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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've been thinking of switching to flourish comp for my EI micros. I currently use AquariumPlantFoodUK's trace mix but I seem to constantly be encountering micro deficiencies. Has anyone has success with flourish instead of CSM or other trace mixes? Flourish has a higher ratio of iron to other...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Anyone know the copper toxicity/copper LD50 for Amano shrimp? I want to make sure I won't kill them with my ferts! I read somewhere that copper LD50 is 0.07ppm but not sure how accurate that is
  3. For Sale/Trade
    Reducing the number of tanks I'm keeping ans selling my smaller leaf sized anubias collection. I've had these for 3 + years so there's no issue with rhizome rot like you get from sellers who are imported from Asia. Asking $60 shipped payment via Paypal, USPS 2 day priority shipping, , shipping...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Its on ebay so no link, would be great to get some opinions on what people think of this, is it a good for a tank that is using high lights, injected co2 and not particularly hard to keep plants, could this really be used on its own ? Its called Lush Max This is the break down of the stuff...
  5. Tank Journals
    Hi all, I recently set up a new 2.8(ish?) gallon bowl that will eventually make it to my office desk. I'll try to keep track of its progress and post some pics as it goes. I've been itching for some sort of tank at work that can avoid cubicle madness. Boss basically doesn't like wasted energy...
  6. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    My chemist gave me DTPA without any Fe, though I am dosing it as Fe 10% as per the calc. I am dosing as per EI, only Macros and no CSM+B, but instead DTPA. Can I continue to add the DTPA with the macros or buy some Fe and mix it 10% of the DTPA volume and keep dosing it?
  7. Fish
    The university i'm interested in going to (UT) allows fish in 5 gallons or smaller. What are the best "micro" fish that anyone has had experience keeping?
  8. Plants
    I just got a shipment of new plants and OMG are they tiny! One is an Anubias Nana "Stardust" and the other is a Buce Velvet Leaf. The listing said "Tiny" for the buce, but the Stardust just said 6-8 leaves. Anyways, while cute, I was not expecting them to be quite so small. So my question is how...
  9. Tank Journals
    Hey y'all. I wanted to start a topic for the jar I'm making, as an excuse to force myself to take pictures of it and document it's progress. Heavily inspired by Newman's Shrimp Bowl. Equipment: Jar: Anchor Hocking 1 Gallon Glass Jar Low substrate: 1~ inch of API First Layer Pure Laterite Mid...
  10. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I purchased some Christmas Moss 3 days ago and to my surprise I found two little hitchhikers in it. They are Thai Micro Crabs, they're about the size of a dime and fully aquatic. I have seen them only a couple times out and about but seem to hide most of the time. They're still pretty cute...
  11. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I found pretty interesting micro and macro deficiency in plants it is not for aquatic but it give you an idea how they interact each to other. http://www.advancednutrients.com/articles.php?articleID=41#Nitrogen
  12. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've got a new 35 gallon tank planted with Vals, Sagittaria, and 2 types of Swords. The plants died back during tank cycling and it took about a month for this to stop and get to 0 Ammonia and 0 Nitrite. It was capable of cycling a teaspoon of Ammonia over night. I understand tanks well but this...
  13. Equipment
    Does anyone have any experience with the new "micro-thin stone veneer" products? From what I've been able to find, they basically pour a layer of resin onto a flat piece of slate, then peel it up to get the veneer. So the product consists of actual stone and plastic/epoxy/polyester, which...
  14. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    What household products do you guys use to dose your tanks. Right now I'm using spectracide stump remover for potassium nitrate, Fleet Saline Enema for phosphates, and Morton salt substitute for my potassium. For my micros I'm just using Flourish. James planted tank has some nice...
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