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Forum: Plants   06-09-2015, 02:19 AM
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Posted By ced281
Ditto... I feel for you man, I really do... ...

Ditto... I feel for you man, I really do...

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Forum: Plants   06-09-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,942
Posted By ced281
My lazy man solution to overstock in tanks and...

My lazy man solution to overstock in tanks and having rampant nitrate issues is to use extremely fast growing stems like rotala or myriophyllum.

Also, in response to an earlier post, Plants use O2...
Forum: Aquascaping   06-09-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By ced281
Your top left most rock could use some adjusting...

Your top left most rock could use some adjusting in the first setup, but nonetheless both look good. Be mindful of your choice in plants w though since it will affect which one is better. For the 1st...
Forum: Plants   05-10-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By ced281
It's possible that it isn't christmas moss, but I...

It's possible that it isn't christmas moss, but I have christmas moss that looks like that when it hasn't "rooted" to anything. Pretty much looks like a clump of tightly growing java moss. Here are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By ced281
You can also scape your tank with ryouh or seiryu...

You can also scape your tank with ryouh or seiryu stone used in nature style aquariums. They leech out enough minerals to keep snail shells pristine (but they also alter your water chemistry).
Forum: Fish   02-24-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By ced281
Sorry you got a bad fish. Unfortunately, I can't...

Sorry you got a bad fish. Unfortunately, I can't really help you with what you have, but for future reference:

If you can't or don't want to quarantine your fish before introducing them to your...
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,417
Posted By ced281
Using a powerhead is significantly faster than...

Using a powerhead is significantly faster than siphoning into a tank. Pouring a bucket of water into a tank also risks disturbing the substrate and plants.

Go to Home Depot or a hardware store and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-07-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By ced281
If you want a tint, just buy a thin sheet of...

If you want a tint, just buy a thin sheet of lexan (sp?) Plastic and apply tint on that. No need to put tint directly on your nice tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-05-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By ced281
I'd take the information in this article with a...

I'd take the information in this article with a grain of salt since it's geared towards salt water reef tanks. In reef tanks, even the slightest change in pH or salinity will wreck havoc on your...
Forum: Lighting   12-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By ced281
Rather than confuse myself with the chart, I...

Rather than confuse myself with the chart, I would have just moved the light higher up if I were facing algae issues. This assumes the algae issues is due to having excess light. (I can't think of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By ced281
Rather than painting your pricey rimless tank, go...

Rather than painting your pricey rimless tank, go to a plastic or hardware store and order a made-to-size plastic sheet. Then attach or prop that sheet to the back of your tank. That way you don't...
Forum: Lighting   12-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By ced281
The alternative is to just raise them up really...

The alternative is to just raise them up really really high. =]

WPG for LEDs isn't the best metric, but I run 220W 10K LEDs on my 75 gal, 78W 10K LEDs on my 20 gal, and similar WPG ~2 to 3 with...
Forum: Plants   12-05-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,209
Posted By ced281
I've never been able to keep an HC carpet alive...

I've never been able to keep an HC carpet alive with 6 hrs of lighting, so I don't actually know how you were able to maintain yours!

You probably already did this, but did you check to make sure...
Forum: Algae   12-05-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By ced281
Looks like staghorn or low light/low co2 riccia...

Looks like staghorn or low light/low co2 riccia to me. Is it actually attached to the wood or is it just wrapped around it? If it's not attached I'd place my bet on riccia.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By ced281
I would drop the powerhead and just angle the...

I would drop the powerhead and just angle the spray bar slightly upwards so it agitates the water. Without knowjng the full history of the tank, I'd imagine the powerhead is what's spooking your...
Forum: Plants   12-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By ced281
Crypt parva should grow okay underneath and so...

Crypt parva should grow okay underneath and so will hemianthus micranthemoides. Staurogyne will also grow but will probably have a harder time settling in and will have modest growth. Pretty much any...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-05-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,101
Posted By ced281
IME stag horn algae grows because of transient...

IME stag horn algae grows because of transient ammonia spikes. If you maintain the status quo it'll just grow back again after you treat it with h2o2. Space out your feedings (smaller, more frequent...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By ced281
Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to...

Do you think CaCl2 supplementation is enough to take care of the decalcification of my snails? My main objective just to keep my snails from looking old and ragged with splotchy, brittle,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By ced281
Try looking for them when the lights have been...

Try looking for them when the lights have been out for a couple hours. They might be hiding from the betta or any other fish that's bigger than them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   10-14-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By ced281
Kalk+2 for freshwater and invert tanks

Anyone know if there are any major negative consequences of using Kalk+2 to maintain hardness of freshwater fish and invert tanks? I mainly want to keep my snails from decalcifying.

I only ask...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-14-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By ced281
I've only done a drystart once, and I hated it. I...

I've only done a drystart once, and I hated it. I was too impatient. Out of the 60+ rescapes/newstarts I've done I've only done a drystart once. I'm always overstocked on fish, so that adds to my...
Forum: Lighting   10-14-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,349
Posted By ced281
The "deep red" and the royal blue are probably...

The "deep red" and the royal blue are probably for reef setups. (Which would also explain why the light costs so much, since the market for reef lights is expensive).
Forum: Lighting   10-14-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,349
Posted By ced281
And, honestly, save the money you were going to...

And, honestly, save the money you were going to spend on substrate additives and reallocate it to better hardware (either better CO2 or better lighting).

Bump: The link in Jeff's article makes a...
Forum: Lighting   10-14-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,349
Posted By ced281
PAR is a more "pure" way of measuring the...

PAR is a more "pure" way of measuring the "quality" of a light. The problem is most people can't measure it well. It's the correct apples-to-apples comparison of light quality e.g. 1W of T5HO is not...
Forum: Lighting   10-13-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,349
Posted By ced281
I would consider 70W of LED a low light setup for...

I would consider 70W of LED a low light setup for your tank dimensions. As a VERY ROUGH rule of thumb:

1W per gallon = low light
1-2W per gallon = med light (Can also be 1-1.5W)
2+ W per gallon...
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