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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=806066

For a tank without a lot of plants in it the PPS Pro liquid ferts would be good.
Forum: Algae Today, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Raymond S.
I had a couple of pieces for wood that has...

I had a couple of pieces for wood that has Fissidens on it that got some algae growing in it. I was able to take it out to dip it. I used about a cup of the HP in about 5 qts of water and put it in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
Too much for the Crypts and Anubias. But after...

Too much for the Crypts and Anubias. But after the Wisteria grows big and has shade you can get a couple and put them in it. The Amazon Sword gets 22" and the J. Val gets 60". You can always just...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
The light is way too strong for the Crypts and...

The light is way too strong for the Crypts and Anubias.
If you wait till the Sword gets big enough to have a decent shadow they will/can grow in that part of the tank without problems. But an Amazon...
Forum: Lighting Today, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By Raymond S.
I have no way of finding out just how much PAR I...

I have no way of finding out just how much PAR I now have as I jury rigged the reflector on my lights so I know not how effective that is. I just know the tank brightens up when I place it on there....
Forum: Substrate Today, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By Raymond S.
The finer grain end up on the bottom eventually....

The finer grain end up on the bottom eventually. This is especially true if you have trumpet snails. I would just skip the finer kind. Or use exclusively that kind.
This site has a substrate...
Forum: Lighting Today, 05:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368
Someone asked if you had read this thread yet.
Home Depot sells a two bulb T8 fixture which the chart on there says gives 50 PAR.
I should...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Raymond S.
The picture of the whole tank says a lot. You...

The picture of the whole tank says a lot. You have very little plants in there and
no/very little faster growing types of them.
This lack of has actually helped you till now because fish food/waste...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Raymond S.
Overfeeding can cause that. I had the same issue...

Overfeeding can cause that. I had the same issue for a while.
Guessing as much as from my shrimp, but your GH will likely be low when you check it.
If you are into buying those expensive/Exotic...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Raymond S.
I just made careful measurements and got two...

I just made careful measurements and got two pieces of glass cut in 1/8" glass(it's a 10g tank) and total of 3 inches less than the length of the tank. I leave an inch on one end for the heater line...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Raymond S.
If you never had any before it may start in just...

If you never had any before it may start in just a few days. But don't expect radical changes from just Excel. Once the ferts ans Excel kick in completely they will be growing faster than before. But...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 927
Posted By Raymond S.
I like the version you have now over the first...

I like the version you have now over the first one.
I live near a Hydro-Electric lake made by daming up a river and rocks do have trees growing on/around them, but not usually Cypress. Cypress most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Raymond S.
Tabby...

Tabby (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/member.php?u=57927):
See that FKD is going in that same direction that I am/w your lights especially and the need for good ferts.
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By Raymond S.
I suppose to a few people moss is simple, but I...

I suppose to a few people moss is simple, but I find it very slow. Then I do have low tech tanks. I think it's more about how you trim it however. Wood seems easier to get it started on, unless of...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 209
Posted By Raymond S.
I don't know to what extent economy is the key...

I don't know to what extent economy is the key factor in this.I use this on my 10g tanks because of economy. I remove the translucent cover part. I also have added a piece of aluminium foil over one...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Raymond S.
I have one tank in which I get results that I as...

I have one tank in which I get results that I as yet don't quite understand.
A 10g tank/w two fish. One is an Elassoma, smaller than a full grown Neon and
an Oto, also small. If I dose 1/32 tsp...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Raymond S.
That out competing thing works best in a tank...

That out competing thing works best in a tank full of healthy plants.
If you wish to keep to that " I've slowly been building for a couple months" style you
might get a large hand full of Floating...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By Raymond S.
Learning to care for plants may be wise before...

Learning to care for plants may be wise before investing in any large order of them.
The Crypts are low light plants and the "other types" of Rotala are usually higher light plants. The one you have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Raymond S.
Time and again when new people are asking about...

Time and again when new people are asking about "kit" type aquariums they get the same answer. Usually the cheapest way to get everything in one deal. Then because your not satisfied/w the...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368&highlight=
The T5 chart on there may help.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-26-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Raymond S.
Next time your in Walmart check in the garden...

Next time your in Walmart check in the garden dept. They sell the bottle of it.
Their Pharmacy will sell you the capsules empty. Or get them through people on here already made up. But mainly when...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368&highlight=
According to the charts on there you should. I'd get lots of current makers.
You would need a goo amount of faster growing type...
Forum: Plants 01-26-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Raymond S.
Up front I will say this is from my reading on...

Up front I will say this is from my reading on here. I'm sure others/w exp in this will chime in later in the P.M.
You likely should not have put shrimp in there till the tank matures better.
Like...
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Raymond S.
The Planted+ is just a slight bit more than the...

The Planted+ is just a slight bit more than the Fugeray. The RayII gives you like
65 @ 16" and the P+ gives you maybe 37-40 @ 16".
Check it here....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-24-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Raymond S.
The general thinking now on algae is that it is...

The general thinking now on algae is that it is allowed to grow when the plants are doing poorly. I won't contend/w the idea that if a tank is full of ferts and higher/longer light and just a few...
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