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Forum: Plants 04-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 93
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
Firstly, hobbyist's measurements are always...

Firstly, hobbyist's measurements are always approximations; the machine needed to get an accurate CO2 reading costs upwards of $1000 - You can google Tom barr's posts on this.

Secondly, many...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah melting within days will not come from...

Yeah melting within days will not come from nutrient issues, more likely plant is source from waters with very different parameters

Where do you get your plants from?

Have you tested your...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You're spot on on the tips part. Elongation is a...

You're spot on on the tips part. Elongation is a bit more complicated. It is also a function of growth rates, and in some cases, light. High CO2, and poor O2 combination can produce fat plants with...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
[QUOTE=bcarl_10gal;7749297]Xiaoz, If the...

[QUOTE=bcarl_10gal;7749297]Xiaoz,

If the plants do not look CO2 deprived what should we address next? Personally I have tried every fert, flow, co2, roottabs, whats left?

Here is the tank...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Fortunately the swing caused by CO2 is totally...

Fortunately the swing caused by CO2 is totally harmless for either plants or fish. Many of us run CO2 straight on a timer; meaning that day to night swing can be more than 1 pH, shrimps, fish...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Good lighting, CO2, nutrients, KH within...

Good lighting, CO2, nutrients, KH within reasonable range - just that this plant is more demanding than most, so you should put it in the most favourable position; in the path of CO2 flow, well lit...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The problem with such tests is the difficulty of...

The problem with such tests is the difficulty of measuring concentration and uptake rates at the hobbyist level. Also, to exclude other factors, this kinda assumes you can grow plants near perfection...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Some surface agitation should suffice; the...

Some surface agitation should suffice; the surface skimmer helps also. Other than that perhaps plain old patience and stuff will turn around. S. Repens is slower to react, the other plants should be...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,780
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you're dosing EI levels, it's definitely not...

If you're dosing EI levels, it's definitely not nutrient issues. Just leave that alone and concentrate on other things. Both CO2 and O2 and good flow are the most often over-looked components. If...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You should run full CO2 even in low light. High...

You should run full CO2 even in low light. High CO2 with lower lighting is a great combination for stability. Having higher CO2 levels in lower lighting means that the plant can channel energy from...
Forum: Plants 04-13-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Nymphaea micrantha is really common in Asia,...

Nymphaea micrantha is really common in Asia, though fewer people keep it nowadays...

Always available from sites like this for about 1.50 USD

http://mizuworld.com/product/detail/318
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,303
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Everyone recommends a large tank but I'd take an...

Everyone recommends a large tank but I'd take an opposite view actually.

Tank cost is small in the long run; in the search to grow plants better people tend to cycle through a series of...
Forum: Plants 04-02-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Size would be one thing; Pics from Ripples Aqua...

Size would be one thing;
Pics from Ripples Aqua Studio
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=76418&title=11082450_861346370591591_3254701678130703637_oc.jpg

Other...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You're welcome ~ Hmm, not enough experience with...

You're welcome ~ Hmm, not enough experience with enclosed terrestrial farming to say...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-31-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Xiaozhuang
PAR of sunlight is about 2000 ish, not 400. So...

PAR of sunlight is about 2000 ish, not 400. So our artificial lights are relatively insignificant. In out-door aquatic plant farms, the plants are grown under partial shade cloth; with 50% shade...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Edited his link for him... this should work: ...

Edited his link for him... this should work:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryFEkQRZgNw
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Looks like a limnophilia ... vietnam ?

Looks like a limnophilia ... vietnam ?
Forum: Plants 03-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's typical HC, but not emersed. The others...

It's typical HC, but not emersed.
The others are correct; the other colored stem plant above it Rotala vietnam. The other stuff; Anubias nana "petite", narrow leaf java, and some bolbitis heudelotii...
Forum: Plants 03-25-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Tom barr uses it; good enough for ya? ...

Tom barr uses it; good enough for ya?

Bleaching it regularly keeps it pretty clean actually. However, I'd recommend removing it from the bag entirely; mixes better with the bleach and gets it...
Forum: Plants 03-24-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Can't comment on the TopFin ones, but I know some...

Can't comment on the TopFin ones, but I know some shops now carry the Tropica line as well. Have used the Tropica ones with very good success; they seem superior in everyway except starting size.......
Forum: Lighting 03-24-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Couldn't agree more... would say most of the poor...

Couldn't agree more... would say most of the poor HC growth I've seen on this forum stems from sub-optimal CO2 rather than lack of light. Having more light can make it spread faster though
Forum: Plants 03-22-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yep, thats probably it... have to wait awhile for...

Yep, thats probably it... have to wait awhile for the roots to settle in
Forum: Plants 03-22-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Ludwigia glandulosa, most likely... the tips...

Ludwigia glandulosa, most likely... the tips shouldn't be pale when the rest is red though; may point to recent fertilization issues
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,838
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I used weeping moss! or at least I think that is...

I used weeping moss! or at least I think that is what it is, the labeling at shops isn't always precise

Bump:

Haa small tanks are fun ! Good luck~

Bump:

I'm changing out the tank for...
Forum: Plants 03-21-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I'm growing it in near zero KH, it's fine as long...

I'm growing it in near zero KH, it's fine as long as you have some calcium/magnesium in the water and have good CO2 levels. From a soft water country, where tap comes out at 1-2 KH with similar GH...
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