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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-16-2010, 08:15 PM
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Posted By bcosta08is
I also had a 10 gallon with Amano shrimp and...

I also had a 10 gallon with Amano shrimp and later added two female bettas with no issues at all. But females are like night and day compared to males.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By bcosta08is
Yes and no.. Depends on how much more you are...

Yes and no.. Depends on how much more you are dosing compared to the recommended dose which is 1 ml per 10 gallons of water. Its said that 5X the recommended dose is harmful to your fish, etc.. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,048
Posted By bcosta08is
This tank is simple but beautiful at the same...

This tank is simple but beautiful at the same time.. Note it says its a 55 gallon but looks closer to a 75 or 90 gal IMO.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ath3ist#p/a/u/1/oKKhSFrf1y8
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 87
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Posted By bcosta08is
Also check the nitrate level of your tap water...

Also check the nitrate level of your tap water b/c if your tap is high in nitrates water changes might make it worse.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-14-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By bcosta08is
I hear that it is very good substrate also. I...

I hear that it is very good substrate also. I know greenleafaquariums.com sells it. I have never used it before but like I said as long as you dont pour the water into the tank and stir up all the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By bcosta08is
Its not black but pretty dark in color is...

Its not black but pretty dark in color is Aquasoil Amazonia. I use the Amazonia 2 which in my experience doesnt cloud the water really at all. As long as you dont pour the water in like a mad man. I...
Forum: Plants 12-14-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,425
Posted By bcosta08is
I also ordered mine from liveaquaria.com. 12 pots...

I also ordered mine from liveaquaria.com. 12 pots of it! It took 2 nights to seperate it all into 5-10 strand clumps and I cut a good inch inch/half off the top and also trimmed the roots a little....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By bcosta08is
@lauraleellbp.. The test I took today the ammonia...

@lauraleellbp.. The test I took today the ammonia is at 2.0 ppm. Will try and do daily water changes from here on out and will prob setup the co2 this weekend. Thanks
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By bcosta08is
Thanks Hoppy. I was thinking the same thing but...

Thanks Hoppy. I was thinking the same thing but the tester did come with a quality service slip that states a calibration of the device was done on 9/16/2010 and shows all the test values. When I saw...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By bcosta08is
@lauraleellbp. I dont plan on putting any...

@lauraleellbp. I dont plan on putting any livestock in for at least a month or so.. I havent been doing daily changes but have been doing them every couple of days.. With my work schedule its hard to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By bcosta08is
Thanks for the quick response! I just received a...

Thanks for the quick response! I just received a Milwaukee PH600 meter and thats where I got those readings from.. I tested with my Aqua PH test and got a reading more towards 6.0 for the tank and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By bcosta08is
Unhappy Very low PH of 4.3! HELP!

Hello everyone, I recently setup a 55 gallon planted tank with ADA Aquasoil Amazonia 2 and two fairly large pieces of driftwood. As of the other day all the plants are in and seem to be doing well. I...
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