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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 05:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
80-120 ppm nitrate is too high. They can tolerate...

80-120 ppm nitrate is too high. They can tolerate that range for a couple of days to a week. After that they will start dying for sure. If they are dying too fast then you are closer to the 120 ppm...
Forum: Algae 09-14-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
This is true. Unless you remove the source then...

This is true. Unless you remove the source then you will never be rid of it. If you cant get rid of the source, let us say it is from the tap you use then you can get an algae team to keep the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-14-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Fertilization is all about giving nutrients to...

Fertilization is all about giving nutrients to your plants. This is in tune with the intensity of your light or C02 setup.

Just remember that plants need the following:
Nitrogen <- Macro...
Forum: Algae 09-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Wow that wall could do some BN pleco love. LOL

Wow that wall could do some BN pleco love. LOL
Forum: Plants 09-13-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
It is supposed to be planted. Leaves get to be an...

It is supposed to be planted. Leaves get to be an inch in diameter. It will get a shade of purple if you have the right conditions for it.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-12-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 574
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I have that exact cherry shrimp when I bought...

I have that exact cherry shrimp when I bought some low quality cherries from eBay.
Forum: Plants 09-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Looks like the Cardinal Plant (Lobelia...

Looks like the Cardinal Plant (Lobelia Cardinalis) sold as a tissue culture from petsmart. It grows really low and bushy in high light / C02 setups.
Forum: Plants 09-12-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
If you want to carpet this plant then you need...

If you want to carpet this plant then you need high light + c02. Giving them root tabs with the right setup will probably give you rapid growth.

Low light and no C02 and they simply grow upwards...
Forum: Algae 09-10-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I see signs of deficiency in your plants. Maybe...

I see signs of deficiency in your plants. Maybe you should troubleshoot first your plants and how to get the grow really well and then it could help figure out what is causing the algae growth.
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Forum: Plants 09-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
All you need is one healthy plant to get it going...

All you need is one healthy plant to get it going again. You can try to dry the top of the leaves by putting them in a shallow plate and put enough water to only wet the bottom and roots of the...
Forum: Plants 09-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 572
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Water sprite is a nice easy plant too. You can...

Water sprite is a nice easy plant too. You can grow it floating or rooted.
Forum: Plants 09-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Dwl will grow like crazy if you have good amount...

Dwl will grow like crazy if you have good amount of nutrients in the water column assuming they are also getting good light. The frogbit seems to be more adapt to growing regardless of how much...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Same as Excel. You can use excel if you have it...

Same as Excel. You can use excel if you have it but if not then H202 will work too. Remember to kill the water circulation before you do it.

Another method is you can also pull the plant out and...
Forum: Fish 09-09-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,152
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Sounds like a speech for another species. LOL.

Sounds like a speech for another species. LOL.
Forum: Plants 09-09-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
so what would be better for guppies to hide In??...

so what would be better for guppies to hide In?? On a curious note if the frogbit grows all the way to the substrate does it anchor it self into the substrate??[/QUOTE]

The frogbit roots will...
Forum: Plants 09-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Correct. The dwarf water lettuce looks good but...

Correct. The dwarf water lettuce looks good but they will get bigger leaves and more lush roots. The frogbit on the other hand gets messy. They will grow roots that will reach the bottom of your tank.
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
That is BBA. Spot treat with excel and watch it...

That is BBA. Spot treat with excel and watch it turn pink or white. It should not spread if your plants are growing. I would watch other plants to see if they are growing it too but focus on keeping...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Looks like thread algae. If they are all in the...

Looks like thread algae. If they are all in the baby tears then I suggest you nuke the plant with excel by using a syringe or pipette. Don't forget to turn off the filters and kill the water...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 778
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
It could be that the silicate source is still...

It could be that the silicate source is still there but your stocking on the other tanks are keeping the diatoms away. Every time I did a water change with my tap I get the diatoms the week after....
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Are you dosing any ferts? Could be some kind of...

Are you dosing any ferts? Could be some kind of fungus.

I experienced something similar but it happened because I overdosed my tank with micros. I made the mistake of putting the liquid solution...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I've eaten those ...well its smaller cousin. The...

I've eaten those ...well its smaller cousin. The meat is actually sweet but too much work for a small piece of meat. I wonder if that one is edible. LOL
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I'm doing a 5 g tank so the dosage is small. I am...

I'm doing a 5 g tank so the dosage is small. I am following Seachem's recommended dosing amount for iron which should be .5 ml.

I'll try it out and see if it works.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-07-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
Diluting Seachem Micro and Iron Ferts

I've got my liquid ferts hooked up to a dosing pump. My problem is the minimum dosage my pumps can do is 1 ml and I want to be able to control the dosage say cut dosage half to .5ml.

I was...
Forum: Algae 09-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
SAE's should eat them. True SAE's will have the...

SAE's should eat them. True SAE's will have the black strip extend to the tail otherwise they are chinese algae eaters. I also know the Florida flag fish will eat them but they are not the best tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-30-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By PortalMasteryRy
I think Ammonia is suppose to be helpful to...

I think Ammonia is suppose to be helpful to plants since they can pull nitrogen from its composition.

How old is your tank? What are your water parameters? How strong is the light and are you...
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