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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cfide
Thanks a lot for the reply. You learn a new thing...

Thanks a lot for the reply. You learn a new thing every day. :) I did not know the colors were a result of breeding.

I do not add any fertilizers because I had bad experiences with it previously....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By cfide
How to get cherries red? And improve CRS colors?

My cherries have a decent pinkish/redish color but not like the ones I see on the internet. Are they missing some nutrient in their diet? Protein maybe? I feed them Wardley's and Hikari algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-16-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By cfide
What kind of fish do you have? 25 tetras will be...

What kind of fish do you have? 25 tetras will be ok in your tank but I do not know about 25 discus.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2006, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By cfide
I started with 2 platies in my tank and ended up...

I started with 2 platies in my tank and ended up with 75+ in a year. They do not seem to have problems with breeding. Java moss would be nice for any kind of fry.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By cfide
Here is my info: Kh 6-11, Ph 6.5-6.8 120...

Here is my info:

Kh 6-11, Ph 6.5-6.8
120 gallon
external co2 reactor
20# co2 tank
run 24/7

lasts about 6 months
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By cfide
Many people use h202 as a spot treatment. I tried...

Many people use h202 as a spot treatment. I tried it and it did not work first. But after couple of treatments I am able to remove BBA from my anubias. I use a syringe to inject h202 near the algae....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-20-2006, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,596
Posted By cfide
I use Pond Lilly Tablets which are made for...

I use Pond Lilly Tablets which are made for aquatic plants. They have macros and some micros in them. 4.99 for a pack of 25(I think)at Orchard Supply. The tabs are big though, I usually break it into...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2006, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By cfide
I have 4 pieces of 2x4s in my crawl space right...

I have 4 pieces of 2x4s in my crawl space right under where the 120 gal tank is. It does not move at all.
Forum: Substrate 01-16-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By cfide
I am swithing to Soilmaster myself. I have used...

I am swithing to Soilmaster myself. I have used Profile until now and I am really satisfied with it. I want to try out Soilmaster because of the color. It cost me $40 to buy enough Profile for a 125...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By cfide
Exactly.. throw it away before it causes more...

Exactly.. throw it away before it causes more problems.. Or replace the entire glass by using some decent silicon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By cfide
If you want to grow plants, you should dedicate...

If you want to grow plants, you should dedicate majority of your budget to lights since you only have 20W. You definitely need more light for plants. You can get something ready made, which ,in this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2005, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By cfide
If you are looking to work with a limited budget,...

If you are looking to work with a limited budget, I would do the following:
1) Substrate: Profile Soil conditioner (50lb bag 15-20$) . This is pretty much one of the cheapest substrates for your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-15-2005, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By cfide
Metal hose clamps. Because, easier to handle,...

Metal hose clamps. Because, easier to handle, more durable, more secure( IMO).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2005, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By cfide
As far as I know, pearling occurs when water is...

As far as I know, pearling occurs when water is saturated with gases. When the byproducts of photosynthesis can no longer dissolve in water, they form bubbles and float to the surface.

For the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-15-2005, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,183
Posted By cfide
You can get couple of giant danios(starter fish,...

You can get couple of giant danios(starter fish, very cheap), which will eat the duckweed in no time. I have 7 in a 150 gallon tank and I dump all the duckweed from my 30 and 15 gallon in there. It...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2005, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By cfide
If the fish are not eating the food before it...

If the fish are not eating the food before it sinks, aren't you feeding too much? When I feed my fish, almost none of the flake food sinks, they eat it immediately.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 698
Posted By cfide
I use Fluval 404(with external CO2 reactor...

I use Fluval 404(with external CO2 reactor attached) and Eheim 2026 on my 125 gallon. The water is really clear and plants/fish are doing well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By cfide
If you go with sword plants and some crypts, I...

If you go with sword plants and some crypts, I think you do not need co2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By cfide
I thought you needed lower nitrate levels for red...

I thought you needed lower nitrate levels for red plants to show up their redness.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-31-2005, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By cfide
I would use Scultz Aquatic Soil or clay...

I would use Scultz Aquatic Soil or clay conditioner(They are supposed to be the same thing). It is much cheaper than other substrates, has high CEC. You can use pond lilly tabs and jobes sticks to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By cfide
I use those tables in my fish+plant tank without...

I use those tables in my fish+plant tank without any problems. It is specially good for plants like swords. I would not use in with shrimp though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2005, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By cfide
i thought SAEs would eat that kind of algea

i thought SAEs would eat that kind of algea
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2005, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By cfide
it souds like it is due to the water change not...

it souds like it is due to the water change not the substrate. Have you treated it for chlorine? You might want to get a water report just to see what is in your water. Also, a big ph swing may be a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2005, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By cfide
i voted riccia. It is ok if you let it float but...

i voted riccia. It is ok if you let it float but otherwise my fish keep picking at it. It is all over the place in the tank tangled between the leaves of other plants. Hrr...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By cfide
I have not had much success with micro sword. It...

I have not had much success with micro sword. It does not grow. It may be because I have coarse grained profile substrate. It is supposed to be fairly easy to grow but I would think glosso is easier....
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