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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-12-2013, 07:34 PM
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Posted By chinds78
OK, I will try all these suggestions. Should I...

OK, I will try all these suggestions. Should I just go ahead and get a CO2 injector or try the trimming, and root tabs for now?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-12-2013, 03:14 AM
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Views: 5,148
Posted By chinds78
Sorry, I meant flourish not prime. :) I use prim...

Sorry, I meant flourish not prime. :) I use prim for 50% water changes every two weeks. I add flourish weekly.

Most of the anubias and java fern are being held down by the rocks with exposed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-11-2013, 08:14 PM
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Posted By chinds78
OH, I forgot to mention, there are a few root...

OH, I forgot to mention, there are a few root tabs in there. Does the tab need to be right under the plant for it to work?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-11-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,148
Posted By chinds78
What's wrong?

In my 10G betta tank I have a few live plants and they are not looking very good lately. I have two 6500k 13W CFL bulbs, using prime weekly and there's no CO2. For plants I have some anubias, java...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By chinds78
Thanks for the feedback. I may skip the CO2...

Thanks for the feedback.

I may skip the CO2 on the 75G since it only have java fern and anubias in it and they really don't need it.

I was thinking of going with the fluval on my 10G, but...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By chinds78
CO2 Recommendations

What are some of your recommendations for C02? Hagen, fluval, DIY or something else? I've never done it before and thinking of adding some to my tanks. I have a 10G heavily planted tank with a betta...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-05-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By chinds78
Thanks for all the great suggestions! I will look...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I will look into some of those!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-03-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By chinds78
Securing Plants

Just got an order of plants and I'm having trouble keeping them from floating. The gravel I have in the tank isn't hold them down. I have several anubias and java ferns that keep floating to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-02-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By chinds78
Took The Plunge

Well, I took the plunge. I found a selection of plants at an online retailer I was interested in at a good price so I went ahead and ordered them. They will be going in my 10G betta tank. Here's what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-23-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By chinds78
Great video! Thanks for sharing!

Great video! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Ok thanks, sounds good!

Ok thanks, sounds good!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
I'm surprised, that's not even 2W/gallon. I guess...

I'm surprised, that's not even 2W/gallon. I guess those are all low light plants tho. I may downgrade to at least the 13W bulbs.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Ya, I've had a hard time finding the 13W 6500k...

Ya, I've had a hard time finding the 13W 6500k CFLs. I may try again tho as they do seem to really warm up the water.

Right now I just have basic black gravel. I purchased some flourish liquid...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By chinds78
And I thought I waited awhile. I clean the...

And I thought I waited awhile. I clean the Aquatop cf450 on my 75 about every four months. Its usually pretty nasty by that time too, but then again, I have a tank full of mbuna.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Oh yes, forgot to ask this. If the plants use up...

Oh yes, forgot to ask this. If the plants use up the nitrates should i stop the biological filtration or do they not need that much?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Ok, great! Before I order my plants i plan to get...

Ok, great! Before I order my plants i plan to get a light timer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Thanks for the great replies! I saw some one...

Thanks for the great replies!

I saw some one growing micro sword on youtube with my lightening setup and it seemed to work ok. That's what inspired me to try plus I like like the way it looked in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
Thanks for the reply! I could swap out the...

Thanks for the reply! I could swap out the microsword for something else. Any other good foreground suggestions?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,430
Posted By chinds78
First Planted Tank

Hello everyone,

This is my first planted tank and first post on this site!

I am in the proces of turning my 10G betta tank into a planted tank. Here's my setup so far

Standard 10G tank with...
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