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  1. #721

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    Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 
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    ^^ Good news is always nice to hear, thanks for the update
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    Forgot to add. I received my Flourish Excel yesterday so I dosed today. Yikes. Had not realized how much dosing is required. I should have gone with your other suggestions, Kevin, and ordered the Metricide. That will be my NEXT purchase :o(
    Amazon is making a small fortune off my fish related purchases! I remember the day when I used to shop for myself upon occasion. Now it's all about the fish! But they must appreciate it because at Valentine's day this year not only did the hubby and the cats and the dogs give me a box of chocolate, the fish signed the card too :o)
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

  3. #723

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    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Congrats on 30th anniversary, Lee - SeaLady the Bleeding blue makes an appearance at last! - RiversGirl And one for you for as well. :) - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    To new fishies and gambling addictions! lol - Compass Good to see your still at it. - Strider199 Happy 2 year anniversary! - Slaphppy7 Congratualtions on 2 years at the AC.  We are all better for it! - fishmommie Happy 2nd anniversary. to Many more - SeaLady 
    for the thing in your signature about saandy hook, i was in elementary during that time. - aquariumlover10 Thanks for the bucks!! - SeaLady No Message - RiversGirl New fishys - SeaLady Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 
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    Yeah, I know what you mean about Amazon, the wifes always getting on me about my orders.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
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    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  4. #724

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    lol, such kind fish you have. They must be appreciative of the work you've done. Yep, if you went through my Amazon history, you'd see that books/movies/electronics purchases have turned into fishkeeping equipment and books about fish. lol

    Remember, Cindy, your dosage of Excel is equally dependent on your lighting and fertilizer regimen. If you have low light, you likely don't need excel. If you have medium lighting, dosing excel maybe every other day or twice a week would be sufficient (or smaller dosing). High light equates to higher dependency on ferts and co2.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

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  5. #725

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    Asking good questions, keep it up! - Slaphppy7 Congrats on the tank move - Slaphppy7 Thanks for being the 2000th poster on the 40B! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the B-Day wish - Strider199 Here's to one crummy Superbowl, lol! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Stay warm!! - DeboraBremner Here's to good friends, and new fish! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    Hey FT, haven't seen your mug around here lately.  Hope everything's ok! - KevinVA 

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Checked water today. No more trace of ammonia. We are solidly back in the yellow zone.
    Also nitrates are either 10 or 20. Honest to God, sometimes I can't tell the difference on that chart but since it sways to the light side, I'm going to split difference and go with 15ppm. This is still good considering I killed my hornwort LOL.
    so, so far so good.
    darn api charts - if only there was a thread complaining about those...
    Current tanks:
    37G FW - 3 Pearl Gourami, 4 Black Mollies, approximately 20+ Molly Fry, 5 Assassin Snails | 10G Planted FW - 14 Molly Fry, rocks, DW and an Anubias Nana - journal
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    How to cycle without fishies!

  6. #726

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    Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 
    Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 
    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Checked water today. No more trace of ammonia. We are solidly back in the yellow zone.
    Also nitrates are either 10 or 20. Honest to God, sometimes I can't tell the difference on that chart but since it sways to the light side, I'm going to split difference and go with 15ppm. This is still good considering I killed my hornwort LOL.
    so, so far so good.
    Use the online chart - better color differences between 10 and 20.

    http://www.americanaquariumproducts....s.html#ammonia
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  7. #727

