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Forum: Plants 02-15-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By cprash
Is this a new addition to your tank? Assuming...

Is this a new addition to your tank? Assuming your lighting and ferts are fine, lotus leaves melt away when disturbed or placed in a new tank. Mine sent up new leaves a week later.
Forum: Plants 01-06-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By cprash
Heh. I've been pruning and replanting...

Heh. I've been pruning and replanting religiously. I have a nice, low rotala forest, but cant get them too high. Hoping the tiger lilly provides some shade in the future. Mine are rotala gia lai,...
Forum: Plants 01-06-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By cprash
Bendy rotala stems in high light

http://i.imgur.com/U9LqG.jpg

Aside from shading, what are my options? I do regular dosing of ferts (~20ppm nitrates) and medium co2.

They clearly like the high light, sending out roots,...
Forum: Fish 01-05-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By cprash
Thanks. Good eye! Yes, those are eques.

Thanks. Good eye! Yes, those are eques.
Forum: Fish 01-05-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By cprash
Is this Nannostomus Beckfordi?

I'm a collector of Pencilfish and picked three of these up at the store yesterday. They resemble my Nannostomus Nitidus in behavior and body form, except the top half of their bodies are a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-22-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By cprash
Thanks, i didn't know that. I'm targeting...

Thanks, i didn't know that.

I'm targeting 4dkh to avoid unpredictable ph swings, mostly as my water is very unbuffered.

To get down to 6.6 (from ~7.2) should I use the buffer combination (1...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-22-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By cprash
Keeping a stable kH in low ph

I need to get my ph down to 6.5 - 6.7 for the livestock I keep. I do however, want to keep the kh between 3 - 6. Is there anyway to achieve this balance?

I inject co2, my tap water is soft but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By cprash
Yep, has a solenoid, off at 2:30ish, depending on...

Yep, has a solenoid, off at 2:30ish, depending on how the drop checker looks
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-06-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By cprash
How fast to increase CO2 level?

Since upgrading to a power diffuser, My drop checker turns yellow-green in half (10am - ~2:30pm) the time it used to take the ceramic diffuser (lots of waste there). I run an airstone at night, for...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-04-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By cprash
Well, that answers just about everything. Thank...

Well, that answers just about everything. Thank you!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-03-2012, 03:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By cprash
I've got a few, but since the last two posts are...

I've got a few, but since the last two posts are on Donnie Yen, here's my favorite clip (that isn't those two)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=wd85vpx0Ud0#t=245s
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-02-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By cprash
Crushed Coral - Is it sustainable?

I was talking to a fellow TPT'er about peat and she mentioned that peat, contrary to public perception, is not renewable (in fact, its much closer to a fossil fuel) and is not harvested sustainably....
Forum: Aquascaping 11-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By cprash
Large, dominating crypt

I'm looking for a crypt species to be the centerpiece of my tank. It's a 29gal, 18 inches high. Tank was med-high light and co2, mostly inert, gravel substrate with some flourite. Suggestions?
Forum: Plants 11-01-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By cprash
Splitting a moss ball (marimo)

I had a brown-ish marimo and I tore the outside off, giving the (still) green center away. The part I stripped away is green on the inside. If I were to wrap that around a stone, would it grow?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-30-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By cprash
All you need right now is aeration. Depending on...

All you need right now is aeration. Depending on the water temp, Prime might be making less oxygen available. Since you dont have an emergency pump, lay off the Prime for now, get some natural...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-28-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By cprash
Cyanoacrylate is safe and inert right? I keep...

Cyanoacrylate is safe and inert right? I keep hearing about it supposedly leeching things into the tank.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-26-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By cprash
Nope, no excel. Do use Flourish Trace at the...

Nope, no excel. Do use Flourish Trace at the prescribed dose
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By cprash
My first two went down, probably because of low...

My first two went down, probably because of low kH. The tank is better buffered now though, hovering around 4 - 5 dkh


Nitrates - I got around 40ppm on the liquid test. That's about double what...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By cprash
I really hope that's the case. I like these...

I really hope that's the case. I like these guys.

I think I remember us talking about Nerites being able right themselves a few months ago. Turns out, they can! Though it did it when I wasn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-25-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By cprash
How lethargic are your Nerites

I've had this set of Nerites for about a week. One is stationary above the waterline and the other one has been in its shell. Both have been like this for two days. Prior to that, they wouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By cprash
Whoa, thanks for the graphic and explanation. ...

Whoa, thanks for the graphic and explanation. I'm grabbing a more reliable one later today, I'm pretty sure this one is dead.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By cprash
Yes, I had it vertical last year, horizontal this...

Yes, I had it vertical last year, horizontal this year. Odd
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By cprash
It's 100 watts I believe. I'm not going to...

It's 100 watts I believe. I'm not going to monkey around with heaters, I'll grab a new one tomorrow. Would hate to risk it.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By cprash
My clicking is a little bit closer to what Public...

My clicking is a little bit closer to what Public Alias has going on. It also didn't make the on/off click last winter.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By cprash
Knocking, clicking sound from heater

I have an All-Glass Aquariums heater than came with my Aqueon 29 tank. Worked exceptionally well last winter. I figured out that the noise was coming from the heater after I had unplugged it for a...
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