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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Raymond S.
A curiosity issue, but what were you dosing in...

A curiosity issue, but what were you dosing in this tank ?
Pleco(s) is responsible for damage to java ferns...eats algae which is common on java fern as it grows slowly so leaves last a long time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Raymond S.
As far as the Macros are concerned I would read...

As far as the Macros are concerned I would read this.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107303
Nothing wrong that some grow in wouldn't fix. What type Amazon is that ? The regulars...
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Raymond S.
Had a similar issue when I "collected" a "Brindle...

Had a similar issue when I "collected" a "Brindle Matdom" from the lake near my house one night. Kept it long enough to find three different possible max lengths. The smallest would have worked but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Raymond S.
Pearling is also a matter of disolved Oxygen in...

Pearling is also a matter of disolved Oxygen in the water. When the level is high, you
get Pearling and if not you won't.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Raymond S.
Yes for the just add this much water to...but I...

Yes for the just add this much water to...but I can't calculat it yet so I'd be guessing based on my 10g. And actually I do dose 1/64 tsp one week and 1/32 tsp the next.
But it will be regulated by...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albu...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=14281&pictureid=55634
If you have any kind of photo shop lighten this picture up a bit.
It's shaded by the log but I think this is more normal...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 142
Posted By Raymond S.
The 13W one is the correct one and only one of...

The 13W one is the correct one and only one of them IF the fixture you speak of
is the one which has the bulb virtical. For some reason( and I just found this out a few days ago) the ones which hold...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Raymond S.
Which Finnex ? Makes a fairly big difference. The...

Which Finnex ? Makes a fairly big difference. The RayII will get you into the med range.
But with no CO2 it may be the best place to have it.
Check this link and enter med light. The list of plants...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By Raymond S.
Don't just take my word for it but I believe the...

Don't just take my word for it but I believe the MTS will level the dirt/sub eventually.
Wait and see if that gets co-signed though. Unfortunately copperwhich would kill them will also kill any...
Forum: Fish 04-14-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Raymond S.
Eventually the Gourami can get up to 10". Try...

Eventually the Gourami can get up to 10".
Try this link for compatibilities..no gaurantees but they seem to actually be overly cautious about which can go/w what....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 299
Posted By Raymond S.
Side note: Any deficiency limits plant growth. So...

Side note: Any deficiency limits plant growth. So your not dosing KH2PO4 could be
hindering the issue. Your 10+PPM could be enough and I might be tempted to wait till you add the KH2PO4 and see if...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-14-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Raymond S.
I don't know what effect high KH would cause, but...

I don't know what effect high KH would cause, but lower than 3 allows the PH to fluctuate because it acts as a PH buffer. Previously when my tank had a 1 for a reading
I had other problems/w the...
Forum: Fish 04-14-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 143
Posted By Raymond S.
Perhaps you can e-mail these people and get "care...

Perhaps you can e-mail these people and get "care & feeding" instructions on it from
them. In this link they say directions supplied/w cultures. I have bought from them
and was OK with what I got...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-14-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Raymond S.
I recently found by test that distilled water...

I recently found by test that distilled water reduces TDS and other things you want while not having much effect on PH unless a lot is used. I only keep the easy care RCS
so I certainly don't have...
Forum: Lighting 04-14-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Raymond S.
The way T5 light bulbs are hooked to the fixture...

The way T5 light bulbs are hooked to the fixture is by loose wires ending in a cap
which fits the bulb. T8 bulbs fit into a slot. They need to be fairly exact.
The OEM bulbs that came/w my T5...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Raymond S.
At the moment your ferts are out of balance. Thos...

At the moment your ferts are out of balance. Thos liquid ferts mostly just have the Micros unless you added a Potassium one in liquid which still leaves you short some.
Injected CO2 should be on...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Raymond S.
And just for what it's worth...I am planning a...

And just for what it's worth...I am planning a sump for a 10g...just because I can...and
partially for that reason, but mainly to get my whole tank back as I've been tinkering/w built in bio-only...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Raymond S.
In the BML you can get as many reds as you want...

In the BML you can get as many reds as you want to but the Planted+ has just a few of them. Which is more than none as in what the others have. Red LED's don't register on PAR meters so no data exist...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By Raymond S.
And, though it's not fair/nice to say which...

And, though it's not fair/nice to say which one..there's a thread up here right now
which follows the quick fix direction.
I laugh when "people" put statements like the one quoted in an article...
Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 75
Posted By Raymond S.
Really, I call that a trick question. Cause it...

Really, I call that a trick question. Cause it miss leads the person into what can only be speculation.
On the other hand, I never got algae in water that I put it in the closet and left it for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Raymond S.
Then this link will be right up your alley. ...

Then this link will be right up your alley.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=14281&pictureid=55650
I'm sure you will have more questions after reading it. I think you need 5...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By Raymond S.
Marineland makes that sized tank. You may find a...

Marineland makes that sized tank. You may find a shop which will order one for you.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By Raymond S.
Depending on th type of material that furniture...

Depending on th type of material that furniture is made of it may not be suitable for that tank. The real problem is the sides not being directly under the edges of the tank.
No metal stand supports...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Raymond S.
When using the "Python" method it is necessary to...

When using the "Python" method it is necessary to use the amount of de-chlor that is for the total amount of water in the tank before adding back the tapwater.
If you use well water this is mostly...
Forum: Plants 04-13-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By Raymond S.
Don't at all feel silly about it cause Petco...

Don't at all feel silly about it cause Petco sells "Mondo grass" which is a lawn trimming
to people for their aquariums. And don't bother to tell that to the corporation which supplies them...
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