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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By brandon429
Ive had randy holmes farley confirm at rc chem...

Ive had randy holmes farley confirm at rc chem forum pretty much the same thing you guys are saying once in another thread, just never understood it well. each time i see co2 and alk being discussed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 544
Posted By brandon429
what makes this thread a little confusing is the...

what makes this thread a little confusing is the myriad links that describe kh as a ph buffer

http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/KH

just one of many

perhaps it needs an update edit in this wiki,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By brandon429
Marimo tree top front yard topiary I don't...

Marimo tree top front yard topiary

I don't mind if they spread a little, I'll burn bad spots out with peroxide

they make the tightest trees in micro tanks this tank is 9 inches long

Bump: I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By brandon429
Well I rate it 110% creative and great. Most of...

Well I rate it 110% creative and great. Most of all its an indefinite lifespan capability system it can run decades and be passed down. Occasional fert misting plus inherent nutrients in the various...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By brandon429
Its been done w cake food coloring and then...

Its been done w cake food coloring and then carbon to remove it
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By brandon429
Try marsilea minuta I got some off here and love...

Try marsilea minuta I got some off here and love it!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-19-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By brandon429
Nice write up about fishless cycling, bacteria in general

http://skepticalaquarist.com/fishless-cycling

I like his blog, technical writer, and some of the stuff he's posted in 2011 before todays articles and work is showing accuracy so its neat to see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By brandon429
agreed non co2 w no dirt, you have a 8%...

agreed

non co2 w no dirt, you have a 8% chance of success. and all the cool posts on here with that are part of the 8%, I couldnt attain it :) so I started gassing but cheaply. at least do diy co2
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By brandon429
another thing that really applies here, something...

another thing that really applies here, something I never considered all these years about low tech, is you dont just pick plants and get them to go low tech even if ten people on here are doing in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By brandon429
yes that is the shut down phase of hc, letting go...

yes that is the shut down phase of hc, letting go floats to the top eventually in pieces I think only co2 w sav it, diy or cheaper pressurized etc. that fluval 20 is better than nothing and 20 bucks....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By brandon429
I would look for kh issues in his water, he might...

I would look for kh issues in his water, he might be running a high tap water balance all tap, it would be good to know his water details if we could

agreed the chemistry is tough im not good at...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By brandon429
the going thought is that nonuse of co2 at night...

the going thought is that nonuse of co2 at night by the plants means we dont need to supply it

my ph wont rise until lights come on, yours can be had that way as well with kh balancing

as long...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By brandon429
if we search out threads w pics you ll see it...

if we search out threads w pics you ll see it happens a lot

but tanks vary, so it doesnt mean anyone will for sure

i really like them, wish they didnt invade for me but they do. if my tank was...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By brandon429
you need co2 I know you dont want to, but...

you need co2

I know you dont want to, but thats what you want :)

sure its possible to do ok without it, but seal the deal for 20 bucks a fluval 20 kit w last you over a month and it costs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By brandon429
I removed mine when I read they were cladophora...

I removed mine when I read they were cladophora invasive algae, just in ball form. they looked so nice, but saw some creeping up my plant stalks and knew then whats up

tank variables vary, so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-12-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By brandon429
I think its either specialized substrate dusting,...

I think its either specialized substrate dusting, or even precipitation from some ferts that don't dissolve well in still water if those are being added, or bacterial blooms depending on tank age. If...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By brandon429
Also, consider no filtration so its silent. Still...

Also, consider no filtration so its silent. Still tanks for just fine for cherries and plants. I have a 13 year old still system and a 1 mo old micro still system. Talk about quiet. I use fish in...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By brandon429
thats a neat way to see the populations. I once...

thats a neat way to see the populations. I once thought they were much faster until you linked whereever that was that showed 20 hours, I think a hovanec article
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By brandon429
there are most likely nitrifiers coming out of...

there are most likely nitrifiers coming out of all your taps. In your kitchen, those little black rubber washers on your faucet output have probably 20K cfus of nitrifiers alone due to nice scum...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By brandon429
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135402001690

lets add to discussion with this, you can find them in post treated tap water :)

check your local water supply readouts for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By brandon429
without posting any links, Ill let ya'll dig: ...

without posting any links, Ill let ya'll dig:

-all water that is aged has tons of bacteria, mixed heterotrophics. filthy amounts, and a huge portion is nitrifiers. a large, significant portion of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By brandon429
You can clean your filter, glass, and every...

You can clean your filter, glass, and every surface of the tank every two days if you like doing 100% water changes, and not do one bit of harm to any biofilter

Agreed, don't let them dry out.
...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By brandon429
Perfect setup there

Perfect setup there
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,724
Posted By brandon429
This is why human elbow grease work must be part...

This is why human elbow grease work must be part of algae control/invader control
Get a habit early on of cleaning and exporting invaders first, by hand not by fish as mentioned, then use the cheats...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-25-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By brandon429
A direct answer is it is zero important to...

A direct answer is it is zero important to choose, consider, or use any bacterial starter/ keeping aquariums since 1987 without any/ all bacteria come from standard inoculation channels for mixed...
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