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Green water help. by spiral_72
According to what I have read, GW is little more than a "phase" the aquarium goes through if things get slighly off balance. To my understanding the green cloud almost cures itself. That didn't happen and I have been waiting for about 60 days. * Blackout & WC was suggested for others... it didn't...
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April 15th 11 07:55 PM
by pitterritz Go to last post
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WPG for "very high light" plants? by Bill Stock
The Tropica site lists certain plants as "very high light" requirements. Anyone care to hazard a guess how this translates to WPG? I'm assuming somewhere close to 6 WPG?
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April 15th 11 07:54 PM
by pitterritz Go to last post
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Weird experience with incandescent light bulb plus.... by Daniel Morrow
The swing arm lamp I have above my fancy guppy display and breeding aquarium has been killing incandescent and I am pretty sure fluorescent light bulbs screwed into it. I have a standard 15 watt fluorescent hood light (in a standard aquarium top mount also. It appears to be a lot dimmer all of the...
April 9th 11 05:22 PM
by alexmaark Go to last post
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Plant lights by paul anderson
I have a 55 gal freshwater tank that i am trying to turn into a planted tank. I am curious what is the best yet affordable lighting syatem that i can use. And the same with Co2 and the kinds of fish I should keepin it. Right now it is my Chiclid tank.
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April 9th 11 12:47 AM
by lerryboshman Go to last post
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Lighting for a Planted 29 gal high by JLG
I have one flora glo 20 W- 24 (61 cm)- 25 mm Diameter- T8 bulb for my 29gal high planted aquarium. Is this enough lighting? My fixture can hold two bulbs, should I add another?
April 9th 11 12:44 AM
by lerryboshman Go to last post
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plant morphs under high light/CO2 by [email protected]
Howdy, I've noticed some plants look rather different after growing out in my plant tank from how they looked in the LFS at purchase. On the other hand, some plants appear not to change significantly their morphology. Cases in point: Anacharis - bought at LFS with deep, deep almost...
April 9th 11 12:43 AM
by lerryboshman Go to last post
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lighting / plant update by Cammie
I just replaced all my incandelescent lights with the mini compacts and I just put in an order for new plants at thatpetplace Since I changed my lighting I decided to try a few different types of plants I have never had before, these include onion plants, hornwort, baby tears and bacoba. Anyone...
April 8th 11 10:26 PM
by aldennbell Go to last post
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Plant diagnosis by Graham Ramsay
I wonder if some one would be kind enough to look at this plant: www.ibrox.freeserve.co.uk/images/hygro.gif It's a fast growing plant (I think a Hygro of sorts) and looks to have some kind of deficiency. Searching the web I think it may be Potassium. Can anybody confirm?
April 8th 11 10:17 PM
by aldennbell Go to last post
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java moss and fern by Tony K
"Benjamin Brizzell" wrote in message ... Today I received some Java moss from an internet retailer and I am unsure of how to plant it. Right now I have it sitting on the gravel and it looks really ugly. Maybe this is...
March 22nd 11 10:26 PM
by rogermackk Go to last post
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Which fert should I reduce to cut algae growth? by blank
I have a 75 gal low light (3x 30w fluros) tank with about 50-60% plant cover, and approx 100 small fish (good balance of varieties, including bottom feeders, loaches, corys etc). The plants are all common varieties, eg., java fern, java moss, elodea, amazon swords etc etc. Each week I do a 50%...
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March 21st 11 07:00 PM
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Tall, single stem plant question by Dick
I don't know its name, but I have had it in my 75 gallon tank for years. It has a single stem with small, round leaves radiating from the stem. I have often had to trim the tops as they would reach the top and then lay over on the surface. I started with a few cuttings and transfered them to...
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March 10th 11 08:06 PM
by rogerjackkson Go to last post
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cleaning gravel by john west ++++
hi, the gravel in my tank contains a lot of dirt. i have a syphon but when put it near the gravel it sucks up stones and then clogs up. Is there any neat way to clean away the dirt in the gravel without spooning it all out of the tank. thanking you for any assistance yours john west
March 3rd 11 06:51 PM
by jamyyjhon Go to last post
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Clown Loach in plated tank ?? by Henry
I would like to try two or three Clown Loaches in my 75 gal planted tank. I think they are really neat fish and they should eliminate my snail problem. I do seem to remember hearing that they are very hard on plants however. Is this true? If so, then maybe I don't want them after all. Any input...
February 28th 11 06:18 PM
by jonmiilton Go to last post
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Planted tank by Starfish
Hi Im thinking of replanting my tank (i didnt anchor my plants well and the goldies have had a go at them) So here goes I was thinking of getting one of those shallow rectangular planters, you know the type people use to plant things in and sit tem on the window sill/ledge? The reason for this is...
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February 28th 11 06:17 PM
by jonmiilton Go to last post
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Tape Grass (Val) by Starfish
does this need gravel at all?? can i just weigh these down with plants weights, because i am going to have a very fine scattering of dark coarse sand on the tank bottom. Will this work?
February 28th 11 06:15 PM
by jonmiilton Go to last post
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Do all palnts filter water? by Bawb2u
Just curious if all aquatic plants serve as natural filters or just certain ones. If not which are non-filtering plants?
February 28th 11 06:14 PM
by jonmiilton Go to last post
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55g ready, so now what? by RedForeman
i've decided to go with T8 bulbs, seeing as how I've got several laying around....but how many? Anyone got some recommendations on T8 bulbs??? what kelvin rating? -- RedForeman
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February 18th 11 07:16 PM
by dennaymorison Go to last post
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CO2 question by Ben
Hi all I was reading one of the vast amount of aquaria magazines out there the other day and I came across an ad for a CO2 system called "The CO2 Natural Plant System" by Nutrafin. It looks like a DIY CO2 system using the sugar and yeast meathod but its "professionally built" (if that is any...
February 18th 11 07:15 PM
by dennaymorison Go to last post
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adjusting pH of aquarium water by Paul Wright
Hello all, I was wondering...why is sulfuric acid often used to lower the pH of aquarium water? I thought that it would be more toxic than using something like hydrochloric acid. Do the SO4 ions serve a purpose in the tank? Please let me know. Also, does anyone know the concentration of sulfuric...
February 18th 11 07:14 PM
by dennaymorison Go to last post
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What is the best substrate for a beginner by Robert H
I asked this question as a Poll on Wet Thumb, What substrate would you recommend to a beginner? The choices are Flourite, Eco Complete, Laterite and gravel, peat or soil, amd plain gravel. So far the results are Eco Complete 72% Flourite 11% !!
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February 18th 11 07:13 PM
by dennaymorison Go to last post
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