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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Kathyy
Agree but if you are concerned try using a midday...

Agree but if you are concerned try using a midday burst of double the light intensity. First an hour, increase by an hour every week or so.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 208
Posted By Kathyy
I swapped tanks with a guy I found through CL. We...

I swapped tanks with a guy I found through CL. We exchanged photos of the hydrotest dates and I have since swapped tanks with the gas vendor so all was fine.

My first tank was bought online,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 227
Posted By Kathyy
I will move stem plants around so they are in a...

I will move stem plants around so they are in a spot that suits them better but I like to let my scape settle in and usually rescape after a year. I get all antsy and write reams of notes on what is...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Kathyy
I like the creepy stump with thin branches scape...

I like the creepy stump with thin branches scape but agree, put it offcenter. What about treating that heavy stump as the primary rock in iwagumi then setting your biggest rock to complement the...
Forum: Plants 03-31-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Kathyy
I am sure it is adapting to the intense light it...

I am sure it is adapting to the intense light it is getting.

Pinch out the sad looking leaves, they are likely to grow algae and they only make the plant look bad, not more dense.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By Kathyy
Sure gets to be a bore fishing that overflow! ...

Sure gets to be a bore fishing that overflow!

Currently I cut most of the teeth off my overflow because I needed more capacity then I put a folded over piece of the most open 1/4" mesh stainless...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-31-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By Kathyy
Ooo, that is practically the same tank you are...

Ooo, that is practically the same tank you are getting to work with!

Definitely on that order, clumps growing out of the water with sand. I'd populate it with snails and shrimp as well as small...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-30-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Kathyy
CO2 helps the plants more than it helps algae,...

CO2 helps the plants more than it helps algae, they grow faster and fatter and can tolerate more light. Usually you can resell the bits for a good bit of change too.

You need to be patient. Your...
Forum: Fish 03-30-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Kathyy
They are just fine in high tech tanks. They may...

They are just fine in high tech tanks. They may take a liking to fine leaved plants is all. Mine pulled at hairgrass and ate the plant previously known as Mayaca for instance.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-27-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Kathyy
Agree, that link is extremely helpful. I...

Agree, that link is extremely helpful.

I think the plants are hungry. If you double dose the PPS for just a week you will see happier plants. Then mix up an EI type dose once your bottles are...
Forum: Aquascaping 03-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Kathyy
You don't have to paint the back of the tank, any...

You don't have to paint the back of the tank, any black fabric, plastic, board will work just fine and I agree, not permanent so you can change your mind!

Agree about the hardscape, the bits you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-22-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Kathyy
I live in a drought area too and use the 90...

I live in a drought area too and use the 90 gallons of old aquarium water on a 9x20' garden and potted plants outside the kitchen that would otherwise need an hour of watering a week to survive.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,724
Posted By Kathyy
Well it is early days yet. It may or may not...

Well it is early days yet. It may or may not work. I am sure just felt wouldn't work but it is possible the plants would be better off with either just Spyra or Spyra+something that doesn't hold...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Kathyy
I just needed a little calcium added to improve...

I just needed a little calcium added to improve shell health, seems like you shouldn't need more. I'd try adding more but be careful as a big increase in hardness is hard on animals.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,724
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks. I haven't changed the hardscape at all...

Thanks. I haven't changed the hardscape at all and the tank looks so different with the differing background and foreground plants. After 2 years the rocks are just starting to get covered with moss...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kathyy
The expensive rocks sold at specialty shops are...

The expensive rocks sold at specialty shops are beautiful but in the end they are going to be nearly covered with mosses and other plantings. So long as the rocks have finer texture and some...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,147
Posted By Kathyy
Tom Barr, aka Plantbrain sells boxes of manzanita...

Tom Barr, aka Plantbrain sells boxes of manzanita sticks, get that. He sells on his forum or you could search the sale forum here to find what his wood looks like and contact him through there? Go to...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Kathyy
My stand is 31" tall without a floor in it and...

My stand is 31" tall without a floor in it and the 20 pound tank+regulator still needs an inch or so to get it in the stand. My cardboard tube mockup sort of fit but angling that heavy tank with...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Kathyy
I like both scapes, you definitely went big! Bet...

I like both scapes, you definitely went big! Bet the fish like the spiderwood better, more tunnels to swim through.

Soft epiphyte? Bolbitis for sure. Maybe bushes of Fissidens or a trimmed moss?
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,724
Posted By Kathyy
Got out the tripod and took some photos with the...

Got out the tripod and took some photos with the lights on 'sunrise' mode. Kind of pretty. Light was still too dim to capture fish and no idea what is going on the left side, looks fuzzy.

My...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-21-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 699
Posted By Kathyy
The amount on that website is just about what I...

The amount on that website is just about what I give my 200 gallon system, it is fine to triple it although you might be just fine as your tank is mostly slower growing plants. I dose 2 tsp N+1tspP...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Kathyy
Building a sturdy level stand is surprising easy,...

Building a sturdy level stand is surprising easy, see this extremely long and repetitious thread. (http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1169964) You don't have to read it all...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By Kathyy
Try pennywort. The Brazilian grows out of the...

Try pennywort. The Brazilian grows out of the tank really well, hoping the 'Japan' type does as well. Won't cling but it is in better scale than Pothos.

I'm trying creeping fig on a PVC 'branch'...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Kathyy
I lost HM completely when I dosed with HsO2....

I lost HM completely when I dosed with HsO2. Don't think it was even spot treated and I measured the dose carefully with a dosing syringe.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By Kathyy
Thanks for this. I like the wood in front of...

Thanks for this.

I like the wood in front of the grassy stuff and the huge open sandy areas a lot. Hope the fish chosen will reflect the various habitats developed and will actually be swimming in...
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