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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By roadmaster
If your test kit is telling you that you have no...

If your test kit is telling you that you have no PO4 but you claim to add two to five times suggested EI target for week,then what good is test kit? You know what amount you have added.
As for my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By roadmaster
Cannot be all for EI unless following EI .Target...

Cannot be all for EI unless following EI .Target ranges which were designed while testing under very high light, and CO2 levels that most don't /won't ever see/use .
They kept increasing the...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By roadmaster
Can easily find ones self with more waste being...

Can easily find ones self with more waste being created in glass box of water than two or four filter's can handle. So I might not hold too tightly to the notion that more filters allow more stocking...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By roadmaster
Can only say,,the group of folks that get caught...

Can only say,,the group of folks that get caught up in trying to measure /fiddle with adding only what they think the plant's are actually using (lean dosing), are the same folks that seem to have...
Forum: Plants 04-16-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By roadmaster
Maybe float some on the surface for a while in...

Maybe float some on the surface for a while in that tank, or another.?
The lower scraggly looking stems in my tanks, were pulled out and the top's which as mentioned were better looking due I...
Forum: Plants 04-16-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By roadmaster
One of the few times I find myself thinking not...

One of the few times I find myself thinking not enough light according to photo.(do you know what PAR is for lighting?)
When I grew this plant/weed under very low light,the plant /weed , grew very...
Forum: Fish 04-16-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By roadmaster
Yep,is what I do as well to move shrimp's about.

Yep,is what I do as well to move shrimp's about.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-16-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,669
Posted By roadmaster
Toby Keith "Who's that man runnin my life' ...

Toby Keith "Who's that man runnin my life'
George Strait "Livin for the night"
Forum: Fish 04-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 370
Posted By roadmaster
Lost some small clown loaches this way.:( Went...

Lost some small clown loaches this way.:(
Went to hobby store and bought some mesh to slip over the end of python hose and attached it with rubber band.
Fishes mentioned should be a bit large to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By roadmaster
I use peat mixed with soil for it's ability to...

I use peat mixed with soil for it's ability to release humic acids which help to slightly soften water,lower pH a little, and it's ability to adsorb/hold nutrient's for longer mixed in soil which...
Forum: Substrate 04-15-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By roadmaster
For 125 gal,I might sprinkle one measured cup all...

For 125 gal,I might sprinkle one measured cup all over the glass before capping it.
This would not in my view be too much and it is relatively slow release.
Just don't get crazy with too much light...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By roadmaster
The word concentrate would give me pause for fear...

The word concentrate would give me pause for fear of possibly and suddenly affecting water chemistry (pH).
Might would consider pure Sphagnum peat which would also be humic acid at slower release if...
Forum: Fish 04-15-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By roadmaster
So long as the fish takes food,and is active,then...

So long as the fish takes food,and is active,then less worries.
Can't afford to be lazy with maint with these fishes.
Symptoms of unhappy fish.. Refusing food or spitting it back out,loss of...
Forum: Algae 04-15-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By roadmaster
Overstocked volume of water plus new tank,and...

Overstocked volume of water plus new tank,and maybe adding fishes a bit too many too soon, would be my suspects.
Plant's Can take up ammonia produced by the fish once they get going but too much...
Forum: Fish 04-14-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By roadmaster
There are nitrates from biological oxidation of...

There are nitrates from biological oxidation of organic material and then there are nitrates from inorganic mineral salt KNO3 for those who use it.
It is the biological oxidation of organic material...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By roadmaster
I think it will work, but I might also keep in...

I think it will work, but I might also keep in mind that inserting root tabs may be problematic should you find that you need to.
Will only be able to push the root tabs so deep, before encountering...
Forum: Lighting 04-13-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By roadmaster
Lot's of theory's as to causes of BBA but no...

Lot's of theory's as to causes of BBA but no definitive cause(s) that I have ever heard of.
Would just keep cleaning the glass and removing manually what I could.
Would not be inclined to up the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,187
Posted By roadmaster
My most unbelievable (to me) comment was from...

My most unbelievable (to me) comment was from girlfriends 5 yr old grand daughter.
I had seen a fly on the edge of the tank earlier that morning maybe an hour before the girlfriend stopped by, and I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By roadmaster
If you have another established tank or know...

If you have another established tank or know someone who does,,then borrowing some already seeded material from filter on that tank could help to jumpstart the bacteria and increase their number's in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By roadmaster
This could be,if...water looks the color of dirt...

This could be,if...water looks the color of dirt rather than cloudy white looking which might indicate bacterial bloom.
If it is bacterial bloom, and you cover the young colony of bacteria building...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By roadmaster
Did you rinse all the sand and gravel and...

Did you rinse all the sand and gravel and then..rinse it again?
Water changes frequently won't interfere with cycling so long as you don't clean the filter material too aggressively.
If just one...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-13-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 691
Posted By roadmaster
When you mention nutrient's dosed per EI are you...

When you mention nutrient's dosed per EI are you adding the CSM+B on day after Macro nutrient's ?
I ask only because some report that the Iron and phosphate can precipitate out of solution if CSM+B...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-13-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By roadmaster
I have done this in Discus tank and tank(s) with...

I have done this in Discus tank and tank(s) with larger cichlids but I used bigger pot's for the plant's I used were also large root feeder's like sword plant's.
In smaller pot's ,the plant's ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-13-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,669
Posted By roadmaster
A little travelin music... "Rude mood" Stevie Ray...

A little travelin music... "Rude mood" Stevie Ray Vaughan
Lynyrd Skynyrd "Saturday night special"
Forum: Fish 04-10-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By roadmaster
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