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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Xiaozhuang
They would probably come out more often with...

They would probably come out more often with dither fish; similar to CPDs...

I use furcatas in my tank and the CPDs become much less shy after the furcatas are added:
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Forum: Lighting 11-25-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think the above is true; pearling means a fast...

I think the above is true; pearling means a fast rate of photosynthesis, but doesn't tell whether the tank is balanced well... So it doesn't mean very active pearling = no algae. However, its useful...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-25-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Looks like ceramic/pottery

Looks like ceramic/pottery
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-24-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Good flow delivers CO2 and nutrients to plants,...

Good flow delivers CO2 and nutrients to plants, and healthy vigorous growing plants deter algae. In this sense, good flow definitely works towards an algae free tank, right up there in importance...
Forum: Plants 11-24-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Xiaozhuang
He means Lindernia rotundifolia or Lysimachia...

He means Lindernia rotundifolia or Lysimachia species ? I think it looks like Micranthemum umbrosum because of the small size.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The carpets need more constant pruning before the...

The carpets need more constant pruning before the layers get too thick; occasionally every few months the carpets should be deep pruned and cut to the bone/substrate and allowed to regrow. A couple...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-23-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Lol. More contrived tree scapes... The third pic...

Lol. More contrived tree scapes... The third pic is from the company I do aquascaping work for. This question has been answered in an older thread previously. You should grow the moss tree fully in a...
Forum: Lighting 11-23-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I use pearling as an indicator in higher light...

I use pearling as an indicator in higher light tanks to tune ferts/co2. But it takes a bit of experience to gauge how much pearling is expected in a given setup.... Slowed pearling/plant colors are...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I don't think its a rosaefolia; it looks like a...

I don't think its a rosaefolia; it looks like a variegated varietal (with pale veins on the top surface), likely to be Alternanthera reineckii "rosanervig "
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 746
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Aren't they danios ? You can look for sellors...

Aren't they danios ? You can look for sellors that sell CPDs; they might have them as well. I have 1 stray from a sellor that sold me CPDs; they are quite shy, and have similar requirements to CPDs
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-21-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Taller tanks are hard to light, hard to scape,...

Taller tanks are hard to light, hard to scape, hard to get good even flow.

Extremely steep light gradient means taller plants grow much faster than say ground covers, low plants are easily shaded...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-21-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I guess you mean dwarf baby tears? DHG is...

I guess you mean dwarf baby tears?
DHG is easier but slower, less picky about requirements
HC is faster but has higher requirements
Success rates with both are much better with CO2 ; non-CO2...
Forum: Lighting 11-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Xiaozhuang
+1 I'm not sure about the UK market, but 2...

+1

I'm not sure about the UK market, but 2 X CFLs of about 23w-26w would give you good enough lighting to grow most things. The bulb for reptiles waste a portion of its energy spectrum on UV...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Xiaozhuang
S. repens can be cut at anytime, at your desired...

S. repens can be cut at anytime, at your desired height, just cut it at the stem. If its healthy even leaving a couple of nodes are enough for it to regenerate. Cutting encourages side buds at lower...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By Xiaozhuang
In addition, the diffuser can get clogged......

In addition, the diffuser can get clogged... Tuning co2 definitely necessary for optimization
Forum: Aquascaping 11-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Welcome to the forum~ I think the scape...

Welcome to the forum~

I think the scape looks good; depending on what plants you choose, the smaller rocks may be over grown easily by most plants except the shortest carpets, so you may want to...
Forum: Lighting 11-20-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The bulb in the second link is for reptiles,...

The bulb in the second link is for reptiles, hence the UV spectrum that is not necessary for planted tanks.

The bulb in the first link, with hood directly above the water would probably be still...
Forum: Lighting 11-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,344
Posted By Xiaozhuang
10 points for gryffindor !

10 points for gryffindor !
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,439
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You need to chill man... ha L glandulosa is slow...

You need to chill man... ha L glandulosa is slow to react; probably the slowest plant in your tank but I think your tank conditions are just fine. Hmm it also gets quite large actually, if healthy, I...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-19-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By Xiaozhuang
L. ovalis and L. sp red can be used in the mid as...

L. ovalis and L. sp red can be used in the mid as they're not that tall/ can be pruned to be shorter (omg even more colors to throw into the mix). I'm not sure about your willow hygro. I think its...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Xiaozhuang
In standard high light, CO2 tanks its fast. Not...

In standard high light, CO2 tanks its fast. Not as fast as glosso but faster than most other carpets; Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, HC, etc. With lower light it has much more elongated leaves, with higher...
Forum: Algae 11-19-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 610
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Is that green dust algae (GDA) or green spot...

Is that green dust algae (GDA) or green spot algae (GSA) ?
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Xiaozhuang
DSM or not isn't the determinant for success with...

DSM or not isn't the determinant for success with carpets in low tech. Carpets in low tech are naturally disadvantaged because they lie on the substrate; light penetration good enough to grow...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think it looks much better already. The L....

I think it looks much better already. The L. repens bush makes the right third messy though; its the stems that pop out of nowhere that look out of place. The L. repens also contrast too much with...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By Xiaozhuang
its about letting stem plants grow out and...

its about letting stem plants grow out and pruning techniques....

You can check out this old thread
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/aquascaping/57960-pruning-timeline.html

For...
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