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Forum: Ponds Today, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By Xirxes
For top of biofilter we use water hyacinth....

For top of biofilter we use water hyacinth. Feather roots, love the flow, heavy filters, will bloom annually, die in the winter.
Forum: Plants Today, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Xirxes
70 views and nothing but crickets. seems...

70 views and nothing but crickets.

seems like nesaea has truly been relegated to the partial submersible only category.
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Xirxes
Having cleaned hundreds (!!!) of biofilters over...

Having cleaned hundreds (!!!) of biofilters over the years, the key is not only to rinse with tank water, but to keep the biomedia submerged.

If water based bacteria is in the air it is dying....
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By Xirxes
Need tips for red nasaea. 2 months in

I have about 6 stems of red nasaea in tank for about 2 months now, and the original leaves are still there, color seems fine, the stems are heavily rooted in soil and have some water roots, but the...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,330
Posted By Xirxes
Video update today. Not all that pleased with...

Video update today. Not all that pleased with the quality, but this is by iPhone for iPhone I guess.

I'll make some video next week with the DSLR.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Xirxes
Be sure that you know what you are getting. Only...

Be sure that you know what you are getting. Only the stainless pro is dual stage.

That being said, I got myself the regular Grow with single feed/solenoid/bubble counter and it served me well for...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,923
Posted By Xirxes
185 Gallon (72"x24"x25") High Tech build

Good luck man! Weddings blow up in cost. Just try to downscale the perfect day!
Forum: Algae 04-30-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 90,316
Posted By Xirxes
Read my post. Red happens. I think it's iron...

Read my post. Red happens. I think it's iron oxidizing. It clears within 3-4 days.
Forum: Algae 04-30-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Xirxes
Try adding 10ppm Mg via Epsom salt, and add...

Try adding 10ppm Mg via Epsom salt, and add ottocinclus if you don't have them already.

Spot treatment with H2O2 may help as well.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-30-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,330
Posted By Xirxes
I am currently placing a basket over a 6x12"...

I am currently placing a basket over a 6x12" section of the soon to be carpet substrate to keep the kribensis out so the S. Repens can root.

Also just got in my new regulator from Alanle, Full...
Forum: Algae 04-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Xirxes
I cannot pinpoint which treatment handled the...

I cannot pinpoint which treatment handled the situation best, but the H2o2, excel, aeration, coupled with 15 ppm Mg addition really did a huge amount of work on the tank.

There is almost no...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-28-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By Xirxes
I've seen it done in the early days of LED, just...

I've seen it done in the early days of LED, just account for lower output/response for the same wattage of 7k led.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,330
Posted By Xirxes
Currently there are about 8 females, 20 breeding...

Currently there are about 8 females, 20 breeding aged males, another 10-12 juveniles.

All born in tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,330
Posted By Xirxes
Thank you. I always loved kribs, you should...

Thank you.

I always loved kribs, you should see them when no co2 and I drop nitrates to 5 ppm.

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However when I do this I get tons of krib babies.

In hindsight, with a real focus on...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,330
Posted By Xirxes
Little video update after a week of algae...

Little video update after a week of algae fighting.

https://vimeo.com/125919229

Stauro carpet coming in. 1.75 months since first planting.
Forum: Algae 04-24-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Xirxes
Increased to 4.4-4.5 bubbles per second all day...

Increased to 4.4-4.5 bubbles per second all day and measured 6.9-8.0 pH difference between tank and de gassed water sample, giving a 33ppm CO2 count, bubbler is light green and fish seem to be...
Forum: Algae 04-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 90,316
Posted By Xirxes
Results day 3: Tank looks super crisp, all...

Results day 3:

Tank looks super crisp, all algae has lightened, but not been removed.

Lost three small schooling fish, cannot say when, but the rest of the tank is recycling 2 rummy nose tetras...
Forum: Substrate 04-23-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Xirxes
To eliminate ammonia: Put soil in tub with...

To eliminate ammonia:

Put soil in tub with water and small powerhead out of light.
Change tub water 2x weekly until you move.

Your soil should be cycled off of ammonia burst by then

To be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Xirxes
I have been wrong before, but glut is the active...

I have been wrong before, but glut is the active ingredient, and this is creating the O2 drop by facilitating the reduction of organic waste
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Xirxes
You have some strange, and misdirected...

You have some strange, and misdirected assumptions.

Glut is the oxidizing agent in question, the affected area of concern is the organic waste in the system. As the waste is processed, a well...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Xirxes
I am also only recommending and referring to drop...

I am also only recommending and referring to drop in heavy aeration for large excel doses (3-5ml/10 gallon), as my delicate large schools of fish take issue with these.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By Xirxes
Aeration is protecting the fish from low oxygen...

Aeration is protecting the fish from low oxygen related to organic oxidation and breakdown, and increasing water flow in areas of the aquarium other than in a fish's gills.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-23-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Xirxes
New substrate. Don't move over all the Organics,...

New substrate. Don't move over all the Organics, plus makes it much easier and cleaner move.

For plants attempt to get the whole root, keep them in tank water, plant whole new tank in new...
Forum: Algae 04-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By Xirxes
I know that i can dim the lights, and cut the...

I know that i can dim the lights, and cut the co2/ferts, but my goal here is to keep a high light, fast growth tank, and eliminate the other variables. I am trying to grow in my Staurogyne repens...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Xirxes
It is so mesmerizing.

I want this on a loop as a screen saver.

Could watch it for hours.

How many just sit and stare at the bubbles?

https://vimeo.com/125765040
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