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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Django
Hope the light helps. I like to see well-defined...

Hope the light helps. I like to see well-defined shadows on the substrate, but I couldn't get a take on that in the pictures - must be something about the photography lighting.

I thought the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Django
Jungle Vals in a 10g: how do I prune them?

I have a 10 gallon tank and new background Jungle Vals are reaching the surface. Can I prune the tops off these guys? Thanks for the assistance.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-22-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Django
Seems to me that you get plenty of Potassium from...

Seems to me that you get plenty of Potassium from the water. Your hardness at 25 dGH is very hard. They say not to fight with the water, just let your fish acclimate to your water, but 25 dGH is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Django
I'm no expert, but I could suggest trying the...

I'm no expert, but I could suggest trying the filter In the middle of the back of the tank. Alternatively, you could buy a second filter.

Air bubbles are said to break up surface film, but they...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Django
I am running a 10 gallon similar to your tank. I...

I am running a 10 gallon similar to your tank. I have periods where the NO3 is unmeasureable with my API test kit, and I have had questions about that. Having thought a lot about it, I think what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Django
I've heard from several different people that...

I've heard from several different people that it's helpful to remove the bio rollers - seems to be a frequently-done thing.

I have also been wondering if you could use a lamp dimmer switch...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Django
If the plants are growing (assuming NPK dosing),...

If the plants are growing (assuming NPK dosing), macros are needed. Less than the full IE, though - see Tom Barr's site. Adjust the light height if you want.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-13-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By Django
I'm using 1" of MGOCPM capped by 1" of sand. I...

I'm using 1" of MGOCPM capped by 1" of sand. I have good light and I'm not bothered by any algae - I even removed the backing from the tank. I always wanted a tank clear on all four sides :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-13-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Django
I've been using Root Tabs and Flourish...

I've been using Root Tabs and Flourish Comprehensive (micronutrients) in my small tank, and the plants seem to be appreciating it. No NPK yet.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-11-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Django
My tank is a 10 gallon - 12" high, I guess. I...

My tank is a 10 gallon - 12" high, I guess. I have an inch of MGOCPM and an inch of sand. Lighting is two 10W CFL bulbs mounted in aluminum dome clamp-on fixtures elevated about 10" from substrate...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-10-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Django
I think your Cabomba would be happier with more...

I think your Cabomba would be happier with more light. See the one on the left - the leaves at the bottom are smaller than those at the top. The lower leaves will likely fall off but definitely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Django
Thank you :)

Thanks for the posts - they may help someone else too.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-04-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Django
Making Fert Solutions From Dry Ferts - How?

Hi. I want to dose NPK and micros that I would buy dry and then dissolve in distilled water. Any comments appreciated.

I think I need the ppm dose and preferably how many teaspoons of dry that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-03-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 631
Posted By Django
I planted my 10 gal. with about 3 bunches of stem...

I planted my 10 gal. with about 3 bunches of stem plants and 3 planted Water Sprite. They all grow very fast and eat up the ammonia, bypassing the Nitrogen Cycle.

I personally don't think that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-26-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Django
I think it's not recommended to run lights less...

I think it's not recommended to run lights less than 6 hours per day. I have a 10 gal. tank (12" high) with lights raised and photoperiod 8 hours. So I also recommend raising the lights. If you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-26-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By Django
CO2 from a water change will lower the pH by some...

CO2 from a water change will lower the pH by some amount, I don't know how much. But, yes, the problem I've heard of is fluctuations in CO2 content in the aquarium causing algae problems. I've had...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-23-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By Django
Check this out to identify your algae:...

Check this out to identify your algae: http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/. Also, you may have too much light hitting the plants, especially the ones that grow slowly. I think too much light...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-17-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By Django
Good thread! From reading through once I would...

Good thread! From reading through once I would look at D. Walstad's quote. But I'm finding my head can only hold so many bits of information at once, so by the time I got here I wasn't sure of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-14-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Django
I heard it takes 1 week for bacteria to colonize...

I heard it takes 1 week for bacteria to colonize a new sponge. IME, there are plenty of bacteria on surfaces in an established tank to just transfer the media to the new filter.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By Django
Hi. Treat this as an idea message. Maybe you...

Hi. Treat this as an idea message. Maybe you can use some of my comments. I think you really need an expert - where are they? Also I unfortunately can't help you with dosage, except that I used...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Django
Bump: I'm sorry but I just dont think it's...

Bump:

I'm sorry but I just dont think it's a good idea. To set your mind at ease a little, plants will take up ammonia and bacteria will develop at the normal rate. With plants, you can put in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-09-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Django
Hi Abe! I'm using a Fluval internal filter that...

Hi Abe! I'm using a Fluval internal filter that I'm happy with. I used to have an AquaClear 30 hang-on-the-back. I didn't like the waterfall output that caused more surface agitation as the water...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-09-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Django
Yes. Unless the UGF is running in reverse, the...

Yes. Unless the UGF is running in reverse, the Nitrogen bacteria reside in the top 1/2" of the gravel, as well as the particulate filter material in the filter. It also grows on every surface in...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-08-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Django
NO3 (Nitrate) is toxic to fish at levels over 40...

NO3 (Nitrate) is toxic to fish at levels over 40 ppm.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-07-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 599
Posted By Django
IMO, from information on the forums, nitrogenous...

IMO, from information on the forums, nitrogenous bacteria grow on surfaces and stick there.

For tank cleanliness, better to take 1/2 the filter material from the other tank, which has many...
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