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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By ~rush~
good to know. I will consider adding potassium...

good to know. I will consider adding potassium nitrate to the dosing schedule and get co2 on a timer ASAP.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By ~rush~
I don't think flow is an issue as I have a...

I don't think flow is an issue as I have a koralia 450, marineland magnum hot, and eheim 2213 moving water. I can't say for sure if it's debris, or if is just the beginnings of algae. It seems to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By ~rush~
Thank you for taking the time to read through so...

Thank you for taking the time to read through so thoroughly.

I do move a lot, I admit. But in the past algae also takes hold rather quickly which makes me think I need to make adjustments before...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-15-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By ~rush~
I think I just need more light?

I have a 46g bow which I want to plant heavily with relatively high light plants. For the past several months I have been doing well with medium light plants and not so great with high light plants....
Forum: Fish 10-10-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By ~rush~
The term red texas is catch all for any hybrid...

The term red texas is catch all for any hybrid that looks like a red colored texas cichild. Speculation deems that a red texas is a texas cichlid crossed with a red devil, or a parrot cichlid, or a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
So my next question - If my lighting is...

So my next question - If my lighting is insufficient - will increasing the photoperiod do the trick? Or do I have to increase PAR...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
What about dosing some excel? I know I should...

What about dosing some excel? I know I should really address the actual issue but it would be nice not to have to worry about the algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
So basically what I'm hearing is I need to worry...

So basically what I'm hearing is I need to worry less about enhancing the red coloration, and more about the general health of the plant?


What can I do to improve the algae issues? The algae...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
Indeed that is a problem. They grow very very...

Indeed that is a problem. They grow very very fast. But still the orange/red coloration does not occur until plants reach the upper strata of the tank, even after a trim.


PS - do you trim...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
As in more intense light? Bump: As in more...

As in more intense light?

Bump: As in more intense light?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-08-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By ~rush~
Iron to improve red coloration in plants.

I have a 46g bowfront medium - heavily planted (depends on how long I let the plants go before a trim) Finnex RayII and Finnex Planted+, CO2 injection. EI dosing dry ferts. K2SO4, and KH2PO4...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
Been away for a while. Went on a long weekend...

Been away for a while. Went on a long weekend fishing trip over labor day weekend. I turned off the Finnex RayII, and turned the CO2 tank waaaay down, might as well been off really. Came back to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By ~rush~
Thanks for that. I'll probably just avoid...

Thanks for that. I'll probably just avoid shipping during those times as a general rule, but it's good to know there are options.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By ~rush~
Thanks for the reply. Do you do anything...

Thanks for the reply.

Do you do anything special besides optimizing shipping times during the winter? Like a heat pack?

Middle of winter here can be literally 30-40 below zero. I don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By ~rush~
Shipping question-- too cold?

So when is it too cold to ship plants? It frosted here last night. I just sent a box of Aequidens metae off to the west coast with a nice heat pack, well insulated...


Do I do the same with...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
I got home really late last night and didn't get...

I got home really late last night and didn't get to check on the tanks so I'll have to do an update tomorrow or later tonight. I didn't get these up before I left for the long weekend, snapped these...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
I actually just pulled a bunch of cabomba, lol. ...

I actually just pulled a bunch of cabomba, lol. Didn't like the way it looked. I'll leave the stems grow out for a while - Ludwigia repens grows pretty rapidly for me - I had been trimming it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By ~rush~
Ok, definitely not shipping express for a RAOK.

Ok, definitely not shipping express for a RAOK.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By ~rush~
Thanks. I'll be sure and ask. Will the...

Thanks. I'll be sure and ask.

Will the postage be more for 2 day express?
Forum: Tank Journals 08-06-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
I've not had good luck with ottos in the past. ...

I've not had good luck with ottos in the past. I've got the CO2 cranked up pretty high as it is... do they tolerate CO2 injection ok?

Bump:


What would you recommend?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By ~rush~
Thanks for all the help guys/gals. I sent a pack...

Thanks for all the help guys/gals. I sent a pack off this morning. I'll let you know how it arrives.

One more question: I have a RAOK in Washington State, and I'm in Minnesota. If I send it...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
My plan was to use S. repens in the mid...

My plan was to use S. repens in the mid foreground, and glosso in the very front.

Bump: My plan was to use S. repens in the mid foreground, and glosso in the very front.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-06-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
Updated pics 8/6/14 Snapped some pics this...

Updated pics 8/6/14

Snapped some pics this morning quick during a trim.


FTS:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/xXGrEeNxTeRrOrXx/Planted%20tank/IMAG1439_zpsb048d532.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By ~rush~
Excellent thread flynruff. Thanks for the tips...

Excellent thread flynruff. Thanks for the tips everyone!

Bump: Excellent thread flynruff. Thanks for the tips everyone!
Forum: Tank Journals 08-05-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By ~rush~
I have the Atomic Diffuser from GLA. I'm not...

I have the Atomic Diffuser from GLA. I'm not certain about it's efficiency either, but like I said my drop checker is green when I get home. I do want to put a reactor into use though at some...
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