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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-26-2010, 03:08 AM
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Posted By StaleyDaBear
An Experiment With Root-Medic

I'm thinking of experimenting with the Root-Medic (enter super excited inhale here) tabs I just got. I think I will put the comprehensive on one half of my 55 gallon, and Iron Intense on the other....
Forum: Plants 06-25-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Leave you a few leaves. Try not to uproot them,...

Leave you a few leaves. Try not to uproot them, but cut as close to the "crown" as you can. Cutting halfway down the leave will just lead the sword to trying to repair that leaf and not sending up...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2010, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Agreed. 55's fill up fast. It might be an...

Agreed. 55's fill up fast. It might be an overwhelming canvas to begin with, but soon, and quick, they become tiny.
Forum: Fish 06-24-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Harlequins are hard to breed. Even in soft water....

Harlequins are hard to breed. Even in soft water. I would look more for parasitic or bacterial infection cause then pregnancy. But hey, wait for a couple days. Gestation period on fish is super low.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2010, 01:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Maybe. Uprooting it is a more likely scenario,...

Maybe. Uprooting it is a more likely scenario, but eating it is a possibility also. Or not. I have had zebra's that fit perfectly in my planted tanks, and then theres that one hippy pleco that seems...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-24-2010, 01:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,118
Posted By StaleyDaBear
for a 50 gallon . . . i dont know. metricide just...

for a 50 gallon . . . i dont know. metricide just might not cut it. It will be harder to keep it in balance then a good co2 system would. And especially if your t5's are HO. Look at AGA aquascaping...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-24-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Are those bobbers?

Are those bobbers?
Forum: Substrate 06-23-2010, 03:06 PM
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Views: 728
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Let your plants sit through the cycle. It won't...

Let your plants sit through the cycle. It won't hurt them. They will actually probably love it. Remember afterwards to slowly add fauna to compensate for the plants throwing your ammonia and nitrite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By StaleyDaBear
1) Doesn't need to be empty, but helps to be...

1) Doesn't need to be empty, but helps to be about a 1/4 full when planting your fore to midground plants, especially carpeting plants. Make sure when filling the aquarium back up to not disturb the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2010, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By StaleyDaBear
if you can score a plantlet of a runner or two...

if you can score a plantlet of a runner or two then they should be able to grow thick leaves with the addition of Fe and Trace elements. Limnophila aromatica is quite beautiful, but its emersed form...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2010, 02:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 873
Posted By StaleyDaBear
why not just echinodorus amazonicus? The plants...

why not just echinodorus amazonicus? The plants will grow right out of your tank and keep growing. Growth should remain in its submersed form under wtare, and start rounding out and getting fatter as...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By StaleyDaBear
They will spread ... over the course of a year or...

They will spread ... over the course of a year or so. The reason that are are planted in thick, small clumps, is to keep them low to the ground, otherwise they grow vertically and then horizontally...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-22-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Yes, I have always been in complete disagreeance...

Yes, I have always been in complete disagreeance with those who say to only dose KNO3 and K2PO4, when K2SO4 provides not only sulphate (which plants need as well) but a large amount of Potassium as...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Sweet! The only suggestion I have would be to...

Sweet! The only suggestion I have would be to bust that HC into some smaller clumps just to keep it low to the ground. I love your driftwood idea. Cant really see the Xmas Moss (one of my faves) and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2010, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By StaleyDaBear
t5-HO for sure, but again, to pick one depends on...

t5-HO for sure, but again, to pick one depends on the spectral graph. Check out the fixture first, see what light bulb fits in it (i.e. T5HO 18", 20", 24") then go to the bulbs manufacturer, usually...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Though I recommend more research on the subject...

Though I recommend more research on the subject (because it is really interesting) what your looking for is peaks in the blue and orange/red light spectrums. If you can find a 6700k that has these...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By StaleyDaBear
the higher the kelvin rating, usually means the...

the higher the kelvin rating, usually means the bluer the wavelengths. the lower usually means more red. 6700-10000 usually include peaks in both the red and blue spectrums. 18000 usually has peaks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By StaleyDaBear
IMO the most lacking of light temperature comes...

IMO the most lacking of light temperature comes from the blue, which then creates an overabundance of red, thusly causing long, scraggly, stemmy plants. The blue drives a more bushy feeling to the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By StaleyDaBear
In using Excel, you are going to use it for more...

In using Excel, you are going to use it for more as an"algaecide" then a carbon contributor. Spot treat the most affected areas of your plants as to slow or even kill the thread algae. I do agree...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By StaleyDaBear
You can most likely get away with diy and excel...

You can most likely get away with diy and excel if you keep the one bulb (low-med) light over your fixture, even moving to t5ho, the diy is feasable. If you do want to go to high lighting (which I...
Forum: Lighting 06-19-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By StaleyDaBear
The only thing I would suggest is maybe moving...

The only thing I would suggest is maybe moving one of the bulbs to a 6700k. You could one more bulb putting you at medium lighting intensity too if you have more demanding plants such as r. macandra...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By StaleyDaBear
I know you don't like dosing, but getting back to...

I know you don't like dosing, but getting back to the original question : What can I do about my thread/hair algae. Excel. The algae will stay and stay and may get worse and worse until you finnaly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-18-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By StaleyDaBear
what kind of lighting? co2? How long has it been...

what kind of lighting? co2? How long has it been since you changed your hob filter. Without knowing this I would say that you should start dosing excel at 1 1/2 normal dosing according to the bottle,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Its because he's German isn't it? I would get...

Its because he's German isn't it? I would get more hiding places before purchasing more corys. IMHO
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By StaleyDaBear
Gonna look good. Cant wait.

Gonna look good. Cant wait.
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