The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.21 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: plantbrain
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By plantbrain
There's a tank in need of nice hardscape...

There's a tank in need of nice hardscape driftwood.
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By plantbrain
Likely wise to use Excel if you like stems and...

Likely wise to use Excel if you like stems and moss.

dose about 1/4 EI, water change once every month or so.

Generic Excel is available on line etc.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-20-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By plantbrain
Neither of these are requirements, they are...

Neither of these are requirements, they are arbitrary %'s and time frames used as examples only. I've never said they are required in nearly 20 years.
Cost for dry ferts is an issue? Really? We are...
Forum: Algae 08-20-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,251
Posted By plantbrain
CO2, CO2 and CO2, too much light.........other...

CO2, CO2 and CO2, too much light.........other things perhaps: lack of water changes, temp is too high, you live in HW, but is the tank air conditioned? Unless you live up in the mountains, it's...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By plantbrain
I use a 10lb tank on a 180 about once every 6-8...

I use a 10lb tank on a 180 about once every 6-8 weeks.

The issue as mentioned already.......you are not getting enough diffusion.
Use a reactor housing.
Forum: Algae 08-20-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By plantbrain
Adding PO4 remover will not solve the algae...

Adding PO4 remover will not solve the algae issue, as it can live below the resolution of your test kits. Also, when you feed the fish, even with absorber's, the waste generated is enough it supply...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By plantbrain
So how much is too much? I have references...

So how much is too much?

I have references hitting 6-8 ppm for optimal growth, 30X what many dose in CO2 enriched high growth tanks.

If someone says "excess", they need to quantify what that...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,586
Posted By plantbrain
You have too many stem plants for the foreground...

You have too many stem plants for the foreground chain swords. Trim the stems way back, start them off short and trim then till........the fore ground plants start to grow in nice.

So you have...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By plantbrain
Yes, they are shorter than say Anubias, some of...

Yes, they are shorter than say Anubias, some of the Whites are a good 6" long, the Buces get about 3-5" thus far.

I've had Anubias nana's and petites get almost a ft for client's.

Bump:
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,170
Posted By plantbrain
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u312/plantbrain/Bucetank3_zps629a85bc.jpg (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/plantbrain/media/Bucetank3_zps629a85bc.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 272,015
Posted By plantbrain
The soil I've added is often the old stuff I...

The soil I've added is often the old stuff I collected from client's who changed their minds, so it's old and has little N left.

I rarely add new soil to old soil, I want a similar life out of the...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,085
Posted By plantbrain
the Sharp 3500K is close to what the spectral...

the Sharp 3500K is close to what the spectral output is with the Mini, but.they add other color mixes to give that nicer white color.

http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/

But that's the...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,381
Posted By plantbrain
Exactly. I've stated that in about 1-2 years...

Exactly.

I've stated that in about 1-2 years from now, we will have some awesome specific planted LED's from a number of vendors and it's headed that way.

They need the consumer feedback, good...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,381
Posted By plantbrain
Thanks for the link. The Citizen 251's, the...

Thanks for the link.

The Citizen 251's, the 3000 and the 4000K are awesome in terms of the spectra.

Edison 38000-5000K also very good.

You get the picture from there, but you still need to...
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,381
Posted By plantbrain
Yes, my only gripe there is the ugly fixture vs a...

Yes, my only gripe there is the ugly fixture vs a nice sleek looking light.
I want both dagummit.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By plantbrain
They are not THAT much different. Lots of...

They are not THAT much different.
Lots of hollering otherwise........but they do both add the SAME ferts, just at different amounts.

One adds a lower much more conservative amount and assumes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By plantbrain
Look at the big picture. Look at their goal. ...

Look at the big picture.
Look at their goal.
Light, CO2 AND..........ferts.

You cannot piece meal this stuff, but many try.

I have no issues recommending different methods, as long as the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By plantbrain
If you included the rest of the sentence and the...

If you included the rest of the sentence and the OP comment in the context.

Basically they do not want to trim, that does not matter regarding dosing, in other words, dosing is independent of the...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,381
Posted By plantbrain
Why pay a lot for a nice LED light that has only...

Why pay a lot for a nice LED light that has only 2/3rd's of the power going to where it's needed?

It's not hard to include different emitters on the base design. Or offer a modular switch out like...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By plantbrain
I do EI and do not trim or do weekly water...

I do EI and do not trim or do weekly water changes on some tanks, some tanks I do, but dosing has nothing to do with water changes or trim frequencies, that's a logical fallacy.

My Buce tank gets...
Forum: Algae 08-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By plantbrain
Cut back on CO2 does not tell us much. O2...

Cut back on CO2 does not tell us much.

O2 was not measured or reported in either case, so how can you say anything about O2?

Non CO2 planted tanks lack GSA also. They(non CO2 plant tanks)...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By plantbrain
Jeff, the JBL bulb has a good graph, so does the...

Jeff, the JBL bulb has a good graph, so does the Azoo LED flex mini. The 895 model JBL is popular in the EU, not so here in the USA.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By plantbrain
Wise idea for most folks. But, many get a...

Wise idea for most folks.

But, many get a lot of light and then are poor with CO2, then blame the ferts:)

And so it goes in the hobby.........ad nauseum.

We try to correct and help others,...
Forum: Lighting 08-15-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,085
Posted By plantbrain
They had a different PAR meter than the Apogee,...

They had a different PAR meter than the Apogee, so they might have a different conversion or might use Lux to PAR. I saw the meter, it looked more like one of those camera light meters, not a...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-15-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 2,237
Views: 272,015
Posted By plantbrain
I'll redo the entire tank and break it down 100%...

I'll redo the entire tank and break it down 100% likely in Oct or November.

It will be time.
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012