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Forum: Substrate   10-18-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Flear
safe-t-sorb, turface, and the dozen or so other...

safe-t-sorb, turface, and the dozen or so other names it's known under
cheap cat litter, ... about the cheapest you can find, no additives, no chemicals, no nothing but 'natural clay' or whatever is...
Forum: Substrate   10-18-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By Flear
skipping ahead here (have yet to finish reading...

skipping ahead here (have yet to finish reading all the posts on this thread)
... so maybe this is already covered.
but, here goes ...

you don't dose regularly
you don't want to use dirt
...
Forum: Algae   04-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Flear
we learn new things over time. revisiting this...

we learn new things over time.
revisiting this particular thread, ...

nutrient levels to maintain greenwater are going to be at level drastically higher than most any tank anyone in the hobby has...
Forum: Plants   07-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Flear
thanks for those so far :)

thanks for those so far :)
Forum: Plants   07-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Flear
fine leafed plants ?

what has finer leaves than limnophila sessiliflora ???
Forum: Algae   09-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Flear
ignore your greenwater, this sounds totally...

ignore your greenwater, this sounds totally scarry and strange

it will get darker and darker, don't worry about water changes, ... yes, this sounds totally backwards

it will continue to get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 33,813
Posted By Flear
as i read this, skipping so very much of it. ...

as i read this, skipping so very much of it.

the salesman from the LFS the OP was talking about, ...

ammonia released from decay, ... ya, this is true, unfortunately plants don't have a...
Forum: Algae   09-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By Flear
greenwater crashing

there was/is a handbook available on this site for $16 or something.
the preview mentioned that greenwater can solve itself, just ignore it and the problem will go away.

does anyone know what's...
Forum: Algae   08-23-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Flear
do you have staghorn algae in your tank ?

do you have staghorn algae in your tank ?
Forum: Algae   08-22-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Flear
careful about your CO2 higher lights the...

careful about your CO2

higher lights the plants can process more CO2.

but there is also a point were it's too much and it goes toxic for the plants

certain terrestrial plants (with...
Forum: Algae   08-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 992
Posted By Flear
green dust "algae" vs green spot algae, ... one...

green dust "algae" vs green spot algae, ... one falls off the glass easily, the other needs a pleco or a razor to get it off the glass.

Edit:
very easy to identify the difference
-one is fluffy...
Forum: Algae   08-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Flear
quick note you want your nitrates between...

quick note

you want your nitrates between 20-40, ... don't want nitrogen deficiencies
Forum: Algae   08-20-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Flear
if you want algae, there is also another way to...

if you want algae, there is also another way to go about it.

do a ton of research to find out what kind of algae you want, as specific as you can.

search either boreal.com or carolina.com for...
Forum: Algae   08-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flear
when specific nutrients are out of balance that...

when specific nutrients are out of balance that allows for unwanted/undesired algae to bloom, ... does that turn out to be it's detrimental to plant health so the plants ability to suck back the...
Forum: Algae   08-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Flear
i like the flowers on the bacopa far more than...

i like the flowers on the bacopa far more than the flowers on the anubias, haven't had anything else flower
Forum: Algae   08-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flear
Germanyt, ... what does plantex have in it for...

Germanyt, ... what does plantex have in it for nutrients ?

skip dosing anything specific unless your noticing deficiencies in the plants.

i had an iron deficiency, dosed really heavy on iron,...
Forum: Algae   08-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Flear
silica sand can increase silicates, ... it's...

silica sand can increase silicates, ... it's something i would honestly prefer to avoid for health reasons.

Edit:
at least i think silica sand would be high in silicates, ... talking about the...
Forum: Algae   08-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Flear
the brown algae that typically comes with new...

the brown algae that typically comes with new tanks, ... it's a pretty good assumption you'll never have that again, ever.

i have heard (only heard), actinic florescent lights can really work to...
Forum: Algae   08-19-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flear
i'd still side with cutting nutrients i...

i'd still side with cutting nutrients

i won't say permanently, but enough that the water is in short supply, vacular plants will whether this this better than any algae as they've got stores of...
Forum: Algae   08-18-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By Flear
definitely staghorn, i'm very familiar, with it....

definitely staghorn, i'm very familiar, with it. (including color), it does look cute when it attaches to a snail shell :)

Edit:
check your nutrients (plant deficiencies) & ammonia,
i have a...
Forum: Algae   08-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flear
i know about asking questions people don't have...

i know about asking questions people don't have knowledgeable responses, ... some of the questions i ask are about raising algae, deliberately, ... it's one thing to have a problem and try to get rid...
Forum: Algae   08-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,633
Posted By Flear
if it's diatoms as is mentioned above, ignore it ...

if it's diatoms as is mentioned above, ignore it

otherwise, try to ignore the algae, sounds crazy doesn't it ?

look at your plants, are they healthy?, are they growing?, really growing?, are...
Forum: Algae   08-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By Flear
never thought of that, ... your right, never...

never thought of that, ... your right, never forget the simple stuff for the simple 'algaes', algae eaters :)
Forum: Algae   08-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Flear
if you can unplant them, ... if the leaves are...

if you can unplant them, ... if the leaves are exposed to air, i would 'assume' the GSA would die, ... that's not very realistic with most people though, ... i've got too much activity in my tank to...
Forum: Algae   08-17-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,051
Posted By Flear
for my tank, to ensure water is not stagnant i...

for my tank, to ensure water is not stagnant i use a bubble want at one end of the tank, there's just enough gentle water flow to prevent the water from becoming stagnant

it's sticking to the...
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