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Forum: Aquascaping 11-27-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By JeffHB
If you are concerned about diatoms you may...

If you are concerned about diatoms you may consider not using any fieldspar. I'm no rock expert and can't identify it, but it is a compound found in approx. 60% of rocks and may leach Si into your...
Forum: Algae 09-07-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
I plan on doing a "Diatom info" post in a week or...

I plan on doing a "Diatom info" post in a week or so based on information I've gathered doing online research and practice....there are a number of misconceptions and mis-information floating around...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-01-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By JeffHB
Consider YOUR tank. Heavy stocking? fish load?...

Consider YOUR tank. Heavy stocking? fish load? TDS? then WC may help...otherwsie maybe not so much..
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-01-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By JeffHB
Consider the CO2 aspects involved...it may not be...

Consider the CO2 aspects involved...it may not be a deficiency of nutrients at all...as a matter of fact it shouldn't be if you are Ei dosing appropriately.
Forum: Algae 09-01-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
OK my unscientific experiment was sorta derailed...

OK my unscientific experiment was sorta derailed due to poor water supplied by PetsMart....BTW they have no clue what they are selling so CHECK any RO water at your LFS - good chance it's only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By JeffHB
Wonderfull, that's what I...

Wonderfull, that's what I suspected..unfortunately there RO GH = 6, which matches my tap water....looks like I've been paying for bunk...thanks guys..
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,584
Posted By JeffHB
RO water parameters?

I've recently switched to RO water from LFS. What parameters should this water have? PH=7, GH=?kh=?, TDS=0 etc..ect...any help much appreciated.
Forum: Algae 08-26-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,550
Posted By JeffHB
You may be right, I am no expert for...

You may be right, I am no expert for sure...consider looking at some saltwater reef forms as they deal with "algea" with similar appearence, which they consider diatomatic. In there experiences,...
Forum: Algae 08-26-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,172
Posted By JeffHB
Folks, hasn't this topic been beaten to...

Folks, hasn't this topic been beaten to death....i mean tomato tomaato or what?...To be frank, I really wish our forum gurus would spend their energy dealing with unresolved issues rather than...
Forum: Algae 08-26-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,550
Posted By JeffHB
Stop using tap water and go with 100 RO/DI with...

Stop using tap water and go with 100 RO/DI with replinish.....and remove any in tank source of silica...no silicates, no diatom right? There are many,many ,many etc. variety of diatom so appearance...
Forum: Algae 08-26-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By JeffHB
appears to be diatoms, unfortunately the form has...

appears to be diatoms, unfortunately the form has very little information on managing these guys. There are a number of "best practice" theories tho if you search the posts...
Forum: Algae 08-20-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
Yes, I suspect the silicates are introduced thru...

Yes, I suspect the silicates are introduced thru tap water changes. The introduced silicates do not just go away as in my experience they took months to "build up" and created a diatom bloom (in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-20-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,543
Posted By JeffHB
In my experiences with heavy fish bioload (I...

In my experiences with heavy fish bioload (I would not consider 1-14" plec and a bunch of feeder size fish "heavy stocked"), such as multiple 12-14" carnivors, water changes are paramount. For one,...
Forum: Algae 08-19-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
OK, My unscientific experiment is underway! 50%...

OK, My unscientific experiment is underway! 50% WC with filtered & some RO water...I have also stopped dosing Flourish due to the iodine (that some believe is a nutrient source for diatoms...and...
Forum: Algae 08-14-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
Maybe i wasn't clear - I'm not attemping to...

Maybe i wasn't clear - I'm not attemping to reduce nutrients, just remove/lessen silicates as there does not appear to be a simple silicate remover I was planning to use "phosphagard" on the tap...
Forum: Algae 08-13-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By JeffHB
Same stuff - Yep, T5Ho for me too....75 Gal,...

Same stuff - Yep, T5Ho for me too....75 Gal, using one 54w-lamp on for 6-hours, 2-lamps for 3-hours.
Forum: Algae 08-13-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
Is everyone having this problem doing large WC...

Is everyone having this problem doing large WC w/tap water?
Unless I get some better advice, on my next scheduled WC I plan to "prefilter" my tap water with "Phosphagard" to reduce the...
Forum: Algae 08-13-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,811
Posted By JeffHB
I'm have the same - see brown"ish"...

I'm have the same - see brown"ish" post...unfortuntely the post has gone silent after pics were posted....still hoping for input from a "guru", but not holding my breath..my thought is the algea is a...
Forum: Algae 08-12-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By JeffHB
Pictures...

Here ya go guys, have at it....
Forum: Algae 08-12-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By JeffHB
10-4

working on pictures guys....thanks.
Forum: Algae 08-11-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By JeffHB
brown"ish" algea identification

I've seen a few posts that describe this stuff but no one seems to have a good response. I have 90Gal. high-tech tank w/canister filter, e.i. dosing, 50% WWC, and a large cichlid that creates lots of...
Forum: Algae 08-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By JeffHB
I have the same algae? on my slow growing...

I have the same algae? on my slow growing plants(java fern anubias..). It seems to start at the edges of older leaves then slowly take over - it does NOT come off "mechanically" without destroying...
Forum: Plants 07-27-2011, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 190
Posted By JeffHB
help diagnose problem please

Seems two of my hygro-diformis/wisteria(sp) seems to rotting at the stem base from the substrate up a couple inches. The plant then breaks off and floats up. I am noticing this on a few other stem...
Forum: Algae 07-22-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By JeffHB
brown algea/diatom help

My 90g, high-tech tank has been up for over 5-months, ei dosing/50% weekly water change and what I considered normal brown diatom growth on some of my slower growing plants is becoming a problem. ...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-03-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By JeffHB
Q&A thanks..

Very helpfull, any other advice based on ?s above is appreciated...
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