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Forum: Algae 03-29-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By valen1014
Oh wow, actually that might be it! It doesn't...

Oh wow, actually that might be it! It doesn't look like the one in the picture from the link you gave me, but when I googled it there are some pics that do look like what I have. The thing is that it...
Forum: Algae 03-29-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By valen1014
Thanks for the replies! Here's a pic of the whole...

Thanks for the replies! Here's a pic of the whole tank. I've been using 2X 24W 6500K for 10 hours. But a few days ago I took one of the bulbs out to see if it would help (so far, it hasn't made a...
Forum: Algae 03-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By valen1014
I don't know what to do anymore =(

Hi everyone,

I've been having some algae issues in my tank but recently it's been getting quite out of hand...

So a long time ago, I had my 20 long planted and had issues with blue-green...
Forum: Plants 11-30-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By valen1014
I had the same exact problem with hair grass from...

I had the same exact problem with hair grass from petsmart. But then again, I'm not very good with plants and I was growing them emmersed. They turned yellow, then brown and then got fuzzy things on...
Forum: Aquascaping 08-01-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By valen1014
Alternatively, why not use fishing line to tie it...

Alternatively, why not use fishing line to tie it to the rock? It's not too visible if you use the clear type, and eventually it'll anchor itself.
Forum: Aquascaping 08-01-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By valen1014
I used superglue to glue fissiden onto driftwood,...

I used superglue to glue fissiden onto driftwood, but I imagine it'll be similar with a rock. I just made sure the driftwood was dry, and I dried the moss a little bit by covering it with a towel and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-30-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By valen1014
Nope, not daphnia

Nope, not daphnia
Forum: Plants 07-29-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By valen1014
Thanks for the input!! ^^ I think I will just...

Thanks for the input!! ^^ I think I will just wait to see if mine turn a little more red. It would be awesome to have that contrast
Forum: Plants 07-29-2013, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By valen1014
Crypt Color Question

Hey guys!

I'm not very good with plants but I've had good luck with crypts. I am looking for brown-redish crypts. I bought crypt undulata red, and most of it is green with a hint of light brown....
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-29-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By valen1014
I use a sponge filter I got from [Ebay Link...

I use a sponge filter I got from [Ebay Link Removed] It's pretty small, inexpensive (maybe $3) and when you burry part of it in the tank it really only takes about a square inch. I like the filters...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-20-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Thanks! =] That's more or less the idea that I...

Thanks! =] That's more or less the idea that I was going for
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-20-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Update!! =]

Update!! =]

I added some pogostemon helferi at the front to test it out. Had been looking for this plant like crazy so I hope it grows!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-06-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Aw man patches of the HC turned brown. But other...

Aw man patches of the HC turned brown. But other patches seem to be growing (upwards) nicely. I don't get it =/
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Tank #2

Tank #2 Photos and Update:

Plants seem to be growing well in this tank. I set it up just to hold some plants while I cycled my 20 gallon, once it is ready I will try to rearrange the plants so it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Tank #1

Tank #1 Photos and Update:

The DHG is spreading VERY SLOWLY. I didn't grow the HC carpet, I just happen to have enough to make it look like a carpet. The pictures is from when it was laid down a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-03-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By valen1014
Valen's Planted 2.5 Gal (2X)

First attempt at aquascaping, needs some work :icon_redf I guess it's too late to move things around but any suggestions for me to learn from are more than welcome!

Tanks:
#1 2.5 gallon DSM
#2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By valen1014
Okay. Thanks guys! I will wait it out then.

Okay. Thanks guys! I will wait it out then.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By valen1014
Silly moss question

I have some christmas moss growing on a smooth rock. I held it in place by wrapping it with a plastic mesh (the ones that some vegetables like onions are sold in). I believe it has been there for a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
I used the nitrate kit though which I can't...

I used the nitrate kit though which I can't imagine has too strong of HCl. So I guess it really does have carbonate. Now I wonder how much it'll really alter my parameters.... I have a 2.5 gallon...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
Picture

Picture
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
It fizzled guys =[ Not sure if I should return it...

It fizzled guys =[ Not sure if I should return it then. I used the nitrate drops.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
So even if it doesn't fizz, it doesn't...

So even if it doesn't fizz, it doesn't necessarily mean its inert and won't alter my water parameters? The acid test is just to check for carbonate specifically?

Sorry, total newbie here ^^;
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
Oh ok! I see. I will give it a shot then. I have...

Oh ok! I see. I will give it a shot then. I have 12M HCl, is it too much?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-25-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By valen1014
Quick rock-testing question

My LFS sells some zebra rocks, or at least they look a lot like zebra rocks. I would like to know if it is inert or not. I heard that you can test with HCl. I was just wondering if the concentration...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-03-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By valen1014
I'm a complete newbie with plants but something...

I'm a complete newbie with plants but something similar happened to me recently and it turned out there were air pockets in the sand that was causing the roots and plant to turn black :frown:
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