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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2004, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By _Nemo_
Thank you. These are the two plants I was trying...

Thank you. These are the two plants I was trying to identify:
- Rotala indica, and
- Rotala spec. 'Green'

I already have them in the tank

The light is a DIY canopy using the new Philips...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-11-2004, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By _Nemo_
My tank specs: ----------------- Size: ...

My tank specs:
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Size: 25 gallons (30 x 12 x 16)
Light: 4x23-CF-6500 k ~ 3.7 WPG
Filter: Eheim 2213 / spray bar
substrate : 2.5" 100% Fluorite

Temp: 79-81 F
gH : 3-4 dH...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2004, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By _Nemo_
Hi "Fat Guy", I have an eheim 2213 and a DIY...

Hi "Fat Guy",
I have an eheim 2213 and a DIY CO2 - same size tank as yours. I stuff the CO2 tube right into the intake of the 2213. I get a pH of 6.6-6.8 for my kH of 3. [/quote]
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2004, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,399
Posted By _Nemo_
I think I should get paid for the tank I keep, or...

I think I should get paid for the tank I keep, or at least have it declared a "national resource of significant scientific interest" :). Why? Because I grow every kind of algae known to aquarists in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By _Nemo_
pedietz, I only dose less than 1/5 of the...

pedietz,

I only dose less than 1/5 of the recommed Flourish dose daily. I use a dropper to dose 10-12 drops in the morning. The drops are 17 to 1 mL. For my tank, SeaChem recommends 5 mL / week....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-10-2004, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By _Nemo_
I have CO2 at 20-30 ppm Light is at 3.7 WPG ...

I have CO2 at 20-30 ppm
Light is at 3.7 WPG
The seaChem test kit seems accurate. I test immediately after I dose, and get what I expect based on the dose.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2004, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By _Nemo_
Yeah, I used Alum to precipitate phosphates to...

Yeah, I used Alum to precipitate phosphates to ZERO. That stopped the staghorn growth. I dosed 5 ppm of Alum. But the growth of plants was also arrested for a while.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2004, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By _Nemo_
I use a SeaChem nitrite/nitrate test kit. The...

I use a SeaChem nitrite/nitrate test kit.
The tank is 25 gallons
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-09-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By _Nemo_
I decided to start a routine of controlling algae...

I decided to start a routine of controlling algae by limiting phosphates. I got me an accurate nitrate kit, some pharmaceutical grade KNO3 and KCl (for accuracy) and started dosing daily with SC...
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