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Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By micheljq
My Alternanthera Reineckii did grow out of the...

My Alternanthera Reineckii did grow out of the tank quite rapidly, trying to stick itself on my light.. It's now 6" out of the water.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By micheljq
Plants need N-P-K-Ca-Mg, micros. so phosphorous...

Plants need N-P-K-Ca-Mg, micros. so phosphorous should be dosed too.

Michel.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,091
Posted By micheljq
If we put charcoal directly in a fully submerged...

If we put charcoal directly in a fully submerged tank, would it be a carbon source for submerged plants, will it break down and create CO2 in the tank by aerobic decomposition?

Michel.
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By micheljq
This tank has algae because the nutrients in the...

This tank has algae because the nutrients in the top soil have been depleted, the plants stop growing without nutrients, and the algae take over, that's all. The plants are missing one or many macro...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By micheljq
Salut, tu es du Québec? I use glutaraldehyde...

Salut, tu es du Québec?

I use glutaraldehyde double dose, because it cost 50$ to refill a 10lbs cylinder in Quebec city. I would have to go to Laval to have a cheap CO2.

Results with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-29-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By micheljq
I use EI dosing for my non CO2 tank but I dose...

I use EI dosing for my non CO2 tank but I dose 1/2 the amount, sometimes 1/3. I dose Excel double dose. If it can give you an idea. It's a low/medium lit tank (bacopa caroliniana grows pretty but...
Forum: Plants 10-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By micheljq
Allelopathy i guess. Michel.

Allelopathy i guess.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By micheljq
Hello, 10000K is also used to grow plants in...

Hello,

10000K is also used to grow plants in freshwater tanks by quite many people successfully. Anything ranging from 4000K to 10000K can grow aquatic plants.

The Kelvins do not explain the...
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By micheljq
Hello, I have the Beamswork 0,2W version for...

Hello,

I have the Beamswork 0,2W version for a 24" deep tank, and getting low light.

With the 0,5W version I am quite sure you will get low-med, if not higher, over your 18" tank.

Or begin...
Forum: Fish 10-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By micheljq
I had a similar problem with gold barbs. They...

I had a similar problem with gold barbs. They were fine the first months then when they reached a size of about 5cm, they destroyed my cabomba forest. They were in hot pursuit and often ended...
Forum: Lighting 10-14-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By micheljq
I have a Beamswork 10000K for my 36"X18"X24". ...

I have a Beamswork 10000K for my 36"X18"X24". 2nd gen, with 0,2W leds. It was ran alone 8 months with success with non-demanding plants : egeria densa, limnophila sessiflora, crypts, ceratopteris,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 974
Posted By micheljq
CO2 is toxic too even for plants at higher...

CO2 is toxic too even for plants at higher concentrations. It's just a matter of point of view.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 10-09-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 533
Posted By micheljq
Please feel free to give us feedback after maybe...

Please feel free to give us feedback after maybe one month or two, how the plants are responding, etc.

How far are the lights from substrate?

Thank you, Michel.
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,188
Posted By micheljq
I am quite cautious. But in Canada both the...

I am quite cautious. But in Canada both the shipping and customs they almost cost as much as the fixture itself, if you take the Pent 0,5W fixture.

Thank you for the answer :-)

I will look at...
Forum: Lighting 10-06-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,188
Posted By micheljq
I wrote to a supplier in Canada asking if he...

I wrote to a supplier in Canada asking if he sells the pent 0,5W version. The guy said he sticks with the older 0,2W version because the leds have less chance to fail on those ones.

Those who...
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By micheljq
Maybe 2 RAY 2 DS - 7000K will put you in the...

Maybe 2 RAY 2 DS - 7000K will put you in the beginning of high light, not sure at 32", really not sure.

You are 32" away from the substrate, 24" + 8", you will not get away with a cheap solution...
Forum: Lighting 10-01-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,858
Posted By micheljq
Where is that showroom located Timline? ...

Where is that showroom located Timline?

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 09-26-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,630
Posted By micheljq
It's quite strange and it does not work with the...

It's quite strange and it does not work with the feedback we have from some users who grow red plants "red" and awesome tanks filled with plants with it. 10-20 Par would be very low light.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 09-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By micheljq
You want Alternantera to grow fast? Let it grow...

You want Alternantera to grow fast? Let it grow out of the surface. I tried with one of my plants and when the leaves were out in the air, it grew much faster.

I suspect this plant is really...
Forum: Lighting 09-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 25,630
Posted By micheljq
We will have to wait for independant PAR ratings...

We will have to wait for independant PAR ratings I guess.

Michel.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By micheljq
I think good flow helps against algae. ...

I think good flow helps against algae. Cyanobacteria for exemple really dislike flow. I have an Eheim 2217 for my 65G tank and having issue in the front/right where plants are not doing so good and...
Forum: Build My LED 09-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By micheljq
Canada

Hello, I am a fan of planted tanks living in Canada (Quebec).

Planning on maybe doing me a gift just before christmas, something like a 36" - 6300K fixture.

My question : Will BML honour the 3...
Forum: Fish 09-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By micheljq
They easily reach 9cm if not a little more adult,...

They easily reach 9cm if not a little more adult, and need to be in schoal of at least 6, 10 is better. A lot of swimming space is needed. Not sure 54G corner is the best for them.

Other schoal...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-18-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By micheljq
Agreed with the above, i begin dosing first week....

Agreed with the above, i begin dosing first week.

Michel.
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By micheljq
In my opinion it will be the same, tetras all...

In my opinion it will be the same, tetras all have quite the same schol behavior. They get packed together under stress and loose when they feel confortable.

Michel.
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