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Forum: Plants   01-03-2016, 06:44 PM
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Posted By bluestems
Just a small update, but good news to share! The...

Just a small update, but good news to share! The anubias are already greening up and there has been no new pinholes. I think they are on their way back to health (: There was a slight bump in...
Forum: Plants   12-29-2015, 06:17 PM
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Views: 670
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, HDBenson- that is very helpful...

Thanks, HDBenson- that is very helpful information. The packaging on the smaller bottles of the Brighty Shade does not include the specific ferts, but I found a table online that states it includes...
Forum: Plants   12-28-2015, 06:38 PM
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Views: 670
Posted By bluestems
help with anubias

Anyone use Brighty K and Brighty shade? Assuming the pin holes in the Anubias are from a nutrient deficiency, will these ferts help? I've positioned my red rooters better to shade the Anubias-...
Forum: Plants   12-28-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By bluestems
I use airline tubing, stretched across the water...

I use airline tubing, stretched across the water with suction cups holding each end to the side of the aquarium, to keep red rooted floaters away from the filter return and over my Anubis. I like...
Forum: Plants   12-27-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By bluestems
help with anubias

The anubias nana petite in my 1-1/2 year old evolve8 are not doing well. I recently upgraded the lighting fixture from a Finnex Stingray to a Planted+. Up until today I have not dosed ferts, and...
Forum: Home Page News   10-22-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,970
Posted By bluestems
My daughter brought a betta home once and we left...

My daughter brought a betta home once and we left it sitting in a cup next to the tank in her room. While he was acclimating to the tank water, we went downstairs to have some dinner. It occurred...
Forum: Aquascaping   08-06-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,265
Posted By bluestems
Your tank is beautiful! What is your maintenance...

Your tank is beautiful! What is your maintenance routine with the sand?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,379
Posted By bluestems
RIP Takashi Amano?

RIP my mentor. [emoji22]

His vision was an inspiration and gift to this world.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-06-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 218
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Posted By bluestems
Here's my newest scape... ~7G low-med light with...

Here's my newest scape... ~7G low-med light with no ferts or injected CO2. This is from a couple of months ago at about 1 year. The DHG is filling in at a very slow pace. I'm not sure the variety...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   08-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By bluestems
Thanks for the suggestions. Decided to wait for...

Thanks for the suggestions. Decided to wait for cooler temps. I read around 85 or less is safe, but any hotter and it could wilt in hot delivery trucks.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   07-28-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By bluestems
Question on shipping plants in hot weather

Is it safe to ship red rooted floaters currently to a city expecting mid-90s weather? They are currently in paper towels moistened with aquarium water, sealed inside a ziplock.

This is a ROAK,...
Forum: Aquascaping   05-06-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By bluestems
I think you have me confused with another post......

I think you have me confused with another post... I used the window etching film not automotive ;)
Forum: Aquascaping   05-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By bluestems
Depends on the type. The kind I used adhered...

Depends on the type. The kind I used adhered with static cling. It could peel right off and be reapplied.
Forum: Aquascaping   05-05-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,807
Posted By bluestems
Here was my tank with etched glass film. I liked...

Here was my tank with etched glass film. I liked it because it was semi-transparent and let a bit of filtered light from the window behind it in. It was super easy to install, there was no glue or...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-04-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By bluestems
Hi Bettababe, I used pendant lights over a 75g...

Hi Bettababe, I used pendant lights over a 75g with bulbs specified for plant growth and it worked really well. At the time, it was with soil and a gravel cap using the Walstead method, growing...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-28-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,054
Posted By bluestems
This is quite lovely! I really like your use of...

This is quite lovely! I really like your use of Fissidens nobilis and the mini ferns... looking forward to seeing its progress. :cool:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   03-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 929
Posted By bluestems
You might consider ordering your fish online......

You might consider ordering your fish online... I've had good luck ordering from The Wet Spot in Portland, OR. Invertebrates by Msjinkzd usually carries a good selection and is also a TPT sponsor. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By bluestems
Sorry, I read this... "The tank was lowtech and...

Sorry, I read this... "The tank was lowtech and followed many principles laid out in Walstad's book, but I say that fairly loosely as the substrate was sand and I was dosing dry ferts frequently...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   03-27-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By bluestems
If you're not using soil, and you are dosing,...

If you're not using soil, and you are dosing, then this isn't the Walstad method. Doesn't work without the soil...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-07-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By bluestems
Thanks, it has a ways to go to fill in. I've...

Thanks, it has a ways to go to fill in. I've read differing reports on dhg in low-med light conditions w/ and w/out co2. The new growth is promising, but I wouldn't mind it filling in a bit faster...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-07-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By bluestems
That's a nice tank :proud: Do you also do co2? ...

That's a nice tank :proud: Do you also do co2? My dhg is starting to spread, though not as quickly as it did in high light with co2 injection (required trimming at least once a week). I've heard...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By bluestems
Looking good! :proud: I agree with aquarist...

Looking good! :proud: I agree with aquarist about pulling the rhizomes out of the soil.

Since we're sharing... here's my 8g, about a month old. We have similar styles! :smile:
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   07-02-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By bluestems
Hi, welcome to TPT. I like the half moon mat...

Hi, welcome to TPT. I like the half moon mat too, and that's a better price than I got my evolve 8 on clearance. I'm loving mine so far... nice little tank, especially for the price. So far, the...
Forum: Algae   07-02-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By bluestems
Nice planting job, I like the layout. In...

Nice planting job, I like the layout. In addition to the other suggestions, are you also doing to recommended water changes per ADA's guidelines (large, daily water changes the first week, every...
Forum: Aquascaping   07-02-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,916
Posted By bluestems
The ADA video (third in my post above) shows...

The ADA video (third in my post above) shows several examples of how they setup aquascapes from start to finish that are similar to the one you like at the 5:48 mark. Now that you have an idea of...
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