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Forum: Substrate 01-20-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,230
Posted By anonapersona
doing by parts

I've read that you ought to do a good cleaning in parts, 1/3 or 1/4 at a time. Pull the plants, gravel vac and replant. I never did that but after 5 years the entire tank was declining, the red...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By anonapersona
Keeping the pH low is not the objective, as low...

Keeping the pH low is not the objective, as low pH is more acidic and damages pipes. The CO2 in tap water is due to the high pressure that the mains are kept at which is required to get the water to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By anonapersona
polyphosphate?

So, now we wonder if polyphosphate is a problem? Ever tested fro phosphate and seen high values? I don't know if it'd show, any chemists here??


Dan, did you ask about oxygen content?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-09-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,849
Posted By anonapersona
Hate 'em

I hate the look of tatoos.

Especially when they run a bit, so it just looks like a blue black bruise or gangrene or a malignant skin cancer, ick. Especially tatoos on women, especially on older...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2006, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By anonapersona
portable GFI

I have a bright yellow GFI that plugs into the wall, got at Sears, on sale, sometime ago. It has one 3 prong outlet and the two switches to test and reset. It was deeply discounted, maybe to $4. I'll...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,736
Posted By anonapersona
better - from Walmart $12

http://www.fireshield.com/

This power strip is actually recommended for use with aquariums. About $12 from Walmart.

You have to be careful with the ones from the hardware store, some of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By anonapersona
When the CO2 gas bubbles up through the water...

When the CO2 gas bubbles up through the water inside the bubble counter, most of the yeast spores (or protein ?) will be removed into the water. So, you will want to open the bubble counter every so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-02-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By anonapersona
Someone once looked at this stuff under a...

Someone once looked at this stuff under a microscope and reported it was rod shaped things. Yeast is rod shaped. Yeast is known to travel through the air. It is likely that this slime is actually...
Forum: Algae 02-02-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By anonapersona
Except... you are not in the zone that vurb...

Except... you are not in the zone that vurb expected.

You do not likely have CO2 at 30 ppm, or even at 15 ppm with one Hagen on a 29 gallon tank.

And, one more thing to look at, you need to be...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-01-2006, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By anonapersona
picnics vs restaurants

Oh, yes! some of the best things we experienced were when I noticed a poster for an exhibit of photos from the end of the war in Paris or a flower exhibition or a horse show. If you are not on a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-01-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By anonapersona
Acurel... is that an algae treatment product? If...

Acurel... is that an algae treatment product? If so, that may be it.

Most of the algae treatments are flocculants, they gum up the water, making the green water algae stick together in big enough...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-31-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By anonapersona
pickpockets

Um, one was on the subway in Paris (picking the backpack as I watched him bump into my sister) the next was in Barcelona (stealing that backpack from under a chair in sandwich shop). The mob of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-30-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By anonapersona
Money

Check your credit card to see if you can use it at ATMs in Europe. You must have a 4 digit PIN number. You also want to notify the credit card that you will be out of the country, they run these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,735
Posted By anonapersona
I meant to say I have 1/2" insulated board, from...

I meant to say I have 1/2" insulated board, from hardware store, about $8 for a 4'x8' sheet. Comes in a nice blue (also pink but some places have blue) that is good insulation value and a bubbly...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2006, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,458
Posted By anonapersona
2 strips, 2 timers, two 3xplug

I have a GFI protected strip (FireShield, $12 Walmart) that goes to the tank. On it is 2 digital timers and the lead to the second strip. The first digital timer has a 3xplug (all in a row not T...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By anonapersona
turn that light down!

You need to turn off one of those lights!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2006, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By anonapersona
does the tap water have nitrates and phosphates???

You need to know whether she is writing from parts of Europe that have high levels of nitrates and phosphates in the tap water. There are areas where high levels of those essential nutrients are...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-28-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By anonapersona
Lots of advice!

I have lots of advice...

Learn how to say a few things in the language of each country you visit. Please, Thank you, Where is... that sort of thing. It is simply good manners. While most people in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2006, 09:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,735
Posted By anonapersona
If it is the heater, add insulation

If you think the high cost is due to heating the tank, then you might consider adding insulation to the back of the tank to maintain temperature better. Glass lets a lot of heat out. I have 1/2"
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,735
Posted By anonapersona
That is the NIMBY price. All those cars and homes...

That is the NIMBY price. All those cars and homes yet no one is willing to drill off the coasts to get cheaper oil and gas.
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By anonapersona
I have a 300 Watt Hydor inline on a 110 gallon...

I have a 300 Watt Hydor inline on a 110 gallon discus tank, rock steady at 82.5 degrees. The tank is insulated on the back and room temp is 68 to 80 degrees winter to summer. I've never seen the temp...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-22-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By anonapersona
I've only moved empty tanks

I only moved tanks that were totally empty.

A) the tank is mighty heavy alone
B) even a little water tends to slosh as you carry it
C) gravel seems to release noxious things and fish die the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By anonapersona
Sounds like my discus deaths

50% water change with well water, CO2 injection... gasping fish, dead fish.

I vote for low O2 water combined with high CO2 from well water plus CO2 injection for high CO2 rates that make low O2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By anonapersona
This is a 105 gallon aquarium, and a cap is...

This is a 105 gallon aquarium, and a cap is probably 5 ml. Looks like I can add a whole lot more on those days when it looks like there is a problem. (I am not going to age water to get it aerated...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-19-2006, 08:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,265
Posted By anonapersona
Yes, exactly, a lot of CO2 AND low O2 at the same...

Yes, exactly, a lot of CO2 AND low O2 at the same time.

FWIW, the last time I noticed the fish having trouble I did turn the HOT output upwards to ruffle the surface more and it made little...
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