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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 299
Posted By brandon429
Pls post pics I hadn't seen fw hydra in any tank...

Pls post pics I hadn't seen fw hydra in any tank for twenty yrs
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By brandon429
what i do on mine is drain the tank, and use a...

what i do on mine is drain the tank, and use a paper towel wet with peroxide to wipe down the inside lightly, you dont have to scratch. it w kill the growths on the glass and bleach it clear again...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-21-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,479
Posted By brandon429
I placed crystal reds and blacks in this still...

I placed crystal reds and blacks in this still bog months back, I know they are delicate but typically there are some of a group that survive habitable conditions.

of 8 added, I see 4 from time...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-09-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By brandon429
its just great id pay good money for that :)

its just great id pay good money for that :)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By brandon429
well one thing is for sure even if its fake or...

well one thing is for sure even if its fake or real

he had nothing special to work with in the 70s, if anything Id simply like to know his substrate. if soil from outside, amazing no plant...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-09-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By brandon429
oh ha! bad reading I didnt re read the article....

oh ha! bad reading I didnt re read the article. had seen it last year on reefcentral and then was talking about it on another forum just posted here in case ya'll hadn't seen it. agreed how it could...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By brandon429
is 45 years a decent life span?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2267504/The-sealed-bottle-garden-thriving-40-years-fresh-air-water.html


I looked to see if this was posted recently and didnt see it :)

sure...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By brandon429
Based on the above, what indicates to you the...

Based on the above, what indicates to you the tank can't process ammonia safely?


Do a 100% water change as previously stated above

Get a non API ammonia fw test kit, not dip strips but a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By brandon429
Details: API test kits seem to make the...

Details:

API test kits seem to make the cycle out of control, but its just an illusion. API is misleading and inaccurate, you didn't kill or stop or slow anything

I'm anti API for the reasons...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By brandon429
Great job for sure

Great job for sure
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-24-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By brandon429
Don't discount 35% peroxide from a health food...

Don't discount 35% peroxide from a health food store

stronger than bleach
rinses clean instantly

I'd soak for an hour in a bowl of straight 35 then clean it out, the scum should peel off fast...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-16-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By brandon429
this is not a mean evaluation this is just...

this is not a mean evaluation this is just another way of showing you the problem. my college tank was like this, what you describe, to a T.

always ask yourself what have you done exceptional, in...
Forum: Algae 05-13-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By brandon429
ten years of online algae battling threads fw and...

ten years of online algae battling threads fw and marine summed up:

algae growth is nearly always viewed as a negative inference about some aspect of nutrients or tank params when thats the rarest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-12-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By brandon429
not to any degree you can measure or our test...

not to any degree you can measure or our test kits would indicate, go ahead and start it up its sounding ready to go.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By brandon429
It is a dechlorinator and nothing else. You can...

It is a dechlorinator and nothing else. You can add it for any reason you want, but it only does one thing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By brandon429
Well its a mitigation you choose. If the...

Well its a mitigation you choose. If the environment is really dirty then capping is better with quick use.

We can't predict a timeline for going to rot...it varies because contamination profiles...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By brandon429
Interested in decoding that. First of all, is...

Interested in decoding that.
First of all, is this reading from an API kit colorimetric pH indicator or dip strip

Aged, circulated water stands to lose co2 which drives up pH, not down like you...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By brandon429
uncap! the rationale is, water at the local...

uncap!

the rationale is, water at the local grocery store that is capped was prepared aseptically.

we dont, so if we cap we risk causing anoxic conditions any ole time. I once dumped a whole...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 520
Posted By brandon429
You wouldnt normally think your question has...

You wouldnt normally think your question has broader implications on tank cycling but it does, what you have posted is in line with why we keep change water open capped vs capped, for both fresh and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 385
Posted By brandon429
all it becomes is a cleaning requirement its not...

all it becomes is a cleaning requirement its not harmful. based on bioload, each tank needs X amnt of active surface area for oxidation to occur, and the practice has always been to vastly exceed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 541
Posted By brandon429
im on the 10:1 train but with a catch we...

im on the 10:1 train but with a catch

we arent factoring feed in/out, which shrimp are quite good at

one neon tetra's metabolic output from cellular respiration sure beats a shrimp, but shrimp...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-08-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By brandon429
in all fairness they are a relatively new...

in all fairness they are a relatively new product, but you have to go through this gauntlet with old school aquarium types before they believe you. if nualgae is the real deal they'll make it out of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-08-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By brandon429
nano-reef.com has one evaluation thread going...

nano-reef.com has one evaluation thread going right now in the products forum. no magic occuring. income for nualgae company is occuring.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By brandon429
you w think this is crazy but it works fine ive...

you w think this is crazy but it works fine ive done it

lay moss on drift wood

have three foot section of fishing line ready, with -two- micro salmon egg trout hooks, one tiny hook on each end...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By brandon429
so sorry I dont know that specific dose, I used...

so sorry I dont know that specific dose, I used powdered alum as a dip for that. I have snails in my heavily treated peroxide fw planted tanks and it doesnt kill them, im not sure if its reliable for...
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