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Forum: Plants Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Raymond S.
Java Ferns are one of the plants which can live...

Java Ferns are one of the plants which can live off of fish food/waste produced nutrients better than most plants can. They grow so slowly that they have plenty of time to collect
what they need if...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9
Posted By Raymond S.
Unless you used some Tetra Safe Start a 1.5 week...

Unless you used some Tetra Safe Start a 1.5 week old tank is not cycled.
http://www.fishlore.com/NitrogenCycle.htm
Don't do fish/shrimp till it's cycled and the ammonia has stopped.
You will need...
Forum: Algae Today, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
Tanks/w a moderate amount of plants can get by/w...

Tanks/w a moderate amount of plants can get by/w only fish food/waste for ferts
IF they don't have any of the nutrient hog type plants in them and the level of the light is not high.
Nutrient hogs:...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
I don't see a benefit to skipping a day between. ...

I don't see a benefit to skipping a day between.
Don't think the indica(true?) has that problem, but I fairly often hear people/w
Macrandra/Magenta having stunting issues/w it. That(indica) plant...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Raymond S.
If you don't use injected or DIY CO2 you may only...

If you don't use injected or DIY CO2 you may only need two doses with the added K2SO4.
Add 1/64 tsp MGSO4 and 1/16 tsp CaSO4 @ one dose each just after the water change.
The deformed leaves will...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
60...well that's why I said I should wait for the...

60...well that's why I said I should wait for the size to suggest a dose.
I'd go/w the 40-60g list, but yes I'd use one dose per week(two days micro/macro)
at least till growth is noticeable....
Forum: Plants Today, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By Raymond S.
Scissors, cut them off. Just know that these grow...

Scissors, cut them off. Just know that these grow very slowly, have darker parts at the tip of each leaf as it grows till it's finished growing and then a month or so later another leaf will start....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 85
Posted By Raymond S.
So now we see where that wood is going... You...

So now we see where that wood is going...
You have substantially more patience than I. No way I'd plant all that anything like as neat as you did.
#1 You are correct, the Plantex is the micros.
#2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 66
Posted By Raymond S.
Looks like a Hygro type of plant and if so they...

Looks like a Hygro type of plant and if so they really suck up the potassium.
How/what is the KH/GH in that tank ? Asking because I should have just asked are you using any Gh booster ?
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By Raymond S.
Generally speaking the light is too intense for...

Generally speaking the light is too intense for that tank.
Without seeing the whole tank I'd say there isn't enough plant mass in there to
use that much light. Between the Blyxa and the Salvinia...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Raymond S.
What are the dimensions of that tank ? I think...

What are the dimensions of that tank ? I think I'm looking at a 25g is why I'm asking.
I suppose it's an appearance thing but using the filter on the end gives more current in there. Probable would...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Raymond S.
I have a pair of the Okey Elassomas in one 10g...

I have a pair of the Okey Elassomas in one 10g tank and two females in the other 10g tank. They don't get along well as you should already know. They won't continuosly
hunt each other like some...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 02:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By Raymond S.
Since I have only 10g tanks I don't really do...

Since I have only 10g tanks I don't really do "scapes" for lack of room.
But going by what just looks good to me, that largest rock seems too much so for
the rest of what you have in there.
I tend...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S.
Looks like Diatoms to me. A common new tank issue...

Looks like Diatoms to me. A common new tank issue that usually clears up on it's own after the tank is a few months old. IF that's what it is it feeds off of the silicates from the tank seams till...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Raymond S.
I have that same question/apprehension over the...

I have that same question/apprehension over the Stingray which is a lower par
but actually I feel too low for my 10g tank as I now run just under 50 par/2xExcel
and have not cleaned the glass yet...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Raymond S.
So glad you added a picture. Does that tank have...

So glad you added a picture. Does that tank have a black background ?
I've been looking at these bulbs because of their price and they list two for
different parts of the plant growth. One that is...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Raymond S.
Been looking in on-line Horticulture sites for...

Been looking in on-line Horticulture sites for fixtures and noticed those as well as
other brands of bulbs not well know in the aquarium industry. Seems to be a few
out there that may be useful for...
Forum: Algae 05-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Raymond S.
It's called way too much light for the plant...

It's called way too much light for the plant mass/growth rate in the tank hair algae.
Which...a picture of the whole tank might help to confirm.
Forum: Photography 05-22-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Raymond S.
Welcome... Fourth picture left forground wider...

Welcome...
Fourth picture left forground wider leaves...Java Fern ?
If so I believe it's planted too deep. Has a rhysome...looks like a stem going
across the bottom of the leaves ? If it does that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-21-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart-60W-Equivalent...

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EcoSmart-60W-Equivalent-Daylight-5000K-Spiral-CFL-Light-Bulb-4-Pack-ESBM814450K/205487810?N=5yc1vZbmatZ1z1131zZ1z132o7
Algae is probably from no ferts so poor plant...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Raymond S.
If you are concerned about a mini cycle...all the...

If you are concerned about a mini cycle...all the surfaces on the inside have that bacteria
on them. If the sponges stayed wet and you didn't mess/w the filter much you should be all right. Leave...
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Raymond S.
Odd thing is, that when you do it that way you...

Odd thing is, that when you do it that way you come out with the same answer of 17"
for that 45PAR which xmas_one came up/w by his method.
But coming at the same conclusion from two different...
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Raymond S.
It could end up being a week. Just want time to...

It could end up being a week. Just want time to see if algae happens at any
particular distance and then back off a bit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Raymond S.
It will obviously make it easier for those type...

It will obviously make it easier for those type plants to get nutrients if they had some
in the sub. But root tabs or Osmocote+ capsules do a good job of that.
I know someone on another forum who...
Forum: Lighting 05-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Raymond S.
Close is all I need. Thank you. I have a DIY...

Close is all I need. Thank you.
I have a DIY wooden bracket made for the tank to hold the Odyssea fixture since the factory makes them a bit longer than they need to be causing it to slip off one...
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