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Forum: Algae   09-28-2016, 03:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By Django
I share an opinion about getting rid of algae. ...

I share an opinion about getting rid of algae. Just get the plants to grow, perhaps add some fast-growers like Hygro. If the plants are really going well, the algae will stop growing and slowly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-09-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Django
Ammonia (no-fish method) is perhaps the most...

Ammonia (no-fish method) is perhaps the most popular (I hope) method of cycling your tank. However, I used the "Silent Cycle" method to start my tank. Trying SC is really jumping in with both feet...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-03-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,071
Posted By Django
I was running my Fluval U2(??) with nothing in...

I was running my Fluval U2(??) with nothing in it. I had enough plants to take care of any ammonia. I encourage you to add a lot of fast-growing plants like Hygros and make sure you have enough...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-27-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Django
I really have found that fertilizer and using the...

I really have found that fertilizer and using the right amount makes a big difference and allows the plants to grow if you have suffiecient but not too much light. Nice pic.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-27-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Django
I think an airstone is not only unnecessary but...

I think an airstone is not only unnecessary but also counter-productive. If you are moving the water around so that oxygen-depleted water gets to the top to get more oxygen, you'll be fine without...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-27-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Django
I have a ten gallon tank with 20W of CFLs running...

I have a ten gallon tank with 20W of CFLs running a straight 8 hours a day. The bulbs are suspended about a foot above the tank. I've run into a problem when lowering the bulbs that algae starts...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-21-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Django
I think those clamp light LEDs aren't good enough...

I think those clamp light LEDs aren't good enough - if the neck was a little longer they would be all right, They should not be angled in towards the middle - straight down - and one in the middle of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-21-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Django
It looks like you're using CFLs. I use two 10 W...

It looks like you're using CFLs. I use two 10 W CFLs on my 10g. They are in polished aluminum clamp-on "brooder" fixtures - very inexpensive at home improvement stores. They are suspended about a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-21-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By Django
Maybe the plants are not growing enough. I think...

Maybe the plants are not growing enough. I think that when the fast-growing plants are noticeably growing, the algae seems unable to survive.

Even though it's such a small tank, I would fertilize...
Forum: Fish   05-12-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,469
Posted By Django
You can move around any hardscape to set the...

You can move around any hardscape to set the existing angels back a little. Cichlids are territorial. I love angels - used to have a breeding pair. They sell ceramic egg-laying sites - might try...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-11-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Django
IMO surface agitation is actually to be avoided...

IMO surface agitation is actually to be avoided as much as possible. For the same reason as above.

Tank water circulation is very important, though. It distributes the heat and circulates the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-07-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Django
You could try covering 3 sides all the time and...

You could try covering 3 sides all the time and see if that does anything. BGA is supposed to be caused by too much organic buildup. It wouldn't hurt to test your water parameters and make sure the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-26-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Django
Too many factors for me. Seems to me that the...

Too many factors for me. Seems to me that the length of the tank is 36.4" and the height is 25"H, since it would be hard to be mistaken for the 18.4" width. I think maybe I need to verify the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Django
I looked at the video of you (plural) feeding the...

I looked at the video of you (plural) feeding the fish. Beautiful fish, beautiful tank. In my opinion, you're feeding them way to much. I turn off my filter when I feed so the food stays in one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-24-2016, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Django
I agree. But my definition for overfeeding is...

I agree. But my definition for overfeeding is feeding more food than the fish need.

If a lot of detritus builds up in the substrate, you're probably overfeeding.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-24-2016, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By Django
The classic, well-known method for adding water...

The classic, well-known method for adding water to a tank is to put a plate on top of the substrate and pour the water onto the plate. Some people use a pump to pump the water up to the tank. It...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-23-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By Django
It sounds like you're going to have a sump on...

It sounds like you're going to have a sump on your plant tank.

The tank drains ammonia-laden water down to the bio-balls in the sump, or whatever you call them. Nitrogen-eating bacteria grow in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-23-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Django
I heard here that the little kuhli loaches you...

I heard here that the little kuhli loaches you see in pet stores are just babies and they get too big for a 29 or a 40. You should look it up in Google under kuhli loach care. Kuhli Loach...
Forum: Fish   04-23-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Django
Although there are some fish that are smaller,...

Although there are some fish that are smaller, not many, I have had my Pristella Tetras for four years.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   04-21-2016, 02:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By Django
I have some, probably took a while to get going. ...

I have some, probably took a while to get going. They need Root Tabs. I have a MiracleGrow substrate so I don't use them. I do 1/4 IE ferts too. I have a 10 gal. with two 10W CFLs hanging 8 hours...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-14-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By Django
I can throw a link at you so you can check your...

I can throw a link at you so you can check your recipe against theirs:

Dry dosing and Nutrient Solution Recipes - The Planted Tank Forum (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=647697)
Forum: Equipment   04-14-2016, 02:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Django
I didn't full simulation of Nature, just to...

I didn't full simulation of Nature, just to approximate it wherever we can.

I looked at the tank this afternoon and the suspended particles are gone and the water is clear. I will leave it this...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-13-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By Django
I have been trying an experiment recently. I had...

I have been trying an experiment recently. I had removed the biomedia (wasn't that much of that) a while back, and recently I pulled the sponges, so there was no media in the filter. (Someone...
Forum: Equipment   04-11-2016, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Django
My tank is a regular 10 gal. 5 Pristella Tetras...

My tank is a regular 10 gal. 5 Pristella Tetras and 1 panda Cory. The plant load is moderate.

Nitrate all tested at 0 a couple of days ago. pH was 7.6. That's all I tested. I don't know how...
Forum: Equipment   04-10-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Django
Ok, I have some results: the fish have been fine...

Ok, I have some results: the fish have been fine but there's a lot of junk suspended in the water - might be algae. I'm not going to wait and see if it goes away. I'm going to go back to the way it...
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