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Forum: Substrate 01-29-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By isonychia
Thanks Kman. My first reaction to Eco was it...

Thanks Kman.

My first reaction to Eco was it seemed very coarse and large.

I will take a look at the Activ-Flora.

I read about it but was not able to find any locally. I did buy a bag of...
Forum: Substrate 01-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By isonychia
finer particle substrates

In setting up my 17 gallon tank I am starting to realize how much more important it is to pay attention to size in a smaller tank.

From the plants I have chosen to using the existing driftwood i...
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By isonychia
Ok. I will go ahead and use it. I...

Ok.

I will go ahead and use it.

I didn't think they added bacteria to it as I assumed it would die off.

Thanks,
iso
Forum: Substrate 01-26-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By isonychia
Eco-Complete Smells bad

I have never used Eco-Complete before. I was just about to start my first planted tank with it and when I opened the bag it smells like rotten eggs or something similar.

Is it supposed to smell...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-21-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By isonychia
Raiden, thanks. Your response is a perfect...

Raiden, thanks.

Your response is a perfect example of how some say a plant works and others say it does not. I like the look of stargrass, but some of the research I have done say's it needs CO2...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-20-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By isonychia
plant questions for 17 gallon low tech mid/background

I'm trying to decide on a background and mid ground plant for my 17 gallon.

Here's a rough list. I am not separating them into foreground or background because I assume they can be either based on...
Forum: Lighting 01-16-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
I am worried about the snail infested HOB...LOL. ...

I am worried about the snail infested HOB...LOL.

I am not in a rush to add my fish. They can stay in the 10gallon until my tank is planted and cycled.

So if needed I can skip the shrimp idea...
Forum: Lighting 01-16-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
I never had to fully cycle a tank before. I...

I never had to fully cycle a tank before. I always had seeded material available to me from friends.

Someone suggested the shrimp option.

I have my fish housed in a 10 gallon tank with the...
Forum: Lighting 01-16-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
Phil, thank you. Everything you wrote is...

Phil, thank you.

Everything you wrote is exactly what happened to me the first time.

Wrong light, too much light. I bought an overpriced Fluval LED plant light (didn't do my normal hours of...
Forum: Lighting 01-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
Kman, thanks. You gave me 2 other options. ...

Kman, thanks.

You gave me 2 other options.

Your right. The trick is figuring out if I plan to go high tech down the road.

Not sure what to do... I think I'm leaning towards spending the...
Forum: Lighting 01-15-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
Kman, it was clear, I guess I wasn't sure if a...

Kman, it was clear, I guess I wasn't sure if a dimming feature was the way to go.

Raymond, thanks for the response. You answered my problem even though I didn't explain it well.

The SAT+ is...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
Thanks guys. Is this the one? Amazon.com :...

Thanks guys.

Is this the one?
Amazon.com : Current USA Satellite Freshwater LED Plus Light for Aquarium, 48 to 60-Inch : Pet Supplies

My questions:
I am assuming this light is HIGH LIGHT BUT...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
Any thoughts? Thanks guys. iso

Any thoughts?

Thanks guys.

iso
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 556
Posted By isonychia
17 gallon mr aqua lighting low tech

Ok, so I placed an order for a 17 gallon mr aqua.
This is my second attempt at a low tech planted tank.
The first 55gallon with a fluval led plant light led to a lot of algae and the plants dying...
Forum: Lighting 01-07-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the help guys. I decide to change...

Thanks for the help guys.

I decide to change the direction of the tank.

I decided to go with a Mr Aqua 17 gallon.

Instead of asking here I may start a new thread for the lighting.

As I...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By isonychia
Yes, the tank is 36"x12"x16" So all of these...

Yes, the tank is 36"x12"x16"

So all of these need to hang from the ceiling (thus raised away from the surface) as they are all to high light in a low tech tank to place near the surface?

So...
Forum: Lighting 01-02-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By isonychia
lighting low tech 30 gallon

Hi,

I had a 55 low tech set up with plants and the Fluval Plant LED light. (should have read before I bought like I normally do)
But I am thinking that light was too much for that tank without...
Forum: Algae 12-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By isonychia
Help identify this algae

Can someone help me identify this algae or whatever is going on. At first i thought maybe it was melting, but maybe not.
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I am new to planted tanks. i have had this tank running for a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-10-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By isonychia
Flourish / Excel new otto cats

I want to start trying Excel and Flourish.(Unless I read a case for not using it.) LFS said if I have any algae/possible BBA (I may have some BBA, not sure) hold off on flourish and go with excel. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By isonychia
Thanks. I have been searching for updated...

Thanks.

I have been searching for updated info on the light, but so far no one has done any PAR readings on it other than something I saw from Fluval with a 6" distance measurement on this site.
...
Forum: Plants 12-06-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By isonychia
Thanks. I put the tank in a small container and...

Thanks. I put the tank in a small container and removed it from the tank. It reminds me of like hard water, but is brown/black in color.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-06-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By isonychia
My next step, NEW TANK

Hi. I just recently set up a low tech tank. This is my first planted tank.

I started purchasing some plants after doing research and removing others that were a bad choice.

It's a 55gallon that...
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By isonychia
brown crust on plant

I don't know what kind of grass/plant this is, but can someone tell me what the brown crust is that's on it. Also the name as well. It's about 4" tall and the leaves have a grain to them. The plant...
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the help guys. I think I got it...

Thanks for the help guys.

I think I got it now.

iso
Forum: Plants 12-02-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By isonychia
Thank guys. So there is dwarf baby tears:...

Thank guys.

So there is dwarf baby tears: Hemianthus callitrichoides

Regular baby tears: Hemianthus micranthemoides, aka pearlweed. So pearlweed is an accepted common name for regular baby...
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