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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-14-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Smaller crypts, the low ground covers such as...

Smaller crypts, the low ground covers such as chain sword, marsilea minueta, hydrocotyle tripartita, mosses, anubias nana petite, small bushes such as pearlweed/micranthemum umbrosum, if you need...
Forum: Plants 05-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It does look like alternanthera reineckii, which...

It does look like alternanthera reineckii, which will look different once it's underwater. The second pic looks like some sort of ammania
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-10-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 295
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Water changes every other day would be good. I...

Water changes every other day would be good. I like to cycle the tank without plants first, especially if using a lot of soil. The ammonia does cause a lot of issues if you're not careful
Forum: Plants 05-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Not only this, but the round leaved version does...

Not only this, but the round leaved version does fit the OP's pic
Forum: Lighting 05-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By Xiaozhuang
+10 to this; Good CO2 offers much better outcomes

+10 to this; Good CO2 offers much better outcomes
Forum: Plants 05-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah, I second the tons of light... Especially to...

Yeah, I second the tons of light... Especially to maintain the red coloration
Forum: Plants 05-04-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
This scenario can be described as "If you only...

This scenario can be described as "If you only tool you have is a hammer, everything becomes a nail" Nutrients are easy to tweak and test for, so people flock to them to explain problems. Thousands...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-04-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,069
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you plan on using colorful plants, boring...

If you plan on using colorful plants, boring black works well

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Forum: Substrate 05-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Perhaps addition of a totally inert plain sand or...

Perhaps addition of a totally inert plain sand or gravel substrate will be useful ?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-03-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,976
Posted By Xiaozhuang
LOL I've doing some replanting, and some...

LOL I've doing some replanting, and some experiments. Been a bit busy lately, but will do some in a week or 2 I think.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-02-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,175
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Given the high flow rate of the Ecotech MP10 QD,...

Given the high flow rate of the Ecotech MP10 QD, putting it in position 3 will probably hit the deadspot behind the rocks due to the flow circulating to the end of the tank, then towards the back....
Forum: Plants 04-30-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Xiaozhuang
burr740 has the green gecko I think, maybe you...

burr740 has the green gecko I think, maybe you can message him
Forum: Plants 04-29-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Xiaozhuang
yes

yes
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah, haven't seen Lindernia rotundifolia...

Yeah, haven't seen Lindernia rotundifolia carpeting. Op should be refering to HG though which some people call pearlweed or baby tears ? I know some folks call Micranthemum umbrosum baby tears also,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-27-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Xiaozhuang
It does spread on the substrate when given the...

It does spread on the substrate when given the space to do so and ample light. We're talking about Hemianthus glomeratus here no ? or (HM/MM if you're using the old names). It makes a messy carpet...
Forum: Plants 04-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Firstly, hobbyist's measurements are always...

Firstly, hobbyist's measurements are always approximations; the machine needed to get an accurate CO2 reading costs upwards of $1000 - You can google Tom barr's posts on this.

Secondly, many...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Yeah melting within days will not come from...

Yeah melting within days will not come from nutrient issues, more likely plant is source from waters with very different parameters

Where do you get your plants from?

Have you tested your...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You're spot on on the tips part. Elongation is a...

You're spot on on the tips part. Elongation is a bit more complicated. It is also a function of growth rates, and in some cases, light. High CO2, and poor O2 combination can produce fat plants with...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
[QUOTE=bcarl_10gal;7749297]Xiaoz, If the...

[QUOTE=bcarl_10gal;7749297]Xiaoz,

If the plants do not look CO2 deprived what should we address next? Personally I have tried every fert, flow, co2, roottabs, whats left?

Here is the tank...
Forum: Plants 04-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Fortunately the swing caused by CO2 is totally...

Fortunately the swing caused by CO2 is totally harmless for either plants or fish. Many of us run CO2 straight on a timer; meaning that day to night swing can be more than 1 pH, shrimps, fish...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Good lighting, CO2, nutrients, KH within...

Good lighting, CO2, nutrients, KH within reasonable range - just that this plant is more demanding than most, so you should put it in the most favourable position; in the path of CO2 flow, well lit...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-19-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By Xiaozhuang
The problem with such tests is the difficulty of...

The problem with such tests is the difficulty of measuring concentration and uptake rates at the hobbyist level. Also, to exclude other factors, this kinda assumes you can grow plants near perfection...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
Some surface agitation should suffice; the...

Some surface agitation should suffice; the surface skimmer helps also. Other than that perhaps plain old patience and stuff will turn around. S. Repens is slower to react, the other plants should be...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,428
Posted By Xiaozhuang
If you're dosing EI levels, it's definitely not...

If you're dosing EI levels, it's definitely not nutrient issues. Just leave that alone and concentrate on other things. Both CO2 and O2 and good flow are the most often over-looked components. If...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By Xiaozhuang
You should run full CO2 even in low light. High...

You should run full CO2 even in low light. High CO2 with lower lighting is a great combination for stability. Having higher CO2 levels in lower lighting means that the plant can channel energy from...
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