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Forum: Plants   01-28-2013, 12:01 AM
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Posted By Aqua07
All plants 'rotting' near base

Is it normal for plant leaves to be not as healthy at the bottom where it meets the substrate where there is less light? Leaves turning yellow, brown...

I'm noticing that in my plants, this...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Aqua07
CO2 injection and Low PH

I'm using CO2 and need to bring up my PH back to 7 ish....is my only option to use PH up chemical buffers or would a 25% water change per se bring back up the PH?

How do you all maintain your PH...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-26-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Aqua07
High GH/KH values

Hi folks:

I have very hard water hardness on both levels - other than using RO water, what are my options to make my water softer.

Any products out in the market that works nicely?

Thanks
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-20-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By Aqua07
Mag-Float Phosphate-Ease?

Just wondering if anyone here has heard or use of this product called "Phosphate Ease" - in liquid form. Manufactured by Mag-Float.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-19-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Aqua07
Too Many Plants or....

Hi folks:

My second attempt in aquascaping my nanotank - the first time around I had a bout of diatoms, which ruined everything, so this is like a relaunch.
Just fishing out for any...
Forum: Equipment   01-17-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Aqua07
Fluval U Series Underwater Filters

Just wondering if anyone is using the underwater filters from Fluval (U series).

If so, any feedback to share?

Thanks
Forum: Plants   01-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Aqua07
Very helpful all for the suggestions - thank you...

Very helpful all for the suggestions - thank you :)

I'm going to try a variation fo some of the techniques presented here.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-16-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Aqua07
It is.....but trying to control a diatom issue.

It is.....but trying to control a diatom issue.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-16-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Aqua07
Phosphorus Removal

I'm thinking of picking up some Phosphate removal media, but I'm sure what the frequency is that I'll need to use it. I read for example that Seachem's Phosguard, it should be replace 4-5 days.
...
Forum: Plants   01-16-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By Aqua07
Planting Java Fern - what to do?

Hi folks: I picked up my first Java Fern (Microsorium Pteropus) and just read that I'm not suppose to bury its rhizome, but instead tie the plant down to a piece of driftwood.

My predicament...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-14-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Aqua07
Thanks for all the feedback!! I now am going...

Thanks for all the feedback!!

I now am going to try the Teflon 'fix' and then perhaps go to the Eheim route (my only concern is that it might be too 'powerful'/an overkill for such a small tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-14-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Aqua07
Unfortunately, I think it'll have to be internal...

Unfortunately, I think it'll have to be internal since the way the glass lid places, there's no room for anything hanging, or even if I wanted a canister filter, there's not much in terms of opening....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Aqua07
Filter for 8 gallon Nano

I have a Fluval Flora/Ebi tank and want to replace the internal filter that comes with the kit.

Can anyone recommend a quiet replacement applicable for the size of the tank.

I can't...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   10-17-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Aqua07
Internal Filter - models?

I have a Fluval Flora tank using the stock internal fluval filter - I find that I"m constantly having to clean the impeller to stop a rattling noise. Anyhow, can anyone recommend a good quiet...
Forum: Fish   10-17-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By Aqua07
I concur: had a huge brown algae/diatom problem...

I concur: had a huge brown algae/diatom problem - went on Saturday to pick up 3 and Sunday morning, viola! Clean side of a glass and as the days go on, I can see clearly now :) I don't know how...
Forum: Fish   10-04-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Aqua07
Tank is over 2 months old.

Tank is over 2 months old.
Forum: Fish   10-04-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Aqua07
Fish have been in there for 3 weeks or more. I...

Fish have been in there for 3 weeks or more. I used only 0.6ml of Flourish, which is in alignment to the size of my tank: 8 gallons.
Forum: Fish   10-04-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Aqua07
Fish dying :(

Ok, so the night before I saw both my otocinclus happily sucking on the glass...come the next day they both passed away.

Notice as well that my dwarf frog is not looking lively.

Also my...
Forum: Substrate   09-19-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By Aqua07
How to do a full substrate overhaul?

I'm thinking of doing a complete replacement of my existing substrate (as posted in my other thread, the Fluval Stratum is way too light and is frustrating to use).

Would doing a complete...
Forum: Substrate   09-18-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By Aqua07
Substrate too light to work with!

I regret having ever used Fluval Stratum substrate - well, too late now as my tank is cycled and populated.

The substrated is way too light to plant with - I don't understand how Fluval can put...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Aqua07
Asked LFS for diatom eating catfish......got a...

Asked LFS for diatom eating catfish......got a huge puzzled look. "Diatom?" Is that a type of flea? Then walked away pretending he was in a hurry or had something to do. <Rolling...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Aqua07
Thanks for the tips. Did a 50% water change to...

Thanks for the tips. Did a 50% water change to bring down the Nitrates...do the Diatoms eventually 'fall off' from the plant leaves?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-12-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By Aqua07
Diatoms Invasion

Without resorting to chemical means, what is the best way to get rid of diatoms?

My tank is infested with these brown spotted diatoms :( They're making all my plants look awful <Sigh>.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,056
Posted By Aqua07
Wow! Fabulous tank set up Tom!! So you...

Wow! Fabulous tank set up Tom!!

So you dose 1/2 the otherwise normal EI dose per day?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,056
Posted By Aqua07
Fertz dosing without weekly water change?

Hi folks,

Is there such a thing as doing some sort of EI type dosing, or any other methodology without having to do weekly water changes? Ie. more like a maintainence plan per se.

I was...
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