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Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   06-18-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Mikaila31
everyone has their own methods. I produce a ton...

everyone has their own methods. I produce a ton of plants and can net an easy $20 a month underselling them to shops because I am lazy. For that same point I have non-planted tanks because no matter...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-13-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,779
Posted By Mikaila31
Tank CO2 levels are not linked to pH rather the...

Tank CO2 levels are not linked to pH rather the atmospheric CO2 levels outside the tank and maybe very slightly to the number of fish. CO2 will not rise much if at all above atmospheric levels in an...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-06-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,649
Posted By Mikaila31
Prime does not lock up ammonia it forces the...

Prime does not lock up ammonia it forces the conversion NH3 to the less toxic NH4+ which usually is pH dependent. While the NH4+ maybe part of a larger molecule when using prime the ammonium is not...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   05-06-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
  Careers
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Posted By Mikaila31
Chemist. I work for a contract lab and basically...

Chemist. I work for a contract lab and basically test anything and everything for US/EU/Japan guidelines. I mostly tests raw products a lot of which are the inactive ingredients it many drugs and...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-05-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Mikaila31
I personally just go with regular aluminum foil...

I personally just go with regular aluminum foil and a hot glue gun. Both those options will work too.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-05-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Mikaila31
Tinfoil but depends really on how your hood is...

Tinfoil but depends really on how your hood is setup, but I take it you don't have a reflector if you are looking at getting one... Otherwise aluminum flashing cut and bent to shape I take it you are...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-31-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
  Co2
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Posted By Mikaila31
what Co2 system do you have? does it have a...

what Co2 system do you have? does it have a solinode, bubble counter and do you have a drop checker for the tank?

Same goes for light, what type, wattage, ect? I can't really help without knowing...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   03-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
  Co2
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Posted By Mikaila31
from what you wrote you are not running CO2 but...

from what you wrote you are not running CO2 but just an airstone.

I would also be careful adding discus to such a new tank unless you have previous experience with them.
Forum: Aquarium Photography   02-20-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mikaila31
They are usually fine with most peaceful fish. I...

They are usually fine with most peaceful fish. I would trial run with adult cories tho the caecilians might show a bit of interest until they realize cories are not an easy meal. Ceacilians are...
Forum: Aquarium Photography   02-14-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By Mikaila31
*photo explosion*

Its been a long time since I've shared anything here. Figured I'd share way too many photos on what all has run through my tanks in over the last year plus some other things.

I spawned a LOT of...
Forum: Freshwater Aquarium Equipment   02-13-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,819
Posted By Mikaila31
what is your light fixture like? personally I...

what is your light fixture like? personally I would mix a 6500K or 10000K with an actinic but only if you have a dual light fixture. Otherwise I would say go with the 10000K unless you like the look...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   02-05-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Mikaila31
Nope, just rinse it when you clean the filter....

Nope, just rinse it when you clean the filter. Its good forever.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mikaila31
That is a very high dose typically 99% levamisole...

That is a very high dose typically 99% levamisole the normal dose is 0.01g.

If you do use the prohibit(it is perfectly suitable) realize its not pure and you need to adjust the dosage to account...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-16-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,050
Posted By Mikaila31
Do you have a link to the levamisole HCl or do...

Do you have a link to the levamisole HCl or do you know its purity? What dosage did you use for the levamisole?
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   01-10-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,905
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
Replies: 1
Views: 2,169
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: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   11-14-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By Mikaila31
These answers are assuming some experience in...

These answers are assuming some experience in this hobby on how to reach this bioload properly. Also minimum 50% weekly water changes/cleaning and some live stem plants(hornwort or najas grass) in...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   11-01-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By Mikaila31
Yes its too much with 3 bulbs. Your 2 bulbs are...

Yes its too much with 3 bulbs. Your 2 bulbs are already more then likely to much for the setup you are running.
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   10-20-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mikaila31
it looks like it is no longer on the market,...

it looks like it is no longer on the market, which is a shame. i'm pretty sure it was the last copper med out there. If you haven't already picked a different med and still want to use copper let me...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   10-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mikaila31
Coppersafe would be the easiest one to find....

Coppersafe would be the easiest one to find. Start with the recommended dose it will clear up most ich. You can up it a bit if you have stubborn ich. Keep up treatment for at least a week after you...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   10-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Mikaila31
sorry about your fish losses, I would recommend a...

sorry about your fish losses, I would recommend a copper based med for treating ich. They have always worked very well for me in the past. ATM I would suggest doing a few water changes to remove the...
Forum: Fish Breeding   10-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mikaila31
They all breed the same manner as any...

They all breed the same manner as any Melanotaenia sp. If you are having specific issues you need to describe them. You cannot breed two Melanotaenia sp. in the same tank, ei. Australian and...
Forum: Fish Breeding   10-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By Mikaila31
They are like most the Melanotaenia sp. mop...

They are like most the Melanotaenia sp. mop spawning is the easiest. Pull mops or remove the eggs individually into another tank. I personally use 10g bare bottom with a air-driven sponge and some...
Forum: Advanced Freshwater Discussion   10-12-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
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 Freshwater Aquarium   10-11-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 958
Posted By Mikaila31
You can get epsom salts (MgSO4) from walmart but...

You can get epsom salts (MgSO4) from walmart but thats about it. Most of my fertilizers I get online either from greenleafaquariums.com or aquariumfertilizer.com.
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