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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-27-2016, 01:08 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Zapins
How about a glass cover for the tank.

How about a glass cover for the tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-26-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,637
Posted By Zapins
Lets see some pictures guys & gals!! Jaye...

Lets see some pictures guys & gals!!

Jaye you too!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-17-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,637
Posted By Zapins
Thats cool, I'd like to see the video. I have an...

Thats cool, I'd like to see the video. I have an eheim feeder, which works ok-ish but feeders have always been a problem for me in the past. they get jammed easily then dump 20x too much the next day.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-16-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,637
Posted By Zapins
What did you do in your tank today?

I added ferts and then looked at how much water evaporated over the last week, and decided there was plenty still left in the tank so no need to do a water change yet!

What did you do in your tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-12-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Zapins
Can you take some more close up photos? Also...

Can you take some more close up photos?

Also some of the other plants.

How much potassium are you adding?
Forum: Plants   04-12-2016, 03:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,108
Posted By Zapins
If iron deficiency goes on long enough that the...

If iron deficiency goes on long enough that the plant leaves die and necrose it takes quite a while for them to recover. Raising the lighting intensity during this recovery phase puts the plants at...
Forum: Plants   04-07-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Zapins
How many grams, teaspoons or ppm are you adding...

How many grams, teaspoons or ppm are you adding per dose or per week?
Forum: Plants   04-06-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Zapins
I can't see the damage on the ludwigia the...

I can't see the damage on the ludwigia the picture is too zoomed out.

It looks like only the old leaves are affected on the swords so the issue is probably a macro deficiency of one of the mobile...
Forum: Algae   04-06-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By Zapins
Here is my understanding of why algae happens in...

Here is my understanding of why algae happens in planted tanks. I discussed the reasons behind why in this article I wrote on fertilizing differences between EI vs. soil based tanks vs. other types...
Forum: Plants   04-05-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
Don't think it was the snail. The pattern and...

Don't think it was the snail. The pattern and scale of the damage is wrong for just 1 snail.

My guess is caterpillars or fish damage.
Forum: Plants   04-05-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Zapins
Looks like you have a nibbler of some kind. ...

Looks like you have a nibbler of some kind.

Not a deficiency.

Observe the tank and see who it is, I don't think the neons are to blame. I'm unsure about the rummies.

There are aquatic...
Forum: Plants   04-02-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Zapins
Hehe, you guys are too sharp. ...

Hehe, you guys are too sharp.


https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--Teg2DOl_qQ/Vv8de3PxceI/AAAAAAAAFn4/XtMM2bi05sAe0U0xvgg_LlF5v_-OFushgCCo/s398-Ic42/Unread%2BPms.png

It is an April fool's...
Forum: Plants   04-01-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Zapins
Do you have a link? The anubias snow white I...

Do you have a link? The anubias snow white I looked up is different from mine. The leaves on mine are reflective looking, almost metallic in color not really white. Put the video on high resolution...
Forum: Plants   04-01-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By Zapins
Is this the only plant in the tank showing...

Is this the only plant in the tank showing symptoms?

Do you have other species showing similar symptoms?

What fertilizers are you adding and how much?

How big is your tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-01-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Zapins
Very likely an iron deficiency which shows up in...

Very likely an iron deficiency which shows up in new growth only.

What are you adding for iron? How much? How big is your tank?
Forum: Plants   04-01-2016, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By Zapins
New Anubias species!?

My friend recently took a trip to Gabon in Africa where he collected and brought these back for me. Anyone know what species they are? They have kind of a shiny look to them, hard to capture with the...
Forum: Plants   04-01-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Zapins
How long has the plant been in the tank? How long...

How long has the plant been in the tank? How long did the damage take to happen?

Calmag? Calcium & magnesium? That doesn't have nitrates in it.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   04-01-2016, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By Zapins
What part of the plant is it from? New or old...

What part of the plant is it from? New or old growth.

What ferts, how much of each (grams, or ppm) and how often are you adding them?
Forum: Plants   03-20-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Zapins
One leaf won't tell us what it is. We need to see...

One leaf won't tell us what it is. We need to see the location that it came off the plant (new or old leaves), and photos of other plants in the tank that are having similar issues.

If it is just...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-17-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
CSM+B isn't sold at pet stores. It has to be...

CSM+B isn't sold at pet stores. It has to be bough online. There is a member on the forum that sells it. If I remember right it costs $7-10 for an amount that will last many years, probably...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-17-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
I think it would be valuable to switch traces and...

I think it would be valuable to switch traces and see if that helps. Flourish might be an ok alternative to CSM+B, you'd need to buy the flourish iron supplement as well. But again I think if it is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-16-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
Do you have regular CSM+B? If so, it might be...

Do you have regular CSM+B? If so, it might be worth switching to that instead of the profito for a while and see if that helps. CSM+B is much more widely used and it is easier to compare results with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-16-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
How are you dosing the iron? How many grams are...

How are you dosing the iron? How many grams are you mixing in, how do you know how much you are adding (digital scale, teaspoons?). Can you walk us through the dosing process.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-15-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
Are you using RO water or tap water? City water...

Are you using RO water or tap water? City water or well water?

Have you ever had the water analyzed?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   03-15-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,978
Posted By Zapins
Very nice set of pictures. It provides a really...

Very nice set of pictures. It provides a really good history of the issue.

It seems that there is definitely something going on, but it also seems that the issue is fairly constant. Even when the...
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