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Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Raymond S.
Not having read the book, and going by what I've...

Not having read the book, and going by what I've learned on here, I will say that all surface aria's in the tank are places where the beneficial bacteria live.
Given that there is any current AND a...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Raymond S.
Look at the 65g tank on here. I think it will...

Look at the 65g tank on here. I think it will give you a better amount of "extra" money for the rest of the things you will need to set up a great tank for an office....
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Raymond S.
The 40B is common in the stores. The 40 long or...

The 40B is common in the stores. The 40 long or 30 long are old sizes that aren't usually in the stores. But like they said the 18" front to back does make it call for two lights.
It CAN get by/w...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By Raymond S.
That is exactly the PH/KH of the water in a...

That is exactly the PH/KH of the water in a pond/stream near my house.
I used some of it when I first set up my tank. Since I got the fish from it they were happy/w it, but I had issues/w plants in...
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By Raymond S.
Petco is having it's $1 per gallon tank sale...

Petco is having it's $1 per gallon tank sale right now.
A 40B tank is much better suited for HC than a 55g tank. So is a 20L tank.
The 30L or the 40L tanks are also but unfortunately the sale is...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
The one you picked is great. I didn't know if you...

The one you picked is great. I didn't know if you had a scale or not.
I might be cautious about also using the Pride/w the regular ferts, but I add extra iron to my dry list so it may not hurt...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Raymond S.
No plants for the main tank ? You may be over...

No plants for the main tank ?
You may be over complicating things. It will have a fairly large amount of evaporation/w just the sump. The Refugium will only add to that. Auto top offs are available...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Raymond S.
+1 from me too...

+1 from me too...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Raymond S.
I have both the Rotala Magenta and Macrandra in...

I have both the Rotala Magenta and Macrandra in one tank and the Macrandra is getting more color than the Magenta. The Magenta I only have one stem of and it was fried by iron(way too much) a year...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By Raymond S.
I had a 30L tank once long ago and being 16" tall...

I had a 30L tank once long ago and being 16" tall it wasn't a very good tank for regular vals. I had no idea that they got 60" tall of course at that time. Well as each leaf would get close to the...
Forum: Plants 12-24-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By Raymond S.
Five days is not that long. These plants do not...

Five days is not that long. These plants do not like high light.
I have bought plants that took 20 days to reach me and about 40% of them live.
So I stopped wasting my money getting from that...
Forum: Lighting 12-24-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Raymond S.
First +1 for jeffkrol You did not mention...

First +1 for jeffkrol

You did not mention the intended set up this light will go/w.
But, and to each his own of course...
I can't afford/don't want fast growth so no CO2 in my tanks.
When I HAD...
Forum: Plants 12-24-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944
See if this schedual looks easy or complicated to you. I wouyld only use one dose of each of the ones that are for three times a week. You...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-23-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By Raymond S.
You might try and see if that fixture will run/w...

You might try and see if that fixture will run/w only one bulb in it.
This would be a reasonable level of light till you find a way to raise the fixture to at least 20" over the sub. 24" would be...
Forum: Lighting 12-23-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By Raymond S.
Don't know if the effect carries over to the LED...

Don't know if the effect carries over to the LED light you mentioned but a very good plant bulb, the Zoo Med "Flora" is 5000K and in the T8 model has a low level of visible light.
Big difference in...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-23-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Raymond S.
I think dealer "aquaticmagic" has them on the...

I think dealer "aquaticmagic" has them on the Flea Bay but just type in pots in search under aquarium/petsupplies
Forum: Plants 12-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
I don't know if anyone asked but how long have...

I don't know if anyone asked but how long have these plants been in there ?
Have you started dosing/w the new ferts ?
Forum: Substrate 12-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By Raymond S.
Drain it. Diatoms usually come into new tanks...

Drain it.
Diatoms usually come into new tanks but mostly those which were never set up before.
Something about them living off a chemical that the silicon has in it which goes away after a while.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-22-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Raymond S.
Amazon sells some Deep Blue tanks. But how is...

Amazon sells some Deep Blue tanks.
But how is the quality of the one you have ?
I am considering buying the 10g tank and it used to be on there for $60 but now cost $78
so I really don't want to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By Raymond S.
You may need to suspend the light so you can...

You may need to suspend the light so you can raise it. It may be in the high range.
I don't know if anyone on here has a PAR reading on it.
Putting the light on a timer and reducing the hrs to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=781170
Many options on there. Most tap water contains enough GH for a tank.
The GH booster has MGSO4 and CaSO4 in it plus either KNO3 or K2SO4....
Forum: Plants 12-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
Nitrogen will be tested when you do a nitrate...

Nitrogen will be tested when you do a nitrate test. API liquid test kits are preferred
over strips. Lots of people on here report that they are hard to read and I am one of them so someone...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-22-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Raymond S.
#1 yes #2 no #3 yes #4 already there...some...

#1 yes
#2 no
#3 yes
#4 already there...some add more...not necessary
Flourish is only Micro nutrients and there is also Macro nutrients
Forum: Plants 12-22-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
The purpose of the thread is to inform you of how...

The purpose of the thread is to inform you of how nutrients/light and CO2 work together to grow plants. The statement about CO2 already being there means you don't NEED to add more. But knowing how...
Forum: Plants 12-22-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107303#2
CO2 is already present in water. Some people add more for faster plant growth.
But very limited amounts of nutrients are present in...
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