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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 10:13 PM
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Views: 149
Posted By plantbrain
Tennellus will turn red

Tennellus will turn red
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By plantbrain
Good management prevents all algae blooms, no...

Good management prevents all algae blooms, no product on the market does that for aquarist. It also gets rid of all algae blooms.

It also only targets a few green algae, does nothing for BBA....
Forum: Aquascaping 04-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,902
Posted By plantbrain
Mostly due to the old myth that it will drive off...

Mostly due to the old myth that it will drive off CO2.

This was common back before they used CO2 gas(you have a pronounced increase over the night and it builds up, they even used tight fitting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By plantbrain
Looks like you need to trim more/better etc. ...

Looks like you need to trim more/better etc.

Note, the tap water in RC changed a fair amount lately, it's better now.
We got rains finally. In Dec/Jan/Feb, lousy.

Get some algae eaters also,...
Forum: Plants 04-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By plantbrain
This is one of the balls in sunlight so there's...

This is one of the balls in sunlight so there's no funky color due to bulbs or other interference.


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Redalgaball_zps1ae4b831.jpg...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By plantbrain
Science............supports the so called...

Science............supports the so called contradictions.
There's few disagreements among Scientist in the field of aquatic weeds.

It's the hobbyists and internet that's much more the problem....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By plantbrain
If natural systems are well managed, then this is...

If natural systems are well managed, then this is better than damns, illegal and legal logging, palm plantations, Cattle grazing etc...........

The hobby can help provide some economic resources...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-11-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
Only if I do a lot, and then do not follow up...

Only if I do a lot, and then do not follow up with a water change. I tried this for 10-12 days, got BBA bloom each time. With the resumption of the water changes, the BBA stopped and cleared up once...
Forum: Plants 04-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By plantbrain
While nothing like BBA, it's just as tenacious....

While nothing like BBA, it's just as tenacious. Burgundy is a typicalcolor, not this, this looks stressed/roasted.

I've had it for well, 2005-2006 or so.
Keep thinking I've gotten rid of it,...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,430
Posted By plantbrain
Growth is slow, but that's sort of the point, so...

Growth is slow, but that's sort of the point, so nothing really new. Updates are done maybe monthly at best.

Cape, CO2, yes, ATI 6x39W run at 50% at 18" above thr water surface.
Dosing is EI...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-09-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
Water is cloudy because I obviously just moved a...

Water is cloudy because I obviously just moved a few things and trimmed a lot. The highlighted plant here is the green Erio setaceum, type 1. In the rear is a massive type 3. It has a darker green...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
Cannot change your mind later and I hate the...

Cannot change your mind later and I hate the boxes inside the tank. They can be removed for pics etc. You cannot do that with built ins.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Lsphaerocarpa_zpscf211388.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/plantbrain/media/Lsphaerocarpa_zpscf211388.jpg.html)...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
I'll post some more after a post trim.

I'll post some more after a post trim.
Forum: Algae 04-02-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By plantbrain
I know Tobi and Juri both. Many people have...

I know Tobi and Juri both.

Many people have made lots of claims about GDA and each solution has failed, the tank pictured is really poorly care for. This is the root problem, not the algae and the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-31-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
I trim sections every so often, some need once a...

I trim sections every so often, some need once a week, but only 1-2 species, the others, once every 2-4 weeks ranges.

Cut cut cut.
Forum: Aquascaping 03-31-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,145
Posted By plantbrain
I would suggest really working on growing the...

I would suggest really working on growing the moss VERY well.

then once it attaches after 3-4 weeks, then keep them very well trimmed to the bone, the moss will grow back easily.

You will end...
Forum: Algae 03-31-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By plantbrain
Poster with a single post and then claims of...

Poster with a single post and then claims of miracles and claims to have used special fish?

Sounds like an ad to me.

I've used baby Bushy Nose plecos.

Removed the fish, the GDA came back(did...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By plantbrain
No, not really, depends on how you tell them and...

No, not really, depends on how you tell them and show them nice examples of long term care.

I was able to do this to adults when I was 10 years old working at a LFS.
If a 10 year old can do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,894
Posted By plantbrain
This is true. I get it with plants and...

This is true.

I get it with plants and EI.......EI is a one two line explanation tops. Instead, I've written 5-6 articles and have graphing cal's and dosing cals and a long winded in depth hee haw...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By plantbrain
5-30 ppm is a large range but it's also where we...

5-30 ppm is a large range but it's also where we tend to see optimal plant growth. Some tanks might have 3x as much light, thus they will remove 30 ppm over time slower than 5 ppm which be gone in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By plantbrain
This is a good way to look at it. Even if you...

This is a good way to look at it.
Even if you under dose, the effects of adding ANY ferts will be positive on growth.

The only question is, are you adding enough to have independence from ferts?...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-28-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,407
Posted By plantbrain
I removed the Erio Compressum. It was never meant...

I removed the Erio Compressum. It was never meant to be in the scape anyway, and it's now in my 180 in place of the Blyxa.

Downoi now is in that place and I moved the S. madiera over to the far...
Forum: Algae 03-27-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By plantbrain
Baby BN will take care of the glass for like,...

Baby BN will take care of the glass for like, years.
Takes a long time to grow.

Better them, than you.

Even the worse cases.

also, RC has had a lot of tap water variation in KH due to the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-26-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,604
Posted By plantbrain
So in order to do this and avoid the water...

So in order to do this and avoid the water changes, you need to test.
This assumes that all 400+ species of plants have the same fert requirements, this is not true.

Water changes are much more...
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