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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-25-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By foster
A company called glasscages will build custom...

A company called glasscages will build custom sizes.(within reason)
But they get a little pricy.
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By foster
Red spectrum bulbs

What are everyones feelings about the best red spectrum bulb. And where can they be purchased?
Any thoughts on Wavepoint bulbs?
Should add we are talking about HO bulbs.
Forum: Plants 01-22-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By foster
Most plants tend to stay shorter in high light. ...

Most plants tend to stay shorter in high light.
When they get sufficient light lower in the tank, they don't need to grow towards the light. Excel, or glute will have a detrimental effect on Vals.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-18-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By foster
I use Greenleaf for my ferts. They have several...

I use Greenleaf for my ferts. They have several fert plans to choose from. Very satisfied with their products.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By foster
Some people don't keep fish:icon_surp That's...

Some people don't keep fish:icon_surp
That's unthinkable!!
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-17-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,160
Posted By foster
Operations manager for a large Propane/...

Operations manager for a large Propane/ distillate distributor.
Deputy Chief/Volunteer firefighter/ EMT for our local community.
I play with planted tanks in my spare time:)
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By foster
Aquatek 3 way splitter will let you feed the 3...

Aquatek 3 way splitter will let you feed the 3 separate tanks.
Forum: Substrate 01-17-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By foster
I like a little darker substrate. I use Carb-Sea...

I like a little darker substrate. I use Carb-Sea Peace River. Very fine gravel
About one step larger than sand.. Great for planting. It holds the plant stems in well.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By foster
That's me right now!! I have 3 tanks cleaned, and...

That's me right now!! I have 3 tanks cleaned, and water changed. I have many more to go, but where am I. Here on the computer, reading posts:icon_surp
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-17-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By foster
Shipping costs

Would the shipping cost be less/more to just use Styrofoam boxes as opposed to the mailing boxes provided by the P.O. shipped priority?
Forum: Lighting 01-14-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By foster
Get the 2 bulb fixture. If you find you don't...

Get the 2 bulb fixture. If you find you don't need that much light on a full time basis, you can run 1 bulb full time, and 2 bulbs for a 2-3 hr period to give the plants a mid day burst.
Easier to...
Forum: Plants 01-12-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By foster
You have to keep trimming it short to get it to...

You have to keep trimming it short to get it to spread out. Sometimes lower light will cause plants to grow taller than they are said to be.
Forum: Plants 01-11-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By foster
Are you using any ferts at all? If not, the...

Are you using any ferts at all? If not, the plants are showing nutrient deficiencies. You might also try thinning the bottoms out a little. Not much light can get to the bottom of the plant when they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-11-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By foster
Try using a very small diameter straw. Stick it...

Try using a very small diameter straw. Stick it into the lower substrate, then cut it so about 1/2" sticks above the sand. Plant stem inside of the straw. Lift straw about an inch, so the dirt covers...
Forum: Plants 01-11-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By foster
I was thinking higher Nitrates also for a cause....

I was thinking higher Nitrates also for a cause. I have this plant also, and have green areas on the leaves. I don't believe in my case its light related. I'm running almost 200watts of light. I dose...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By foster
I use all Aquatek regs. As previously stated the...

I use all Aquatek regs. As previously stated the needle valve isn't great, but once set they seem to hold. For the money, they aren't bad regs.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 323
Posted By foster
The tank is starting to cycle. Most often cloudy...

The tank is starting to cycle. Most often cloudy water in a freshly set up tank is a bacterial bloom. That is the least of the upcoming issues your going to have. As the tank goes through the cycle,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By foster
I normally don't respond to threads like this,...

I normally don't respond to threads like this, but I have to put in my 2 cents worth. I have tried to buy a few things from evilbay. Twice the items were not as advertised when they arrived. Looked...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By foster
Hydrothix

Anyone know the required conditions for growing Hydrothix?
Substrate, KH, GH, PH?
Forum: Aquascaping 01-09-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By foster
You will probably change it several more times...

You will probably change it several more times before your done!!
We all do the same thing. Then you get it just right, and you buy more plants. Then it starts all over again. I call it planted...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By foster
I use Aquatek premium regs. I am very happy with...

I use Aquatek premium regs. I am very happy with them. I also diffuse through a power head. I have the PH in the back corner of the tank pointed at the back glass. This make a circular movement that...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By foster
I use a 20lb tank to run 4 tanks. The delivery...

I use a 20lb tank to run 4 tanks. The delivery rate is a steady stream in all tanks. It lasts me around 4 months.
Forum: Fish 01-02-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 505
Posted By foster
Frozen bloodworms, or glass worms should work....

Frozen bloodworms, or glass worms should work. You can work in freeze dried foods, and flakes once it starts eating normally again.
Forum: Plants 01-02-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By foster
Excel is a carbon substitute, and that appears to...

Excel is a carbon substitute, and that appears to be very much in short supply in your tank. It should make a big difference in your plants. As suggested double dosing would be advantageous. Also...
Forum: Fish 12-30-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By foster
Sounds like swim bladder malfunction. ...

Sounds like swim bladder malfunction.
Sometimes they recover on their own, but most times not.
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