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Forum: Algae 12-19-2013, 09:53 PM
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Posted By isonychia
Help identify this algae

Can someone help me identify this algae or whatever is going on. At first i thought maybe it was melting, but maybe not.
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I am new to planted tanks. i have had this tank running for a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By isonychia
Flourish / Excel new otto cats

I want to start trying Excel and Flourish.(Unless I read a case for not using it.) LFS said if I have any algae/possible BBA (I may have some BBA, not sure) hold off on flourish and go with excel. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By isonychia
Thanks. I have been searching for updated...

Thanks.

I have been searching for updated info on the light, but so far no one has done any PAR readings on it other than something I saw from Fluval with a 6" distance measurement on this site.
...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By isonychia
Thanks. I put the tank in a small container and...

Thanks. I put the tank in a small container and removed it from the tank. It reminds me of like hard water, but is brown/black in color.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By isonychia
My next step, NEW TANK

Hi. I just recently set up a low tech tank. This is my first planted tank.

I started purchasing some plants after doing research and removing others that were a bad choice.

It's a 55gallon that...
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By isonychia
brown crust on plant

I don't know what kind of grass/plant this is, but can someone tell me what the brown crust is that's on it. Also the name as well. It's about 4" tall and the leaves have a grain to them. The plant...
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the help guys. I think I got it...

Thanks for the help guys.

I think I got it now.

iso
Forum: Plants 12-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By isonychia
Thank guys. So there is dwarf baby tears:...

Thank guys.

So there is dwarf baby tears: Hemianthus callitrichoides

Regular baby tears: Hemianthus micranthemoides, aka pearlweed. So pearlweed is an accepted common name for regular baby...
Forum: Plants 12-01-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By isonychia
pearl weed/baby tears confusion

Hi, just hoping someone can clarify something for me.

I am trying to create a carpeting plant in my low tech tank.

I'm new to all this so bear with me.

I thought I knew the differences...
Forum: Plants 11-23-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By isonychia
So the staurogyne repens, and the mini pelia may...

So the staurogyne repens, and the mini pelia may not be a good choice?

Does anyone know which rotala has the smallest leaves and is green?

I see some indica that I thought was red but see it on...
Forum: Plants 11-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By isonychia
plant list opinions

I just started my first low tech planted tank.

I have black flourite as a substrate and the Fluval LED Plant light.
55 gallon tank.
Haven't research fertilizers yet.

I currently have the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-21-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By isonychia
Wow, thats a lot of info. Thanks guys. ...

Wow, thats a lot of info.

Thanks guys.

One question (for now) ;)

My tank was established for about 4 years and held 2 big cats. We donated the cats to a local shop that they housed in a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-20-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By isonychia
Jeremy, thank you. You explained it very...

Jeremy, thank you.

You explained it very well. I am in total understanding now.
I don't want to spring for the PAR meter right now, so I guess I will just have to see how my plants do with the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-19-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By isonychia
Thank you very much. How do i determine I...

Thank you very much.

How do i determine I have enough light?
My LED, I think, say's it has 3475 lumens. That seems like very little when i did the calculations based on this thread:...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-19-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By isonychia
New to planted tank lighting question

Hi, I am attempting to set up a 55 gallon as a planted tank.

So far the substrate is dark flourite.

Tank is established, just getting a makeover. Probaby doesn't matter except for fish.

ph...
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