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  1. brownmane
    09-30-2011 03:31 PM - permalink
    Just an update on the plants you sent me. They look very nice and are settling in fine. Leone
  2. corry
    08-17-2011 08:58 PM - permalink
    Hi Byron just another question re my planted tank, I have 2 x 30W 10,000 K fluoro lights in the hood and I keep them on for approx 12 hours a day. I have a space in the hood for another shorter globe, do you think I need more light or maybe a coloured light for the plants. I really want a beautiful planted tank with lush plants. Sorry about all the questions but I know you are the planted tank expert :o)

    I need to ask some questons so I'll PM you on this. Byron.
  3. corry
    08-17-2011 10:34 AM - permalink
    Hi Byron, just a quick question. Is "Prime" okay for a planted tank? Since I have been using Prime my plants don't seem to be doing as well, not sure if this is a coincidence?? Also do you recommend "Flourish" for a planted tank, thanks Corry

    I would not use Prime unless necessary, i.e., to deal with ammonia, nitrite or nitrate in tap water or the tank at the start. Conditioners that do more than what is required are not beneficial, and may be the opposite as they are impacting the natural process. Select a conditioner that performs the tasks needed and nothing more, and this depends upon what is in your tap water.

    Flourish Comprehensive Supplement is a good liquid plant fertilizer; once or twice a week depending upon other nutrient sources (tap water, fish load, etc) and the plant species. Byron.
  4. jimtuc
    08-13-2011 02:42 PM - permalink
    Hi Byron, I have some ?'s I need answered and you have helped me in the past. I bought a 75 gall. tank and wanted a malawi setup. so i went to the lfs after the tank cycled bought some yell. labs. after a week I went back and bought socolofi and there was jewels there which the sales person would be o.k. But after research it sounds like they're not as compatable as I was told. since then I added rusties. so for i hadn't any trouble but after posts by you on other topics, I don't trust current temperments. Do the jewels need to go? One of them turned a gorgeous red I love and would hate to part with, but I feel I am going to have to relocate these jewels. I haven't seen any aggression in my tank. One of the socolofi does command a corner though(he chases everyone out). I would really like your thoughts on this! Thanks, Jim
  5. brackish1
    08-05-2011 05:20 PM - permalink
    its so rare to see a Moderator of ANY forum with a fan club! There a few Mods on other fishy forums who could take a leaf out of yr book :) Nothing worse than being made to feel like a numpty when peopel are starting out and unfortunately I see that alot.^5 :)
  6. Neil D
    07-28-2011 10:10 AM - permalink
    Neil D
  7. corry
    07-19-2011 05:06 PM - permalink
    Hi Byron, just thought would let you know that I think my tank has cycled :o) yesterday I got ammonia 0, nitrite 0 and nitrate 5. I am very happy, thanks for your great advice over the weeks, Corry
  8. jeppun21
    06-09-2011 12:10 PM - permalink
    happy late bday
  9. jeppun21
    06-09-2011 12:09 PM - permalink
    Hey byron.. was wondering what your thoughts are on this.. I moved around some fish and i put my 6 neons, 3 sparkling gouramis, and 1 mystery snail in my ten gallon tank... can i add more fish or is this enough? Thanks man, you've been very helpful

    I consider that max, except a small substrate fish would be OK, eg. a trio of corys or a whiptail catfish. B.
  10. Guppie luver
    04-09-2011 06:46 PM - permalink
    Guppie luver
    Happy late B day byron

    Thank you; you are all kind. B.

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  • About Byron
    Vancouver, BC Canada
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    Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
    Vancouver, BC, Canada

    The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

    Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]


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