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Forum: Tank Journals   06-14-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By chocological
I noticed my bucephalandras have colored up...

I noticed my bucephalandras have colored up nicely today, so I took a couple of pictures. Enjoy. FTS coming tomorrow.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7266/27395400000_d1f04b786c_o.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-09-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By chocological
So another week goes by, and another photoshoot. ...

So another week goes by, and another photoshoot.
Let's compare growth again.

Week 0:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7576/27193753112_af55391ad6_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hr26oh)


Week 1:...
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 692
Posted By chocological
Those of us who live in a city apartment, the...

Those of us who live in a city apartment, the python is the best way. I have no garden or yard to run my hose to.
Forum: Photography   06-06-2016, 07:35 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,129
Posted By chocological
Man, I love discus.

Man, I love discus.
Forum: Substrate   06-03-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By chocological
It's crushed lava rocks. Gravel.

It's crushed lava rocks. Gravel.
Forum: Tank Journals   06-02-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By chocological
New FTS posted. Compare Growth.. 1 Day after...

New FTS posted. Compare Growth..
1 Day after planting:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7576/27193753112_af55391ad6_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hr26oh)


One week later:...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-30-2016, 04:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By chocological
Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. :) ...

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words. :)
Everyone always says 55 gallons are bad for scaping.. but I think you can give the illusion that it is deeper than it really is by playing with height....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-29-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,141
Posted By chocological
Look into blackwater biotope tanks.

Look into blackwater biotope tanks.
Forum: Tank Journals   05-29-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 763
Posted By chocological
Choco's 55g Journal (Picture Heavy!)

Current FTS: 6/9/2016
https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7375/27448404622_f675d5ed8c_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HPwfpy)

I never stick with these journals, but I'll try this time.
I recently re-scaped...
Forum: Sevenports   03-21-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
  Ma-1205
Views: 416
Posted By chocological
Ma-1205

Hi, I'm having trouble sourcing the 75 gallon tank (http://sevenports.com/brand/ma-1205-julilate-75-gallon/). Most only carry the smaller tanks. :frown2:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,739
Posted By chocological
:laugh2:

:laugh2:
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-26-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,778
Posted By chocological
That's pretty cheap. Let us know how it goes.

That's pretty cheap. Let us know how it goes.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-25-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
Yes, I'm using aquasoil, dosing KNO3 and KH2PO4,...

Yes, I'm using aquasoil, dosing KNO3 and KH2PO4, dry. 7.5 ppm NO3 from KNO3 dosed 3 times a week, 3 ppm PO4 (now) 3 times a week, 5-6 ppm K from these two, dosed 3x a week. I also add a "GH Booster"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-25-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By chocological
They all lay eggs. Nerites just won't hatch and...

They all lay eggs. Nerites just won't hatch and that's the way to go.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-25-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
Today is w/c and trim day for me. I was still...

Today is w/c and trim day for me. I was still dosing traces, but much more reduced. I'm seeing more pinholes today. I'm going to up my KH2PO4 dosing, and cut out traces entirely this week. I've done...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By chocological
Very informative thread with a ton of research...

Very informative thread with a ton of research and numbers... gone.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-22-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
This was one of my first signs that there was...

This was one of my first signs that there was issues in my tank. This, and the pinholes in h. pinnatifida. My "green" is twisted, stunted and ugly, while my regular rotundifolia is just fine.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-21-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
The issue is not with EI though. It is with...

The issue is not with EI though. It is with specifically using CSM+B at EI levels.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
At most we can do is scale back our trace dosing...

At most we can do is scale back our trace dosing with CSM+B and report our results. As for me, I've got everything the same in my tank except for the trace dosing that I've stated I was scaling back....
Forum: Plants   11-20-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By chocological
Growing UG

I was recently able to get my hands on some Tropica UG pots, and a UG carpet was going to be the highlight of my rescape..

Two weeks later and most of it has been pulled up out of the aquasoil by...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
This week, I'm aiming for .07ppm Fe with CSM+B...

This week, I'm aiming for .07ppm Fe with CSM+B and .2ppm Fe with Flourish Iron. This will be the total dosing for the week. I'm gonna make a solution with this and split the solution to dose 3 times...
Forum: Fish   11-15-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,162
Posted By chocological
I love CPDs. These are my break the bank fish....

I love CPDs. These are my break the bank fish. They color up so nicely too. :smile2:
Forum: Algae   11-14-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By chocological
I noticed CO2 wasn't mentioned once. What's your...

I noticed CO2 wasn't mentioned once. What's your CO2 injection like?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-14-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
Soft water and copper seem to be involved as well.

Soft water and copper seem to be involved as well.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-13-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 49,501
Posted By chocological
I wonder then, what the ideal dose of CSM+B would...

I wonder then, what the ideal dose of CSM+B would be? At what point does it stop being beneficial? Should it just be dosed once weekly? Once monthly?
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