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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   Today, 05:36 AM
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Posted By essabee
A good start - will be watching the progress.

A good start - will be watching the progress.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Today, 05:25 AM
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Posted By essabee
I would rather suspect human error than...

I would rather suspect human error than miscarriage of nature's laws.

Miscount - Piggyback - Oversight ................ who knows????????????
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-10-2016, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By essabee
Plants translocate potassium to growing areas. So...

Plants translocate potassium to growing areas. So the plants lose most of its potassium store when trimming of growing portions takes place. The loss of potassium is higher than the fraction of the...
Forum: Plants   02-08-2016, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By essabee
Are you using excel or metricide (glutaraldehyde)...

Are you using excel or metricide (glutaraldehyde) also? If not it could be those osmocote tabs producing toxicity.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-03-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By essabee
If you use 1.25" expansion sockets on both sides...

If you use 1.25" expansion sockets on both sides of the drilled 3/4" and 1.25" returns you need not go for multiple returns but if you stick to 3/4" return pipelines you may need three of them in...
Forum: Plants   01-30-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By essabee
You will have some debris on completion of your...

You will have some debris on completion of your planting - remove the visible portions manually. You will have more as some of the plants would melt and so you may have to do some siphoning to remove...
Forum: Plants   01-30-2016, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By essabee
Growing taller is a phenomenon more linked to...

Growing taller is a phenomenon more linked to crowding than poor lights - if your vals have a lot of space they would rather spread than grow tall.
Forum: Fish   01-30-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By essabee
+1 to WaterLife Long poop hanging from the...

+1 to WaterLife

Long poop hanging from the fish is sometimes indication of constipation and a pinch of Epsom salt may solve the problem.
Forum: Plants   01-30-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By essabee
Most probably because they were grown emersed...

Most probably because they were grown emersed before you acquired them. The terrestrial foliage and stem tips would melt when submerged. New stems and foliage would grow out of the axial nodes of the...
Forum: Algae   01-26-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By essabee
Funnily BGA - cyanobacteria - is gram negative...

Funnily BGA - cyanobacteria - is gram negative but erythromycin kills it. Something to do with the cell wall of the BGA.
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By essabee
There are a few parasitic terrestrial plants that...

There are a few parasitic terrestrial plants that can live without CO2 but haven't come across any aquatic plant that does not need CO2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-26-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By essabee
I have had fish deaths when I treated BGA with...

I have had fish deaths when I treated BGA with peroxide. I usually advice against using that way to control BGA as toxins are produced - but so many hobbyist get away doing that without fish deaths...
Forum: DIY   01-26-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By essabee
+1 to mistergreen I agree on both count -...

+1 to mistergreen

I agree on both count - noise & possible leakage route.

The idea was good but then the alternative of using an air-stone in the tank is far more convenient.
Forum: Substrate   01-26-2016, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By essabee
My personal choice of substrate has been sand for...

My personal choice of substrate has been sand for the past few decades though in the last couple of decade I have an habit of first using a layer of laterite at the bottom before covering it with...
Forum: Substrate   01-26-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By essabee
Don't mix soil bio-chemistry with what happens in...

Don't mix soil bio-chemistry with what happens in the fish tank. Soil fertiliser regimes are far more concentrated than in aquatic environments and the accumulation of the chloride ion due to long...
Forum: Algae   01-25-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By essabee
The erythromycin will not kill your cycle...

The erythromycin will not kill your cycle bacteria.
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By essabee
If you let the stalk grow out of water - you will...

If you let the stalk grow out of water - you will have flowers and seeds too. The nodes which don't grow flowers or branches will give you new vegetative amazon plants.
Forum: Algae   01-24-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By essabee
The erythromycin will not affect your plants - so...

The erythromycin will not affect your plants - so deal with their growth without regard to medication.

When BGA starts to die - you will get some extra N so you may cut your nitrate dosing some....
Forum: Plants   01-24-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By essabee
+1 to Kathyy Cyperus helferi, and Blyxa...

+1 to Kathyy

Cyperus helferi, and Blyxa aubertii are good suggestions but Cryptocoryne balansae will spread by rhizomes.
Forum: Plants   01-21-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By essabee
+1 to both above. How recently have these...

+1 to both above.

How recently have these plants been introduced? You usually see them do this in the first couple of weeks.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-21-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By essabee
You can cull out the most common of the...

You can cull out the most common of the unsuitable rocks by testing for high calcium content with mild acids, or leaching salts with TDS tests of the water-bath in which they are submerged - but...
Forum: Algae   01-19-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,219
Posted By essabee
I think you are a little lazy with water changes...

I think you are a little lazy with water changes - judging from the picture of your filter intake. I also suspect that the water movement in your tank has a lot of dead spots.

My suggestion is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-15-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By essabee
It all depends on the type of tank you are...

It all depends on the type of tank you are managing.

Those who fertlise their densely planted tanks to the limit have to adjust the water to keep their fauna unaffected and also to continue their...
Forum: Lighting   01-15-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By essabee
It just does not matter what type of light...

It just does not matter what type of light producer - or the mix of them - lights the tank. The sum total of light and its distribution is most important - next comes the spectrum which must at least...
Forum: Plants   01-15-2016, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By essabee
Don't start something you may regret later. ...

Don't start something you may regret later.

Boosting plant growth with fertilisers is easy but then it increases intensity and time devoted to the need to tend your aquarium. Amazon swords become...
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