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Forum: Tank Journals   02-17-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,878
Posted By DMtankd
Burr, Curious: have you ever tested the...

Burr,

Curious: have you ever tested the parameters in tank to see what the results of your dosing are?
Forum: Lighting   01-23-2017, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By DMtankd
Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up going...

Thanks for the recommendations. I ended up going for one of the hydrofarm 4ft lights. Just could not get my head around paying a hundred or more extra for a shorter light. Gave some serious thought...
Forum: Lighting   01-20-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By DMtankd
T5HO Recommendation

Hi all - Looking for a recommendation for a 36" quad bulb T5HO fixture that can easily be suspended above the tank (i.e. not resting directly on the rim). I'm finding 2ft and 4ft fixtures, but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-09-2016, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By DMtankd
CO2 escapes from the surface of the water into...

CO2 escapes from the surface of the water into the air. You need to inject more CO2 than the amount that is escaping to increase the level in the water. When you turn the CO2 off at night, the CO2...
Forum: Equipment   12-09-2016, 03:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By DMtankd
The canister is a closed loop and so it can be...

The canister is a closed loop and so it can be lower, even with, or even higher than the tank. The key thing is that, regardless of the location of canister in relation to the tank, you do have to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-09-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By DMtankd
I've heard lots of different opinions about when...

I've heard lots of different opinions about when various plants uptake various nutrients. I can say with certainty that plants don't photosynthesize when it's dark, but there is nothing that says...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-08-2016, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By DMtankd
Good to known Triton does freshwater. Thank you. ...

Good to known Triton does freshwater. Thank you.

There's a lot of BBA in those pics. In my personal experience I see BBA when CO2 level is not sufficient for the light levels.

For the Phosphate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-07-2016, 02:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By DMtankd
So, a few random thoughts: First and foremost -...

So, a few random thoughts:
First and foremost - I'm not sure the specific problem you are solving for. Are your plants growing well?

Does Triton do freshwater analysis? Thought they were only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-03-2016, 12:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,007
Posted By DMtankd
Definitely agree that the primary concern is...

Definitely agree that the primary concern is having 0 Mn, just questioning the hypothesis on why it's going to 0.


So I guess it's the 'same micro solution' that I'm wondering about. Are all 3...
Forum: Plants   12-02-2016, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 927
Posted By DMtankd
Agree. Looks like L. Aromatica to me. Also agree...

Agree. Looks like L. Aromatica to me. Also agree - in either case - top and replant. Congrats on a great looking plant!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-02-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,007
Posted By DMtankd
So, interestingly, I'm seeing something similar...

So, interestingly, I'm seeing something similar in my tank - which uses 11 month old Flourite. My Boron levels are detectable at 0.08ppm, but by Mn levels are undetectable. Given my CSM dosing, I'd...
Forum: Plants   12-02-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Lab analysis came back. See attachments and a...

Lab analysis came back. See attachments and a summary of key parameters below.

mg/l
Nitrate 15.4
Phosphate 1.0
Potassium 22.9
Iron 0.23
Calcium 20.8 ...
Forum: Plants   11-26-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Oh man, even the AR? They're all suffering. I'm...

Oh man, even the AR? They're all suffering. I'm going to call this tank Purgatory. :smile2:

The tap water test from way back showed Ca=~34mg/l, Mg=~10 mg/l from the tap, with a total hardness of...
Forum: Plants   11-26-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Just wanted to post some additional detail on the...

Just wanted to post some additional detail on the CO2 and my "1 pH drop".

There was a time a number of months ago when I had pretty bad BBA, but I moved to measuring CO2 via pH drop and ended up...
Forum: Plants   11-26-2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Regular flourite. Washed and put in with the new...

Regular flourite. Washed and put in with the new tank setup ~11 months ago. 1-3" deep


The undersides of the leaves do have a bit of red in them even as the tops of the leaves are yellowed

...
Forum: Plants   11-26-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
The tank is a 40B. I have a 36" Finnex Stingray...

The tank is a 40B. I have a 36" Finnex Stingray and a 36" Current Satellite + Pro. The + Pro is running at 75% output on all channels. Don't ask how I landed on this setup, I'm not sure either....
Forum: Plants   11-25-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
The tests are Hanna Checker colorimeters for Fe...

The tests are Hanna Checker colorimeters for Fe and PO4 and Lamotte for NO3, so was hoping they're at least in the ball park, but we'll see. I think I enjoy playing with test tubes as much as I do...
Forum: Plants   11-24-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Flow should be alright - I have an Eheim 2217, a...

Flow should be alright - I have an Eheim 2217, a separate 210gph pump for the CO2 reactor, and an Eheim surface skimmer that runs overnight. All are cleaned regularly.

Agree that this is probably...
Forum: Plants   11-23-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By DMtankd
Well something's not right

I'm getting decent growth from a number of plants (glosso, A reineckii, H pintafada,crypts) but others just aren't doing so well.

I've had a variety of Buce in my tank for ~10 months. After some...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-17-2016, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,007
Posted By DMtankd
Think this might be it? ...

Think this might be it?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/29-substrate/1089449-flourite-substrate.html#post9612577
Forum: Algae   09-15-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DMtankd
So I tried the one-two (4ml/gal of H2O2 followed...

So I tried the one-two (4ml/gal of H2O2 followed by an Excel overdose of 2x the initial dosing). Each subsequent day I have added another 2x overdose of initial Excel dosing. So, here I am on day 3...
Forum: Algae   09-12-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DMtankd
Yea, looks great on the wood...until it infests...

Yea, looks great on the wood...until it infests the substrate, other plants :mad:

Agreed it does look similar to marimo moss balls. Will plan to treat this like the same species unless anyone else...
Forum: Algae   09-11-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DMtankd
Any thoughts at all what this might be and how to...

Any thoughts at all what this might be and how to fight it? I'm battling it with Excel and H2O2 but its spreading to pretty much everything in the tank including substrate and I can't keep ahead of...
Forum: Algae   09-01-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DMtankd
Sorry, the pics are not the best. Here are some...

Sorry, the pics are not the best. Here are some (hopefully) better ones with some magnification.

I've had cyno before and don't think this is it: it's more of a 'tuft' than the sheets I've seen...
Forum: Algae   08-30-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By DMtankd
Bump. Any thoughts on what this might be? I...

Bump. Any thoughts on what this might be? I thought clado, but it's very short and kind of "furry". Seems like clado is longer and branching?
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