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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2006, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By russdesnoyer
Barry, Under 4-5wpg or so the ludwigia...

Barry,

Under 4-5wpg or so the ludwigia cultivar will turn almost purple......

Russ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2006, 01:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By russdesnoyer
At normal dosing levels I've found excel to be OK...

At normal dosing levels I've found excel to be OK with the various mosses, doubling or tripling the dose could be a problem, definitely rough on riccia......

Russ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-06-2006, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By russdesnoyer
Ludwigia repens x arcuata is a stunner when grown...

Ludwigia repens x arcuata is a stunner when grown under high light.......

Cheers,

Russ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By russdesnoyer
Michael, Looks like hygrophila...

Michael,

Looks like hygrophila polysperma.......

Russ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2004, 06:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,180
Posted By russdesnoyer
Just a couple thoughts after several years of...

Just a couple thoughts after several years of running high light, high nutrient tanks: too much potassium is very bad for plants and aquascaping goes right out the window at 5wpg!

Russ
Forum: Fish 08-03-2004, 02:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,750
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Momo, Yeah, I was surprised to see my...

Hey Momo,

Yeah, I was surprised to see my tank literally teeming with shrimp--seriously, my first thought is these guys are a lot like MTS--it'll be interesting to see what a few months will...
Forum: Fish 08-02-2004, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,750
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Momo, Not to contradict you, but I...

Hey Momo,

Not to contradict you, but I recently added 6 of these guys to a 10 gallon (high light, CO2, etc.) and there are now at least 50! In less than a month.....I'm thinking this thread...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Buck, Thanks for replying and yeah,...

Hey Buck,


Thanks for replying and yeah, it has been a while! I've just been super busy lately, had to change jobs recently so I haven't had time to do much else except lurk around the plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-31-2004, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hornwort melting?!

Did this ever happen to anyone? I've had ceratophyllum demursum growing like a weed for over 2 years in a 5 gallon breeder tank.....low light (1 x 13watt 5000K) tank, dosed with Flourish Excel and...
Forum: DIY 05-29-2004, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Malk, I always wondered about this--do...

Hey Malk,

I always wondered about this--do you really need the sponge at the bottom of a power reactor to get good CO2 diffusion? I've found these sponges to be a pain in the butt to keep clean...
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By russdesnoyer
Gregg, I actually did think about trying...

Gregg,

I actually did think about trying these for the same reason I mentioned above--there was so much talk about the improvement in plant coloration you can achieve at this wavelength that I was...
Forum: Lighting 05-04-2004, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Nino, Thanks so much--that's exactly...

Hey Nino,

Thanks so much--that's exactly what I was looking for!! I looked over like 8 zillion websites and didn't stumble across this company.....thanks again.....

Russ
Forum: Lighting 05-04-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey equilibrium, Thanks for responding--I...

Hey equilibrium,

Thanks for responding--I know that I could adjust and this may simply be anecdotal but I've found that many of my plants, especially those with redder hues like ludwigia brevipes,...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2004, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By russdesnoyer
Gregg, Thanks--yeah, I looked at...

Gregg,

Thanks--yeah, I looked at hellolights.com during my futile search--I may take your advice and either upgrade my fixture or modify the socket to accommodate straight pin bulbs (or take the...
Forum: Lighting 05-03-2004, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hi, Does anyone out there know if there are...

Hi,

Does anyone out there know if there are 55W 5000K compact fluorescent bulbs available in a square pin arrangement? Since Custom Sea Life went out of business I can't find these anywhere. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-11-2003, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By russdesnoyer
Not too bad lately! The city dug up my whole...

Not too bad lately! The city dug up my whole damn yard--one of our drainage pipes was completely broken, leading to massive dirt dams about 5 feet from the house, hence the lovely spring and early...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-10-2003, 04:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey Scott, Long time no see!! Hockey...

Hey Scott,

Long time no see!! Hockey season's in a month--go check out the Penguins! :D

Russ
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2003, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,700
Posted By russdesnoyer
This is a topic I haven't seen addressed here...

This is a topic I haven't seen addressed here very often, but how important is water circulation in planted tanks? I'm running 4 outside hang-on type power filters (200gph) on a 125 gallon tank. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2003, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By russdesnoyer
Hey gang, With the recent request for fert...

Hey gang,

With the recent request for fert plans posted by Marcel, I thought this might be a good time to ask. I recently won a 4L (!) jug of TMG in a LFS raffle. I currently use Seachem...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-30-2003, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By russdesnoyer
Yeah, I guess I should be thankful that methods...

Yeah, I guess I should be thankful that methods are in place for investigating these matters in the case that someone might be up to no good, but it's still a bit unsettling for an unassuming...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2003, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By russdesnoyer
Once I convinced them I wasn't assembling bombs...

Once I convinced them I wasn't assembling bombs in my basement they were reasonably polite and drove me back to work. Still scared the crap out of me, though. I definitely will not be returning to...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-29-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By russdesnoyer
Honest to God this is a true story--a few days...

Honest to God this is a true story--a few days ago I put in an inquiry at a local landscaping store to see whether or not I could get KNO3 and K2SO4 for dosing my aquariums (and save a couple bucks...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2003, 03:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By russdesnoyer
Just a couple thoughts. If you didn't want to...

Just a couple thoughts. If you didn't want to switch fixtures, you could use less-light demanding species (any of the various crypts, microsorum sp., anubias) in the darker spots. And fill in that...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2003, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By russdesnoyer
Just saw kuhli's reply--I'm not sure exactly...

Just saw kuhli's reply--I'm not sure exactly where I saw this so don't quote me, but I think this article stated that older silicone airline tubing will allow as much as 30% of the total CO2 passing...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2003, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,068
Posted By russdesnoyer
Silicone airline tubing is gas-permeable, meaning...

Silicone airline tubing is gas-permeable, meaning that you lose CO2 before it even gets to your tank. CO2 resistant tubing is not that much more than regular silicone tubing--if you're serious about...
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