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Forum: Lighting 07-03-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Xiaozhuang
One problem here is mounting the CFLs...

One problem here is mounting the CFLs horizontally is much less effective than a vertical mount - else 2 X CFLs at that wattage is more than enough to grow anything. Often HC also fails to take off...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,278
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks guys ! The H. Tripartita grows quite...

Thanks guys !

The H. Tripartita grows quite aggressively... I stuffed some in the cracks between the rocks and trim the runners that grow out of the designated area every few days. No special...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,283
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I like the new arrangement ~ Can see a lot of...

I like the new arrangement ~ Can see a lot of nice trimming work
Forum: Plants 07-02-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The longer the erroneous names are in use the...

The longer the erroneous names are in use the harder it is to wean people off them eventually...

In asia, people still use either HM or the even older name MM to describe those plants, but at...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-02-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,278
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Tom barr does talk about it now and then....

Tom barr does talk about it now and then. Alternatively you can search for and read the paper "Ethylene-promoted Elongation: an adaptation to submergence stress" by Michael B. jackson, Oxford press....
Forum: Plants 07-01-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Is there a proper name for the 2-leaf Hemianthus ?

Is there a proper name for the 2-leaf Hemianthus ?
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,278
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks man I use 20w spiral CFLs... I use the...

Thanks man I use 20w spiral CFLs... I use the 2700k ones for normal growing/viewing but use the 6500k ones while taking photographs because the 2700k ones look too warm for the camera to compensate
Forum: Tank Journals 07-01-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,278
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Higher PAR doesn't always mean more compact...

Higher PAR doesn't always mean more compact growth. Stem elongation in aquatic plants is mostly due to ethylene accumulation in the meri-stem, brought about by poor O2 levels in the water, or a high...
Forum: Plants 06-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Xiaozhuang
This is true, it is a sauna here. Again depending...

This is true, it is a sauna here. Again depending on the type of plant, many species do well in damp soil without the need to be constantly soaked. However, it may take awhile for plants to transit...
Forum: Plants 06-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It depends on which species... many aquatic...

It depends on which species... many aquatic plants are grown outdoors here outside full sun/partial shade cloth with temps well into the 90s year round.

Various anubias...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Monte carlo is larger, easier to grow and easier...

Monte carlo is larger, easier to grow and easier to plant but more invasive/aggressive. HC has smaller leaves, but harder to grow - roots better in finer substrate and have nicer form in good...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Smaller crypts, the low ground covers such as...

Smaller crypts, the low ground covers such as chain sword, marsilea minueta, hydrocotyle tripartita, mosses, anubias nana petite, small bushes such as pearlweed/micranthemum umbrosum, if you need...
Forum: Plants 05-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 136
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It does look like alternanthera reineckii, which...

It does look like alternanthera reineckii, which will look different once it's underwater. The second pic looks like some sort of ammania
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-10-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 348
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Water changes every other day would be good. I...

Water changes every other day would be good. I like to cycle the tank without plants first, especially if using a lot of soil. The ammonia does cause a lot of issues if you're not careful
Forum: Plants 05-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Not only this, but the round leaved version does...

Not only this, but the round leaved version does fit the OP's pic
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By Xiaozhuang
+10 to this; Good CO2 offers much better outcomes

+10 to this; Good CO2 offers much better outcomes
Forum: Plants 05-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah, I second the tons of light... Especially to...

Yeah, I second the tons of light... Especially to maintain the red coloration
Forum: Plants 05-04-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,487
Posted By Xiaozhuang
This scenario can be described as "If you only...

This scenario can be described as "If you only tool you have is a hammer, everything becomes a nail" Nutrients are easy to tweak and test for, so people flock to them to explain problems. Thousands...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-04-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,198
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you plan on using colorful plants, boring...

If you plan on using colorful plants, boring black works well

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Forum: Substrate 05-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Perhaps addition of a totally inert plain sand or...

Perhaps addition of a totally inert plain sand or gravel substrate will be useful ?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-03-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,278
Posted By Xiaozhuang
LOL I've doing some replanting, and some...

LOL I've doing some replanting, and some experiments. Been a bit busy lately, but will do some in a week or 2 I think.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,620
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Given the high flow rate of the Ecotech MP10 QD,...

Given the high flow rate of the Ecotech MP10 QD, putting it in position 3 will probably hit the deadspot behind the rocks due to the flow circulating to the end of the tank, then towards the back....
Forum: Plants 04-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By Xiaozhuang
burr740 has the green gecko I think, maybe you...

burr740 has the green gecko I think, maybe you can message him
Forum: Plants 04-29-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Xiaozhuang
yes

yes
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah, haven't seen Lindernia rotundifolia...

Yeah, haven't seen Lindernia rotundifolia carpeting. Op should be refering to HG though which some people call pearlweed or baby tears ? I know some folks call Micranthemum umbrosum baby tears also,...
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