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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By micheljq
Hello, normally if the plants's new leaves are...

Hello, normally if the plants's new leaves are greener, than the light is not enough intense to bring the red in them. The new leaves are smaller, so this tells me it maybe the light too.

Try to...
Forum: Substrate 06-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By micheljq
There is a snail which lives in the substrate...

There is a snail which lives in the substrate mostly.

Michel
Forum: Algae 06-25-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By micheljq
There are at least diatoms and green spot algae,...

There are at least diatoms and green spot algae, not surprising since the levels of ammonia. Keep on water changes, cleanup what you can of algae. Looks like the new tank algae syndrome, from my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By micheljq
Cories like access to the substrate, sand is...

Cories like access to the substrate, sand is preferred by them.

Michel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-19-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By micheljq
I had an API test and the highest it could read...

I had an API test and the highest it could read was 5 ppm of phosphates.

It was reading 5 ppm of phosphates often, people get these results often with the API. Sometimes i have doubts about the...
Forum: Lighting 06-18-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By micheljq
I am not very opened to that idea, fishes and...

I am not very opened to that idea, fishes and plants need a real night period.

Michel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-16-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By micheljq
I do not know, my sword is doing fine with EI...

I do not know, my sword is doing fine with EI dosing and I do not put any ferts directly in the substrate. My substrate is a mix of Flourite and another clay with good CEC though.

Your swords...
Forum: Fish 06-15-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By micheljq
Hi, Congo tetras are large tetras, reaching more...

Hi, Congo tetras are large tetras, reaching more than 10cm in lenght adult. Like all tetras they must be by groups of 6-10 minimum so they pass their agressive behavior amongs their species. If not...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By micheljq
Or else Finnex and them must have the same...

Or else Finnex and them must have the same manufacturer for some parts, maybe :-)

Anyway I was just curious.

Michel
Forum: Lighting 06-09-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By micheljq
There is this one on their web site with PAR...

There is this one on their web site with PAR values :

http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-plant-led-light-24-inch.html

Looks like a rebranded Finnex fixture? (I have one Finnex Ray 2 DS).
...
Forum: Lighting 06-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By micheljq
This light looks interesting but as is almost...

This light looks interesting but as is almost always the case. There is no data about the intensity of the light itself, nothing about PARs, or lumens or lux.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By micheljq
Congo Tetra, if i had the space and volume for...

Congo Tetra, if i had the space and volume for them.

Michel.
Forum: Algae 06-03-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By micheljq
I may have found the problem. Light coming from...

I may have found the problem. Light coming from a window on the right, not direct sunlight but tank is inches close to it. I have a solution and trying it right now.

Michel.
Forum: Algae 06-03-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By micheljq
True i had cyano for months and cyano finally...

True i had cyano for months and cyano finally disappeared when i began dosing nitrates and phosphates in my tank, back in 2012.

Michel.
Forum: Algae 05-28-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By micheljq
This is not a pic from my tank but it is exactly...

This is not a pic from my tank but it is exactly how it looks after removal.

http://www.roslinyakwariowe.pl/forum/download/file.php?id=47440

I did a 50% WC yesterday and plan to do another one...
Forum: Algae 05-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By micheljq
Rhizoclunium

I have what i have identified as rhizoclonium in my tank. It is not an invasion, i am not desperate, it is mainly localized at the front right. It is annoying though. It began november 2014 after i...
Forum: Algae 05-26-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By micheljq
From that page i think i have rhizoclonium, and i...

From that page i think i have rhizoclonium, and i cannot get rid of it.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By micheljq
Hi, photos i am not able to see them, link does...

Hi, photos i am not able to see them, link does not work.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 05-04-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By micheljq
Actually it is the contrary. Most stem plants...

Actually it is the contrary. Most stem plants will grow leggy in low light, and more compact/pretty in higher light.

The cabomba on the right does not seem to be in a very bright area. That...
Forum: Fish 05-04-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By micheljq
Hi, i often wait before purchasing neon,...

Hi, i often wait before purchasing neon, cardinalis at the pet shop. I do a couple of runs to the pet shop and observe the fishes closely before purchasing. Sometimes i wait one or 2 weeks. Be...
Forum: Lighting 04-27-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By micheljq
Sunlight in the morning can be 3200K early on,...

Sunlight in the morning can be 3200K early on, then near 4000K later on in the morning, then 5000K later and 6500k later on, etc.

I have been a cameraman in the past working for a local TV...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,438
Posted By micheljq
Bolbitis heudelotti is quite easy to grow,...

Bolbitis heudelotti is quite easy to grow, problem is that in the right conditions it can become quite big and difficult to manage. It can grows emersed or submerged. I have mine submerged since 3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-10-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By micheljq
Food pellet trick did for me when catching gold...

Food pellet trick did for me when catching gold barbs.

Also wait late at night long after the lights are off. You can catch some of them off guard because they sleep.. if you are quick enough.
...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 815
Posted By micheljq
Fish net and patience those are pests! Michel

Fish net and patience those are pests!

Michel
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-07-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By micheljq
I dose half EI in my 65G tank. Light must be...

I dose half EI in my 65G tank. Light must be low/med level. Injected CO2 but not much, maybe 6-9ppm. Keeping easy plants, anubias, echinodorus, h. polysperma, java fern, crypts.

Michel.
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