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Forum: Fish 08-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,288
Posted By Spacefly
I have kept Kribs for several years now, and can...

I have kept Kribs for several years now, and can tell you that they are definatly an interesting Fish to keep, and easily breed in a community tank.

The last poster was correct in saying that it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-21-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 970
Posted By Spacefly
Java Moss is a good choice for low lighting, as...

Java Moss is a good choice for low lighting, as well as many Cryptocoryne's, and Anubias species.
You can also add Java Fern, as well as Hornwort.

Heres a link for these plants, and other low...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2008, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Spacefly
Stem plants, take your pick.

Stem plants, take your pick.
Forum: Algae 03-08-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Spacefly
In picture 1, it does look like diatom algae. ...

In picture 1, it does look like diatom algae.
How long has this tank been setup for, and what type of substrate are you using. Also how much light is your tank getting, and how many hours per day?
Forum: Algae 03-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Spacefly
The best thing you could do is provide a picture...

The best thing you could do is provide a picture of the algae you have in your tank, or second best thing would be providing one that resembles it from a website on the net. I Personally never had it...
Forum: Plants 03-08-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Spacefly
I agree, looks like repens. That red in just...

I agree, looks like repens. That red in just sunlight? wow!:icon_smil
Forum: Plants 03-07-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Spacefly
Like neon hinted to, they may be searching for...

Like neon hinted to, they may be searching for another source of light, such as daylight which may be hitting the tank.
They could also not be getting enough light directly because other plants are...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spacefly
It will eventually get dissolved throughout the...

It will eventually get dissolved throughout the tank, but a few seconds with a straight solution targeting the effected area, is enough to kill it off.

Just slowly push the plunger down on the...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spacefly
No, treat it where it is, easy way to do so is...

No, treat it where it is, easy way to do so is get a plastic syringe, you can get these in most drug stores.
Fill it with the solution, and just spray in on the targeted area in the tank, Just...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spacefly
Having a steady level of Co2 from 30-40ppm will...

Having a steady level of Co2 from 30-40ppm will halt its growth, and you can
Spot treat with flourish excel to target the clumps that are still there.

You can also spot treat with H2O2 if thats...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spacefly
Fluctuating Co2 levels have been known to bring...

Fluctuating Co2 levels have been known to bring on an outbreak, or you could have introduced it from a source, maybe new plants?
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,575
Posted By Spacefly
Only known fish that do are the "True- Siamese...

Only known fish that do are the "True- Siamese algae eater".
Not to be confused with the Chinese version, or the flying fox, all are similar looking, but can be told apart
Forum: Plants 03-07-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Spacefly
Depends,usually the lights that come with tanks...

Depends,usually the lights that come with tanks arent powerful enough to keep anything alive. How many watts is the bulb currently in the tank? I'm guessing its 15, which would mean you are getting...
Forum: Fish 03-07-2008, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,635
Posted By Spacefly
You could hollow out the bottom of Volcanic rock,...

You could hollow out the bottom of Volcanic rock, chisel it out, drill it,whatever.

Like this
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/200/p1010195lm7.jpg

Then attach Moss to it, like Java moss....
Forum: Fish 03-07-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Spacefly
Yeah, Duckweed may distract them, but once its in...

Yeah, Duckweed may distract them, but once its in your tank, goodluck on getting rid of the stuff.

I keep Angels as well, they do like to nibble at the Java moss now and then, and this I dont...
Forum: Algae 03-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Spacefly
What you described as being a green haze on you...

What you described as being a green haze on you glass, to me it sounds like you have GDA, green dust algae.
Forum: Algae 03-06-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Spacefly
Well, I did put some more plants in there...

Well, I did put some more plants in there recently, could have come from them.

I does kind of look like whats in the diagram, but only the pods are at the end of each stalk, and in clusters of 5...
Forum: Algae 03-06-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Spacefly
Well, I went out and bought a lil cheapo...

Well, I went out and bought a lil cheapo microscope today, after looking closely at the specimen, I decided to compare it to some pictures I found online.

What I found closely resembles this.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-06-2008, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Spacefly
Yeah, sponge over the intake works wonders, I...

Yeah, sponge over the intake works wonders, I have to agree with the other posters here.
If you cant find something premade to fit, you may be able to find sponges in larger sizes, and cut them...
Forum: Plants 03-06-2008, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Spacefly
yeah, susankat is right cichlids do tend to bully...

yeah, susankat is right cichlids do tend to bully plants alot, cept for maybe a few species like kribs, and angels.

You can probably get away with a few species of plants though, mainly free...
Forum: Algae 03-06-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Spacefly
Phosphate test kits aren't that expensive, under...

Phosphate test kits aren't that expensive, under 10$ at most.
Hard to say what It really can be, I agree, theres alot of conflicting information out there, and people usually only have this problem...
Forum: Algae 03-05-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Spacefly
Not sure If you were being funny with that...

Not sure If you were being funny with that comment, but it sure had me laughing. :icon_mrgr
Poke it with a stick,and see if its alive generally speaking.

I may just do this, lights out in my...
Forum: Algae 03-05-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Spacefly
Wish I had a microscope, I havent seen any of...

Wish I had a microscope, I havent seen any of this free floating in my water, just attached to plants, and the glass.

I would describe them looking like little trees, one stem anchoring it to a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,235
Posted By Spacefly
Tom I'll be the first one to admit I am still a...

Tom
I'll be the first one to admit I am still a novice when it comes to running a planted tank, but I was just concerned with providing the correct dosing schedual for my tank.
I have recently...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,235
Posted By Spacefly
Went to seachem site and this was the product...

Went to seachem site and this was the product info given.

"PhosGuard™ rapidly removes phosphate and silicate from marine and freshwater aquaria. It is not recommended for phosphate buffered...
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