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Forum: Substrate Today, 04:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 183
Posted By xenxes
Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen...

Waste is waste, doesn't matter if that Nitrogen is coming from a dead shrimp or a dead chicken. In the end the chemical elements that plants can uptake back are still the same.

In a large body...
Forum: Substrate Today, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By xenxes
The thousands of years bit includes continuous...

The thousands of years bit includes continuous refuse being dumped into the river and broken down and absorbed by layers of charcoal. It will need to be replenished somehow over time, so would still...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By xenxes
Had a little time this afternoon, washed the tank...

Had a little time this afternoon, washed the tank out, removed the background.

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/t31.0-8/10680116_659651494154471_7456680886236550052_o.jpg...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By xenxes
https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/2388/FHO-80T5865...

https://www.1000bulbs.com/product/2388/FHO-80T5865ECOG.html

Oh wow! $5.07 each for case of 40, lol. Ehh... guess I'll have enough bulbs to last me a life time... Thanks! Knew I'd get help here...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By xenxes
@mattinmd - thanks for the clarification, good to...

@mattinmd - thanks for the clarification, good to know all T5s are consistent in diameter, I got the T8s with the T5s confused. Had no idea the # referred to diameter increments, learn something new...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,236
Posted By xenxes
I think that's from your sudden increase in the...

I think that's from your sudden increase in the amount of light (PAR), resulting in algae bloom outcompeting plants, nothing with the spectrum.

I'd like to see side-by-side pics of similar tanks...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By xenxes
60" T5HO bulb replacements? where to buy?

Looking to replace 4x 60" bulbs in an Odyssea lamp (came with a cheap bundle I picked up). The current bulbs are 2+ years old, still bright but I think it's time for a replacement?

1. Do I want...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By xenxes
Eh, much higher CEC from the carbon? Read above? ...

Eh, much higher CEC from the carbon? Read above? The other stuff is just to customize pH and micronutrients.
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 02:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By xenxes
Fresh manure is much better for infusing carbon...

Fresh manure is much better for infusing carbon with nutrients, I read about 50% of its Nitrogen is highly soluable and is washed away with rain.

In composted manure, the remainder is already...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By xenxes
I think anything available from Home Depot and...

I think anything available from Home Depot and Lowes is already composted. For simplicity sake I think the cow manure + compost blends will do the trick. I'm throwing my own additional additives...
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 166
Posted By xenxes
Lightbulb Synthetic Terra Preta in the Aquarium (DIY Amazonian Black Earth)

Did some Googling on this and not much discussion, so I thought I'd start one!

Why buy expensive ADA Amazonia perfectly baked pellets when you can make your own?

What is Terra Preta? - it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By xenxes
I plan to do a DIY synthetic Terra Preta...

I plan to do a DIY synthetic Terra Preta substrate (copied discussion to HERE (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=745890).)

What is Terra Preta?

...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By xenxes
Talking xenxes's TruVu 90g - Dutch "Terra Preta" + TBs (Coming Soon)

Coming Soon.

In process:
- propagating plants
- composting substrate

To do:
- sand & buff scratches out of acrylic tank
- refinish the cherry wood cabinet
- marinade charcoal in poo
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By xenxes
Question Redwood Cones? or Other Coniferous Cones?

I know people use Alder Cones in the tank, but has anyone tried other coniferous cones?

Like Sequoiadendron giganteum? Have a lot of those around me.

Bump: Looks like someone here...
Forum: Ponds 10-18-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By xenxes
Damn, even with a big overlap of gluing? Is it...

Damn, even with a big overlap of gluing? Is it leakage or pressure from the seams that I'd worry about?

*Nevermind.. wow Walmart has exactly the dimension I want! Lol thanks!

10x40 45mil for...
Forum: Ponds 10-18-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By xenxes
Question Where to buy cheap pond liner?

This is for a long raised wooden pond project.

I'm thinking of buying 2x 13x20 14.5 mil (http://amzn.to/1wePh39) (only $99 each) and gluing it together with silicone.

Alternative would be maybe...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By xenxes
Wow, miracle grow and eco complete tend to pH...

Wow, miracle grow and eco complete tend to pH neutral. Are you doing a lot of water changes and mixing to keep the pH high? I guess the SulawesiMineral 7.5 will stay in the water as the water...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By xenxes
What kind of substrate are you using? I don't...

What kind of substrate are you using? I don't want to have to mess with mixing each water top off, so would prefer a substrate buffer.

My current thoughts are really just to mix dirt with heavy...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By xenxes
Well I did some further reading, since various...

Well I did some further reading, since various web sources suggest different modes of action. Most are just hearsay and nutraceutical BS saying the same thing about the sharpness cutting bugs up,...
Forum: Substrate 10-17-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By xenxes
@lochaber thanks for reminding me that they're...

@lochaber thanks for reminding me that they're silicate which is water insoluble. I would think that means, on the microscopic level, they would still retain their sharpness and jaggedness even...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By xenxes
Question Planted Sulawesi Tank?

Can someone point me to a successful heavily planted sulawesi tank? i.e. pH 8+, where cardinals are berrying sucessfully, and there are actually living/thriving plants scaped nicely with all the...
Forum: Substrate 10-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By xenxes
Question Diatomaceous Earth in Substrate?

Had a random thought for possible scud control.

Would diatamaceous earth mixed into the substrate in an aquarium function the same way in terrestrial soil? i.e. would it cut into the scud's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-16-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By xenxes
Question Smallest Snails that Dig?

What are the smallest snail species that dig into the substrate, a particular type of Malaysian trumpets? And where do I get some?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By xenxes
Speaking of orchids... I'm giving all this away...

Speaking of orchids... I'm giving all this away --


:( :( :(
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,818
Posted By xenxes
Haha no worries, I had *no* time to do much...

Haha no worries, I had *no* time to do much gardening or planting over the past year.

I'm going to do what you do too, downsize, emphasize quality over quantity, after I find a new house. I'm...
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