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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By Stu
The plant on the right is definately java fern...

The plant on the right is definately java fern (Microsorium pteropus).

The "grass" plant on the left I do not know, and IMO looks unlike any aquatic plant I have seen. Is it quite 'rigid' out of...
Forum: Lighting 12-03-2005, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Stu
Post If I saw my voltage at 120, I think I'd be a...

If I saw my voltage at 120, I think I'd be a little concerned. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/Grin.gif It's 230V here in the UK, but I do understand your point....
Forum: Lighting 12-02-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Stu
Post Thanks for the ideas guys. For now, I am...

Thanks for the ideas guys.

For now, I am trying two 25Watt daylight lights as mentioned earlier, and they are only very slightly dimmer than my old setup to my eyes, but gives me much less wattage...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-02-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Stu
Post What size tank (how much water) is that half...

What size tank (how much water) is that half tablespoon added to? Knowing that will let us know how much K+ and SO4- you have added.

I would say it's no problem at all, but you don't wanna be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2005, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By Stu
Post I have (currently out of use) a glass diffuser,...

I have (currently out of use) a glass diffuser, and found the same problem with an gas pocket.

Is your gas on 24/7? I started with mine on permanently, and the pocket never cleared, but after...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Stu
Post Welcome to The Planted Tank....

Welcome to The Planted Tank. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/smile.gif

You don't have a lot of light over that tank. Once it has settled in and matured, you might want to think about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-30-2005, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By Stu
Post The "pearling" is just off-gassing of excess...

The "pearling" is just off-gassing of excess pressurised Oxygen, which is in the tap supply.

Lace rock is volcanic, so the rock itself shouldn't pose you any problems. Just the "extras" on it...
Forum: Lighting 11-28-2005, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Stu
Post Thanks Wasserpest. I must admit, I've never...

Thanks Wasserpest.

I must admit, I've never thought of trying ODNO myself before.

Can anyone point me in the direction of a good capable Electronic ballast for this, in the UK? I wouldn't know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-28-2005, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Stu
Talking Hydrant on standby......

Hydrant on standby... http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/Grin.gif
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Forum: Lighting 11-28-2005, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Stu
Post The problem with one 55W light tube is that it is...

The problem with one 55W light tube is that it is only 22" long, and the tank is 36". Therefore, you get 7" of very dark ends that not only might inhibit plant growth, but to my eye looks terrible....
Forum: Lighting 11-27-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 794
Posted By Stu
Post Need help reducing my light intensity

I've finally lost patience with the constant problems and maintenance on my 80 litre tank, and want to drop the light intensity to give me more flexibility....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-21-2005, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By Stu
Post $35!...

$35! http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/Shock2.gif

I guess I really was lucky to grab two rhizomes off a collector for 5 ($8.58)!

Best of luck with the project.... would love to see...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-21-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By Stu
As endparenthesis has mentioned, Nepenthes will...

As endparenthesis has mentioned, Nepenthes will be a problem unless cut back, and N. ampullaria was going to be my recommendation too. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/Grinhand.gif

Drosera...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-20-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,028
Posted By Stu
Post A few pointers... The majority of...

A few pointers...

The majority of carnivorous plants require, or only look their best with full sun, or in this case; strong artifical lights.

Nepenthes do not like to be waterlogged, and...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 11-20-2005, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,364
Posted By Stu
Hope that clears it up....

Hope that clears it up. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Gr/smile.gif

Regards,
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Forum: Substrate 05-12-2005, 06:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,940
Posted By Stu
Talking Jelly....

Jelly. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Grin.gif

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Forum: Equipment 05-12-2005, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,742
Posted By Stu
Post But you are referring to a value for total light...

But you are referring to a value for total light that your tubes put out, and not the amount of light reaching a particular spot on the tank floor, which I would be more interested in, as this would...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2005, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,742
Posted By Stu
Post Great work on the tables Steve. They are fine....

Great work on the tables Steve. They are fine. http://www.zen18188.zen.co.uk/Smiley/Grinhand.gif

Refraction is simply defined as; "the change in direction of a propagating (moving) wave (light or...
Forum: Substrate 05-11-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Stu
Post I ordered a 1kg bag, which they state for 100...

I ordered a 1kg bag, which they state for 100 litres.

That tank has 80 litres of water in it (100 litre standard tank - gravel, etc).

I would think that even some would be a help, as long as it...
Forum: Plants 05-10-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Stu
Post I noticed greater aerial root development on...

I noticed greater aerial root development on stems that were growing at an angle, or bent over slightly in strong filter current.

I hypothesised that the plant sends out these roots as a...
Forum: Substrate 05-10-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Stu
Post Yeah. I got mine from Fish, Fur & Feather...

Yeah. I got mine from Fish, Fur & Feather (http://www.fishfurfeather.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=terralit&osCsid=b895e5cd3a915b0dfdd827746c8d4a24&x=0&y=0).

You can see what I mean...
Forum: Substrate 05-09-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By Stu
Post Hi Kingkano, I have both in my planted tank...

Hi Kingkano,

I have both in my planted tank as an underlayer, mixed together (with plain gravel), then a thin layer of peat sprinkled on top of the mix, before topping with plain gravel.

I have...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,706
Posted By Stu
Post Cladophora aegagropila > 2 litre glass jar (with...

Cladophora aegagropila > 2 litre glass jar (with optional airtight lid).
Vesicularia dubyana > 100ml borosilicate beaker
Polytrichum sp. > 50ml borosilicate beaker

I usually do 100% water...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-07-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By Stu
Post You can get nitrogen burn of the roots, which...

You can get nitrogen burn of the roots, which will stunt or even kill the plant depending on the damage.

It all depends on levels and situations though. Nitrogen is a major nutrient needed by...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By Stu
Post Under what conditions was the experiment done? ...

Under what conditions was the experiment done?

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