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Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-31-2017, 01:42 PM
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If you decide against solid dosing, i use seachem...

If you decide against solid dosing, i use seachem potassium. works well, very concentrated stuff so be careful with it.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-25-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By SinCrisis
I've never heard of cladobacteria...? I know...

I've never heard of cladobacteria...? I know clado is hair-like but... even google is ???? on this.
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   07-25-2017, 12:54 PM
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i think it is doubtful the glue is the cause, as...

i think it is doubtful the glue is the cause, as others have stated already. For 1, 3 days is not enough time to cycle a tank, if your water is "stable" after 3 days it means the cycle hasnt really...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   07-25-2017, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,627
Posted By SinCrisis
Play sand has its positives and negatives. Sand...

Play sand has its positives and negatives. Sand in general brings a new set of problems that gravel does not. Firstly, sand compacts and it can compact real tight. This creates situations where you...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-24-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By SinCrisis
Cyano (BGA) comes out like a slime coating, not...

Cyano (BGA) comes out like a slime coating, not hair-like
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-21-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By SinCrisis
Clay based substrates are good, but once they...

Clay based substrates are good, but once they give up their nutrients, its a major pain to replace and you can only top it off so many times. Gravel and root tabs are fine but keep in mind you need...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-21-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By SinCrisis
How many bubbles is your bubble counter...

How many bubbles is your bubble counter recording? If a powerhead was changed, its likely that you are now achieving a much higher diffusion rate of CO2 than before, you need to reduce how much gas...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-21-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By SinCrisis
1) thank you got not keeping the betta in a jar ...

1) thank you got not keeping the betta in a jar
2) TopFin 10 is indeed a LOT of filtration, but in the hobby, you can never really over filter your water. The problem with that filter is the current...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-21-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By SinCrisis
Also lighting, hair algae loves light, if your...

Also lighting, hair algae loves light, if your tank light is on too long, they can get pretty pervasive.

Tank setup details might help such as what kind of light you use, ferts, duration of...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   07-21-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By SinCrisis
First pic is moss ball, leave it anywhere, not to...

First pic is moss ball, leave it anywhere, not to be planted. Best when rolling arround naturally.

Second and Third pic looks like dwarf sagittaria. Plant with roots in the gravel, leave it alone....
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 880
Posted By SinCrisis
The stuff on your wood isn't algae, its a type of...

The stuff on your wood isn't algae, its a type of fungus. Don't worry about that your fish will likely snack on it. If it turns into black rotting fungus, then you gotta toss the wood.

The stuff...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By SinCrisis
Pictures will help. As well as water parameters.

Pictures will help. As well as water parameters.
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-23-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By SinCrisis
one inch per gallon is a old rule and it usually...

one inch per gallon is a old rule and it usually leaves your tank a little under-stocked with thin bodied fish and overstocked with full bodied fish (usually).

The biggest influence on tank...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
So the fish arrived yesterday, of the 18, one...

So the fish arrived yesterday, of the 18, one threadfin rainbow, full grown male, did not make it. They are all in the tank now.

Of plants, I added a lot of stem plants to help with the increased...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   04-17-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By SinCrisis
I noticed the difference too, larger holes also...

I noticed the difference too, larger holes also means less surface area for bacteria to colonize, i do think fluval is just cutting costs with the newer foam. However, with the biomax in the...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
I only run mechanical and biological filtration. ...

I only run mechanical and biological filtration. I haven't used chemical filtration in a while. TBH the soil keeps all of my tanks pretty stable. Media prior to rinsing has been unchanged,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
All the fish are from my other spare tanks, the...

All the fish are from my other spare tanks, the small ones are easy for me to take care of, big ones not so much. This 46g has had this stocking for about 1.5 weeks now, but i have had the fish for...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
Well it reads ammonia 0, nitrites 0, and some...

Well it reads ammonia 0, nitrites 0, and some really low number for the nitrates. I dont remember exactly, but its near 0.

The threadfins have a max size of around 1.5 inches each and the celebes...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   04-16-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By SinCrisis
Increasing circulation will help as well, they...

Increasing circulation will help as well, they usually build up in low flow areas of the substrate. too much mulm will affect your water quality. Diatoms help your water quality in large groups,...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
Tank was cycled with old filter media from...

Tank was cycled with old filter media from smaller tanks i have around the house. With the amount of plants I had, I only had one day where the ammonia spiked and I got some cloudiness. Waters been...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
To list some more background: Tank is setup with...

To list some more background: Tank is setup with organic soil base layer, with medium size gravel top layer. Tank currently houses 4 priscilla tetras, 1 bushynose pleco, 1 amano shrimp. Water sits...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By SinCrisis
Thoughts on acclimating a large number of fish

Hey all,

It's been a while since I was last here, busy life means less fishkeeping, but now that I have some time, I set up my 46g tank again. I wanted to keep two shoals of rainbow fish, 6...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-14-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 959
Posted By SinCrisis
Are you using the Fluval system? For plants,...

Are you using the Fluval system?

For plants, anything thats fast growing will take advantage of the CO2, i assume your tank is using the flora substrate which is enriched with nutrients so carbon...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By SinCrisis
Try other suggestions first, but just FYI,...

Try other suggestions first, but just FYI, maracyn in your tank will nuke the cyano pretty fast. Just make sure you remove fish. Medicine should be the FINAL resort, right before bleach, but I once...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   10-16-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,770
Posted By SinCrisis
I dont think i could ever get the courage...

I dont think i could ever get the courage together to drill a hole in my tank... just imaging the glass cracking and ruining the whole tanks scares the crap out of me.
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