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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
Thanks everyone. This problem with the fern must...

Thanks everyone. This problem with the fern must have to do with the soft water and the lack of magnesium and calcium. The darker spots are turning into holes and it is just becoming a mess. I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By radioman
I'm kind of thinking about a blackwater type set...

I'm kind of thinking about a blackwater type set up but instead of tanning just a lot of floaters to keep the tank darker. Maybe a little bit of tannins would be fine too.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By radioman
River scapes.

Right now I have a beautiful tank that I had planned to be a very simple tank. Well as most of you know what you want to be simple turns into anything but simple. My "low tech" tank turned into a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-18-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
The water here has always had that slippery...

The water here has always had that slippery feeling no matter where I lived or showered so I always assumed it was soft. I live in a house and don't see a water softener. I have some neutral...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-17-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
No it is just part of the leaf that I guess has...

No it is just part of the leaf that I guess has died but turned black instead of brown. I think the water is just naturally soft.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
I use root medic one step and it is measured in...

I use root medic one step and it is measured in pumps and I dose 5 pumps a week 4 times but have started to do 7 pumps since I noticed the algae and deficiencies so I am not sure on an exact...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
I just have the standard test kit. My co2 turns...

I just have the standard test kit. My co2 turns my DC light green-yellow by the end of the day. My substrate is Fluval plant stratum.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By radioman
Algae and plant problems when I move to soft water.

Whenever I am at school and use the soft water here I always have staghorn problems and some plant deficiencies. Is this because hard water has more nutrients in it than soft water?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-14-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By radioman
I agree with Kiran. Another rock in front of the...

I agree with Kiran. Another rock in front of the big one would look good but I also like ithow it is now.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By radioman
That is small!! Nice job in scaping it.

That is small!! Nice job in scaping it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By radioman
I have had every male in my tank go crazy at...

I have had every male in my tank go crazy at once. All searching for that one lady.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By radioman
This will look nice when it all fills in.

This will look nice when it all fills in.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-11-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By radioman
It is pretty normal with lower water movement. ...

It is pretty normal with lower water movement. Increase your surface agitation and it should go away.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,491
Posted By radioman
I have thought about that adding more riccia. I...

I have thought about that adding more riccia. I just hope this java fern survives. A lot new growth on it seems to be doing fine but some new growth shows black spots. I might need to trim back...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-11-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By radioman
Here is an updated picture. I have been battling...

Here is an updated picture. I have been battling some staghorn and a deficiency in my java fern. The staghorn always occurs when I am here at college. I love how the Blyxa looks like it is...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-11-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,491
Posted By radioman
Whenever I am back at school I always have...

Whenever I am back at school I always have staghorn problems. I have also been experiencing black spots on my java fern. I am fixing this with an increase in ferts also. The water is softer so I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-11-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By radioman
Mine is an old sewing table. It actually folds...

Mine is an old sewing table. It actually folds out and you can put a sewing machine in it. It also has great storage underneath.
...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-04-2012, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By radioman
I heard about this but never saw it. Thanks for...

I heard about this but never saw it. Thanks for posting.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-02-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,679
Posted By radioman
I don't and sometime it gives me a headache. I...

I don't and sometime it gives me a headache. I just stay with my speed stick ocean surf.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-02-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,615
Posted By radioman
I like it better with the bigger rocks but...

I like it better with the bigger rocks but something still seems to be off. I'm never good at scaping so don't take what I say to seriously.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By radioman
The longer co2 is in contact with water the...

The longer co2 is in contact with water the better it is dissipated into the water. So technically it wouldn't hurt since having it go through a uv would just add another step in which the co2 was...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,491
Posted By radioman
The Blyxa that stayed rooted is doing very well...

The Blyxa that stayed rooted is doing very well now and looks really nice. Even though it is a PITA to get to stay down, it is still my favorite plant.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By radioman
I would go with an oxygen problem over ammonia

I would go with an oxygen problem over ammonia
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-29-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By radioman
It just gets rid of the chlorine from my...

It just gets rid of the chlorine from my understanding. Just use a water conditioner and you will be fine.
Forum: Plants 09-26-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By radioman
Well this has started when I moved to softer...

Well this has started when I moved to softer water so that points to some kind of deficiency. I am dosing Root medic one step but just started some flourish nitrogen today to see if that will help.
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