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Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By Wasserpest
Generally, changing pH values due to changing CO2...

Generally, changing pH values due to changing CO2 levels are not fatal to fish. However, too much CO2 can suffocate the fish. You can roughly calculate CO2 levels based on kH values. Generally you...
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Wasserpest
Yes, sand can be a bit compacted and is more...

Yes, sand can be a bit compacted and is more prone to anaerobic conditions than say gravel. A little BGA visible on the front glass is fairly normal too. You can disturb it with an algae scraper (but...
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Wasserpest
Did you do the full EM treatment? With...

Did you do the full EM treatment? With antibiotics, it is important to go through the whole period, even if you think they are receding.

Sounds like you have plenty N - no need to further...
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Wasserpest
Plants, no, I'd say the vast majority of them...

Plants, no, I'd say the vast majority of them does not particularly care about the pH. Shrimp, I'd say many prefer the more neutral over acidic pH. Stable conditions are preferable over shooting for...
Forum: Algae 01-17-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Wasserpest
Yep, usually caused by lack of nutrients!

Yep, usually caused by lack of nutrients!
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Wasserpest
What's wrong with 7.1? :wink:

What's wrong with 7.1? :wink:
Forum: Plants 01-17-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Wasserpest
Honestly don't see anything wrong with either...

Honestly don't see anything wrong with either plant. Keep in mind they are living things, and just like us, age with time, and eventually, yes, die. :icon_frow

As some of the leaves get older,...
Forum: Fish 01-12-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Wasserpest
7 is a lot... Good to have a group of them, as...

7 is a lot... Good to have a group of them, as they are very social, but in 2 years or so when they are grown out they will add quite some bioload to your tank. Oh and liveliness too! They love to...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Wasserpest
Already have a CO2 tank?

Already have a CO2 tank?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-11-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Wasserpest
Not sure which picture you are eye-ing :wink: but...

Not sure which picture you are eye-ing :wink: but it's probably either Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea lotus or such), or Alternanthera reineckii.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-10-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Wasserpest
As you become more successful in growing plants,...

As you become more successful in growing plants, you will have to get used to throwing them out. Or try selling some. I had a 250 gal tank and composted about a 5 gal bucket worth of plants every...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Wasserpest
I think Diana assumed you were saying the...

I think Diana assumed you were saying the indicator solution is growing a biofilm, but I think you are talking about the air/water surface on the bottom of the drop checker. While I don't have a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-08-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,271
Posted By Wasserpest
I would not do it on a regular basis. Even if you...

I would not do it on a regular basis. Even if you do lots of water changes, comparing it to a mountain stream is a bit optimistic. Concentrations of fish excretions will be much higher.

I don't...
Forum: DIY 01-08-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 940
Posted By Wasserpest
Low iron is a bit more expensive, but not 3x as...

Low iron is a bit more expensive, but not 3x as much. Sounds like they don't want your business. I would try a couple more local glass shops. When I purchased a 70x28x0.5 panel, there were offers...
Forum: Plants 01-08-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 776
Posted By Wasserpest
Reminds me of Occam's razor, the simplest answer...

Reminds me of Occam's razor, the simplest answer is usually correct. If your tank is out of NPK (macros), plant growth will be very slow, and hair algae are a pretty sure indicator of nutrient...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-08-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Wasserpest
Just a very personal opinion - the fish won't...

Just a very personal opinion - the fish won't care at all whether a plant originally came from Suriname or Thailand. If you actually looked at South American Black water rivers, in most places they...
Forum: Fish 01-07-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Wasserpest
Mid-water and bottom dwelling fish are usually...

Mid-water and bottom dwelling fish are usually fine. Most Tetras for example. White Clouds are borderline, some will get eaten, others will survive for years. Some fish sleep near the surface and...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,694
Posted By Wasserpest
Happy New Year K! Looks fantastic. Have you ever...

Happy New Year K! Looks fantastic. Have you ever considered doing a nice rimless starphire tank? Hmmmm... All the best for you and your family!
Forum: Algae 01-03-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Wasserpest
One of my earliest memories are of bright green...

One of my earliest memories are of bright green lawns of short hair algae growing on black petrified wood in my dads tank. Looked lovely, but I was never able to duplicate that.
Forum: Substrate 01-02-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Wasserpest
You could use polystyrene foam, widely used as a...

You could use polystyrene foam, widely used as a packaging material, to add some depth, save on substrate, reduce the weight, and prevent "dead spots".

Cut it to size, and then glue some substrate...
Forum: Algae 12-30-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Wasserpest
This brown fuzz could actually be part of the...

This brown fuzz could actually be part of the moss. There is an interesting propagation cycle that they go through, which involves weird looking things like antheridia and sporangia. We usually see...
Forum: DIY 12-26-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Wasserpest
Nice postings. Uncomplicated and really...

Nice postings. Uncomplicated and really inspirational. CO2, whether it comes from fermentation or a pressurized bottle, makes a huge difference for plants, at any aquarium size.

There was a guy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Wasserpest
I dose roughly in a 10:1:5 (NPK) ratio. So I get...

I dose roughly in a 10:1:5 (NPK) ratio. So I get 5lbs of KNO3, 2 or 3 lbs of K2SO4, and 1 lb of KH2PO4.

Don't over-think it... These powders last a long time if you keep them dry.
Forum: Plants 12-26-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Wasserpest
This looks like a typical nitrate/phosphate...

This looks like a typical nitrate/phosphate deficiency to me. However, if there are indeed 10 ppm of it floating around then I am probably wrong. Still, if you don't dose it, getting a 10 ppm level...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-26-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By Wasserpest
40 years planted... with some minor interruptions.

40 years planted... with some minor interruptions.
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