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Forum: Substrate 02-25-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By Tvadna
Do you need to... Cap? No Rinse? Yes ...

Do you need to...
Cap? No

Rinse? Yes


Do you want to...
Cap? Only if you want a different color or grow smaller foreground plants better

Rinse? You probably wish you did
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Left The GBR pair is coming closer...

Bottom Left

The GBR pair is coming closer and closer to rearing their fry. The female keeps quitting though. The last spawn was enormous and resulted in a cloud of 100 free swimming fry which...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left Did a 70% water change in the HC tank....

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Did a 70% water change in the HC tank. It was so tough to see in the tank prior that it. The water change was like pulling back the curtain on a 2 week experiment. I'm not sure how clear...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-25-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,285
Posted By Tvadna
I just traded a ton of Pogostemon Erectus for...

I just traded a ton of Pogostemon Erectus for some Blyxa Japonica.
I had to make room for the new Blyxa so I pulled out even more Pogo. Blyxa has been my nemesis in the past. This is probably the...
Forum: Lighting 02-25-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Tvadna
I am pretty sure that Finnex (and most LED...

I am pretty sure that Finnex (and most LED lights) place an equal (or close to) spread of LEDs along the length of fixture. This means that the PAR should be the same on fixtures regardless of...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-19-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,272
Posted By Tvadna
I would agree with you that your GBR are both...

I would agree with you that your GBR are both female. That's bad news if you want to try breeding but IMO females coloration can be nicer then males. Breeding or sparring does bring out the best...
Forum: Plants 02-19-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By Tvadna
I never considered HJ to be a ground cover...

I never considered HJ to be a ground cover either. But that's nice it's so big and hard for you. haha
Forum: Tank Journals 02-18-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Bottom Right Just pulled out all of the GBR....

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Just pulled out all of the GBR. I left the the 4 gold rams and re did the tank. I pulled out buckets full of extra java fern and anubias. I went back in with the same long piece of...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,285
Posted By Tvadna
I completely agree with what you said. Pogo...

I completely agree with what you said. Pogo Erectus is one of the best stem plants at keeping its lower leaves but it still gets the ratty roots hanging like every other stem I've seen. It's also...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Thanks burr, The slots look fairly small. How...

Thanks burr,
The slots look fairly small. How would shrimp fair VS this unit? I'm sure the shrimplets wouldn't stand a chance but adults would be fine, right?
and roll tide?
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Top Left: The journals really do help track...

Top Left:
The journals really do help track progress. I knew my dwarf baby tears was growing but looking back at an earlier post blew me away. Here is the difference three weeks make. Figured I'd...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=...

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GBRs have spawned again on a clay flower pot and there are more eggs then ever. They...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-17-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,285
Posted By Tvadna
The 40 is over grown with pogostemon erectus. I...

The 40 is over grown with pogostemon erectus. I have trimmed the myrio. a few times as well as the persicaria kawagoeanum which has kept them at bay. I'll need to do a major trim of pogo. soon. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-04-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
I don't have the test kits to confirm whether the...

I don't have the test kits to confirm whether the nitrites or nitrates are high but I don't believe I have water quality issues (certainly not ammonia at least) because I would be losing my orange...
Forum: Substrate 02-03-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 53,068
Posted By Tvadna
I know this is a fairly old threat but I think...

I know this is a fairly old threat but I think some are confusing knowledge and experience with arrogance.

I appreciate the science and chemistry of substrate comparisons but sometimes it can be...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-03-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Top Right This tank is cloudier then ever. ...

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This tank is cloudier then ever.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=73122&title=0202152025-1c.jpg

Here is what I have tried so far with no luck.
...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-28-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Tvadna
From what I've seen FRANK is probably Dragon...

From what I've seen FRANK is probably Dragon Stone. Thanks for the help.

Won't remove the rock from the scape but I could go to the store and purchase another small rock and test it this way....
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
Sounds like a big risk with my shrimp in...

Sounds like a big risk with my shrimp in there.... I think i'm going to do 40% changes daily til it clears.

Is there any risk of bacterial bloom to shrimp, fish or plants?
Forum: Plants 01-28-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Tvadna
It has been one of the easiest stem plants to...

It has been one of the easiest stem plants to grow for me. It has become more and more common in the last year or so. The leaves have an almost geometric branching. They are about an inch or so in...
Forum: Aquascaping 01-28-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By Tvadna
Name this rock

Can you name this rock? Does it make water cloudy?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=72546&title=0123151906b-1c.jpg...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
TOP RIGHT ...

TOP RIGHT
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting.php?do=show&type=f&id=72794&title=0128150011-1c.jpg

The last few days but this tank is extremely cloudy. I haven't determined why and would...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
I don't mind givng some tips, I'm probably better...

I don't mind givng some tips, I'm probably better at fish relationships since they're easier to figure out then women. Hah
It sounds like you're past the point of getting eggs or getting them to...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-28-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,316
Posted By Tvadna
If you have an infestation of hair algae try...

If you have an infestation of hair algae try going with a small dose of hydrogen peroxide daily for 3-7 days until it clears. Increasing flow in the tank helps when doing this. Some plants can be...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tvadna
Found a local shop with some HC... Instead of...

Found a local shop with some HC... Instead of trying this again I am taking my chances with the tank flooded and pumping in high CO2....
Forum: Tank Journals 01-27-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Tvadna
BL To my surprise the eggs have hatched and are...

BL
To my surprise the eggs have hatched and are still surviving. They are now at the wriggler stage. The female has lost interest in the last few days but the male is still as devoted as ever. He...
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