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Forum: Plants 08-29-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By Steve001
That's not my tank. Just one to show what heavily...

That's not my tank. Just one to show what heavily planted looks like. Mine is heavily planted jungle style.
Forum: Algae 08-29-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Steve001
Has the algae sticky helped? Don't do a deep...

Has the algae sticky helped?
Don't do a deep substrate cleaning. You'll suck out all that reduced organic matter plants like so much. If you made a substrate that's more than just gravel, I don't...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By Steve001
Not necessarily. The tank has to be heavily...

Not necessarily. The tank has to be heavily planted. Along with all necessary nutrients to meet the demands of this arrangement. If not, you'll grow a plant know as algae. I use mostly window light...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By Steve001
No it's not my tank. Just one of many examples of...

No it's not my tank. Just one of many examples of heavily planted tanks. My tank is heavily planted, but it's a jungle. I did forget in my first reply to mention water movement is necessary and that...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By Steve001
That was the caveat in my post. Have a heavily...

That was the caveat in my post. Have a heavily planted tank.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 720
Posted By Steve001
I'll let others answer the lighting question. As...

I'll let others answer the lighting question. As for filtration. People worry too much about it. In a heavily planted tank like this along with a low fauna population extra filtration isn't needed...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve001
Looks like a specimen of eleocharis or one of...

Looks like a specimen of eleocharis or one of isoetes. Could you take a macrophoto?
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Steve001
What don't you understand?

What don't you understand?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-26-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By Steve001
I'm assuming the ph is measured by a color...

I'm assuming the ph is measured by a color change using a vial of tank water and indicator, but with such darkly colored water how certain can you be you can see the color change accurately?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By Steve001
How are you measuring ph? My memory is fuzzy,...

How are you measuring ph?
My memory is fuzzy, but I think general hardness plays an important role for ph.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 632
Posted By Steve001
You do know snail shells are made of calcium...

You do know snail shells are made of calcium carbonate. read this tell all about snail shells.
http://snailstales.blogspot.com/2005/11/snail-shells-are-made-of-this.html
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-25-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Steve001
Where did you learn that's true?

Where did you learn that's true?
Forum: Plants 08-24-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve001
I meant the side road back in the neighborhood?...

I meant the side road back in the neighborhood? It would make for a shorter walk.
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Steve001
Did you all notice the orangish sedimentation in...

Did you all notice the orangish sedimentation in many of the photos? That's precipitated iron. I've seen that occur in some streams near where I live.
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,968
Posted By Steve001
Why not park closer on the residential street?

Why not park closer on the residential street?
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Steve001
Mississippi is a hot humid environment; it may...

Mississippi is a hot humid environment; it may not do well in an dry air conditioned home. You've also changed the PAR values and intensity greatly. Maybe you should set it by a sunny window to give...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Steve001
Eleocharis acicularis is native to North America....

Eleocharis acicularis is native to North America. If you live in the right location you can collect some yourself.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By Steve001
Same for me, but with notes of black cherry,...

Same for me, but with notes of black cherry, licorice and chocolate. Oops I'm confusing it with the wine I'm drinking.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Steve001
Correct. But you missed the point I was making,...

Correct. But you missed the point I was making, both low tech and high tech have abundant plants. I thought those two photos would make that clear. You do not and that's why you have algae. Make...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Steve001
Thanks. I'm always making typos. Here's...

Thanks. I'm always making typos.

Here's your problem. Ya got 3 plants. I would not call it a low tech tank. I call it a fish tank with some plants. As for what a low tech tank should look like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Steve001
If that's true then it's by necessity, not...

If that's true then it's by necessity, not preference and it's not a good solution.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Steve001
You can use a freshwater ph test kit.

You can use a freshwater ph test kit.
Forum: Plants 08-18-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Steve001
I don't think it practical to do it the same way...

I don't think it practical to do it the same way nature does. It is practical to create co2 using limestone and vinegar or citric acid.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-18-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 862
Posted By Steve001
Whatsa "crept"?

Whatsa "crept"?
Forum: Lighting 08-18-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Steve001
Thought I'd bump this old post for the DIY'ers...

Thought I'd bump this old post for the DIY'ers out there.
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