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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2015, 12:21 AM
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Posted By brandon429
That tree is highly natural looking im jealous...

That tree is highly natural looking im jealous lol nice scape too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By brandon429
another challenge for the plants here is an...

another challenge for the plants here is an intert substrate. ive no doubt they are getting some carbon and some ferts but its not coming from below, so thats another challenge that balances out over...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By brandon429
no that doesnt look like mold to me. it looks...

no that doesnt look like mold to me. it looks like roots emerging from axial nodes but i see some browning. make sure the mist has some good baby tears quality ferts lightly in it in my opinion
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-27-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By brandon429
This is a position that has been held in...

This is a position that has been held in reefkeeping circles since the late 90s as well, natural nitrate reduction.

I see what you mean about not wanting plant uptake for your waste, density of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By brandon429
My vote is nothing you do with that filter will...

My vote is nothing you do with that filter will cause a cycle. taking it offline permanently in one fell swoop, cleaning it partially or fully, nothing.

we'd have to see pics of the tank to know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-17-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By brandon429
Exactly. The benefit of surface boil is the...

Exactly.

The benefit of surface boil is the escape of co2 from soln moreso than the taking on of extra o2 into the water under typical temps and pressure. Bubbling a sample of water doesn't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By brandon429
Since roughly four years Ive thought Diana above...

Since roughly four years Ive thought Diana above was the same author as that book

If thats not the case, mind=blown.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 274
Posted By brandon429
review of a 13 yr old substrate, longevity predictions to be referenced at 23 yrs.

pumps out pillows of subwassertang for the lfs, I get a harvest every 2 mos. was able to get some last year from our sellers forum and its become my fastest grower!
last couple years occasional ei...
Forum: Plants 05-08-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By brandon429
you will either need to enrich the soil or...

you will either need to enrich the soil or provide co2

without co2 they aren't driven to uptake much, plus as recent cuts the root systems prob arent that strong either and they are starving from...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
One month update look how quick ei fert misting...

One month update look how quick ei fert misting is filling in things, alt rein took off and rooted exactly as it does submerged. Same little axial roots etc



the Venus ft I had concerns about...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 35,043
Posted By brandon429
brand new half gallon with matching stand, air...

brand new half gallon with matching stand, air vent canopy, 6500k pc 9 watt, no water :) but nonetheless slipped in, high humidity, fly traps and alt reinekii forced emersed growth

work tank is no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
The lids do raise they just run sealed during the...

The lids do raise they just run sealed during the interim, I once paid a custom glass cutter a few bucks in 2001 to mock up these little lids:

They fit the rim of the tank really well but will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
i had considered the circulation part this was my...

i had considered the circulation part this was my angle

working off the same adaptability we use for stilled and sealed aquatic plant displays, where typically they need movement to bring in co2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
i spend tons of time in nm in this mode: flying...

i spend tons of time in nm in this mode:
flying drones all over ruidoso at least 2-4x yr
lived in animas for 10 as a yout

i like the dry air, no allergies no wheezing in nm. plus you can pack...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
I considered drilling the tank to account for...

I considered drilling the tank to account for that, nice call. what i did rather was make a thick layer of aq gravel under it, and only mist, which should prevent that. excellent point, w rot if not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By brandon429
cubicle gold, white .5 gallon constant dsm moss and alt reineckii and Venus ftrp

The moss is from a mountain after rains, have been working with it a few mos now with ei spray ferts alternating a few times a week I think its ok long term, curious to know if seasonal w have to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By brandon429
I think the ideal is maybe 4-5 rcs and full...

I think the ideal is maybe 4-5 rcs

and full water changes weekly, my tank is .5 gal on my YouTube page has four, for a year now. I siphon out the babies to another tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By brandon429
excellent question, it invokes questions and...

excellent question, it invokes questions and comparisons to:


-cycles and mini cycles in aquaria, when free ammonia is produced from a prior state where it wasnt

-how the show "Tanked" does...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By brandon429
This is a different combination of science for...

This is a different combination of science for sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrnqoc2hOZs
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By brandon429
update

I've upped it to six tubes now, to drive plants a little harder. dwarf baby tears didn't do well but all others did, marsilea minuta was the main filler.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By brandon429
I would agree with whats posted so far this page....

I would agree with whats posted so far this page. Planted tanks can sink a lot more nutrients in the form of mulm and detritus than a marine tank ever could, so they are forgiving of export rates and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By brandon429
i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a...

i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a while working on things

the guppy is emersed in a bed of wet plants he's ok

shrimp walk around like little dinosaurs

cleaned up everything...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-29-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By brandon429
half gallon 10 mos update

The shrimp do well but don't breed as fast as they do in my larger tank

I actually didn't want a feeder guppy in here but it's required, without a fish the pods run wild and I dislike the swarm,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,117
Posted By brandon429
Very fun read even though its marine ...

Very fun read even though its marine


Prob the best review of bottled bacteria you can find on the web
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2014/8/review
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By brandon429
I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon...

I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon tank calculated to just over two years between refills at $7 lol you selected the correct approach. I bet you get almost a year off one fill thats...
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