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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-11-2010, 08:22 PM
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Posted By kkentert
While I appreciate your theory/science, I am...

While I appreciate your theory/science, I am giving advice on my personal experience - not what the text book says SHOULD be correct. I have 4.5 Watts /gallon (with AWESOME reflectors) and CO2...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-11-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,257
Posted By kkentert
Agreed with mrbelvedere. If you let it go too...

Agreed with mrbelvedere. If you let it go too thick, the bottom will die and be brown. Turn off filters when you cut, and trim like you have been with scissors in one hand and net in the other. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-11-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By kkentert
Yamato Green is GREAT stuff. I don't often add...

Yamato Green is GREAT stuff. I don't often add the N or K, and my plants do wonderfully. Gary, the guy who makes it, says you get enough K from the fish food, and enough N from the fish waste. I...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   02-04-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By kkentert
what is E?

what is E?
Forum: Tank Journals   07-01-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,222
Posted By kkentert
absolutely beautiful tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!

absolutely beautiful tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: DIY   07-01-2009, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By kkentert
I would have to agree I wouldn't like how that...

I would have to agree I wouldn't like how that looked on top of MY tank....but it does the job! Could you put just a one sided "shield" on the front to block the wires and stuff, but leave the back...
Forum: DIY   10-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,205
Posted By kkentert
I didn't read everythign ehre, so I hope I'm not...

I didn't read everythign ehre, so I hope I'm not saying what's been said. Yes, in other threads I mentioned that you could put the CO2 directly into the intake of an eheim. It WILL burb, it WILL...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-22-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By kkentert
Don't Dont' Don't use carbon! My tank has been...

Don't Dont' Don't use carbon! My tank has been healthier and more crystal clear since I took it out a couple years ago. I actually did what that article said (I read the same article years ago) I...
Forum: Equipment   05-23-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,088
Posted By kkentert
Poly Batting from Walmart is all I use. It's the...

Poly Batting from Walmart is all I use. It's the same exact thing and polishes the waster beautifully.

I have a small eheim with nothing but poly batting from walmart, and a larger eheim for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   07-01-2007, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 305
Posted By kkentert
My opinion (and what I do) is if you have enough...

My opinion (and what I do) is if you have enough leaves, cut it. If the plant is so new that it's still very small, and cutting could be detrimental- leave it. But when leaves are weakened- they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-29-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,703
Posted By kkentert
I have found they're both easier, but the platy...

I have found they're both easier, but the platy babies are hartier. Just my opinion.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-20-2007, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By kkentert
GH booster? by who? Rex- Is that in the new...

GH booster? by who? Rex- Is that in the new line up you're putting out?
Does GH booster have Calcium? I know a lot of r/o right sort of things DON"T (probbaly because it's hard to dissolve I'm...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-19-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,780
Posted By kkentert
Good info- Thanks. My plants do have a LOT of...

Good info-
Thanks.
My plants do have a LOT of roots- I guess that's due to the auxins in it.
I'm going to try dry ferts out starting in June i think and see how they compare (with NO hormones)...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,780
Posted By kkentert
Tom- Did you ever address the issue of auxins? ...

Tom-
Did you ever address the issue of auxins? I'd like to get your scope on it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By kkentert
Equilibrium by Seachem-

How the heck to you guys get this stuff to dissolve into the water?!??!??! I can get it to! any ideas? I just started using it and it's a PITA.
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,088
Posted By kkentert
Yeah- Make sure you keep some form of...

Yeah-
Make sure you keep some form of biological (though some claim a well planted tank only needs frequent water changes and to keep the water moving) but i toally think you should have biological...
Forum: Equipment   05-17-2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,088
Posted By kkentert
Your plants may grow fine- but if you're adding...

Your plants may grow fine- but if you're adding fertilizer, your striping them right back out. Carbon is a porous structure, and it does not remove just BAD things- It will remove anything that fits...
Forum: DIY   05-16-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,461
Posted By kkentert
The best DIY floss like product is pillow...

The best DIY floss like product is pillow stuffing from a craft store. I get a HUGE bag from walmart for just a few dollars and its the same thing they sell as filter floss for a few times the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,852
Posted By kkentert
But acrylic scratches SOOO easy-doesn't it? ...

But acrylic scratches SOOO easy-doesn't it? Don't they look terrible after a couple years? I've always been too scared of that to buy one.
You can also get molded glass tanks that are BEAUTIFUL....
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By kkentert
airlock damage s a def. problem to keep in mind,...

airlock damage s a def. problem to keep in mind, but Eheims are better at handling CO2 injection than other canisters for some reason. One thing though- U just can't have ur bubble count up way too...
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2007, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,714
Posted By kkentert
I have a milwaukee. It's nothing spectacular,...

I have a milwaukee. It's nothing spectacular, but works well. Seems like it will last a good long time. Decent for the price.
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,088
Posted By kkentert
I haven';t used carbon in a very long time, and...

I haven';t used carbon in a very long time, and my tank has never been healthier. Do frequent water changes, and put a LOT of filter floss in your filter. Nothing polished water better! I now have...
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By kkentert
eheims are pretty good at that. I had mine set...

eheims are pretty good at that. I had mine set up like that for a long time, but I'm going to put a reactor on. I'm sick of the burping. But if you don't mind the bubbles come out of your spray...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2007, 02:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,780
Posted By kkentert
jebarj90 How's the Yamato doing for your tank? ...

jebarj90
How's the Yamato doing for your tank?
Curious.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-16-2007, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By kkentert
Same thing happened to me about 7 weeks ago. I...

Same thing happened to me about 7 weeks ago. I ended up replacing my tank. It took me a week to replace it, so in the meantime, I drained to to 60%, and it was OK for the week.
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