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Forum: Substrate 07-28-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Monster Fish
Buy several bags, mineralize, then sift at the...

Buy several bags, mineralize, then sift at the end. The soil should be fine and crumbly when picking up dry chunks. It should also have no discernable smell when dry.
Forum: Substrate 07-28-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Monster Fish
Again, too many organics for mineralizing.

Again, too many organics for mineralizing.
Forum: Substrate 07-28-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Monster Fish
Go with the first one. The second bag has too...

Go with the first one. The second bag has too many organics that will take to long to break down during the wet dry process and when underneath your substrate cap.
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Monster Fish
Geez. You're gonna need at least 10lbs of red...

Geez. You're gonna need at least 10lbs of red clay if you want to mix the MTS. If you want a more accurate amount, use 1/4lbs per each 200 cubic inches of MTS.
Forum: Substrate 07-27-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 956
Posted By Monster Fish
If you're using red indian clay, 1/4lb should...

If you're using red indian clay, 1/4lb should suffice per 10g of tank space.
Forum: Algae 07-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Monster Fish
Nah. One dose every 72 hours.

Nah. One dose every 72 hours.
Forum: Plants 07-25-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Monster Fish
Rainbows have been known to munch on plants if...

Rainbows have been known to munch on plants if not given enough vegetable matter in their diet.
Forum: Plants 07-24-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By Monster Fish
Manual damage to the leaves. What's your...

Manual damage to the leaves. What's your livestock?
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Monster Fish
It would only come back if there was an ammonia...

It would only come back if there was an ammonia spike from a dead fish or rotting vegetation. As long as you keep your water clean with regular water changes and your plants are growing well, it...
Forum: Algae 07-24-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Monster Fish
I've used it to kill spirogyra that infested my...

I've used it to kill spirogyra that infested my mosses. Dose as instructed on the bottle until the spirogyra turns white and goes away. Crustaceans (shrimp, crabs, crayfish, etc) should be removed...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Monster Fish
Start with two bags for a 29. You might lose a...

Start with two bags for a 29. You might lose a bit of volume after you sift the soil, depending on how much junk is in it. I started with about 120lbs of topsoil and ended up with 7 gallons worth of...
Forum: Substrate 07-23-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By Monster Fish
1: I've used both but Mineralized topsoil >>>...

1: I've used both but Mineralized topsoil >>> MGOCPM. The effort to make a batch is worth it. No need to worry about your substrate being unstable for a few months because of decaying organic matter....
Forum: Plants 07-14-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Monster Fish
Break up the mother plant into smaller clumps. C....

Break up the mother plant into smaller clumps. C. wendtii is known for producing a lot of growth points and you can end up with lots of plants from a large specimen. Additionally you float a thick...
Forum: Substrate 07-11-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By Monster Fish
+1 for medium - 20/40 grit

+1 for medium - 20/40 grit
Forum: Plants 06-24-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Monster Fish
Measure your ammonia just to be sure. Snails have...

Measure your ammonia just to be sure. Snails have survived during my cycle while my floaters languished and died off.
Forum: Plants 06-24-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Monster Fish
How high is ammonia level in your tank? Above 2.0...

How high is ammonia level in your tank? Above 2.0 ppm will cause some plants to suffer from what I've seen when cycling my tanks.
Forum: Plants 06-20-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
14 hours is good.

14 hours is good.
Forum: Plants 06-19-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks good so far.

Looks good so far.
Forum: Plants 06-19-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 59,838
Posted By Monster Fish
C. wendtii and C. undulata send up spathes...

C. wendtii and C. undulata send up spathes submerged for me every so often.
Forum: Plants 06-17-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Monster Fish
You don't need to inject CO2 in an emersed setup....

You don't need to inject CO2 in an emersed setup.

The nutrients in dirt will last for a bit but for long term emersed growing, you either need to change the soil completely or add some liquid...
Forum: Plants 06-10-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Monster Fish
Potamogeton gayi I'm assuming from how he tries...

Potamogeton gayi I'm assuming from how he tries to pronounce Potamogeton.
Forum: Plants 06-02-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 59,838
Posted By Monster Fish
That's enough lighting for it. If it's shaded,...

That's enough lighting for it. If it's shaded, let it receive more light. Otherwise, leave it alone and let it do its thing.
Forum: Plants 06-02-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 59,838
Posted By Monster Fish
Everything looks good. What's your lighting like?...

Everything looks good. What's your lighting like? In my shrimp tank, the Green Gecko is the tallest growing plant in the tank so it's never shaded.
Forum: Plants 06-01-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 59,838
Posted By Monster Fish
C. wendtii 'Green Gecko' is just as easy as other...

C. wendtii 'Green Gecko' is just as easy as other wendtii varieties IME. Just don't crowd it and leave it alone after planting it and it should become a weed. I have it in a low tech shrimp tank and...
Forum: Substrate 05-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Monster Fish
The mineralized soil will be fine if it remains...

The mineralized soil will be fine if it remains dry.
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