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Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-23-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, It will work. There must be thousands...

Hi,

It will work. There must be thousands of such tanks running today.

Such a tank would need light, if course, and some source of nutrients, such as fish food converted by the fish to plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-07-2009, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 631
Posted By aquabillpers
If your tank is well planted you don't have to...

If your tank is well planted you don't have to worry about "cycling".

Just add a few fish, and the plants will consume the ammonia that they produce. The plants also brought with them some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By aquabillpers
Some large "mystery" snails are also called...

Some large "mystery" snails are also called "infusoria snails, because their copious droppings encourage that to grow.

What did your snails eat? Some "mystery" snails are heavy-eating...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-17-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,804
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, Tom, I use KNO3 to dose nitrates, but...

Hi, Tom,

I use KNO3 to dose nitrates, but Seachem's Nitrogen is fine also, just a bit more expensive.

If you are certain that your nitrate test kit is accurate, just keep dosing until you get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-30-2006, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By aquabillpers
I'd be surprised if any aquatic plants would...

I'd be surprised if any aquatic plants would survive in water of zero hardness.
Are you sure that number is correct?

Bill
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-30-2006, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,030
Posted By aquabillpers
Just great! Bill

Just great!

Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By aquabillpers
No, that is for high light tanks. Lower light...

No, that is for high light tanks. Lower light tanks can do quite well with CO2 levels of 2 - 4 ppm, the normal concentration in the atmosphere.

Bill
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-27-2005, 01:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,478
Posted By aquabillpers
I use low mineral, low pH water that I collect...

I use low mineral, low pH water that I collect from a brook for my tanks, and add Equilibrium, etc., to make the water fit for plants. That's better than my hard, alkaline well water.

I usually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-26-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By aquabillpers
I've seen worms like that in Grindle worm and...

I've seen worms like that in Grindle worm and daphnia cultures. They stayed at the surface of the latter, like yours, but they could also swim.

The adult is a tiny gnat. The fish ate the worms...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By aquabillpers
The amount of heat that a heater generates...

The amount of heat that a heater generates depends on the wattage of the heater. The temperature of the aquarium depends on the temperature of the room in which it is located.

I use five to 10...
Forum: Lighting 12-13-2005, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, You really should consider reducing the...

Hi,

You really should consider reducing the light. Try cutting it in at least half.
You risk a huge algae mess.

Good luck!

Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By aquabillpers
Whenever I've had ich in an aquarium, planted or...

Whenever I've had ich in an aquarium, planted or not, I've simply raised the temperature to the low 90's for a few days. The fish and plants don't mind and the ich goes away.

Keep it simple.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2005, 01:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, Other Geoff! Since Flourite supplies few...

Hi, Other Geoff!

Since Flourite supplies few if any nutrients, I wonder where your plants are getting their food? Do you have a lot of fish?

Often new plants carry with them a reservoir of...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By aquabillpers
The five day blackout procedure was popularized...

The five day blackout procedure was popularized by Tom Barr as a way to get rid of BGA. It might work against some other algaes but not all, or most.

BTW, there is more to the "five day blackout"...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By aquabillpers
There is a lot of comment here about legalities...

There is a lot of comment here about legalities by non lawyers.

But to reduce this to its basics, any article about EI methods should include Tom's name in it somewhere, since he made the concept...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, Geoff the Other, What kind of substrate...

Hi, Geoff the Other,

What kind of substrate do you have in that tank? Do you dose nutrients? How long has it been set up?

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2005, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By aquabillpers
Hi, Not to be the bearer of bad news. but at...

Hi,

Not to be the bearer of bad news. but at about 1 wpg your lighting is not enought to grow much with or without Carbo-Plus, Excel, or even injected CO2.

I suggest that you concentrate on low...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-05-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,898
Posted By aquabillpers
Several kinds of snails are called "pond snails."...

Several kinds of snails are called "pond snails." Some eat plants, but not all. I keep the Physa species and I am very happy with them. Guppies and other fish feast on the small ones. I wish they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By aquabillpers
A salt water tank with a serious algae problem...

A salt water tank with a serious algae problem needs more than "plants" to correct it. There is something wrong with the chemical makeup of the water or the lighting that needs to be fixed.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2005, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By aquabillpers
No, it doesn't seem to be happening any more,...

No, it doesn't seem to be happening any more, after the "defendants" incurred thousands of dollars in legal fees and RN declared his second bankrupcy. And they ship "every two or three weeks"? LOL...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2005, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By aquabillpers
When you add fish, they will disappear.

When you add fish, they will disappear.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By aquabillpers
Within normal limits, the Kelvin determines how...

Within normal limits, the Kelvin determines how the aquarium looks to us. The plants don't care that much.

I think that the important thing is the amount of light energy that reaches the plants. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-18-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By aquabillpers
The numbers are unlikely because usually the GH...

The numbers are unlikely because usually the GH is larger than the KH. Not always, but usually. Your KH of 110 PPM (6 to 7 degrees) and GH of less than 20 ppm (1 + degrees) just don't sound right,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-17-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By aquabillpers
"My gh is below 20ppm (thats as low as my kit...

"My gh is below 20ppm (thats as low as my kit goes) and my kh is 110ppm. What is a good gh for snails?"

Your numbers are possible but unlikely. I suggest that you get another test kit. They do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-11-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,784
Posted By aquabillpers
A mild disagreement: At 2 WPG or a little bit...

A mild disagreement: At 2 WPG or a little bit more you definitely do not need CO2 enrichment, although it might would help. My tanks are all around 2WPG and plants grow fine (most of the time), but...
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