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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 568
Posted By plantbrain
Get a Mr Aqua 18x18x24 inch tank. Fairly...

Get a Mr Aqua 18x18x24 inch tank.

Fairly cheap cost wise.

Much better tank size than the other two options.

Belem grass is EASY. Then add a few others to play around with and try.
Mini...
Forum: Plants Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By plantbrain
Which variety is this? the mini or the normal? ...

Which variety is this? the mini or the normal?
there's some 3-5 different similar plants.

The mini seems the best IME.

I have some emergent that transition well if you want to try and see. ...
Forum: Algae 09-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By plantbrain
This hits on what I call reverse alleopathy, not...

This hits on what I call reverse alleopathy, not so much what a healthy plant releases that's the cue for algae, rather, what a stressed plant and decaying plant releases.

Those stressed released...
Forum: Algae 09-20-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By plantbrain
So why don't ADA AS tanks kill plants when newly...

So why don't ADA AS tanks kill plants when newly started up aquariums have higher ppm's of NH4? I was only able to induce Green Water.

I was able to induce a host of common algae when I...
Forum: Algae 09-20-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By plantbrain
Why does algae and nutrients define the system...

Why does algae and nutrients define the system rather than plants, where present in sufficient biomass, control and modify the system?


There is top down ecosystem control and bottom up ecosystem...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By plantbrain
Well, it's fairly simple, only a tiny bit of all...

Well, it's fairly simple, only a tiny bit of all of the CO2 injected reacts with the alkalinity. Simple as that.



And that...it does........but you assume that the alkalinity is 100%...
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,231
Posted By plantbrain
Exactly. And they are not preventing anyone...

Exactly.

And they are not preventing anyone from stealing their data or work, anyone can buy the unit and then take it apart and copy it.
Forum: Algae 09-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,108
Posted By plantbrain
Fatherlanddescendant, Most of the references...

Fatherlanddescendant,

Most of the references you listed initially are from marine systems.
Silica is virtually never limiting in freshwater aquatic plant systems.
I would challenge anyone to...
Forum: Algae 09-19-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,108
Posted By plantbrain
Horsetails do, some grasses.

Horsetails do, some grasses.
Forum: CO2Art Ltd 09-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By plantbrain
Aren't reviews are not allowed on TPT? From...

Aren't reviews are not allowed on TPT?

From looking at the web site, it appears those all appear to be single stage units. Perhaps there's some misunderstanding about the differences of what a...
Forum: Algae 09-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By plantbrain
NH3/NH4 does not appear to cause algae at...

NH3/NH4 does not appear to cause algae at moderate to lower levels, say 1.0 ppm to 0.8 ppm is a well run planted tank.

No planted tank will demand more than that daily dosed amount however.
...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-19-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By plantbrain
You may need 30 ppm or....not you might need more...

You may need 30 ppm or....not you might need more for optimal growth, in a few cases, less.

Better circulation, larger flow through for reactor, better degassing at night etc.
Those will...
Forum: Sevenports 09-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,716
Posted By plantbrain
VIV makes a nice cleaning brush for the 12 mm or...

VIV makes a nice cleaning brush for the 12 mm or 1/2 glass pipes, do they make a 25 mm version?

It's extremely useful for cleaning the lily pipes and other glassware compared to anything else...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By plantbrain
Just change the membrane and prefilter and the...

Just change the membrane and prefilter and the Carbon prefilter(the most). Back flush every month or two also.

Keep an eye on the TDS, it's easy to check.

There's no need to add that much to...
Forum: Plants 09-18-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By plantbrain
I had a similar KH in Davis CA and cut the tap by...

I had a similar KH in Davis CA and cut the tap by using 1/3 tap and 2/3rd's RO, then I could grow everything without issues.

This Rotala is pretty tough...........some are less so. There's no...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-18-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 278,566
Posted By plantbrain
Not happy ATM with this, but I'll work on things...

Not happy ATM with this, but I'll work on things and fix it so I am.
Have some Hottonia coming in this week, so it'll fill in some of the gaps.





...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By plantbrain
Freshly made RO? Allow the water to sit for a...

Freshly made RO? Allow the water to sit for a good 24 hours, in a shallow wide pan etc. Then measure the TDS, it should be 10 or less uS.

How you measure pH needs addressed also. Very pure water...
Forum: Algae 09-17-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By plantbrain
My take is also, if it's not bugging anything...

My take is also, if it's not bugging anything about the gravel, no need to worry.

Generally with good root growth, this is not much of an issue.
KN03 dosing, never an issue.

It's been so...
Forum: Algae 09-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,987
Posted By plantbrain
You are adding Excel, that's why. CO2 flux does...

You are adding Excel, that's why.
CO2 flux does not matter much then.
Plants like water changes under those conditions.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 278,566
Posted By plantbrain
Did some more work and changed the row scheme and...

Did some more work and changed the row scheme and the color scheme back to what I wanted.

Adding a nice row of a new species of Erio I've not kept before.

Likely will get softball sized but...
Forum: Lighting 09-13-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,272
Posted By plantbrain
Mr Aqua makes a nice 18x18x24" tank that's ideal...

Mr Aqua makes a nice 18x18x24" tank that's ideal for these fixtures. I have the reef version of this hood and the wireless control. When the moon comes up, the fixture's moon light and intensity...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-12-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,247
Views: 278,566
Posted By plantbrain
I would not have used 2 of the Red sun's in the...

I would not have used 2 of the Red sun's in the past. It takes some time to get use to just how red they are.

BTW, the image is not photoshopped, it's a raw resized imaged. That's the only post...
Forum: Plants 09-12-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By plantbrain
Red? Darker red or brighter red? Shades of...

Red? Darker red or brighter red?

Shades of red have different aesthetics to different people.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-12-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By plantbrain
More issues with not enough current and not...

More issues with not enough current and not enough CO2, ferts should be plenty for even very high light weedy stem plant tanks.

So more trimming, water changes, cleaning and CO2 will help.
Forum: Plants 09-12-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By plantbrain
KH more than likely, also, the sucker is right...

KH more than likely, also, the sucker is right under the light, so the plant is already a weed, then you have even more light and CO2.

They do okay at higher KH's, but some in the group do not. ...
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