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Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Steve001
How long has this tank been setup?

How long has this tank been setup?
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 637
Posted By Steve001
Food and little things is more important than a...

Food and little things is more important than a co2 system. A beautiful tank with lots of plants can be accomplished using the "low tech" method. Check out that subforum. Come to mind, Ramen Noodles...
Forum: Lighting 07-30-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 131
Posted By Steve001
Scientists demonstrate first color-tunable led

"So it's quite remarkable that in a new study, scientists have demonstrated an LED that not only can be tuned to emit different colors of light (http://phys.org/tags/light/), but can do so across...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-23-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Steve001
Here's my opinion. Garages are made for cars and...

Here's my opinion. Garages are made for cars and storing stuff you don't or can't store in the house.
Forum: Plants 07-20-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Steve001
I wasn't sure which green thing you were...

I wasn't sure which green thing you were referring to. I concur it is a moss.
That other green stuff scattered here and there might be blue green algae.
Forum: Plants 07-19-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Steve001
Looks to be algae. Take time again to take an in...

Looks to be algae. Take time again to take an in focus photo, ok?
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Steve001
That's the same plastic used for many types of...

That's the same plastic used for many types of beverage containers and as far as I know safe. Google to find out. What does concern me is the safety of the rain water.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,757
Posted By Steve001
I know what will happen and the cause. I choose...

I know what will happen and the cause. I choose not to handout info so freely when that level of knowledge is basic to keeping aquatic plants healthy. I think it benefits people to learn things on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,757
Posted By Steve001
You're eventually going too have problems and it...

You're eventually going too have problems and it seems you don't know why.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,757
Posted By Steve001
What causes your low ph? Is it because of...

What causes your low ph? Is it because of addtional co2? If it's not from additonal co2 (too equal the demand put upon the plants by ultrahigh light), then you'll have plant problems.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Steve001
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By Steve001
Fish disease is communicable, there's nothing...

Fish disease is communicable, there's nothing mysterious about it. There was a good link in a thread I read yesterday how a bare quarrantine tank can cause stress increasing the odds disease could...
Forum: Lighting 07-09-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Steve001
I've read blue and bluish light such as from cell...

I've read blue and bluish light such as from cell phones are disruptive to the human circadian rythym and even something as natural as moonlight can be somewhat disruptive. I think it's the melatonin...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-08-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By Steve001
It's practical. I rely mostly on sunlight and...

It's practical. I rely mostly on sunlight and have for a long time stretching into years. During the winter months I do use some supplimental light. I recall Diane mentioning, too rely upon sunlight...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Steve001
Degassing is just as affective as chemical...

Degassing is just as affective as chemical remedies. So save those Canadian dollars.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 600
Posted By Steve001
Assuming your local municipal government is the...

Assuming your local municipal government is the supplier and it uses chlorine then the course of action is, mix until you no longer smell chlorine. As for ammonia. If you are using co2 and enough of...
Forum: DIY 06-30-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Steve001
That would be true in a fish only tank or a tank...

That would be true in a fish only tank or a tank with floating plants only. But, a tank with many rooted plants solves the problem of getting oxygen into the substrate. As you know rooted plants...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-29-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Steve001
Not at all appropriate if you have a heavily...

Not at all appropriate if you have a heavily planted tank and one resists the temptation to overstock with fauna.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-29-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By Steve001
Technically that's correct. As you know plants...

Technically that's correct. As you know plants use the carbon atom in co2 not oxygen atom during photosynthesis. Oxygen is a waste gas directly liberated from the co2 molecule producing two oxygen...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-28-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By Steve001
It's an Acylus species and perhaps one of these....

It's an Acylus species and perhaps one of these. http://www.fwgna.org/archive/10Jun09.html
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By Steve001
thenoob wrote: "I use 10 psi as it's easier for...

thenoob wrote: "I use 10 psi as it's easier for me to dial in the bubble rate and I'm using a powerhead to diffuse"
Ever since I started back in this hobby and that was way back in 1985 I've run co2...
Forum: Fish 06-26-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Steve001
Aren't baby shrimp called popcorn shrimp?

Aren't baby shrimp called popcorn shrimp?
Forum: Fish 06-26-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 318
Posted By Steve001
I love fish and shrimp. It's one of my fav dishes...

I love fish and shrimp. It's one of my fav dishes at the Sanitary Fish Market.
Forum: DIY 06-25-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By Steve001
If you have a lot of rooted plants then an...

If you have a lot of rooted plants then an undergravel filter is not necessary at all. An undergravel filter should not be used in the same way it would be so in a fish only tank. Delve some more...
Forum: Substrate 06-25-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By Steve001
Rooted plants solve the problem through a process...

Rooted plants solve the problem through a process similar to transpiration. That process is called guttation.
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