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Forum: Substrate 08-13-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
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Forum: Other Websites 08-13-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By plantbrain
History of your own scapes also works quite well...

History of your own scapes also works quite well and you will learn more(and be able to teach better). So you can do a site that looks at those things or long term scape keeping etc.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-08-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By plantbrain
Use larger grain and slightly off white natural...

Use larger grain and slightly off white natural light brown color sand.

This hides it a lot more.
Forum: Lighting 07-30-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By plantbrain
Management wise: the more light= the more...

Management wise: the more light= the more CO2/nutrient demand from the plants.

Less light/lower light= easier to manage CO2 and ferts.

Those factors and plant growth are the issue, and when...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-26-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By plantbrain
I have plenty for large tanks, I can use various...

I have plenty for large tanks, I can use various transportation services to reduce cost for larger items.

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Forum: Plants 07-26-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,648
Posted By plantbrain
CO2 and ferts would be wise. Low light and...

CO2 and ferts would be wise.
Low light and SAE's.

I've grown Anubias very nicely and dense without CO2, but for most, it's typically a disaster.

Two best things: low light and SAE's.
...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By plantbrain
No, they still have kept the GDA at bay for 2...

No, they still have kept the GDA at bay for 2 years for several folks now.
My Bristle noses have bred a few times.

My tank gets few water changes, hardly a troublesome fish:
...
Forum: Plants 07-08-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By plantbrain
You can use ADA AS just fine. But akadama,...

You can use ADA AS just fine. But akadama, japanese clay soil for bonsai is better for many applications. Cheap also. Add some osmocoat the soil below the top, water daily or set up to mist 2-3x a...
Forum: Plants 07-08-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,564
Posted By plantbrain
I have one from a year or two ago. Small, nothing...

I have one from a year or two ago. Small, nothing like the nice large black type I got, those are emergent. The Green types seem to do better submersed.
Plenty of more suitable plants out there.
...
Forum: Algae 07-08-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685
Posted By plantbrain
Easiest way is to buy a bristle nose pleco,...

Easiest way is to buy a bristle nose pleco, several for larger tanks, say 4 or so for a 55 gallon.

Even the worse case tanks I've tried it on, worked like a gem, 2-3 days later, the only algae is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-07-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By plantbrain
Note, the book is based on information that...

Note, the book is based on information that predates the internet and is a good 20 years old now.

A lot of NEW information has been written and published since.
Forum: Plants 07-04-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By plantbrain
They do well in sediment or the on wood/rock etc....

They do well in sediment or the on wood/rock etc. I dose about 25 ppm of NO3 2x a week, rich ferts, traces, moderately high light in this tank, but they do very well at moderate to low light with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By plantbrain
If you want the 1st calculator old school, Chuck...

If you want the 1st calculator old school, Chuck Gadd's works and will never die because you download the file:


http://chuck-s-planted-aquarium-calculator.software.informer.com/
Or you can do...
Forum: Plants 07-01-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,276
Posted By plantbrain
Crypts and swords I've kept for almost 40 years...

Crypts and swords I've kept for almost 40 years now. They do quite well, get massive etc in plain sand tanks, there's a lot of evidence of that.

So I'm curious, why the cotton picking great honry...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-28-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By plantbrain
Dose after the daily water change. Try and find...

Dose after the daily water change.
Try and find a spot that allows the reneckii to be over shadowed a little bit or away from the MH's hot spot.

Trim off old ugly leaves, nice new ones will form...
Forum: Plants 06-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By plantbrain
Check cO2. Water changes, clean filter etc. ...

Check cO2. Water changes, clean filter etc.
Older leaves can simply be pruned and this can happen with new plants. After a few months, no, but a few weeks, yes, pull them off.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-21-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,321
Posted By plantbrain
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-21-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 841
Posted By plantbrain
Took me 3 years to beat BBA, Took Amano 10 years....

Took me 3 years to beat BBA, Took Amano 10 years.

Just keep that in mind.

EVERYONE..........will deal with algae issues or has for a long long time.


I left for 2 weeks, came back to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By plantbrain
I do EI and change the water once every month on...

I do EI and change the water once every month on this tank:

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Forum: Algae 06-21-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By plantbrain
Bristle nose pleco will cure any GDA issue if you...

Bristle nose pleco will cure any GDA issue if you add say 6 small 2" size babies for this tank size and then keeps the glass clean less GSA. But they will maw on that some also.

I've added them...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-10-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,145
Posted By plantbrain
Not ANY papers dealt with Fe chelated in...

Not ANY papers dealt with Fe chelated in submersed aquatic plant studies.

Here's about the only one:
...
Forum: Plants 05-31-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,276
Posted By plantbrain
Osmocoat will leach out and fertilize the entire...

Osmocoat will leach out and fertilize the entire tank. Also, EI is not non limiting, that's a bad assumption:wink:

So a tank with say MTS or ADA aqua soil and EI vs a tank with just ADA AS or MTS,...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,810
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: 699
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: 487
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...
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