new hole in a different location. Regarding the height: you are correct that the heater is taller than the...
Forum: DIY 04-24-2006, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Osteomata
Anyone ever modded a canister filter to put a heater in it?

I am trying to get more items out of the tank for a cleaner look. Anyone ever modified a canister filter to put the heater in it? I have a Zoomed 501 on my 15G, and I am thinking of drilling a...
Forum: Algae 04-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,286
Posted By Osteomata
RED! Oh my god, Red just means its angry! Now...

RED! Oh my god, Red just means its angry! Now you've gone and done it. Pissed off BBA. I wouldn't stick my hand back in there. hehe.
Forum: Algae 04-24-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,091
Posted By Osteomata
Question regarding "Nitrate equivalent": ...

Question regarding "Nitrate equivalent":

Based upon this thread I have been trying to adjust my water parameters (by increasing Nitrates) to defeat my current BGA problem, and I am making...
Forum: Algae 04-21-2006, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,091
Posted By Osteomata
That doesn't surprise me at all. Different...

That doesn't surprise me at all. Different species of algae evolved based upon different environmental pressures. Natural selection, genetic drift, and mutation all had an impact. Evolution occurs...
Forum: Algae 04-20-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,091
Posted By Osteomata
Tom, I understand you, and it makes sense to me...

Tom,
I understand you, and it makes sense to me to a point. But what I am unclear on is: why? Specifically:

1) If you have a nutrient deficiency, then plants may grow and algae usually grows,...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Osteomata
You are partly correct: BGA is a cyano bacteria,...

You are partly correct: BGA is a cyano bacteria, but the treatment is simply nutrient related, not antibiotics.
Forum: Algae 04-18-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,091
Posted By Osteomata
Tom, It sounds like we have a defacto ratio...

Tom,
It sounds like we have a defacto ratio given that you need to keep NO3 higher than you need to keep Phospates for plant growth. 10:1 may be an arbatrary number, but the idea of keeping...
Forum: Algae 04-18-2006, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By Osteomata
My algae, and my plan to deal with it: Your comments/assitance appreciated.

Hi, some help appreciated. My assessment of my problem and plan of attack at the bottom:

Tank: 15G High, 40 Watts PC 6500K, Flourite and Eco-Complete mixture substrate, Zoomed 501 Canister...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2005, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Osteomata
I would go with the 15 high. Same footprint as...

I would go with the 15 high. Same footprint as the 10, but a very nice visual ratio, more room for tall plants, and 5 extra gallons to give you a bit more stability and a bit more fish load...
Forum: Fish 09-24-2005, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,802
Posted By Osteomata
What bharada said: that is an Espei. IMHO, the...

What bharada said: that is an Espei. IMHO, the best of the three (heteromopha, espei, hengali) due to excellent red/orange coloration and severe contrast with the black wedge.

I am seeking 3-5...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2005, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Osteomata
Oodi, As Zero mentioned, the standard 29 gallon...

Oodi,
As Zero mentioned, the standard 29 gallon tank is 30" long x 12" wide x 18" tall, which sounds perfect for your available space.

Since you want to stay low tech and no CO2, a good lighting...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-20-2005, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By Osteomata
Plenty of people double the dose, so you will be...

Plenty of people double the dose, so you will be fine with .25ml. I usually just measure how many drops from my dropper comes out to 1 ml (15 on my current dropper) and go from there.
Forum: Fish 09-18-2005, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Osteomata
Also, if her water breaks, they are coming soon. ...

Also, if her water breaks, they are coming soon. :icon_roll
Forum: Fish 09-12-2005, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By Osteomata
Also: Least Killi Sparkling Gourami Dwarf...

Also:
Least Killi
Sparkling Gourami
Dwarf Puffer
Mricrorasboras (various species)
Boraras Brigetei (I doubt I have the spelling correct)
Dwarf Cory

I seem to recall some kind of badi that is...
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