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Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-27-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By Django
I found a link to exocotic page for the light. ...

I found a link to exocotic page for the light. http://www.ecoxotic.com/e-series-led.html. The specs are at...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-25-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Django
My Marselia minuta is being tempermental. ...

My Marselia minuta is being tempermental. Couldn't get it to stay down. I googled it and read about planting it, plantlet by plantlet.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Django
I agree with others that plants are stressed out...

I agree with others that plants are stressed out when they're in new water conditions. I like the way you've arranged the plants and driftwood.

Overstocking was not the ideal thing to do. Plants...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Django
I would try a pH test with a jar: put tap water...

I would try a pH test with a jar: put tap water into the jar; cover and shake to get out gases; test the pH; put in an inch of ceramaquartz; cover and shake; test pH.

If you get the same pH...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Django
You should provide information about the LED...

You should provide information about the LED light, like what the output is.

I think it might do some good to look at your methods, in addition to the paramaters. Like make a list of everything...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Django
Perhaps the plants are eating up all of the...

Perhaps the plants are eating up all of the ammonia, which would result in 0 nitrate. Of course, if this is a high-tech tank you need to dose nitrates. BTW, my tank has 0 nitrates too.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By Django
I agree that you get different amounts of light...

I agree that you get different amounts of light using different fixtures and different bulb orientations - vertical is more efficient, white plastic is not as efficient as clamp-on aluminum...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-31-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Django
Check out this algae ID and treatment blog and...

Check out this algae ID and treatment blog and see if there's something you can use...

http://www.aquariumalgae.blogspot.com/
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Django
If this helps, "Seachem Flourish Root Tabs" have...

If this helps, "Seachem Flourish Root Tabs" have the same components as "Seachem Flourish Comprehensive" liquid micronutrient fertilizer.

Root tabs are required for big root feeders with big root...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Django
I have a 10g with MGOCPM and 2x aluminum clip-on...

I have a 10g with MGOCPM and 2x aluminum clip-on dome brooder with 10W CFLs, raised about 6" above the tank edge. So I agree with the people who are saying that there is too much light.

Here's a...
Forum: Lighting 05-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Django
Ok, I read the thread, got some good things out...

Ok, I read the thread, got some good things out of it. And lauraleellbp, your point about reading the leaves is a good one.

Ferts: I am going to assume I have enough ferts in a dirt tank....
Forum: Lighting 04-30-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Django
Thank you both for the feedback. MGOCPM has an...

Thank you both for the feedback. MGOCPM has an NPK ratio of 0.10-0.05-0.05, with 0.05% soluble potash (K2O). Is that enough? I even have Potassium that I figured out the dose for, and which has no...
Forum: Lighting 04-30-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Django
Lost my text because I forgot to log in. Very...

Lost my text because I forgot to log in. Very frustrating. I have been thinking about the light issue for my tank and I don't think my tank can take a lot more light. I think maybe I can get away...
Forum: Lighting 04-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Django
The window is about 6 feet from the tank. It...

The window is about 6 feet from the tank. It faces North down an alley towards a 4-story building - only a square of blue sky can be seen.

I'll try to guage whether whatever light there is is...
Forum: Lighting 04-29-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Django
Does a dirted substrate allow for indirect sunlight?

Hi. I am considering taking off my backing which keeps the indirect sunlight from my North-facing window out of my tank. It caused a big algae problem when I had gravel and Flourish Comprehensive...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By Django
Plants take up ammonia very well, particularly...

Plants take up ammonia very well, particularly fast-growing stem plants. If you plant densely you don't have anything to worry about, assuming you have appropriate lighting.

I agree with sifting...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,196
Posted By Django
I did mine several weeks ago with the same...

I did mine several weeks ago with the same mistakes and problems, except I have a 10 gallon so I used less substrate - an inch and an inch.

I am getting some of the same white stuff here and...
Forum: Substrate 04-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By Django
Does MGOCPM Need Microferts??

Reading the packaging, the contents are composted bark, sphagnum peat moss, and pasteurized poultry litter. NPK is .10-.05-.05. Guaranteed analysis is the same as NPK. I sieved it with a 1/4" grid...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Django
I had the same experience with the bubbles. My...

I had the same experience with the bubbles. My sand cap was a little too thin too. I read some threads about using MGOCPM with sand and decided on an inch of MGO and an inch of sand. I'm not even...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Django
No, the filter shouldn't be making any noise. ...

No, the filter shouldn't be making any noise. Maybe you should exchange it for another one.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Django
I never noticed any noise from my AC 30. Of...

I never noticed any noise from my AC 30. Of course, I only used it for about 2 years.

You could listen to where the noise is coming from. I bet it is the motor, the impeller. A good cleaning of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Django
Well, I planted the crypt. I've seen both of the...

Well, I planted the crypt. I've seen both of the ones I have melt completely before. The other one survived the change to dirt so I'm hoping this one will do all right.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Django
Thanks for the advice everybody! :) Steven

Thanks for the advice everybody! :)

Steven
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-29-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Django
This might help with planting. I saw the other...

This might help with planting. I saw the other one and it was good. Searched plant aquarium plants in YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KL8PZeX9os
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-28-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By Django
Can I cut some off the roots of a Cryptocorne?

I have something like a Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Green Gecko' that I need to plant in sand covering MGOCPM. Can I cut some off the roots so it will be easier to plant or will it melt if I do that? I...
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