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Forum: Tank Journals 06-02-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
Ha. I don't really like them either :) But they...

Ha. I don't really like them either :) But they do help to diffuse high light and they don't need co2 and they compete well with algae.

Not surprised about the lilaeopsis, its a harder plant to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-01-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By fjf888
This is a good question really. The answer is...

This is a good question really. The answer is CO2/carbon. The idea with limited water changes is that you are trying to minimize CO2 fluctuations. The plants can not adapt as quickly as algae to...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2011, 05:46 PM
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Posted By fjf888
Water sprite for me works best as a floating...

Water sprite for me works best as a floating plant.

That's what vals do. For the vals I usually cut the runners and pull out the excess plants carefully.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By fjf888
Java fern doesn't need special care to survive,...

Java fern doesn't need special care to survive, you could be right about the wisteria, but I would not necessarily upgrade the lighting yet.

I would be curious as to your nitrate reading. If...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-23-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
That is fairly normal crypt behavior. If you are...

That is fairly normal crypt behavior. If you are getting new leaves, it also is likely growing under the substrate as well.

I never had much success planting the water sprite in soil and having...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-19-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
It could be the lighting, either more/less...

It could be the lighting, either more/less intense or much more heat, The other thing it could be is the hornwort and other plants are competing with it.

Clamp lights work well, If I could do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-19-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By fjf888
Hey Mary Just picked up this thread. ...

Hey Mary

Just picked up this thread.

My first question would be: How are the plants growing?

If they are not growing well try dosing the water column, plants feed from both the roots and...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,463
Posted By fjf888
I rarely use carbon in a planted tank. I used it...

I rarely use carbon in a planted tank. I used it most in my el natural tank in the first month. I'd say carbon is useful when there might be a lot of organics in the tank, such as initially if...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
Mary You growth is very good. The plants...

Mary

You growth is very good. The plants are coming on strong, the algae will relent with continued good plant growth. If you compare your 3/23 pictures and this one there is a significant bump...
Forum: Lighting 04-03-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 184,844
Posted By fjf888
retrofiting a cube 16Lx13.5Wx15

I have 12 gallon cube tank that I want to retrofit with lighting that will grow anything. It will be CO2 injected.

What I thought would make the most sense is an AH Supply CF retrofit kit. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
Mary I think you're pretty much in good...

Mary

I think you're pretty much in good shape, once the tank settles down I think you'll find it to be relatively trouble free. Just a little pruning from time to time.

Fred
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,867
Posted By fjf888
Mary You can acclimate them as you would...

Mary

You can acclimate them as you would fish. The amanos and nerites will definitely help with the algae.

The tannins will go away on their own, if the water clarity bothers you can run a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-25-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 62,854
Posted By fjf888
Yep, I would like to see how you are doing as...

Yep, I would like to see how you are doing as well. I'm glad to see you're getting some good help here.

Fred
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-23-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,719
Posted By fjf888
There aren't many. Most of the 20 gallon fixture...

There aren't many. Most of the 20 gallon fixture have crappy reflectors meant for an entry level hobbyist doing a fish only tank. If you're a DIY person this may work for you.
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Forum: Lighting 03-23-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By fjf888
Mary Need more info about the tank size and...

Mary

Need more info about the tank size and a pic of the light fixture would help. My off the cuff answer would be no. Its really best to use a fixture that covers most of the width of the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-17-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,580
Posted By fjf888
In the DC area. Where did you find the rock?...

In the DC area. Where did you find the rock? Places that used to have decent supplies in the past seem to be dwindling.

Thanks.
Forum: Plants 03-15-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By fjf888
Thanks for the Welcome, From the yamato...

Thanks for the Welcome,

From the yamato green website

Provides a rich source of chelated iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, boron, sulfur, copper, vitamins and plant auxins (growth...
Forum: Plants 03-14-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By fjf888
Adding excel gives the plants more carbon, once...

Adding excel gives the plants more carbon, once plants are less limited by carbon they will need other nutrients in greater quantities, so it would make sense that using a variety of different ferts...
Forum: Lighting 10-26-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 184,844
Posted By fjf888
my exact fixture.

This may explain the slow growth I am having. I have been using 2x54 instead of 4x54, based on recommendations I have received from Tom and confirmed using this graph, with CO2 to the point of...
Forum: DIY 09-14-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 143,383
Posted By fjf888
How does the Cerges reactor compare to Tom Barr's...

How does the Cerges reactor compare to Tom Barr's DIY venturi reactor? Could you do a venturi loop for this one as well, I don't see why not, other than perhaps its not necessary.

Thanks

Fred
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fjf888
Desk lamp works, there are also plenty of options...

Desk lamp works, there are also plenty of options now for clip on lights, that will bring at least 13W of light to the tank. You could also get adventurous gut the fixture and retrofit it with...
Forum: Lighting 02-22-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By fjf888
I have one of these and have set it up using the...

I have one of these and have set it up using the Walstad method with a layer of topsoil topped with gravel. It has been going over 2 years now and I grow a bunch of stuff in there, but nothing too...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-12-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By fjf888
Am I on the right track?

I would like to get some more expert opinion on the proposed setup here. I have some experience and have a high tech high light CO2 setup. I am setting up a low tech tank for some friends who happen...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By fjf888
Eclipse Six lighting

I am about to start a new plant tank on a small scale with my eclipse 6 (six gallon tank). It has a whopping 9W CF fixture in the hood.

I know the WPG rule basically falls apart on small tanks...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2007, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By fjf888
Actually I have it set up like you said. ...

Actually I have it set up like you said. Powerhead hooked into the top side and CO2 coming directly to the top.

Apologize for the noob questions, but I had no diagram to work with. What is...
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