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Forum: Algae   Yesterday, 03:36 PM
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Posted By houseofcards
High light makes it grow faster (as it does I...

High light makes it grow faster (as it does I think to every plant/algae), but definitely not a requirement for BBA. Go into any LFS that's been around awhile and look at some of their tanks. Most...
Forum: Plants   Yesterday, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
It would be interesting if it was an FE issue. ...

It would be interesting if it was an FE issue. Who knows. When I had the plant it had some very good color and ended up doing what Nlewis plant is doing. Apart from the color, would low FE cause...
Forum: Plants   09-24-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
The reason I asked is I recall having a similar...

The reason I asked is I recall having a similar problem with L. Aromatica. I literally bought I stem from a vendor and it grew and spread for a few years and then it just stopped. I couldn't get...
Forum: Plants   09-24-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
How old are the stems? Have they been re-cut...

How old are the stems? Have they been re-cut from the original plant quite some time ago?
Forum: Algae   09-24-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 697
Posted By houseofcards
Yeah I don't really buy the inconsistent co2...

Yeah I don't really buy the inconsistent co2 viewpoint. The only thing I see to that is that if your tank is used to a certain level of co2 and then it drops for an extended period of time the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-24-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By houseofcards
Exactly, bringing home livestock from a different...

Exactly, bringing home livestock from a different source, environment' plus stress and a 100% WC is completely different.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-24-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
5 or 6 leaves or a bunch of rhizomes with 5 or 6...

5 or 6 leaves or a bunch of rhizomes with 5 or 6 leaves on each
Forum: Tank Journals   09-24-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
In case you don't know: The Boblitis,...

In case you don't know:

The Boblitis, Anubias and Java Fern do much better attached to a piece of wood/rock. The Java Fern matshould be taken apart apart or it will die a slow death. All these...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-24-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By houseofcards
How do you know the water changes are 21%. When...

How do you know the water changes are 21%. When someone they do a 25% WC OR 50% WC it's an estimate not a precise number, but your saying you 21%.

Many here do average 50%, the fish don't have...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
What did you get? I see I think Blyxa and I see...

What did you get? I see I think Blyxa and I see Java Fern in the back
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
Was it shipped in styrofoam w/cold pack?

Was it shipped in styrofoam w/cold pack?
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
Here's my take on the car analogy: My...

Here's my take on the car analogy:

My version is the light is your foot on the gas. The car wants to go (grow) but if there arenít enough ferts (gas) the car/growing stalls. Co2 is super...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-23-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By houseofcards
I used to have a ton of cherries ph 6.2, kh 1,...

I used to have a ton of cherries ph 6.2, kh 1, 50% weekly WC and full EI dosing

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Forum: Equipment   09-23-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By houseofcards
I've always submersed them completely but the...

I've always submersed them completely but the water would slightly swirl on top. Why not do it the ADA way? They seem to be pretty successful.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-23-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By houseofcards
I have no idea what your doing, but in either...

I have no idea what your doing, but in either case water changes are not that precise that you need to do these kind of calculations.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
I've never used RO water for an aquarium. Do...

I've never used RO water for an aquarium. Do you have unusual parameters?

I would leave the lights off. 1 day won't hurt the plants at all, but it will slow the algae. Even when you have it...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
Get yourself a python this way it won't be a...

Get yourself a python this way it won't be a hassle to do water changes. The bucket thing get's old fast. Once the tank starts to really grow in then you just change the water once a week with the...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
I'm not really familiar with the light, so it's...

I'm not really familiar with the light, so it's tough, but 8 hours is too long to start regardless. You also have very little plant mass from what I could see. I know it get's confusing, but co2 is...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 01:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,853
Posted By houseofcards
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Forum: Tank Journals   09-23-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,471
Posted By houseofcards
What light are you running and for how long, co2...

What light are you running and for how long, co2 yes/no?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-22-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By houseofcards
The beauty of EI type dosing is that you don't...

The beauty of EI type dosing is that you don't have to 'micro' (pun intended) manage your tank.

Your putting enough in to make sure you don't run short. There is a very wide range for dosing...
Forum: Substrate   09-22-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By houseofcards
The only reason I even responded to your post was...

The only reason I even responded to your post was because you said "If you know how to setup a dosing pump properly and is willing to spend time testing the water parameters then you can have a nice...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-21-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,286
Posted By houseofcards
Really like the hardscape. I think it would look...

Really like the hardscape. I think it would look really good with the Blyxa in bunches at all the points where the wood meets the substrate. Some moss on the wood and a nice thicket of several stem...
Forum: Substrate   09-21-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By houseofcards
Wow roadmaster. You took the words right out of...

Wow roadmaster. You took the words right out of my mouth.

If you want to get that exact the levels would be changing every day based on what roadmaster stated, which pretty much proves my point. ...
Forum: Substrate   09-21-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By houseofcards
Now we need dosing pumps to have a nice lush tank?

Now we need dosing pumps to have a nice lush tank?
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