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Black brush algae..excess phosphates? by [email protected]
I have been battling BBA for a while now in my 55 gallon freshwater tank. I know that excess phosphates are one contibuting factor. Untill recently I was unable to find a test to tell me what my phosphate levels were. Well, I finally found a phosphate test and it says that the phosphate levels...
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January 29th 11 11:05 AM
by stefenblk Go to last post
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Java Fern/Moss by PiperJason
Hey all, I've been lurking around here a few days and now I have a question about the plants in my tank. For starters all I have is a 2.5 gal tank with one betta in it lit by a 20watt halogen desk lamp. I have water sprites and some other kind of floating plant covering a good part of the tank...
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January 29th 11 11:04 AM
by stefenblk Go to last post
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Black Brush and green algae problems. by .D.E.
I recently redid my substrate last may and replaced it with the Black Oceanic substrate. It looks great and haven't had many problems. I tried to remove any Malaysian trumpet snail eggs from the plants. Now the snails are back, quite a few. Usually 2 every inch of substrate. I have noticed...
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January 29th 11 11:03 AM
by stefenblk Go to last post
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How do i soften my water by Koi-Lo
"Eoghan" wrote in message ... I was wondering if there was an easy way of softening my water. Maybe fiter media or anythin, except rainwater(dont trust it). I want to keep cardinal tetra, rams and...
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January 29th 11 11:01 AM
by stefenblk Go to last post
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Tank Cycling Strategy by Harry Muscle
I'm close to being ready to get my 55G planted tank up and running, which means it's time to figure out how I'm gonna cycle it as well as the quarantine tank, and how/when to introduce the first fish, etc. So I'm wondering if I could get some feedback about what I'm thinking of doing (it's sort of...
January 27th 11 06:01 PM
by smth.kvin Go to last post
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What Can I Legally Say? by Nsty N8
Hello I received BAD service from an online plant dealer. The site was incorrect about what they had in stock, the plants were shipped 2 weeks late and they won't respond to my emails or phone calls. I also received melted plants. What can I say or write without getting myself sued. N8
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January 27th 11 05:59 PM
by smth.kvin Go to last post
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Basic chemistry question by Nemo
What water chemistry parameters would you ideally want in a planted tank? pH, kH and gH? My kH is very low, about 3 dKh causing pH swings. I want to minimise raising the pH. What is the minimum kH needed to maintain a reasonably stable pH? Thanks
January 27th 11 05:58 PM
by smth.kvin Go to last post
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Loach recommendation for small planted tank by Victor Martinez
Hi. I used to have B. striata in my 20g long planted tank (fluorite substrate), but I moved them to the big tank. Now I have too many snails in the little tank, so I'm thinking of adding 1-3 small loaches to be permanent residents. Which species would you recommend? The tank has 4 species of shrimp...
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January 27th 11 05:57 PM
by smth.kvin Go to last post
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Questions about Java Moss by Gerry
I have a 90 gallon that I got 2nd-hand complete with 3 gigantic java ferns and some amazon sword. I've been reading that java moss looks pretty on logs, and I was thinking of adding some. But many LFS (Toronto/Mississauga - Canada) don't stock it, and one even suggested that it's a pest and...
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January 27th 11 05:52 PM
by smth.kvin Go to last post
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Heard about the aquatic plant ban in Texas? Your state next? by Bob Alston
Have you heard about the new legislation (passed legislation!) in Texas whereby a "white list" of approved aquatic plants is being developed by the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife. By January 27, 2011, any one who possesses ANY aquatic plant not on the list will be subject of a fine of $500...
January 5th 11 02:15 PM
by Bob Alston Go to last post
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Availables : More that 3800 Solutions manuals and Test Banks (Part 1) by Nitesbane
"Arthur Decker" wrote in message ... List of Solutions Manuals snip Thanks for this, my fish have been seriously slacking off on their engineering studies. I sense a pop quiz in their near future.
October 12th 10 10:31 PM
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Re by Sarah 312
Hi ..I have lost about 16 Fishes ,since June,I have UV,Filter box etc about 700 Gallons. I wonder if anyone has lost fish as a result of a Foxglove being right next to the pond,it has been there a while and floweredbut I cut it down before it seeded down,this year it had seeded,and with the high...
July 22nd 10 12:48 AM
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Bulbs for a twin tube hood by Andy Pastuszak[_4_]
I have a planted 30 gallon extra high tank with a 24" twin tube strip light I bough a few years ago. It cam with 2 T5 22" bulbs that have since burned out. I manage to find online, 22" 5500K "daylight" T5 bulbs which came in the mail today. Are 5500K bulbs good to use in a planted tank, or...
May 30th 10 12:52 AM
by Andy[_3_] Go to last post
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Red aquarium plants by Richard Sexton
This was my September TFH column about red aquarium plants. http://rs79.vrx.net/works/columns/tfh/2003/Sep/ -- Need Mercedes parts? http://parts.mbz.org Richard Sexton | Mercedes stuff: http://mbz.org 1970 280SE, 72 280SE | Home pages: http://rs79.vrx.net 633CSi 250SE/C 300SD |...
January 24th 10 08:30 AM
by Gerardus Go to last post
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Is the APD list OK ? by Philippe
Posts are sparse... And mine don't show ! Regards,
December 10th 09 01:25 AM
by Richard Sexton Go to last post
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disused watercress beds - what plants ? by stellacress
We have four watercress beds in use, with organic status, and an additional four beds adjacent which we do not want to run water through. They have a shale base and high water table and we are wanting to find a vegetable / plant / herb that would be suitable for those conditions and would be...
June 10th 09 01:22 AM
by Richard Sexton Go to last post
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i love i em by marika[_2_]
http://books.google.com/books?id=0DgEAAAAYAAJ Contains "letters from Generals Washington, Lee and Schuyler, and from John Adams, never before published." More details The lives and services of Major General John Thomas, Colonel Thomas Knowlton, Colonel Alexander Scammel, Major General Henry...
May 30th 09 02:38 AM
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Harvesting azolla by David Hare-Scott
My dam has red azolla (azolla filiculoides) which is a native floating aquatic fern. I would like to harvest it to use it as a mulch and to add to compost. I imagine there are several tons of the stuff. The question is how to gather it. A net scoop would work around the edges but this sounds...
April 1st 09 10:52 PM
by David Hare-Scott Go to last post
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Marimo balls now in retail stores by Bob
Petco near me now has Marimo Balls and Riccia portions for anyone who is interested.
February 25th 09 03:10 PM
by Bob Go to last post
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DIY micronutrients by John Smith[_2_]
I have been experimenting with do it yourself micronutrients. I obtained some hydrochloric acid from Lowes and use it to make ferric chloride, zinc chloride, etc. I obtained some sulfuric acid from a battery company and use it to make ferric sulfate, zinc sulfate, etc. And, of course, only a...
February 25th 09 07:39 AM
by des Go to last post
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