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Forum: Plants Yesterday, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Kathyy
Good to dose less to get those vals used to the...

Good to dose less to get those vals used to the glut but do it daily, dose 1/2 the suggested amount or less and work up a few drops at a time to the suggested amount.

Have those sad hygro bottom...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Kathyy
Anubias comes in a huge variety of leaf sizes and...

Anubias comes in a huge variety of leaf sizes and clings extremely well to wood. Look up 'Petit' for starters and there are smaller varieties than that.

Some Buces have quite small leaves as...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Kathyy
If the flow from the pump is too low for an HOB...

If the flow from the pump is too low for an HOB overflow you get an annoying collection of bubbles in the U tube. When water splashes into the internal skimmer box bubbles will occur and some bubbles...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By Kathyy
I used a Rio 1700 with my 300 gph HOB overflow as...

I used a Rio 1700 with my 300 gph HOB overflow as a replacement pump and had no end of trouble with the U tube collecting bubbles and the siphon breaking. The Rio 2500 probably was too strong so I...
Forum: Plants 04-29-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Kathyy
Dose the Excel daily, the small dose only....

Dose the Excel daily, the small dose only. Otherwise it isn't going to be helping the plants much. If budget is the issue I suspect dosing less daily would be better than skipping days. In the US we...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By Kathyy
I have a 180 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump...

I have a 180 gallon tank with a 40 gallon sump and my main return pump is 1300gph. Since that pump was new to me and the old Rio2500 was still working fine I put the Rio on a 20" whole house filter...
Forum: Algae 04-25-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Kathyy
Agree, BBA that is stunted due to the Excel. ...

Agree, BBA that is stunted due to the Excel.

I'd take off the really bad leaves as they are toast anyway and do the big Excel dose suggested in the instructions on the bottle. During a big water...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By Kathyy
Looking great! What a neat project, wish you...

Looking great! What a neat project, wish you started this a few years back when I had a glass tank I wanted to grow plants on top of. I just couldn't keep the watering up so the planter box behind...
Forum: Algae 04-22-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By Kathyy
I suspect removing the floating plants probably...

I suspect removing the floating plants probably triggered the GW as you are thinking. I have no idea how much phosphate I have in my tank but I dose double EI without GW issues.

I [still knocking...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-20-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Kathyy
Yes it does. The snails are probably helping some...

Yes it does. The snails are probably helping some and I blamed the bristlenose pleco but wood will vanish over time. I bought a 3' long driftwood root that lost about 1' and a lot of its interesting...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-19-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Kathyy
Pressure washers are fun but a small clean scrub...

Pressure washers are fun but a small clean scrub brush after they have been soaked for a couple hours works fine.

If you have water tests then nitrate test solution#1 is an acid that reacts nicely...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By Kathyy
Now that I have a reasonably good amount of...

Now that I have a reasonably good amount of circulation, ~2000gph listed and maybe 1200 actual gph, the debris at the bottom of the overflow box is mostly too heavy to get up to the overflow....
Forum: Lighting 04-15-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 642
Posted By Kathyy
I ran 150 watt MH 40" above the substrate when...

I ran 150 watt MH 40" above the substrate when the tank was newly planted and down a couple inches at a time after a couple months. This is a CO2 and NPK+M enriched tank. If no CO2 then I'd probably...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-12-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Kathyy
If you turn down the lights then CO2 and...

If you turn down the lights then CO2 and fertilizer don't make as big a difference in plant/algae growth.

I have been slowly turning up the lighting on my 180 gallon tank as I am now running...
Forum: Plants 04-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Kathyy
Try adding some epsom salt. My Rotala was...

Try adding some epsom salt. My Rotala was stunting, a couple teaspoons added to the sump after the water change and that very week it started growing normally. GH includes the Mg but that doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 925
Posted By Kathyy
If the dividers are to the top of the sump and...

If the dividers are to the top of the sump and any sponge clogs you will have a flood. Drop the height of all the dividers to an inch or so below the top of the sump. Having the sponges oriented...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Kathyy
I have LED lighting that does dimming on a...

I have LED lighting that does dimming on a program so start CO2 when lights go on low and I turn off the gas when lights get dim at night. Both lights and CO2 on at 9am, lights start getting bright...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By Kathyy
If the tank had CO2 injected the day before the...

If the tank had CO2 injected the day before the water may not be completely outgassed even after 12 hours. Shake up your pH test to see if the test goes more blue.
Forum: Lighting 04-05-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Kathyy
Hidden in the sticky thread on this forum is...

Hidden in the sticky thread on this forum is http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368 I suspect you have pretty good light over your tank as the 4 bulb AL is too much light for...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-05-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,959
Posted By Kathyy
Either that or too much time on my hands! I am...

Either that or too much time on my hands! I am the daughter of a librarian and librarians research to the end. That dendro board is amazing, I never would have thought to make a faux branch without...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-05-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 493
Posted By Kathyy
All those plants grow a bit large scale for a 5...

All those plants grow a bit large scale for a 5 gallon tank but you already have them! Maybe the Blyxa will perk up and get huge then you can move it back where you originally wanted it. Maybe the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Kathyy
I'd think the gas would want to go to the bigger...

I'd think the gas would want to go to the bigger tank. What happens if you do the opposite, open the 10 gallon's needle valve and close the 29 gallon's needle valve most of the way?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Kathyy
This^ Where is your new tank going? On top...

This^

Where is your new tank going? On top of a sturdy dresser? On a table or desk? Between windows? Filling a niche that would otherwise hold a small table? A 10 gallon can go just about anyway....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Kathyy
I'd just go for it. Plant up the tank, put the...

I'd just go for it. Plant up the tank, put the sump on it and wait a couple days for ammonia/nitrite to settle down then introduce the fish. I would put the old media in the new sump as well, that is...
Forum: Plants 04-04-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Kathyy
Getting a piece of wood or possibly a rock and...

Getting a piece of wood or possibly a rock and planting that with java fern, Anubias, moss and Bolbitis would be more attractive than a pot in the tank.

I'd be looking for a bonsai pot if I...
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