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Forum: Plants Today, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 136
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you plant them node by node you'd get much...

If you plant them node by node you'd get much better results; immediate carpet spreading without vertical growth. Think your light is sufficient. It isn't a particularly CO2 hungry plant either - I'd...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If the other faster growing plants are not...

If the other faster growing plants are not showing nutrient deficiencies, you can safely rule it out for the much slower growing AR. Improving CO2 is definitely the best suggestion.

Other finer...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Not implying that you lack nutrients. Growing...

Not implying that you lack nutrients. Growing plants involve more than just nutrients, CO2 and light, this is an over-simplification. The environment matters as well. Nutrient tunnel vision causes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It depends a lot on dimensions... and whether you...

It depends a lot on dimensions... and whether you have flexibility/availability to buy cheap alternatives.

For example, for ADA90p dimension (46gals)
Crystal glass tank from China import ; 100...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's not that CO2 or fert demanding actually. You...

It's not that CO2 or fert demanding actually. You should try burr740's suggestion. It does very well in soil substrates, even with poorer fert/CO2 dosing. I think it is more sensitive to substrate...
Forum: Lighting 08-25-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Its a light manufacturer from Hongkong, for Asian...

Its a light manufacturer from Hongkong, for Asian side markets. I think Australia has it as well. Their lights are high PAR for standard aquarium dimensions they're made for, but are not particularly...
Forum: Plants 08-24-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's not the root tabs that make the difference,...

It's not the root tabs that make the difference, its the use of soil
Forum: Plants 08-24-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Xiaozhuang
By net-like pattern do you mean both horizontal...

By net-like pattern do you mean both horizontal and vertical looking "veins" on the leaf surface ? The plant does have that. Haven't examined the roots or observed the flowers though

Bump:

It...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Request for plant ID

Is this a Bolbitis species ?


http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=84722&title=IMG_20150823_213532-Optimizedc.jpg...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By Xiaozhuang
As Zapins said it depends on the plant species....

As Zapins said it depends on the plant species. There is also a significant difference between emersed forms. So a plant that is grown on drier soil for a long period is different from one that has...
Forum: Substrate 08-23-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I use dirt, and my tanks are super clear. In...

I use dirt, and my tanks are super clear. In addition, plants keep the substrate aerobic by channeling O2 down to the root zone, so you don't need burrowing snails or fish. You can also vacuum the...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,662
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Best thing about not using a controller - save...

Best thing about not using a controller - save money and one less weak point in the system. It saves time on thinking about setting up such a system. Also, this allows you to have fluctuating pH & KH...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Haa I don't understand why is it so expensive,...

Haa I don't understand why is it so expensive, and so uncommon. I saw it in a aquatic plant shop in Japan and curiosity got the better of me, I paid about 20 USD for a small specimen, which I brought...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
That tank was grown under metal halides, so it...

That tank was grown under metal halides, so it had very high lighting. Nothing particularly special about the dosing - slightly leaner version of EI. Weekly water changes, pruning etc.

Bump:...
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can mix your own ferts in the exact ratios...

You can mix your own ferts in the exact ratios that ADA uses for a fraction of the cost. No magic there...
Forum: Plants 08-13-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's not Eleocharis.. If you bought it in SEA, it...

It's not Eleocharis.. If you bought it in SEA, it is the head of Cyperus haspens, which is not a true aquatic. Eventually it'll sprout a stem that will grow towards the water surface. It can grow...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
haa I'm not sure actually ? They're very cheap...

haa I'm not sure actually ? They're very cheap ones from China, about $3 - 5 USD each. I choose them because I wanted something low-power/gentle and these were as small as I could get. I treat them...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks for this ~

Thanks for this ~
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Eh since my name is quoted I'll explain myself....

Eh since my name is quoted I'll explain myself. It's not about nutrient trapping per se; substrate nutrients will always leech into the water column to a certain degree. No substrate is "Waterproof"...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-06-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,609
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It's true, if you read jap script or muddle...

It's true, if you read jap script or muddle through with mandarin, the link above states that he passed away at his home due to pneumonia. Along with details about his career. It's a state website,...
Forum: Plants 08-05-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Xiaozhuang
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=83425&title=solubility-co2-waterc.png

This is the key point and CO2 is balanced against plant metabolic rates which is roughly...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks guys for the kind comments. I'm using a...

Thanks guys for the kind comments. I'm using a single BML dutch XB on this scape with a warm white CFL as a dawn/dusk lighting.

I think that with the advent of nature style scapes that emulate...
Forum: Plants 08-04-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The dropping of lower leaves is not just a...

The dropping of lower leaves is not just a lighting issue - more often its connected to CO2 as well - specially if thin stems are involved; which basically means the plant isn't producing enough...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Most of the substrate now is dirt, I had to...

Most of the substrate now is dirt, I had to construct some minor walls with small sized lava rock to hold back the dirt slopes. Then I capped with sand/aquarium substrate. Takes a bit of planning to...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,667
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks man, They're seiryu(fake)/limestone/san...

Thanks man, They're seiryu(fake)/limestone/san sui rocks depending on who you ask. I can still move the stones at the back around, will probably wait till the plants grow in before deciding on final...
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