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Forum: Tank Journals   03-27-2017, 08:58 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
That tank has CO2 Nah, it's just trial...

That tank has CO2



Nah, it's just trial and error with a large selection of hardscape, and cutting them at angles that work



heh thanks... the other plants that turn red with lower...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-21-2017, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
Also, rotala rotundifolia is one of the plants...

Also, rotala rotundifolia is one of the plants that gets redder with lower nitrates. Many other red plants don't particularly do this, but it's very consistent for RR, (or have very high lighting...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
yes, I'm running this custom spectrum BML fixture...

yes, I'm running this custom spectrum BML fixture about 40 inches off front substrate. It's a narrow bean lens angle (45 degrees) so very little light is lost from cast off. By far my favourite...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 06:53 PM
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
thanks man... by tediously manually pruning them...

thanks man... by tediously manually pruning them patch by patch. It takes a bit of time, but mosses don't grow that fast so it's still alright
Forum: Tank Journals   02-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
some more detail shots of shrimps, fish, mosses ...

some more detail shots of shrimps, fish, mosses

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=93098&title=DSCF7163-Optimizedc.jpg
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Forum: Aquascaping   01-31-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Xiaozhuang
^ use the gel super glue but don't use too much....

^ use the gel super glue but don't use too much. It works for all types of mosses ; I use it on Buceps as well. Riccardia does take a bit longer to cover up the marks because it grows a bit slower...
Forum: Aquascaping   01-31-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Use super glue as stated above, it attaches after...

Use super glue as stated above, it attaches after some time (mini - pelia / riccardia)

All these are glued on before they grew in...
Forum: Tank Journals   01-27-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Trimmed the ridgeline, changed light spectrum,...

Trimmed the ridgeline, changed light spectrum, re-arranged some of the wood at the rear. Still more changes to come
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Forum: Plants   12-26-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Pearlweed or HC ?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=92578&title=PearlweedHCc.jpg

Is the above plant pearlweed or HC ?
I have a friend that is convinced it is HC, is there page where...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-02-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Heh thanks... 30% Every 4 or 5 days; it keeps the...

Heh thanks... 30% Every 4 or 5 days; it keeps the KH down because of the limestone rocks
Forum: Tank Journals   11-26-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Went to Chicago for a short holiday and entered &...

Went to Chicago for a short holiday and entered & won first place in the aquascaping competition (large tank) at Chicago Aquatic Experience ~ Had a great time meeting friends from the other side of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-27-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Some close up shots of the mosses and Buceps....

Some close up shots of the mosses and Buceps. Mostly fissidens (mini+regular size), christmas moss, riccardia
...
Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Xiaozhuang
There are other intricacies when you try both...

There are other intricacies when you try both methods yourself; reactor dissolution rates are non-linear, depending on your design/flow. Same for misting; if your flow doesn't carry mist to all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2016, 10:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By Xiaozhuang
On the pH swing, read this : pH swings from C02 -...

On the pH swing, read this : pH swings from C02 - Danger to fish? - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report (http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/co2-enrichment/3981-ph-swings-from-c02-danger-to-fish)
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-22-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,635
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Neocaridinas (cherries etc) are extremely hardy...

Neocaridinas (cherries etc) are extremely hardy and can survive in a wide range of conditions as long as you don't change parameters rapidly. As long as the water is clean. Plenty of us have tanks of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Haa yeah there is a patch of HC behind the center...

Haa yeah there is a patch of HC behind the center hole.

I'm not sure exactly what species I used, but it is quite small. Most of the plants are quite undemanding, unless I choose to grow Erios on...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2016, 10:45 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
ha thanks... yeah it's flame moss at the back;...

ha thanks... yeah it's flame moss at the back; supposed to be a full background of that that I could prune into waves when it grows in
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Wood scape has grown in a bit; left with deciding...

Wood scape has grown in a bit; left with deciding on background plants & moss trees. Need to also decide on which stones to keep uncovered
...
Forum: Substrate   09-15-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You could sell it and buy something else, or...

You could sell it and buy something else, or place it under the MTS. Might as well use it I guess; it's porous volcanic rock but not much else, doesn't really contain nutrients either...
Forum: Substrate   09-15-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Full strength compared to ? I dose according to...

Full strength compared to ? I dose according to my own mixes of dry powders , rough approximate perhaps 1/5 of EI or so
Forum: Substrate   09-15-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Mixed substrate is exactly what I do, except I...

Mixed substrate is exactly what I do, except I substitute cheap baked clay chips for power sand

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=89050&title=DSCF6350-Optimizedc.jpg...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-15-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can source for smaller matching rocks or take...

You can source for smaller matching rocks or take a hammer to large pieces that aren't good enough to stand by their own; small pieces help blend/connect the larger pieces to the ground by expressing...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 62,958
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's a BML (BuildMyLed) fixture, but they no...

It's a BML (BuildMyLed) fixture, but they no longer produce fixtures for aquariums.

More pics of the matured new leaves of Bucep Brownie ghost 2011/12...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-14-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 81,620
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Tank gets better and better; gonna have to come...

Tank gets better and better; gonna have to come through here again and read in detail on the high CSM+B/Fe issues. Not so much for my own tanks which seem alright, but quite a number of people...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-14-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,402
Posted By Xiaozhuang
LOL. you're too unkind... the poor guy probably...

LOL. you're too unkind... the poor guy probably losing hair talking to us here already.




to be honest many of their tanks aren't that well grown; even in the commercial pics that they use on...
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