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Forum: Substrate 10-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Soujirou
I really like it. It's cheap, looks good and the...

I really like it. It's cheap, looks good and the plants like it. I used the same depths as wkndracer. Just make sure you rinse it, and that you start filling your tank slowly with a plate...
Forum: Substrate 10-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,418
Posted By Soujirou
I use it to cap soil in a 30g Walstad tank since...

I use it to cap soil in a 30g Walstad tank since May. I rinsed several bucketfuls and was able to remove fine particles, but not some heavier ones.

When I first filled the tank it was cloudy, so...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,485
Posted By Soujirou
Perhaps the thread title could be more clear, but...

Perhaps the thread title could be more clear, but I don't want to focus on semantics. I think the experiment was just to show that it could be possible for bleach left on inadequately rinsed Purigen...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,485
Posted By Soujirou
This is a toughie

After you treated the Purigen with Prime, did you "condition" it to match the pH of your tank? Also what kind of bottled water did you use when you treated it with Prime?

EDIT: Just saw your...
Forum: Substrate 10-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,710
Posted By Soujirou
Was it rinsing clear after the second rinse and...

Was it rinsing clear after the second rinse and are you putting a plate down to pour water over when you first fill up the tank? When I put my plants in, it did kick up dust but it eventually...
Forum: Substrate 09-27-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,599
Posted By Soujirou
I wouldn't advise it, but if you want to figure...

I wouldn't advise it, but if you want to figure it out you should try this test (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1825858&postcount=5) posted by Diana. If there is any water movement...
Forum: Substrate 09-26-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Soujirou
I would follow the guidelines listed under "Soil...

I would follow the guidelines listed under "Soil Types" here http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Walstad_method.
Forum: Substrate 09-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,988
Posted By Soujirou
There was a topic where someone was using Eco...

There was a topic where someone was using Eco Complete on top of dirt complaining about dirty/muddy water. Someone else posted that the granule size of Eco Complete was too large to cap dirt. ...
Forum: Fish 09-20-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By Soujirou
I'd also recommend the zebra loaches and not the...

I'd also recommend the zebra loaches and not the clown loach. However my top recommendation would be to try using snail traps.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Soujirou
I'm not sure how to quantify how planted my tank...

I'm not sure how to quantify how planted my tank is, but it is 1/2 - 2/3 full of broad or narrow leaf watersprite. Frogbit and salvinia minima occupy 1/3 of the surface. Any open ground is covered...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-14-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Soujirou
RCS vs. Ramshorns

Do red cherry shrimp ever eat healthy ramshorn snails? If so, is this a sign that I am not feeding the shrimp enough?

I have a 30g Walstad style tank occupied by harlequin rasboras, RCS and...
Forum: Substrate 09-14-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By Soujirou
This opinion is not popular, but I think you'd...

This opinion is not popular, but I think you'd have better luck using potting soil. Garden soil is meant to be used on top of existing soil whereas an aquarium tank more closely resembles a giant...
Forum: Lighting 09-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Soujirou
It's not the spectrum that is the problem, it is...

It's not the spectrum that is the problem, it is the light intensity. I don't have much experience with CFL bulbs or small tanks, but that sounds like way too much light. Try your luck in the tank...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-13-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By Soujirou
I bought a new batch of Purigen and it did smell....

I bought a new batch of Purigen and it did smell. Maybe I don't remember what bleach smells like but I just thought it smelled like some sort of plasticizer. Anyhow I put it in a Seachem bag and...
Forum: Substrate 09-13-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,555
Posted By Soujirou
I've never used Eco-Complete but here goes

How thick is the layer of Eco-Complete sitting on top of the soil? And when you add water back to your tank, does it disturb the Eco-Complete? These may be simple questions but they are the only...
Forum: Substrate 09-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By Soujirou
Oh, it's capped with Safe-T-Sorb

I don't think so, but it does outgas. When I changed my substrate to MGOCPM and added the plants, they pearled with little light. Likely the soil has CO2 stored from previous decomposition, and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Soujirou
I have some RCS in a Walstad tank using MGOPM...

I have some RCS in a Walstad tank using MGOPM capped with Safe-T-Sorb for 3 months. I don't know if it is beneficial but the shrimp are happy enough to breed and feel safe enough to swim by my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By Soujirou
I was wondering if my shrimp were really eating...

I was wondering if my shrimp were really eating my snail poop. Now I know.
Forum: Algae 09-07-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Soujirou
Is your tank 12" or 16" high? Based on this...

Is your tank 12" or 16" high? Based on this thread here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368), you either have 75 or 45 PAR respectively. Check out the graph for screw-in CFL...
Forum: Algae 09-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Soujirou
If something is decomposing, doesn't that mean...

If something is decomposing, doesn't that mean it's releasing CO2? I would also think that decomposing material is the same as having a bunch of dying plants in your tank so I'd remove it.
Forum: Algae 09-06-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Soujirou
I had no idea how to figure out the PAR value of...

I had no idea how to figure out the PAR value of your bulb so I just guessed based off of that picture. Perhaps a better question would've been, "How is your plant growth?".

Since you said the...
Forum: Substrate 09-06-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By Soujirou
Plant heavy!

Another pro on soil is wkndrcr. I'd advise airing out the soil for ~12 hours before putting it in the tank. While it's been sitting in the bag, it's been decomposing and when you first open the bag...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Soujirou
Well I have a 30g. If we're keeping it general,...

Well I have a 30g. If we're keeping it general, I like how light it is and the water temperature almost never seems to vary (no heater). It bows a bit more than I would have expected, but I usually...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By Soujirou
If you want a point of reference, I started at...

If you want a point of reference, I started at ~45 PAR in my Walstad tank but I noticed holes in the leaves of my crypts. I kept raising my light until it stopped, which was at ~35 PAR. When you...
Forum: Fish 09-04-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Soujirou
I'd be a lot less worried if you said "I bought a...

I'd be a lot less worried if you said "I bought a clown loach to join the other four in my 75+ gallon tank". You may want to return it if that's not the case.

I think a snail trap would be the...
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