The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 97
Search took 0.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Xirxes
Forum: Tank Journals 02-10-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
It has been quite some time, but i gave the...

It has been quite some time, but i gave the aquarium a much needed overhaul this weekend, and figured i would post some before and after shots.

Everything is growing well, i usually scoop out...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
The tank mfg blamed my stand ( not likely, I...

The tank mfg blamed my stand ( not likely, I checked its construction for level and contact in every direction possible, but this kept them from having to pay for it ). I think it was a defect sealed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Xirxes
If you have heavy plants, you will need nitrogen...

If you have heavy plants, you will need nitrogen addition to keep them happy, beyond the fish (150+fish in 240 here, 3 HEAPING portions of flake daily, and zero nitrates without k2no3 here).

Excel...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By Xirxes
If your filter died a week ago, you are starting...

If your filter died a week ago, you are starting from scratch.

Put the old media in the new filter, or expect high ammonia for 2.5 weeks from new filter start.

Change 60-80% of clean source...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Xirxes
Additionally, only water changes with RO or DI...

Additionally, only water changes with RO or DI sources will help to lower GH and dKH. Municipal will by and large always have high levels here.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By Xirxes
Fighting highly buffered, high pH source water...

Fighting highly buffered, high pH source water will always be trying (SD source: 6-8dKH, 450-650 tds, 8.1-8.4 pH).

I will recommend at least RO source to start with a much more pleasing water...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,323
Posted By Xirxes
As a preface: I am commenting here based on first...

As a preface: I am commenting here based on first page responses, and based on last page posts, the train has detailed.

My company private labels a very concentrated mixture of beneficial...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Xirxes
Coming from a long background of algae...

Coming from a long background of algae maintenance I can attest to cyanobacterias and diatoms, there is a marked increase in the growth of these organisms with a lower nitrogen content in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By Xirxes
I have to say that I find setting ideal...

I have to say that I find setting ideal parameters fairly easy (with time and patience/practice).

Starting with pure RO/DI unit, add SMALL amount of GH booster of your choice( seachem is just...
Forum: Photography 09-03-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By Xirxes
The Tamron 100mm macro is less expensive, and...

The Tamron 100mm macro is less expensive, and less light aberration than the canon.

i compared both and ended up witht he tamron.
Forum: Photography 08-27-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By Xirxes
I do a fair amount of underwater dive videos and...

I do a fair amount of underwater dive videos and went through the same dilemma.

Housing for a decent Dslr:1.5-2k
Go pro: $500 with all the trimmings ( float backed rounded lens 300ft box hero2 on...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-20-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
Planning for all adults to be out by weeks end. ...

Planning for all adults to be out by weeks end.

Creating a fry/baby catching rig (2" intake screen with food inside hooked to 1" ID hose filled and controlled with ball valve).

Let the babies...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-19-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
Photoshoot day! Well i have been busy with...

Photoshoot day!

Well i have been busy with the business and new house. Open house was last weekend, and the tank was a big hit.

Everything is growing in nicely. I will definitely be looking...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-04-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
Progress update here: Grow in rate is pretty...

Progress update here: Grow in rate is pretty good, going to trim for housewarming party at end of week, will post pics of how it is then after 60% water cahnge, filter cleanout, purigen recharge,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Xirxes
1/4 tsp dose of csm+b on 37 gallons seems...

1/4 tsp dose of csm+b on 37 gallons seems excessive. I only dose that much 3x weekly into 240 gallons! Make sure your EI regime is right.

That being said I have seen iron and co2/excell wreak...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Xirxes
Thanks for the info! My Pygmy chain swords...

Thanks for the info!

My Pygmy chain swords roots have hit the glass after 1.5 months, so I will expect explosive growth from here. 2 months sounds right for me.
Forum: Aquascaping 07-29-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,928
Posted By Xirxes
We are doing a Koi pond and pond less near here,...

We are doing a Koi pond and pond less near here, 130k$, I thought that was big!

There was a LOT of prep work on that job guaranteed.

We maintenance a 500k$ feature, and the one in this video...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-27-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Xirxes
I use gro-power plus time release tabs for...

I use gro-power plus time release tabs for aquatic plants.

good so far.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Xirxes
Rephrase in hope of response: Lets conduct a...

Rephrase in hope of response:

Lets conduct a poll!

How often do you routinely put root fertilizers in your substrate?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Xirxes
How often to dose root fertilizers in ecocomplete?

Wondering how frequently time release grow power tabs need to be added into the substrate for rooted plants to keep them going gangbusters?

I have out in a total of 9-10 tabs over the course of 2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By Xirxes
Upon recommendation, I pump about 4 bubbles/sec...

Upon recommendation, I pump about 4 bubbles/sec directly into the intake grate of my FX5. This is on 240 gallons, intake one end, bleed return through UV to same end and fx5 dual return on far end.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-24-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,483
Posted By Xirxes
Latest developments: Plants have mostly...

Latest developments:

Plants have mostly settled in. Cabomba growing 5 inches a week, seeing new runners from all of the pygmy chain swords. getting a lot of pearling with new CO2 reg dialed in.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,466
Posted By Xirxes
Perfect tank for an apistogramma trio

Perfect tank for an apistogramma trio
Forum: Aquascaping 07-21-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Xirxes
I personally love the full look, always kept my...

I personally love the full look, always kept my tanks full back to front with plants. The fish react much more naturally with so many niche locations.

For a more scaled look, you need a bit more...
Forum: Lighting 07-21-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By Xirxes
As stated, light is only one factor. All...

As stated, light is only one factor.

All the light a ray2 can give will not grow algae if the system is tuned with Co2, NPK trace and plants.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 97

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012