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Forum: Low Tech Forum   Yesterday, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By frog111
I have grown Vals for years under a variety of...

I have grown Vals for years under a variety of conditions. High light, low light and everything in between. CO2, no CO2, excel, no excel. A colleague at work took some of my Vals and has it in a...
Forum: Fish   02-09-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By frog111
You'd be surprised at how effective the cichlids...

You'd be surprised at how effective the cichlids can be at protecting their fry . I have had jaguar cichlids breed and raise dey in a 240 complete with oscars, salvini, tiger shovelnose , and Red...
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By frog111
Fair amount of discussion and debate on this...

Fair amount of discussion and debate on this point , regarding red plants and the Kessil tuna sun lights. Here and on other forums, there is a debate whether the spectral output of kessils is...
Forum: Plants   02-07-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By frog111
Some Brazilian swords , e cordifolius love to...

Some Brazilian swords , e cordifolius love to grow emersed, roots in the waters and leaves in the air. They will even flower.
Forum: Equipment   02-04-2016, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By frog111
I always shoot for .50 to a $1 per gallon used. ...

I always shoot for .50 to a $1 per gallon used. 125 is about where the rule of thumb breaks down, bigger tanks get more expensive quickly, used.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By frog111
And I work for the government.... The only...

And I work for the government....

The only safety check I was told was not to put it on front of an outlet
Forum: Equipment   01-31-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By frog111
It was a combination of both height and width ,...

It was a combination of both height and width , plus the tank being on a stand. Measure the length of your arm from the armpit to your fingertips. You need a reach of 42 inches to cover the...
Forum: Equipment   01-31-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By frog111
The 30 inch height and width could be a...

The 30 inch height and width could be a challenge, depending on tank type. I had a 8x2x2, which had glass braces on the ends and across the center. I am 5'10". And even standing on a stool,...
Forum: Fish   01-31-2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By frog111
Like finding memo, "fish are friends,not...

Like finding memo, "fish are friends,not food"
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By frog111
Flower or plantlet stalks. Baby Amazon swords...

Flower or plantlet stalks. Baby Amazon swords will develop on the ends, and you can replant these as the develop, either cutting thenstalkmormjuat bending it down to substrate
Forum: Substrate   01-23-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By frog111
I just set up a tank with it. Initial set up...

I just set up a tank with it. Initial set up was simple, and water was very clear without any rinsing or soaking.

It does lower the pH. My tap water is usually 7.8 to 8.0 out of the tap. When...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By frog111
Another factor for compact plants is lighting,...

Another factor for compact plants is lighting, more intense lighting will produce more compact plants. Longer internodal spacing occurs with lower light levels
Forum: Plants   01-17-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By frog111
Utricularia gibba can be a pest. Pretty flowers...

Utricularia gibba can be a pest. Pretty flowers but I can't get it out of a tank.
Forum: Plants   01-17-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By frog111
Thanks, I just couldn't recall the bladderwort. ...

Thanks, I just couldn't recall the bladderwort. Soon as I said it, my wife said, oh yeah,that's it. Neither of us could make that recollection .

I had been pulling it as it became noticeable,...
Forum: Plants   01-17-2016, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By frog111
Plant id help

The plant pictured just showed up in my tank. Long stringy, with small bulges periodically along the stem. Also has small black spots along the stem. Tends to float, and doesn't attach strongly...
Forum: Substrate   01-16-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By frog111
Check out the FAQ. Lots of varying ideas and...

Check out the FAQ. Lots of varying ideas and thoughts on substrate, from black diamond blasting sand with root tabs and liquid fertilizer, to organic soil based substrate capped with gravel or sand,...
Forum: Plants   01-15-2016, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By frog111
Amazons tend to be heavy root feeders. Try some...

Amazons tend to be heavy root feeders. Try some root tabs in the substrate near the plant.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-10-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By frog111
Guppy grass will not work as you envision in your...

Guppy grass will not work as you envision in your sketch. Guppy grass, Najas najas or Najas guadalupensis is a fast growing stem plant that is fairly brittle. Develops large masses of stems, great...
Forum: Fish   01-08-2016, 05:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,706
Posted By frog111
Another fish I always think of for riparium set...

Another fish I always think of for riparium set ups is anableps anableps, four eyed fish. However gets too,large for what you are proposing
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-04-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By frog111
I have used a staple gun with anubias, use the...

I have used a staple gun with anubias, use the stapler to secure some roots to the wood. Eventually the staple rusts away.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-04-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By frog111
Odd idea, Vallisneria as foreground carpet?

For whatever reason, my tanks grow Vallisneria like a invasive weed. I can pull dozens of new plants out weekly.

This led me to wonder, could one try to use Vallisneria as a foreground carpet,...
Forum: Algae   12-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By frog111
Another solution to green water is a diatom...

Another solution to green water is a diatom filter, like the vortex . I had a similar situation that the OP described, moved and planted new plants, did a small water change, then was out of town...
Forum: Lighting   12-06-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 265
Posted By frog111
AH Supply

Has anyone used AH Supply for their DIY LEDs? I have used their compact fluorescents for years with great success, and when I visited their website, they are now doing DiY LED's .
Just looking...
Forum: Plants   12-02-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By frog111
Looks like echinodorus cordifolius. Radical...

Looks like echinodorus cordifolius. Radical sword. My experience is they are heavy root feeders, need rich substrate for good growth. They also really like growing emersed, out the top of the...
Forum: Plants   12-02-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By frog111
Is my plant one of these three?

Blyxa alternifolia
Calliche terrestris
Lagarosiphon madagascarensis

Long thin leaves, alternate arranged. Under low light nodes were over an inch or two apart.
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