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Forum: Substrate 10-19-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By myhui
I see. Thanks Tom. I just started reading your...

I see. Thanks Tom. I just started reading your book, and have signed up for your paid forum over on the Barr Report under the same user name.

Here are two videos taken a week apart:
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Forum: Substrate 10-18-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
I first soaked the soil with pump running for a...

I first soaked the soil with pump running for a week, no plants, full water level, in the ADA 60-P, then did 1/4 water change about once a week after putting in the plants. Initially the grass and...
Forum: Substrate 10-16-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
I'm planning to throw out the ADA soil and start...

I'm planning to throw out the ADA soil and start over.

Should I get the UP Aqua substrate and add some oyster shells, and that's it? My sunlight, water circulation, and UV sterilizer are all in...
Forum: Substrate 10-15-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
It is a low tech tank, so no co2 injection and no...

It is a low tech tank, so no co2 injection and no filter. ADA soil is meant for high tech tanks. So right there is a problem already, I suspect.

I thought fertilizers are already in the substrate?...
Forum: Substrate 10-14-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
Thank you for clarifying. Is this substrate...

Thank you for clarifying.

Is this substrate self sufficient? Or should I supplement oyster shells to bring up KH and add calcium? My ADA Amazonia tank is not doing so well, with swords melting and...
Forum: Substrate 10-12-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
Here is Mr. Aqua Water Plant Soil for Aquarium ...

Here is Mr. Aqua Water Plant Soil for Aquarium


But it is not from UP Aqua. I don't think this is the one you're referring to?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91FXObxLBnL._SL1500_.jpg
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Forum: Substrate 10-11-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,546
Posted By myhui
Can someone post a link to this soil on...

Can someone post a link to this soil on marinedepot or some other online store?

I have not had success with ADA Amazonia soil. After months and months, with lots of plants, the ammonia level stays...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-07-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 148,376
Posted By myhui
Can you talk a little more about your choice of...

Can you talk a little more about your choice of substrate and reasons for it?

For my low-tech 50, I'm still undecided between using just Eco-Complete substrate or put it on top of a layer of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-05-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By myhui
Thanks for that. The Hydor Koralia pumps...

Thanks for that.

The Hydor Koralia pumps are available for even less here:

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_searchItem~vendorname~Hydor~vendorcode~HD.html...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 02-02-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By myhui
powerhead for circulation

For my low-tech 30, should I go with

Aquarium Systems Maxi-Jet

http://www.marinedepot.com/IMD/MD_images/aquarium/poweheads_aquarium_systems_maxi-jet.jpg

Or the 20 times more expensive,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-25-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,125
Posted By myhui
Almost the same as this unit: ...

Almost the same as this unit:

http://www.labwater.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=825&cat=Residential_Reverse_Osmosis_Systems

All they did in the zero waste system is to plumb the waste into the...
Forum: Algae 01-23-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By myhui
For a newbie like me, can you elaborate? How is...

For a newbie like me, can you elaborate? How is that water working out for you? What types of treatments are you referring to? (some of those acronyms are new to me ...)
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By myhui
Diana Walstad's book mentions on pages 111-112...

Diana Walstad's book mentions on pages 111-112 that less biological filtration is required. Does that mean the biowheel is too much? I don't plan to use the carbon filters that go with it, just the...
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By myhui
Trying hard to use sunlight and no CO2

I'm in southern California, Orange County, where the sky is clear blue almost every day. I plan to put my tank right up against a south-facing 2nd floor window, so it will get direct sunlight...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-17-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,647
Posted By myhui
http://www.marineland.com/catalog/productimages/Em...

http://www.marineland.com/catalog/productimages/Emperor280_178.jpg


How about adding a biowheel (http://www.marineland.com/catalog/index.asp?prodid=2011)filter like the above? The wheel lets...
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