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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-14-2015, 05:04 AM
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Posted By brandon429
brand new half gallon with matching stand, air...

brand new half gallon with matching stand, air vent canopy, 6500k pc 9 watt, no water :) but nonetheless slipped in, high humidity, fly traps and alt reinekii forced emersed growth

work tank is no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By brandon429
The lids do raise they just run sealed during the...

The lids do raise they just run sealed during the interim, I once paid a custom glass cutter a few bucks in 2001 to mock up these little lids:

They fit the rim of the tank really well but will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By brandon429
i had considered the circulation part this was my...

i had considered the circulation part this was my angle

working off the same adaptability we use for stilled and sealed aquatic plant displays, where typically they need movement to bring in co2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By brandon429
i spend tons of time in nm in this mode: flying...

i spend tons of time in nm in this mode:
flying drones all over ruidoso at least 2-4x yr
lived in animas for 10 as a yout

i like the dry air, no allergies no wheezing in nm. plus you can pack...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By brandon429
I considered drilling the tank to account for...

I considered drilling the tank to account for that, nice call. what i did rather was make a thick layer of aq gravel under it, and only mist, which should prevent that. excellent point, w rot if not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By brandon429
cubicle gold, white .5 gallon constant dsm moss and alt reineckii and Venus ftrp

The moss is from a mountain after rains, have been working with it a few mos now with ei spray ferts alternating a few times a week I think its ok long term, curious to know if seasonal w have to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By brandon429
I think the ideal is maybe 4-5 rcs and full...

I think the ideal is maybe 4-5 rcs

and full water changes weekly, my tank is .5 gal on my YouTube page has four, for a year now. I siphon out the babies to another tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By brandon429
excellent question, it invokes questions and...

excellent question, it invokes questions and comparisons to:


-cycles and mini cycles in aquaria, when free ammonia is produced from a prior state where it wasnt

-how the show "Tanked" does...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By brandon429
This is a different combination of science for...

This is a different combination of science for sure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrnqoc2hOZs
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-01-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By brandon429
update

I've upped it to six tubes now, to drive plants a little harder. dwarf baby tears didn't do well but all others did, marsilea minuta was the main filler.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By brandon429
I would agree with whats posted so far this page....

I would agree with whats posted so far this page. Planted tanks can sink a lot more nutrients in the form of mulm and detritus than a marine tank ever could, so they are forgiving of export rates and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By brandon429
i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a...

i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a while working on things

the guppy is emersed in a bed of wet plants he's ok

shrimp walk around like little dinosaurs

cleaned up everything...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-29-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By brandon429
half gallon 10 mos update

The shrimp do well but don't breed as fast as they do in my larger tank

I actually didn't want a feeder guppy in here but it's required, without a fish the pods run wild and I dislike the swarm,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 942
Posted By brandon429
Very fun read even though its marine ...

Very fun read even though its marine


Prob the best review of bottled bacteria you can find on the web
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2014/8/review
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By brandon429
I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon...

I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon tank calculated to just over two years between refills at $7 lol you selected the correct approach. I bet you get almost a year off one fill thats...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-03-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,168
Posted By brandon429
hey thats good, real good neons are perfect...

hey thats good, real good

neons are perfect for that, healthy dense plants its great
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By brandon429
those could present an interesting detail ...

those could present an interesting detail

that would be uncured possibly, live rock packed with benthics from the ocean that almost for sure w have some die off, and ammonia generation in an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By brandon429
going off K rating alone we do find examples of...

going off K rating alone we do find examples of sps corals being grown under 6500 k lamps, so wo being bulb specific yes that can and will grow any coral it simulates sun on a reef in the cayman...
Forum: Algae 01-01-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 987
Posted By brandon429
agreed if that was my tank it would be so...

agreed

if that was my tank it would be so very simple

drain the tank for a big water change, take dropper of perox and go apply one drop to each microtuft, let sit in the air a couple mins,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By brandon429
I have never used those lights but I have a sure...

I have never used those lights but I have a sure fire way to know. all my gear is purposefully outdated and crappy retro junk looking lol its old power compact lighting from 1999 which isn't a big...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By brandon429
yep they work great been doing pico reefs for 14...

yep they work great been doing pico reefs for 14 yrs its similar to planted tanks, not all that bad for the small reefs. Small reefs are less forgiving of mistakes, but worlds easier to run than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By brandon429
Whats your carbon source for the tank I...

Whats your carbon source for the tank

I would buy paintball co2 setup, do 100% water change and remove all detritus and add lots of plants. Ei fert and weekly water changes high gas it will fill...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By brandon429
the way you start is by posting a total plate...

the way you start is by posting a total plate count for heterotrophic bacteria from your local water report

thats the how much

and we compare that to tpc from my area or any other area...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 990
Posted By brandon429
guess what happens if you rinse a filter in...

guess what happens if you rinse a filter in untreated tap water




nothing, it gets cleaned :)

same goes for daily cleaning of a filter, it still has the bacteria, we aren't dislodging all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,383
Posted By brandon429
dips in powdered alum worked well to stop snail...

dips in powdered alum worked well to stop snail incursion from new plants, ive never read about what happens if that is applied in tank, prob bad am curious
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