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Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   05-02-2014, 05:46 PM
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Posted By Cspencer83
Would these plants Work and more

Well first off my tank has a 5500k bulb and is a 20 gallon High

http://i1084.photobucket.com/albums/j416/K2_boy_83/20gallon.jpg


The plants that i want to get are Java Moss, Java Fern,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions   04-20-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By sandybottom
happy easter

happy easter tfk people:-D
Forum: Cichlids   06-22-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,594
Posted By Byron
New Apistogramma species named

A new species of Apistogramma that has been known of--though not widely available--since 2005 was described and named in a paper published this past April. Apistogramma paulmuelleri is the name...
Forum: Freshwater and Tropical Fish   06-08-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By pop
hello fishmonger: Prandtl’s boundray is a...

hello fishmonger:
Prandtl’s boundray is a theroy that “effect of friction was to cause the fluid immediately adjacent to the surface to stick to the surface—in other words, he assumed the no-slip...
Forum: Miscellaneous Aquarium and Fish Articles   05-24-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,018
Posted By Byron
The Scientific Nomenclature of Fish, How Species Are Named

The scientific name assigned to each living species is absolutely unique. Common names frequently vary so they are not reliable for identification. Every living organism has only one unique and...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-10-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By Rip
hey glad to hear it! i never mentioned it in...

hey glad to hear it!

i never mentioned it in my previous post, but this recipe will keep producing CO2 for at least 4 weeks, but will be slightly weaker after the 3rd week or so. i usually try to...
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   05-03-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By jaysee
I change 80% of my water. You can safely change...

I change 80% of my water. You can safely change 100% as long as the tank water chemistry is similar to the your source water chemistry. The concern with old tank syndrome is that the water...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By Byron
I'll leave this for the CO2 experts to answer,...

I'll leave this for the CO2 experts to answer, other than to say that the CO2 should only run during daylight, meaning when the tank light is on. It is running CO2 at night that can be very...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-01-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By MoneyMitch
mika would be the one to ask about this >.>

mika would be the one to ask about this >.>
Forum: Tropical Fish Diseases   05-01-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By ColoradoUtah
I'm very new, but I remember reading someone,...

I'm very new, but I remember reading someone, maybe Byron(?), talking about diping plants in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water then rinsing it off as a way to disinfect plants.
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   05-01-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,427
Posted By armymp327
a drop checker would be the best way, you can...

a drop checker would be the best way, you can find these cheap on Ebay

though there is also the PH/KH method, you test you KH then your PH match it up to the chart below on you will have your...
Forum: Fish Memorials   04-30-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,694
Posted By jakinthebox
Unhappy A rock killed my bristlenose. WARNING- Secure your hardscape!

A few days ago I added a sand substrate to my 5ft tank and the fish LOOOved it! They were all so happy digging away and doing the fish versions of snow angels. Fish made hills and valleys appeared...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-27-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By Rip
i literally just finished recharging the bottles...

i literally just finished recharging the bottles on my two bigger tanks, in which i use two bottles each.

in a two liter soda bottle, or a 1.75 liter juice bottle, i use a recipe of 1.75 cups of...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   04-26-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By Byron
I'm only going to point out one issue which has...

I'm only going to point out one issue which has not yet been mentioned in this thread, and that has to do with DOC, dissolved organic carbon.

"Carbon" as in activated carbon in filters removes...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-25-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By dave56
This is an absolute. I learned the hard way when...

This is an absolute. I learned the hard way when I started using co2. The co2 has to remain consistent. DIY is a little tougher to keep levels regulated. The generator bottles have to be replaced as...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-25-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,789
Posted By MoneyMitch
very, co2 requires extra fert and extra light to...

very, co2 requires extra fert and extra light to keep plants growing and algae under control. if your co2 dips but ur fert and light are still high algae will take hold in a matter of day(s). then...
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By MoneyMitch
brewing yeast seems to be the way... never...

brewing yeast seems to be the way... never personally used it but that's what I read. diy yeast so much more work and money in the long run anyway
Forum: Ponds and Waterfalls   04-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By MoneyMitch
hey bud noticed you in ohio too! might want to...

hey bud noticed you in ohio too! might want to lookup a aquarium adventure in your area. the one here in cbus has a giant selection of pond and aquarium plants. they are having a sale until first...
Forum: TFK Announcements   04-16-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,795
Posted By Byron
Lightbulb "Status" box changes

Some forum members may have noticed a change to what appears in the "Status" box in the User area that shows at the left of each post made by a member. This change was made following a discussion and...
Forum: Ponds and Waterfalls   04-12-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,497
Posted By jentralala
It would look something like this Trout fish into...

It would look something like this Trout fish into the pool for Huck Finn Day - YouTube

:p

EDIT: And good luck with the goldfish babies! Always exciting to see babies :)
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-05-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,206
Posted By ao
you should try micro sword or one of the marsilea...

you should try micro sword or one of the marsilea Sp. XD
I'm interested in how the surviving HC goes, please update!
Forum: Beginner Planted Aquarium   04-05-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,206
Posted By ao
hows the lighting in your tank? HC like all other...

hows the lighting in your tank? HC like all other plants will detatch when the environment isnt ideal. If your lighting isn't high, I'd recommend detatching the HC and letting it float in a little...
Forum: Aquarium Products Reviews   03-27-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,190
Posted By jaysee
Aquatop heater

So I bought one of these on amazon, for one of my quarantine tanks. I gave the heater I had away with the 45 gallon tank to my friend.

I set the heater to 80. I was beginning a heat treatment so...
Forum: Beginner Freshwater Aquarium   03-18-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,927
Posted By Sanguinefox
Chiming in to say that Spring or Not it is always...

Chiming in to say that Spring or Not it is always possible for the source water to flux if you rely on tap water. Treatment plants that treat water have limitations in what they can treat/filter out,...
Forum: TFK Announcements   03-18-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,286
Posted By Mike
Stepping aside so the community can move forward

Hi everyone,

I've recently come to the difficult realization that I no longer have the free time to remain an active administrator. The community here deserves nothing less, and for that reason I...
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