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Forum: Tank Journals 06-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By colaudrey
looks like algae problems....what are your params?

looks like algae problems....what are your params?
Forum: Plants 06-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By colaudrey
they might just be acclimating to different tank...

they might just be acclimating to different tank parameters. are you running co2?
Forum: Substrate 05-22-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By colaudrey
I think you should include more tank...

I think you should include more tank specifications. Filter, light, ferts if any, recent params, fauna and flora, what type of substrate and how deep the layer goes, how much circulation you have in...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,500
Posted By colaudrey
with 180g, diy co2 is really impractical. you'll...

with 180g, diy co2 is really impractical. you'll need more than 4 1 gallon jugs, and to get the proper concentration throughout the tank would be difficult. cost will add up over time (sugar,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-22-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By colaudrey
very cute tanks! did you build these yourself?

very cute tanks! did you build these yourself?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 246
Posted By colaudrey
10g throw box

Plants in here either didn't find a home in my other tanks or weren't given away. Tank is located next to my desk, at the side of my peripheral vision.

light: standard 12" t8 6500k bulb, fixture...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-14-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By colaudrey
is that flake food in the last photo? i don't...

is that flake food in the last photo? i don't know you're stock, but it'll be safer to crumble the flakes and add them slower to avoid food being missed and decomposing in the tank. other than that i...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-14-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By colaudrey
i love the texture contrast between the blyxa and...

i love the texture contrast between the blyxa and alternanthera reineckii. i agree with @ gmoses about moving one of the rocks around, maybe wait until the plants settle and grow out more to see how...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-13-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By colaudrey
suppose i'm long overdue for an update... ...

suppose i'm long overdue for an update...

big rescape 2 weeks ago, finally setting in. running brighter bulbs, trying to dial in the ferts more. hope everything goes well...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-10-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By colaudrey
I like the first as well, nice rocks!

I like the first as well, nice rocks!
Forum: Tank Journals 05-09-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,719
Posted By colaudrey
what happened to the angels? i like the new...

what happened to the angels?

i like the new scape, nice and simple for low-tech. i loved the colours and variety of the old scape though ;)
Forum: Algae 05-08-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By colaudrey
pic one might just be aerial roots from the...

pic one might just be aerial roots from the plants, if it looks like they are coming directly out from the plant then they are. you can cut them where they emerge or leave them, what's your fert...
Forum: Lighting 04-24-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By colaudrey
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=198440&highlight=moon

on a 36g tank not 150 gal... but i'm sure with alittle work you can achieve the same look! maybe not call it moon light,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-24-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By colaudrey
bettas can and will eat shrimp, especially with...

bettas can and will eat shrimp, especially with such a small tank. unless it was heavily planted (which the betta would be left with little swimming room), i don't see the shrimp surviving long.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-23-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By colaudrey
you'll want to upgrade the light then, stock...

you'll want to upgrade the light then, stock lights generally won't grow anything but java, anubius, and few other low lights. and 0 nitrates? you might want to make sure youre shaking the 2nd...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By colaudrey
what lights do you have over the tank? ferts? ...

what lights do you have over the tank?
ferts?
how often do you w/c?
can you put the exact ppm of your params

it isn't surprising that only the wisteria and anubias are alive, those are low low...
Forum: Lighting 04-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By colaudrey
wpg (watts per gallon) is a very basic way to...

wpg (watts per gallon) is a very basic way to measure the light intensity for aquariums.
go here ---> http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=85667&page=2
scroll down, and you'll find...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By colaudrey
i know with DHG you'll want to run co2, or you'll...

i know with DHG you'll want to run co2, or you'll get slooooww growth. Try to run 2 2L diy co2. what filtration are you using?

if you want to stay liquid, buy flourish NPK, and micros. excel only...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By colaudrey
When i was fishless cycling, i only checked ammo...

When i was fishless cycling, i only checked ammo and started to check nitrites once ammo his 0.0. Are you adding anything for ammo? (pure, fish food...) you need a source to get the bacteria formed....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By colaudrey
You should be able to get away with the T5 2bulb,...

You should be able to get away with the T5 2bulb, 4 bulb might be too much light for a 20L. which LFS did you go to?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-29-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By colaudrey
i think K2SO4 dosing might be your best bet. i...

i think K2SO4 dosing might be your best bet. i dry dose my ferts, so i'm able to adjust if i see anything out of wack, premade solutions are great but they don't work for everyone. have you used any...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-28-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By colaudrey
if you increase the dose of macros, your N and P...

if you increase the dose of macros, your N and P will increase as well, which may lead to an imbalance and algae growth

what kind and how much of the floaters do you have?

if you raise your...
Forum: Fish 03-26-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By colaudrey
do you know your kh or gh?

do you know your kh or gh?
Forum: Fish 03-26-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By colaudrey
are you acclimating them correctly, or throwing...

are you acclimating them correctly, or throwing them in after coming home?
Forum: Plants 03-26-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By colaudrey
are these TC from petsmart? either way, i saw...

are these TC from petsmart? either way, i saw this happening in my S. Repens as well, i pulled out the dying pieces to try and prevent further spread. ive seen other cases of this happening for no...
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