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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium Yesterday, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Wasserpest
Moved to Terrarium section.

Moved to Terrarium section.
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 125
Posted By Wasserpest
What did you use in terms of UW photography? ...

What did you use in terms of UW photography?

Planning to go diving Cenotes and reefs in a few weeks, and I bought a glorified zipper bag for my nice mirrorless, and also a cheap waterproof camera....
Forum: Plants 03-24-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Wasserpest
Pretty! My Crinum calamistratum flowered a couple...

Pretty! My Crinum calamistratum flowered a couple of times, and it made the whole room smell strongly like Lilies.
Forum: Plants 03-24-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Wasserpest
While I don't have a solution for you, here is a...

While I don't have a solution for you, here is a thread (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=589545) where this or something very similar was discussed as well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Wasserpest
The fleshy roots will start to decompose pretty...

The fleshy roots will start to decompose pretty much immediately.

Find some real wood. Ideally, if you have clean rivers nearby, root pieces that have been submerged and waterlogged for some time...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Wasserpest
Correct - most likely sooner than later your tank...

Correct - most likely sooner than later your tank will run out of NPK (macros) and then things usually go south. With lots of light you need to supplement your fast growing plants with plenty of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-10-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Wasserpest
Difficult to say from the photo, but it could be...

Difficult to say from the photo, but it could be hair alga too.

Elodea/Egeria/Anacharis can be a difficult plant in tropical tanks, easier in cooler waters. When plants stop to grow, you will...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Wasserpest
I don't like using ball valves to control the...

I don't like using ball valves to control the flow, I feel that the increased back pressure may lead to issues/noise/etc.

For a similar situation, I use a vertical spraybar in a back corner, with...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Wasserpest
I never understood pre-filters. I use sponges in...

I never understood pre-filters. I use sponges in my filters, which filter out the crud. Properly sized, they need to be cleaned infrequently. An inlet strainer prevents critters from getting into the...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Wasserpest
You buy a 6ft piece of vinyl hose that fits over...

You buy a 6ft piece of vinyl hose that fits over the power head's outlet, then put the other end of the hose into your tank, and plug in the power head.

Two things to watch out for - if nothing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-09-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Wasserpest
Plants need nitrates (among a few other things)...

Plants need nitrates (among a few other things) to grow. Depending on light levels, you will need to dose them, adding more fish to increase the poop levels isn't necessarily a good idea. :wink:
Forum: Algae 02-07-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By Wasserpest
I don't know the exact variety/species, but I...

I don't know the exact variety/species, but I have had some experience with similar algae before. There is good news, and bad news. The good news, this sort of alga is typical for some newer setups,...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Wasserpest
Welcome to the Planted Tank! I think adding the...

Welcome to the Planted Tank! I think adding the shop light will be a good idea, it should provide light levels to get most undemanding plants to take off. Don't worry too much about the blue/red...
Forum: Lighting 01-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 208
Posted By Wasserpest
That's a good question... Do 500 of the 5050 SMD...

That's a good question... Do 500 of the 5050 SMD LEDs have the same light output as 20 5W LEDs? Do we get proportionally more light as the wattage increases?
Forum: Photography 01-30-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By Wasserpest
It's called dynamic range, or contrast ratio. The...

It's called dynamic range, or contrast ratio. The human eye adjusts to varying brightness, and has an enormous DR. Digital camera sensors, on the other hand, not so much. Especially cheap P&S cams...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Wasserpest
Depends on the particular canister (design). Some...

Depends on the particular canister (design). Some have their pumps mounted on top, others on the bottom. Generally, priming will be more difficult if the filter isn't located under your tank. Some...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Wasserpest
Ever heard of marketing speak? Or "sounds too...

Ever heard of marketing speak? Or "sounds too good to be true"? On that page you will find a bunch of baloney statements (like "70% more lumens per watt than most bulbs", comparing to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,812
Posted By Wasserpest
A Magnum HOT with diatomaceous earth does wonders...

A Magnum HOT with diatomaceous earth does wonders to foggy water. Not really a permanent solution, but if you want it to sparkle...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By Wasserpest
Generally, changing pH values due to changing CO2...

Generally, changing pH values due to changing CO2 levels are not fatal to fish. However, too much CO2 can suffocate the fish. You can roughly calculate CO2 levels based on kH values. Generally you...
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Wasserpest
Yes, sand can be a bit compacted and is more...

Yes, sand can be a bit compacted and is more prone to anaerobic conditions than say gravel. A little BGA visible on the front glass is fairly normal too. You can disturb it with an algae scraper (but...
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Wasserpest
Did you do the full EM treatment? With...

Did you do the full EM treatment? With antibiotics, it is important to go through the whole period, even if you think they are receding.

Sounds like you have plenty N - no need to further...
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Wasserpest
Plants, no, I'd say the vast majority of them...

Plants, no, I'd say the vast majority of them does not particularly care about the pH. Shrimp, I'd say many prefer the more neutral over acidic pH. Stable conditions are preferable over shooting for...
Forum: Algae 01-16-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Wasserpest
Yep, usually caused by lack of nutrients!

Yep, usually caused by lack of nutrients!
Forum: Substrate 01-16-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By Wasserpest
What's wrong with 7.1? :wink:

What's wrong with 7.1? :wink:
Forum: Plants 01-16-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Wasserpest
Honestly don't see anything wrong with either...

Honestly don't see anything wrong with either plant. Keep in mind they are living things, and just like us, age with time, and eventually, yes, die. :icon_frow

As some of the leaves get older,...
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