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Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Cthulhu
Small Planted Tanks for Pet Shrimp by Diana...

Small Planted Tanks for Pet Shrimp
by Diana Walstad
http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/00388Shrimp.pdf
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-10-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Cthulhu
Excel and ferts will definitely help. In my low...

Excel and ferts will definitely help. In my low tech 20g I dose Excel, Flourish comprehensive, and potassium (1.4tsp of potassium sulfate mixed with 500ml of water gives you exactly the same thing as...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-07-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Cthulhu
You can get plants that grow attached to rocks...

You can get plants that grow attached to rocks and driftwood, like anubias, java fern, java moss, ...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-06-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Cthulhu
Yes

Yes
Forum: Aquascaping 03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Cthulhu
This is an aquascaping forum. This is a thread...

This is an aquascaping forum.
This is a thread from someone asking for advice on aquascaping.

So what is so awful about Solcielo giving advices on aquascaping?
He is not criticizing to insult...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 492
Posted By Cthulhu
Use epoxy glue, it holds very well under water....

Use epoxy glue, it holds very well under water. You mix the 2 parts out of the water, wait until it starts to harden but is still semi-liquid, and you can apply it directly under water if you need to.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-04-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Cthulhu
For exemple, you can replace seachem potassium...

For exemple, you can replace seachem potassium with potassium sulfate for 1/20 the price. Mix 1.4tsp of potassium sulfate to 500ml of water, and you get exactly the same thing as seachem potassium.
Forum: Lighting 03-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Cthulhu
I bought the LED lighting for my 20g from...

I bought the LED lighting for my 20g from rapidled.com, and I really like it. Their solderless LEDs are very easy to put together, and the setup can be modified at will.

I used the tool from...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,290
Posted By Cthulhu
I have been running with very few water changes...

I have been running with very few water changes about every 4-6 monts, on a 20g with relatively small bioload and moderately planted, it went extremely well for 5 years without any loss. Then I had...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By Cthulhu
I have an Hydor 200W since about a year on my...

I have an Hydor 200W since about a year on my 20g, it works very well and I never heard a click sound.

I have read reviews on various sites and forums before buying it, and it was largely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-31-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By Cthulhu
What contributes to GH?

What components contribute to GH? Is it only calcium and magnesium? Or also sodium, potassium, others?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Cthulhu
I also moved my 95g from SW to FW. Lights...

I also moved my 95g from SW to FW.

Lights that is good for coral will be good for plants. Coral's zooxanthellae and plants have the same kinds of chlorophyll, so they benefit from the same part of...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Cthulhu
clear tubing and algea

I want to replace the filter intake and spraybar with clear tubing, possibly glass lilypipe. My concern is that algea could grow inside the tubing, where it would be almost impossible to remove.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Cthulhu
Someone suggested it may be a diving beetle...

Someone suggested it may be a diving beetle (Dytiscidae), and I think that's very possible. The size of the molt would have been too small even for a damselfly but would fit a diving beetle. And the...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Cthulhu
I have quite a bit of lava rock in my 20g and no...

I have quite a bit of lava rock in my 20g and no egg crate. Lava rock is really not heavy so you can simply pile it up as you like.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Cthulhu
What I am wondering, is it possible that this is...

What I am wondering, is it possible that this is not the moult to adult form, that it is still a larva and still in my tank?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Cthulhu
This could help ...

This could help
http://www.anapsid.org/resources/tanksize.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Cthulhu
Dragonfly larva

Do dragonfly larva get out of the water to moult when they are still a larve?

A few months ago I saw what looked like a very tiny dragonfly larva. I saw it 2 days in a row, then never saw it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Cthulhu
Thanks for the input! I will scrub the rocks, and...

Thanks for the input! I will scrub the rocks, and soak them in prime to make sure the bleach is removed.

I didn't know rocks could explode when boiled! Anyway that would not have been practical as...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Cthulhu
Treating rocks from the river

Yesterday I collected rocks from a river. What should I do to make sure they don't introduce anything bad into the aquarium?

For now I placed them in water with some bleach, I plan to leave them...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By Cthulhu
When choosing the LEDs for my DIY setup, I...

When choosing the LEDs for my DIY setup, I decided I didn't need any actinic because the 6500K already have lots of blue at the same wavelength. I still haven't ordered yet, but it will most...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By Cthulhu
I don't understand when people say that certain...

I don't understand when people say that certain light wavelengths can promote algea. As far as I know, algea have the same kinds of chlorophyll as plants, and so use the same parts of the light...
Forum: Lighting 07-11-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,608
Posted By Cthulhu
I am using my old reef lighting for my 95g. When...

I am using my old reef lighting for my 95g. When the actinics are on it just doesn't look good at all, that much blue doesn't go well with the plants. So I just don't use the actinics, and the plants...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Cthulhu
PAR of natural sunlight?

What is the PAR of natural sunlight? On a clear day in the tropics? Or a clear day vs cloudy day at a lattitude like New York?

I'm just very curious! But is seems the Internets don't want to share...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By Cthulhu
A sump is mostly useless, and will be problematic...

A sump is mostly useless, and will be problematic if you decide to add CO2 (which you will need if you keep yout current lighting because it's really strong) because all that water movement will make...
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