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Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By growitnow
xmas_one raises very good points. Getting lost in...

xmas_one raises very good points. Getting lost in monitoring/readings is a detraction from good tank maintenance and inhabitant/plant observation.

Continuous monitoring, though, can inform...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By growitnow
Hi, I've had 2 Pinpoint pH meters and each time...

Hi,
I've had 2 Pinpoint pH meters and each time found it difficult to achieve stable readings when calibrating. Even with new probes. That has made me wonder about accuracy of the readings when in...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By growitnow
pH meter: can you put a higher quality probe on Pinpoint meter?

hi,
Wondering if you can put a higher quality pH probe on Pinpoint meter.
If so, which one - and is there any value in doing that?
thanks,
growitnow
Forum: Plants 01-03-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By growitnow
scotty b do you mean it breaks apart and starts...

scotty b
do you mean it breaks apart and starts 'infesting' other plants to their detriment, or just grows on rocks, gravel, etc. making it a pain to keep in bounds.
Forum: Plants 01-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By growitnow
Is pellia a pain?

Hi, Pellia always seems attractive in pictures. I've read comments that give me the impression pellia is a mistake rather than welcome addition but I'm not really sure why, or if such comments are...
Forum: Algae 12-21-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By growitnow
Algaefix work on BGA?

Anyone see an effect on BGA from Algaefix?
thanks,
growitnow
Forum: Fish 11-30-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By growitnow
Bolivian ram vs. Apistos: General hardiness?

Hi, I was wondering if folk could inform me on general hardiness/ robustness of Bolivian rams vs. Apistogramma sp.

And possibly which might be better choice for my planted 90gal, CO2, EI.
I've...
Forum: Plants 09-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By growitnow
Hi, Lighting: AH Supply CFL, 4x55w ...

Hi,

Lighting:
AH Supply CFL, 4x55w

Photoperiod: 10hrs total
2.5 hrs =110w, then
5 hrs = 220w, then
2.5 hrs = 110w
Forum: Plants 09-28-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By growitnow
Hi, Flourite several inches deep, not shallow. ...

Hi,
Flourite several inches deep, not shallow.

Yes - base literally separates from substrate, often with 'stem-like (twiggy)' growth beginning from base of plant, which then goes into substrate....
Forum: Plants 09-28-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By growitnow
why do crypts grow OUT of substrate?

Hi,
I have seen on more than a few occasions, crypts eventually grow out of the substrate. What I mean: at the central base of the plant, as the plant grows the base slowly lifts away from the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By growitnow
Kai808 thanks. Any discriminating...

Kai808 thanks.

Any discriminating characteristics of m/f, that would allow the user to choose correctly at purchase?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By growitnow
Color variation in Boesemani, Praecox, and Turquoise Rainbows

Hi,
I want to get some rainbows for my 90gal planted. Maybe 3 Boesemani, 2Turquoise, and 4-5 Praecox.

I've never had or purchased rainbows before and there seems to be a LOT of color variation...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By growitnow
blue crayfish water temp

Hi folks,
I'm setting up a blue crayfish tank (electric blue, Procambarus Alleni). Anyone keep these? I'm wondering if they can be kept at same water temp with fish.

I've seen recommendations...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By growitnow
VorTech pump placement

Hi, I'm curious if there is any logic to placement of VorTech pumps; how you decide exactly where to put it.

In my 90gal tank I place my MP20 Vortech on the left side (short wall) of the tank, a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By growitnow
TWIST TIES: safe for fish/plants?

Hi,
Wondering if folk have used or had any problems using twist ties to attach plants to wood, etc. Twist tie works better than thread/fish line in some cases. I did a search and have seen other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By growitnow
Is GH Booster from GLA and Aquariumfertilizer.com the same?

Hi,

I usually get GH booster and other dry fert from Aquariumfertilizer.com. GLA is about a buck cheaper.

Do I dose GH booster the same, regardless of which place it comes from? Any diffs in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By growitnow
Hi, thanks for these great suggestions. I have a...

Hi, thanks for these great suggestions. I have a canopy so will have to toy to see if there is room for pendant or spotlight. Given I have only about 5" from glass to top inside of canopy I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By growitnow
LED tradeoff between 'shimmer' and brightness

Hi, Ive been having trouble finding an LED that has a noticeable and nice shimmer effect, but at the same time is bright enough for my need. I've tried Marineland Double-bright, Finex Ray II, plus a...
Forum: Plants 01-16-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By growitnow
Anubias barteri 'Barteri' vs. "Nana" growth form

Hi I know many Anubias have generally similar growth and appearance but in particular can someone tell me the difference between Anubias barteri v. 'Barteri' versus Anubias barteri v. 'Nana' (not...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By growitnow
Thanks very much, that's a drag. I 'm...

Thanks very much, that's a drag.

I 'm looking for LED fixture that would fit a 30" long, 24" deep tank. The fixure would

(1) give nice shimmer effect
(2) not be super-duper expensive...
Forum: Lighting 12-01-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By growitnow
LED "Shimmer Effect": Finnex Ray II vs. Marineland Double-Bright

Hi,

I tried out the Marineland Double-bright LED, 24"-36" fixture. I had never seen LED in person before and thought the "shimmer effect" from the light was really fantastic!! Tres cool. But for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By growitnow
Amano shrimp: where to get besides Drsfoster&smith?

Hi, I'm pretty uninformed about possible suppliers for Amano shrimp.

Only two places I know are AZGardens, and Drsfostersmith. Both pretty seem expensive.

Any alternatives? Though I'm mainly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By growitnow
Hi thanks. So when you say use RO/DI, you...

Hi thanks.

So when you say use RO/DI, you mean instead of tap water Ii.e., I assume you don't mean clean with RO/DI but jsut checking].

With vinegar, how long do you leave it on, or is it just...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 847
Posted By growitnow
How to clean water stains on *INSIDE* glass of an establsihed tank?

Hi,

I have a 90gal, running a few years. I notice when water level is low while taking water out during water change, that a film has developed on the inside of the tank glass.

Can't use...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By growitnow
Hi, this is very helpful. I'm not a fan of...

Hi, this is very helpful.

I'm not a fan of monitoring water parameters (bottomless black hole :)). KH/GH out of tap are about the same and low, 1-2 degrees. I add 1TBSP+1tsp GH booster at water...
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