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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By Kathyy
Check under the intake and around hardscape items...

Check under the intake and around hardscape items for drifts of debris. Look to see if there are leaves moving throughout the tank. It's possible algae of some sort would grow better in a still...
Forum: Algae Today, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Kathyy
No that is fuzz algae. It won't grow long.

No that is fuzz algae. It won't grow long.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By Kathyy
Regular dwarf hairgrass grows 6-8" tall and can...

Regular dwarf hairgrass grows 6-8" tall and can be trimmed without damaging it.
Blyxa japonica grows about that tall then you pull it up and replant the tufts. It won't go wandering around the tank...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Kathyy
So plants have been sitting doing nothing? Any...

So plants have been sitting doing nothing? Any new leaves at all?

Been doing this for a while now and it is frustrating. Seems to me nothing is happening for months on end although you see new...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Kathyy
I bought into the planted tanks don't need...

I bought into the planted tanks don't need biofiltration thing and had lots of green water attacks. Had those before I took out the bioballs as well. Now I just have big sponges for biofiltration and...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 193
Posted By Kathyy
Have to agree with Raymond. That looks like the...

Have to agree with Raymond. That looks like the kind of algae my plants tried really hard to outgrow before I had CO2 and had way more light than the tank could handle. I also didn't dose a whole...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Posted By Kathyy
One of the reasons I wanted LEDs with at least...

One of the reasons I wanted LEDs with at least some of the bells and whistles was to have a dawn/dusk so I could see into the tank nearly anytime I am in the room.

So far having lights on from...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Kathyy
That is how crypt leaves die. Perhaps they need...

That is how crypt leaves die. Perhaps they need some root tabs so the individual leaves will live longer. I notice that the leaves on my big wendtii red lose the red color on the underside of the...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 266
Posted By Kathyy
As well as possible water issues this is a very...

As well as possible water issues this is a very overstocked tank with limited aeration. The filter does move water but there is very little air surface to take in more O2. It is possible fish growth...
Forum: Algae 02-28-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By Kathyy
When you zapped the BBA that left an opening for...

When you zapped the BBA that left an opening for another algae and GSA moved in. Been there, done that.



We don't think we havve changed anything but things have changed as this is a living...
Forum: Fish 02-28-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 395
Posted By Kathyy
I'd put a piece of zucchini or cucumber in the...

I'd put a piece of zucchini or cucumber in the tank for the little guy as well as an algae wafer. Do you have some wood for him to eat? I am pretty sure they need wood. Herbivores are usually in...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Kathyy
I'd go slow and make a grid of branches and plant...

I'd go slow and make a grid of branches and plant it with moss, Bolbitis, java and Anubias, extend it out of the tank and plant that with air plants and the like. Since you are using something...
Forum: Algae 02-28-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Kathyy
The sticky thread on this forum has a couple...

The sticky thread on this forum has a couple links to good info on types of algae. I looked here for info. (http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/algae.htm)

Clado is a tough green filamentous algae that...
Forum: Aquascaping 02-28-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Kathyy
Ah ha! Plants are hiding some angles. The front...

Ah ha! Plants are hiding some angles. The front center rock seems wrong to me though. It is right in the center and quite dominant. I like the shadow it castss and it is a nice rock but I suspect it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-28-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Kathyy
These are terrific. ...

These are terrific.
http://en.aquanet.tv/Categories

Going to check out aquamedia now!
Forum: Aquascaping 02-27-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 333
Posted By Kathyy
I see a rectangle in the middle of the tank. The...

I see a rectangle in the middle of the tank. The rock arrangement is very stagnant. With a low plant mass scape one needs to have the rock/wood work perfect before a single plantlet goes into the...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Kathyy
You don't have to buy the stump of your dreams,...

You don't have to buy the stump of your dreams, make it yourself from sticks. Cut and/or break sticks then put them together with zip ties, fishing line or screws.

I never could find what I was...
Forum: Plants 02-26-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By Kathyy
Long ago I had Myriophyllum tuberculatum, really...

Long ago I had Myriophyllum tuberculatum, really beautiful color and fine texture.
Forum: Algae 02-25-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Kathyy
I'd try spot dosing Excel or H2O2 [if you don't...

I'd try spot dosing Excel or H2O2 [if you don't have susceptible plants in the tank] on it if you cannot scrape it off. My platies are currently going to town on it growing between newly glued down...
Forum: Plants 02-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Kathyy
Looks like melting to me. Plants melt all sorts...

Looks like melting to me. Plants melt all sorts of ways. Crypt and lily leaves turn into goo, Staurogyne repens leaves turn transparent and fall off, sword leaves turn yellow then brown. If the old...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Kathyy
I keep a spool of dark green/brown/gray nylon...

I keep a spool of dark green/brown/gray nylon upholstery thread in in the house to fill a gap between cotton thread, glue and rubber bands as it is easier to tie knots in than fishing line. Bought 2...
Forum: Algae 02-25-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Kathyy
Peroxide killed its close relative HG aka HM aka...

Peroxide killed its close relative HG aka HM aka MM in my tank, if you use peroxide don't squirt it directly on HC although I didn't as the plants lost didn't have any algae on them. It also killed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By Kathyy
That tank was my inspiration too! Some of its...

That tank was my inspiration too! Some of its early days are shown here. (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=155525)

If you have a small overflow then the water flowing over it...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 634
Posted By Kathyy
Most GH found in tap water is from calcium. GH...

Most GH found in tap water is from calcium. GH booster also contains magnesium and potassium. Potassium is nicely dosed with the EI system so water with a moderate amount of GH might need Mg. My tap...
Forum: Plants 02-24-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By Kathyy
I forgot to ask how old the setup is. New plants...

I forgot to ask how old the setup is. New plants generally lose a lot of old growth and some hunker down to regroup for way too long before they perk up and grow. Especially for the rosette plants,...
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