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Forum: Lighting 04-02-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By kaslkaos
Hey, thanks. Your post was just the thing I was...

Hey, thanks. Your post was just the thing I was looking for. A little dissappointing news wise, as in, Hey, but I wanted to hear that now my plants will turning into ginormous tank busting monsters...
Forum: Lighting 03-30-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By kaslkaos
I was kind of hoping for a short 'for dummies'...

I was kind of hoping for a short 'for dummies' short version. I don't see any calculations. Are they on other websites? I'm on dial-up so roaming to other websites is really slow and I couldn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By kaslkaos
Oh they look amazing! And thank you SOOOOO much...

Oh they look amazing! And thank you SOOOOO much for posting them as thumbnails. I'm on dial-up and I usually have to avoid threads with pictures. These were a pleasure.
Thankyou.
Forum: Lighting 03-29-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By kaslkaos
from T10's to T6's/how much difference?

How much difference does it make to switch from T10 fluorescents to T6 (aside from price tag)?
I have a 30 gallon tank with 3 20watt fluorescents. I started with T12 (long time ago), then got T10's...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-09-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By kaslkaos
I have my Hagen Yeast Reactor going now. I don't...

I have my Hagen Yeast Reactor going now. I don't how well that counts for CO2 (I was very lazy for a few years and didn't use it, but I'm taking a renewed interest right now, especially if I can get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By kaslkaos
Yeah, I keep looking at it and thinking big is...

Yeah, I keep looking at it and thinking big is nice.
I updated my sig and profile now. I was on this board years ago, and all the info was old. I did at one point fertilize (and test parameters)...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-06-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By kaslkaos
please, need help deciding on upgrade

I have a 29 gal tank (30x12x18) with 3 20watt fluorescent tubes.
Vals, crypt and anubias grow, but broadleaf plants die from the bottom up (I have an unknown something that grows roots down to the...
Forum: Ponds 05-12-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
Posted By kaslkaos
PMDD for my 55ltr & 180ltr pond

These are two outdoor container ponds. I have chucks calculator loaded on my computer, and I have all the ingredients. I've been dosing my 20gal aquarium with separate amounts, but I would like to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-16-2005, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
Posted By kaslkaos
does Flourish add phosphates?

My phosphates keep sneaking up, and I don't add any. I have lately started using Seachem Flourish (the trace supplement). On the ingredients, it states "Available Phosphate (P205) 0.01%". Is that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2004, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By kaslkaos
I found someone who has successfully transplanted...

I found someone who has successfully transplanted native plants here:
http://www.buckmanshome.com/localaquatics.html

As for mine, they seem to be growing, from complete die back, now to 1 1/2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-14-2004, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By kaslkaos
I said I'd wait a month, but I have a wee bit of...

I said I'd wait a month, but I have a wee bit of news.
In the past, newly planted material looks good for a week or two, lingers, and dies completely within a month. It's been a month since my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-14-2004, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By kaslkaos
water softener using potassium chloride

My home has a water softener; we use something called Nature's Own which I believe is pure potassium chloride. I mix softened water with unsoftened water to get a gh of 7 (1:1 ratio). I've been...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-11-2004, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By kaslkaos
Hey thanks, all! And Rex for being the quickest...

Hey thanks, all! And Rex for being the quickest reply ever! I will mix that up and go for it. I bought the Homegrown Hydroponics as it was available in Canada.
This forum is a treasure trove of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-10-2004, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By kaslkaos
I've been torturing native plants in my aquarium...

I've been torturing native plants in my aquarium too, so I'll add my tank specs.
20 gal, 2 watt/g --> now trying 3 watts/g but seeing more algae (yes, I am an algae grower)
no heater, temps drop to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-10-2004, 12:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By kaslkaos
It's from Homegrown Hydroponics (gotta love that...

It's from Homegrown Hydroponics (gotta love that name) #6 in their "six pack"
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-09-2004, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By kaslkaos
dosing traces

Can anybody tell me how to calculate traces for a 20g tank. I was using a commercial brand, but I bought some bulk mix from a hydroponics store. I have chucks aquarium calculator, but I can't find...
Forum: Substrate 08-10-2004, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,260
Posted By kaslkaos
Okay, so there are two choices, then. If I add...

Okay, so there are two choices, then.
If I add flourite, how much can I add at a time without stressing the plants too much? 1/4" per week? maybe? I like the flourite for the red colour; I've used...
Forum: Substrate 08-10-2004, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,260
Posted By kaslkaos
Question Adding substrate to established tank

I have a 20gal tank with less than 1" of gravel bottom. I'm sure it's no surprise that plants are not rooting well. The tank has been working for a long time, and I'd rather not start over (but I'm...
Forum: Fish 03-16-2004, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By kaslkaos
Well, they are staying for now. They look nice. ...

Well, they are staying for now. They look nice. They did start nibbling my myriophyllum, but that was after a long weekend and they were hungry. I'm giving them half an algae wafer a day, which...
Forum: Fish 03-10-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By kaslkaos
I added rosy barbs because a: I heard the eat...

I added rosy barbs because a: I heard the eat string algae, and b: I wanted some variety with my whiteclouds in my determinedly cold-water tank.
I should have done my research... I've lately read...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-10-2004, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By kaslkaos
My nitrate readings are always 0, so I want to...

My nitrate readings are always 0, so I want to add Potassium Nitrate. I've downloaded Tom Barr's Aquarium Calculator, and now have a solution of 5 tsps to 250 ml of water. The calculator estimates...
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