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Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 01:01 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 43,243
Posted By CannaBrain
I hate mealy bugs, man. I deal with them every...

I hate mealy bugs, man. I deal with them every day at work (I can actually smell them now). Shame they got so bad.

For future reference, malathion is a little intense. You can use systemics,...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By CannaBrain
Plant list would be helpful as well. Usually if...

Plant list would be helpful as well. Usually if your old growth is having troubles it's a sign of a mobile deficiency, meaning the nutrients which are deficient are mobile throughout the plant,...
Forum: Substrate 07-29-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By CannaBrain
go even cheaper. the topsoil i use is like... got...

go even cheaper. the topsoil i use is like... got some twigs, some pebbles, sand, dirt, small wood bits. it's $1.60/bag. Big bag. again, it varies by region.. but hopefully local hardware store will...
Forum: Substrate 07-28-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By CannaBrain
If you havent read the aaron talbot thread on...

If you havent read the aaron talbot thread on mts, google it. Worth it to read thru pretty much the whole thing IMHO. There's certainly not a "lack of nutrients." If done properly, you shouldn't need...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By CannaBrain
The undersides are a little pink, i wouldnt say...

The undersides are a little pink, i wouldnt say very red. looks low tech imho. deeper reds can sometimes be achieved w/ out "high" light, though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-26-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By CannaBrain
will take a while. will clear up, then peat will...

will take a while. will clear up, then peat will leach again. carbon in filter or purigen can help but would need to be replaced (the carbon at least) often for it to do much. patience. :D won't harm...
Forum: Substrate 07-24-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By CannaBrain
Bulk indian red clay at an art supply store.

Bulk indian red clay at an art supply store.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-24-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By CannaBrain
Yes I think 1 would be enough.

Yes I think 1 would be enough.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-24-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By CannaBrain
I'd actually maybe bump it up to a planted +...

I'd actually maybe bump it up to a planted + since you've already got the pressurized system. Maybe use the sting ray in the front and have the p+ behind. Even a fugeray would be an improvement, but...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By CannaBrain
One thing I notice... for having pressurized co2,...

One thing I notice... for having pressurized co2, dont you think the sting ray is too dim to justify it's use? Other than that, lovely scape :D
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By CannaBrain
I have a 2.5 w/ a glass canopy that I once left...

I have a 2.5 w/ a glass canopy that I once left undisturbed for at least a year. Since the canopy covered 99.99% of the top, I didn't top off a single time during that year, and lost a very...
Forum: Substrate 07-24-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By CannaBrain
That would probably work for clay, though a...

That would probably work for clay, though a rip-off. I bought like 10lb bags of much higher quality clay for $7.50 each. What I usually do is wait to add the clay til I'm mixing the soil. I get the...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-24-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By CannaBrain
If you want a carpet, use MTS or a nutrient rich...

If you want a carpet, use MTS or a nutrient rich soil. Carpeters will take off much faster if they're not waiting for ferts from the water column from which they dont feed anyways. DHG is surpemely...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By CannaBrain
It's "bad" as in ugly but isn't going to harm...

It's "bad" as in ugly but isn't going to harm anything.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-24-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By CannaBrain
I don't use a filter in many tanks, not sure...

I don't use a filter in many tanks, not sure where you live but I've never ever had a single mosquito larvae in my no filter tanks.considering after the water is displaced by mound as mentioned...
Forum: Substrate 07-24-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By CannaBrain
I wouldn't buy Scott's or anything else you...

I wouldn't buy Scott's or anything else you mentioned. Look for the cheapest possible top soil, don't want anything fancy with any added wood pulp like a top dressing or nutrients. I've used pretty...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By CannaBrain
Black Beard Algae BBA

Black Beard Algae BBA
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By CannaBrain
Wondering why you're dsming w/ those particular...

Wondering why you're dsming w/ those particular plants. Bolbitis and anubias are epiphytes, so getting them to "root" is almost pointless when they'd prefer to have water moving over their roots in...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By CannaBrain
1. IMHO, I think mgop is... I don't know how to...

1. IMHO, I think mgop is... I don't know how to say... cheap. A more expensive, cheap alternative to actually taking the time to batch up your own mts. I have bought bags for a $1 in the past. It's...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-23-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 456
Posted By CannaBrain
Several of the plants you have are going to...

Several of the plants you have are going to struggle w/ out high light and co2. the ammania, Ludwigia Peruensis, Rotala Magenta, and Telanthera Rosefolia will also be very slow growing and lack the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-21-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By CannaBrain
Do they pass the vinegar test?

Do they pass the vinegar test?
Forum: Plants 07-21-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By CannaBrain
They are epiphytes in nature, meaning they grow...

They are epiphytes in nature, meaning they grow attached to things. Burying the rhizome can kill them. It's fine for their fine roots to be under substrate, maybe why your friend's is doing well if...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By CannaBrain
One lfs in the area carries slate all the time....

One lfs in the area carries slate all the time. Wouldn't hurt to check with them before a big chain that doesn't need your money :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By CannaBrain
trying to culture this as food for my rainbow...

trying to culture this as food for my rainbow cichlids. doesnt surprise me too much.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-20-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 108
Posted By CannaBrain
Upload images, share images. Very very useful to...

Upload images, share images. Very very useful to have free image hosting here.

Use tags I shared with you in your previous thread.
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