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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By Zapins
I have my doubt on this being a deficiency. If it...

I have my doubt on this being a deficiency. If it was you'd see similar issues in the other plants. Also Magnesium deficiency is pretty uncommon since most people have some in their water supply...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 370
Posted By Zapins
What fish are in the tank? This looks like fish...

What fish are in the tank? This looks like fish damage.

Deficiencies do not develop sharp boarders of lost leaf tissue. Deficiencies show up as clear or damaged, decaying leaf tissue, not missing...
Forum: Plants 06-29-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By Zapins
100% not a deficiency.

100% not a deficiency.
Forum: Plants 06-28-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Zapins
Yes I know the diseases have been around, but...

Yes I know the diseases have been around, but they have not been discussed on the forums much until about the last 3 years or so. If you go back 10 years or so, there are few if any entries about...
Forum: Plants 06-28-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Zapins
Very strange, up until a year or two ago aquatic...

Very strange, up until a year or two ago aquatic plant diseases were quite rare if not almost unheard of, now there is anubias rot, this java fern issue and possibly a few other ones here and there....
Forum: Plants 06-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Zapins
Very interesting. Looks like an infection....

Very interesting.

Looks like an infection. Probably bacterial. Just trim off the affected leaves and wipe the blade between cuts so you don't spread it to healthy java fern. Not very common at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-26-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,797
Posted By Zapins
Wow how incredibly sad. wet really helped the...

Wow how incredibly sad. wet really helped the hobby in many ways with all his programs. I am sad to hear he has passed.

Also a great loss that his code wasn't transferred to others before he...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-24-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Zapins
The eggs also have a distinct pair of hooks on...

The eggs also have a distinct pair of hooks on the edges of the square from what I remember when mine bred.

They take ages to grow to visible size, live in the gravel, and I think are preyed upon...
Forum: Aquascaping 06-20-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By Zapins
Thanks. Around a year and a half I think. Maybe...

Thanks. Around a year and a half I think. Maybe two. Very simple, nearly no upkeep required since it was all anubias and sagittaria.
Forum: Aquascaping 06-19-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,983
Posted By Zapins
Not sure if you consider them "looking right" or...

Not sure if you consider them "looking right" or not but these are some of my 55g tank scapes from the last few years. You are right, they are difficult tanks to work with due to the narrow width you...
Forum: Plants 06-09-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
I'd love to see what the source of this...

I'd love to see what the source of this information is from. A lot of it is familiar and is echoed in many hydroponics and scientific articles that I have read, but then a lot of it seems tailored...
Forum: Plants 05-27-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
Very nice website. Did you make the website...

Very nice website. Did you make the website yourself? What resources and books did you use for the information?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-23-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Zapins
Some species of leech are herbivorous if I...

Some species of leech are herbivorous if I remember right. But I'm pretty sure the ones with sucker mouths are predatory and will eat shrimp/snail/fish blood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By Zapins
Hard to see what kind of worm it is. The focus on...

Hard to see what kind of worm it is. The focus on the camera is not on the worm itself. Sometimes earthworms can live in our tanks (particularly if you used soil) for many months without drowning. It...
Forum: Plants 05-21-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,467
Posted By Zapins
bcarl, so the potted plants in the photos are the...

bcarl, so the potted plants in the photos are the same ones from a few weeks ago? Doesn't look like they have improved at all?

crimson, glad things seem to have turned around for you.
Forum: Plants 05-20-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,467
Posted By Zapins
bcarl, are the plants in the soil substrate...

bcarl, are the plants in the soil substrate melting? Can you post photos of them so we can compare with how they looked a few weeks back?
Forum: Plants 05-14-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Zapins
It is hight light, the brighter the redder.

It is hight light, the brighter the redder.
Forum: Plants 05-12-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By Zapins
Not likely to be a deficiency, especially if no...

Not likely to be a deficiency, especially if no other plants in the tank have problems. Java ferns grow much slower and have large nutrient reserves compared with most other plants. This is a natural...
Forum: Plants 05-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Zapins
Fenben doesn't kill snails or shrimp just worms....

Fenben doesn't kill snails or shrimp just worms. Just be sure to do a water change (several of them) after dosing. Do not forget.
Forum: Plants 05-06-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Zapins
I used to grow it. It needs extremely high light....

I used to grow it. It needs extremely high light. That is the main factor for success In my experience. Nutrients are important too, but unless you are at about 3-4 wpg of T5HO it's going to struggle
Forum: Plants 05-05-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By Zapins
Looks dead or dying. If anything is alive it will...

Looks dead or dying. If anything is alive it will take a while to grow back. Yella, post a new thread with pics of your plant.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By Zapins
Yes, other metal micro-nutrients can cause...

Yes, other metal micro-nutrients can cause toxicities that appear like iron deficiencies.

Keep in mind that in hydroponics, only the roots are exposed to the nutrients in the solution. Roots have...
Forum: Plants 05-03-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Zapins
Thank you, I've added a new entry with your...

Thank you, I've added a new entry with your photos here:
http://deficiencyfinder.com/?page_id=1052
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By Zapins
imcmaster if you can find them again would you...

imcmaster if you can find them again would you mind posting the titles & journal of the articles you read? I'd like to give them a read and add them to my collection.

Also, something interesting...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-03-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,142
Posted By Zapins
Hard to say exactly where, but from the articles...

Hard to say exactly where, but from the articles I read iron toxicity starts between 1-2 ppm.
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