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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Kathyy
I think 'Petit' has narrower leaves than regular...

I think 'Petit' has narrower leaves than regular nana as well but I don' know both varieties. Your Anubias looks narrower than my old nana and my plant's leaves are larger than my big toenail where...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Kathyy
3bps sounds reasonable. Stick around and...

3bps sounds reasonable.

Stick around and check the tank every hour at minimum to see how fish are doing. Be ready for an emergency water change and have a bubbler handy just in case.

Take pH...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Kathyy
Stick the airstone inside the pump's cage if...

Stick the airstone inside the pump's cage if there is room so bubbles aren't lost and most will dissolve before they get to the tank. I did that without any airstone and didn't get all that many...
Forum: Plants 05-17-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By Kathyy
Your tank has hard water, you do very small water...

Your tank has hard water, you do very small water changes once a month and are dosing EI at the 50% water change per week level? Have you been dosing the tank as written since tank has been set up or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By Kathyy
I found fish piping at the surface a couple times...

I found fish piping at the surface a couple times after water changes and suspect O2 low and CO2 high in tap water so I anchor the python so water splashes into the tank these days. I have a lot of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 425
Posted By Kathyy
Water changes on big tanks are really...

Water changes on big tanks are really intimidating if one uses buckets! I make much less mess now with the hose than I did with buckets. Practice as well, used buckets for maybe 3 years, have used my...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Kathyy
I pull off the parts that don't fit any longer,...

I pull off the parts that don't fit any longer, cut the rhizome and put them elsewhere. Usually there are enough branches on older plants that I don't leave a glaring cut.

You might pull out the...
Forum: Photography 05-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 451
Posted By Kathyy
I thought the contest photo couldn't be published...

I thought the contest photo couldn't be published before the results are done but set up and growth photos were fine. I've seen many threads here and elsewhere on setting up and growing out scapes...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Kathyy
I much prefer an open return with no nozzle at...

I much prefer an open return with no nozzle at all. Spraybars restrict flow and I never have quite enough flow. My open returns are a couple inches below the water surface facing the other end of the...
Forum: Plants 05-13-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Kathyy
My C. wendtii 'Green' isn't green, it is brown...

My C. wendtii 'Green' isn't green, it is brown shading to green on the ends of the leaves. In dark spots it will be greener. My mystery giant crypt used to have narrower brown leaves, now leaves are...
Forum: Lighting 05-12-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 869
Posted By Kathyy
I have LEDZeal, not Reefbreeder but I sit 3' from...

I have LEDZeal, not Reefbreeder but I sit 3' from my tank with the LED unit 16" above the tank and maybe 2' from the ceiling and the LEDs don't bother me even when they are at 100% intensity. Mine...
Forum: Plants 05-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Kathyy
Good to dose less to get those vals used to the...

Good to dose less to get those vals used to the glut but do it daily, dose 1/2 the suggested amount or less and work up a few drops at a time to the suggested amount.

Have those sad hygro bottom...
Forum: Plants 05-05-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Kathyy
Anubias comes in a huge variety of leaf sizes and...

Anubias comes in a huge variety of leaf sizes and clings extremely well to wood. Look up 'Petit' for starters and there are smaller varieties than that.

Some Buces have quite small leaves as...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Kathyy
If the flow from the pump is too low for an HOB...

If the flow from the pump is too low for an HOB overflow you get an annoying collection of bubbles in the U tube. When water splashes into the internal skimmer box bubbles will occur and some bubbles...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 378
Posted By Kathyy
I used a Rio 1700 with my 300 gph HOB overflow as...

I used a Rio 1700 with my 300 gph HOB overflow as a replacement pump and had no end of trouble with the U tube collecting bubbles and the siphon breaking. The Rio 2500 probably was too strong so I...
Forum: Plants 04-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Kathyy
Dose the Excel daily, the small dose only....

Dose the Excel daily, the small dose only. Otherwise it isn't going to be helping the plants much. If budget is the issue I suspect dosing less daily would be better than skipping days. In the US we...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Kathyy
I have a 180 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump...

I have a 180 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump and my main return pump is 1300gph. Since that pump was new to me and the old Rio2500 was still working fine I put the Rio on a 20" whole house filter...
Forum: Algae 04-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By Kathyy
Agree, BBA that is stunted due to the Excel. ...

Agree, BBA that is stunted due to the Excel.

I'd take off the really bad leaves as they are toast anyway and do the big Excel dose suggested in the instructions on the bottle. During a big water...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By Kathyy
Looking great! What a neat project, wish you...

Looking great! What a neat project, wish you started this a few years back when I had a glass tank I wanted to grow plants on top of. I just couldn't keep the watering up so the planter box behind...
Forum: Algae 04-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 473
Posted By Kathyy
I suspect removing the floating plants probably...

I suspect removing the floating plants probably triggered the GW as you are thinking. I have no idea how much phosphate I have in my tank but I dose double EI without GW issues.

I [still knocking...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Kathyy
Yes it does. The snails are probably helping some...

Yes it does. The snails are probably helping some and I blamed the bristlenose pleco but wood will vanish over time. I bought a 3' long driftwood root that lost about 1' and a lot of its interesting...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-19-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Kathyy
Pressure washers are fun but a small clean scrub...

Pressure washers are fun but a small clean scrub brush after they have been soaked for a couple hours works fine.

If you have water tests then nitrate test solution#1 is an acid that reacts nicely...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Kathyy
Now that I have a reasonably good amount of...

Now that I have a reasonably good amount of circulation, ~2000gph listed and maybe 1200 actual gph, the debris at the bottom of the overflow box is mostly too heavy to get up to the overflow....
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 685
Posted By Kathyy
I ran 150 watt MH 40" above the substrate when...

I ran 150 watt MH 40" above the substrate when the tank was newly planted and down a couple inches at a time after a couple months. This is a CO2 and NPK+M enriched tank. If no CO2 then I'd probably...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Kathyy
If you turn down the lights then CO2 and...

If you turn down the lights then CO2 and fertilizer don't make as big a difference in plant/algae growth.

I have been slowly turning up the lighting on my 180 gallon tank as I am now running...
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