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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-04-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
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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: 507
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: 616
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: 374
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: 374
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: 6
Views: 251
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: 20
Views: 573
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: 288
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: 288
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: 616
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: 540
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.
Forum: Photography 06-25-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By Steve001
Needs bunches more plants. Bunches more.

Needs bunches more plants. Bunches more.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Steve001
I have that book and though its been ages since...

I have that book and though its been ages since I've read through it the only thing I recall out dated is the use of undergravel heating cables. The idea behind their use was to set up an extremely...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Steve001
There's no ideal ph, just a range. Co2 induced ph...

There's no ideal ph, just a range. Co2 induced ph is completely unrelated to ph caused by minerals and won't as far as I know cause distress. I know you are new to this so I will suggest reading...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-22-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Steve001
There's freshwater ph versus hardness chart that...

There's freshwater ph versus hardness chart that you should search for. Assuming you have moderately hard water your ph is tending towards acceptable. If you have soft water then you'll need to raise...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By Steve001
Littorella uniflora might be a protected species,...

Littorella uniflora might be a protected species, I don't know. I'd check, but I'm on a mobile at the moment.
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By Steve001
A solenoid valve ain't necessary also.

A solenoid valve ain't necessary also.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-12-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By Steve001
You've not made any mention how densely planted...

You've not made any mention how densely planted this tank is. That can make a great difference. I
Since you're using well water there aren't any algae spores, it has been naturally filtered out....
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By Steve001
I feel halide is outdated. Their biggest drawback...

I feel halide is outdated. Their biggest drawback is heat generation. There are other more energy efficient choices such as florescent induction light bulbs which last a long as led and put out...
Forum: Plants 06-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By Steve001
Did you buy this plant impulsively without...

Did you buy this plant impulsively without knowing what it is?
Forum: Fish 06-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By Steve001
For real peace of mind you can hire a pet sitter....

For real peace of mind you can hire a pet sitter. They can stop by your house and feed the fish, bring in mail, water plants.... . I know whereof I speak because I'm a pet sitter.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Steve001
I was unaware of those threads. Thanks.

I was unaware of those threads. Thanks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Steve001
Abbreviations: What they stand for postings

Even if it's so common you think everyone knows it, even someone living in a cave should know it put it up anyway. There's always someone living in a cave.

BGA= blue green algae
DIY= do it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-06-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Steve001
What's with abbreviations?

What prompted me to write this is someone asked about GBA. GBA might stand for blue green algae or not. I suspect it stands for blue green algae. I don't know for certain.

I've been on this forum...
Forum: Algae 06-05-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By Steve001
Easy to remedy. Maintain consistent c02 levels....

Easy to remedy. Maintain consistent c02 levels. Levels that fluctuate appear to favor its growth. Run the co2 constantly for a time to get rid of BBA
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