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Forum: Aquatek of California 02-19-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,552
Posted By melanotaenia
good luck with Aquatek Their customer...

good luck with Aquatek

Their customer service is horrible.

Lost my regulator that broke after three months, then claim they never got it, and won't try to work with me for a replacement. Out...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-19-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By melanotaenia
+1 mine failed after about 4 months of use, I...

+1 mine failed after about 4 months of use, I sent it to them, they claimed they never got it, now they won't send me a new one, and I am out about 100 bucks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-18-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By melanotaenia
HC is not so much a high light demanding plant as...

HC is not so much a high light demanding plant as it is a very high demanding C02 plant.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By melanotaenia
likely you won't have an NH4 spike, but I would...

likely you won't have an NH4 spike, but I would monitor for the next couple of weeks just to make sure before adding fauna.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-17-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By melanotaenia
If you want to have a diffuser that diffuses CO2...

If you want to have a diffuser that diffuses CO2 directly into the water column, ADA makes the best diffusers.

You get what you pay for.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-13-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By melanotaenia
another consideration is your substrate; baby...

another consideration is your substrate; baby tears have shallow roots for the most part and do best in fine grade soils. I have had best luck with Amazonia powder in particular. Normal to see some...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-13-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 969
Posted By melanotaenia
Plants don't have to pearl to be doing well and...

Plants don't have to pearl to be doing well and growing. My baby tears grows very well and only really pearls after I trim it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 949
Posted By melanotaenia
Your tank is cycling, and you are probably still...

Your tank is cycling, and you are probably still seeing die-off from the dry start adjustment to submersed state. The hair algae that is coming is likely a result of the cycle as well.

Also, you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-11-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,125
Posted By melanotaenia
I have one of their Aquatop cube tanks but it is...

I have one of their Aquatop cube tanks but it is only a 2 gallon, and the silicone work on it is OK, and holds water. There are blobs here and there.

Anything bigger than 5 gallons, I just buy...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-10-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By melanotaenia
To be quite blunt, the carpeting of HC is pretty...

To be quite blunt, the carpeting of HC is pretty easy to do in a submersed form provided that you have the necessary setup. One can do a dry start if they would like, but I have had equal success...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-08-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By melanotaenia
you will need to have a CO2 injection method for...

you will need to have a CO2 injection method for the HC to really do well in the long run; you are unlikely to see any pearling with the setup you propose.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By melanotaenia
True, NYC water is pretty good. However, older...

True, NYC water is pretty good. However, older buildings like mine have old pipes (I think this was discussed earlier in the thread). Sometime the water comes out the color of coffee. Other times...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,144
Posted By melanotaenia
One thing that has helped me in this hobby more...

One thing that has helped me in this hobby more than anything else:

1. Using R/O water: reasoning: I am able to control EVERY aspect of the parameters of the water going in. If I want to change...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-27-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By melanotaenia
I like idea two but I would go with Aquasoil or...

I like idea two but I would go with Aquasoil or something similar instead of the Fluval substate for better plant growth IMO
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-27-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By melanotaenia
has the BBA been getting any better since the...

has the BBA been getting any better since the addition of the CO2?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-27-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,814
Posted By melanotaenia
Did some trimming, and some replanting of some of...

Did some trimming, and some replanting of some of the Glosso and HC that had overgrown, here is an updated pic as of today. Sorry, but I take terrible photos :(
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-23-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,814
Posted By melanotaenia
Tank is still doing well but has gone under a...

Tank is still doing well but has gone under a major overhaul because the tall plants, well, grew too fast and I yanked them out.

Pictures coming of the new scape this weekend; I went with Glosso...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-22-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By melanotaenia
No, it won't kill the plant but if you simply let...

No, it won't kill the plant but if you simply let the water level drop and keep up with misting and letting the tank breathe, the HC should pick back up and start spreading again.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-22-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 613
Posted By melanotaenia
you have too much water in the tank; you should...

you have too much water in the tank; you should not mist the baby tears for a day or two and let the water evaporate out; you want to have the substrate moist but you don't want the plants submerged...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-19-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,116
Posted By melanotaenia
you are so lucky to have AFA so close. I am very...

you are so lucky to have AFA so close. I am very jealous
Forum: Tank Journals 09-17-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,502
Posted By melanotaenia
The H.C. looks like it was emersed grown so...

The H.C. looks like it was emersed grown so you'll have die off as it adjusts to the new submersed growth. Are you running CO2? HC does not tend to do very well without it, especially when it is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By melanotaenia
I have it in all my ADA tanks and have no...

I have it in all my ADA tanks and have no problems with shrimp or fish that like low PH, soft water, etc.

I think the Amazonia soil helps to counter-act any type of affects the stone may have on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-14-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By melanotaenia
If you did DSM the melting is adjustment to the...

If you did DSM the melting is adjustment to the submersed conditions. It will occur no matter what you do, but should minimize within 6 weeks of flooding.

Ensure that CO2 levels are kept high...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 643
Posted By melanotaenia
You can also lay paper towel where there are...

You can also lay paper towel where there are puddles and allow it to soak up the excess water and then remove them. That is what I did during my DSM.
Forum: Plants 08-28-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By melanotaenia
ADG was going to try and carry them but now they...

ADG was going to try and carry them but now they are no longer a distributor. I have asked AFA (the only other distributor in the USA of Amano goods) and they said they did not have any "immediate"...
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