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Forum: Plants Today, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Riccardia chamedryfolia doesn't need a lot of...

Riccardia chamedryfolia doesn't need a lot of light but it grows faster with it. That's true for most plants. If you are patient, you can finely chop up Riccardia and lay it on the substrate in a...
Forum: Plants Today, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
CDC = cation exchange capacity Any plant can...

CDC = cation exchange capacity

Any plant can root into lava rock since lava rock contains a lot of metals and can adsorb a lot of metals that the plants can use, hence the reason its roots will...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Oh, it just occurred to me that there's one...

Oh, it just occurred to me that there's one "moss" that could be used much more effectively than any of the mosses: marimo moss balls. It's technically a cladophora algae but it's a deep, bright...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
If you don't mind attaching it to the substrate,...

If you don't mind attaching it to the substrate, you can chop it up into small bits and spread it out evenly over the substrate. It will eventually attach in a couple of weeks and you can then flood...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Then you'd want: 1) lighter color 2) compact...

Then you'd want:
1) lighter color
2) compact growth

Some possible choices:
1) Riccardia chamedryfolia (aka: coral moss, mini pelia)
2) weeping moss
3) anchor moss
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
It depends on what materials you have to work...

It depends on what materials you have to work with and what goal you want it too look like. If you are using rocks as barriers/retaining walls, then you place rocks first, then pour in substrate...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
That appears to be Hemianthus callitrichoides...

That appears to be Hemianthus callitrichoides carpet with Fissidens fontanus attached to rocks. Are you looking for the HC carpet to be substituted with a moss carpet?
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 252
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
It's easier to lay it onto the substrate without...

It's easier to lay it onto the substrate without being submerged and allow it to take hold for a month. Then after it's firmly attached, it can be flooded.

In general, most mosses are low...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
How much light really depends on factors such as...

How much light really depends on factors such as how much CO2 and how much fertilizers are added. If you run out or run low on any of them, algae can appear. BBA is usually caused by low or...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 203
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
That depends on what you want to grow. So what...

That depends on what you want to grow. So what do you want to grow?
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 03:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Yeah, the Kelvin is just how our human eyes...

Yeah, the Kelvin is just how our human eyes perceive the color. It doesn't tell us very much about the useful radiation that plants use.

Also, that absorption spectra is for chlorophyll A only,...
Forum: Lighting 09-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
You'd have to look at the actual radiometric...

You'd have to look at the actual radiometric outputs of the LEDs and find the one that matches the chlorophyll absorption spectra best.
Forum: Lighting 09-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Chlorophyll A+B primarily uses blue+red spectrum....

Chlorophyll A+B primarily uses blue+red spectrum. That's why plants are green, because these pigments absorb the blue+red spectrum and reflect the green light, which, for the most part, aren't...
Forum: Plants 09-21-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
HC will root on to something like lava rock, but...

HC will root on to something like lava rock, but not on something inert/no CEC.
Forum: Algae 09-21-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Glutaraldehyde, sold as Metricide, Excel, etc. ...

Glutaraldehyde, sold as Metricide, Excel, etc.

I've never tried using glut on BGA but H2O2 works.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Also, here's a tip: remove the impellers. It...

Also, here's a tip: remove the impellers. It improves dissolution by keeping the Co2 in the reactor longer.
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Common ID tube sizing is 1/2" and 5/8", so the...

Common ID tube sizing is 1/2" and 5/8", so the pipes should be 1/2" and 5/8" OD.

Not so sure on the length. It would look best if it were long enough to cover the entire height of the tank, so an...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
I can hand polish them to a mirror finish. I...

I can hand polish them to a mirror finish. I don't know if that would look better than a brushed look, but shiny! Oooh...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
There are many pigments that react to light,...

There are many pigments that react to light, however, not all of them appear to have function. The two main pigments are Chl A and Chl B, both of which responds best to blue and red light. ...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 811
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
They've all been upgraded to 0.5w LEDs. The...

They've all been upgraded to 0.5w LEDs. The specs are just wrong.
Also, I'd check that two 30" fixtures would actually fit over the tank depending on how you're going to mount them.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Is the steel 316 stainless? That's pretty...

Is the steel 316 stainless? That's pretty important, though 304 would be the only other alternative. Otherwise, rust.
Forum: Fish 09-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
I mix before adding the water back because it...

I mix before adding the water back because it doesn't work until it makes physical contact with chloramine/chlorine/ammonia. Dry dosing makes it sink, only dissolving slightly. It takes a lot of...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 399
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
The 10K provides more plant-usable light so it...

The 10K provides more plant-usable light so it could grow plants faster.

In an aquarium, the limiting factor that limits plant growth will probably CO2; you won't be able to add enough no matter...
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 811
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
There are actually 60" versions, too! So getting...

There are actually 60" versions, too! So getting two 30" fixtures seems unnecessary.

http://www.aquatraders.com/LED-Aquarium-Lighting-Beamswork-Pent-HI-Lumen-p/56368p.htm
Forum: Lighting 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 811
Posted By Solcielo lawrencia
Oh... it's a 30" light? Why wouldn't you just...

Oh... it's a 30" light? Why wouldn't you just chose a longer fixture for such a long tank? A 48" should suffice.
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