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Forum: Plants 08-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By micheljq
Hi some plants are quite adaptative and will grow...

Hi some plants are quite adaptative and will grow in the shade, albeit slowlier. Many crypts, anubias, i have one echinodorus which is more than half shaded, still it grows well..

Michel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 107
Posted By micheljq
Hi, why not dose dry ferts directly in the tank,...

Hi, why not dose dry ferts directly in the tank, a lot of aquario do this with the EI Method.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 08-27-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By micheljq
sorry plz delete

sorry plz delete
Forum: Plants 08-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 482
Posted By micheljq
Same here, i have jungle vals received september...

Same here, i have jungle vals received september 2013. They were barely surviving, maybe it is my lighting, the tank is 24" tall so light is low-med only. I am fertilizing.

Since i inject CO2...
Forum: Algae 08-24-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Posted By micheljq
Hi, what lights do you have and how long are they...

Hi, what lights do you have and how long are they turned on? Maybe too long lighting duration, or direct sunlight?

You inject CO2 but are you fertilizing?

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By micheljq
Before i gave my adult black velvet tetras it was...

Before i gave my adult black velvet tetras it was smelling fish.

I did gave them, reduced my fish population and did many water changes. Now it smells water or moist.

When i had a little top...
Forum: Plants 08-17-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,640
Posted By micheljq
I was dosing EI as well when i had low light...

I was dosing EI as well when i had low light tank, with 1/3 the dose.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 08-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By micheljq
Hi, I really do not agree with that guy's...

Hi, I really do not agree with that guy's statement. The most powerful Fluval light is the Fresh & Plant 2.0, if not available yet at the store, check online at other sites. If not, the 1.0. the...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By micheljq
Hi, i do not think you have the 2.0, it was just...

Hi, i do not think you have the 2.0, it was just released recently.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 36,127
Posted By micheljq
There is now the version 2.0 available, more...

There is now the version 2.0 available, more powerful according to Fluval.

http://www.fluvalaquatics.com/us/product/A3990-fresh-plant-20-full-spectrum-performance-led/#.Vc-irpNgGsQ

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 08-14-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By micheljq
Hi, your led fixture must be still be on warranty...

Hi, your led fixture must be still be on warranty no?

Maybe a couple of CFL lights until the fixture is fixed?

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 900
Posted By micheljq
Personally i would go with the first choice BML. ...

Personally i would go with the first choice BML. They are the most powerful i think in those choices, you want red, you want a lot of light intensity. You can talk with them, BML.

When you have...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By micheljq
Direct sunlight is surely a good light but as...

Direct sunlight is surely a good light but as said the amount is insane. You must have a way to control it, good curtains, to control the light duration or it is green water almost warrantied.
...
Forum: Lighting 08-07-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By micheljq
Fresh fish I have a Finnex Ray 2 DS over my 24"...

Fresh fish I have a Finnex Ray 2 DS over my 24" high tank and i was not able to keep plants like Bacopa, ludwigia repens, at least not the way i wanted. They were growing leggy and ugly.

I even...
Forum: Lighting 08-06-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By micheljq
There is a PAR distribution graph on the Radion's...

There is a PAR distribution graph on the Radion's page, however it is somewhat centralized from a spot. I do not know what to think of it. :confused1:

Michel.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-06-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,558
Posted By micheljq
Takashi Amano did an important contribution to...

Takashi Amano did an important contribution to the hobby.

Recently he did its largest Aquascape in Lisbon. He was supposed to return there to finish the job. I am saddened by his loss, even if i...
Forum: Lighting 08-05-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By micheljq
Hello, do not use your own visual perception to...

Hello, do not use your own visual perception to measure light usable for photosynthesis.

I do not know the Radions, just a little. I own a Finnex led fixture.

I try to see PAR ratings, here...
Forum: Lighting 08-05-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By micheljq
Hi, this is the perception from your human eye...

Hi, this is the perception from your human eye but plants do not use this kind of perception.

Ray 2 maybe brighter to human eye but Satellite+ Pro could be as well more powerful for the plants...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-04-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 211,115
Posted By micheljq
I think anubias could grow, slowly, with just the...

I think anubias could grow, slowly, with just the natural light in a house.

Egeria densa, is really, really undemanding, it did grow up like mad in my low light tank.

A lof of crypts are quite...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By micheljq
If nitrates still high then water changes. ...

If nitrates still high then water changes.

Also plants love nitrates and will take up some for you.

Michel.
Forum: DIY 07-31-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By micheljq
Not just only Atlantic Canada, Quebec province...

Not just only Atlantic Canada, Quebec province too :alien:

However there is a place 1 hour and half from here where they have ADA tanks, so it depends but as for lighting, it is quite cheaper in...
Forum: Plants 07-31-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By micheljq
For pic no. 2 my guess is Ceratopteris...

For pic no. 2 my guess is Ceratopteris thalictroides.

3. some kind of Ceratophyllum.

I prefer scientific names, at least they are the same in french or english.

Michel.
Forum: DIY 07-31-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By micheljq
Yes that's crazy how much they ask for, unless...

Yes that's crazy how much they ask for, unless they have a special glass, Starglass or something like that?
Forum: DIY 07-31-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By micheljq
There are many qualities/grades in the glass, ADA...

There are many qualities/grades in the glass, ADA glass maybe quite different than the one you find at the local store.

Same for the silicon, and the process, which is used to attach the glass...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-31-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By micheljq
Hi, they can be a great help but the aquario will...

Hi, they can be a great help but the aquario will have maintenance to do anyway. Water changes, glass cleaning, etc.

They eat some algae, do not touch others, one week they will eat a lot, the...
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