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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-01-2013, 04:00 AM
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Posted By CatoeSc
Another newbie seeking advice

Advice needed! I have a 40 gallon planted tank and need advice on appropriate micro and macro ferts.

Setup:
40G Breeder
2 39w 6,000K bulbs on about 9 hrs
2 39w 650nm bulbs on about 9 hrs
Good...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By CatoeSc
Seacham Flourish and Shrimp/Clown Loach

Good news. Ordered a bottle from Amazon today. Can't find any locally. Can't wait to get started!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-25-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By CatoeSc
Seacham Flourish and Shrimp/Clown Loach

Thanks for all the responses. BTW, after reading my original post, I have to apologize for a poorly placed error. The actual product I'm asking about is the Flourish Excel. Let me know if that...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By CatoeSc
Seacham Flourish and Shrimp/Clown Loach

Hi-I read somewhere that Flourish Lille somebody's shrimp. I've also read that the clown loach is sensitive to copper, which Flourish contains (in extremely low amounts). Has anybody used flourish...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

Sorry- didnt see the link to your quote. Can you repost?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

Thanks for the advice on vacuuming

As for lights, they are running about 8.5 hours a day right now. Plants are growing, but some are riddled with algae. Checked phosphates today for 1st time to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

New pics of our tank. You can see some serious algae growth here... Any tips on getting did of it?

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Notice the algae on the rocks an petrified wood.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-18-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

Plants are looking better after just a couple of applications. Hoping I'm going in the right direction. Question, though... What is the best way to clean the substrate? I assume a lot of the ferts...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

I'm not sure as to the why, but I do know its a line specifically for the independent/small pet/fish store. Is this a good starting point for me, though.

I appreciate all the feedback, but I'm...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

Has anybody had any luck with this?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-15-2013, 03:47 AM
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Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

Picked up a bottle of Sechem Aquavitro Envy. 7mL 3x/ week. Hoping this is a good "all around" fert.

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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

I am keeping shrimp, otos, 1 BN pleco, cardinal tetras and Livebearers. As far as plays go, they are listed in my original post, but I don't know if they are soft/hard water plants.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

What else should I use aside from the salt?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2013, 08:46 PM
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Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

I'm only using salt- 1 TBLSPN per 5 gallons. Nothing else right now.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

I can't hang the lights, but would it be worth considering to only put 1 light on the timer and only run the 2nd light in evenings or weekends or to put the 2nd light on a different timer for a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

My tank is a 40 gallon breeder (36x18x16) and was set up at the beginning of January.

I borrowed a light until just a few days ago and did get an algae problem as evidenced by what are supposed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By CatoeSc
Browning Plants-Help

So, I'm sure nearly everybody here has faced this challenge, but my plants appear to be unhealthy and most are browning around.

The following are the plants I have and how they are doing.

2...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By CatoeSc
New To Planted Tank CO2 Question

Thanks. There's a lot to fund on google, and its not always easy to know what's right when first learning. Thanks for the info, I will definitely check it out!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-03-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By CatoeSc
New To Planted Tank CO2 Question

I'm new to planted tanks. I have a 40 gallon breeder and am wondering how to get CO2 set up. I've never done it before an know NOTHING about it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By CatoeSc
Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder

I know that's not really helpful, I just don't know what to expect. My original thought was to keep it under $200, though.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-30-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By CatoeSc
Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder

My budget is to keep it as inexpensive as possible without completely ruining the plants or aesthetics of the aquarium. I can't hang lights because its under a vaulted ceiling and it really wouldn't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By CatoeSc
Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder

I don't use CO2... I'm low tech enough to not know how or why to use it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-29-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By CatoeSc
Recommendations Requested: Lighting for 40 Breeder

I need lighting for my aquarium, but don't know what to look for. It is planted and I have a borrowed light temporarily.

So far, I have blue hygros, bananas, red melon swords, and other moderate...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By CatoeSc
CatoeSc 40B Tank Journey

New pics. Done adding non-plant decor. Petrified wood an rainbow rock for cover and decor and a pretty piece of re slate. A few more plants and some time should have us a beautiful planted...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-26-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By CatoeSc
CatoeSc 40B Tank Journey

I'm coming in a bit late as I'm a bit deeper into my journey, but I'm new to this forum.

I got my tank at Petco when they had there $1/ gallon sale. The white rocks came from my wife's...
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