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Forum: Equipment Today, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 318
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
What's the issue with aquaclear? They are one of...

What's the issue with aquaclear? They are one of the best HOB's that I've used. They also go dead quiet after a couple months of use. Almost impossible to tell when they are running unless you check...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
EI will give you a dose recommendation to...

EI will give you a dose recommendation to maintain a target level in terms of PPM. If you have a lower amount to start with then what is happening is your dose is being consumed by the plants or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I bought this unit. Amazon.com - 0PPM...

I bought this unit.

Amazon.com - 0PPM Portable 100GPD Reverse Osmosis RO+DI Filtration POQ-4B-100 - Undersink Water Filtration Systems

It looks very plain and cheap but it is all about the...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 12:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Do you dose any micros?

Do you dose any micros?
Forum: Algae 10-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
8 hours is enough. You will have to remove the...

8 hours is enough. You will have to remove the algae or they will adapt to that setup.

H202/Excel spot treatment should work.
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Red Root floaters. Nice red roots about 1"-1.5"...

Red Root floaters. Nice red roots about 1"-1.5" and it does not get any longer than that.
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Don't worry they grow back and really fast. ...

Don't worry they grow back and really fast.

I actually don't like the long roots LOL.
Forum: Algae 10-23-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
15 hours a day? That is a long time.

15 hours a day? That is a long time.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-23-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Just an FYI. I finally bought a budget 4 stage...

Just an FYI. I finally bought a budget 4 stage RO/DI unit from Purewaterclub for $60.

It produces 0 ppm from my 50+ ppm tap. It did come with a broken elbow connector but it was easily fixed with...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You need to buy the individual ferts so you can...

You need to buy the individual ferts so you can dose based on your target PPM. Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Monopotassium Phosphate then purchase Plantex CSM+B and some DPTA iron to cover...
Forum: Lighting 10-23-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
That should be amazing coverage with the 3 lights...

That should be amazing coverage with the 3 lights on top.

I have a Ray 2 and I am thinking of getting the Planted+. I just want the extra umpfh. I am already running @ 10" substrate on a 5 gallon...
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
If C02 is not an issue then it could be micros. ...

If C02 is not an issue then it could be micros. Look at rotalas if you have them. They were very good indicators for my micro issues.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-23-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Wow! I've grown water sprites in my low light...

Wow! I've grown water sprites in my low light tank with almost no fertilization and they never looked that bad. I remember certain stems will just die and turn brown but they never deteriorated in...
Forum: Algae 10-23-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 329
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
+1 this I trid mechanically remove it before...

+1 this

I trid mechanically remove it before from one spot and it grew again. You need spot treat the area to make sure it is 100% dead or it will just keep growing back.
Forum: Plants 10-23-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
They are beautiful plants. Some of them appear...

They are beautiful plants. Some of them appear with a look of nice crypt with the size and growth rate of an anubias. I got my first one today and it looks like it won't be the last.
Forum: Plants 10-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I would increase the C02 first and see if that...

I would increase the C02 first and see if that helps with the new growth.

I don't think you need any calcium or magnesium if your water is very hard already.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Start with a low amount then increase gradually...

Start with a low amount then increase gradually everyday. The max is when your fish start to gasp for air meaning that you now have too much C02. From there you dial back down. This must be done when...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Anyone know a person or service than can do a comprehensive water analysis?

I guess I'm tired of the guessing game and I wanted to find out if it is worth it to just get the precise nutrient levels in order to figure out the fertilization.
Forum: Aquascaping 10-21-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 603
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Glossostigma elatinoides and Elatine hydropiper...

Glossostigma elatinoides and Elatine hydropiper are nice carpet plants too. Both require good light and C02 injection to grow a carpet otherwise they will try to grow "upwards"

Dwarf penny wort if...
Forum: Plants 10-21-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
What is your GH? When was the last time you dosed...

What is your GH? When was the last time you dosed Calcium/Magnesium or GH booster?

Also when was the last time you increased your C02?
Forum: Plants 10-21-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
What micro nutrient fertilization do you use?

What micro nutrient fertilization do you use?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 624
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
You will need to provide pictures. Leaf margins...

You will need to provide pictures. Leaf margins can curl upwards, downwards and even become wavy. The tips of the leaves to can curl or even the entire leaf so pictures can help people here identify...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 10-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Plantex CSM+B dosing for 5 gal High tech.

I am trying to figure out the correct dose for plantex CSM+B for my 5 gallon tank. I have a high light tank (Finnex Ray 2 @ 10" bottom substrate) with C02 injection.

My Macros are:
2-3 ppm...
Forum: Plants 10-19-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
3 bubbles per second? I have a high light...

3 bubbles per second?

I have a high light setup in a 5 gallon tank running 2 bubbles per second of injected C02. Your 3 bubbles might not be enough.

If you think light is not the issue then I...
Forum: Algae 10-18-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
N cannot be 0 because at one point your plants...

N cannot be 0 because at one point your plants stop growing and all the other nutrient are simply utilized by the algae. Increase the dose or amount to keep it steady at 5 or 10 ppm.

I would get...
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