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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Xiaozhuang
That's interesting, thanks for sharing your...

That's interesting, thanks for sharing your method~
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Tinanti is your man for indentification. Calling...

Tinanti is your man for indentification. Calling Hemianthus glomeratus Hemianthus micranthemoides must be making him flinch though. Lol. You can't use the term L. palustris when buying the stuff(the...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Ludwigia sp. red is not = to Ludwigia repens/Red...

Ludwigia sp. red is not = to Ludwigia repens/Red ludwigia. Under no conditions will one morph into the other. Size and stem color alone could differentiate the two. As it is relatively new it has not...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hmm you need a true expert to answer those two...

Hmm you need a true expert to answer those two questions. I've heard of Rotala rotundifolia green,red, rotala colorata, not sure if their official names are correct. Between L. hippuroides and...
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The one with the red stem is Ludwigia sp. red,...

The one with the red stem is Ludwigia sp. red, not L. repens. It turns greenish when light/CO2 is lower, the red stems are quite distinct. L. repens will have much larger leaves that are more...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-13-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hi Crypts and buces give a very southeast asian...

Hi
Crypts and buces give a very southeast asian feel to a tank. Also you can try barclaya longifolia, pogostemon helferi, hygrophila corymbosa/difformis, some nymphoides species. All these take warm...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-13-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Haven't tried eco-complete before. But using a...

Haven't tried eco-complete before. But using a dirt base of significant thickness, topped with a thin gravel/sand/artificial substrate has always worked for me. The difference between my experience...
Forum: Plants 09-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By Xiaozhuang
For one glosso is much easier; easier to plant...

For one glosso is much easier; easier to plant and less demanding in terms of water chemistry demands(CO2, nutrients etc). For glosso you can separate the strands into individual plant-lets to plant....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-12-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Which is more sensitive to CO2? Shrimp or fish?

Sometimes I see my SAEs gathering near the surface as if gasping for air, while other cherry shrimp in the tank go about their normal activities. I wonder if fish or shrimp are more sensitive to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If your tank is deep and large, with a huge...

If your tank is deep and large, with a huge carpet, spare some thought on how maintenance is going to be done.

DHG - will take a long time to carpet a 10ft tank unless you buy a good amount of...
Forum: Plants 09-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Do you have fluctuating kH or high water...

Do you have fluctuating kH or high water temperature ?
Forum: Lighting 09-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think its best you do 3 spotlights; doesn't...

I think its best you do 3 spotlights; doesn't matter whether its LED, CFL or MH. Placement after the 1st brace, after the second brace and before the 4th brace should give quite even coverage for the...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You can search youtube for photoshop clone stamp...

You can search youtube for photoshop clone stamp tutorial. Its really quite easy and you can use it without knowing how to use the other functions in photoshop~ looking forward to seeing your journal...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-09-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I find the advice to leave your hardscape sit...

I find the advice to leave your hardscape sit overnight very useful, if you have patience a week or so is good. Using substrate that allows you to move hardscape around with less fear(say artificial...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I think he means this is very loud. And I agree...

I think he means this is very loud. And I agree as well. I find the noise (of the spinning propeller) annoying if you have the tank somewhere quiet like a bedroom or library.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Xiaozhuang
This was funny, reminded me of The Wire. Tank...

This was funny, reminded me of The Wire. Tank looks to be going well, welcome to the forum. Was thinking DIY CO2 for such a large tank isn't easy.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you have a coarse substrate above a fine...

If you have a coarse substrate above a fine substrate, the DHG may use the lower, finer substrate as a base instead. Other than being slower to spread, I find it not that picky when it comes to fert...
Forum: Plants 09-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Thanks for the kind comments~ I'm using something...

Thanks for the kind comments~ I'm using something call ANS plant soil over a thicker dirt substrate(fairly neutral dirt/loam, added some peat), its a local brand that tries to replicate ADA soil but...
Forum: Plants 09-09-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Xiaozhuang
lol. CO2 is one of the most common deficiencies...

lol. CO2 is one of the most common deficiencies because its hard to diagnose. You can ask Tom barr or someone that has done much more analysis than me, he said something like 90% of people's issues...
Forum: Plants 09-08-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Judging from the elongation from the first pic,...

Judging from the elongation from the first pic, its likely to be CO2(most likely) or light, combined with adaptation stress to new environment. Frankly there isn't enough growth/time for most...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-08-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Xiaozhuang
I bought a BML series also, and will run it on...

I bought a BML series also, and will run it on this current tank with has all 3 kinds of AR and L. Glandulosa as well (currently running on budget old school Metal Halides). Can do a growth...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Just some points to add; 1. Some varietals of...

Just some points to add;
1. Some varietals of AR have leaves that are more olive green on the topside though theyre all generally red/purple on the underside, so it may not become completely red if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Hmm may have to see your photos to make sense....

Hmm may have to see your photos to make sense. The default/common AR grows faster than the other AR varietals. I find that the AR cardinalis I was sold grows more bushy under high light; there is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Xiaozhuang
btw are you talking about normal AR or AR mini?

btw are you talking about normal AR or AR mini?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Your dosage math looks correct. However,...

Your dosage math looks correct. However, depending on your plant composition, required dosage levels may change over time. You may want to start with this system, then tweak according to how the...
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