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Forum: Substrate 03-13-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Monster Fish
I use perlite for my Sarracenia. It floats and it...

I use perlite for my Sarracenia. It floats and it eventually crumbles into a fine dust. I wouldn't use it as a substrate.
Forum: Substrate 03-10-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,742
Posted By Monster Fish
Water column dosing is sufficient for stem...

Water column dosing is sufficient for stem plants. You can test this by growing the plants free floating in the water column. Ludwigia, rotalas, and hygros have all grown for me uprooted with just...
Forum: Substrate 03-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Monster Fish
Yeah. The crypts have massive root systems which...

Yeah. The crypts have massive root systems which will help bring oxygen into the soil layer. Eventually they start sending up runners around the tank. Swords also have good root systems but some grow...
Forum: Substrate 03-09-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Monster Fish
Sounds good. Your plants should love it once...

Sounds good. Your plants should love it once they're established after several weeks. Try adding some crypts to the tank as well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Monster Fish
Slowly pull it out (roots and all) and do a water...

Slowly pull it out (roots and all) and do a water change right afterwards. There shouldn't be any toxic gasses since healthy crypt roots oxygenate the substrate. You will probably have a slight...
Forum: Substrate 03-04-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Monster Fish
Depends on how much rotting organic material is...

Depends on how much rotting organic material is in your dirt layer. You can poke all you want but all you're doing is releasing built up hydrogen sulfide gas. If you add some MTS and try planting...
Forum: Algae 03-03-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Monster Fish
A 6 day blackout killed off all the cyanobacteria...

A 6 day blackout killed off all the cyanobacteria in my tank. I just did a large water change before the blackout, removed all lighting, covered the tank with a black trash bag, waited 6 days, took...
Forum: Plants 03-03-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Monster Fish
Looks like an Aponogeton. Unsure of the species...

Looks like an Aponogeton. Unsure of the species though.

Edit: Probably Aponogeton crispus
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Monster Fish
I'd scrap the tank and not do organic dirt with...

I'd scrap the tank and not do organic dirt with high tech stems. You don't have enough root mass to supply oxygen to the bacteria that decompose the organics in the miracle gro.
Forum: Substrate 03-03-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By Monster Fish
What other plants do you have in the tank and...

What other plants do you have in the tank and what dirt did you use?
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-28-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Monster Fish
I don't have any at the moment but you can tell...

I don't have any at the moment but you can tell that they're going dormant when it stops producing new leaves and the older leaves start looking dull green. If there's any new leaves produced, they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-25-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Monster Fish
Depends on where you are but in the eastern US...

Depends on where you are but in the eastern US they go dormant at the end of October and break dormancy at the end of March/beginning of April.
Forum: Plants 02-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,300
Posted By Monster Fish
Go with Monte Carlo instead if you want the HC...

Go with Monte Carlo instead if you want the HC look but wish to keep it low tech.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 02-22-2015, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By Monster Fish
Depending on where you live, it should be dormant...

Depending on where you live, it should be dormant right now. Though if it came from tissue culture, I'd keep it indoors on a sunny windowsill if you're currently experiencing winter weather.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-20-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By Monster Fish
No need to boil IME. Just watch for ammonia...

No need to boil IME. Just watch for ammonia spikes if you're setting up a new tank and do 50% water changes to bring them down when necessary.
Forum: Plants 02-17-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By Monster Fish
Monte carlo grows larger leaves in high light...

Monte carlo grows larger leaves in high light with CO2 injection while growing smaller leaves in low tech setups. I prefer monte carlo over HC since it requires less maintenance.
Forum: Plants 02-10-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Monster Fish
Nah. Don't cut them back. Just let them grow new...

Nah. Don't cut them back. Just let them grow new leaves. Don't be surprised if the old leaves melt though.

From that pic you posted, it looks like the rhizome is growing up out of the substrate.
Forum: Plants 01-31-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Monster Fish
Add a couple of root tabs. Though it would help...

Add a couple of root tabs. Though it would help if you posted a couple pics of your crypts.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-29-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Monster Fish
I enjoyed playing Commander aka EDH back when I...

I enjoyed playing Commander aka EDH back when I still played. We'd play 6-8 man free-for-alls and someone always had a combo or a bunch of overpowered creatures that would make the game turn into 7...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-28-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Monster Fish
I used to back in the day. Quit around the end of...

I used to back in the day. Quit around the end of Zendikar block a few years back. Standard was such a money sink and their newest format, Modern, is even worse.
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By Monster Fish
A small bottle of Algaefix should last you a...

A small bottle of Algaefix should last you a while since you're not gonna be using it every day like Excel. The only negative to Algaefix is that it kills crustaceans. Meaning you shouldn't use it if...
Forum: Algae 01-20-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 810
Posted By Monster Fish
Nice experiment. To be honest, I've only had luck...

Nice experiment. To be honest, I've only had luck killing spirogyra using Algaefix. It shrugged off H2O2 and Excel and I'm afraid of killing my mosses with bleach.
Forum: Substrate 01-11-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By Monster Fish
Dirt capped with pool filter/blasting sand.

Dirt capped with pool filter/blasting sand.
Forum: Fish 01-08-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By Monster Fish
A plastic fork might float. You can use a bamboo...

A plastic fork might float. You can use a bamboo skewer instead and stick it into the substrate to hold down a slice of zucchini.
Forum: Plants 12-26-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Monster Fish
+1 to Marsilea quadrifolia. It takes a bit...

+1 to Marsilea quadrifolia.

It takes a bit of time to get established in low tech tanks but it eventually becomes invasive, often growing under the shade of other plants and under driftwood.
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