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Forum: Lighting   03-23-2017, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Hilde
Any problems with algae?

Any problems with algae?
Forum: Lighting   03-23-2017, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Hilde
That reminds me of how trees adapt to the change...

That reminds me of how trees adapt to the change of the sunlight in the winter.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-18-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hilde
Yeh it is probably from the ammonia stirred up...

Yeh it is probably from the ammonia stirred up when I moved plants.

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Wow that is listed for $339 on Amazon. Not in my budget.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-18-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hilde
Yes it is my form of Walstad method. I try to do...

Yes it is my form of Walstad method. I try to do things as cheap as possible. In the past I did not use Earthworm castings. I probably will mix it with dirt when I discard the containers. The...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   03-18-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 231,615
Posted By Hilde
Yeh I don't like the solenoids they have. If you...

Yeh I don't like the solenoids they have. If you know the different measuring units of connectors you may. I didn't thus had to double order some parts. For solenoid I bought an EVO-3-12 on Ebay. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-18-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hilde
Since I hope to move this year I have my plants...

Since I hope to move this year I have my plants in plastic containers in the tank. In them is 1st Kitty litter, 2nd Worm castings dirt, 3rd River sand or Black diamond blasting sand for topping.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-18-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hilde
I think instead of ECS you could use Laterite. I...

I think instead of ECS you could use Laterite. I have found Laterite in Pet Smart. It is not listed on their website though. Oops!! That is if you lived in the states. I see now you are in Norway
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-18-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By Hilde
The 3 month time is the time problems can arise....

The 3 month time is the time problems can arise. For the parameters of the water change as things settle. Here is some interesting read by Kekon...
Forum: The Planted Tank FAQ   03-18-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 231,615
Posted By Hilde
Silver part 111C is just a connector. Here is...

Silver part 111C is just a connector. Here is cheap Fabco needle valve (http://www.diyco2regulator.com/fabco-nv-55-18-needle-valve). Their shipping is expensive. After getting all the parts for DIY...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Hilde
The cycling would have been shorter if you hadn't...

The cycling would have been shorter if you hadn't done so many water changes.

When nitrate is 0ppm Ammonia and Nitrites 0- do a 50% water change, feed the bacteria again and test water again the...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Hilde
Have you tried Tetra Safe Start. I get it off...

Have you tried Tetra Safe Start. I get it off Amazon. Sign up with a new email and you will get Prime 30 day trial free.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-16-2017, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By Hilde
That is the problem I had when I started my 1st...

That is the problem I had when I started my 1st tank. Read that when the city doses phosphates in the water to prevent pipes from rusting you have a high pH and soft water. My tanks have sand and...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-16-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By Hilde
I saw on you tube someone did a quick cycle by...

I saw on you tube someone did a quick cycle by using the water he rinsed running filter's floss in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Hilde
Just uncertain if it will work with Salvina mini.

Just uncertain if it will work with Salvina mini.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Hilde
That has got me thinking how I can use my divider...

That has got me thinking how I can use my divider holders. I can put a thin piece of metal in them. This is to be for a breeding tank so it doesn't have to be very pretty.

Thanks!!

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
If they were going to leach that would do it.

If they were going to leach that would do it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
How long have you had the silk plants in your...

How long have you had the silk plants in your tank? The dye does not leach into the water?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 01:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
I get you. I have done a lot of experimenting...

I get you. I have done a lot of experimenting myself. Just looking for examples of scaping for the 29g

I bought a flood light. After reading threads found it would not last long decided to chuck...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-11-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
Have you checked out this forum...

Have you checked out this forum (http://www.cichlid-forum.com) Here someone has Severums in a 55g community tank (http://www.cichlid-forum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=208477).

Googling DIY aquarium...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
Ok! Now I get the zist of this thread. I still...

Ok! Now I get the zist of this thread. I still think a cichlid forum would give you more info. I have seen there pics of DIY backgrounds. Some make you feel you are in cave

Got a link to the 29...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
So can I assume you have some tanks with plants?

So can I assume you have some tanks with plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
I was not joking! I was shock to see fake plants...

I was not joking! I was shock to see fake plants mentioned here.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 192
Posted By Hilde
Well I have some plastic dividers...

Well I have some plastic dividers...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
If you go the the cichlid forum you can see some...

If you go the the cichlid forum you can see some have anubias plants in their tanks. Why don't go to the cichlid forum and ask there what other do for plants?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-10-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Hilde
What in the world are you doing on a planted tank...

What in the world are you doing on a planted tank forum when all you want is plastic plants?
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