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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-21-2015, 08:13 PM
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Views: 154
Posted By Steve001
The Lamotte company makes a co2 test kit. Lamotte...

The Lamotte company makes a co2 test kit. Lamotte
com.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By Steve001
How's that occur if plants are producing oxygen...

How's that occur if plants are producing oxygen all day to the point sometimes of super saturating the water?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-16-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By Steve001
There are many photos around to see what a...

There are many photos around to see what a heavily planted tank looks like. It's not hard to figure out.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-14-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 700
Posted By Steve001
Red Cloud gives sound advice. Plant heavily from...

Red Cloud gives sound advice. Plant heavily from the start and do not over stock. Follow that simple rule always.
Forum: Plants 02-13-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By Steve001
Leggy growth indicates little useful red light of...

Leggy growth indicates little useful red light of the correct wavelengths. Flat leaves also indicated leaves are maximizing their surface to catch as much light as possible. Rotala is one species...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By Steve001
Like the other poster noted over stocking means...

Like the other poster noted over stocking means fish. From the outset you should plant enough plants to create a forest in the end.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By Steve001
Americans seem too always overstock their tanks....

Americans seem too always overstock their tanks. In that situation a filter would be prudent.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By Steve001
Yup. Water movement is important because that's...

Yup. Water movement is important because that's how co2 and nutrients are mixed into the water column and made available to plants. Keep your fauna population on the small side in other words don't...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 817
Posted By Steve001
One important thing to know is plant heavily from...

One important thing to know is plant heavily from the start. With a high flora to fauna (you have so few fish) ratio a filter is not a must have piece of equipment because the plants will excel at...
Forum: Lighting 02-05-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Steve001
You have got north light equals low to maybe...

You have got north light equals low to maybe moderately low light. The fact that your plants are growing without adding ferts. and co2 suggests this is correct. Could you post a photo of this tank?...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Steve001
From this information I'd say it is the lack of...

From this information I'd say it is the lack of available nutrents. Plants need food everyday like we do.
Forum: Lighting 02-02-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Steve001
Instead of light being the problem perhaps it's...

Instead of light being the problem perhaps it's the feed, starve regimen your plants are on dealing with?
How well is your Amazon sword growing?
Forum: Lighting 02-01-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Steve001
Why do you dose every other week?

Why do you dose every other week?
Forum: Plants 01-26-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By Steve001
Algae are plants. :-)

Algae are plants. :-)
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Steve001
Check the links. I get a 404 error. If it were...

Check the links. I get a 404 error.
If it were me I'd buy a 20 pound co2 tank and a high quality needle valve and co2 regulator. I'd do it for the reason over the long run it be less expensive and...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,339
Posted By Steve001
You'll have to remove the old silicone, Clean the...

You'll have to remove the old silicone, Clean the seam of all silicone. The seam must be spotless and free of moisture as it was or should have been when first made. Now apply a bead of transparent...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-11-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Steve001
Here's a chart.

Here's a chart.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-10-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 904
Posted By Steve001
One problem I see is you don't have enough plants...

One problem I see is you don't have enough plants to offset the competition against algae. The other I think I see is a nutrient deficiency as noted by the yellowing of some of the leaves. Those...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-09-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By Steve001
No one picked up one this. There's no reason at...

No one picked up one this. There's no reason at all to add salt to a freshwater planted tank. Where in the world did you get the idea it's a good thing to do?
Forum: Lighting 01-05-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Steve001
Seems deficient in red wavelengths.

Seems deficient in red wavelengths.
Forum: Plants 12-29-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By Steve001
You are growing plants (algae), but it's not the...

You are growing plants (algae), but it's not the kind of plants you want. Forget about how lush (forested) those tanks you desire look. In other words don't look at the forest, instead count the...
Forum: Plants 12-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By Steve001
You didn't do what I asked. Remember this ...

You didn't do what I asked. Remember this
I'll help a little bit more by saying it isn't the lack of nutrients. Even when you have all the nutrients you'd still have the same problem
Forum: Plants 12-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Steve001
Bladderworts A vegetarian carnivorous plant

Carnivorous plants catch and digest tiny animals in order and derive benefits for their nutrition. Interestingly the trend towards vegetarianism seems to overcome carnivorous plants as well. The...
Forum: Plants 12-16-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By Steve001
Follow this link...

Follow this link http://aquaticconcepts.thekrib.com/Articles/PAM_Discus.htm
What do you observe in all of the photos compared to your tank? When you discover what that difference is, that discovery...
Forum: Plants 12-16-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Steve001
Both are houseplants. When uncertainty is...

Both are houseplants. When uncertainty is present, resist the temptation to buy an unknown plant. Was this an impulse buy?
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