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Forum: Equipment Today, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By thelub
If you can find the leak and its small enough,...

If you can find the leak and its small enough, you could try patching the hole from the inside with superglue gel. You can apply it under water and will bond under water.

But your long term...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 217
Posted By thelub
Drip acclimate them for like 2 hours and you...

Drip acclimate them for like 2 hours and you should be fine. I've had a half dozen that are over a year old without any deaths. I did recently lose one of my zebra ottos though which is weird...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By thelub
I don't have a schedule on when I clean my...

I don't have a schedule on when I clean my canisters. Unusually high nitrate levels are a good sign that your filters need cleaning. Otherwise I usually rinse the pre-filter sponges about once a...
Forum: Equipment Today, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By thelub
Stuff it with really efficient bio media like...

Stuff it with really efficient bio media like lava rock and it should hold you over. Hows your bio load?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By thelub
I was dealing with that garbage for a while in my...

I was dealing with that garbage for a while in my 80. At first I thought it might be because I wasn't thawing my frozen foods out before feeding. So I washed the frozen foods before feeding. Still...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Today, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By thelub
I really like Dropbox. Makes uploading pictures...

I really like Dropbox. Makes uploading pictures from your mobile and computer to one place super easy.
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By thelub
I've had really good luck getting BBA of...

I've had really good luck getting BBA of decorations and plants by doing a bleach dip. There was an anubias at the shop that was heavily infested with BBA. I dipped it in a bleach bucket for about a...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By thelub
Just don't name it Audrey, Seymore! ...

Just don't name it Audrey, Seymore!
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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 128,400
Posted By thelub
If I was a mod I'd remove the 'new' from the...

If I was a mod I'd remove the 'new' from the thread title ;)
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 620
Posted By thelub
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75749347/temp/...

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By thelub
I would suspect it being the quickcrete brand...

I would suspect it being the quickcrete brand might be affecting the numbers. Maybe its not entirely all silica sand. I forget the brand I used, but I'm certain it wasn't quickcrete.

Have you...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By thelub
Not sure how CO2 can kill algae since just like...

Not sure how CO2 can kill algae since just like plants, its their oxygen. Bombarding the aquarium with O2 and limiting the CO2 would be more effective.

(To my understanding) Dosing CO2 makes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By thelub
I would consider it safe.

I would consider it safe.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By thelub
The easiest way to check if it is bad for your...

The easiest way to check if it is bad for your tank is look at the seams of the tank. If they are stressed or damaged because of an unlevel stand they will turn white like bent plastic. If they are...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By thelub
Very nice. Can't wait to see this evolve.

Very nice. Can't wait to see this evolve.
Forum: Fish 04-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By thelub
I've seen discus do OK by themselves. Sometimes...

I've seen discus do OK by themselves. Sometimes they force themselves to live in solitary confinement due to aggression like that. If you can give it a good home I'd give it a shot. It would be...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By thelub
Drop some lava rock in it. Or 1 or 2 marinepure...

Drop some lava rock in it. Or 1 or 2 marinepure bio balls. Those well do the trick. Or filter floss. That'll work too. I was using 1 marinepure bio ball in a small whisper filter with a low...
Forum: Plants 04-11-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
I was dosing excel up to about a month ago but I...

I was dosing excel up to about a month ago but I quit due to the expense. I'm saving for a CO2 setup at the moment. Then its more lights. I do have a fert mix but stopped using them because of an...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 249
Posted By thelub
I had HOB for the longest time. I finally found...

I had HOB for the longest time. I finally found a couple of good deals on a fluval 305 and a 404 and haven't looked back. They're quiet, easy to maintain and do a much better job of filtering than...
Forum: Sevenports 04-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By thelub
Great stuff. Do you know how they assemble those...

Great stuff. Do you know how they assemble those tanks? Its hard to believe that its normal silicone. I wonder if they use that UV process that is stronger than silicone and doesn't require an...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
I've been considering getting rid of them now for...

I've been considering getting rid of them now for a while. Maybe this is the final straw. They're great specimens, they just don't fit with the tank and the rest of the inhabitants. If I had...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
Are your crypts showing new leaves? I have a...

Are your crypts showing new leaves? I have a bunch of new leaves on the plants around where there are broken/cut stems. I haven't had crypts for too long so I don't know if this is a natural...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
Yes it is a little bit of a strange mix, but they...

Yes it is a little bit of a strange mix, but they all get along fine. The kribs keep to themselves. I'd say 80-90% of the inhabitants are captive bred so they're not super particular about natural...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
The only snails in the tank are ramshorns and...

The only snails in the tank are ramshorns and they don't live long in this tank for some reason. I've never seen rams do this before.

As far as fish go its angels, gold and bolivian rams, kribs...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 319
Posted By thelub
The only change in the aquarium is I added an air...

The only change in the aquarium is I added an air stone to get rid of the protein film on the surface. And about 2 weeks ago I changed out my bulbs from old worn out T12's to new 6500k T8's. I...
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