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Forum: Substrate 06-29-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By foster
Its much clearer than it was. But still pretty...

Its much clearer than it was. But still pretty hazy. Maybe I need to switch out the filter material like you suggested. I'm used to having crystal clear tanks, so this is making me crazy.
Forum: Substrate 06-29-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By foster
Pillow stuffing material in the canister filter....

Pillow stuffing material in the canister filter. tank is a 40 breeder.
Forum: Substrate 06-28-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By foster
Angry Filter on for over 24 hrs. Does this stuff ever...

Filter on for over 24 hrs. Does this stuff ever clear up?http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/images/icons/icon8.gif
Forum: Substrate 06-27-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 300
Posted By foster
Soft water plant tank with STS

So I set up a soft water plant tank today with SafeTSorb. What a pain trying to get that stuff clean. Rinsed small amounts in pails forever. Then put it in the tank, and filled, stirred, emptied, and...
Forum: Substrate 06-23-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By foster
Did you pre wash the SafeTsorb. The tank don't...

Did you pre wash the SafeTsorb. The tank don't look too cloudy for using STS. Please let me know how long it takes to clear completely. I'm setting up some tanks this weekend with STS.
Forum: Lighting 06-20-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 539
Posted By foster
The height of your tank will affect the PAR also.

The height of your tank will affect the PAR also.
Forum: Lighting 06-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By foster
I switched all my bulbs out to Giesmann. I am...

I switched all my bulbs out to Giesmann. I am very happy with the light from them.
Forum: Substrate 06-14-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By foster
Where did you get your Pros-Choice. Would you...

Where did you get your Pros-Choice. Would you happen to have a pic of it in your tank?

Bump:
Not too worried about KH/PH swings. The tank will be used for propagating soft water plants, and will...
Forum: Substrate 06-14-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By foster
Safe T Sorb as a substrate

Considering using Safe T Sorb in a planted tank. I've read the CEC is great, and it help drop the KH of the water drastically. Now the real dilemma. ITS DIRTY. LOL Just wondering if anyone has...
Forum: Plants 06-07-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By foster
PM with pic sent.

PM with pic sent.
Forum: Plants 06-07-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 124
Posted By foster
Plant ID

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n581/foster0406/100_5751.jpg
Looking for ID on this plant. The stalk set dormant for weeks then sprouted these small branches. They are only about 1/4" across.
Forum: Fish 05-25-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By foster
Start out with the species, and number of fish...

Start out with the species, and number of fish you want. You won't be able to add any later. Once the pecking order is set, any new fish will be either killed, or harassed constantly. I bred several...
Forum: Algae 05-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By foster
Use hydrogen peroxide. Spot treat a small area at...

Use hydrogen peroxide. Spot treat a small area at a time. Be aware that vals., Myrios, and some ground covers wont tolerate it well Normally Cyno is a sign of low nitrates.
Forum: Substrate 05-09-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By foster
AquaSoil, Dry Ferts, African Cichlid Conditioner...

AquaSoil, Dry Ferts, African Cichlid Conditioner (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=864985)
In the FS section of this forum.
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By foster
I have all Catalina fixtures on my tanks. I think...

I have all Catalina fixtures on my tanks. I think they are terrific lights. I have had excellent luck with all of mine. Only one ballast burnt out in over 5 yrs.
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By foster
All the horizontal growth is actually part of the...

All the horizontal growth is actually part of the plant also.
Forum: Plants 04-12-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By foster
Mystery plant

Anyone want to take a crack at an ID.
It was listed, and sold to me as Rotala Mexicana Araguaia Ya Right:icon_frow
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By foster
Check craigslist in your area. I have picked up...

Check craigslist in your area. I have picked up 75 gallon complete set ups tank, stand, and lights for as little as $100
You have to keep checking every day, as new tanks are posted often. Summer...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By foster
Remove as much as possible with airline...

Remove as much as possible with airline tubing(siphon). Then hit the rest that remains with hydrogen peroxide 3% solution. It will fizz, scream, and die a miserable death. Unless you find the cause...
Forum: Algae 04-04-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By foster
Its kinda fun to watch BGA scream, and fizz to...

Its kinda fun to watch BGA scream, and fizz to its death after hitting it with Hydrogen Peroxide. I had a small issue with BGA in one of my tanks. After 2 treatments with HP it was gone for good....
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By foster
https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/m1NHAxNdwqxpDIuK...

https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/m1NHAxNdwqxpDIuKdIj6Dw--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9NTk2O3E9OTU7dz04MDA-/http://www.aquascape-boutique.fr/WebRoot/ce_fr3/Shops/233807/4D77/457B/F335/46BA/BF57/C0A8/8007/2D36...
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By foster
The stems not red?

The stems not red?
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By foster
It does resemble L Vietnam, but the ID from the...

It does resemble L Vietnam, but the ID from the seller said Rotala Sp.
I can find any that looks like it:confused1:
Forum: Plants 03-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By foster
What Rotala am I

Identity crisis. Any idea what Rotala this is. Came as a gift plant with an order. It has EXPLODED in the last few weeks.
I want to sell it, but want an ID on it if possible....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 03-28-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By foster
Very likely it is Anubias. Don't know why I said...

Very likely it is Anubias. Don't know why I said Sword.
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