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Forum: Algae 03-01-2012, 12:13 AM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
Usually this is bacteria. Is it still there?

Usually this is bacteria. Is it still there?
Forum: Algae 02-28-2012, 11:38 PM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
has the problem cleared up?

has the problem cleared up?
Forum: Fish 02-22-2012, 03:28 PM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
I would guess snail eggs as well.

I would guess snail eggs as well.
Forum: Algae 02-18-2012, 11:01 PM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
staghorn tends to look like a plant. Starts with...

staghorn tends to look like a plant. Starts with one stem and multiple branches come off of it. BBA is usually single shortish black strands.

Do you have any CO2 injection currently?
Forum: Plants 02-15-2012, 04:10 AM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
What kind of light fixture are you using? (T5,...

What kind of light fixture are you using? (T5, T8, CPF?)

I'd have to see it to understand how well it's working, but generally, a HOB filter and a power head will not diffuse CO2 effieciently into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 09:42 PM
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
Advancing the Aquarium Hobby

I have been looking at a few clubs in my area, and I noticed that all of them have basically the same mission of "advancing the aquarium hobby". I understand this to mean spreading knowledge,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By hoffmanjj19
Teach fish to eat out of the net in your...

Teach fish to eat out of the net in your quarrantine tank. Feed them once in awhile out of a net in your main tank.

When you need to catch them, they will swim right in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 944
Posted By hoffmanjj19
+1 for getting them while they sleep. Has...

+1 for getting them while they sleep.

Has worked for me in the past.
Forum: Fish 01-31-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By hoffmanjj19
It sounds like you have a bit of a rascal! I...

It sounds like you have a bit of a rascal! I purposely stocked the bottom of my aquarium tight, so they would stay up. I think there is probably a depth difference between us too. I feed mine...
Forum: Fish 01-31-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Rich, Interesting. What size tank do you...

Rich,

Interesting. What size tank do you house yours in?
Forum: Fish 01-31-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Unless your LFS brings in pearl gouramis larger...

Unless your LFS brings in pearl gouramis larger than 1.5" it'll be difficult to sex them. In a 37, you could easily put 3-5 (depending on previous bioload). They are only aggressive when they breed....
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By hoffmanjj19
If you are looking for cheap cheap, start with...

If you are looking for cheap cheap, start with DIY CO2 and save money for a good pressurized system. You will be pulling your hair out spending money on cheap and then having to upgrade again when...
Forum: Fish 01-31-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 426
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Pearl Gourami. They stay in the top 1/3....

Pearl Gourami.

They stay in the top 1/3. Males are brilliantly colored. Easy to find. Not expensive. Thrive in a variety of water conditions and temps.

Anyone who has seen a male in full color...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 34,747
Posted By hoffmanjj19
I'm surprised this thread stalled out. Seemed...

I'm surprised this thread stalled out. Seemed like a very interesting conversation.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-27-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Your current lighting is very high light. The...

Your current lighting is very high light. The watt per gallon rule goes out the window with T5HO. The more light you have the more nutrients your plants need. You will need a major carbon source or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Greg, Your bulbs should be fine. Most bulbs...

Greg,

Your bulbs should be fine. Most bulbs today cover the spectrums of light needed to grow aquarium plants, but touchy plants and odd aquarium sizes require attention to the bulbs. 6,500K is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Hi Greg, What bulbs will you be using?...

Hi Greg,

What bulbs will you be using? (5,000K, 6,500K, 10,000K)

Does your light have single reflectors for each bulb or does it have one reflector for the entire fixture?

What are your...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By hoffmanjj19
Do a search for the EI method. I know you asked...

Do a search for the EI method. I know you asked for liquid, but dry ferts are much less expensive in the long run and you'll find many more resources on the subject with standard dry ferts. That...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By hoffmanjj19
I have a 20L that drove me crazy trying to turn...

I have a 20L that drove me crazy trying to turn it into a planted tank.. The depth is not much so your light intensity with any T5HO is going to be high! T5HO does NOT follow the watt per gallon...
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