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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 67
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Posted By houseofcards
So how many tox issues do you see in Xiaozhuang...

So how many tox issues do you see in Xiaozhuang tank(s)?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 02:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,598
Posted By houseofcards
I honestly don't see anything that Xiaozhuang is...

I honestly don't see anything that Xiaozhuang is doing that is different from EI Dosing. Whether he's dosing high or low he seems to be in the zone.

EI target ranges
CO2 range 25-30 ppm
NO3...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 12:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,598
Posted By houseofcards
Xiaozhuang, Nice setups! What co2 ppm are...

Xiaozhuang,

Nice setups! What co2 ppm are you running when you went with the leaner fert routine?
Forum: Plants   07-21-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By houseofcards
Oh yes, now I get it. Keeping planted tanks...

Oh yes, now I get it. Keeping planted tanks using EI-type dosing is a magic show, it's not real. If I need to get out my microscope to see the toxicity your talking about then YOUR perception is...
Forum: Plants   07-21-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By houseofcards
burr740 See and I know your understand but...

burr740

See and I know your understand but this why these threads are always met with such resistance.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-21-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By houseofcards
That looks really nice. I dug out a 12' x...

That looks really nice.

I dug out a 12' x 6' hole I think two years ago. I really need to get it going. I think I need to make it a little deeper in the middle (at least 3.5' feet so the fish...
Forum: Plants   07-21-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,079
Posted By houseofcards
This is just straight out a false statement. ...

This is just straight out a false statement.

I dose high-end EI with csm+b never once saw any of these issues. I've setup other large aquascapes professionally, never once did I see any of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-20-2016, 10:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,598
Posted By houseofcards
That's pretty much what this is all about. When...

That's pretty much what this is all about. When 95%
of your threads are about micro toxicity it gets pretty obvious.

This thread was started what 3 years ago and got revived because some...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-20-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By houseofcards
Anyway, updates on this setup? OVT I...

Anyway, updates on this setup?

OVT

I hear what your saying. You don't always have to follow conventional wisdom, but there are very large differences between your tank and the OPs. Most...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   07-19-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,598
Posted By houseofcards
+1 Surely you have relevant research, case...

+1

Surely you have relevant research, case studies to support the number of posts claiming toxicity.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-19-2016, 11:24 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,355
Posted By houseofcards
You shouldn't get too upset, according to some...

You shouldn't get too upset, according to some very intelligent people life is just a simulation anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KK_kzrJPS8
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By houseofcards
Was it just the tip of the java fern that turned...

Was it just the tip of the java fern that turned transparent. If yes that is normal for new growth. If you have sufficient ferts java fern will do great in very high light.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-19-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 2,355
Posted By houseofcards
Don't worry. I heard Trump say Planted tank...

Don't worry. I heard Trump say Planted tank people are "Great People" He's already working on something to get rid of algae once and for all. It's gonna be "HUGEEEEEE!!!!
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
Speaking to Opare's point about the color here is...

Speaking to Opare's point about the color here is an old scape of mine with both R. rotundifolia and L. aromatica

http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff24/Zabrau/IMG_0921_zpsomtzbaxe.jpg
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
I think you can go either way. You already have...

I think you can go either way. You already have red in the mid-ground in front of the rock so to be honest I'm not loving the red rotala behind it. I think you need more deep green for contrast.
Forum: Plants   07-19-2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By houseofcards
Have you considered doing the same plant...

Have you considered doing the same plant combination you have on the left on the right? Many times with a rock dominated scape you want to keep the focus on the hardscape so if you put a wide...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-18-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By houseofcards
That looks like a nice setup. If there...

That looks like a nice setup.

If there aren't any real plants going, don't run your lights (in case you didn't know). Also from my perspective I would tilt the main stone a bit on the left to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By houseofcards
I guess they're shy :laugh2: Anyway why did...

I guess they're shy :laugh2:

Anyway why did you flood over 3 days?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-18-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By houseofcards
Don't know about the company but I think it's...

Don't know about the company but I think it's around 110 degrees in AZ right now?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By houseofcards
OVT Nice tank, but are there really 70 (76...

OVT

Nice tank, but are there really 70 (76 put in minus 6 deceased) fish in there?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-18-2016, 01:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By houseofcards
I think your support is misplaced. The OP stated...

I think your support is misplaced. The OP stated he didn't want advice. He was going to do what he wanted so yeah throwing fish into an AS-based tank inside of a week.


Karackle
Have you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   07-17-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,841
Posted By houseofcards
Generally speaking I would agree with you, but...

Generally speaking I would agree with you, but not in this case. If your read (maybe you did) the whole thread. The conditions that the OP was using to setup the tank are not very favorable to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-17-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By houseofcards
Exactly. That's why it's always better to add...

Exactly. That's why it's always better to add NO3, then rely on NO3 from organic breakdown in your tank. When you do this with water changes and other organic removal processes your will have far...
Forum: Algae   07-16-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By houseofcards
Unless I'm missing something, but based on your...

Unless I'm missing something, but based on your profile you have way too much light. What are you currently running and for how long and how old is the setup?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-15-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By houseofcards
I've been using this stuff with moss without...

I've been using this stuff with moss without issue.

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/img/products/big/sg_ug_cntrl.png

It's certainly possible if you have a tiny bit of moss like you described...
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