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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,410
Posted By DaveFish
Seachem has all of this on their website. Is it...

Seachem has all of this on their website. Is it incorrect or something? Why don't you go there and read it all. I have about a dozen times or more.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By DaveFish
Yeah start out slow unless you are planting super...

Yeah start out slow unless you are planting super heavy or have really heavy plant growth. for an established tank with very dense growth you can do one triple zero 000 capsule for every 4-5"x4-5"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By DaveFish
Yeah what do you have in your tank? It may not...

Yeah what do you have in your tank? It may not even be necessary to do EI depending on how you are running your tank. But Tom did say that he never intended for people to continue doing large water...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By DaveFish
I agree, you can use four leaf clover. I am right...

I agree, you can use four leaf clover. I am right now in a low tech. S. repens will work, dwarf sag, downoi,glosso,pearlweed, HC will even grow. They will all carpet in low tech. Just takes forever...
Forum: Substrate 11-08-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By DaveFish
Easiest substrate method Controsoil and root tabs

A great alternative to all the advice out there is to buy some Controsoil and use DIY root tabs. Preferably Osmocote Plus or dynamite Plant food.

For a beginner wanting to do a low tech tank no...
Forum: Substrate 11-08-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By DaveFish
If you are willing to pay $5 per liter you might...

If you are willing to pay $5 per liter you might as well just get Controsoil. You can get extra fine 1mm pellets for no additional charge. It is 10L =20lbs for $45.00. Free shipping. And then use DIY...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By DaveFish
The method I prefer is to use an Aquasoil and DIY...

The method I prefer is to use an Aquasoil and DIY root tabs or any kind of root tab. Heavy root feeding plants. No liquid or dry fert dosing. Really no need with the root tabs. And just use Tap...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,953
Posted By DaveFish
We need some updates dude! Maybe a video?

We need some updates dude! Maybe a video?
Forum: Substrate 10-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By DaveFish
I will probably just stick with ADA because it is...

I will probably just stick with ADA because it is basically the same price.
All I know is that they are both made from Japanese dirt, which is way better than the dirt in the southwest.

But it...
Forum: Substrate 10-15-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,124
Posted By DaveFish
Why do so many "Gurus" recommend dirt to...

Why do so many "Gurus" recommend dirt to beginners. Such bad advice. Who cares about expense. This is a hobby and dirt doesn't make the hobby easier. Baked volcanic ash based soils make the hobby...
Forum: Substrate 10-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By DaveFish
In the dark about MARFIED Controsoil!?

Why are most of us still in the dark about the manufacturer of most aquarium soils. Their Amazon account just launched and now they have a US based distribution center in California. Looks like a...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,953
Posted By DaveFish
Looks awesome as hell man!!! Great work. I agree...

Looks awesome as hell man!!! Great work. I agree with your low tech methods. Exactly what I am hoping for with the S. repens carpet-which should be easy, easy plant. I once had a glosso carpet in a...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,441
Posted By DaveFish
Alright, I will try it. Not much different than I...

Alright, I will try it. Not much different than I already do, but enough that it may make a difference.

Look this filter hasn't really worked from day one. It was always getting full of air. May...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,441
Posted By DaveFish
Thanks for the quick response. I will definitely...

Thanks for the quick response. I will definitely check those out. I was actually looking at the Zoomed today at my LFS. Does the 501 run pretty quiet, do you have any issues with it?

I wish I...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-12-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveFish
Haha, I mean after it is drained. Tropica moves...

Haha, I mean after it is drained. Tropica moves aquariums to Expos and they do not rip the scapes down. I would use a lubricant for the bottom edges of the tank, if need be and maybe some shims to...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,441
Posted By DaveFish
Eheim is always getting air in the chamber

Alright, now I know a lot of people love Eheim and I know this thread is super old, but man do their products stink! Every single Eheim product I have owned has been a lemon. They never work properly...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-08-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveFish
This is exactly what I am thinking. doesn't have...

This is exactly what I am thinking. doesn't have to be a big deal. I am lucky. I am right next to the garage and there will be no stairs. I just need to come up with my own way of sliding it onto the...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-05-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveFish
Dang, that is a pain. When I asked...

Dang, that is a pain. When I asked DefniteAquascapeTV from YouTube. He said they move the tank "very carefully" They drain the tank and the refill it at the Expo. If you look at the tanks they all...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-05-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveFish
Man, I really don't want to take it down. How do...

Man, I really don't want to take it down. How do they move scapes to Aquarium Expos?
Forum: Aquascaping 09-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,014
Posted By DaveFish
How to properly move an established aquarium?

I need to move my 40 breeder scape to a new house. Luckily I don't have very many rocks or substrate in the scape and it's a small tank. Considering its size can I use some kind of manual lift? And a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By DaveFish
Every 4-5 square inch area is good. Use your best...

Every 4-5 square inch area is good. Use your best judgement and start out slow. I am sure they leach nutrients into the water column, but even in 78-80 degree water they last for 4-5 months so they...
Forum: Lighting 06-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By DaveFish
Definitely. The Ecoxotic E-series 36" fixture is...

Definitely. The Ecoxotic E-series 36" fixture is slightly cheaper at aquascapedepot, uses slightly less electricity, has more features and can be placed right on top of the tank. At 18" on a 40B the...
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,957
Posted By DaveFish
The E-series is giving off 60 PAR at 18" with 120...

The E-series is giving off 60 PAR at 18" with 120 degree angle lenses.
If it had 90 degree like most companies the PAR will be increased as the angle is stretched/decreased. Comparing the E-series...
Forum: Lighting 06-24-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,957
Posted By DaveFish
What PAR reading is determined as "high...

What PAR reading is determined as "high lighting"? I've heard from 50+ to 60+?
I would consider 50 or 60 as lower end high lighting in my experience.
What is the consensus nowadays because I know...
Forum: Lighting 06-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,957
Posted By DaveFish
I think in a future version of these fixtures the...

I think in a future version of these fixtures the feature I would like to see most would be for them to switch to an LED with an integrated driver chip like the WS2812. LEDs like the WS2812 have a...
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