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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-22-2015, 03:42 PM
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Posted By tamsin
Nitrate is fine, in fact it's normal/good to have...

Nitrate is fine, in fact it's normal/good to have some in a planted tank. Ammonia is a problem, the bacteria should convert the ammonia produced by the fish into nitrite and then on to nitrate which...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-22-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By tamsin
It depends what's in the water you use for the...

It depends what's in the water you use for the change, for example some tap water has nitrates and other nutrients plants can use so acts like weak ferts.
Forum: Algae 03-22-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By tamsin
How long are your lights on for? Might be worth...

How long are your lights on for? Might be worth cutting the photo period or raising the lights.
Forum: Fish 03-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By tamsin
I set up a quarentine tank for them recently. I...

I set up a quarentine tank for them recently. I add pea gravel, pebbles and a piece of wood then ran it with full lights for 14 hours a day until it looked very grungy. Only took them three days to...
Forum: Algae 03-10-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By tamsin
Yep, there are other options than shortening the...

Yep, there are other options than shortening the photo period - after all you want to be able to see in tank as much as possible :)

Raising the light, adding floating plants or poping something...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-06-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By tamsin
It doesn't look that abnormal too me, wendtii...

It doesn't look that abnormal too me, wendtii does have undulating edges. Have a google for pictures of that species, one of the pics in the plant profiles has similar leaves:...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-06-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By tamsin
I'm 99% covered with a mix of floaters. The light...

I'm 99% covered with a mix of floaters. The light still comes through but its a little green/yellower but still plenty bright enough, but it also means I run my lights on full for 11 hours a day with...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tamsin
I'd say javafern was faster than anubias, but...

I'd say javafern was faster than anubias, but obviously not nearly as quick as stems!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-04-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By tamsin
The root system will be massive so better to trim...

The root system will be massive so better to trim them unless you want the whole bottom stirred up. I'd pull it up gently until you can see 1-2" of root and cut through with scissors. It should...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tamsin
They come in a range of sizes, it's just the...

They come in a range of sizes, it's just the smaller species of anubias are most popular. The leaves on Heterophylla are peace lilly size. You are right, they aren't super fast growing though, you'd...
Forum: Algae 03-04-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By tamsin
If you're injecting CO2 you really need to...

If you're injecting CO2 you really need to providing a complete range of ferts too otherwise the plants can't use it.
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tamsin
I don't think it's in the profile here but...

I don't think it's in the profile here but Anubias Heterophylla was the one I was thinking of - it has big spear shaped leaves very similar to peace lilly, although possibly slightly lighter in...
Forum: Plants 03-04-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By tamsin
Look for shower/bath caddy/shelves, they sell...

Look for shower/bath caddy/shelves, they sell them with suckers you can stick on the back wall.

There are a few bigger anubias species that have similar leaves that you could use as replacements...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-28-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By tamsin
Have you tried reducing your light? Either...

Have you tried reducing your light? Either dimming it, shorter photo period or adding a shade eg floating plants to reduce it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-27-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By tamsin
That's usually done for carpets, any particular...

That's usually done for carpets, any particular reason you want to do emersed first? If you are moving them from emersed to low tech (no CO2) I expect you'll see a big die back because the amount of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-27-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By tamsin
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Plants 02-26-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By tamsin
There are a few taller crypt species, long thin...

There are a few taller crypt species, long thin leaves a bit like vallis but gives you a bit more variation.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-25-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Posted By tamsin
I keep embers with them, they don't bother the...

I keep embers with them, they don't bother the adults though I expect they eat some of the smallest babies.
Forum: Plants 02-24-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By tamsin
Floating plants have access to CO2 in the air so...

Floating plants have access to CO2 in the air so they tend to grow faster in low tech than other plants and react to a lack of nutrients quicker - some people use them as an indicator for when you...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-23-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,021
Posted By tamsin
There are a few anubias species you could try,...

There are a few anubias species you could try, ditto on java but otherwise bobitis or brucephalandra also grow the same way.
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By tamsin
Vallis would be another one with a different leaf...

Vallis would be another one with a different leaf shape for contrast :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By tamsin
I didn't realise you didn't have them. They are...

I didn't realise you didn't have them. They are pretty widely available in the UK and prices are getting very similar to standard plants maybe 1.5-2x the price. There are a couple of different brands...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-20-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By tamsin
Add some floating plants - once they take off it...

Add some floating plants - once they take off it will cut down the light to the plants below but means you don't have to reduce your lighting period etc. so you can still watch the fish. I did this...
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By tamsin
How about a compromise... you cut 1/3 a couple of...

How about a compromise... you cut 1/3 a couple of leaf nodes from the floor and see how they do? If it works well you can cut the next 1/3 and so on. If not you'll still have plenty of tops left to...
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By tamsin
Could the substrate you used have run out of...

Could the substrate you used have run out of juice and that was previously contributing extra ferts?
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