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Forum: Tank Journals 04-23-2012, 01:13 PM
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Views: 879
Posted By dazkeirle
Since the large rock was removed, not only have i...

Since the large rock was removed, not only have i seen absolutely no clado or java moss, but the green spot algae that I was getting, usually 3 days into the week, on the tank walls also is not...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By dazkeirle
60 litre Iwagumi. CO2, ferts and metal halide.

Well where to start? This tank is my first planted and has been setup about 2 months. In that time I've done almost everything wrong at least once, but have learnt hard by my mistakes.

Luckily I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-19-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By dazkeirle
I'd say even adult RCS would fit through but...

I'd say even adult RCS would fit through but would be fine for Bamboo or Amano
Forum: Substrate 03-14-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By dazkeirle
I use Oliver Knott Naturesil with mine, in RCS...

I use Oliver Knott Naturesil with mine, in RCS and CRS tanks. One planted, one not.
Forum: Lighting 03-12-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By dazkeirle
wpg is pretty arbitrary to be honest, PAR is a...

wpg is pretty arbitrary to be honest, PAR is a more accurate method (quick google)

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/lighting/105774-par-vs-distance-t5-t12-pc.html

I would say though that 3wpg...
Forum: Lighting 03-12-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By dazkeirle
Would be better off with 6,500k bulbs but yeah,...

Would be better off with 6,500k bulbs but yeah, you're looking at 3.3 wpg which is pretty high, not mad though.

The height sounds good so tbh it's a pretty good setup which will be good for most...
Forum: Lighting 03-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,635
Posted By dazkeirle
I use both, what people are omitting to mention...

I use both, what people are omitting to mention though is that MH has a much nicer light to it. It is more natural and gives the cool ripples.

It is a bit of an algae magnet though, be warned.
Forum: Lighting 03-09-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dazkeirle
heh, Did have some algae, Clado but it was...

heh, Did have some algae, Clado but it was definitely because I introduced it.

Ripped open a large Marimo, 1 day later have clado across every surface, in every plant on every rock. Don't listen...
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dazkeirle
forgot to say tank is about 18" deep.

forgot to say tank is about 18" deep.
Forum: Lighting 03-08-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By dazkeirle
Is this setup low, medium or high?

I have a lighting rig, but it isn't all t8, and it's set fairly high so it is hard to judge WPG, let alone PAR.

The rig has 2x15w T8 bulbs set either side and a 150w 10k metal halide in the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By dazkeirle
thats a shame, and a waste of a good OE blue...

thats a shame, and a waste of a good OE blue tiger :(

I have a similar bell I got from a kit that I use with my DIY (Sometimes), so thanks for letting me know of the potential issues.

In the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 03-05-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By dazkeirle
Magensium Nitrate or Potassium Nitrate?

Deciding I need to fert my 60l planted I bought some salts from aquarium plant food.

I (kind of) accidentally bought magnesium nitrate as well as potassium nitrate to go along with potassium...
Forum: Plants 02-21-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 285
Posted By dazkeirle
Do I need ferts with active substrate and co2?

Hi all,

growing DHG and HC on top of Oliver Knott active.

All appears to be stable and estalishing fine, but wondering do i need to dose ferts as i have already a nutrient rich substrate,...
Forum: Substrate 02-21-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By dazkeirle
Thanks for your advice. I raised the...

Thanks for your advice.

I raised the substrate up to around 2-3 cm and everything appears to be establishing well.

I'm getting pearling on the hc anyway, so i can only assume that's good.
...
Forum: Lighting 02-18-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By dazkeirle
Lighting rig with metal halide and T8 height

Hi guys, here is my dilema.

I have a cool lighting rig I got for a song, it houses 150w metal halide and 2 x 15w t8's.

I have it lighting my 60 litre planted tank 8 hours during the day while...
Forum: Substrate 02-15-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 815
Posted By dazkeirle
Depth of ADA Ammazonia for DHG and HC Cuba

Hi all,

quick question.

In my 60l I have a thin (2mm) layer of sand on the base covered by around 1 - 1.5 cm of ADA ammazonia II.

Is this thick enough for Dwarf HAir Grass and HC Cuba root...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dazkeirle
While messing around with the setup and wondering...

While messing around with the setup and wondering how I may minimize unused co2 going to waste I've had a brain wave.

By placing the old collection based co2 diffuser above the ceramic bubble...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dazkeirle
I went to the aquatic store today and actually...

I went to the aquatic store today and actually bought a bubble counter / proper ceramic fizzing diffuser.

I've got it hooked up to the 16g co2 cannister atm just for giggles and the difference in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dazkeirle
Using this graph:...

Using this graph: http://aquadaily.com/2009/01/29/co2-ph-kh-chart/ I see I'm at 9 mg/l of co2.

I know HC Cuba is gonna want a lot more than that, 15 mg/l?

So i appreciate i need to get...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dazkeirle
Yes that's correct, I wish to grow HC cuba,...

Yes that's correct, I wish to grow HC cuba, however want to ensure I have lighting / ph / kh / co2 requirements met to avoid wasting money on killing the plant as it's very expensive.

That is why...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By dazkeirle
New 60l shrimp tank build from newbie

Hi all, what a great forum here!

A bit about me, normally i keep axolotls, fresh coldwater critters with no planting whatsoever, however recently i've setup 2 shrimp tanks, 1 a 200 litre for...
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