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Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-10-2015, 11:37 PM
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Posted By Mikaila31
Clove oil is not hard to use. Use a small amount...

Clove oil is not hard to use. Use a small amount like 1 drop mixed slightly into ~4 cups of water or less. Have a container of fresh water with an airstone ready. The most important this is observing...
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By Mikaila31
probably not a big enough tank foot print or they...

probably not a big enough tank foot print or they are just two highly dominate males. Tank stocking isn't bad apart from the tank dimensions and the clown loaches. I would try to break up line of...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   10-12-2014, 10:39 PM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By Mikaila31
Yum! Thats either mold or hard water build up,...

Yum! Thats either mold or hard water build up, neither are harmful.

Clean your tank man
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   10-03-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By Mikaila31
hygrophilia sp.

hygrophilia sp.
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-30-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Mikaila31
Acidifying of the substrate is going to be a...

Acidifying of the substrate is going to be a relative process I believe. In a lake the bedrock is an input of buffers as well as runnoff and groundwater. The substrate is only going to acidify if the...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-23-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Mikaila31
The only natural scenario where high or...

The only natural scenario where high or supersaturated levels of dO2 happen would be in a very high photosynthesis environment where O2 production is in considerable excess of the systems O2 demand...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-22-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,137
Posted By Mikaila31
Redox potential and pH do not correlate with...

Redox potential and pH do not correlate with eachother. pH deals with hydrogen ions, redox is electrons. You can have high pH and low redox, you can have low pH and high redox. Some molecules can...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   03-05-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,842
Posted By Mikaila31
Copper sulfate and levamisole HCl are the two...

Copper sulfate and levamisole HCl are the two preventative meds I use on all quarantined fish. External parasites are extremely common in this hobby. Internal parasites are fairly rare but you can't...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   03-04-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,842
Posted By Mikaila31
I don't own a tank that I haven't used copper...

I don't own a tank that I haven't used copper sulfate in. Its my number one med and I use it as a preventative on all new fish in quarintine regardless of their health. I have a ton of snails too as...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 154
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Posted By Mikaila31
Most lakes and rivers have larger ground water...

Most lakes and rivers have larger ground water inputs then rainwater. But lakes can vary depending on region and elevation. Typically more acidic conditions in heavily rainwater fed locations,...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   02-25-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Mikaila31
There is a fungus among us. The...

There is a fungus among us.



The mycelium in that first pic is pretty awesome.
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   02-08-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,825
Posted By Mikaila31
This...

This (http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/gypsum.html) is the gypsum I currently use. You could go to menards and buy a bag of garden gypsum and that would be just as acceptable, its just a huge bag...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   02-06-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,825
Posted By Mikaila31
Regardless of how much you hate it, Bobs method...

Regardless of how much you hate it, Bobs method is a viable method. May not be the best option but regardless it is viable. My methods are somewhat similar but that has nothing to do here nor there....
Forum: DIY Aquarium   02-04-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,228
Posted By Mikaila31
More people do 50% weekly water changes then your...

More people do 50% weekly water changes then your probably aware of and for good reasons. Multiple water changes(daily or weekly) do not have an affect that is direct to their sum. Simply put you...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-25-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mikaila31
Wattage certainly matters if not much more then...

Wattage certainly matters if not much more then color temp. 6500K is the 'ideal' color for plants, but it is just color. Running lower or higher will not have a significant impact apart from how the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-23-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,750
Posted By Mikaila31
You don't stock by inches of fish. IMO your 55...

You don't stock by inches of fish. IMO your 55 gallon still has a lot of room, easily for a group of 6 rainbows. But I can't say that for certain because stocking depends on species requirements,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-21-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Mikaila31
The cray will likely turn on your fish eventually...

The cray will likely turn on your fish eventually same with the crabs as well. The crabs need land but also need a source of brackish water, without these they usually will not last half a year....
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   06-20-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,750
Posted By Mikaila31
yes you need more females but also turquoise...

yes you need more females but also turquoise should have a much bigger tank like a 55 gallon or you will experience these issues. A 20g is far to small for a proper group.
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-12-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,625
Posted By Mikaila31
( Your correct that CO2 can be calculated on...

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Your correct that CO2 can be calculated on a chart to some degree for the aquarium. This isn't done much anymore since drop checkers came around as charts allowed for too much error. pH is...
Forum: TFK.com Suggestions, Feedback, and Help.   06-05-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By Mikaila31
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/chat/ ...

https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/chat/

click and it should load. If it doesn't then update java and flash.
Forum: TFK.com Suggestions, Feedback, and Help.   06-04-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,726
Posted By Mikaila31
Think the chat room requires you to have 15 posts.

Think the chat room requires you to have 15 posts.
Forum: Cyprinids and Atherinids   06-04-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mikaila31
Agreed they need a group a mix of males and...

Agreed they need a group a mix of males and females is best. Rainbows do breed very easily however mine have never shown any aggression to any other fish apart from rainbows. Mine spawn and...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   06-03-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,577
Posted By Mikaila31
Swords and anubias are both semi-aquatic riparian...

Swords and anubias are both semi-aquatic riparian plants. I would not be surprised if the other two are as well. More aquarium plants are riparian then truly aquatic. You will see some stress from...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   04-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,790
Posted By Mikaila31
I would not worry about anything like that at...

I would not worry about anything like that at all. While snails can serve as an intermediate host for some parasites the chances of this being so with captive bred apple snails is very very slim. Its...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   04-14-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,736
Posted By Mikaila31
You need a needle valve of some sort. The...

You need a needle valve of some sort. The regulator should be set for 15PSI or 1 Bar output. You need a needle valve to drop it to the bubbles per second output. Not even aquarium made regulators can...
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