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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-07-2017, 07:10 PM
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Posted By pirasha
seachem flourite sand :) I wouldn't use it for...

seachem flourite sand :) I wouldn't use it for bottom dwellers like cories...the finer silt gets stirred up easily. but for non-bottom dwellers or smaller guys like shrimp it's great.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-03-2017, 07:31 PM
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Views: 23,411
Posted By pirasha
Here's mine :)

Here's mine :)
Forum: Substrate   03-02-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By pirasha
Apologies. it looks brown with specs of red...

Apologies.

it looks brown with specs of red and black. I should note that the grains are not uniform; they are different sizes, shapesm and colors...it's more natural looking IMO but if you're...
Forum: Equipment   02-23-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By pirasha
Lid advice?

Hey guys...those of you who use lids what do you use?

The tank I've got is an odd size...I believe it's around 3.7 gallons? the dimension are about 11.5"x7.5" if I am remembering correctly. The...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By pirasha
Okay new update: Added a pair of peacock...

Okay new update:
Added a pair of peacock gudgeons a gew weeks ago they are doing great and Iwill be adding some neo shrimp soon....hopefully they will not become food but we shall see.

I did...
Forum: Substrate   02-23-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By pirasha
My bad, sorry for the late response, here's some...

My bad, sorry for the late response, here's some pics for you. This first pic is dry on white paper, the second is in water, the third is with the substrate disturbed a bit to get a better...
Forum: Substrate   02-22-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By pirasha
hmm I'd say it's probably a little finer than...

hmm I'd say it's probably a little finer than that but I can't say for sure. If you can wait a few hours until I get home from work I'll play with some I've got left over at home and post a bunch of...
Forum: Substrate   02-22-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By pirasha
I have this Flourite sand and HOLY CRAP IS IT...

I have this Flourite sand and HOLY CRAP IS IT FINE. It looks (and acts) like that fine silt you kick up if you're walking in a stream or pond, it's really very difficult to see the different...
Forum: Plants   02-21-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,634
Posted By pirasha
Kinda of going off what Marylandguppy said ...

Kinda of going off what Marylandguppy said

I've had a lot of luck with tissue cultures...mostly because they've already established a decent root system so you can tell individual plants from each...
Forum: Fish   02-16-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By pirasha
...breaking via hammering...how on EARTH did I...

...breaking via hammering...how on EARTH did I not think of that????


THANKS GUYS!!!!
Forum: Fish   02-16-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By pirasha
Frozen cubes too large

Hey guys,

what does everyone do if a cube of frozen bloodworms or such is just too much for your fish?

Case in point - I've got a pair of Peacock Gudgeons. They are great and eating frozen food...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-03-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By pirasha
Oh man...I did not realize it's been so long...

Oh man...I did not realize it's been so long since I updated. I'm sorry about that guys!
Anyway...FINALLY got my CO2 adapter after a few mail mishaps; so my tank was officially flooded Nov 23, 2016:...
Forum: Plants   11-11-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By pirasha
Thanks for all the suggestions guys; I mostly...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys; I mostly knew that in the back of my mind already just needed the reminder to keep my impatience in check.
I do have a question though:
So once I get my CO2 set...
Forum: Plants   11-09-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By pirasha
IntotheWRX Hmm thanks..guess I just have to...

IntotheWRX

Hmm thanks..guess I just have to work on patience (siiiigh..worst part of a new tank). And I do actually take the plastic wrap off the tank each morning when I get in and let the tank...
Forum: Aquascaping   11-09-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By pirasha
I think it all depends on what/how you want to...

I think it all depends on what/how you want to plant and what you like.

The first pic (what I think you're referring to Island?) but when you plant you've to to keep all the focus on the center of...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-09-2016, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By pirasha
Update 11/9/2016 Still no CO2...getting...

Update 11/9/2016

Still no CO2...getting antsy but plants are still looking good :)
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I actually agree that the right branch is a little distracting when looking from the tank...
Forum: Plants   11-09-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By pirasha
Dry-Start - when does it do more harm then good?

Hey guys.

So I started my tank dry-start method 3 weeks ago (Dwarf Baby Tears, Monte Carlo, Alternanthera Reneckii "mini", Lobelia Cardinalis, Hygrophila Corymbosa). Everything looks great and I'm...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By pirasha
Pest snails are a great food source for these...

Pest snails are a great food source for these guys! You can certainly try to set up a jar for them to breed in...but I swear these things are the SLOWEST breeders when you want them to. I can't...
Forum: Fish   11-04-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By pirasha
I'd go with just one pea as well. I've had them...

I'd go with just one pea as well. I've had them before - AWESEOME little fish but they are adorable little monsters. 5.5 would result in a lot of nipping.

One thing to note is that these guys can...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-04-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By pirasha
3 Gallon work tank (Pic heavy)

Adding Current pic first for interested parties :)

current 2/23/17

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Forum: Fish   11-03-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,470
Posted By pirasha
This is an interesting conundrum. How do you draw...

This is an interesting conundrum. How do you draw the line between being okay with selective breeding for color but not body? Genetics are genetics; if you fiddle with one thing you're fiddling with...
Forum: Fish   10-25-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By pirasha
I'd say you're correct with the bacterial...

I'd say you're correct with the bacterial infection. I'm thinking it's probably fungus - fungus usually appears after an injury, wounds appear white and can become cottony (so it all fits in your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-25-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By pirasha
I used to work at pet****; We used a potassium...

I used to work at pet****; We used a potassium permanganate solution; you'd add a splash of the solution to water (the solution is purple) and that's what the net is stored in while not in use.
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Forum: Lighting   10-14-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By pirasha
3 gallon lighting- should I change?

Hey Guys,
So I've for a Wave Point 8 Watt clamp light ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-14-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By pirasha
Hello! Sound like you and I are in the same...

Hello!

Sound like you and I are in the same boat! Although I still can't quite afford and ADA tank...rather jealous about that but AWESOME for you!

As far as Ferts go this link is SUPER helpful...
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