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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 04:08 PM
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Posted By BraveBuc
The substrate does matter a lot. At least as much...

The substrate does matter a lot. At least as much as dosing the water column. Some plants are heavier root feeders than others but in general it is good to have nutrients available both in the...
Forum: Fish 02-14-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By BraveBuc
Yeah it can. I've found my plants get stunted...

Yeah it can. I've found my plants get stunted (poor growth, curling leaves etc) for about a week when the CO2 is not right even for half a day. You can just turn the lights off along with the CO2 for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-14-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By BraveBuc
Oh lol, in that case you will probably see an...

Oh lol, in that case you will probably see an explosion of growth if you up your phosphates. That is probably limiting you more than light. I vote EI then basically. Get everything growing fast and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By BraveBuc
EI is not a requirement. It's just easier to not...

EI is not a requirement. It's just easier to not have to worry about your plants not having enough of a certain nutrient. The more important part if you are going to increase your lighting is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-13-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By BraveBuc
What is your KH out of the tap? Maybe 6.4 is...

What is your KH out of the tap? Maybe 6.4 is slowing the cycle down a little but I'd rather not have to worry about adjusting my ph every time I did a water change. Though maybe you might want to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-28-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,418
Posted By BraveBuc
You just do the best you can and try to improve....

You just do the best you can and try to improve. Pay attention as you improve over time and pat yourself on the back when you do see improvements. Positive feedback is a major motivator. Especially...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By BraveBuc
Sounds like you are a real fan of the lights....

Sounds like you are a real fan of the lights. :hihi::hihi:
Forum: Plants 01-27-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By BraveBuc
Yep, as was already said, could need more...

Yep, as was already said, could need more CO2/less light. Or could be that adding CO2 again + increasing light at the same time has caused you to run into a nutrient deficiency from the increased...
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By BraveBuc
Amazon.com : Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED...

Amazon.com : Finnex FugeRay Planted+ Aquarium LED Light Plus Moonlights, Cliplight : Pet Supplies

Would not have to replace the bulbs every year with the $43 led.
Forum: Lighting 01-27-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By BraveBuc
Is the color channel the one with the reds? If...

Is the color channel the one with the reds? If so, have you tried maxing that channel?

We can't tell much from pictures. A camera can adjust the white balance to make a certain light source look...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-26-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By BraveBuc
Welcome!! :)

Welcome!! :)
Forum: Lighting 01-26-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By BraveBuc
Yeah it will work fine. The key is the right...

Yeah it will work fine. The key is the right amount of PAR per the amount of CO2 you have in the water. You'll need to figure out what % to dim it at. Too much light and you'll have major algae...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 29,806
Posted By BraveBuc
Very nice. Are you trying something other...

Very nice.

Are you trying something other than ADA AS or just refreshing?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-10-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 485
Posted By BraveBuc
In addition to what PlantedRich said, I might...

In addition to what PlantedRich said, I might suggest you get a feel for your factory lights. You need to make sure they are strong enough for plants. If you want to post more info about them,...
Forum: Lighting 01-10-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By BraveBuc
48 watts of what? Too much though. Suppose...

48 watts of what?

Too much though. Suppose you could raise it up real high or have lots of floating plants.
Forum: DIY 01-10-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,203
Posted By BraveBuc
Haha I totally agree. I have tendency to rush...

Haha I totally agree. I have tendency to rush things thinking time is limited. Almost always it ends up taking more time.

I'm trying to learn but I'm stubborn...

Projects are more enjoyable if...
Forum: DIY 01-10-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,203
Posted By BraveBuc
You seem to be one busy person :hihi: I look...

You seem to be one busy person :hihi:

I look forward to the nest round of pictures :proud:
Forum: DIY 01-10-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By BraveBuc
That is an interesting idea. Are you going...

That is an interesting idea.

Are you going to automate the application of sodium bicarbonate from the syringe somehow?

How would you keep the reaction going evenly throughout the photoperiod?...
Forum: Substrate 01-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By BraveBuc
I kind of doubt they have Tractor Supply in...

I kind of doubt they have Tractor Supply in Ukraine hehe :tongue:

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Anyways, what about other brands that have a simular product like Up Aqua Soil?...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By BraveBuc
I don't think you need to do anything. It can...

I don't think you need to do anything. It can take longer than a month if you don't seed your filter or use one of those bacteria in a bottle products.

Nitrates went down because your plants...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By BraveBuc
Are the nitrites 0?

Are the nitrites 0?
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 158
Posted By BraveBuc
Atlas PH Kit for Christmas!

My wife got me this Christmas: http://www.atlas-scientific.com/product_pages/kits/ph-kit.html?

Should be fun getting this working with my DIY controller. I'll do some logging for a better idea of...
Forum: Fish 12-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By BraveBuc
An yeah, my male usually had most of his red when...

An yeah, my male usually had most of his red when he just wasn't stressed and was well fed .
Forum: Fish 12-23-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By BraveBuc
If you have a lot of floating plants you can get...

If you have a lot of floating plants you can get part of the surface stagnant enough for the bubble nest while still having a good amount of flow in the rest of the tank. I was able to get my pair of...
Forum: Lighting 12-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By BraveBuc
http://i49.tinypic.com/2b7ek7.jpg Also, the...

http://i49.tinypic.com/2b7ek7.jpg

Also, the planted+ version is 35.6 watts. It appears there is some confusion about the par output of the planted+ though due to the apogee meter not picking up...
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