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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By isonychia
Thanks Hoppy. I am at a "do nothing" state....

Thanks Hoppy.

I am at a "do nothing" state. I have done just about everything I can think of to balance things.

My only other approach is to continue pruning BBA infected leaves, siphon out...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-05-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By isonychia
Can low light for algae control affect plant health and promote algae

Just wondering if slowed growth is considered an unhealthy aspect of plants that results in the flourishing of algae?

I have my light turned down to 40 PAR to combat algae.
I don't own a PAR...
Forum: Lighting   02-04-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By isonychia
Grant, my lens had residue inside the lens as...

Grant, my lens had residue inside the lens as well. I soaked the lens in vinegar and let it sit for a few hours. (paper towels soaked in vinegar then wrapped around lens) Then I used a soft sponge...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-04-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,348
Posted By isonychia
I just have a general observation/question...

I just have a general observation/question concerning EI and the frequent responses from MANY people that reference SPECIFIC ppm of any nutrient. This is not directed at Marcel or questioning his...
Forum: Lighting   02-03-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By isonychia
Grant, just an update. I got through to...

Grant, just an update.

I got through to Current.

They told me the light is not waterproof or airtight and water gets behind the splash guard due to evaporation. They said either place a cover...
Forum: Lighting   01-30-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By isonychia
GrantF, I called Current and left 3 messages...

GrantF,

I called Current and left 3 messages and they still have not called me back. It's been 2 weeks and they have not returned my call. I am not happy with their company. I can never get...
Forum: Plants   01-26-2016, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By isonychia
It hasn't really melted on me. But it has grown...

It hasn't really melted on me. But it has grown very slowly. It could be it's a slow grower or my light is reduced so much to combat algae that it's not enough to make it flourish.

I guess I will...
Forum: Plants   01-25-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By isonychia
Blyxa Japonica keeps lifting and exposing roots

All my Blyxa Japonica keep lifting out of the substrate.

I have tried everything with this plant. Is this a common occurrence with this plant?

My substrate is Eco-Complete. The depth of the...
Forum: Algae   01-21-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By isonychia
Thanks for the info Mike. I will consider...

Thanks for the info Mike.

I will consider the Amanos.

iso
Forum: Algae   01-21-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By isonychia
I considered getting some shrimp but the only...

I considered getting some shrimp but the only ones I could find locally were RCS. I then did some further research and found that they were not that great at cleaning up as Amanos. But I wondered if...
Forum: Algae   01-21-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By isonychia
Mikey, I have a question. How did you get...

Mikey, I have a question.

How did you get around having to trim and remove plants that already have BBA?

I am battling this in my tank currently. Every day I go in and trim as many leaves as I...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By isonychia
I think he meant to replace it if it goes yellow...

I think he meant to replace it if it goes yellow THEN stays yellow for an extended period of time. My guess is indicating there is something wrong with the solution and thus replace the solution....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-19-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By isonychia
PlantedRich, just curious, but do you does EI in...

PlantedRich, just curious, but do you does EI in your tank?

I am asking because I also wondered if I should be concerned with finding a better test kit. I even calibrated my API NO3 kit and found...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By isonychia
Variables that cause inconsistent or insufficient CO2

It seems I always read about CO2 being the most difficult parameter to dial in.

It is consistently mentioned as a major cause of algae or general problems in a planted tank. Either it's diagnosed...
Forum: Plants   01-18-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By isonychia
Thank Tinanti. I was very surprised it was...

Thank Tinanti.

I was very surprised it was flourishing in such cold temperatures. high's in the 30/40's and low's in the 20's.

I looked at my plant and your suggestion of Callitriche and it was...
Forum: Plants   01-17-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By isonychia
Thanks. I will look into Callitriche and read up...

Thanks. I will look into Callitriche and read up on it. It created a nic looking mat in the water. I wonder if it will survive in my tank.

Iso
Forum: Plants   01-17-2016, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By isonychia
Plant ID from local brook

I found this plant in a brook/small tributary of a local stream. It was floating and was a dense mat.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=20634&pictureid=90281

It has roots so...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By isonychia
I had to look up what rusks were...LOL. ...

I had to look up what rusks were...LOL.

Thanks.

I would like to find out why it has happened and wonder if anyone else has had the same thing happen to their sat plus pro or any led strip.

I...
Forum: Lighting   01-14-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By isonychia
Current Satellite Plus Pro moisture behind glass

My Current Satellite Plus Pro light has water inside the glass.

Has anyone had this happen to their light?

My light is sitting on a rimless tank on the rim.

It has never been dropped in the...
Forum: Plants   01-11-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By isonychia
Thanks crazydaz. I think I am going to...

Thanks crazydaz.

I think I am going to remove all of it, I am not sure yet.

I already removed half of it. I was thinking of testing things and replanting the other half with new MC and leaving...
Forum: Plants   01-08-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By isonychia
trimming browning monte carlo carpet

I had a nice monte carlo carpet forming.

Now it is a mix of healthy growth and dying growth mixed with rhizoclonium and staghorn.

I though frequent water changes, tank adjustments etc would...
Forum: Algae   01-07-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By isonychia
Here is my dosing schedule. I started...

Here is my dosing schedule.

I started another thread in the fertilizer forum asking when to increase EI.

I am not sure if it's possible to decipher current plant deficiencies vs past...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-07-2016, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By isonychia
I am dosing the following. My tank is 17 gallons....

I am dosing the following. My tank is 17 gallons.

Monday
Micros
1/32 tsp Plantex CSM+B
1/32 tsp Iron Chelate Fe

Tuesday
Macros
1/8 tsp KNO3
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 206
Posted By isonychia
when to modify EI dosing

I am working through some tank problems.

I think I have everything adjusted and I corrected the errors I made over the past 2/3 months.

While I wait for the adjustments to reduce the algae in...
Forum: Algae   01-04-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By isonychia
From searching the web, my best guess on the...

From searching the web, my best guess on the algae type is rhizoclonium or synedra.

I am not sure about the synedra as it seems associated with brown diatoms. Since my tank is not new, I am going...
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