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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   Today, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,145
Posted By Hilde
I saw someone on this forum growing plants in...

I saw someone on this forum growing plants in coke bottles on a rack. The caps were not on tight. If the plants don't get air they use of the Co2 in the container.

From local aquarium auction I...
Forum: Tank Journals   Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hilde
Possible that there are some nitrites in the...

Possible that there are some nitrites in the substrate. Seems would be best to get corys after the tank has been established for a few months.
Forum: Fish   12-09-2016, 01:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Hilde
Went to Pet Supermarket in Smyrna and bought a...

Went to Pet Supermarket in Smyrna and bought a female and young male Lyretail Swordtail.

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That was amusing. I did see some Lyretail Swordtails that had a 2in ding dong. I think my male is...
Forum: Fish   12-08-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Hilde
Thanks!! I have notice their dig dongs are...

Thanks!!

I have notice their dig dongs are twisted. Had read that some do insemination.
Forum: Fish   12-08-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Hilde
Question Lyretail swordtail breedable?

I was wonder if anyone here has successfully bred lyretail swordtail?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,062
Posted By Hilde
Lights are the engine. Thus I wonder if you added...

Lights are the engine. Thus I wonder if you added LED RGB 3528 strip and made the red leds the strongest if it would help bring the red pigments out. Tis 1 of my future projects. They are quite cheap...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-29-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Hilde
The soils will blend if not divided. You could...

The soils will blend if not divided. You could use some black rocks from dollar tree or use Polymer clay. mysticalnet used SculpyIII. He traced the path on parchment paper. Followed the tracing on...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By Hilde
I read that you can dimm it here...

I read that you can dimm it here (https://www.amazon.com/review/R3RXT1ZJFZAYH9/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015QM9UPC&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2619533011&store=pet-supplies).
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hilde
All of that special substrate sounds expensive. I...

All of that special substrate sounds expensive. I am trying earthworm castings dirt.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hilde
What substrate and ferts do you use?

What substrate and ferts do you use?
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Hilde
I like Mike's...

I like Mike's (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/153-sale-trade/1068593-plants-sale.html) and Xenaes's (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/153-sale-trade/1056186-dutch-plant-package-s.html) plant...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 87,489
Posted By Hilde
I see the tops are not on tight. From what I have...

I see the tops are not on tight. From what I have read that is very important so that the plants don't consume all of the Co2 in the containers.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By Hilde
Agree about the lights. Perhaps you can raise the...

Agree about the lights. Perhaps you can raise the lights 6in? Perhaps a screen top would help.

Concerned that 50% daily would diminish the bacteria in the water, which can also give algae a means...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By Hilde
I disagree for some of the plant packages in the...

I disagree for some of the plant packages in the store have dead plants. The leaves are shriveled up and brown.

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I tried it and killed it. Was told that need to keep top on loose so that...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Hilde
I was planning on keeping my plants in plastic...

I was planning on keeping my plants in plastic containers until I move next year. Seems that is a bad idea.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 330
Posted By Hilde
Is this the 1st tank you have had in this current...

Is this the 1st tank you have had in this current location? Could be there are some algae spores in your tap water.

More water changes is always suggested when algae present. Also check that you...
Forum: Substrate   11-24-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Hilde
Some of it is in powder form. Will the laterite...

Some of it is in powder form. Will the laterite disperse the powder in the water?

The manufactures says to rinse it. Do you rinse it?

Love the 30g in your album Banana. What plants were in it?
Forum: Substrate   11-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Hilde
Question Laterite questions

I have just bought some laterite. Can someone answer my questions?
1. Can I put pea gravel from Home Depot over it?
2. Does it make the tank cloudy when moving plants
Forum: Aquascaping   11-20-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 207
Posted By Hilde
Lightbulb Pics of Aquascapes with plants in containers

I recently broke my 29g down. Since I hope to be moving next year I decided to put the plants in plastic containers so that I won't have to uproot the plants.

Was wondering if anyone has scaped...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,062
Posted By Hilde
Here...

Here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-equipment/1061905-what-have-you-spent-pressurized-co2-system.html) is discussed what other have spent on Co2 system.

I wish I had bought a Co2 system...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,062
Posted By Hilde
Nitrates can go up to 40. You just had a...

Nitrates can go up to 40.

You just had a brain fart. It happens
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 8,062
Posted By Hilde
The pic shows nitrites 0 and nitrates are 10...

The pic shows nitrites 0 and nitrates are 10 which is good. thus confused.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-15-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,650
Posted By Hilde
My tap water is 8.6. It decreases to 7.2. If you...

My tap water is 8.6. It decreases to 7.2. If you just let it to sit without fish in it the ph will go down. If the water from where they come from is 8.0ph there will be no problem.

Using buffers...
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,409
Posted By Hilde
Before I went to school I used a knife with...

Before I went to school I used a knife with ridges to peel the plastic from wires. I had wires break sometimes during this process.

Well the avatar looks like a room with something.
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,409
Posted By Hilde
May be the wrong term. I have to carefully cut...

May be the wrong term. I have to carefully cut the plastic around the wires and weld them to the wires of the power source. This is something I have been doing a long time. One said that they break...
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