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Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2015, 02:49 AM
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Posted By ropate
3 weeks away!! I came back to some GSa and...

3 weeks away!!

I came back to some GSa and what looks like algae mats in my DHG but all in all, it looks good. Thanks to my auto doser and lowered lighting schedule. This is a half-trimmed FTS...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ropate
Awesome... ill check it out on the way through....

Awesome... ill check it out on the way through. thanks mate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2015, 06:20 PM
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Views: 438
Posted By ropate
:) Cortland Manor and surrounds

:) Cortland Manor and surrounds
Forum: Tank Journals 01-14-2015, 01:26 PM
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Views: 385
Posted By ropate
Fantastic... subscribed! Be really interested to...

Fantastic... subscribed! Be really interested to see what your spectrum/schedule is for the radions
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By ropate
Best LFS near DC or upstate NY

Hi everyone, travelling through here and wanting to check ojt some ofnthe better planted tank shops in the area. Any good suggestions as totally new here.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-13-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By ropate
Yeah me too. Im ordering one, hell do one with an...

Yeah me too. Im ordering one, hell do one with an australian plug for me
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,570
Posted By ropate
Will do. Have macro and trace both auto dosing...

Will do. Have macro and trace both auto dosing along with smaller amounts of seachem iron and excel
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,570
Posted By ropate
Thanks for that. How do I measure PAR? It's at a...

Thanks for that. How do I measure PAR? It's at a total of 8 hours with only 4 at 90% intensity.

I have just started ops pro dosing with extra iron. So if that doesn't work then it must be light,...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,570
Posted By ropate
Mmmm, the ecotech recommended height is 8 inches...

Mmmm, the ecotech recommended height is 8 inches off the water surface yet I've dropped it to around 6 inches at the moment.

So, question. I have 80% intensity in the middle of the day for 4...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,570
Posted By ropate
Now that it's grown in, I totally hear you. Full...

Now that it's grown in, I totally hear you. Full frontal shots don't show the area of empty substrate just to the right of the main rock arrangement. There is AR and a few other plants to try and...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,570
Posted By ropate
I'm off for 3 weeks away. Trim of plants done,...

I'm off for 3 weeks away. Trim of plants done, water change done, auto doser set up, up sterilizer in, photo period schedule reduced.

Fingers crossed
TRIMMED STEMS AND DOG...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-10-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,282
Posted By ropate
Dude... that OCO CO2 meter just have me a...

Dude... that OCO CO2 meter just have me a conniption. Want. Immediately.

Thanks for those. The only issue I have with all these devices which would be ideal is that with my tank layout, it's just...
Forum: Algae 01-06-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By ropate
Hi Raymond... yay for waterproof phones. Here's a...

Hi Raymond... yay for waterproof phones. Here's a shot from inside the tank. Only thing is trying to focus while the touchscreen is underwater is quite hard.

The tuft you mention may have been...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By ropate
did you get one in the end?

did you get one in the end?
Forum: Algae 01-05-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By ropate
not sure i follow. you mean the algae in the...

not sure i follow. you mean the algae in the photo? i've had clado before and this looks different. no filaments.
Forum: Algae 01-05-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By ropate
GSA? Not sure why...

Have just done a 60% water change and cleaned filter of alot of gunk in tank water. Today after lights/ferts/co2 were running all day, i notice the algae on one of the rocks specifically has doubled...
Forum: Fish 01-05-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By ropate
Definitely female. Blue spots showing through the...

Definitely female. Blue spots showing through the large black spot.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
My foam, and the plastic sheet I used to section...

My foam, and the plastic sheet I used to section my soil so the carpeting plants wouldn't encroach on the areas I didn't want it to....
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
The foam is only under the heavy hardscape and...

The foam is only under the heavy hardscape and graduated away as per the final shape of soil I wanted.

So technically there isn't much at all. Soil straight on glass for most of it.
Forum: Aquascaping 01-05-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
That's why I went with foam, too many spaces in...

That's why I went with foam, too many spaces in and under egg crate. I didn't want any substrate settling into a cavity I missed then dropping down to reveal the crates. Plus the flat surface e of...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-04-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
My FTS ...

My FTS

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/04/d75a4e64a01a2909b51cbd03408f2ebf.jpg
Forum: Aquascaping 01-04-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
I did indeed. Because the 'hills' are built up...

I did indeed. Because the 'hills' are built up towards my rocks anyway, I laid out the Styrofoam in graduating heights. There is still a lot of soil above then though and up to and around the rocks...
Forum: Lighting 01-04-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 14,633
Posted By ropate
True! Also not sure why we have the double blues...

True! Also not sure why we have the double blues and UV
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-04-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By ropate
Will do. Back to my previous question. KH is...

Will do. Back to my previous question. KH is exactly the drops till colour goes to green or yellow?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-04-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By ropate
I concur with fish jihad. I like option 2. I used...

I concur with fish jihad. I like option 2. I used a combo of Styrofoam board cut to 3 inch squares (from any art supply store) and Styrofoam packaging from my filter. I used them to build up under...
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