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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-13-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By essabee
Shut off the CO2 - it has no use without light -...

Shut off the CO2 - it has no use without light - and excess of it can only harm as such there always CO2 in your tank water.
Forum: DIY 05-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By essabee
If you mad enough - you can have a DIY CO2 system...

If you mad enough - you can have a DIY CO2 system for any aquarium size. ;) I did grow out of the this - http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=45152&highlight= - system into pressurized...
Forum: Lighting 11-09-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By essabee
A well lighted hood-less tank in a softly lit...

A well lighted hood-less tank in a softly lit room destroys the ambiance of the room and even in a brightly lit room that glare is intolerable. Will wait for Hoppy's DIY solution - left on my own I...
Forum: DIY 11-18-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By essabee
You would have found your answer if you had gone...

You would have found your answer if you had gone through the posts on the thread.
Forum: DIY 11-18-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By essabee
I used submersible commercial pumps ranging from...

I used submersible commercial pumps ranging from 25W to 100W depending on the size of my aquarium (20G -220G). A single 25W for the smaller aquariums.

Yes, the pumps do chatter when the UG gets...
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By essabee
If go through this...

If go through this http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=99605 it might help you.
Forum: DIY 11-17-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By essabee
All that I am using is marble and epoxy cement....

All that I am using is marble and epoxy cement. No wood. No Steel. The construction method is same for granite sheets too.
Forum: DIY 11-16-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By essabee
Water/Weather Proof Table

I have started construction of a 'Water/Weather Proof Table' using marble sheets. I acquired the table top from a scrap dealer and ordered the rest of the unit. All the parts had to weather the wet...
Forum: DIY 10-16-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By essabee
Easy Breeder (for egg-scatters) Project

I had this project in mind when I built a breeding room for my fishes two years ago. Several unfortunate events managed to shelve all my projects for the last couple of years. I am back and so is my...
Forum: Lighting 06-14-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By essabee
Sunlight is incandescent light and all plants...

Sunlight is incandescent light and all plants grow under it.

It does not matter how you produce the light needed by the plant. What matters is the environment in which the plants are. Temperature,...
Forum: Lighting 06-06-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By essabee
The Nova light would be just right for your...

The Nova light would be just right for your purpose and specs.
Forum: Plants 01-29-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By essabee
I have had that from corkscrew Vallisneria. As I...

I have had that from corkscrew Vallisneria. As I still had some corkscrew ones all that was needed was culling of the rouge ones (I did save a few of the rouges in a different tank where they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-16-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By essabee
Myriophyllum tuberculatum x sae

SAE, Crossocheilus siamensis, adults have a tendency of chomping on Myriophyllum tuberculatum. I managed to get a few stems of the red Myriophyllum but had nowhere to hold them except in a tank which...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-12-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By essabee
The only advantage that I found with very strong...

The only advantage that I found with very strong light (I have used direct sunlight too); is the colouration of certain plants and the shrubby shape in some.

The requirement of nutrients, CO2 and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-07-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By essabee
:icon_bigg So laterite is for the dustbin...

:icon_bigg

So laterite is for the dustbin only because you don't know how to handle it. I will wait till you guys tell me that wheels are for dustbin because levitation is here.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-13-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By essabee
That makes me crave for an answer from someone...

That makes me crave for an answer from someone who can throw more light on the issue.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By essabee
Its actually more of an identity crisis than a...

Its actually more of an identity crisis than a question of procurement. Do different species of vallisneria with corkscrew leaves really exist?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-10-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By essabee
Corkscrew vallisneria

Vallisneria tortifolia, Vallisneria cantortionnist, Vallisneria asiatica, and Vallisneria americana are synonymous or different species? If they are separate species can someone tell them apart? If...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,616
Posted By essabee
Other than the largish gravel - what substrate is...

Other than the largish gravel - what substrate is there in the tank?
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,425
Posted By essabee
I am sorry to differ about the light intensity,as...

I am sorry to differ about the light intensity,as I don't think the 62 W of T5HO will be too bright for the regular 55G. I don't even think you would need CO2 to combat algae in your setup. DIY CO2...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,105
Posted By essabee
Actinic light has a spectrum from green to...

Actinic light has a spectrum from green to ultra-violet and different colour bands (wave-lengths) varies within this range depending upon the particular luminary used. The part of the spectrum from...
Forum: Lighting 08-20-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By essabee
Using my own calculation chart you do have a...

Using my own calculation chart you do have a medium lit tank.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=18033&d=1264805987
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-20-2010, 01:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By essabee
Heating the substrate will not help in any way in...

Heating the substrate will not help in any way in avoiding anaerobic spots. On the other hand because of the heat the plant roots will shy away from the hotter areas and cause anaerobic areas (plant...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By essabee
Just use good garden soil under the sand - thats...

Just use good garden soil under the sand - thats what I was using 30 years ago for my planted tanks. It works as long as it does not contain too much organic material.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By essabee
When I was thinking of adding CO2 for my large...

When I was thinking of adding CO2 for my large planted tanks (500 G divided between 3 tanks); I faced the same trouble as you have - for the refill I needed to send the cylinder to a distant town. So...
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