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Forum: Plants 07-18-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Flear
thanks for those so far :)

thanks for those so far :)
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Flear
fine leafed plants ?

what has finer leaves than limnophila sessiliflora ???
Forum: Algae 09-06-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Flear
ignore your greenwater, this sounds totally...

ignore your greenwater, this sounds totally scarry and strange

it will get darker and darker, don't worry about water changes, ... yes, this sounds totally backwards

it will continue to get...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-02-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,865
Posted By Flear
as i read this, skipping so very much of it. ...

as i read this, skipping so very much of it.

the salesman from the LFS the OP was talking about, ...

ammonia released from decay, ... ya, this is true, unfortunately plants don't have a...
Forum: Algae 09-02-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 188
Posted By Flear
greenwater crashing

there was/is a handbook available on this site for $16 or something.
the preview mentioned that greenwater can solve itself, just ignore it and the problem will go away.

does anyone know what's...
Forum: Algae 08-23-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Flear
do you have staghorn algae in your tank ?

do you have staghorn algae in your tank ?
Forum: Algae 08-22-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Flear
careful about your CO2 higher lights the...

careful about your CO2

higher lights the plants can process more CO2.

but there is also a point were it's too much and it goes toxic for the plants

certain terrestrial plants (with...
Forum: Algae 08-22-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Flear
green dust "algae" vs green spot algae, ... one...

green dust "algae" vs green spot algae, ... one falls off the glass easily, the other needs a pleco or a razor to get it off the glass.

Edit:
very easy to identify the difference
-one is fluffy...
Forum: Algae 08-21-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Flear
quick note you want your nitrates between...

quick note

you want your nitrates between 20-40, ... don't want nitrogen deficiencies
Forum: Algae 08-20-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Flear
if you want algae, there is also another way to...

if you want algae, there is also another way to go about it.

do a ton of research to find out what kind of algae you want, as specific as you can.

search either boreal.com or carolina.com for...
Forum: Algae 08-20-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Flear
when specific nutrients are out of balance that...

when specific nutrients are out of balance that allows for unwanted/undesired algae to bloom, ... does that turn out to be it's detrimental to plant health so the plants ability to suck back the...
Forum: Algae 08-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Flear
i like the flowers on the bacopa far more than...

i like the flowers on the bacopa far more than the flowers on the anubias, haven't had anything else flower
Forum: Algae 08-19-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Flear
Germanyt, ... what does plantex have in it for...

Germanyt, ... what does plantex have in it for nutrients ?

skip dosing anything specific unless your noticing deficiencies in the plants.

i had an iron deficiency, dosed really heavy on iron,...
Forum: Algae 08-19-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Flear
silica sand can increase silicates, ... it's...

silica sand can increase silicates, ... it's something i would honestly prefer to avoid for health reasons.

Edit:
at least i think silica sand would be high in silicates, ... talking about the...
Forum: Algae 08-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By Flear
the brown algae that typically comes with new...

the brown algae that typically comes with new tanks, ... it's a pretty good assumption you'll never have that again, ever.

i have heard (only heard), actinic florescent lights can really work to...
Forum: Algae 08-19-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Flear
i'd still side with cutting nutrients i...

i'd still side with cutting nutrients

i won't say permanently, but enough that the water is in short supply, vacular plants will whether this this better than any algae as they've got stores of...
Forum: Algae 08-18-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 677
Posted By Flear
definitely staghorn, i'm very familiar, with it....

definitely staghorn, i'm very familiar, with it. (including color), it does look cute when it attaches to a snail shell :)

Edit:
check your nutrients (plant deficiencies) & ammonia,
i have a...
Forum: Algae 08-18-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Flear
i know about asking questions people don't have...

i know about asking questions people don't have knowledgeable responses, ... some of the questions i ask are about raising algae, deliberately, ... it's one thing to have a problem and try to get rid...
Forum: Algae 08-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By Flear
if it's diatoms as is mentioned above, ignore it ...

if it's diatoms as is mentioned above, ignore it

otherwise, try to ignore the algae, sounds crazy doesn't it ?

look at your plants, are they healthy?, are they growing?, really growing?, are...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Flear
never thought of that, ... your right, never...

never thought of that, ... your right, never forget the simple stuff for the simple 'algaes', algae eaters :)
Forum: Algae 08-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Flear
if you can unplant them, ... if the leaves are...

if you can unplant them, ... if the leaves are exposed to air, i would 'assume' the GSA would die, ... that's not very realistic with most people though, ... i've got too much activity in my tank to...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Flear
for my tank, to ensure water is not stagnant i...

for my tank, to ensure water is not stagnant i use a bubble want at one end of the tank, there's just enough gentle water flow to prevent the water from becoming stagnant

it's sticking to the...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,533
Posted By Flear
i'm skipping ahead, ... blue-green algae...

i'm skipping ahead, ... blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is a type of bacteria, it is not absolute that it's going to have a distinct color and may very well range the colors of the rainbow
Forum: Algae 08-14-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By Flear
algae never spontaniously appears. some is...

algae never spontaniously appears.

some is gotten through the air, (spores and such)
most is gotten through spores in the water of the fish we buy.

like all the soaps on the market 99.99%...
Forum: Algae 08-11-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Flear
i have not seen suppliers of freshwater coral :(,...

i have not seen suppliers of freshwater coral :(, i know there are 2 different types out there (a 3rd if you count the formations in a particular lake in BC Canada here - but that's debatable if...
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