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  1. Oldfishlady
    12-08-2011 05:49 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Soil based tanks can go anaerobic and this is one of the reason for a lot of stem plants-their roots will bring oxygen into the soil to prevent this but they need time.... so the trumpet snails are generally used to do this for you and if you don't have them you can poke the soil a couple of times a week with a chopstick or something until the roots of the plants get going...I wouldn't recommend stirring the soil...just poke it.....you know your soil went anaerobic by a rotten eggs smell....
  2. Draug Isilme
    12-08-2011 02:12 PM - permalink
    Draug Isilme
    Hey, OFL ^.^ If you don't remember me, I posted a forum about whether or not to keep my filter in my 5g NPT. Anyway, I was wondering about toxic gas being built up in my substrate. I thought that the roots from my plants (the wisteria and microsword) would help prevent that from happening, but I just came across another forum that was talking about having a 5g NPT and they were wanting trumpet snails and talking about how it would keep gases from building up under the substrate... so, um... should I be stirring my substrate more often and still do it even when the microsword carpets the ground and the roots grow in? I'm so confused >.<
  3. Sakura8
    12-04-2011 08:30 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Okay, thanks for the advice, OFL. If I find anything out, I'll let you know. :)
  4. Oldfishlady
    12-04-2011 10:10 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Sorry, I have no idea how to rid your planted tank of camallanus worms...I would research their life cycle for the answer....sorry I couldn't help.....
  5. Sakura8
    12-04-2011 12:27 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    OFL, will praziquantel sufficiently sterilize a planted tank of camallanus worms? Otherwise, how do I sterilize a planted tank? These camallanus worms are tenacious buggers.
  6. inkrealm
    11-25-2011 10:43 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    alright sent a message to check which I'm looking for for tannin.... also update on my boy, I have confirmed fin regrowth beginnings, thank God... he also surprised me this evening with a little shimmer in his fins that I haven't seen in..... ever actually... so I'm very hopeful... ^-^
  7. Oldfishlady
    11-25-2011 04:23 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I have used Red Oak without any problems.....
  8. fishy friend2
    11-25-2011 03:11 PM - permalink
    fishy friend2
    hello OFL, can i use red oak leaves to release natural tannin in the water, because right now i am using live oak leaves and i dont have enough anymore, but i have an abundance of red oak leves right now
  9. Oldfishlady
    11-25-2011 02:27 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    If you are doing Aquarium salt (sodium chloride) 10 days on the duration of a therapeutic dosage of at least 1tsp/gal with a max of 3tsp/gal...by adding tannin can also be helpful with the combined effects of the antibacterial/fungal properties of both salt and tannins-along with the water changes and good nutrition....
  10. inkrealm
    11-25-2011 01:01 PM - permalink
    inkrealm
    thankyou,,

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