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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By roadmaster
Might would start with easy lower light plant's,...

Might would start with easy lower light plant's, lot's of em.
Run the tank with these for a few month's.
In mean time,read all I could on CO2 and it's application in planted aquaria if you think...
Forum: Lighting   Yesterday, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By roadmaster
Would not fret over 10 to 20 % loss of PAR...

Would not fret over 10 to 20 % loss of PAR unless lighting was already on low side.
I removed glass top's from tank's only cause I got tired of cleaning them each week of hard water deposit's....
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   Yesterday, 08:08 AM
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Posted By roadmaster
Joe Cocker "Feelin alright" Hendrix "Hey...

Joe Cocker "Feelin alright"
Hendrix "Hey Joe"
Forum: Substrate   12-04-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By roadmaster
Patience, as suggested in same post a few day's...

Patience, as suggested in same post a few day's ago.
Quit lookin at it and it won't be such a sore.
Goes away on it's own as tank matures.
Is the nature of soil based tank's that contribute to all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By roadmaster
Well this is odd for sure. Only other thing...

Well this is odd for sure.
Only other thing that strikes me is the mention of the water softener that the water passes through .
Some or most of these softener's, remove calcium and magnesium that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By roadmaster
Still no info on what size tank and or how many...

Still no info on what size tank and or how many fish are being added at one go.
How new is the tank?
How many fishes have you tried to add since reducing CO2 ?
What substrate?
What filtration?...
Forum: Fish   12-01-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By roadmaster
If this is same tank holding Blue...

If this is same tank holding Blue Acara's,Severum's,then the oto's could be NFL (not for long).
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-01-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By roadmaster
Dried Birch leaves ,Oak leaves, are what I have...

Dried Birch leaves ,Oak leaves, are what I have used in the past for blackwater biotopes.
Shrimps and fishes loved picking at them in search of tiny infusoria and or other micro critter's.
Did tend...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-01-2016, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By roadmaster
Can create rippling effect on the surface with...

Can create rippling effect on the surface with spray bar that helps break up the scum until it goes away as tank matures.
Can also be caused by protein's,enzymes produced by plant's as they adapt to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By roadmaster
If fishes are not found near the surface gasping...

If fishes are not found near the surface gasping at just before light's/CO2 comes on, or within an hour or two after light's off,then you are prolly OK with respect to Oxygen level's.
If you just...
Forum: Photography   12-01-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By roadmaster
Something is nipping at the fins on all of the...

Something is nipping at the fins on all of the Angelfish as seen in photo's or possibly water quality is deteriorating, and bacterial infection which often attacks tiny blood vessel's at the fin's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By roadmaster
No,not necessarily Good flow can help by...

No,not necessarily
Good flow can help by keeping particulate matter suspended in the water where it can be drawn into the filter rather than falling onto the substrate where no filter's can move it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 699
Posted By roadmaster
I might try running air stone or air driven...

I might try running air stone or air driven sponge filter at night, or other means of creating surface rippling considering all other fishes in other low tech affair's are doing fine with same...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-01-2016, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By roadmaster
Approx. 600 GPH would be my aim. Could...

Approx. 600 GPH would be my aim.
Could accomplish this with use of power head (s) in addition to filter output which drop's off from advertised GPH once filled with media.
I use two Ehiem 2217's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   12-01-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 831
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Posted By roadmaster
The Who 'My Generation " BTO "Let it roll on...

The Who 'My Generation "
BTO "Let it roll on down the highway"
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-01-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,294
Posted By roadmaster
If number's from above chart are to be...

If number's from above chart are to be believed,the Tropica Aquarium soil would give plant's the best benefit from nutrient standpoint.
Prolly cheaper too, I don't know.
Presently using just plain...
Forum: Plants   11-30-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By roadmaster
Many of the Aponogeton species are said to go...

Many of the Aponogeton species are said to go dormant at times and resume growth week's/month's later assuming condition's favor them.
This might be what your seeing if all other plat's are still...
Forum: Algae   11-30-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By roadmaster
I have in the past, sprayed rock's/wood with...

I have in the past, sprayed rock's/wood with straight 3 % peroxide, and let that set on the rock/wood and then place the rock/wood in bucket for a day before scrubbing the stuff off with suitable...
Forum: Fish   11-30-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By roadmaster
Would feed shrimp's sparingly in Five gal maybe...

Would feed shrimp's sparingly in Five gal maybe once every other day, or every two day's without overfeeding for the day(s) of no food.
Would feed the betta same schedule while keeping in mind...
Forum: Plants   11-30-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By roadmaster
Would cut them back to just above the substrate...

Would cut them back to just above the substrate at an angle with sharp scissors.
if the root's have not been nuked,they will grow back.
If the root's are brown/mushy, the prognosis is poor. IMHO
Forum: Aquascaping   11-30-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By roadmaster
Would not stress or fret much but rather mix the...

Would not stress or fret much but rather mix the stuff to your liking and plant heavily.
Weight of water in the tank is gonna want to compress/compact near anything.
Some improved water circulation...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   11-30-2016, 05:48 AM
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Views: 42,697
Posted By roadmaster
Skynyrd "That smell" Blackfoot "Highway...

Skynyrd "That smell"
Blackfoot "Highway song"
Forum: Lighting   11-22-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By roadmaster
Wonder what will be the verdict when and if a...

Wonder what will be the verdict when and if a light fixture is developed that encompasses all of color's, of the spectrum and variant's that some deem necessary for optimal growth, and they're...
Forum: Plants   11-22-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By roadmaster
Deeper substrates help hold them in place till...

Deeper substrates help hold them in place till root development is sufficient to hold them in place.
Not too long ago I placed a couple large sword plant's in my tank and flow from spray bar kept...
Forum: Lighting   11-22-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By roadmaster
Well,you can ask someone you might consider to be...

Well,you can ask someone you might consider to be a true guru when they begin their CO2 injection and why.I only asked a couple when inquiring.
Am doubtful that there would/will be anything close to...
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