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Forum: Substrate 01-18-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By Java Moss
Thanks folks. Spoke to a LFS owner who...

Thanks folks.

Spoke to a LFS owner who grows low maintenance plants and he said "Tabs are necessary as a stop gap until the roots take hold of the substrate. One box should be fine"

That...
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,454
Posted By Java Moss
What's the point of Flourite/Eco if tabs have to be added?

Have been googling around the web lately as I am considering once again on substrate - Flourite or Eco - and have read that many users of it strongly recommend root tabs in addition to those two...
Forum: Substrate 12-13-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By Java Moss
+1 on the filling the canister full of floss. ...

+1 on the filling the canister full of floss.

If you have established bio-media already in your canister and have an extra heater on hand, throw the bio-media and heater into a Homer bucket let...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,496
Posted By Java Moss
Picked up some of the same stuff a couple years...

Picked up some of the same stuff a couple years ago from PS or some other box store. Regular mopani wood without any of that weird bark or any of that crap.

Gave it a good boiling in my wife's...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Java Moss
Thanks for the tips, folks! :)

Thanks for the tips, folks! :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-12-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Java Moss
Filling an Eheim 2215 full of ATI hydro sponge

Thought of only - haven't done it yet.

Using a small hydro sponge on the intake, then cutting up more sponges to throw into the canister. Won't "stuff" them in, but it should, for the most part,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Java Moss
+1 for Mstamper's post. Use one - keep two on...

+1 for Mstamper's post. Use one - keep two on hand.

Eventually all the water will come in contact with it after an hour.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-12-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Java Moss
Let that spraybar splash the water's surface real...

Let that spraybar splash the water's surface real good. Can never have too much of that, IMO.

My toddler got a hold of the timer that runs the CO2 solenoid and it was running full time without...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By Java Moss
If it's like 99% of HGTV shows where the topic is...

If it's like 99% of HGTV shows where the topic is largely ignored while focusing on manufactured drama, then count me out. Not to mention their knack for five different camera shots per second gives...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Java Moss
I used to use them and had an "issue". Platies...

I used to use them and had an "issue". Platies and tetras were coming up dead with zero visible symptoms of sickness. Lots of water changes and chem checks were next to perfect - still kept getting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By Java Moss
The instructions provided or the suggestions...

The instructions provided or the suggestions above will work just fine. I keep it in my son's lo-tech 20L inside an Aquaclear 50 all the time. Plants do just fine, fish are happy, ZERO ALGAE and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Java Moss
Yeah, we're really sweating what's going to...

Yeah, we're really sweating what's going to happen. But, without mentioning the small litany of various reasons, it's really not an ideal area to raise our son and putting one more dime into the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-10-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Java Moss
Shrinking down to 10G - Move To Other City

Sob story:

Going to have to pack it all up here after the upcoming holidays, move my hi-tech 55 and lo-tech 20L into storage, and break out an old 10G I started off with years ago. Gonna put a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 18,392
Posted By Java Moss
Seems to me like anything new that comes out...

Seems to me like anything new that comes out where it's function is mechanical. Takes a year or two of customer concerns and a company's success level with the product in their own testing...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,342
Posted By Java Moss
Petsmart now selling crypts, grasses and such in vacuum packs

Each pack had a relatively good amount of plants in them, but they were all in the very early stages of growth. Dwarf hairgrass, red crypt and luwigias (how ever it is spelled). They were all...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By Java Moss
Spoke to a guy who sold massive anubias nearby...

Spoke to a guy who sold massive anubias nearby and told me what he does is tie them to rocks, put a flourish tab into the substrate, then bury the bottom half of the rock it's attached to into the...
Forum: Plants 07-22-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,003
Posted By Java Moss
I'm pretty sure JM is meant for low-light or...

I'm pretty sure JM is meant for low-light or shade. Tried it 3 times in my high-tech and it started off great for a few months. Then, it started to become a problem...dead spots, black hair algae...
Forum: Substrate 07-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By Java Moss
Does Safe-T-Sorb contain nutrients fit for...

Does Safe-T-Sorb contain nutrients fit for planting? Or does one have to add tabs?

I know nothing about it. Only know about the old Flourite/Eco debacle.
Forum: Algae 05-24-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Java Moss
It's biological goodness. It's wise to siphon up...

It's biological goodness. It's wise to siphon up a little bit here and there so the water doesn't get overwhelmed over time, but I wouldn't go crazy trying to get it all. Much of it helps keep the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Java Moss
I tie mine to red lava rock. The color mix looks...

I tie mine to red lava rock. The color mix looks great - not "Christmasy" in the slightest - and the lava rock being so rough and porous allows the fern to take root fairly quickly and strongly.
Forum: Substrate 05-22-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,203
Posted By Java Moss
That is nice! Heck, I haven't seen ONE store as...

That is nice! Heck, I haven't seen ONE store as of yet around here that uses ANY plant substrate in their tanks, let alone the various kinds. They just have them in those flimsy plastic "pots" that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,084
Posted By Java Moss
Try these three possibilities; first one first...

Try these three possibilities; first one first and on down if solution is not met.

1. Clean the filter. Have a Eheim 2215 myself and that first couple of months, I had a really weird thin haze...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By Java Moss
Have one around every ten months. However, I'm...

Have one around every ten months. However, I'm using regular gravel...deluding myself that plant tabs, CO2 and T5's will take care of it all.

Starts off nicely with good growth which lasts for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,897
Posted By Java Moss
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-96S19bpCY4c/ToKuMojl5XI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-96S19bpCY4c/ToKuMojl5XI/AAAAAAAADcY/rAFISzN2Df4/s400/Mixed%2BMessages.jpg
Forum: Fish 03-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Java Moss
Haven't had a chance to check. Actually, don't...

Haven't had a chance to check. Actually, don't know where I put my API test kit. Ugh!
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