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Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By frog111
All aponogetons I have had in the past flowered...

All aponogetons I have had in the past flowered easily, were self fertile, and would drop large green seeds that sprouted quickly. Would this describe what might be happening in your tank? The...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By frog111
Pinch stem off, at a node. If I recall, the stem...

Pinch stem off, at a node. If I recall, the stem has periodic ridges or'joints' where the stem breaks easily and can be replanted. I recall mine also would grow emersed very well and flower. Don't...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:08 AM
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Posted By frog111
And OBtW, many other plants are on the list. My...

And OBtW, many other plants are on the list. My 'favorite' is water hyacinth, feral noxious weed, but offered for sale virtually everywhere, for ponds, virtually guaranteeing it will propagate into...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By frog111
While everything that was said above regarding...

While everything that was said above regarding the interstate transport of the plant is true, and that it is a federal noxious weed, it does NOT mean that it is illegal to keep this plant in your...
Forum: Plants 04-15-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By frog111
On #3, is that a bulb attached to the root...

On #3, is that a bulb attached to the root structure? My first thought was a crypt of some sort, but if it is a bulb, most likely an aponogeton species. The second pic I thought a hygro species,...
Forum: Plants 04-14-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By frog111
Nothing in my view looks like it needs pruning. ...

Nothing in my view looks like it needs pruning.

One effect of pruning is to encourage some plants to branch and become bushier. Some hygro species become bushier when you prune the stems,...
Forum: Plants 04-12-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By frog111
Regarding Vals and excel: I dose excel daily in...

Regarding Vals and excel: I dose excel daily in two different tanks, but both contain jungle Val. I have not seen any adverse effects on my plants. I just dump in the excel, right on top of the...
Forum: Fish 04-09-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 971
Posted By frog111
Doubt if you will, but I did not lose a single...

Doubt if you will, but I did not lose a single fish to aggression. Lots of fry were eaten, but with enough rock work, some did survive. As I said to start, YMMV. I have also had other tanks where...
Forum: Fish 04-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 971
Posted By frog111
Like everything in the hobby, YMMV. I...

Like everything in the hobby, YMMV.

I built a 240 gallon, 8x2x2 ft. I put in central and south American cichlids, oscars, Salvini, jaguars, dovii, red devils, red terrors, as well as arrowana...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By frog111
My experience with lace plants is they will get...

My experience with lace plants is they will get very large, possibly too large for a 10 gallon. Might be a reasonable grow out tank, but will soon be very large.
Forum: Plants 04-06-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By frog111
It's a Vallisneria species. What makes you think...

It's a Vallisneria species. What makes you think it is a sag, other than being told it was when you bought it?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By frog111
Pictus cat will take care of guppy problem ;)

Pictus cat will take care of guppy problem ;)
Forum: Fish 04-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By frog111
There are strains of black swordtails, almost all...

There are strains of black swordtails, almost all black with a blue shimmer. A true all black sword appears to be genetically impossible, linked to a fatal gene,
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-03-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By frog111
Shrimp for high pH, rock hard water

I am trying to learn if there are any species of shrimp that I could keep in my planted tank. pH is above 7.8, rock hard water. I use DIY co2, fertilize with excel, nitrates and phosphates, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-30-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,948
Posted By frog111
I will echo Tom Barr's comments. Lately, I was...

I will echo Tom Barr's comments. Lately, I was toying with writing an article called, "doing it all wrong". I have had fish since I was 8 ( now 46 ).

I have started tanks from scratch, African...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By frog111
Glowing plants

See

http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/glow-in-the-dark-plants-go-on-sale-140327.htm

Wouldn't this be a cool aquatic plant, to match the glofish danios?
Forum: Fish 03-21-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By frog111
The other consideration is whether the fish feel...

The other consideration is whether the fish feel some sort of threat or not. Schooling is a defensive behavior. So even if there is some other fish that might possibly threaten the schooling...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By frog111
Vals should propagate vegetatively through...

Vals should propagate vegetatively through runners quickly. I have had tanks overrun with Val both high and low light, co2, non co2, with and without excel.

I also have gotten flowers from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By frog111
Java fern is easy, because it doesn't require...

Java fern is easy, because it doesn't require high light, co2, regular dosing regimens, etc. but it is also slow growing, just takes time. Try tying it to the driftwood, rather than rooting it in...
Forum: Plants 03-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 433
Posted By frog111
Propagation by division should work. However, I...

Propagation by division should work. However, I have yet to encounter an amazon sword that when doing well, does not send out flower stalks and develop plantlets in pretty short order. May...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By frog111
Haplochromis species of some sort I believe....

Haplochromis species of some sort I believe. African cichlid.
Forum: Fish 03-16-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By frog111
+1 on the livebearer sex ratio. I have two...

+1 on the livebearer sex ratio. I have two males in a 55 with about 8 females, heavily planted, and still see small skirmishes. You may want to only keep 1 male sword in your tank. The platies...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By frog111
Any sort of Vallisneria. I get multiple inches...

Any sort of Vallisneria. I get multiple inches growth, plus new plants. In two weeks, I typically pull around 30-40 new plants out, and chop 4-6 inches off the top
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-14-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By frog111
How about a tiger lotus or banana plant? In a...

How about a tiger lotus or banana plant? In a lower light set up they will send floating leaves, easy to manage, provide some shade, and height. Also, some val will do well and provide the height...
Forum: DIY 03-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By frog111
I still have a 40 breeder that had a hole drilled...

I still have a 40 breeder that had a hole drilled in the side, and I used silicone and plexiglass. This tank is probably close to 30 years old, with the plexiglas and silicone being 20 years old. ...
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