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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   Yesterday, 07:18 PM
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Posted By dru
You never said they are full of algae. You stated...

You never said they are full of algae. You stated they have nice tanks because they maintain them better than a hobbyist would.





Also that you could maintain an extremely high light tank...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,569
Posted By dru
No, but I never even mentioned pet stores. I was...

No, but I never even mentioned pet stores. I was asking what y'all think they are doing beyond the average hobbyist.

The average hobbyist cleans the glass and performs filter maintenance.

The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-09-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,569
Posted By dru
What do you think they do beyond the average...

What do you think they do beyond the average hobbyist?

They are running a store-front, do think they are also spending hours maintaining each tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-03-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,569
Posted By dru
I'll chime in anecdotally and say EI dosing...

I'll chime in anecdotally and say EI dosing almost ruined my enjoyment of the hobby

This was while following it to the letter and performing 2-3 50% water changes a week during the first month and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-13-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 22,113
Posted By dru
Does everyone account for the K in KNO3 and...

Does everyone account for the K in KNO3 and KH2PO4 before calculating K2SO4?

I am seeing some deficiencies after shooting for basically ~2.25 PPM from K2SO4 after subtracting the K from the other...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-02-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,921
Posted By dru
Love the stick idea

Love the stick idea
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By dru
I hope it works ...

I hope it works

http://i.imgur.com/8Yj4ER9.jpg
Forum: Plants   09-30-2015, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By dru
Floating HC

Any tips to get it re-rooted?

I am going to try some natural golf tees but I am expecting that idea to fail miserably.

Anything else?
Forum: Equipment   09-29-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By dru
Will these setups hold a consistent BPS?

Will these setups hold a consistent BPS?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-16-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,202
Posted By dru
Like all of our other tanks this one looks like...

Like all of our other tanks this one looks like it is going to turn out great

Could we get a shot to show off the scale?
Forum: Tank Journals   09-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
50% WC, 10ml of excel, 15ml of macros, 1/2 tsp of...

50% WC, 10ml of excel, 15ml of macros, 1/2 tsp of GH boost

Spot treated BBA again with h2o2 / excel

My Ludwigia cuba is looking pretty bad - curled crispy looking leaves on the new growth
Forum: Plants   09-12-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By dru
Will any Buce types work?

Will any Buce types work?
Forum: Lighting   09-10-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,241
Posted By dru
Comparison video with the old fixture ...

Comparison video with the old fixture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKqj8R6XiKM
Forum: Tank Journals   09-09-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,459
Posted By dru
Very cool tank! Does your Nymphoides ever...

Very cool tank!

Does your Nymphoides ever reach the surface?
Forum: Tank Journals   09-09-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
Measured my KH today @ 4 My PH before the...

Measured my KH today @ 4

My PH before the co2 kicks on is around 7.25

I am going to shoot for 6.6 PH (30ppm) when the lights kick on and maxing out @ 6.43 PH (45ppm) at the end of the co2...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
Thanks Mikey & Hetzer jcmv - yeah that is...

Thanks Mikey & Hetzer

jcmv - yeah that is just a mspaint mockup to see about what it would look like

-=-=-=-=-=

50% WC, 5ml of excel, 15ml of macros, 1/4 tsp of GH boost

I hit most of...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-04-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
Lesson learned on acclimating fish during the...

Lesson learned on acclimating fish during the photoperiod.

I found some true SAEs and after bring them home and the normal ~30 minute drip acclimation I put them in the tank. This was right in the...
Forum: Equipment   09-04-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By dru
Can you give us a hint?

Can you give us a hint?
Forum: Tank Journals   09-03-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,922
Posted By dru
Already a very cool tank, love the hardscape ...

Already a very cool tank, love the hardscape

Will be following along
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-02-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By dru
Your betta is probably going nuts because there...

Your betta is probably going nuts because there is no room to move around

I would recommend removing the nerite also because it will turn your tank into a poop factory

Very cool hardscape...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-02-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 26,249
Posted By dru
All of your tanks are awesome and there is a lot...

All of your tanks are awesome and there is a lot of great info in your journal

What are you using for hardscape supports?
Forum: Aquascaping   09-02-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By dru
Trimming HC

I want to scale back the HC in this tank and provide more depth

I am going to start by at least trimming an oval out following the line of the wood. I am probably going to continue the staurogyne...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-01-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
This will be my final stock list, as soon as I...

This will be my final stock list, as soon as I find some true SAEs:

http://i.imgur.com/Id0yMCM.png
Forum: Tank Journals   09-01-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
^Thanks -=-=-= Tossed the new plants in...

^Thanks

-=-=-=

Tossed the new plants in today, also switched co2 cylinders - 20oz

My bps is almost too much to count, I am interested to see how long this one will last

BBA seems pretty...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-29-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,560
Posted By dru
40% WC, 10ml of excel, 15ml of macros, 1/2 tsp of...

40% WC, 10ml of excel, 15ml of macros, 1/2 tsp of GH boost

Pulled the main blyxa plant a to make room for some baby tears I have in the post and pulled the majority of the hygro corymbosa to make...
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