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Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,219
Posted By plantbrain
A larger knob for the valve will help a good...

A larger knob for the valve will help a good deal, does not add much to the cost either.

Nipples is short but....this means less counter weight and better stability if you use a smaller gas tank,...
Forum: Lighting 05-19-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By plantbrain
I think he will not be the least bit...

I think he will not be the least bit inconvenienced being, deceased and all.
The Cloud stuff is just a server, so they can update and do other things, but I prefer a hard copy of the software and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By plantbrain
EI does not provide non limiting...

EI does not provide non limiting nutrients............it does provide more than most, like 2-3x more than any other method around for the water column..........but non limiting ranges are going to be...
Forum: Lighting 05-13-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By plantbrain
Is that 3 of them on the tank?

Is that 3 of them on the tank?
Forum: Fish 04-04-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,128
Posted By plantbrain
My tank: ...

My tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3VNwfNtNA0
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-02-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By plantbrain
Funny, I do not get GSA and I have dosed 5ppm of...

Funny, I do not get GSA and I have dosed 5ppm of PO4 2x a week, NO3 at 30-45 ppm a week.

Go figure.
And after 20 years or so on many different tanks, different tap waters.......different places...
Forum: Algae 03-05-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By plantbrain
That is Cladophora. Manual removal and get every...

That is Cladophora. Manual removal and get every bit you can, best to remove the wood, bleach, vinegar, Peroxide, Excel soak the wood for 5 minutes, wash well, dechlorinate(if you use that method).
...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-05-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,359
Posted By plantbrain
FYI, for shallow and smaller nano tanks,...

FYI, for shallow and smaller nano tanks, particularly even more so for the wide types, the degassing rates for CO2 are massive, and so is the evaporation.

What happens is the water level changes...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-28-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By plantbrain
DIY dry ferts= best deal ever. Cost...

DIY dry ferts= best deal ever.
Cost essentially goes to near zero.

Liquid commercial brands? You pay for mostly water.....with a tiny itty bitty bit of fertilizers in them.

You also have...
Forum: DIY 02-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By plantbrain
Clay and you can do it pretty well. Then fire...

Clay and you can do it pretty well.
Then fire the clay and you have fairly close approximations.

Takes some artistic ability.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By plantbrain
After 20+ years of doing water changes followed...

After 20+ years of doing water changes followed by adding ferts, there's no impact/effect I've seen in a wide range of tap waters across thr country.

Do the water change, add dechlor as you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-24-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By plantbrain
One of the main points about EI is there is no...

One of the main points about EI is there is no need to test. If you test, you should calibrate the test kits. If not, put them away and donate to a local fish club.

You are not using them...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-20-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 188,175
Posted By plantbrain
Tank is going to be taken down and the new thing...

Tank is going to be taken down and the new thing will be a terrarium/paludarium. Anyone wanna buy a 1600 Gallon tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By plantbrain
If you are NOT adding CO2, that's the issue.

If you are NOT adding CO2, that's the issue.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-08-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By plantbrain
At very high KH you can keep the pH in the 7.2...

At very high KH you can keep the pH in the 7.2 ranges with 30 ppm or thereabouts.
Forum: Plants 01-30-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By plantbrain
Surface to area ratio is higher for the more...

Surface to area ratio is higher for the more herbaceous plant shoots, thus they have more area per unit biomass to acquire light, CO2, nutrients via the shoot, but presence of roots and storage...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By plantbrain
Some folks think nature, I do as well......but a...

Some folks think nature, I do as well......but a concept rather than an actually scene itself. Then I chose color.

Matching the concept to the ability to trim and garden is also high on the trade...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-30-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By plantbrain
Death and life, new Dutch something or another (version 4.0)

So, the last scape is now dead. Wood was removed and the plants left in place.
I chose the hardscape materials today, they are soaking in a trash barrel for a week or so.

The idea is to have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-22-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By plantbrain
Just add a tad of tap with the RO. Say 10%...

Just add a tad of tap with the RO.

Say 10% tap, 90% RO

Fish will not care much, at least those species.

KH of 0.5 to 1.0 is fine.

KH, not pH, is the main thing to look at.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-21-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 29,841
Posted By plantbrain
I deep vacuuming the ADA AS, then reuse....

I deep vacuuming the ADA AS, then reuse. But.....I'll change this time over to the new stuff. After 2-3 years..........it's pretty fried in this tank, other tanks, might get more mileage etc. But...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,678
Posted By plantbrain
All my tanks have lids, these are for reducing...

All my tanks have lids, these are for reducing humidity during winter.


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Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 29,841
Posted By plantbrain
I'll put some more up later on. I'll be redoing...

I'll put some more up later on. I'll be redoing things next week. New soil, new hardscape etc.



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Forum: Other Websites 01-14-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By plantbrain
Have a new Admin and they will take some time...

Have a new Admin and they will take some time getting their feet wet.
Forum: Other Websites 01-11-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By plantbrain
It's a technical problem on the web hosting...

It's a technical problem on the web hosting company's end ... their technical support is working on it. Should be resolved today.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-11-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By plantbrain
I'm going to correct people till the cows come,...

I'm going to correct people till the cows come, home, water changes are NOT "a must" with EI anymore than they might be with PPS.

The notion that one does water changes is to reduce build up and...
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