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Forum: Plants 09-06-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Kathyy
I like the suction cup idea. I try to anchor it...

I like the suction cup idea. I try to anchor it to a rooted plant but it never likes my choice of anchor and goes for a plant that looks horrible with hornwort twisted in it.

If you must have it...
Forum: Plants 09-06-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Kathyy
I see immature growth on both Marsilea and...

I see immature growth on both Marsilea and Staurogyne, not sure what you are talking about. Low nutrient levels will slow plant growth. Your plants are far from dead.

Marsilea starts out light...
Forum: Plants 09-06-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Kathyy
No phosphate dosing? Zero nitrate? 4 bpm CO2? ...

No phosphate dosing? Zero nitrate? 4 bpm CO2?

Might get some phosphate in there, bump up the CO2 a notch and/or increase the nitrate dosing to see what happens. Looks like the Hydrocotyle is...
Forum: Plants 08-29-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Kathyy
Looks like Bolbitis heteroclita to me. The fuzzy...

Looks like Bolbitis heteroclita to me. The fuzzy brown growths are the roots of baby plants. This plant isn't a particularly good aquarium plant unlike its relative, B. heudelotii. In my tank it grew...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Kathyy
The rating of the pump is with no head or pipe...

The rating of the pump is with no head or pipe turns. Figure a 1200gph pump is likely to provide only 600-900gph or so with a 4' head and a normal number of piping turns....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Kathyy
The tank needs the circulation but the filter...

The tank needs the circulation but the filter bacteria are supposed to do a better job with a slower flow of water through the media. That said I don't see any change in the tank between the old...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-14-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Kathyy
My 20" Cerges reactor is powered by a rio 2500....

My 20" Cerges reactor is powered by a rio 2500. That pump was the sole sump pump for the 180 long tank and worked okay supported with another source of circulation. I happened to have a rio 1700...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Kathyy
If the bar is close enough to the surface you...

If the bar is close enough to the surface you will get a ripple and that is all you want. The top holes could easily redrilled to point up if you don't like the way it is working.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-10-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Kathyy
Just follow the amounts listed for your tank...

Just follow the amounts listed for your tank here.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944

"40~60gal
50% H20 change-weekly
1/2 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
1/8 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
3/4...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-09-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Kathyy
Be sure you aren't breaking any laws by...

Be sure you aren't breaking any laws by collecting it!

I soaked it in a large tub to soften the dirt and rotted spots and scraped all that off with a dull blade. Some prefer a brush or pressure...
Forum: Fish 08-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Kathyy
There is Nematobrycon lacortei and N. palmeri and...

There is Nematobrycon lacortei and N. palmeri and varieties available. I had N. palmeri and they are quite large, beautiful and interesting to keep. I don't think they would be happy in a 15 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Kathyy
If you dump the water out of the filter and keep...

If you dump the water out of the filter and keep the media wet the bacteria will be fine but why not put both filters on the bathtub?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,790
Posted By Kathyy
Does this mean I don't have to stalk, er...

Does this mean I don't have to stalk, er subscribe to all those big tank journals? I don't remember seeing all of these nice big tanks though, this thread is nice, thanks for starting it!

My big...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,675
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks! I have been trying avoid total anarchy by...

Thanks! I have been trying avoid total anarchy by having a stronger hardscape than I have ever put together but it is rapidly vanishing. I think I have seen a couple of fern samples taken but so far...
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Kathyy
Oh good, that will be enough to too much light...

Oh good, that will be enough to too much light then. See this thread, perhaps your exact fixture is listed or you can estimate how good the reflectors are from the info there. Since you have a wide...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By Kathyy
According to this sticky thread in the lighting...

According to this sticky thread in the lighting forum you may have enough light IF your reflectors are good ones as you only want 10-30PAR for a low tech tank, Excel treated or not. Your plants are...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Kathyy
Rio pumps are cheap, fairly energy conserving,...

Rio pumps are cheap, fairly energy conserving, not very noisy and include a ball valve along with a bunch of other gadgets. Your overflow is rated at 300gph. Figure your head loss from a calculator...
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Kathyy
It looks like your Current may be just fine with...

It looks like your Current may be just fine with 21PAR at 24". Since you aren't interested in using CO2 you would be better off with PAR between 10-30 and the Current should be just fine. Do not try...
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Kathyy
That fixture is T5NO and might not be bright...

That fixture is T5NO and might not be bright enough for the stems. Likely be okay for Anubias, Java fern and crypts though. See the sticky thread in the Lighting forum for info. Check out the low...
Forum: DIY 07-21-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Kathyy
When the tank is on the stand are the corners of...

When the tank is on the stand are the corners of the tank directly over the vertical supports? If so you are fine. Looks like this stand was meant to have about an inch of stand showing around the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-19-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Kathyy
Since you are in California you may want to...

Since you are in California you may want to consider earthquake safety. It doesn't sound like that stand design has much resistance to racking. I know having the corners of the tank supported is fine...
Forum: Plants 07-17-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Kathyy
Looks like "Windelov" Java fern to me.

Looks like "Windelov" Java fern to me.
Forum: Plants 07-17-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By Kathyy
Slow growing permanent types of plants you might...

Slow growing permanent types of plants you might look for are more Anubias and crypt varieties. Java ferns also come in several varieties. Less is more though. It isn't easy but buy more of the...
Forum: Algae 07-16-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,821
Posted By Kathyy
Is it back as in blanketing the tank overnight or...

Is it back as in blanketing the tank overnight or back as in there is a corner it lurks in and you are concerned?

If it is covering the tank then you haven't figured out what the problem is yet....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-15-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By Kathyy
I'd empty the tank, put a thin layer of sand in....

I'd empty the tank, put a thin layer of sand in. Find a nice bit of wood with 2-3 branches and tie the moss all over it. Tie very closely with thread turns only 1/4" apart and be sure you can see...
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