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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-24-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By turbosaurus
Thank you for the photos- you don't have dead...

Thank you for the photos- you don't have dead spots-

keymaster! WTF! be careful- you're advice, that Ph should drop ~1pt would have killed 800 fish in MY house! Who told you this- you need to...
Forum: Plants   09-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By turbosaurus
Im in Yonkers and I'm pretty sure our water comes...

Im in Yonkers and I'm pretty sure our water comes from the same aqueduct.. no wonder this looks familiar...

the COY (City of Yonkers) water report shows zero Mg, maximum annual rating of 4ppm...
Forum: Algae   09-24-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By turbosaurus
HC is one of those really beautiful tight...

HC is one of those really beautiful tight carpets. Part of its appeal is that its so hard to get it to do well; its a PITA to secure in the substrate and its hard to grow. When it does, Its kinda...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By turbosaurus
If the angels are smaller than 2" across you...

If the angels are smaller than 2" across you can't sex them. You won't be able to pick boys and girls, probably not until they're quite a bit bigger.

If you want angles and your LFS has a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-24-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By turbosaurus
EI is short for Estimative Index, Its very...

EI is short for Estimative Index, Its very popular in the hobby and, in fairness, has survived at least 10 years of scrutiny. Its so popular there are a ton of results if you look up "EI...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-20-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By turbosaurus
so I could dumb it down enough so someone who...

so I could dumb it down enough so someone who thinks plants get carbon from dirt could understand.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By turbosaurus
FYI- most test kits give false negatives when...

FYI- most test kits give false negatives when they fail due to the breakdown of reagents due to age, heat, etc, not hyper-positives.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By turbosaurus
excel does not contain any nitrate, nor could it...

excel does not contain any nitrate, nor could it cause any chemical reaction that would cause nitrates as a result.

What was your water change schedule up until now?


If you want to check...
Forum: Fish   09-20-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By turbosaurus
I am a big fan of angels, but you will get...

I am a big fan of angels, but you will get breeding behavior, which means a pair will pick a spot to lay their eggs and for 2 days leading up to the spawn and while they have eggs, will chase...
Forum: Plants   09-20-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 916
Posted By turbosaurus
I find that if its ONLY blackening on older...

I find that if its ONLY blackening on older leaves and new leaves are fine I am potassium deficient,

when I get blackening on older leaves AND new leaves come in with large areas especially at...
Forum: Algae   09-20-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By turbosaurus
really... show me your HC carpet and then tell...

really... show me your HC carpet and then tell me where he's defficient.

10k, Im surprised you're having such a severe problem with Ottos. How long have you been suffering the diatoms? I...
Forum: Fish   09-20-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By turbosaurus
It sound like (becasue of other meds) there's...

It sound like (becasue of other meds) there's been a lot more going on lately...

to keep fights at a minimum, keep them sleepy. Darken the tank. Leave the lights off, if its bright in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By turbosaurus
thank you for correcting the initial post.

thank you for correcting the initial post.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-20-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By turbosaurus
DO NOT EI your tank. It is a total waste of your...

DO NOT EI your tank. It is a total waste of your money and more importantly your time and energy. You do not need to change your substrate.

Your limiting factor is light. If you increased...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,394
Posted By turbosaurus
Fish "don't like" ammonia over 5ppm! are you...

Fish "don't like" ammonia over 5ppm! are you kidding?
Here are the facts:
"FAIRLY FAST" means 3-5 weeks for both ammonia and nitrite to spike, and they both will.

At 5ppm of amonia,...
Forum: Algae   09-20-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 741
Posted By turbosaurus
Seriously, I don't see diatoms... hardly an...

Seriously, I don't see diatoms... hardly an ATTACK! Lol.

If my eyes are just bad, Ottos will clear it up right away if you're in a rush. They will survive just fine long term, scavenging algae...
Forum: Fish   09-20-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By turbosaurus
Rams and apistogramma are inappropriate becasue...

Rams and apistogramma are inappropriate becasue of their tiny size, 24" tank height (they like to hang out at the bottom) and potential territorial conflicts with your krib. Discus would both break...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,058
Posted By turbosaurus
Was that the third or fourth time you said you...

Was that the third or fourth time you said you had a drop checker? :wink:

You will not see results in the morning, no matter what you do. Patience is one of the hardest parts of this hobby, you...
Forum: Equipment   09-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By turbosaurus
I think these are a bad idea. I assume you're...

I think these are a bad idea. I assume you're using them to force things into the substrate? having that much bulk in the substrate is going to disturb too much substrate when you pull them out-...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By turbosaurus
Audio- I am curious as to where in the world you...

Audio- I am curious as to where in the world you got this idea and what test EXACTLY you're talking about.

GH and KH test kits are titration reactions- the number of drops is not the "test" the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-20-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By turbosaurus
Exactly correct. I'm in NY, TDS <70, 0 ppm...

Exactly correct.

I'm in NY, TDS <70, 0 ppm GH and KH and I keep both shrimp and densely planted tanks, no problem. In fact, my tanks all have pH runs around 6.2 BEFORE I add CO2. For many...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-20-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By turbosaurus
harmless planaria- totally normal. Usually...

harmless planaria- totally normal. Usually fish will eat them and keep the populations down. You may be overfeeding if you're noticing lots of them.
Forum: Tank Journals   09-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By turbosaurus
Its normal for the ludwigia (I think its...

Its normal for the ludwigia (I think its lidwigia) to eventually send out roots from lower nodes. Its also normal for it to be grown emersed commercially (keeps the grower from having to battle...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-13-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By turbosaurus
Anubias are melting? That's really really ODD. ...

Anubias are melting? That's really really ODD. Too much light is causing your algae. Its only 4 gallons, get rid of the algae that's there, reduce hours and if you can, raise it higher above the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-13-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,164
Posted By turbosaurus
50% water change every couple days? on a 10...

50% water change every couple days? on a 10 gallon with 3 mollies?? :hihi:
That's going to give your plants all the nitrate and phosphate they need? Preposterous.


you can do 50% once every...
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