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Forum: Lighting Today, 03:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Raymond S.
Depending on what kind and amount of plants you...

Depending on what kind and amount of plants you have the comprehensive contains very little Potassium for them. Leaf Zone does. That is IF you want to stick/w liquid ferts.
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Raymond S.
Once you took out the CO2 it already is low tech....

Once you took out the CO2 it already is low tech.
The color of the sub is just personal preference. If you sprinkle a hand full each day till it's covered it won't mess up the cycle. Maybe skip a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 03:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By Raymond S.
Other fish just seem to be unaware of their tank...

Other fish just seem to be unaware of their tank but I love when you introduce
a Betta to his new home. They investigate every nook and cranny twice over.
Walked into Petco one day a few months...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=107303#2
Adding CO2 is an option/choice needed by those who want red or most carpet
plants.
You may want to add "Leaf Zone" to that for...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Raymond S.
How many hrs is the light on for ? You can have...

How many hrs is the light on for ?
You can have lower hrs and still view it if you start the light at 1P.M. till 8P.M.
for example.
Forum: Lighting Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By Raymond S.
Plants need sleep also. IF the new Finnex will...

Plants need sleep also.
IF the new Finnex will have a dimmer it may have more value that the
old model.
IMO a dimmer is far more important than light in the night when plants don't need/want any.
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Raymond S.
A tank that short will do well/w clamp on brooder...

A tank that short will do well/w clamp on brooder lamps and 13W CFL bulbs.
The ones/w the 10.5" shades work better. They can be suspended from a rod on bookshelf brackets on the wall behind the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Raymond S.
Eco Complete has no nutrients that are available...

Eco Complete has no nutrients that are available to the plants.
It does a good job of absorbing nutrients when you first put in ferts and there is
a good bit of them in the water and then later in...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By Raymond S.
To get your thread back up to the top I'll make...

To get your thread back up to the top I'll make two suggestions.
Look up subwassertang. Fissidens is a moss so it shouldn't harm it.
But I think I noticed it's growth being stunted by Hydrogen...
Forum: Lighting 04-19-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By Raymond S.
Amano shrimp may do OK in there but they really...

Amano shrimp may do OK in there but they really should be in a species tank.
Fish can smell when they molt and it means dinner to them. at the time when the shrimp is most vulnerable.
I would...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-19-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Raymond S.
Really you only need to cut down on the light. ...

Really you only need to cut down on the light.
Screen wire/fiberglass type cut it by about 30% or you can raise it.
Less hrs does almost the same thing.
What size tank is it ?
And a whole tank...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Raymond S.
Strange moss...

Anyone got any links to pictures of mosses ?
Not your conventional type so Java moss/Christmas moss type I can
just google them for pictures but since I don't know the name just
entering mosses...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Raymond S.
I'd look into the light level in those other...

I'd look into the light level in those other tanks. I know in most cases you won't have that info available. But your tank has a level very clost to or just into med level.
Regular T5 is but barely...
Forum: Plants 04-18-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Raymond S.
Since I have short tanks(10g) I never made any...

Since I have short tanks(10g) I never made any effort to learn the scientific name for regular Amazon Sword. I notice you have two kinds on the list.
Whichever of those is the one they call regular...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-17-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Raymond S.
You need to count...one thousand one, one...

You need to count...one thousand one, one thousand two...and get to about 30.
I use 40. I shake the first bottle 10 seconds and the second bottle 40 seconds.
I have two 10g tanks. I dose that...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-17-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Raymond S.
I'm reasonably sure that creeks look different in...

I'm reasonably sure that creeks look different in different arias.
Where I live there are rocks other than the conventional round river rocks.
The creeks are either full of those or mostly sand...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 04-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Raymond S.
If you use a few faster growing plants in there...

If you use a few faster growing plants in there the algae won't be able to get very much
of a start. Some of the Salvinia minima floating plants will help also and you can regulate the amount of...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Raymond S.
Fairly shallow water which looks to be close to...

Fairly shallow water which looks to be close to 14" ?
I would limit the light to 8 hrs per day till you know what it will do.
Looks like an invitation to GSA/BGA unless you find some faster growing...
Forum: Lighting 04-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By Raymond S.
4x 10" domes/w 26W bulbs suspended from a wooden...

4x 10" domes/w 26W bulbs suspended from a wooden rod/pole(industrial broom handle)
and remove the clamps. Hang by wires(electrical cord) from pole. Use Bookshelf
brackets to support the wood. About...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Raymond S.
That is the correct stand. If it makes you feel...

That is the correct stand. If it makes you feel better about it that blue stuff at the
HD or Loew's would be good.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-17-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Raymond S.
A picture would help this a lot. But if the...

A picture would help this a lot.
But if the stand is made for a 10g tank and the edges are flush/w the edges of the tank
it does not need support between the ends. All four corners should sit...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Raymond S.
A 10,000K light is not the best for plants. It...

A 10,000K light is not the best for plants. It will grow them, but more info is needed to make any further estimate of how well. Brand/model #/four rows/two rows etc.
Brand and model # are enough...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Raymond S.
With all those cracks in there you could just cut...

With all those cracks in there you could just cut pieces of it about 1/2-3/4" long
and with the back of a blade of one of those cheap/thin kitchen knives, push it into each crack.
I have found tha...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-17-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Raymond S.
I think your fish will have more swimming room...

I think your fish will have more swimming room that way.
So it's just a matter of letting them grow now to fill in some.
I often get carried away getting too many kinds of plants and I think that...
Forum: Algae 04-16-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 185
Posted By Raymond S.
In some of those fixtures you can turn off bulbs....

In some of those fixtures you can turn off bulbs.
Four bulbs is ONLY needed by a tank that you can't see the back for all the plants in it.
Then such a tank likely needs injected CO2.
One 6500K...
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