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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-29-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Poll: CPD Poll
Views: 135
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The fish may eat the shrimp, but in my tanks, the...

The fish may eat the shrimp, but in my tanks, the shrimp over-population never fails to sustain... even if I start with as few as 5 or 7 adult shrimp (RCS), in a couple of months I'll have over 20
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Xiaozhuang
There are older, detailed threads on it, just try...

There are older, detailed threads on it, just try the search function
Forum: Substrate 01-28-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hmm I think it's relative to the size of the...

Hmm I think it's relative to the size of the plant; i.e. I can grow HC/DHG with a few mm of soil with a very thin cap. A lotus might not root properly in the same situation.

I've experimented from...
Forum: Substrate 01-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Smaller plants do better in finer substrate;...

Smaller plants do better in finer substrate; nutrient rich substrates like dirt/ADA & similar grow those better. However, in CO2 enriched waters, water column does a lot of work and pool filter sand...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 534
Posted By Xiaozhuang
He means tropica.com or...

He means tropica.com or http://tropica.com/en/inspiration/

You can choose a layout with hardscape materials similar to yours and plan from there.

Typically, you'd need many more plants; some...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I use a pre-filter, dirt substrate, no wood,...

I use a pre-filter, dirt substrate, no wood, light fish load, with a fine grained pre-filter at the filter in-take; purigen lasts about 2 months +. Once I opened the filter at the 1 month mark, and...
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yup, Ada is very expensive in the states though...

Yup, Ada is very expensive in the states though so... learning to manage dirt gives a lot of bang for the buck. Alot of people have issues managing it though
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can bury a lot of things under the substrate,...

You can bury a lot of things under the substrate, just cover them up...
In your case you want to have less of the rock showing, often I find it useful to boost the height of smaller rocks...
Forum: Substrate 01-23-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yep, the soil-based substrates do grow plants...

Yep, the soil-based substrates do grow plants much better. A cheap alternative to ADA or similar is to use a dirt + cap, which I find grow plants better than say Eco-complete or Flourite. In a tank...
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I assume you're talking about Dwarf baby tears...

I assume you're talking about Dwarf baby tears and not the regular kind ? Monte carlo is definitely easier than HC/dwarf baby tears, but it's leaves get significantly larger when healthy. If you have...
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Xiaozhuang
They take a bit longer to acclimatize than some...

They take a bit longer to acclimatize than some other plants; I'd trim the tall ones and replant them if you're looking for a flatter carpet. Things look fine I think, just give it some time
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It'll be fine.. I use rocks weighing 30-40 lbs in...

It'll be fine.. I use rocks weighing 30-40 lbs in my tanks; just rest them on a softer mat or egg crate or something so there are no pressure points
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Xiaozhuang
With CO2 & good lighting it spreads very fast, in...

With CO2 & good lighting it spreads very fast, in non-CO2 setups, its possible but success rates are generally lower
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The tall ones should be common, I'm sure you can...

The tall ones should be common, I'm sure you can ask around and find it.
Forum: Plants 01-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It does look like the mini..., but all the ARs...

It does look like the mini..., but all the ARs are pretty slow growers
Forum: Plants 01-19-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By Xiaozhuang
A strand of Utricularia gibba?

A strand of Utricularia gibba?
Forum: Plants 01-19-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It'll work if the initial plant is healthy; I...

It'll work if the initial plant is healthy; I once divided a 12 inch stem into 6 portions each only 2 inches long to get a bunch of plants quickly.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-17-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Welcome ! Most members here are from the US,...

Welcome ! Most members here are from the US, there are a few outliers like myself from Singapore. The forum has very helpful people~
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-15-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Amazonia has far more nutrients than Malaya, so...

Amazonia has far more nutrients than Malaya, so thats the one to get... Power sand is not necessary, unless you like working with small grain size.

The initial ammonia release means you should...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hmmm I think people are suspicious of using...

Hmmm I think people are suspicious of using higher lighting in a low tech setup... I wish more people would give that combination a try though; an inch or 2 of topsoil with osmocote underlayer, in a...
Forum: Plants 01-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Having better fertilization in general reduces...

Having better fertilization in general reduces the amount of roots that are put out, which sometimes happens when a plant is searching for nutrients. In nutrient poor soils, roots grow the extra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-13-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 673
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Just to add options to the hairgrass growing... ...

Just to add options to the hairgrass growing...

While CO2 give results easily... in non-CO2 tanks, using dirt and a fine substrate in smaller size/shallow tanks with high lighting will grow...
Forum: Substrate 01-13-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,126
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Use either ADA (or similar soil based...

Use either ADA (or similar soil based alternatives) or a dirt substrate; they perform much better than fracted clay substrate (eco-complete, flourite etc) in growing plants. Fracted clay substrates...
Forum: Substrate 01-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Am I the only one that doesn't wash any...

Am I the only one that doesn't wash any substrate... If you have a dirt underlayer or other form of organics, bacteria bio film eventually bonds to the small particles and keep them down.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,563
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You might be able to find PAR data for the lights...

You might be able to find PAR data for the lights at the lighting section of the forum. Hmm it might take a few days to see changes, and don't forget about Trace elements ! In some ferts they come...
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