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Forum: Plants Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By waddo
Water temperature and plant health

Hi.

My tank has no problems but recently I noticed some of my Moneywort (Bacopa Monnieri) have holes developing in leaves which slow weaken, brown, and fall off.

At the moment this is only...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By waddo
They are glass and do not distract from the...

They are glass and do not distract from the aquarium. Depending on placement they almost disappear.

At night (at least with the ADA model, others I am not sure) you can lift it above the surface...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-10-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By waddo
From your description maybe there is a small...

From your description maybe there is a small problem. The surface agitation may actually increase oxygen and waste CO2 during the day. I say may, depending on the amount of surface movement.
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Forum: Tank Journals 07-07-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,631
Posted By waddo
They seem to be growing upwards rather than...

They seem to be growing upwards rather than spreading horizontally. But it is early days yet. If this continues it means your lights are not strong enough. I have a carpet myself and they need a lot...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By waddo
Wait for you tank to stabilise. Then add 10-20...

Wait for you tank to stabilise. Then add 10-20 amano shrimp at a minimum. Use an air stone or lift your lilly type pipe above the surface at night. You will have no problems. They are tough, busy and...
Forum: Plants 06-24-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By waddo
photo

I am afraid it is hard to see, but if you loo]ok carefully the brown coloration is visible. These plants are about 3 months old so I do not think there is any special leaf damage.

All other plants...
Forum: Plants 06-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By waddo
Java Fern Turning Brown but seem healthy

It's mostly the narrow leaf variety. My tank is very healthy and has zero algae. However, the narrow java fern is producing baby plantelets like crazy. After a couple of weeks some leaves are covered...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-17-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By waddo
I agree, it sounds like an unnecessary product to...

I agree, it sounds like an unnecessary product to me. But since you have it, use it as specified!

Waddo

www.waddo.net
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By waddo
I had the same problem when I switched to ADA...

I had the same problem when I switched to ADA soil. Assuming it is just dust from the soil, the best way to clear your water FAST is using Clear Dash, and ADA product, or some other aquarium...
Forum: Plants 06-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By waddo
change your angle of view. kneel down and look UP...

change your angle of view. kneel down and look UP into your tank. Straight on I also don't see so many bubbles, but from a lower angle they are all over that place.

Waddo

www.waddo.net
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 687
Posted By waddo
It doesn't matter if the CO2 setup is new, only...

It doesn't matter if the CO2 setup is new, only if the thank setup is new and also how well it's planted. Also how many hours of light and if you are having an algae problem or not.

So there is no...
Forum: DIY 06-12-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By waddo
I agree. I tried it many years ago and soon got...

I agree. I tried it many years ago and soon got fed up with the whole thing. I am just using the small CO2 bombs and it works out to about 1.50 Canadian per week. Less than the cost of a beer.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By waddo
I guess you didn't notice "for most...

I guess you didn't notice "for most applications." Glad I gave you an opportunity to vent tho.

I live in Japan so there are no premium dollars here. Also, something useless (drop checker made by...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By waddo
Actually I had a drop checker and pretty soon...

Actually I had a drop checker and pretty soon realised it was a total waste to time. My very professional LFS only stick a drop checker in one nature aquarium for the sake of punters. They are simply...
Forum: Plants 06-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By waddo
I predict 100% disaster. Unless you love algae,...

I predict 100% disaster. Unless you love algae, green water and struggling fish.

Waddo
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 842
Posted By waddo
I would buy an ADA lilly pipe because saving 10...

I would buy an ADA lilly pipe because saving 10 dollars and then having it break is a false economy.

I would forget the drop checker. 1-2 bubbles per second is fine for most applications.

Waddo
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By waddo
how to ship plants?

Could someone please offer me some advice on shipping plants so they arrive in perfect condition? Shipping time would be a matter of 3 days maximum.

The plants are Moneywort (Bacopa Monnieri) and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By waddo
Strictly speaking he may not need it, but it is...

Strictly speaking he may not need it, but it is beneficial; however, more electrical gadgets attached to an aquarium is, for me, a bad idea. I would suggest some kind of lilly pipe from your filter...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By waddo
simple question: 60P???

what does 60P mean? I know the width is 60cm, but what is the P?

cheers

Waddo
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By waddo
What ever it is, I would first spray some...

What ever it is, I would first spray some Hydrogen peroxide on it and then do 40% water changes twice a week and see what happens.

Waddo
Forum: Substrate 05-31-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By waddo
ADA Amazonia is proven. There is no risk. Tom...

ADA Amazonia is proven. There is no risk. Tom Barr undoubtedly has knowledge but he has a tendency towards fanboyism. He doesn't like this that and the other and his rational is always based on cost....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By waddo
Two shrimp will not really do anything. You...

Two shrimp will not really do anything. You should have roughly 2 per gallon of water.
Also, don't feed them anything. They will eat algae and detritus.

Waddo
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By waddo
I would not buy any product that is a knock off...

I would not buy any product that is a knock off (AKA immoral/unlawful copy) of another company's intellectual asset.

How would you feel if you designed and marketed something and found knock-offs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By waddo
I love, and had, the long shallow tanks. the...

I love, and had, the long shallow tanks. the ratio I find is much more pleasing. Compared to and ADA 60 it is like wide screen movies vs old style boxy tvs.

Having said that I did change to the...
Forum: DIY 05-29-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By waddo
Maybe an inappropriate comment but I finally...

Maybe an inappropriate comment but I finally change to an ADA Aquasky LED a few months ago and I have never had such a healthy tank in my life. (Matched with ADA tank.) Maybe you can save 80$ with...
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