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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,937
Posted By Wasserpest
Fantastic tank my friend! Appears that you can...

Fantastic tank my friend! Appears that you can grow anything you wish, and it looks great altogether. Hope everything is well with little L and such. :proud:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Wasserpest
Doesn't sound like anything catastrophic, on the...

Doesn't sound like anything catastrophic, on the contrary, seems like you are well prepared and informed. When adding ferts to your substrate, don't overdo it, and make sure they are on the very...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Wasserpest
I would fill it just a little and start planting...

I would fill it just a little and start planting before you fill it up all the way. Depending on the plants (buoyancy), it is a bit easier that way.

Also keep in mind that it is better to add...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-30-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Wasserpest
Think about automating the dosing. Container,...

Think about automating the dosing. Container, small water pump, timer with minute precision - perfect daily macro dosing. Same for micros, or, to dispense concentrated macro solutions, use a...
Forum: Plants 10-30-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Wasserpest
There are many plants who love circulation,...

There are many plants who love circulation, probably hundreds, you really have to pick one you like, which fits into your aquascape plans.

When I think current loving plants, Bolbitis comes to my...
Forum: Fish 10-30-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Wasserpest
If the tank is planted densely, some of the...

If the tank is planted densely, some of the babies might survive. At least the adult WC usually don't eat their young. The Danios might, but that's where some plant thicket comes in. Some floaters...
Forum: Plants 10-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Wasserpest
Nutrients don't necessarily cause algae. Actually...

Nutrients don't necessarily cause algae. Actually most algae spreads when there are nutrient deficiencies which hinder healthy plant growth.

No reason to float or "prepare" them otherwise. Just...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-16-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By Wasserpest
Great idea! There are two places where references...

Great idea! There are two places where references like this can be kept - the Articles (http://www.plantedtank.net/articles.php?d) section, and the sticky on top of each forum.

If you are talking...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,352
Posted By Wasserpest
Watched Lucy last night, wasn't totally bad, but...

Watched Lucy last night, wasn't totally bad, but I liked Transcendence quite a bit better.
After that, we watched the remake of Carrie. Not sure why they had to remake it? Just to add a few more...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Wasserpest
Budget? If you want to go with the cheapest...

Budget? If you want to go with the cheapest option, the CFS-500 isn't bad. Yes it has 1in in's and out's, but you can always adjust that with a few adapters and pieces of hose. For less than 60 bucks...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By Wasserpest
Answer is "depends". Some stem plants just use...

Answer is "depends". Some stem plants just use their roots as anchors, other can have extensive root systems used for nutrient uptake. Most stem plants grow faster/bigger/better with roots, but will...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 101,201
Posted By Wasserpest
You are welcome, and thanks! Taking out the...

You are welcome, and thanks!

Taking out the huge Crinum calamistratum. Wonderful plant, which flowered a couple of times for me.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Wasserpest
New silicone will adhere to cured silicone,...

New silicone will adhere to cured silicone, especially if you clean it well. It just doesn't stick as much, for example, to keep water-filled tanks from bursting.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 101,201
Posted By Wasserpest
I had always dreamed of a huge planted tank, made...

I had always dreamed of a huge planted tank, made it reality, enjoyed it thoroughly for 5 years, and then took it down. If I had to do it all over I would have done the same thing, it's just worth...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-22-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Wasserpest
Keep watching your plants and when the new leaves...

Keep watching your plants and when the new leaves appear smaller and paler green, it's time to supplement NPK and micros. Nitrates usually run out first. At that point they will be CO2 limited, which...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Wasserpest
There are fertilizer calculators available that...

There are fertilizer calculators available that will tell you how much your dosing will increase the ppm's of the various nutrients. I don't have one with me right now but most likely you can google...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-15-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,063
Posted By Wasserpest
From one of my fave movies... Albert: Don't...

From one of my fave movies...

Albert: Don't give me that tone!

Armand: What tone?

Albert: That sarcastic contemptuous tone that means you know everything because you're a man, and I know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Wasserpest
There are always ways to reduce too much flow,...

There are always ways to reduce too much flow, but to get more you have to get more equipment.

I am using a ~500gal/hr filter on a 36gal tank. Why? because it is a bit overstocked, I had it that...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,375
Posted By Wasserpest
I just used about 5 buckets of Flourite as an...

I just used about 5 buckets of Flourite as an underlayment for a brick patio. Must be the most expensive underlayment here in the county. :red_mouth
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,965
Posted By Wasserpest
Should work if you get the correct diameter...

Should work if you get the correct diameter syringe. The 6ml version pictured earlier works with many check valves. If a little loose, just use a bit more silicone. If tight, heat up the syringe in...
Forum: DIY 08-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,586
Posted By Wasserpest
Wow... is all I can say. Nothing basic here. That...

Wow... is all I can say. Nothing basic here. That reactor looks totally professional. Logo and all! When I have the space and time I am going to put my crappy Craftsman router to some good use....
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,190
Posted By Wasserpest
Sand is inert/sterile. Little nutrients, and...

Sand is inert/sterile. Little nutrients, and hardly any cation exchange capacity (to bind nutrients). If you really like sand, layering something nutritious like top soil, loam, Miracle...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Wasserpest
Depending on other factors (light, CO2) not...

Depending on other factors (light, CO2) not dosing macros can cause issues, even if your (other) plants still look good at the moment.
Forum: Plants 08-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By Wasserpest
Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one....

Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one. Followed by micros (Iron, Manganese and such).

You can measure your nitrate levels using a liquid test kit, and check them over a few weeks while...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,502
Posted By Wasserpest
I went into braising for a little while, with...

I went into braising for a little while, with some pretty tasty results. Molly Stevens All About Braising is a real nice resource which includes good tips on how to select food in the store, how to...
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