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Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By MB2
Beautiful tank. Those red color plants make nice...

Beautiful tank. Those red color plants make nice contrast to the dark green anubias.

I should not send you that much anubias:icon_smil. Now I have a serious competitor, :wink:

What is your P...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,813
Posted By MB2
On my tank I did not dose anything, nothing, for...

On my tank I did not dose anything, nothing, for first few months. However, each tank is unique so experiment it and see. You might want to lower the light intensity and/or duration too to combat...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,720
Posted By MB2
The DW are very nice! Depending on how you cape...

The DW are very nice! Depending on how you cape the tank, the rocks may be a bit crowded. Are rocks going to be covered with plants eventually?
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,813
Posted By MB2
The water is cloudy but your scape looks very...

The water is cloudy but your scape looks very nice. Once the low plants fill in more, it will be even more pleasing. Anubias are growing new roots. Good job, man.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-19-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,778
Posted By MB2
This tank has quite a collection of hard-to-find...

This tank has quite a collection of hard-to-find plants. I got some plants from his tank today. Although there is a bit of green algae, but the plants are super healthy. And thanks for your...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks brooksie. Yeah, anubias is...

Thanks brooksie.



Yeah, anubias is labeled as low light, but they do love, love high light.

Thank you Tom for the suggestion. The roots hanging down from branches vs. clumps as I have now...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-28-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
dude, thanks for the compliments. ...

dude, thanks for the compliments.


:icon_smil, a cup of tea and a glass of wine, alternating every evening, viewing the sunset :icon_smil.


thanks,


I am humble to the many compliments. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-03-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks DBridges for the nice comments. ...

Thanks DBridges for the nice comments.


You're welcome.


Yes, tiny bubble do shoot out from the outlet, since the reactor does not dissolve CO2 100%. My reactor is also 2" in diameter and I...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks, Whiskey. The tank KH is ~11. When...

Thanks, Whiskey.

The tank KH is ~11. When the light just turns on, the pH is ~7.1 and get down to pH 6.8 an hour or two later and stays at 6.8 until the CO2 is off. I program the Apex to shut...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks Hobby and rustbucket. Raekwon, I tied...

Thanks Hobby and rustbucket.

Raekwon, I tied them here and there to DW and they grow like that over time.
Forum: Tank Journals 08-28-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks everyone for checking commenting on the...

Thanks everyone for checking commenting on the tank.

Dewalltheway,
I wish I know the secret. Somehow, anubias grow well in my tank. I am not entirely sure, but I think a combination of high P...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-23-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
zetvi, Thanks for the comments. It is...

zetvi,

Thanks for the comments.

It is KCl, or Potassium Chloride. It is available at many gardening stores, may be sold under the name muriate of potash. I got mine from a lab I used to work...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks misthumarc and tithra. ikuzo, ...

Thanks misthumarc and tithra.

ikuzo,
Thanks for the comments. I am glad you mentioned KCl. I used to use KCl for potassium dosing too until I ran out. Guess I will have to get my hand on KCl...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thank you, ChemGuyEthan. Emplanted, thanks...

Thank you, ChemGuyEthan.

Emplanted, thanks for the comments. Anubias was tied to DW using normal sewing thread. Since setup, I have not done any real trimming of the anubias. So, I would say it...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
L Soprano and AnotherHobb, thanks so much for the...

L Soprano and AnotherHobb, thanks so much for the kind words.

Primed88, thanks for looking. There are two species of crypt in the tank. C. wendtii, and C. undulata. The purple looking one is C....
Forum: Tank Journals 07-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thank you Aplomado and kwheeler for the comments....

Thank you Aplomado and kwheeler for the comments.

jfynyson, Scape-wise, not much changes since last set of pictures. The tank has been running a year now. It has transitioned into a mature...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thank you, sepehr! I received this comments more...

Thank you, sepehr! I received this comments more than once. Not very sure how it happens, but I believe relatively high PO4 is one of the important factor to keep anubias healthy and happy. My...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-08-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Klibs, thanks for the kind words. And sorry if...

Klibs, thanks for the kind words. And sorry if this reply is too late. I use the Rex Griggs reactor to dissolve the CO2. The return line from the submerged pump in the sump is hooked to the inlet...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-24-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MB2
Thank you both for the kind words. ...

Thank you both for the kind words.



Yes, I pulled all HC out from my 125G and used some for this nano setup.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MB2
JBJ 6G cube

Tank just set up one day. It will be DSM. There are just HC and anubias in there, for now. HC are laid on to the rocks. Hopefully they will root over time.

Tank: JBJ nano 6G cube
Substrate:...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 13,701
Posted By MB2
Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both...

Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both tanks displaying side by side. Thank you. Very nice.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-07-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,720
Posted By MB2
Very beautiful and colorful tank, ua hua. Are...

Very beautiful and colorful tank, ua hua. Are those DW? They have a unique look!

Regarding filter leaks, if it was me, I would go for a bigger sump and don't have to touch the canister filter...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Yeah, it has not been trimmed yet. I set up the...

Yeah, it has not been trimmed yet. I set up the tank with many large clumps of anubias to begin with.


I dose dry ferts NPK and plantex CSM/B for micro nutrients but very light. However, I...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thank you, lamiskool.

Thank you, lamiskool.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 13,309
Posted By MB2
Thanks ua hua. Agree with you, HC is gone. L....

Thanks ua hua. Agree with you, HC is gone. L. brevipes is ready for a trim this wkend.



Me too! And it is behind the larger anubias clump in front of it. A direct FTS won't show it. That...
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