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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 04:11 AM
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Posted By chad320
Well at least im not alone in some higher TDS...

Well at least im not alone in some higher TDS readings. I am going to replace my RO and my DI filters here shortly so that will certainly help. I guess I was blessed before and didnt know it. I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 02:57 AM
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Views: 139
Posted By chad320
Coralife RO/DI replacement membrane???

Is there any options for the Coralife four stage 50 GPD replacment membrane? By the time I bought one and got the DI replace ment I could dang near buy the whole unit. Are there any other brands that...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By chad320
I smell my RO/DI unit burning :D

I smell my RO/DI unit burning :D
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By chad320
Yes, im thinking its time to change the RO and...

Yes, im thinking its time to change the RO and the DI portions of the filter. I just replaced the first stage and the carbon filter tonight.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By chad320
Whats your tap water TDS?

I just tested the tap water at our new place. Its really crappy well water. I wont even let the dogs drink it. It tested 850 PPM from the tap and 50 PPM after going through an RO/DI unit. Im just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-26-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By chad320
Most people that want to grow good plants use a...

Most people that want to grow good plants use a plant substrate such as ADA Aquasoil or make their own called mineralized top soil or MTS. Yes, you can use root tabs to supplement but the best way is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By chad320
Ei and PPS-Pro are esesntially the same, with a...

Ei and PPS-Pro are esesntially the same, with a few differences. There are some ferts out there now that have been added that werent either available or considered at the time the regimes were...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By chad320
Tom, PPS-Pro is EI with reduced water changes....

Tom, PPS-Pro is EI with reduced water changes. And telling someone to do monthly water changes IS NOT bad advice. I do monthlys and grow even the hardest of plants just fine, Bucephalandras to nesaea...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-25-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By chad320
If you feel burdened by the 50% water changes, I...

If you feel burdened by the 50% water changes, I would look at PPS-Pro fert regime. Google it. Its works for people with a smaller plant load or who dont like the constant water changes. It reduces...
Forum: Plants 11-24-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By chad320
Buttermilk.

Buttermilk.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By chad320
Yes it will still grow. Ive had some hang on in...

Yes it will still grow. Ive had some hang on in HOB filter with just room light for a long time. It does get taller in the filters but I havent kept it in a low light tank so I couldnt say there.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By chad320
I am going to take a stab at this and more or...

I am going to take a stab at this and more or less just provide some info to consider. They grow on rocks that are usually limestone based (hardwater). They usually grow emergent but during rains...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By chad320
Wow, yours has come in pretty nice! I just saw...

Wow, yours has come in pretty nice! I just saw Bills(saddletramp on APC) and his are emergent and super healthy but not nearly as nicely colored as yours is. I wonder if thats due to the submergent...
Forum: Plants 11-18-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By chad320
Yeah, im no "Expert" just an educated guesser,...

Yeah, im no "Expert" just an educated guesser, but if thats high ligh,t im about positive its Java. Anything else that close to it thats a Taxiphyllum sp. has better form.
Forum: Plants 11-17-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By chad320
Looks like Java to me. Is it from high or low...

Looks like Java to me. Is it from high or low light?
Forum: Tank Journals 11-17-2013, 04:42 AM
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Views: 168,469
Posted By chad320
Thanks guys, theres a long way to go yet. I still...

Thanks guys, theres a long way to go yet. I still need to add some stones to the back center where I had a big chunk of driftwood.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-16-2013, 06:04 PM
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Views: 168,469
Posted By chad320
The Crypt parva foreground is in. 23 pots and a...

The Crypt parva foreground is in. 23 pots and a couple hours poking around with tweezers. These were all emergent grown from FAN so let the melt down begin!!!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 11-15-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By chad320
You should ALWAYS send as good/services when...

You should ALWAYS send as good/services when buying something. I think its poor etiquette to ask for the gift option. Seriously. The fee is small and a few dollars at best. If the seller is concerned...
Forum: Plants 11-14-2013, 11:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,662
Posted By chad320
Rotala wallichii and Ludwigia 'Pantanal' I have...

Rotala wallichii and Ludwigia 'Pantanal' I have failed at twice each. Mostly because of shipping but I could never bring them back and just gave up.

Rotala 'Sunset' and L. senegalensis grew like...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,602
Posted By chad320
Thanks for the update Tom. I saw the new wood and...

Thanks for the update Tom. I saw the new wood and its pretty stellar. This new tank is going to be fantastic. I love the feel MP gives a tank. As for the Blue Buce, is it 'Shine Blue'? It looks alot...
Forum: Lighting 11-14-2013, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By chad320
Waiting, waiting, waiting....I am interested in...

Waiting, waiting, waiting....I am interested in the same thing as the OP, but I would like a high light tank. I just dont want to be the guinea pig. I want someone who has one(or two) to post some...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,602
Posted By chad320
I second that. Hows this onw progressing? Slow as...

I second that. Hows this onw progressing? Slow as to be expected but hows it looking. Any algae battles? I love the wood set up in this one. Have you ever considered depleting the water level to make...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-14-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 41,244
Posted By chad320
Yeah, wow! This tank has filled in really really...

Yeah, wow! This tank has filled in really really nice. One of my favorites for sure!
Forum: Photography 11-14-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By chad320
Yeah, I had to show your angel to my lady. Now...

Yeah, I had to show your angel to my lady. Now she wants some again. Dang. :)
Forum: Photography 11-14-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By chad320
Oh my goodness, its hideous!!! Just kidding, it...

Oh my goodness, its hideous!!! Just kidding, it looks great. Your marble angel is BEAUTIFUL!!! I see you have a ram too. What else do you have in there?
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