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Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Steve001
A careful inspection and removal by hand crushing...

A careful inspection and removal by hand crushing the snail and rinsing under running water. The only snail to watch out for is the pond snail. Limpets are harmless. Older thread...
Forum: Plants 07-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Steve001
I had that problem once a long long time ago....

I had that problem once a long long time ago. Easy remedy. You need a diatomaceous earth filter. A UV light also works. Daphnia by themselves also work. They will eat the alga.

I always tell folks...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Steve001
I don't know myself, but have you done a web...

I don't know myself, but have you done a web search to find info? I have seen them for sale elsewhere.
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Steve001
East-south-southwest facing window light. That's...

East-south-southwest facing window light. That's as cheap as anyone can get.
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Steve001
East-south west facing window light. That's as...

East-south west facing window light. That's as cheap as anyone can get.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Steve001
Dear Ehiem girl. Believe it or not a filter on a...

Dear Ehiem girl. Believe it or not a filter on a planted tank isn't absolutely necessary and not even required as long as you plant the tank heavily (keep it that way) and keep the fauna on the...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 301
Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By Steve001
Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this...

Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this light. Here is how I found out information. I went to Google keyword searched T5 Fluorescent Tube 54W 865 Philips, 865 6500k spectrum then I clicked...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Steve001
Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There...

Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There ain't no nitelights in the wild and fish manage just fine.
Fish and plants need a period of total darkness. It's just as important as the...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Steve001
Click my name then click Threads you started,...

Click my name then click Threads you started, you'll find a link that way
Forum: Lighting 07-01-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
Posted By Steve001
Are you allowing for a total lights off period?

Are you allowing for a total lights off period?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Steve001
By split photoperiod. Do you mean this: 1....

By split photoperiod. Do you mean this:

1. Light on > no light at all > light on.

Or this?

2. Light on > siesta > light on

Siesta means a low level of light not complete darkness. Plants...
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By Steve001
Keep this in mind. People that say a 12 hour...

Keep this in mind. People that say a 12 hour photoperiod is to long ask them for the science in support of that claim. Most of the plants are tropical in origin and have evolved to use a 12 hour...
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Steve001
Talking Inconsistent carbon supply will cause black beard...

Inconsistent carbon supply will cause black beard algae to flourish. Co2 is the easiest way to supply carbon.
Forum: Lighting 06-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By Steve001
Have you spent anytime reading the lighting...

Have you spent anytime reading the lighting sticky?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By Steve001
Hire a petsitter. ...

Hire a petsitter.
http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Pet+Sitter&find_loc=Sacramento%2C+CA
Forum: Lighting 06-20-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 901
Posted By Steve001
More red light. There's plenty of info here and...

More red light. There's plenty of info here and the web what wavelengths of blue and red light are necessary for plant growth. Other wavelengths of light also help and improve the visual appeal and...
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By Steve001
Remember this is the web.:) Build My LED -...

Remember this is the web.:)
Build My LED - Freshwater Show Tank - YouTube
Forum: Lighting 06-15-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 344
Posted By Steve001
I'd play around with the diy app at buildmyled. I...

I'd play around with the diy app at buildmyled. I think you'll get a very good idea of a good spectrum. Include some green leds it will make your tank look bright without actually being bright. I...
Forum: Algae 06-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Steve001
I've read inconsistent carbon source is the...

I've read inconsistent carbon source is the reason bbs persists and thrives. Try keeping your co2 system running day/night if you have a heavily planted tank. If not then make certain it's consistent...
Forum: Lighting 06-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By Steve001
Best is such a broad descriptive word. Could you...

Best is such a broad descriptive word. Could you narrow it down a bit by telling everyone what you mean by best?
Forum: Lighting 06-08-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Steve001
It could be because you are growing them upside...

It could be because you are growing them upside down, like the other poster said or maybe because of an iron shortage.
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Steve001
This 12 hour photo period is fine, but 17.5 hour...

This 12 hour photo period is fine, but 17.5 hour day might not be good. Most fish are tropical and experience a 12 hour day only, slightly more for some subtropical species.
Keep in mind any blue...
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Steve001
I think I understand what you are saying, but I...

I think I understand what you are saying, but I want to be sure. How much complete darkness will there be?
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