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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 536
Posted By Oxl
They love Hikari algae wafers and I find they do...

They love Hikari algae wafers and I find they do best if the tank has some of that benign green algae (beard?) that grows on rocks and wood under high light as it provides a constant food source....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Oxl
That should be fine as long as you have good...

That should be fine as long as you have good filtration, a few otos would be better than the pleco though and some would suggest a large school of one variety rather than two small competing schools....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Oxl
The nice thing about cfl bulbs is that they don't...

The nice thing about cfl bulbs is that they don't wear out like t5ho bulbs. The t5ho's lose their growth ability after 9 months or so but I have a couple 13w cfl's in a 10g hood that have provided...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Oxl
You're honestly better off just reading this...

You're honestly better off just reading this forum and the sticky posts. If you have questions post them up as there are many wonderfully knowledgeable and helpful members here.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 210
Posted By Oxl
I love introducing a large school to another...

I love introducing a large school to another large school of the same species, the antics go on endlessly as they get to know to each other. It's one of those rare occasions worth sitting and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 247
Posted By Oxl
Switch to LED lighting. Use floaters (frogbit)...

Switch to LED lighting.
Use floaters (frogbit) to top the tank rather than glass.
Open up the sides of the box on top of the tank to get some airflow.
Move the tank under an AC vent.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By Oxl
Boesemani rainbow fish are pretty, they are small...

Boesemani rainbow fish are pretty, they are small enough that you could get a pair if you like.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Oxl
If it ever occurs again I would suggest feeding...

If it ever occurs again I would suggest feeding the first few gallons of canister output into a bucket to be disposed of because the water sitting in the canister so long among dying bacteria becomes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 976
Posted By Oxl
Bluebugs is right, my tanks required so much more...

Bluebugs is right, my tanks required so much more maintenance before I let the snails proliferate to keep them clean for me. The trumpet snails are pests but pond, ramshorn, and apple snails have no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Oxl
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?p=3644897
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Oxl
Perhaps those leaves are the emersed variety that...

Perhaps those leaves are the emersed variety that need to die off or be eaten so it can grow back in its submersed form?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Oxl
If it's not working it's time to change some...

If it's not working it's time to change some things in an attempt to pin down the culprit.

Your nitrates are low by the end of the week, should be up around 40 or more before a water change so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Oxl
Thanks for your insight, I didn't even consider...

Thanks for your insight, I didn't even consider chicks drowning!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Oxl
How would bird droppings affect tank parameters?

I've been admiring large flight cages of Society Finches for a while now and I'm thinking of making a flight cage over a large tank. Here's a couple examples of the cage style I'd like to build and...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By Oxl
I prefer the classic filters, simpler operation...

I prefer the classic filters, simpler operation and I think they are more durable as well. The quick connects on the lid of the ecco pro have leak issues for some people.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 837
Posted By Oxl
No need to get frustrated, you can go the high...

No need to get frustrated, you can go the high tech lab coat route with it if you want but you can also go the low tech cutoff jeans route as well haha. Once you're set up the maintenance is quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 837
Posted By Oxl
HoB = Hang on Back filter. The amount of...

HoB = Hang on Back filter. The amount of information to catch up on may seem daunting at first but keep reading and it will all fall into place. Don't worry about co2 at this point, just get used to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 837
Posted By Oxl
Gravel is fine, I actually prefer it. However...

Gravel is fine, I actually prefer it. However your lighting is not going to work as is, you will at least need to replace those old bulbs with new 6500k light temp bulbs as fluorescents lose their...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By Oxl
Otos are nice as fish but you can't rely on them...

Otos are nice as fish but you can't rely on them to clean up algae on their own, add some pond, ramshorn, and/or apple snails to get the job done right.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Oxl
Take the spraybar off completely and aim the...

Take the spraybar off completely and aim the outflow straight along the back of the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By Oxl
With some planning a fishless cycle is really...

With some planning a fishless cycle is really only needed for a first tank. Now if I'm going to get another tank I buy the canister first and add it to an established tank for a month to cycle the...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By Oxl
I have great luck using both an Aquaclear hob...

I have great luck using both an Aquaclear hob along with an Eheim classic canister on all my tanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,321
Posted By Oxl
In your situation it would be fine to add a whole...

In your situation it would be fine to add a whole school to an empty tank. The add fish slowly rule is meant for well established tanks where you not only don't want to tip the chemical balance but...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By Oxl
I set it to the lowest flow after cleaning the...

I set it to the lowest flow after cleaning the fluval intake filter during a water change then slowly increase the flow throughout the week as that prefilter clogs up.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Oxl
They aren't the most active fish, spend most of...

They aren't the most active fish, spend most of their time resting actually. That being said I've found that only about half the ottos I get at Petsmart will live longer than a month, those that...
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