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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By brandon429
update

I've upped it to six tubes now, to drive plants a little harder. dwarf baby tears didn't do well but all others did, marsilea minuta was the main filler.
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-30-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By brandon429
I would agree with whats posted so far this page....

I would agree with whats posted so far this page. Planted tanks can sink a lot more nutrients in the form of mulm and detritus than a marine tank ever could, so they are forgiving of export rates and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-29-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 572
Posted By brandon429
i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a...

i drain my tank fully, and leave it empty for a while working on things

the guppy is emersed in a bed of wet plants he's ok

shrimp walk around like little dinosaurs

cleaned up everything...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-29-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By brandon429
half gallon 10 mos update

The shrimp do well but don't breed as fast as they do in my larger tank

I actually didn't want a feeder guppy in here but it's required, without a fish the pods run wild and I dislike the swarm,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-08-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
Very fun read even though its marine ...

Very fun read even though its marine


Prob the best review of bottled bacteria you can find on the web
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2014/8/review
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-05-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By brandon429
I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon...

I use that paintball setup to run a half gallon tank calculated to just over two years between refills at $7 lol you selected the correct approach. I bet you get almost a year off one fill thats...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,905
Posted By brandon429
hey thats good, real good neons are perfect...

hey thats good, real good

neons are perfect for that, healthy dense plants its great
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By brandon429
those could present an interesting detail ...

those could present an interesting detail

that would be uncured possibly, live rock packed with benthics from the ocean that almost for sure w have some die off, and ammonia generation in an...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By brandon429
going off K rating alone we do find examples of...

going off K rating alone we do find examples of sps corals being grown under 6500 k lamps, so wo being bulb specific yes that can and will grow any coral it simulates sun on a reef in the cayman...
Forum: Algae 01-01-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By brandon429
agreed if that was my tank it would be so...

agreed

if that was my tank it would be so very simple

drain the tank for a big water change, take dropper of perox and go apply one drop to each microtuft, let sit in the air a couple mins,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By brandon429
I have never used those lights but I have a sure...

I have never used those lights but I have a sure fire way to know. all my gear is purposefully outdated and crappy retro junk looking lol its old power compact lighting from 1999 which isn't a big...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-01-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By brandon429
yep they work great been doing pico reefs for 14...

yep they work great been doing pico reefs for 14 yrs its similar to planted tanks, not all that bad for the small reefs. Small reefs are less forgiving of mistakes, but worlds easier to run than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-31-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By brandon429
Whats your carbon source for the tank I...

Whats your carbon source for the tank

I would buy paintball co2 setup, do 100% water change and remove all detritus and add lots of plants. Ei fert and weekly water changes high gas it will fill...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By brandon429
the way you start is by posting a total plate...

the way you start is by posting a total plate count for heterotrophic bacteria from your local water report

thats the how much

and we compare that to tpc from my area or any other area...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By brandon429
guess what happens if you rinse a filter in...

guess what happens if you rinse a filter in untreated tap water




nothing, it gets cleaned :)

same goes for daily cleaning of a filter, it still has the bacteria, we aren't dislodging all...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,296
Posted By brandon429
dips in powdered alum worked well to stop snail...

dips in powdered alum worked well to stop snail incursion from new plants, ive never read about what happens if that is applied in tank, prob bad am curious
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
Before we get started If you had asked me...

Before we get started

If you had asked me "is there a pH that will inhibit or kill bacteria" you can guess what the answer would be. I never agreed I was referring to a system where pH would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
Ha! We sure got your thread active eh ...

Ha! We sure got your thread active eh



http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3339056/

i look at that and it shows me these bacteria have all kinds of alternates to ideal aquarium water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
Run out of carbonate and the pH is going to go...

Run out of carbonate and the pH is going to go off the rails and they'll all end up dead. New organisms will move in that can thrive in the new environment, but it is no longer the environment your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
Matt let me ask you this If he runs 14...

Matt let me ask you this


If he runs 14 ppm raw ammonia for nine weeks straight, and we run a generalized aerobic bacteria plate count on the aquarium water, will it be sterile or have about a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 863
Posted By brandon429
These are the facts: If you stop adding...

These are the facts:

If you stop adding ammonia for awhile the cycle will not reverse or stop, it will slowly continue.

If you add some guess amounts it will not overkill or under kill. Humans...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-22-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By brandon429
We need a full picture of it to chart a correction

We need a full picture of it to chart a correction
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By brandon429
You are free to do repeated export water changes...

You are free to do repeated export water changes just don't kick up the soil

It will not harm your cycle and it w stop the tint

Filter through low micron filter canister filter, carbon, all...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-20-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By brandon429
in your area rain may be purer than ours I...

in your area rain may be purer than ours I wouldnt ever use mine. distilled lacks too many ions, spring drinking water has some, it w work and always be known safe vs guess and the clear advantage of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By brandon429
no I wouldnt use rainwater Id use spring drinking...

no I wouldnt use rainwater Id use spring drinking water from the store.
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