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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-27-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By micheljq
Good afternoon, i never used any products to...

Good afternoon, i never used any products to cycle my tank in 25 years of fishkeeping. There are bacterias on the plants, in the substrate, enough to start a cycle. Even tap water has enough...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By micheljq
Yes but months is not a long period of time in an...

Yes but months is not a long period of time in an aquarium. I am not convinced that everything else which comes from the fauna is mostly harmless, however i have no evidence of it, apart that doing...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By micheljq
Sorry toxins maybe was not the right term. ...

Sorry toxins maybe was not the right term.

Michel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-23-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By micheljq
Hi, Nitrates are not the sole reason for...

Hi,

Nitrates are not the sole reason for doing water changes.

If you have algae issues, water changes regularly will help a lot. If your fish population is high, do not hesitate on water...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By micheljq
I have flourite too and i must dose iron because...

I have flourite too and i must dose iron because i had iron deficiencies in the past.

+1 like Zapins said, Flourite may contain a lot of iron but it does not mean it is in a form available for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By micheljq
Food is a big problem. You have no fishes and...

Food is a big problem. You have no fishes and have no need to put food in your tank, you are lucky, so why insist in having issues?

When food rot it does produces a lot of products we do not...
Forum: Plants 07-16-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By micheljq
Hi, this is a quite a normal situation. ...

Hi, this is a quite a normal situation. Hygrophila polysperma grows like crazy indeed.

However yours is small and far away from the surface, so not getting strong light as of now. It will grow...
Forum: Algae 07-13-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By micheljq
Strange the cyano stuff is not something that i...

Strange the cyano stuff is not something that i am worried about. I fear BBA or filamentous much more. I was plagued with cyano for months. But it did began to reduce as soon as i did add KNO3 and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By micheljq
Hello, Do not forget SAE get 15cm in lenght...

Hello,

Do not forget SAE get 15cm in lenght so adding them in tank too small could help against algae, when they are young, but later it could be the contrary. Also some sites advise they should...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-13-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By micheljq
Eco-complete or Flourish won't release much...

Eco-complete or Flourish won't release much nutrients (if at all) as said, but they do have some CEC.

I have Flourish (and another clay from Aquabase, a closed company from Montreal) and I dose...
Forum: Algae 07-12-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By micheljq
One thing we can forget is that the higher the...

One thing we can forget is that the higher the fish population the higher the chances of having algae problems. I think algae are easier to control with a low fish population and with smaller...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-10-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By micheljq
Totally agree, nutrient limiting i tried in the...

Totally agree, nutrient limiting i tried in the past and the only thing i was able to limit was the plants, not algae.

Algae need so little to thrive that the plants will decay well before algae...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,019
Posted By micheljq
As for me i own one Beamswork and one Finnex Ray...

As for me i own one Beamswork and one Finnex Ray 2 DS led fixture.

You can check the Beamswork's on Aquatraders, cheap prices.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-09-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By micheljq
I have a 24" tank, nice growth. But i did...

I have a 24" tank, nice growth. But i did abandon plants like bacopa, ludwigia, because they are more demanding on light.

I have many species of Hygrophila, java fern, bolbitis, crypts,...
Forum: Plants 07-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 195
Posted By micheljq
Hygrophila Polysperma, Elodea, will grow like...

Hygrophila Polysperma, Elodea, will grow like weed if they have the minimum of light necessary for the species.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 07-08-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By micheljq
I agree with Jrill, try to sell it you can have a...

I agree with Jrill, try to sell it you can have a good price for it which could be used on a very good led light for planted tanks.

If you see that you will not get a good price for it, then use...
Forum: Plants 07-07-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By micheljq
Ray 2 DS from Finnex, a led clamp light, even CFL...

Ray 2 DS from Finnex, a led clamp light, even CFL would do, 13W - 6500K for example for 5 gallons. Just throwing some ideas.

Don't throw your Fugeray, you could use it with another light if the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-07-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By micheljq
Hi jacko5, It is a planted tank right? ...

Hi jacko5,

It is a planted tank right?

Phosphates are a macronutrient for plants so you must not remove them, unless you have a non-planted tank, even so. Phosphates are often blamed for algae...
Forum: Plants 07-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By micheljq
Ludwigia are demanding on light. You need much...

Ludwigia are demanding on light. You need much more intensity for them.

I had success with them in a long 20 gallon tank, lit with 2 - 23W CFLs and diy co2. Maybe that can give you an idea. RAY...
Forum: Lighting 07-06-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 23,019
Posted By micheljq
This Aqueon led is an old concept, takes place,...

This Aqueon led is an old concept, takes place, rather wide and the intensity is not there. Better pass on it, there are now much, much better led fixtures on the market.

Unless you can get it...
Forum: Plants 07-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By micheljq
Hello, normally if the plants's new leaves are...

Hello, normally if the plants's new leaves are greener, than the light is not enough intense to bring the red in them. The new leaves are smaller, so this tells me it maybe the light too.

Try to...
Forum: Substrate 06-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By micheljq
There is a snail which lives in the substrate...

There is a snail which lives in the substrate mostly.

Michel
Forum: Algae 06-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By micheljq
There are at least diatoms and green spot algae,...

There are at least diatoms and green spot algae, not surprising since the levels of ammonia. Keep on water changes, cleanup what you can of algae. Looks like the new tank algae syndrome, from my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By micheljq
Cories like access to the substrate, sand is...

Cories like access to the substrate, sand is preferred by them.

Michel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By micheljq
I had an API test and the highest it could read...

I had an API test and the highest it could read was 5 ppm of phosphates.

It was reading 5 ppm of phosphates often, people get these results often with the API. Sometimes i have doubts about the...
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