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Everything posted by DaveO

  1. I would siphon half the water to a bucket to hold the fish in then plant the tank. Now you can return the fish and water to the tank.
  2. You might try placing decorative river stones around the plants until they are better anchored.
  3. I would consider finding a different fish supplier. It sounds like they sold you "dead fish swimming". I concur with lefty o above about course of action. I am also a lefty.
  4. It depends on which flex you are talking about. The 15 gallon flex light for me was garbage. It was great for algae though. In fact it grew algae so well it smothered the plants. The best day for that light was when it broke. I replaced it with a fluval aquasky and now it's great. My advice would be to avoid the flex 15 and go directly to the flex 32 and avoid all those problems. It comes with the Aquasky light already installed. Now that tank I love from the get go.
  5. Hello mtnmonster. Glad to see another TNer here. In middle Tn I would recommend Aquatic Critter as a good lfs. I have had lots of good experiences with them.
  6. I use the co-op test strips. They test what I need to know for fertilizer dosing and water quality... quick and easy. I just have to say, your user name may be the best one yet.
  7. I use super glue gel for plants so I assume it should work on pipe.
  8. I simply soak it in a bucket outside in the sun for a week or two. I will change the water a couple times to remove any loose debris. That's it.
  9. On the nano I added an extra felt pad and cranked it down pretty tight. No errant bubble after that. On the medium nothing I did would stop those annoying errant bubbles. Finally after a long while of getting nice and gunked up, the stray bubbles just went away.
  10. There are so many different ways to run an aquarium. I'm glad you were able to find what works for your tank. As for me, I like the co-op sponge filters because I don't have to service them often. I like my low maintenance style tanks.
  11. This does not look like detritus to me. Can't speak to planaria since I have not had that.
  12. I would be interested in your real life experience with it.
  13. The co-op power head looks like a redesigned aqua top that the co-op also sells. It is rated to push water a max of 3.6 feet high.
  14. Everyone here would like to help you but we need info. A photo of the whole tank, complete water parameters, your dosing and water change schedule etc. What light do you have? What animals do you have? What size tank do you have?
  15. I have the Fluval Aquasky on a flex 15, which is a couple inches taller than a 10 gallon and it performs very well on low and medium light plants. I doubt it would be good on any high light plants.
  16. Looks like snail poo.
  17. This is normal. The Maracyn kills a lot of bacteria and will cloud the water. It will clear up in another day.
  18. After I got back from vacation a couple weeks ago I checked my tanks to see how they fared. Not too bad, a few snails were gone from one tank but sadly one neon tetra was gone from the other. Today while doing a water change in my smaller tank I decided to see if I could quiet vibration from the pump. To my surprise there was the neon swimming in the filter compartment. It was kind of funny how eagerly he jumped into the net when I got him out.
  19. From the pictures it doesn't look like one handle will screw into another, but that would have been a cool feature. You could have bought two different size nets to get the length handle you want.
  20. I like the power head mated with a sponge filter idea.
  21. I would never trust a used tank. I made that mistake once and won't again. It was a 75 gallon that let loose in the living room of a condo I was renting. The water made it into the neighbors house. UHG. What a mess.
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