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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Thanks, King! Yes, I'm absolutely sure I didn't...

Thanks, King! Yes, I'm absolutely sure I didn't mishear what he said. We had a fairly long conversation. He agreed that the level was high. I had actually taken a sample to my lfs to double...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Skunky
Has nobody else seen the inside of a Marimo ball...

Has nobody else seen the inside of a Marimo ball or noticed the stinky yellow crud inside it?

Does anybody have an idea of why rcs want to hang out in that environment?

Maybe this should be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-06-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
I'm kind of surprised that nobody else in my...

I'm kind of surprised that nobody else in my small town is bothered by this. From what I understood, the "enforceable" rule means that they must do something....that thing has been to test the water...
Forum: Plants 04-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Skunky
Stinking Marimo ball!

Yes, it's cute and fascinating. I've had a large one for 5 or 6 months. At each water change, I take it out and comb the algae off and swish it in tank water.

Yesterday as I was pulling it out,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Thanks for your concern. The tap is 45 ppm,...

Thanks for your concern. The tap is 45 ppm, according to our water superintendent. He told me to call the county health dept. and they would explain to me why it is okay. I never did. As far at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Thanks for all you help. I have the long thread...

Thanks for all you help. I have the long thread algae, staghorn, and the type that is a green, fuzzy carpet.

For plants, I have
one small wisteria
naja grass
ludwigia repens
rotal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Thanks, Diana. I'm going to have to digest your...

Thanks, Diana. I'm going to have to digest your advice a bit before I make any decisions. I didn't want to add a new tank or another apparatus to deal with my bad tap. Just the opposite. I'm...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
This lighting strip sits right on top of the...

This lighting strip sits right on top of the glass cover.

I've changed the photo period from 8 hrs to 6.

I will read the fert. sub-forum. I think i already did, but I've read so much, it's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Noahma, I have a Marineland Aquatic Plant LED...

Noahma, I have a Marineland Aquatic Plant LED lighting system. 6,5000k, 1 watt white LED lamps: RGB, 3 watt LED lamps.

I think you're right that's an imbalance. I'm just not sure where to go...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Okay, I get it that NO3 is needed and...

Okay, I get it that NO3 is needed and appreciated. But I'm dealing with all kinds of algae now. That's why I think lowering nitrates is necessary. That's what I've been told. Yeah, it's free, but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
I understand what you're saying, but my tap water...

I understand what you're saying, but my tap water has caused several types of algae to invade and damage my plants--those plants I hoped would suck up the nitrates. I'm dosing Flourish Comp. I'm...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
Carbon will eliminate or reduce nitrates from tap...

Carbon will eliminate or reduce nitrates from tap water?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-05-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Skunky
High nitrate tap water

I know this is probably an old topic, but I hope someone can help. My tap water is at 40ppm. I've got intense lights and just recently started pressurized CO2 in hopes that the plants will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-04-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Skunky
I once read that duckweed can help with the...

I once read that duckweed can help with the transfer of oxygen to the water column. Most people don't want it because it grows really fast and can be hard to impossible to get rid of. If it is not...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,020
Posted By Skunky
I'm kind of at the same point you are right now...

I'm kind of at the same point you are right now with the introduction of co2. I got differing advice about o2 and surface turbulence. When I cut the bubbler down during the day as someone advised, I...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Skunky
I will definitely keep you posted on the...

I will definitely keep you posted on the progress. So far, things are looking a bit better.
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Skunky
Thanks for your reply WheeledGoat! I think...

Thanks for your reply WheeledGoat!

I think my post was not very clear. I actually have this light system. I had the Marineland all-in-one setup originally. The filter and light were built into...
Forum: Lighting 04-02-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By Skunky
Marineland Aquatic Plant LED

I got this sent to me by the Marineland folks because the lighting system that came with my tank quit.

I assumed it was a high light system but after doing some reading, I'm confused. I can't...
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