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Forum: Algae 04-13-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By averittexpress
It is not (just) excess nutrients that cause the...

It is not (just) excess nutrients that cause the algae. It is specifically an imbalance of nutrients and light. It can also be light coming in from a window and hitting the glass. Try playing with...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By averittexpress
I know I mentioned it already, but my bacopa...

I know I mentioned it already, but my bacopa australis (sp?) is doing amazingly well. If you can find some locally or want to pay shipping on it, I can send you a fist-full...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-25-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
I've unfortunately had to tear this tank down to...

I've unfortunately had to tear this tank down to move to a new house. :~(
But I upgraded to a 40 gallon and put much less soil in it this time. Staghorn algae is gone now. I took half the light away...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-25-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By averittexpress
Rainbuilder, 6-12 ppm salt water. Also, we use...

Rainbuilder,
6-12 ppm salt water. Also, we use reverse osmos'd water::the only trace minerals are what comes in Instant Ocean's Sea Salt.

We have a Lace Java Fern to the right of the pot as well....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By averittexpress
BRACKISH Planted Tank!

I was unable to find anything definitive on whether or not it could be done. So, I did it. And I have had success so far:
10% Salt water, reef mix; 80F; 3 GSP; 100s of Snail shells.

My bacopa...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-03-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By averittexpress
I've heard and am going to try today, after...

I've heard and am going to try today, after spelunking, that you can place a cucumber or zucchini slice in your tank then after an hour or two scrape crazy amounts of snails off. Then just put it...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-01-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,868
Posted By averittexpress
Hey, I love the hex. I've got a five gallon...

Hey, I love the hex. I've got a five gallon rectangle with a bunch of baby RCS. But I've got snails out the ass in there. I'm worried they're competing for food... I wish I had started out with no...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-27-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
I'm trying the siesta thing in combo with the...

I'm trying the siesta thing in combo with the Excel trip-dose. Today is first water change. I'm giving it about two hours in the middle of the day to rest and build up the CO2 levels. Which is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By averittexpress
I'm getting ready to trim my tank back fairly...

I'm getting ready to trim my tank back fairly heavily. If you (or anyone watching this thread) would like to pay shipping, I can send some of anything in my tank. *finding picture...* ...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
It's not the BBA though. It's staghorn. I've...

It's not the BBA though. It's staghorn. I've killed off the brush algae in an attempt to exterminate the Staghorn. I kind of wanted the brush algae.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
How about this picture? ...

How about this picture?
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pHosting/f/10430_FTS_24MAY2012b.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 05-25-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
Siesta Period? In English please? (lol) So, like...

Siesta Period? In English please? (lol) So, like an hour in the middle of the day? Like a shadow over a lake... Ok, pictures. Taking some now.
Forum: Algae 05-21-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By averittexpress
Awesome! I've been fighting a growth of staghorn...

Awesome! I've been fighting a growth of staghorn lately and want to help my SAE a little. Where did you get your Amanos?
Again, I'm really glad everything worked out.
Forum: Tank Journals 05-20-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By averittexpress
29g river bed (not fauna)

I started my tank around the beginning of 2012. Now the growth has become almost uncontrollable. I'm not complaining. I like it. I even thought it was a little overcrowded/stocked, and it is. So far,...
Forum: Algae 05-19-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By averittexpress
Any luck? I know it hasn't been a week yet, but...

Any luck? I know it hasn't been a week yet, but you might have seen at least a reduction in how much it was spreading...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-19-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 58,745
Posted By averittexpress
I have heard of some really bad situations with...

I have heard of some really bad situations with using soils as a substrate. I used around four inches of it to make my tank. I know most of the time it's not bad, but mine releases gas bubbles all...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-19-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,116
Posted By averittexpress
You can always buy a puffer. We are starting a...

You can always buy a puffer. We are starting a brackish tank and breeding snails so we can get a Green Spotted Puffer. Then you're keeping your snails up so you can keep your puffer happy.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-17-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By averittexpress
Yes, yes and YES. Tons of experimenting and...

Yes, yes and YES. Tons of experimenting and reading and testing and planting and rearranging and stocking.

And, you can always get some liquid nitrates from any pet store or LFS and dose lightly...
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By averittexpress
I hope so. We bought some very small Lace Cats...

I hope so. We bought some very small Lace Cats 2@3cm and added them to the tank last night. Wal-mart (whom I do not approve of them selling fish) had a crazy sale and my wife and I couldn't resist....
Forum: Fish 05-16-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By averittexpress
I kinda figured it was just someone's...

I kinda figured it was just someone's personality. I gave them everything they wanted to breed. He was just so mean. Sounds like it's off to the LFS again. And yeah, I knew about the mouth thing. At...
Forum: Lighting 05-16-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By averittexpress
It's an HO. I don't really know what the...

It's an HO. I don't really know what the difference is and haven't looked it up yet. I've been working a lot lately and that has been my excuse for everything this week.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By averittexpress
I like to think my plants are kinda spoiled. I've...

I like to think my plants are kinda spoiled. I've got a medium tech tank and they still grow like crazy with minimal treatments. My fish provide more than enough nitrogen for them and with a little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-16-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By averittexpress
Technically. You have to make other nutrients...

Technically. You have to make other nutrients available to the plants too though. Plants need phosphorous and potassium to grow as well. (When you buy fertilizer for a garden you see the numbers on...
Forum: Fish 05-15-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By averittexpress
Golden Wonder Killifish

I've been trying to breed my killifish for a while, but our male seems to be an abusive ***. The first day we put them in their new tank together the get along and do very ... "breedy" looking...
Forum: Lighting 05-15-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By averittexpress
My tank is a 29 and I don't think it's...

My tank is a 29 and I don't think it's overloaded. It grows very well. I'm just using a t5 dual setup and it cost me less than 100. It sits about four inches over my tank. I found mine at Petco and...
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