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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By aquarist
A lot of people on this forum will not use fake...

A lot of people on this forum will not use fake decorations, but you have some that do. Usually I get one or two decorations as gifts yearly and I usually stick them in my tank for a while because...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,195
Posted By aquarist
Looks great! I've a little extra aqua soil and...

Looks great! I've a little extra aqua soil and plan on making a ball at some point this winter when I've some spare time.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-03-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By aquarist
2.5g Fluval spec cherry style

The big bushy stuff is all star grass, it grows really quickly in that aquarium, I am going to trim it and move it to the back to free up some space.





I planted the glosso the first week if...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-02-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By aquarist
Just got back home from a two week vacation and...

Just got back home from a two week vacation and have a jungle in my 2.5 gallon. Time to trim!

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Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By aquarist
Got my Kip SS solenoid in while I was away on...

Got my Kip SS solenoid in while I was away on vacation. Cannot wait to get it hooked up! Just gotten figure out what plug I need. I know I need a 12v DC adaptor, just not sure is any adaptor will...
Forum: Plants 08-31-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By aquarist
An excellent resource to let you know how much...

An excellent resource to let you know how much you need to dose is Wet's calculator, which can be found here: http://calc.petalphile.com

It's simple to use and can help you from under dosing which...
Forum: Plants 08-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By aquarist
Nesea Gold Deficiency

I would remove the bad leaves and leave it for now, in another week or so it should be fully converted and then you can trim it and replant. Often time when people get emersed plants they mess with...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By aquarist
Hello and welcome to TPT! You've come to the...

Hello and welcome to TPT!

You've come to the right place to learn about everything planted tank related.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By aquarist
Hello and welcome to TPT!

Hello and welcome to TPT!
Forum: Fish 08-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By aquarist
This is great advice! Most people suggest turning...

This is great advice! Most people suggest turning the temp up but fail to mention the fact that warmer water has a much lower o2 saturation.
Forum: Plants 08-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By aquarist
This can be a tricky plant, the first picture...

This can be a tricky plant, the first picture looks like you bought some that was emersed grown and it is converting to submerged growth.
Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By aquarist
You cannot keep a well stocked cichlid tank...

You cannot keep a well stocked cichlid tank without doing water changes unless you have an enormous filter, talking about a 55 gallon sump for a 30 gallon tank.

As stated above floating plants...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By aquarist
Is your tank cycled? Looks like it is some form...

Is your tank cycled? Looks like it is some form of chemical damage. I've read reports from other that excessive ammonia can cause problems like this, but I cannot remember.

Sorta looks like what...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By aquarist
Nice find! I wish I lived near awesome native...

Nice find! I wish I lived near awesome native plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By aquarist
Hmm, last time I saw a bio ball in person I want...

Hmm, last time I saw a bio ball in person I want to saw it was about an inch around, I highly doubt you'll fit anywhere near 400 in your filter.

If all you are after is more beneficial bacteria...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By aquarist
Pretty much. Stem plants are usually...

Pretty much.

Stem plants are usually extremely hardy, when I get in damaged plants on a buy or trade if the leaves are too far gone I will remove all the leaves and float the stem and it'll come...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,195
Posted By aquarist
This is an awesome thread! Don't know how I...

This is an awesome thread! Don't know how I missed it. I have been wanting to do a Wabi Kusa for a while now. I am I. The designing process. I see you did kinda an emersed setup, did you try to make...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By aquarist
Baby tears planting

Plant it like a stem plant, remove the leaves from the stem that will be below the substrate and plant accordingly.

If you want it to spread quickly you will want to plant it in small portions,...
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By aquarist
If you really want to separate the large pieces...

If you really want to separate the large pieces from the small, they best and most efficient way would be to build a screen or shaker box. Similar to what is used in mining. You could build one from...
Forum: Fish 08-17-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By aquarist
I second this! I used to have a very large red...

I second this! I used to have a very large red devil cichlid but he passed away recently and I miss my have an apex predator.
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By aquarist
Got glosso growing in my 2.5 gallon shrimp tank...

Got glosso growing in my 2.5 gallon shrimp tank without any co2 I just give it 2ml of excel daily.

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Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By aquarist
Budget Pressurized CO2 Suggestions?

Lots if good advice here, the Aquatek and Milwaukee regulators are probably your best bet. This will be a regular size regulator and it'll be easy to upgrade as you save. I've just upgraded part of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By aquarist
SMC AS-2200 needle valve

So far the cheapest and best I've used are the Fabco NV 55-18, they are around $34 each but you may fine some second hand for cheaper.

When I google that brand not a lot comes up except shopping...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By aquarist
Water passing through check 2 check valves!

The setup is fine, you just cannot use cheap plastic check valves for co2. You really should get one of the steel check valves, they cost about $5 each.
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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,206
Posted By aquarist
Need help with first co2 build on a budget

If you want to do it quick and easy with no extra parts you will need a 1/8 x 1.5in MIP pipe, this pipe will connect your solenoid to your needle valve, then you may need a compression fitting to...
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