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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By ~rush~
OK guys. I have done a few things to help...

OK guys. I have done a few things to help improve my situation.

1 - increase flow. I added a power head to the center of the tank. Maxijet 1200. It's a tad bit over kill, but the placement is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
Understood. Didn't really want to go to that...

Understood. Didn't really want to go to that extreme anyway. I will consider spot dosing H2O2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
So is dosing the KNO3 your only suggestion? I'm...

So is dosing the KNO3 your only suggestion? I'm assuming it will curb my cyano problem, and help out as well as the GDA. BBA isn't as prevalent... like I said earlier, considering the 1-2 punch?
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
ph out of the tap is 7.2. But ph in the tank is...

ph out of the tap is 7.2. But ph in the tank is more like 6.5 - using ADA aquasoil.

Bump: ph out of the tap is 7.2. But ph in the tank is more like 6.5 - using ADA aquasoil.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
I have equal concern for my fish, is basically...

I have equal concern for my fish, is basically what it boils down to. When I first started dosing, I had a much heavier stock list - 4 angels, 4 laetacara dorsigera, 2 krobia xinguensis, 2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-03-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
I have been dosing EI, minus the potassium...

I have been dosing EI, minus the potassium nitrate.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
50% water change on Sundays. Last nitrate test...

50% water change on Sundays. Last nitrate test was less than 10 ppm.

Bump:


I understand the take-home point. I am having trouble keeping my plants healthy enough to outcompete algae. I need...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
Very interesting and informative. I'm not...

Very interesting and informative. I'm not entirely sold on allelopathy... Im a skeptic by nature, but interesting at the least. I'm convinced that I need to add kno3. What would you recommend for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
Tank journal. ...

Tank journal. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=693017

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To?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By ~rush~
Multiple issues

I have a 46g bow front. Heavily planted. Finnex rayII, and finnex planted+. They run 2pm to 10pm. Co2 injection comes on at noon. According to drop checker, 30ppm. I dose kh2po4 and k2so4 on...
Forum: Fish 10-31-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By ~rush~
Yup. Eggs. I believe they were laid yesterday...

Yup. Eggs. I believe they were laid yesterday morning, or the night before. :)

Cleithracara maronii. Keyhole cichlids. I should be able to tell in the next few days if they are infact fertilized.
Forum: Fish 10-31-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By ~rush~
Look real close...

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/xXGrEeNxTeRrOrXx/Keyholes/IMAG1683_zpsd61af1ce.jpg (http://s38.photobucket.com/user/xXGrEeNxTeRrOrXx/media/Keyholes/IMAG1683_zpsd61af1ce.jpg.html)

:)
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By ~rush~
Update - Still having some BBA and BGA algae...

Update - Still having some BBA and BGA algae issues. Plants seem quite a bit more resistant to algae now that CO2 is on a better schedule, but the algae on the substrate and equipment continues to...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-23-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By ~rush~
I have found a glaring issue. I can't remember...

I have found a glaring issue. I can't remember when this would have happened... perhaps back when I went on my fishing trip over labor day weekend.... anyway, knowing that I would be unable to care...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-20-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By ~rush~
Made some big changes in the past few weeks. I...

Made some big changes in the past few weeks. I pulled the remaining sword plant, and got rid of all of the ludwigia. I decided the Ludwigia repens was just too fast a grower to keep up with, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By ~rush~
good to know. I will consider adding potassium...

good to know. I will consider adding potassium nitrate to the dosing schedule and get co2 on a timer ASAP.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By ~rush~
I don't think flow is an issue as I have a...

I don't think flow is an issue as I have a koralia 450, marineland magnum hot, and eheim 2213 moving water. I can't say for sure if it's debris, or if is just the beginnings of algae. It seems to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By ~rush~
Thank you for taking the time to read through so...

Thank you for taking the time to read through so thoroughly.

I do move a lot, I admit. But in the past algae also takes hold rather quickly which makes me think I need to make adjustments before...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By ~rush~
I think I just need more light?

I have a 46g bow which I want to plant heavily with relatively high light plants. For the past several months I have been doing well with medium light plants and not so great with high light plants....
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 887
Posted By ~rush~
The term red texas is catch all for any hybrid...

The term red texas is catch all for any hybrid that looks like a red colored texas cichild. Speculation deems that a red texas is a texas cichlid crossed with a red devil, or a parrot cichlid, or a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-10-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ~rush~
So my next question - If my lighting is...

So my next question - If my lighting is insufficient - will increasing the photoperiod do the trick? Or do I have to increase PAR...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ~rush~
What about dosing some excel? I know I should...

What about dosing some excel? I know I should really address the actual issue but it would be nice not to have to worry about the algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ~rush~
So basically what I'm hearing is I need to worry...

So basically what I'm hearing is I need to worry less about enhancing the red coloration, and more about the general health of the plant?


What can I do to improve the algae issues? The algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ~rush~
Indeed that is a problem. They grow very very...

Indeed that is a problem. They grow very very fast. But still the orange/red coloration does not occur until plants reach the upper strata of the tank, even after a trim.


PS - do you trim...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By ~rush~
As in more intense light? Bump: As in more...

As in more intense light?

Bump: As in more intense light?
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