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    Have another Rummy for 12,000 posts ;) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep - mommy1 Medicine for what ails you. - Taurus cheers! - RiversGirl For passing yet another member ;-) - steeler58 
    a liquid lunch for you - RiversGirl BOOM! Have a gourami. - ~firefly~ TGIF!!!!!!!!!! - Taurus hides the stick and gives you a cookie instead - RiversGirl TGIF *cheers* - RiversGirl 
    more new fish!! - SeaLady Supposed to be a Neon but looks more like a Cardinal :) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep!! - steeler58 It's Miller time! - Taurus A hot toddy for your crude. :-) - Taurus 
    After all that help I owe you a beer! - Richard Peche You needed one! - Plecos TGIF it's been awile ;) - steeler58 TGIF Indeed!!! - Compass TGIF It's Miller time and my lawn is mowed :P - Taurus 
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    I've always used the online charts, ever since I was told about them, for that very reason
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    Remember, Cindy, your dosage of Excel is equally dependent on your lighting and fertilizer regimen. If you have low light, you likely don't need excel. If you have medium lighting, dosing excel maybe every other day or twice a week would be sufficient (or smaller dosing). High light equates to higher dependency on ferts and co2.
    Appreciate that Kevin. My learning curve is slow regarding plants and dosing but thanks to you guys, I'll get there.
    I have medium light in all my tanks. I have been dosing Flourish Comprehensive weekly at the dosage stated on the bottle.
    I'll take your advice and dose the Excel 2X a week in the 90 as well as continue weekly doses of Comprehensive.
    Probably only once a week in the 30 and 15 as i have little to no algae issues in either of those tanks so the weekly doses of Comprehensive must be adequate.
    I'm still not certain how the Flourish Iron (that I accidentally ordered) should be used in conjunction with the excel and the comprehensive. like I said. slow learner.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishmommie View Post
    Appreciate that Kevin. My learning curve is slow regarding plants and dosing but thanks to you guys, I'll get there.
    I have medium light in all my tanks. I have been dosing Flourish Comprehensive weekly at the dosage stated on the bottle.
    I'll take your advice and dose the Excel 2X a week in the 90 as well as continue weekly doses of Comprehensive.
    Probably only once a week in the 30 and 15 as i have little to no algae issues in either of those tanks so the weekly doses of Comprehensive must be adequate.
    I'm still not certain how the Flourish Iron (that I accidentally ordered) should be used in conjunction with the excel and the comprehensive. like I said. slow learner.
    Either use it when you need it (plants look thin/pale/withering away) or dose once a week.
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    Nitrates update:
    But first - finished water changes and FPS cleaning + complete vac of the 90 in record time this morning. Just under 2 hours. The 30 and the 15 take about 20 minutes total. The 90, however, requires a lot of waiting around while it drains down then refills.

    Anyway - on to nitrates: The trates in the 90 were a little higher this week than last. I'd say they were around 30ppm. BUT, if you remember, I had that hornwort die off (my bad) and even though I'd netted as much of the needles as I could AND cleaned the PFS the day they all shed, there was still a huge clump of needles stuck in one of the FPS's this morning. So I'm going to attribute the slight rise to all that decaying plant matter. It's my story, I can tell it anyway I want to. But, seems that makes sense to me.

    I'm still waiting 4 more weeks before I remove the rest of my soft media from both canisters and switch completely over to ceramic so this experiment is barely under way. Love the new canister. I think it's just what this tank needed. Very little brown algae formed on my rocks and plants so I'm encouraged about taht.

    I stole some hornwort from my 30 gal and put it in the 90. High hopes it grows fast and starts filling in for the plants I lost. My 30 has MTS (Malaysian trumpet snails) - which I love in the 30 but don't want in the 90. I took all the hornwort out of the 30 using a stainless steel bowl, dipping up tank water with it. then I rinsed it up and down - changing water 4 times (using tank water again) until none of those little MTS appeared in the bottom of the bowl. these babies were as small as poppy seeds - and a ton of them fell out of the hornwort. I'm very hopeful that I didn't bring any with the hornwort into the 90. If so - it will take them a long time to populate the 90 and assassin snail, here I come.

    One final note - the gargantuan royal pleco (he's almost 3 inches) seems to be a work horse. I don't see him too much during the day but he's going to town at night. There was a pretty good coat of brown algae accumulated on my driftwood (lots of legs) and man oh man, there are huge spots stripped clean. Makes me so happy he's going to get a zucchini treat today!

    over and out!
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, nerites & mystery snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: Blood Parrots, severum, Jurupari, EBJD, congos, kribs, clown pleco, snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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