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Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Raymond S.
This may be backwards. IF the ferts you now are...

This may be backwards. IF the ferts you now are using are not complete
the dry would be better for your plants and give better growth.
IF what you are using now is not complete I'd start the dry...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Raymond S.
A picture of the whole tank will help. And...

A picture of the whole tank will help. And perhaps a closer picture of each half of the tank.
Looking at the problem is better than hearing about it.
So far it almost sounds like you are describing...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Raymond S.
So why not just use some of the Staurogyne repens...

So why not just use some of the Staurogyne repens for the carpet.
Put a couple of nana in those empty spots under the Amazon to fill them.
Forum: Lighting Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Raymond S.
Balance. Light gives energy which is needed by...

Balance.
Light gives energy which is needed by plants to grow. Algae is a plant.
Since it is a one cell plant, it requires far less nutrients than regular plants do.
Add lots of light and...
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Raymond S.
Fluorescent tubes send light out in all...

Fluorescent tubes send light out in all directions. The reflectors redirect some of course.
But the one direction that comes from LED is focused in that direction in which those bulbs are pointing....
Forum: Lighting 07-29-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By Raymond S.
If you are OK/w a shop light type fixture you may...

If you are OK/w a shop light type fixture you may be interested in this one.
Amazon.com : T5 Grow Light (4ft 2lamps) DL842 Ho Fluorescent Hydroponic Bloom Veg Daisy Chain with Bulbs : Plant Growing...
Forum: Algae 07-28-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944
With good light and injected CO2 you should have some plants which require trimming at least every couple of weeks. If you don't then you...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=189944
Regular PAR meters don't recognize the red light well. The plants use all or almost
all of the red light however so no energy is wasted...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Raymond S.
Well 13-14 days later and I now have a new Crypt...

Well 13-14 days later and I now have a new Crypt coming up...you guessed it...where I don't want it. Popped up yesterday. Got home from work(which is in the A.M. for me) and there it was. A 3/4" tall...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Raymond S.
I had lots of them in a 10g tank and I put in one...

I had lots of them in a 10g tank and I put in one Khuli Loach. Problem solved.
Do you really want that many dead snails in your tank all at once ?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Raymond S.
A couple of kinds of algae are caused by chemical...

A couple of kinds of algae are caused by chemical imbalances. One kind seems to show
up mostly when the CO2 is too low for the light level.
I think the rest mostly go by either/or too high/too...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-28-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Raymond S.
Let it grow for a while. Now you don't know which...

Let it grow for a while. Now you don't know which plants will like your tank conditions
or which will get too big for it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Raymond S.
Insufficient evidence of PAR on the Stingray to...

Insufficient evidence of PAR on the Stingray to say for sure. Seems they intentionally
made it a lower level of PAR. One person on here says it's perfect for his 10g tank, but another says it's...
Forum: Lighting 07-28-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Raymond S.
The product reviews on that "brand"of bulb...

The product reviews on that "brand"of bulb suggest you use a name brand for longer life.
The fixture says it's rated for 13W bulbs.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-28-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 489
Posted By Raymond S.
A. Anything under 20" and you should invest in a...

A. Anything under 20" and you should invest in a dimmer switch/w that light.
Which btw depends on your DIY skills and willingness to cut into the line on it.
B. It depends on how many of what kind...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 199
Posted By Raymond S.
IMO...they made that light too low. But...it may...

IMO...they made that light too low. But...it may work well on "other" plants.
I would try one of those Petco Crypts in the pots they sell.
I'm thinking the plants you have need a bit more light....
Forum: Lighting 07-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Raymond S.
I would suggest the dimmer even though it's an...

I would suggest the dimmer even though it's an extra $15.
I would also expect it to actually end up higher in your tank because the distance
from front to back in your tank will reflect more of the...
Forum: Plants 07-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By Raymond S.
Not really, but it still depends on your light...

Not really, but it still depends on your light level and if you add Excel.
I find that it will stay short till lots of the small plants that are the result of runners
get enough of them to gather...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By Raymond S.
It does not list calcium. CaSO4 is whats common...

It does not list calcium.
CaSO4 is whats common here and you may also find CaC12 which I have read on here is easier to disolve.
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.buildmyled.com/nature-style-6500k-xb-se...

http://www.buildmyled.com/nature-style-6500k-xb-series/
Check the PAR rating on these. 116 is before you add the sub @ 18" tall tank.
They have a dimmer available also.
Forum: Lighting 07-26-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Raymond S.
Do you have access to one of these ? Bayco...

Do you have access to one of these ?
Bayco SL-302B3 10-1/2-Inch Brooder Clamp Light with Porcelain Ceramic Socket - Directional Spotlight Ceiling Fixtures - Amazon.com

One of these/w a CFL bulb...
Forum: Aquascaping 07-25-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Raymond S.
I see some new growth. And that is an interesting...

I see some new growth. And that is an interesting looking "rock cave".
In larger tanks some of those type decorations blended into the scape look nice.
A picture of the tank from a bit farther back...
Forum: Lighting 07-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Raymond S.
I don't know if the dimensions on a different...

I don't know if the dimensions on a different brand would be some other measurements but the Marineland tanks in 15g are 24x12x12. I thought you had a different higher measurement for the height....
Forum: Lighting 07-24-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By Raymond S.
I have one T5HO bulb over a 10g and it just right...

I have one T5HO bulb over a 10g and it just right for it. So you likely will need two bulbs, but raised up off the top a bit. You'd need to adjust that as you find it good or too much.
There are a...
Forum: Lighting 07-24-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By Raymond S.
Two Planted+ fixtures would blow away that tank...

Two Planted+ fixtures would blow away that tank without injected CO2.
Even/w it you likely would need mega plant mas to overcome the algae.
A Planted+ and a Stingray might be low enough together...
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