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by TwoTankAmin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: About filtration
Replies: 29
Views: 4124

Re: About filtration

I am a huge fan of Mattens. I have 3 tanks which rely primarily on them. Almost as much, I like the Poret foam cubes. This is a brand and I am sure there are other brands as good, I just ended up using this one. The hardest thing I had to learn about using massively pored foam filter media was that ...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fish spawning with high nitrates?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Fish spawning with high nitrates?

I am not sure I accept the notion of excess nitrate being the source of increased nitrite. For one many of the papers I came across were dealing with fish in the wild and nitrate resulting from run-off not nitrification. The paper linked to this idea on the UKAPs site is from 1996 and has the incorr...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fish spawning with high nitrates?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Fish spawning with high nitrates?

Of the ten FW fish mentioned in the above paper, three are salmon the rest are varied and include guppy, channel catfish and fathead minnow. There is also a section with SW fish. Here is a paper which looks at zebrafish. When you see the levels of Nitrate involved it should make you scratch your hea...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Fish spawning with high nitrates?
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Fish spawning with high nitrates?

There is some research into the toxicity of nitrate to aquatic animals of all sorts. There is nowhere near as much information on nitrate as there is on ammonia and nitrite. Please forgive my poor attempt to post the science below properly, but at least folks can follow the link to the study. Camarg...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A bit of Rhythm to interupt the Virus
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: A bit of Rhythm to interupt the Virus

:d Stuff with stripes, of course.
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: A bit of Rhythm to interupt the Virus
Replies: 2
Views: 370

A bit of Rhythm to interupt the Virus

I am a prime target for Covid-19. Turning 72, heart surgery last Sept, and COPD from decades of smoking. So I am holed up in the woods staying safe. But we all need a little break form it all. Plus I am in a good mood since we have a big box of stuff flying in from Indonesia. So join me in a little ...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Using potassium permangenate to kill parasites
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: Using pertassium permangenate to kill parasites

It works for plecos as well. The info happened to be on that site was all. It is considered a pond med but it still works in tanks :-p Barbie used it to cure zebras. I will say that fish meds are easy to get in the states. I have a med box with anti-biotics, anti-parasitic meds, anti-fungal meds and...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Tank Talk
Topic: Using potassium permangenate to kill parasites
Replies: 20
Views: 1921

Re: Using pertassium permangenate to kill parasites

I have never been tempted to mess with PP. I do know Barbie solved a zebra fry die-off years back using Proform C. The problem was similar. Spawning adults OK but the fry all dying. If I recall they discovered the cause of the deaths in a University lab and it was oodinium aka velvet. Have a read he...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: First spawn of L397
Replies: 11
Views: 1862

Re: First spawn of L397

A couple of quick observations. This is what this site says re 397: Other Parameters- L397 is relatively tolerant of water hardness. Breeding has been reported in water with conductivity/TDS values ranging from around 200 to 700 uS/cm (125-450 ppm TDS). Next, my experience, limited as it may be, has...
by TwoTankAmin
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Wanted (USA & Canada)
Topic: L173
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

Re: L173

I have them but I am no longer shipping fish. I do allow folks to pick up still, but that is it. I have somebody who sells my plecos and he ships. If you are interested shoot me a PM. I have two spawning groups. One came to me as wilds, but I cannot prove that even though I may believe it. The other...
by TwoTankAmin
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Time for music to bring a little joy into our day
Replies: 0
Views: 3122

Time for music to bring a little joy into our day

Everyday People | Turnaround Arts | Playing For Change
Enjoy........

by TwoTankAmin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2

But, rather than try and estimate the the dKH of the tank water you can use a drop checker The problem with this method is it takes about an hour for a change to show up. At least the KH/pH methods is pretty much instant though less accurate. However, it is possible to make a mental adjustment to t...
by TwoTankAmin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2

While I realize that H+ is the scientific explanation, for most fish keepers we just see the water as being more acidic, i.e the result of more H+. However, when one is injecting pressurized CO2, one is able to achieve differing levels of dissolved CO2 in a tank. Because of the difficulties associat...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Artificial egg rearing for l-134 fry
Replies: 1
Views: 2015

Re: Artificial egg rearing for l-134 fry

Different breeders have different approaches to dealing with pleco spawns. My preference has always been to work with them in groups and to allow the dad to care for the offspring from egg to free swimming. This is why I chose to work with plecos rather than other species. I also prefer to leave the...
by TwoTankAmin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: South American Catfishes (Loricariidae - Plecos et al)
Topic: Medical help for new Peckoltia lineola
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: Medical help for new Peckoltia lineola

@bekateen Eric- I cannot help but I would suggest you check out the parasite info here http://sfrc.ufl.edu/fish/outreach/extpubs/ Here is the list for parasites so you can see what they have (the links don't post from a copy paste). Note there are publications with pictures. I cannot say for sure al...
by TwoTankAmin
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Help re how submerged aquatic plants uptake CO2

I need some help from the scientists in the PC membership. At the last meeting of my fish club we had a speaker on advanced planted tanks. I kept one of them for about a decade. The speaker stated that the aquatic plants get their carbon in the form of carbonic acid (H₂CO₃). This went against everyt...
by TwoTankAmin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?

I would not want to be in a home seeing the reactions when the parents told their young children that their beloved pet was going to die because mom and dad are not willing to pay what it cost to save it. In the 1950s I watched our dog, which was maybe my best friend in the whole world, get killed w...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Re: Is pet insurance worth the money? Who here has it?

Pet insurance is still insurance. My experience having insured cars. a home and valuable articles and excess liability is that if you have it, you often never use it. However, if you don't have it, you will regret it sooner or later. With home insurance we had not used in years until we had a mold i...
by TwoTankAmin
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Speak Easy
Topic: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project
Replies: 28
Views: 7172

Re: Any interest in a documenting of my summer breeding related project

Once again I am under the heading of better later than never. Here are the pics of the 11 tank raised breeder group of L173 and their offspring at the time. Since I took these pics I have had several more spawns from this group. Almost any time I go into the room where this tank is, I see a number o...