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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-19-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By ced281
Does it "wriggle" around in a spiral when it...

Does it "wriggle" around in a spiral when it tries to run away?
Forum: Algae 03-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By ced281
H202, excel, lower light, less food, more CO2,...

H202, excel, lower light, less food, more CO2, more N and K dosing would be my recommendation. Water changes and keep your tank clean will also make a big difference.

H2O2 and excel will kill off...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By ced281
Plant ID Help!

Can someone confirm if the red broad leafed plant below is ludwigia peruensis? If it isn't can someone let me know what it is?

Thanks!
Ed
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-15-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By ced281
Are you sure that the 2 older shrimp actually...

Are you sure that the 2 older shrimp actually died? Did you see their milky white carcasses? Sometimes they "act dead" when they are molting.

Also, how much is "3 to 4 drops" of excel in mL? And...
Forum: Plants 01-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By ced281
I think I might have figured it out while...

I think I might have figured it out while browsing the planted tank forums... Anyone think it might be Rotala magenta?
Forum: Plants 01-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By ced281
Plant ID Help!

So, I recently trimmed one of my big jungle / extra plant holding tanks and noticed a bunch of new growth from a plant that I had thought died... Can someone please help me ID this plant? It looks...
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ced281
The heatsink is MakersLED; bought it off...

The heatsink is MakersLED; bought it off LEDgroupbuy. The LEDs are cheap 3W LEDs bought off ebay from China. I used to use the nicer Crees, but it turned out to be less cost effective in terms of...
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ced281
You know Tenor1, I'm going to have to agree with...

You know Tenor1, I'm going to have to agree with you on that. All the stock/manufacturer made LEDs I've used have not done a good job growing red plants. My custom built LEDs, however, do grow red...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By ced281
At least we know the growth is not stunted. Try...

At least we know the growth is not stunted. Try cutting out phosphate in your dry fert dosing and raise the CO2 slightly. If you don't want to completely cut it out, cut it down to 1/2 or 1/4 of what...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By ced281
I'd probably consider that low biomass. Is any of...

I'd probably consider that low biomass. Is any of the hair algae growing on the HC? If not, you're in decent shape. It might be the only place the hair algae is able to grow (which is better sign...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-12-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By ced281
Ed's 60P Redo (#5)

Hi All,

I've decided to redo my DoAqua 60P. This will be my 5th redo of this specific tank, and my 28th attempt at aquascaping.

The concept is going to be simple. For this aquascape, I'm going...
Forum: Lighting 01-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ced281
8000K is the color temperature, not the lumens....

8000K is the color temperature, not the lumens. It indicates what color the light appears to be. 8000K is a good, white-ish blue color.

The length of the light depends on how you want to plant the...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By ced281
I'm not sure about the specs for the pps-pro...

I'm not sure about the specs for the pps-pro ferst from greenleafaquariums. From my experience (and this is purely from experience, not from doing tons of reviews on dosing and such) you use less...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,904
Posted By ced281
What is your photoperiod and CO2 cycle? A lot of...

What is your photoperiod and CO2 cycle? A lot of times in high light + CO2 tanks, the owners aren't managing their CO2 well.

Also, I concur that reducing ferts isn't the best strategy. I will say,...
Forum: Algae 01-11-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 14,572
Posted By ced281
I think the conclusion is that phosguard might...

I think the conclusion is that phosguard might work for you, but is not guaranteed to work.

Much of the debate has been around what the actual cause of BBA is.

From what I can glean, BBA growth...
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By ced281
Are you trying to grow plants in it? If so what...

Are you trying to grow plants in it? If so what kinds of plants?

Each of those lights are like ~400 lumens, My light fixture for my 30C is 600 lumens and that's pretty modest lighting for me.
...
Forum: Algae 01-10-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By ced281
Yes, please post photos and also provide us with...

Yes, please post photos and also provide us with more information around the parameters of your tank.

1) How long ago was the tank set up?
2) What are the ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels?...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By ced281
Do you have any other algae eaters in the tank? I...

Do you have any other algae eaters in the tank? I have a 60 gallon and it's hard to keep even 3 nerites alive and fed. Granted, I had 4 full grown SAEs and 4 full grown oto cats as well (though I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 691
Posted By ced281
Maybe your larger snails are starving to death......

Maybe your larger snails are starving to death... They are pretty voracious eaters and need a lot of algae or detritus to subsist. Is it mainly large snails that are dying (e.g. nerites and mystery...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By ced281
In general, it's probably safe to assume that an...

In general, it's probably safe to assume that an equivalent wattage of LED will be brighter than a equivalent wattage in CFL (assuming you're comparing the similarly colored lights). I.e. you can't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-02-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 593
Posted By ced281
Ryuoh stone raises water hardness and pH. Take...

Ryuoh stone raises water hardness and pH. Take the stones out if you want to keep your pH lower and the hardness down.
...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By ced281
I thought all fluorescent bulbs have mercury or...

I thought all fluorescent bulbs have mercury or some other heavy metal? That's why they all require special disposal methods (not supposed to just throw away a dead bulb in the trash).

If...
Forum: Fish 01-02-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By ced281
I would not have moved in the GBRs as your first...

I would not have moved in the GBRs as your first test pair. They're pretty sensitive are probably severely stressed out from the move. Also, to reduce stress, you can move a fish into a tank without...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By ced281
I have 5 sunsuns that have been running for: -...

I have 5 sunsuns that have been running for:
- 2.5 yrs
- 2 yrs
- 2 yrs
- 1.5 yrs
- 1.5 yrs

Haven't had any wear and tear problems with them. I will caution, though, that they break very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By ced281
Looks like PAM is a viable option: ...

Looks like PAM is a viable option:
http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ponds/msg0818285410961.html

But you spray the PAM directly on the aphids. I think it will cause a mess in your tank...
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