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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2014, 02:53 AM
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Posted By HamToast
Thanks! I have some MgSO4 already and have been...

Thanks! I have some MgSO4 already and have been dosing in very small amounts in a dissolved solution according to my fertilizer regime. I could get some CaSO4 for cheap on a fertilizer site or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-03-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By HamToast
GH extremely low, plants not doing well, would adding coral to the filter be okay?

I tested my dGH and got a reading of essentially 0. The water immediately turned to that faint green coloration. I tested the water right from the tap and it's exactly the same way. I then took the...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By HamToast
So I got a reply from Fluval and they said to...

So I got a reply from Fluval and they said to return the product to the place of purchase and if I'm unable due to the length of time since purchasing then to send it in for warranty service. So...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By HamToast
Issues with Fluval C4, flow rates, noise, and trickle chamber

I recently purchased a Fluval C4 for my 30 gallon and was very excited to set it up. I immediately noticed it had a significant noise to the impeller which was disappointing but not problematic since...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-26-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By HamToast
That could work. And I could even still use...

That could work. And I could even still use partial egg crate if I need an area to be even dryer like with the sandier substrate. I like that idea. The water may be less stagnant too by being allowed...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-26-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By HamToast
Mini-Paludarium experiment, need help for future success

I've recently set up a 1 gallon jar with plants from the wild. These plants consist of Florida wildlife from boggy areas. Some of the plants are already doing poorly because I did not put much design...
Forum: Plants 03-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By HamToast
Anyone tried using cloning/root gels to hold stem cuttings while they root?

I've had consistent difficulty in getting stem cuttings to root, as well as small rooted plants like DHG. I was looking into gels and was wondering if anyone had tried them?

To fill anyone in on...
Forum: Plants 01-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By HamToast
Thanks. I'll contact them about it and find out...

Thanks. I'll contact them about it and find out what I can. Or maybe I won't. The plants still add nice color and they seem to be doing very well in my tank.

The roots of the plants do look like...
Forum: Plants 01-31-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By HamToast
http://www.bamaplants.com/index.php?main_page=prod...

http://www.bamaplants.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_2&products_id=201

This is what I ordered. It looked exactly like this when it came in. Is that Alternathera? A quick google...
Forum: Plants 01-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By HamToast
I'm going to be due for new bulbs in a few...

I'm going to be due for new bulbs in a few months, so I'll look into something of a different color, maybe something more red, I don't know.



I looked into what Alternethera and, while I have...
Forum: Plants 01-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By HamToast
Question on coloration of Ludwigia glandulosa Var. peruensis, red is not as vivid as

Right up front, my question is this: do these plants have a tendency to grow greener when adjusting to a new tank? Additionally, does the new growth typically come in green and not red?

This is...
Forum: Substrate 01-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By HamToast
What methods used for removing plants from capped soil substrate?

I'm going to be starting a tank with a soil substrate with some sort of cap. I'm concerned with the high possibility of breaking the cap when removing or rescaping the tank. Is there an effective...
Forum: Plants 10-08-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By HamToast
I think CO2 is okay, I have tested using KH and...

I think CO2 is okay, I have tested using KH and PH and the little comparison chart, and I also have a drop checker with calibrated 4 dKH water in it. Both seem to indicate that CO2 is right where it...
Forum: Plants 10-08-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By HamToast
I added root ferts about 6 months ago. It makes...

I added root ferts about 6 months ago. It makes sense that the one area is maybe nutrient starved.

The amazon sword roots choking out the crypts also makes sense.

I'm guessing these are the...
Forum: Plants 10-08-2013, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By HamToast
Forgot to mention lighting too! Sheesh... ...

Forgot to mention lighting too! Sheesh...

Anyway, I have a dual lamp 36" T5 fixture running a 6500 and 10000 bulb. I also have a 21" LED strip for supplemental "noon" lighting. I run the T5 for...
Forum: Plants 10-07-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By HamToast
Ah that's something I forgot to mention in my...

Ah that's something I forgot to mention in my original post.

I'm using Osmocote Plus for root fertilization in the substrate.
Forum: Plants 10-07-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By HamToast
Another Crypt melting topic... I need help :(

I have a 30 gallon tank with a bunch of crypts. I have been seeing them melt away over the last couple months. At first it would be just a leaf or two and then they'd be fine and grow thicker....
Forum: Fish 09-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By HamToast
The water perameters are all optimal. Nitrites...

The water perameters are all optimal. Nitrites and ammonia at 0, nitrates at 15-20, pH around 6.8, temperature at 76-78 depending on the time of day. When I was treating other fish in the tank I had...
Forum: Fish 09-02-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By HamToast
The raised scales are only on the top of the...

The raised scales are only on the top of the head. No it doesn't look like a pinecone, I don't know how exactly to describe it.

One of the platys has had its symptoms go away. It appears to be...
Forum: Fish 08-29-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By HamToast
Anybody? Neither fish seems worse or...

Anybody?

Neither fish seems worse or better, same symptoms.
Forum: Fish 08-27-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By HamToast
Need some help with sick Platys

I have a pair of bumblebee platys that are both sick and exhibiting similar symptoms. They are both showing raised scales on top of their head, one of them is more noticeable and widespread than the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-09-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By HamToast
I know that fish TB is zoonotic, meaning it can...

I know that fish TB is zoonotic, meaning it can be transferred to different species. Humans are one species, and I wasn't able to find conclusive information on the Internet to confirm for the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-09-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By HamToast
Thanks for the sympathy. Hopefully I acted to...

Thanks for the sympathy. Hopefully I acted to save more of my animals and end the Oto's suffering.

I actually had moved an additional, healthy, Oto from the infected tank to keep the sick one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-09-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By HamToast
I've done some more reading on fish TB and, in an...

I've done some more reading on fish TB and, in an attempt to save the shrimp as well as save the Oto from suffering, I removed it from the tank and put it down. Hopefully it wasn't in the shrimp tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-09-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By HamToast
I think I made a mistake. Need advice.

Well, I had an ill otocinclus and moved it into my shrimp tank, only to realize that he most likely has fish TB. I'm very concerned now that I've just condemned my cherry shrimp to suffer from the...
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