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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By tetra73
Depends on the plants..some plants would only do...

Depends on the plants..some plants would only do well with CO2, ie, many grass like carpeting plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-16-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By tetra73
Excel is better on a small tank with medium...

Excel is better on a small tank with medium lighting. I have a low tech dirt tank 20g. I dose only the daily excel 4ml. I have a nice dwarf sag carpet and few very bushy giant baby tears. Some...
Forum: Algae 04-15-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By tetra73
Well, I use Phoslock to pretreat my water (35g)...

Well, I use Phoslock to pretreat my water (35g) before doing the water change. Phoslock can remove phosphate and silica (main reasons for diatom algae).
Forum: Photography 04-15-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By tetra73
NYC and NJ aren't that far apart. You are...

NYC and NJ aren't that far apart. You are basically shooting the same common bird species. I figured that in my 3 years time shooting birds, I am pretty much done with them. Did you get that Snowy...
Forum: Photography 04-15-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By tetra73
I get you...unfortunately, this was sold few...

I get you...unfortunately, this was sold few years ago for 6K. 500L f4 IS mark I. Needed the money and done with bird photography in NYC...
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Forum: Algae 04-14-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 41,901
Posted By tetra73
I just did the 1 to 2 punch treatment. I have a...

I just did the 1 to 2 punch treatment. I have a 40g with maybe 35g of water. The plant load is moderate. I mainly have BBA on the DHG trimming (close to the substrate) and on my driftwoods which I...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By tetra73
I have 14 amano shrimps and I dose 4ml of daily...

I have 14 amano shrimps and I dose 4ml of daily excel, for over 7 months. They didn't die at all. Were you dosing the initial dosage AND overdosing excel? Just the daily dosage at 2x you will be...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By tetra73
Ok, I am diffusing my light a bit more see if the...

Ok, I am diffusing my light a bit more see if the situation would improve. I am tempted to try out the H2o2 treatment since I have 5 ottos, and 3 cory cats. Judging from this thread,...
Forum: Algae 04-11-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By tetra73
Try to add daily excel..in your case, 2ml. ...

Try to add daily excel..in your case, 2ml. Whatever algae you have right now, they will be dead within 2 to 3 weeks. With my low tech tank with excel dosage, 4ml to a 20g tank, I have no algae.
Forum: Algae 04-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By tetra73
CO2 and continous use of excel...fighting algae...

Are anyone continuously dosing excel daily + co2 just to prevent any algae outbreaks? I have a low tech 20g with daily excel dosage, about 4ml. Not even adding the initial dosage. That tank has no...
Forum: Plants 04-08-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By tetra73
Try to post it in the Low Tech forum. I have a...

Try to post it in the Low Tech forum. I have a low tech tank dosing excel only. No algae, period. I have dwarf sags for my carpeting plants. I have few stones there and surrounded by blyxa...
Forum: Plants 04-04-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By tetra73
I never plant the giant version before. If the...

I never plant the giant version before. If the dwarf version is any indication to the giant one, I believe your giant hair grass is converting to the immersed form. You have them for 1 week so...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-04-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By tetra73
With ADA soil, I doubt that you need any root...

With ADA soil, I doubt that you need any root tabs at all. Your phosphate is TOO LOW. Try under 5ppm. To get them spread, you must trim them HARD, down to very close to the substrate. You need...
Forum: Plants 04-01-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By tetra73
Let's slow down now. First, both DHG and S...

Let's slow down now. First, both DHG and S Repens take ages to become used to in your tank water parameters. I say about 3 weeks. :) You planted your DHG a bit too big. Try to have no more than...
Forum: Plants 03-31-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By tetra73
Here is an update. I am wondering if I should...

Here is an update. I am wondering if I should add more iron? I am dosing about .5ppm of iron per the fert calculator with the iron from the trace and separate iron dosing combined. At certain...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By tetra73
Are you sure he wasn't feeding them with feeder...

Are you sure he wasn't feeding them with feeder shrimps???? :)
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,220
Posted By tetra73
I think are more horrifying stories like heater...

I think are more horrifying stories like heater exploded because you forgot to unplugged. Or after a big water change, your entire school of fish died. I am sure there are stories relating to CO2...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By tetra73
And whatever can kill algae, it can also kill...

And whatever can kill algae, it can also kill plants. :) Frankly, there aren't many ways to kill algae effectively though. You can spot treat the plants with excel but there is 50% change the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,374
Posted By tetra73
Sorry if someone has said this but healthy plants...

Sorry if someone has said this but healthy plants do not attract BBA. BBA tends to grow on hardscapes due to too much light. Excessive organic content will cause BBA too.

One way to control...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-24-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By tetra73
Well, you know, is like not dosing ferts vs...

Well, you know, is like not dosing ferts vs dosing ferts... The result is expected. :) Then, you get into having CO2 versus enough CO2...that's the tricky part. And then you begin tweak your...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 914
Posted By tetra73
If you are dosing EI, run your fert dosage...

If you are dosing EI, run your fert dosage calculations here:
http://rota.la/

It should tell you how much of ferts you are dosing, regardless what the test kits are telling you. In a high tech,...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By tetra73
Ludwigia glandulosa..some concerns...

I am not sure if it was the right thing to do to try to plant them in my high tech tank. Well, they are finally switched to the submersed form. Somehow, the lower leaves, or leaves being somewhat...
Forum: Plants 03-17-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By tetra73
The recommended level is under .5 ppm. If you...

The recommended level is under .5 ppm. If you calculate the dosage correctly via the calculator, I won't worry about not having enough iron. Yes, you can overdose iron... Makes sure you are...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By tetra73
Just use this fert dosing calculator and to cross...

Just use this fert dosing calculator and to cross reference with your favorite kits...:) http://rota.la/ Well, you can't get more ferts than you put in, that's for sure.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-17-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 548
Posted By tetra73
I used to dose KS2o4 separately, in addition to...

I used to dose KS2o4 separately, in addition to all regular EI ferts. About 4 to 5ppm of K, in additions to K from KNO3, GH booster, and KH2PO4.
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