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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By zachawry
I've got a great, lush thick HC (dwarf baby...

I've got a great, lush thick HC (dwarf baby tears) carpet. And I recommend glosso because it roots much deeper, and doesn't threaten to float away. See this recent thread of mine: ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By zachawry
I've had cyanobacteria (BGA) growing under the...

I've had cyanobacteria (BGA) growing under the surface of my substrate against the glass for basically the entire time my aquarium has been in operation. It has never been a problem. I think it looks...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-15-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,236
Posted By zachawry
I have two 2217s on my 65 gallon, so I'm...

I have two 2217s on my 65 gallon, so I'm surprised you got as far as you did with just one on your 135.

It looks good! I'm trying to convince my wife that 65 gallon is tiny, barely qualifies as a...
Forum: Plants 04-10-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By zachawry
Is my HC carpet in danger of completely uprooting?

Hi.

65-gallon, high-light, pressurized CO2. ADA ferts.

I am blessed with a really lush HC/glosso carpet. The glosso used to be predominant, but in the past few months HC seems to be winning...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By zachawry
I think you are at least partially right. I gave...

I think you are at least partially right. I gave them a little food today, and everything seems fine. I'll give them a little more tomorrow followed by a water change, then the next day should be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By zachawry
Wow, thanks for all the ideas, photos, and links....

Wow, thanks for all the ideas, photos, and links. It's all kind of overwhelming. It gives me a place to start from, though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,066
Posted By zachawry
This is so true. I used to have a tiny lame...

This is so true. I used to have a tiny lame little tank (not that all tiny tanks are lame, but mine was), and I hated cleaning it. Now I have a gorgeous 65-gallon tank, and although I spend much more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By zachawry
Building a stand for a large tank

My tank (4' 65 gallon) is less than a year old, and the expensive stand I bought for it is already revealing itself to be a piece of junk. The veneer is peeling extravagantly, and the particle board...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By zachawry
Thanks. The heater and the canister filters are...

Thanks. The heater and the canister filters are on the same strip that got unplugged, so my temp had decreased all the way down to 73F! (That's how I noticed something was wrong)

The discus seem...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By zachawry
Help! Just screwed up bigtime

Hi,

Heavily planted tank. 65 G. High-light, CO2. Pretty big bioload, with 5 discus and assorted other little guys.

Here's what happened. After water change yesterday I didn't notice that the...
Forum: Algae 03-01-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By zachawry
Thanks everybody for the advice. I do have very...

Thanks everybody for the advice. I do have very high light. I'm in Japan, and I think the LED fixtures I have are not available in the US, but they are pictured here:
...
Forum: Algae 03-01-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By zachawry
General Q about algae and plant growth

Hi, as described here, I have a slowly increasing BBA problem:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=566642

Most advice seems centered on increasing CO2 or ferts to increase plant...
Forum: Algae 02-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By zachawry
Thanks. Can BBA get that whitish/greyish...

Thanks.

Can BBA get that whitish/greyish tinge?
Forum: Algae 02-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By zachawry
Algae ID request. Thanks!

Hi,

I have a 65-gallon high-light, CO2-infused, heavily-planted tank. The algae shown below has been gradually becoming more and more prevalent over the past few months. Now I'm getting worried. I...
Forum: Fish 01-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By zachawry
Wasn't an issue with me. My German Blue Rams...

Wasn't an issue with me. My German Blue Rams started out as pretty slow and cautious feeders, but I tried to make sure they got their fill, and after a while they became as greedy/uncautious as...
Forum: Algae 12-06-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By zachawry
Thanks a lot. I had never heard of fungus in...

Thanks a lot.

I had never heard of fungus in a tank.

It's hard to believe I over-feed, considering I switch off between once per day and twice per day. So an average of 1.5 feedings per day. I...
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By zachawry
It looked to me like pics I've seen of Riccia as...

It looked to me like pics I've seen of Riccia as well. But I've never had Riccia in my tank!

And, I haven't brought any new plants home from the LFS for 2-3 months. Could some Riccia have...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By zachawry
Yeah, I know that part. I was just including the...

Yeah, I know that part. I was just including the green hair on the glass to show that it's been forming sooner than it has been. I was wondering that the algae in the first two pics are....
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By zachawry
oops. forgot the photo:

oops. forgot the photo:
Forum: Plants 12-03-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By zachawry
Mystery plant appears

Hi,

Without me really realizing it, a big ball of....stuff...has appeared in the back of my tank. It was behind a bunch of other plants, and when I trimmed those I realized that it was a new type...
Forum: Algae 12-03-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By zachawry
Actually, after taking some of the clumps out and...

Actually, after taking some of the clumps out and examining them, the color appears more greenish/greyish. If that matters.
Forum: Algae 12-03-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By zachawry
ID white fuzzy algae?

Hi. Recently I've seen this white fuzzy algae (?) on my plants. Can anybody help with an ID and (hopefully) cause/solution?

At the same time, the green fuzzy hair on the glass, which I gather is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By zachawry
I've always loved tanks. Started in junior-high...

I've always loved tanks. Started in junior-high with a 5 or 10 gallon.

About 5 years ago I bought another small tank, but got tired of cleaning all the algae and it got thrown out.

About a...
Forum: Plants 11-28-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By zachawry
Can spreading glosso threaten other plants?

This describes my glosso and, to a lesser extent, my hydrocotyle japonica:

It's not growing very well.....
It's not growing very well.....
It's not growing very well.....
It's not growing very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By zachawry
OK, thanks. It's not worth even a small risk, so...

OK, thanks. It's not worth even a small risk, so I'll just add some then.
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