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Forum: Algae   01-20-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,730
Posted By MantisX
Phosgard has eliminated every bit of bba in my 20...

Phosgard has eliminated every bit of bba in my 20 gallon. I'll know what to do if it ever shows up in my larger tank. I don't know why this works, but it does. No signs of plants slowing down either.
Forum: Aquascaping   10-20-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By MantisX
I have no helpful comments but that betta is...

I have no helpful comments but that betta is awesome!
Forum: Equipment   10-18-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 111
Posted By MantisX
1/2 inline heater to 5/8 filter

Hi all,

I'm setting up a 75 gallon soon and will be breaking down my 20 gallon. I have a hydor inline heater that has 1/2 inlets that I used with a eheim 2213. Do you guys think it would impede...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-17-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By MantisX
Give them away to someone? Seems like a lot of...

Give them away to someone? Seems like a lot of effort to kill them rather than feeding them to some fish.
Forum: Algae   08-13-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By MantisX
Thanks guys, I did a full dose of the EM and in...

Thanks guys, I did a full dose of the EM and in 24 hours, its all gone! Now to figure out the root cause and hope it doesnt come back. I lost a few plants though due to it blanketing everything so...
Forum: Algae   08-10-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By MantisX
Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I have...

Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I have enacted most of them and did a big clean on the tank and filter.

Where are you guys getting your erythromycin from?

Thanks
MantisX
Forum: Algae   08-04-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By MantisX
I am defeated. BGA

First let me say I'm going to break this tank down and get a new everything. EVERYTHING. I've been keeping tanks for years and never got this stuff like this. My purpose here is just to find where I...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By MantisX
Haha I said this before I started reading the...

Haha I said this before I started reading the thread! It was weird saying it out loud and then reading it as someones comment.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-09-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By MantisX
I do have a sponge filter on my inlet. Both...

I do have a sponge filter on my inlet. Both shrimp are first timers(to my knowledge) so perhaps thats it. I will wait around and see if some little guys show up in the next weeks or so.

Thanks!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-09-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By MantisX
Cherry shrimp had eggs on her, but no babies?

This has happened twice so far. I have 2 cherry shrimp that were preggers, but once I notice the eggs are gone from them, I dont spot any babies in the tank.

They are in a 7 gallon edge. Is there...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-02-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,333
Posted By MantisX
Lileaeopsis can be a slow grower. If you plan to...

Lileaeopsis can be a slow grower. If you plan to get a lot of it initially, I think youll be able to deal with its slow growth. Hairgrass grows a little quicker.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-07-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,428
Posted By MantisX
I was killing them left and right with every...

I was killing them left and right with every water change. Treated and everything. Gave no damns and I just top it off now. Now I have pregnant shrimp and 0 deaths. Not telling you to do it, but it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-02-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By MantisX
The many mysteries of freshwater aquariums. I...

The many mysteries of freshwater aquariums. I stopped doing anything to my shrimp tank other than an occasional top off and they are doing better than they ever have when I gave a poop.
Forum: Fish   07-22-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By MantisX
Female, final answer.

Female, final answer.
Forum: Plants   07-15-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,997
Posted By MantisX
Try this on for size. Same thing is happening to...

Try this on for size. Same thing is happening to my repens in my 20 long high tech. However, I can take the melting, almost dead stem and put it my wife's little 8 gallon upstairs with NO co2 and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-27-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,670
Posted By MantisX
Very nice video sir. Really enjoyed the music....

Very nice video sir. Really enjoyed the music. Cant wait to see it grow in!

MantisX
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-29-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By MantisX
Ive had shrimp shipped to me and the weather was...

Ive had shrimp shipped to me and the weather was in the low teens one night and 8 degrees the next. Every single one made it. HOWEVER, the packaging was amazing. It was styrofoamed, insulated, a heat...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,757
Posted By MantisX
Hi, for a heater I used one of the nano heaters...

Hi, for a heater I used one of the nano heaters by petsmart. Its a 7.5 watt that I have wedged in the filter between the filter media and the filter housing. So far its working great. It keeps the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,927
Posted By MantisX
The nutrafin cycle didnt go well for me. Maybe I...

The nutrafin cycle didnt go well for me. Maybe I got a bad batch. It clouded my water, then cleared, but none of the parameters budged for weeks. I dosed 2ppm of ammonia to start and that hardly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,927
Posted By MantisX
My experience with tetra safe start

I just wanted to share my experience with TSS. I have a 6g edge that was taking forever to cycle. Ammonia was around 2ppm and nitrites were off the chart. I bought a bottle of TSS and dumped in half....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By MantisX
Dumped half a bottle of tetra safe start in my...

Dumped half a bottle of tetra safe start in my edge and I can see all kinds of critters swimming around. I'm predicting it'll move along now

MantisX
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-16-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By MantisX
I'm having a hard time getting my edge to cycle...

I'm having a hard time getting my edge to cycle too. I can't get nitrites to drop to save my life. My snails seem to be ok but I'm really ready to add some more creatures.

I even took some media...
Forum: Substrate   01-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By MantisX
I ended up using a bag and a half because I...

I ended up using a bag and a half because I wanted it slightly thicker in the back. 1 bag would work just fine though.

MantisX
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,930
Posted By MantisX
Looks like brown diatom algae to me. If the tank...

Looks like brown diatom algae to me. If the tank is fairly new, this happens to everyone. Should go away in a few weeks
Forum: Lighting   12-31-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By MantisX
I run both, but I'm an idiot. The planted plus...

I run both, but I'm an idiot. The planted plus runs 11hrs with the fugeray on 5 of those 11 hours. Fantastic plant growth but I have thread algae.

Honestly my tank did great with just a fugeray...
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