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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Sadly it would all depend on the type of plants....

Sadly it would all depend on the type of plants. Is someone going to feed the fish? maybe they could turn lights on and off?

I don't think it would hurt to leave the lights on then. But you may...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Get a $5.00 timer real quick. It will help.

Get a $5.00 timer real quick. It will help.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 888
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Unless you are doing more than 70% water change,...

Unless you are doing more than 70% water change, just lower the heater horizontally and they should be fine left on. Thats how all are place in my 7 tanks. It's just one less thing to worry about...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Yes, lots of "dirt" came up, but I felt that was...

Yes, lots of "dirt" came up, but I felt that was bad thats why I deep cleaned the entire tank.

Although my water quality is good (ph 6.4, tds 100/120, kh 1 or 2, gh 5, nitrate/nitrite 0, ammonia...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Since I have thinned out my plants to about half...

Since I have thinned out my plants to about half of what I had due to reconfiguring my design, I did a few weeks of deep cleaning the substrate. the next thing I knew my cories and a few neon tetras...
Forum: Substrate 01-03-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Damaging my Substrate?

Hello friends,

Since my 9 discus in my 95 gallon planted tank have grown to over 6" each and with my cory cleaning crew and a few golden rams, there is a lot of bio going into the substrate (100%...
Forum: Fish 12-15-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
My water is perfect for the most part. 0...

My water is perfect for the most part. 0 nitrate/nitrite and ammonia, ph 6.2, kh 1, gh 3, RO/Tap 80/20%, phosphate .25, pressurized co2, T5 lighting (2 6500k bulbs), only 2 bulbs though not all 4....
Forum: Fish 12-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,916
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
My discus are all over 5+ inches and some...

My discus are all over 5+ inches and some reaching just over 6" in my 95 gallon planted tank. I have not seen any discus not growing in a planted tank unless the tank it self is over-crowded with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thanks everyone for advice. I was able to find it...

Thanks everyone for advice. I was able to find it at my local Menards.

Now, since it is in crystal form, is there a dosing chart for usage for say cleaning plants, snail removal and so on?
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-07-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Is this the reason why CRS S+ and SS are so...

Is this the reason why CRS S+ and SS are so expensive? I been wanting about 30 or 40 of these shrimp but the prices are so high. Now I know why, what a shame. I thought these shrimp breed like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-07-2011, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thanks, thats the only place I did not try. I can...

Thanks, thats the only place I did not try. I can order it online as well but I thought about trying to find it locally first.

Thanks,

Jeff
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,904
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Where to find Potassium Permanganate

Hello friends,

I am sure I may have missed a thread or two relating to PP, but after reading a few old post, some state that you can find PP in liquid form at Ace, Sears, Home Depot and Lowes...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 287
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Re-designing Shrimp Tank help

Hello friends,

I have a 30 gallon Red Cherry shrimp tank that I want to re-design. I have lots of tall growing plants and I want to remove some of them and open the tank up a bit. It looks very...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-02-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
I want someone to sell me 40 CRS SS for a good...

I want someone to sell me 40 CRS SS for a good deal for Christmas.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-18-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
CRS & Snails?

Hello friends,

I "had" some nice CRS S+, about 20 in my 20 gal planted tank. They were doing fine until I had a snail outbreak, then I noticed I started losing my CRS (sniff, sniff). I picked up...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,433
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
He has a homemade co2 with one bubble every 2-3...

He has a homemade co2 with one bubble every 2-3 seconds. Not much going in just enough to help plants. The heater was only on for emergency he said because its been real cold here at night. and his...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,433
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
After testing my nephews CRS water to make sure...

After testing my nephews CRS water to make sure thats not why all his shrimp died (temp reached over 88 deg for a few days, heater broke) his water parameters are;

temp 75
kh 0-1
gh 5
ph 6.4 -...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,859
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
The taller an aquarium, and length would require...

The taller an aquarium, and length would require a much thicker glass for support; so yes, this can be expensive. You can try CraigsList but I doubt you would find anything taller than 24". My 95...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-11-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thank you everyone, I appreciate your advice and...

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your advice and ideas.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thanks for the advice. I will take the temp...

Thanks for the advice.

I will take the temp down but the room does not get under 74. Hope that will be better. The kh is 1 and the gh is about 3 right now. I did forget to mention that. Hopefully...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-10-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Shrimp Advice Needed

Hello friends,

I have a 30 gallon tank setup (an establish tank for over a year, just converted to shrimp) for CRS up for about 3 months now with a dozen CRS SS shrimp. The water parameters are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-28-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. I...

Thank you everyone for the great suggestions. I will look for Assian Snails.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Snail Outbreak in Shrimp Tank

Hello friends,

I have a very nice 30 gallon shrimp tank going and with the addition of one plant from a member here, 2 weeks later, I have a major snail outbreak happening.

Because of the...
Forum: Lighting 09-14-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
6500K bulbs are always recommended for plants.

6500K bulbs are always recommended for plants.
Forum: Lighting 09-04-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By DiscusLoverJeff
Thank you Mach, I will look into that!

Thank you Mach, I will look into that!
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