February 2012 Blog Posts (10)

also new to fishtanktv.com

whats up everybody.. name is blake and im from greenville nc. i saw dustins videos on youtube and came over. i have a 150 gal that has not been up and runnin for about two years. it used to be a fish only saltwater setup but i really dont have the time or money to keep up a large saltwater tank the way i would want. i was starting to clean it and set it back up to be a planted freshwater tank but my in line pump is done so i need to get a new one. any suggestions? and also witch substrate to…


Added by Blake Henderson on February 29, 2012 at 7:15pm — 4 Comments

New to Fishtank TV!

Hey guys, my name is Paul from North Carolina. I am new to the site. I found it by stumbling upon Dustin's youtube channel and I was like "hey im going to give this site a shot." Anyway, I have a 25g planted tank with pressurized co2, t5ho, the whole 9 yards. I am looking for my next move on the tank. I have an amazon sword as my center piece but it is out growing the tank and is taking over. So in its place I am really considering several medium sized rocks I will cover with Riccia…


Added by Paul on February 25, 2012 at 12:33am — 2 Comments

Green water pond algae control/UV sterilizer

Pond Algae Control And  Keeping An Algae Free Fish Pond

Algae bloom is made up of microscopic planktonic suspended algae (also known as phytoplankton - approx 4 microns in diameter).

Suspended algae are plant life and just like plants they flourish during the summer months when conditions are ideal: more sunlight, warmer water temperatures and higher levels of nutrients.

Pigments (chlorophyll, fucoxanthin and carotenoids) in the algae (green water) absorb light energy…


Added by Rizal on February 20, 2012 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Broken Light tube in your tank!

So before I start this worked for me. Im not saying it will work for you or that this is the right/best way to do it just read it and take what you will from it :

This morning when the lights in my tank came on a tube burst in to my tank (EPIC FAIL) Glass and tube chemicals everywhere! So this post is about what I did.

So first thing I did was to switch off everything! and remove filters right away.

Then I caught all my fish and Inverts and got them in at a holding tank…


Added by Matt Gardner on February 19, 2012 at 4:48pm — 3 Comments

Cloudy waters

One of the questions I'm most often asked to give advice on is the baffling phenomenon of cloudy water. There is no single answer, because there is no single cause. However based on the color and circumstances under which cloudy water appears, it usually can be pinpointed to a couple of basic causes.

White or Grayish Water

  • Gravel Residue - If the water is cloudy immediately, or within an hour or two of filling the tank, it's probably due to…

Added by Rizal on February 17, 2012 at 11:27am — 3 Comments

10 Reasons Why Your Fish Die - and Ways to Keep Them Alive..............

Face it; the guilt eats away at you. You've brought home yet another molly and another molly swirls carelessly in the toilet going to that big aquarium in the sky. Is it your fault? In my findings... yes, it probably is.

Don't get me wrong, fish die just like the rest of us. Sometimes a fishes days are just numbered, but if you're seeing a trend in the belly-up category, something needs to change.

The following is a an informative measure of common ways…


Added by Rizal on February 15, 2012 at 9:44am — No Comments

"Bubba Gump" aka guppy, shrimp tank

So I set up 14 gallon hex tank. I have put my guppies and shrimp in it to breed. 2 male guppies Orange leopard and orange neon and 2 female orange neon and yellow leopard. I also added 3 cherry shrimp. Planted it with something I bought at Pets Unlimited not sure of the name but I will check. I have a small internal filter from walmart in it. I had to put a pantyhose toe over the filter intake to protect the babies from getting sucked in. It's a pain as it keep getting plugged and I need to…


Added by Barb Thompson on February 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Dry ferts

Macro Solution

33g Potassium Nitrate (KNO3)

7.2g Potassium Phosphate (KH2PO4)


250ml Water5ml of Macro solution per 50 litres of water

2.5ml of Trace solution per 50 litres of water

368 litres Aquarium

368L/ 50L = 7

 = 7 lots of 50L

   = 7 x 5ml = 36ml of macro to treat 368…


Added by Nick's Wet World (0_o) on February 13, 2012 at 2:02pm — 2 Comments

Keeping Angelfish

Angelfish is the name of a popular aquarium fish native to slow flowing rivers and streams in South America. Its scientific name is Pterophyllum scalare, and Angelfish is therefore often called Scalare. When you set up an aquarium for your Scalare, you should try to make the aquarium resemble the natural environment for a wild Scalare. The slow flowing rivers and streams in South America where wild Scalare is found are typically densely grown with algae and aquatic plants. You Scalare will…


Added by Rizal on February 13, 2012 at 2:56am — No Comments

Tank Redo ( step by step )

Aqurium 48"x18"x26"

Light: 6x T5 39w  (6hrs) 

Fertiliser: Diy fry ferts:  40ml Marcos x2 weekly , 20ml Trace x2 weekly and x2 caps of Seachem Iron

Co2: None

Sunstarte: Bonsai Moler clay, Osmocote,Clay…


Added by Nick's Wet World (0_o) on February 13, 2012 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

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