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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 75
Posted By Kathyy
You lose flow with a spraybar, less water can go...

You lose flow with a spraybar, less water can go through the restricted outlet. You gain velocity with the spraybar, water comes out faster. Try just taking off the spraybar to see what you think.
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Forum: Plants Today, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By Kathyy
I suspect less light and better circulation is...

I suspect less light and better circulation is needed. See how the stem in front of the circulation pump is nice but the ones behind aren't? Perhaps next to the glass circulation is poor. I 'd raise...
Forum: Equipment Today, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 232
Posted By Kathyy
I prefer sumps and have always run one on my...

I prefer sumps and have always run one on my single big tank. Used an HOB overflow until 2012 and am loving having a reef ready tank now. No more U tubes! Just the easy equipment hiding and constant...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By Kathyy
^+1 Lots of plants sold commercially are...

^+1

Lots of plants sold commercially are grown in air so they are algae free and the nursery doesn't need to use CO2. Those plants are strong but the leaves aren't adapted to live underwater so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Kathyy
I've had a black acrylic, made up a rock/wood...

I've had a black acrylic, made up a rock/wood background, black trash bag, off white plastic tablecloth, none but the wall and currently a frosted film backdrop.

Black is fine if furniture is...
Forum: DIY Yesterday, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Kathyy
If the 20 gallon is 13" tall then there are .65...

If the 20 gallon is 13" tall then there are .65 gallons per inch. 2" would be 1.3 gallons. I estimated I lost 1 gallon a day from a 100 gallon tank run open top so this does seem a reasonable amount....
Forum: Substrate Yesterday, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Kathyy
When I am just removing water I put a bit of...

When I am just removing water I put a bit of window screen over the siphon with a rubber band so fish don't go surfing out to the garden.

I am going through the same thing you are, wanting to get...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 02:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By Kathyy
I think you are putting too much light over the...

I think you are putting too much light over the tank. Cut back to 40% on both channels with a total day length of 8 hours and half of the day being 20% or so. Ramp to 20% for 2 hours, ramp to 40% for...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Kathyy
That pressure relief valve was so loose it...

That pressure relief valve was so loose it rattled on my Milwaukee. Screwed it in just until it stopped rattling, no more, and problem gone. I sure hope that valve ss still functional though, if I...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:08 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,506
Posted By Kathyy
Thank you so much! I look back at how it looked...

Thank you so much! I look back at how it looked before and am a bit sad but I think it will look better in time.



I know I saw it mentioned on the site but totally missed how that was set up...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Kathyy
Have you seen DarkBlade's primer on CO2 yet? ...

Have you seen DarkBlade's primer on CO2 yet?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107312

Might help narrow it down.

Problem with cheap regulators is the end of tank dump. You may...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Kathyy
Check the date, all that information is quite...

Check the date, all that information is quite old. Maybe it predates eco complete.

Maybe the test needs to be repeated? Maybe hard clay doesn't have as high CEC as softer material?

Pretty bad...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-20-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Kathyy
You can use gel superglue to attach Anubias to...

You can use gel superglue to attach Anubias to that giant piece of wood but zip ties might work as well. I'd want to surround each Anubias with some moss too but that will look quite interesting with...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-20-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,506
Posted By Kathyy
Oh so many reasons! A whole lot of it was...

Oh so many reasons!

A whole lot of it was tank coverage. I haven't been real impressed by photos of fixtures that have pucks or need several units put up like DsunY, Reefbreeders or Razors as one...
Forum: Substrate 12-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Kathyy
I don't see any reference to how the CEC of...

I don't see any reference to how the CEC of Flourite was found in that TPT thread. Here is a link shows the method and results of a small experiment....
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Kathyy
I agree, go with B. Wait until you have a good...

I agree, go with B. Wait until you have a good plan and do a lot of research on how to get the best start up with new substrate. I found that planting/scaping the tank wet, filling part way up and...
Forum: Plants 12-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Kathyy
Marsilea is going to be better than fine with...

Marsilea is going to be better than fine with +30PAR. It would be fine with 20 and probably lower.

You are going to have enough light to grow any red plant you care to try because of the much...
Forum: Substrate 12-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
Posted By Kathyy
Best would be ADA Aqua Soil but you are dealing...

Best would be ADA Aqua Soil but you are dealing with real soil and there is supposed to be quite a steep learning curve with the stuff, it is far from being magic! It is about the same price per...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-19-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Kathyy
Oops, I started then got distracted. I had a...

Oops, I started then got distracted.

I had a 3' seaclear way back when. Loved the built in sump. Frustrated with the lack of depth. No CO2, didn't know about NPK+micros, loaded 6 full length T12s...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By Kathyy
ADA makes a return with a 90* turn. It is...

ADA makes a return with a 90* turn. It is designed to diffuse flow. When set as usual on the side of the tank it faces the front of the tank.this from AFA...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Kathyy
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss176/Hoppycali...

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss176/Hoppycalif/PARvsDistT5VariousLights.jpgAt 13" tall that fixture is likely putting out 30PAR. Is that too much for a low tech tank? True about length of day,...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Kathyy
I'd run the CO2 line into the tank and push it...

I'd run the CO2 line into the tank and push it into the filter intake. If too many too large bubbles come out of the return then you might have to get fancy and use a diffusor located below the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-18-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By Kathyy
I just use old nutritional supplement jars like...

I just use old nutritional supplement jars like for fish oil. I want something that screws on tight rather than a snap on lid. As long as it holds a pound of powder it is fine by me.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Kathyy
While you are waiting for your HC to grow and...

While you are waiting for your HC to grow and work on your lighting study up on iwagumi. It isn't easy!

Not sure HC without CO2 is really possible for a first time scaper.

Another way to go...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-18-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Kathyy
Nice tank. Like all the suggested additions but...

Nice tank. Like all the suggested additions but if you move moss over do tie it to some of your wood or make mossy rocks rather than let it just float around.

Get a bottle of plant fertilizer....
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