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Forum: Plants 01-28-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Big-Ken
limnophila aromatica

I recently moved my limno to a more open part of the tank and it's growing well but the leaves it dropped at the base before i moved it are not growing back, can i just trim it off an inch above the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-18-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Big-Ken
Have you tried contacting the site admin or...

Have you tried contacting the site admin or owner, I find it hard to believe that they would turn down someone wanting to make an app for free and give PT the credit as long as they could use the db
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Big-Ken
The drop checker is a light yellow green but I'm...

The drop checker is a light yellow green but I'm not sure the solution is actually 4dkh, I'm running about 3bps and my photoperiod is 8 hours and I fertilize via EI
Forum: Plants 11-06-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Big-Ken
Crypt melting help

I just got my first pressurized co2 and started injecting into my 55g two weeks ago and I noticed last night my crypts are melting (wendtii, undulatus, crispatula var. Balansae). I know this is...
Forum: Fish 11-04-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Big-Ken
The addition of the new fish prolly put her off...

The addition of the new fish prolly put her off her laying cycle, she will absorbe the eggs if she chooses not to lay. It may take her a few weeks to feel comfortable enough to lay again. If the...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By Big-Ken
No root tabs its a dirt tank, I'll start pruning...

No root tabs its a dirt tank, I'll start pruning and replanting its really starting to take off now that I have dialed in my ferts and excel dosing, thanks for the good tips and I can't wait til it...
Forum: Plants 08-05-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By Big-Ken
when I got it I broke the pots down into small...

when I got it I broke the pots down into small clumps and planted them

That's what I was hoping to hear, I have alot of long runners that I could cut and replant. When i replant the cut pieces...
Forum: Plants 08-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By Big-Ken
Here's a full tank shot 51950 A couple close...

Here's a full tank shot
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A couple close ups of the minuta
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Forum: Plants 08-04-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By Big-Ken
Thats not my pic that is what I want mine to look...

Thats not my pic that is what I want mine to look like

Thanks all for the responses, mine is growing well sending runners out its just taking its sweet time filling in and becoming dense
Forum: Plants 08-03-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,638
Posted By Big-Ken
Marsilea minuta carpet help

I planted a large area with marsilea minuta two months ago, 6-2" pots for a 30"x6" area, it is growing well sending off runners but it not very thick. How long should I expect it to take to be like...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By Big-Ken
Fyi that tank looks to be a mid 70's to 80's...

Fyi that tank looks to be a mid 70's to 80's pemco, which was metaframes competition, the glass bottom could be origional but the pop rivits are not. Metaframes frame will have a tapper from bottom...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,139
Posted By Big-Ken
They are most likely planaria worms and they are...

They are most likely planaria worms and they are common in fish tanks, usually they come from over feeding or to much organic material (poop, dead plant matter, etc) but they are harmless. Vac the...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By Big-Ken
I've never used lilly pipes but that doesn't look...

I've never used lilly pipes but that doesn't look like near enough or big enough slits to me, just looking at it I would guess that your gph is half of what it should be and if that's the case it...
Forum: Plants 06-13-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Big-Ken
Mine is also planted in a spot where i want it...

Mine is also planted in a spot where i want it tall but its only 6" and not growing anymore aquatic growth and only sending leaves to the surface which I wouldn't mind except I'm trying to grow a...
Forum: Plants 06-13-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Big-Ken
I havent allowed any to the surface yet but they...

I havent allowed any to the surface yet but they have made it a good 12" before I realized where it was heading too, ill snip it tonight at the base and clean up some of the older tattered leaves....
Forum: Plants 06-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Big-Ken
Tiger lotus questions

My tiger lotus has grown 3 nice big leafs but now all it does is keeps sending leafs to the surface, I have removed 3 of them in the last week and a half before they reach the surface and I have...
Forum: Lighting 05-31-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Big-Ken
I have the tank lights on a timer so they come on...

I have the tank lights on a timer so they come on 15 min before I feed them and go off 15 min later, thanks for the response guys
Forum: Lighting 05-31-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Big-Ken
Turn lights on for feeding

Is it ok for the lights to be on for 30min in the morning to feed the fish then go back off?? I wasn't sure if it would hurt the plants photosynthesis cycle
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By Big-Ken
I had one and after 6 months the pressure blew...

I had one and after 6 months the pressure blew the plastic faucet piece in half right where it threads on to the sink, I got another faucet piece and it did it again 6 months later. I ended up making...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Big-Ken
Big-Kens first planted tank 55g

This will be my first planted tank, i've been doing alot of reading and research to get me to this point. I wanted to lay my plan down for you all with more experience to see if there is anything im...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Big-Ken
New and need Direction

Im new to the planted world and im kinda lost :icon_redf There seems to be so many options im not real sure where to start so i thought maybe i should post my experience, equipment, and wants in my...
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