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Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By plantbrain
I prefer subtle or strong contrast mostly. ...

I prefer subtle or strong contrast mostly.

Textures etc, shades of red or green, a tank can be all one or the other, or both, or high light one different colored species.

Red planted tanks...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 285,517
Posted By plantbrain
Tank is 30 inches front to back depth.

Tank is 30 inches front to back depth.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-24-2014, 06:25 AM
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Views: 174,999
Posted By plantbrain
12x4x4 ft

12x4x4 ft
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 03:30 AM
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,614
Posted By plantbrain
Low pH due to CO2 enrichment vs low alkalinity or...

Low pH due to CO2 enrichment vs low alkalinity or acids are two different things. My pH's sit about 5.7, no issues with NH4 and NO3 drops to zero after 3-4 days after dosing 15 ppm as KNO3, this...
Forum: Plants 10-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,774
Posted By plantbrain
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By plantbrain
Why have a for sale, trade of RAOK to begin with...

Why have a for sale, trade of RAOK to begin with for an forum?

It helps draw people to the forum, it adds marketing and interaction to the web site for things other than just information. If...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By plantbrain
If you do not add CO2 and want to use Excel, you...

If you do not add CO2 and want to use Excel, you can do the DIY Excel(search how to make it), then this routine is a bit more appropriate:
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,157
Posted By plantbrain
Few folks pre filter their tank water when making...

Few folks pre filter their tank water when making measures. Dissolve gas measurements are always tricky business.

Give the 20+ years, I'd say relative pH and then simply knowing what good healthy...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-18-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By plantbrain
Dosing is just one facet of this, Light and CO2...

Dosing is just one facet of this, Light and CO2 are larger players.
Basically, EI was done for this experiment:


http://www.bio-web.dk/ole_pedersen/pdf/PlantedAquaria_2001_2_22.pdf

This way...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,157
Posted By plantbrain
I think a few other things are going on there, A...

I think a few other things are going on there, A small pump and a micron filter might work better than filter paper for dissolve gas and pH. Sealed or vary little movement in the water to be tested...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,157
Posted By plantbrain
WTP's have troubles when large volumes of rain...

WTP's have troubles when large volumes of rain water inputs come into surface waters, less so for deep well sources(tend to be more stable). As Alkalinity is critical to most operations and...
Forum: Algae 10-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By plantbrain
Green water is NOT Euglena, Egulena is very easy...

Green water is NOT Euglena, Egulena is very easy to ID, Green water is very tough.

We refer to Green water often as LTRGT. Little tiny round green things.
Many just go to the DNA to figure out...
Forum: Plants 10-17-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By plantbrain
Over time they pick up their rates of growth,...

Over time they pick up their rates of growth, generally after 2-4 months, maybe 6 months, they fully adapt to the tank and start growing pretty well.

Not good plants for the impatient.
Forum: Algae 10-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,357
Posted By plantbrain
I question the basic management problem from the...

I question the basic management problem from the OP.

Diatoms are extremely rare to be an issue after the 2-3 week stage and if you are decent and have done this awhile, it's not an issue even...
Forum: Plants 10-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By plantbrain
High light, it does weird things. ...

High light, it does weird things.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Centericporkchoprasbora_zps38990f05.jpg...
Forum: Algae 10-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By plantbrain
No, Af does not kill it, a few baby bristle nose...

No, Af does not kill it, a few baby bristle nose plecos are very effective, some other smaller plant friendly plecos work well also, you'll never have a GDA again.

Those are 100% effective.

I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By plantbrain
The HC reeks of poor CO2, ignore the drop checker...

The HC reeks of poor CO2, ignore the drop checker and SLOWLY add more, then watch closely. Do this in small steps, not large sudden changes and then leave for work for 8-10 hours.

Water changes,...
Forum: Plants 10-12-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By plantbrain
Similar to L senegalensis, side shoots and tops....

Similar to L senegalensis, side shoots and tops. Slower growing overall. which is a nice trait for a stem plant.
Forum: Substrate 10-10-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By plantbrain
If you use non CO2, then nothing really. If...

If you use non CO2, then nothing really.
If you use CO2, then do a 2x a week water changes for about 1-2 months, then once a week or so thereafter once plants grow in and things are doing well.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By plantbrain
I think under normal diluted concentrations in...

I think under normal diluted concentrations in your tank, little of PO4 and iron are going to react. Even if they do, it's going somewhere, and the amount is small.

So it's like dosing say 3 ppm...
Forum: Plants 10-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By plantbrain
I'd focus more on CO2, the plant will remove a...

I'd focus more on CO2, the plant will remove a lot of N if you have the other things added.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By plantbrain
I use to have them out of the water more, now I...

I use to have them out of the water more, now I just let them top out right at the surface, they do best there.
Forum: Plants 10-09-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By plantbrain
What is the KH? It grows like a serious weed...

What is the KH?

It grows like a serious weed in my tanks, I sell a stuff med flat rate box once a month. Maybe 40-50 plant's worth.

CO2 and current are good though and the light is fairly high...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-09-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By plantbrain
+1 I can grow any plant at discus temps,...

+1

I can grow any plant at discus temps, 82-84F etc easily.
99.9% of them are tank bred and raised and hardly some sensitive critter.
Big old hungry piggy cichlids.

But they like all larger...
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