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Forum: Equipment   01-22-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By takadi
Storing tanks dry

I downsizing and I have several tanks that I am disassembling and draining and plan on storing in my basement. My question is, will long term storage (talking about years and years) cause detriment...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-13-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By takadi
If you want a plant that fills space, get a...

If you want a plant that fills space, get a Nuphar japonica
Forum: Fish   07-13-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By takadi
Welp, I found it in rig this morning. Very sad. ...

Welp, I found it in rig this morning. Very sad. The "blisters" on its skin were now red patches. I have no idea what could have caused this. Most likely bacterial though. Definitely not...
Forum: Fish   07-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,215
Posted By takadi
Dojo loach swim bladder problem?

I found my dojo loach that I've had for two years (survived almost every possible tank problem you could imagine) floating near the surface on its side, so I thought it was dead. Then I saw it...
Forum: Equipment   07-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By takadi
So it turns out it keeps overflowing because it...

So it turns out it keeps overflowing because it is getting clogged, but not by dirt and mulm, but by dying duck weed. Cleared all the duckweed out and it's been going strong so far
Forum: Fish   07-12-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By takadi
Okay so I think it was just a bad stock I was...

Okay so I think it was just a bad stock I was buying. I bought another two a week and a half ago and they're still going strong
Forum: Equipment   06-30-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By takadi
It is actually the latter that happens. I...

It is actually the latter that happens. I actually suspect that duckweed is causing the media basket to get prematurely clogged before the sponges do so therefore the water overflows. I just cleaned...
Forum: Equipment   06-29-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,266
Posted By takadi
Aquaclear 50 overflowing

Does anyone have any experience with aquaclears HOB's overflowing and how to fix the problem? I don't think it has much to do with a clogged sponged because only after a few days of cleaning the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-28-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By takadi
Wow great set up. Just a warning though, it...

Wow great set up. Just a warning though, it doesn't look like you have any barrier between your substrate and your sand pit, so over time your sand will be overtaken by the larger substrate
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   06-28-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By takadi
You should be more concerned about whether there...

You should be more concerned about whether there is too little of a certain nutrient. Excess nutrients don't cause algae blooms but rather unhealthy plants that can't compete with the algae because...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-28-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 584
Posted By takadi
If there is flesh inside it's definitely a...

If there is flesh inside it's definitely a cleaned out shrimp. A molt can have color sometimes but it should be completely devoid of any flesh
Forum: Plants   06-28-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By takadi
Okay I'm definitely going to check out my...

Okay I'm definitely going to check out my petsmart later. They used to have a pretty awesome plant section, lots of Telanthera rosefolia, but they junked it because they couldn't handle the algae.
Forum: Plants   06-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By takadi
I've tried growing madagascar lace twice in the...

I've tried growing madagascar lace twice in the past and haven't had much luck. What I noticed that seems to kill them is a compacted substrate and unstable conditions, especially light and CO2. ...
Forum: Plants   06-28-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By takadi
Madagascar Lace

I am getting a lot of conflicting information about this plant. Some say that it's a difficult plant to grow, others say that it's so prolific that it overtakes their tank. Some say it needs high...
Forum: Fish   06-22-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By takadi
I don't really have algae problems either but I...

I don't really have algae problems either but I just like Siamese algae eaters. My friends have a couple and they are huge now, they are like otos but with great personalities. Hopefully I can find...
Forum: Fish   06-21-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By takadi
Okay I put the fish in another tank. This tank is...

Okay I put the fish in another tank. This tank is a 20 g with nothing but plants and a african giant shrimp. 0 nitrites 0 ammonia. I've been running this tank with a fluval 205 for 3 months now....
Forum: Fish   06-11-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By takadi
Ammonia is less than .25 and nitrites are zero....

Ammonia is less than .25 and nitrites are zero. Nitrates I'm unsure of. Ph is around 7.4. The SAE's I bought were about 2 inches long, definitely juveniles. They would be swimming happily around...
Forum: Fish   06-11-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By takadi
Siamese Algae Eaters keep dying

This is my third pair of Siamese algae eaters I bought and it always seems after a few nights, I will find them in the morning dead, usually with their eyes eaten out. I have about 7 juvenile black...
Forum: Substrate   11-11-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,296
Posted By takadi
Turface

Turface
Forum: Substrate   07-05-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By takadi
I got amazonia underneath flourite and eco mix....

I got amazonia underneath flourite and eco mix. Well at least it used to be. It has broken down to the point where it has become extremely compact and the substrate has essentially turned into rock....
Forum: Fish   07-02-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By takadi
lol I think that's a sign of a hobby gone too far...

lol I think that's a sign of a hobby gone too far if you're willing to sacrifice food over fish, one which I was willing to do if I did have an option. I was extremely lucky the power came back on...
Forum: Fish   07-01-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By takadi
I put in a spoonful of safe in each of the tanks...

I put in a spoonful of safe in each of the tanks just to be sure

The weather around here just gets more and more ridiculous as the years go by.
Forum: Fish   07-01-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By takadi
OMGGG AND THE LORD GAVE US LIGHTTT!! Electricity...

OMGGG AND THE LORD GAVE US LIGHTTT!! Electricity is finally back!!! Thank god too, because I literally went to every grocery store and 7/11 and they were completely sold out of ice, so apparently...
Forum: Fish   07-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By takadi
In case anyone is wondering how I am getting this...

In case anyone is wondering how I am getting this online without electricity, I am on the internet at a university near my house
Forum: Fish   07-01-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By takadi
Yea I will definitely invest in some battery...

Yea I will definitely invest in some battery powered air pumps next time around. It's a little late now since my entire town is basically blacked out and closed up. I do have a UPS but the battery...
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