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Forum: Plants Today, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By foster
PH is 6-6.5 depending on time of day. GH is 4, KH...

PH is 6-6.5 depending on time of day. GH is 4, KH is around 6
Forum: Plants Today, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By foster
Toninia Question

Any tips on keeping Toninia going. Ive purchased several species of Toninia and Im having issues keeping it alive. The lower parts of the stems die off, and leave only small buds at the top of the...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By foster
Peroxide should help with your algae issue.

Peroxide should help with your algae issue.
Forum: Plants 12-10-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By foster
Angry As mentioned above, higher light will bring out...

As mentioned above, higher light will bring out red tendencies in plants. Also a lower Nitrate level, and higher Phosphate and iron levels will help. However higher phosphate, and high light can...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By foster
I use aquatec regs. The only time I have to...

I use aquatec regs. The only time I have to adjust them is when I change bottles. For the $ I think they're pretty decent regs.
I've never had an end of tank dump.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By foster
I'm in Michigan also, and I order, and ship...

I'm in Michigan also, and I order, and ship plants year round. When I buy plants in the winter I make sure the shipper uses insulation, and warm pacs. When I ship in the winter, I use insulated...
Forum: Plants 12-04-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By foster
The second one is an Ammania Sp. I believe.

The second one is an Ammania Sp. I believe.
Forum: Plants 11-30-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By foster
I agree. Either Repens, or Glandulosa.

I agree. Either Repens, or Glandulosa.
Forum: Plants 11-30-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 371
Posted By foster
Potassium Permanganate will take care of most...

Potassium Permanganate will take care of most hitch hikers, though its a little nasty to work with.
Forum: Fish 11-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By foster
N. Brichardi(Daffodil) or a small colony of...

N. Brichardi(Daffodil) or a small colony of Shellies (shell dwellers) might work in that size tank.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By foster
Check to see if the impeller blades are loose...

Check to see if the impeller blades are loose from the plastic shaft that is connected to the magnet. There is a small plastic stop that might be broke, letting the blades spin free on the shaft. If...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By foster
I guess to be very blunt. Coralife, Odyssea, and...

I guess to be very blunt. Coralife, Odyssea, and any other Chinese knock off bulbs are JUNK. The spectrum changes dramatically in just a couple weeks. Just speaking from my experience with cheap...
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By foster
Its a N.O. fixture.

Its a N.O. fixture.
Forum: Lighting 11-29-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By foster
I use ZooMed bulbs, and have very good success...

I use ZooMed bulbs, and have very good success with them. Excellent color retention, good PAR at the substrate, and good plants growth, and color.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-27-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By foster
Straight tweezers. Open, close, open, close. The...

Straight tweezers. Open, close, open, close. The majority stay put. But there is always a few stubborn ones. The toothpick trick really does work. LOL
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-27-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By foster
Happy Thanksgiving!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/images/smilies/hungry.gif
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By foster
I have 4 Aquatek Premium regs, and have not had...

I have 4 Aquatek Premium regs, and have not had one minutes trouble with them in 4 years. I think for the price they are a decent reg.
When I bought mine they were $69
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By foster
Usually there is a trim board added to the top...

Usually there is a trim board added to the top edge of the stand to hide the bottom band of the tank. At least in the higher quality stands.
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By foster
The immediate problem might be a bad bulb, but...

The immediate problem might be a bad bulb, but the ballasts will go out eventually. I bought 8 Odyssea lights, and every one of them started having ballasts go out. After shelling out $25 several...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By foster
Most of my glass tube heaters have condensation...

Most of my glass tube heaters have condensation in them. They have been that way for a long time. No failures, or problems due to it. My power heads, and heaters are on a GFI power strip, so if one...
Forum: Plants 11-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By foster
Yup, its Gibbis. The tiniest piece left in the...

Yup, its Gibbis. The tiniest piece left in the tank will regrow. I've been fighting this in one of my propagation tanks. Think I might have finally gotten it whipped. It came in on some plants I...
Forum: Plants 11-04-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By foster
Ramshorn

Ramshorn
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-01-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,068
Posted By foster
http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_6Ys3h6Q5Qr6_300...

http://images.craigslist.org/00U0U_6Ys3h6Q5Qr6_300x300.jpg
Maybe something like this.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-26-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By foster
I hate leaves club

I just joined the I hate leaves club.
Spent several hours cleaning up leaves today. 3 pickup loads.
I HATE LEAVES:mad:
Forum: Fish 10-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By foster
Axelrodia Reisei (Ruby Tetra)

I've been researching these fish for a while now. Never been a real Tetra fanatic, but I'm going to give these guys a try.
So, is anyone keeping these fish? If so any wisdom to share.
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