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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Kathyy
If you have water tests then keep nitrates at...

If you have water tests then keep nitrates at 15-30 and phosphate at 2 or so. It is more the plants MUST have NPK+micros than CB dies if it is present. Since hobby tests aren't exactly precise go for...
Forum: Equipment Today, 06:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 80
Posted By Kathyy
Try the ADA way, intakes and returns on the same...

Try the ADA way, intakes and returns on the same side of the tank. Put your powerhead high on that same side. If both pumps are doing what the company says they do and you have at least 5xgph tank...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 04:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Kathyy
Nice planting! I really like the way the vals...

Nice planting! I really like the way the vals look behind the rock wall.

BGA, aka cyanobacteria, is only encouraged by low nutrient levels but with a brand new tank without much plant mass it is...
Forum: Aquascaping Today, 04:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By Kathyy
Usually wood turns the same color after being...

Usually wood turns the same color after being submerged for a while. I'd keep the Malaysian wood and plan to put Anubias or Java fern on top. While the slate doesn't match anything it does make a...
Forum: Fish Today, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Kathyy
Ha ha. Usually people seem to keep pairs....

Ha ha.

Usually people seem to keep pairs. The males are territorial and in a too small tank might be sparring all the time but they will hang out together I read. I have 4 in quarantine right...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Kathyy
I'll take a stab at this! Second and last...

I'll take a stab at this!

Second and last photos are sword plants. The first might be a smaller kind and the other is going to grow tall and beautiful. You may or may not care for the way it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Kathyy
I am not tall and with the aid of a step stool...

I am not tall and with the aid of a step stool can easily reach the bottom back of my 6x2x2' tank. I sure wouldn't put anything back there I needed to fuss with much. Stem plants that can be pulled...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 153
Posted By Kathyy
I'd build/find a box that fits around it and...

I'd build/find a box that fits around it and attach to the wall if you cannot fit it under the tank. Be sure the tubing is out of harm's way as well. You can get locking needle valves but that leaves...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Kathyy
Green neons? Paracheirodon simulans have a lot...

Green neons? Paracheirodon simulans have a lot less red and the blue line is straight. Maybe they are good schoolers, they are much used by the big time aquascapers in contest photos.

There is a...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By Kathyy
The sword plant I had with similar damage posted...

The sword plant I had with similar damage posted recovered after I improved the nutrition to the plant and the pleco load in the tank hadn't changed. One good sized bristlenose, a dozen otos and a...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 447
Posted By Kathyy
You weren't kidding, they do look like lace...

You weren't kidding, they do look like lace plants!

They are starving for nutrients and if you have any herbivores they are rasping tissue off the not so healthy leaves. Plecos are infamous for...
Forum: Substrate 11-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By Kathyy
Consider the color spectrum of your replacement...

Consider the color spectrum of your replacement bulbs. It makes a huge difference. I do think the fish silhouetted against the light which darkens them as well. Once you can sort out the wiring issue...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 997
Posted By Kathyy
I use a sturdy name brand rectangular tub. My old...

I use a sturdy name brand rectangular tub. My old HOT canister is ready with a prefilter sponge kept charged up in the main tank's sump and I keep a heater for quarantine. A round container wouldn't...
Forum: Plants 11-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Kathyy
If you like the idea of mint what about trying...

If you like the idea of mint what about trying one with smaller leaves?

Pennyroyal has leaves outside in full sun that are about 1/2" long and Corsican mint looks like terrestrial baby tears.
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Forum: Algae 11-24-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Kathyy
No don't use more. Since the water is still the...

No don't use more. Since the water is still the Excel will have longer contact time right where you want it and more isn't a good idea with stuff like this.
Forum: Algae 11-24-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 98
Posted By Kathyy
Try turning off the pumps/filters and squirting...

Try turning off the pumps/filters and squirting Excel directly on the problem areas. Let sit for 15-20 minutes then turn the power back on. The staghorn should turn pink and your snails, otos and...
Forum: Algae 11-23-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Kathyy
I'd be dosing full on EI to take care of any...

I'd be dosing full on EI to take care of any deficiencies present! If your water is soft then I would be adding GH booster as well. Remember our goal is to grow healthy plants as healthy plants will...
Forum: Algae 11-23-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By Kathyy
I could remove BGA or cyano bacteria by using...

I could remove BGA or cyano bacteria by using airline tubing as a siphon to remove it from plants. During the water change use paper towels, wipe up and use a clean sheet for every swipe to get as...
Forum: Fish 11-22-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 356
Posted By Kathyy
Rainbow cichlids are timid? Beautiful and a bit...

Rainbow cichlids are timid? Beautiful and a bit boisterous but mine weren't timid at all. They would be the largest fish in the tank. I didn't have plants at the time so don't know how they are with...
Forum: Algae 11-22-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By Kathyy
Is there a ripple on the water surface so there...

Is there a ripple on the water surface so there is good oxygen exchange? Fish can tolerate more CO2 if there is plenty of O2 present. Are you sure CO2 level is high throughout the tank? You can take...
Forum: Plants 11-22-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Kathyy
Plant leaves don't repair themselves. Cut off...

Plant leaves don't repair themselves. Cut off unsightly leaves unless they are growing baby JF you want to keep.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 997
Posted By Kathyy
Have a batch of fish in quarantine right now but...

Have a batch of fish in quarantine right now but if the vendor has been able to assure me that the fish had been there and just fine for weeks I will put fish right in the tank.

So far no disease...
Forum: Algae 11-21-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By Kathyy
Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They...

Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They aren't supposed to be coralline though. Possibly hard to scrape anyway? A video.http://youtu.be/yLKCevEl0Hc

BBA is a red algae as is staghorn....
Forum: Aquascaping 11-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By Kathyy
I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel...

I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel superglue the other day. Works great. My wood has tiny Bolbitis and Java ferns glued all over it now.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By Kathyy
How about pennywort or its smaller cousin,...

How about pennywort or its smaller cousin, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides? The small one makes mats and is actually a garden weed some places.

I haven't had H. sibthorpioides grow out of water but...
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