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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-15-2009, 06:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,731
Posted By Bert H
Tom, it's actually gone through a couple of...

Tom, it's actually gone through a couple of ownership changes since Art. Crowd Gather is the owner currently.

Homer, John is not the admin with APC anymore. Perhaps you're thinking of John's...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-12-2009, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By Bert H
Oh, yeah!!!! And Tebow is coming back next...

Oh, yeah!!!! And Tebow is coming back next year!!!!
Forum: Plants 12-18-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,351
Posted By Bert H
That ball is probably composed of a bunch of...

That ball is probably composed of a bunch of rhizomes. Gently open it up and you should see it. You can try and manually separate some, it shouldn't be hard, I've done this lots of times. As far...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Bert H
You also needs lots more plants. I don't know...

You also needs lots more plants. I don't know how plant friendly your rhom is, but a little Blyxa, moss and 3 swords just won't cut it, especially at start up. That's a big tank and I can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-31-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,332
Posted By Bert H
Keep in mind the whole 3 1/2 mile of the river...

Keep in mind the whole 3 1/2 mile of the river that is state park, you cannot remove anything. You can always go downstream from the state park put out, but then if you return to the put out you're...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 144,139
Posted By Bert H
Hey Steve, tank's looking good. :thumbsup: Was...

Hey Steve, tank's looking good. :thumbsup: Was it the maracyn that finally beat the algae back for you? Or a combination of things?

It's amazing that the discus don't make snacks out of the...
Forum: Algae 04-14-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Bert H
Week 2 report: this one's a little bit harder to...

Week 2 report: this one's a little bit harder to read. Towards the very bottom of the tank, it looks as if there may be a little bit more than last week, otherwise it appears as what I consider a...
Forum: Algae 04-07-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Bert H
One week follow-up: looking good at the moment. ...

One week follow-up: looking good at the moment. There is what I consider a 'baseline' (small) amount on the glass, certainly not the amount I used to have, and about the same as I am used to seeing...
Forum: Algae 04-01-2008, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Bert H
Periodic, low dosing is an interesting point,...

Periodic, low dosing is an interesting point, Steve. I need to think whether I would be willing to do that or not. I tend to be more of a 'purist', and if I don't have to add it, I don't want to,...
Forum: Algae 03-31-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Bert H
Small experiment with Maracyn and gda...

Having read through Steve's dealings with his gda (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/photo-album/47667-son-kahuna-56k-alage-woes-25.html) battles and the things he did, I thought I'd try a little...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 144,139
Posted By Bert H
Whatever the reason(s), I'm glad it's under...

Whatever the reason(s), I'm glad it's under retreat! :thumbsup: It may well be a combination of all your variables which is the reason. After all, it is a miniature eco-system we have in our...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-19-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 144,139
Posted By Bert H
Hey Steve, I haven't been around here much...

Hey Steve, I haven't been around here much lately, but I always enjoy reading your threads. Sorry to hear about your gsa/gda battles. Here's my experience with gda, experience only, since I offer...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 10-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bert H
Nice house! And tank!

Nice house! And tank!
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 09-24-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Bert H
I would use your water straight from your well. ...

I would use your water straight from your well. I am another fellow Floridian with well water, my kh is 10, gh is 13. Except for the 'softer' water plants, I have no problems, though I do need to...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-17-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Bert H
Good luck in college. You could always set up a...

Good luck in college. You could always set up a small nano type with locally caught minnows, so you could always release them during breaks.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Bert H
My guess would lie in your kh. I have hard water...

My guess would lie in your kh. I have hard water as well (kh10) and have had similar issues with Ludwigias. For me, adding Mg improved the situation enough to allow me to grow the 'easier' ones,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-16-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Bert H
Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort) is a true...

Ceratophyllum demersum (hornwort) is a true floater and you will never see a root, also grows like gangbusters.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-07-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By Bert H
Sounds like you're not dosing any ferts to your...

Sounds like you're not dosing any ferts to your tank. Plants can't live on CO2 alone. All the questions Brian asks above are important to offer better advice. It is also surprising that an 8 month...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-06-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Bert H
SO TRUE! I agree with Ted completely. I had a...

SO TRUE! I agree with Ted completely. I had a similar experience with one of my tanks and found the NO3 around 80+ppm. Let the stickies be your road map, but beware of the wrecks along the way...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-21-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 144,139
Posted By Bert H
Steve, I just found this today. All I can say,...

Steve, I just found this today. All I can say, is I can't say! Speechless and awed by it all. :eek: It is truly a tech marvel!

And as far as the tank itself - it's beautiful! I'm sorry to hear...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-11-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Bert H
Get a report of your municipality's water and...

Get a report of your municipality's water and check the levels of Mg as well as Ca. From personal experience, having hard water, most of which comes from Ca, if I don't add Mg, I get a fair amount...
Forum: Algae 05-31-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 996
Posted By Bert H
As stated above, it's tough to keep Anubias for...

As stated above, it's tough to keep Anubias for long term without some gsa forming on them. If it were me, I wouldn't worry about it, unless it got to be too much. Getting some nerite snails will...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,783
Posted By Bert H
Check out here...

Check out here (http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/swoape-forum/31615-glutaraldehyde-instead-excel.html). Apparently some folks have successfully used gluteraldehyde instead of Excel.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By Bert H
If your kh is high enough, you will get a...

If your kh is high enough, you will get a precipitate after adding Flourish. Seachem will even verify this for you, if you ask them. Mine is kh10, and I add it in the AM so I don't have to see the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Bert H
Your wood shouldn't be mushy. If it's just a...

Your wood shouldn't be mushy. If it's just a small section of wood, just scrape it until you hit 'solid' wood again. If the whole thing is mush, it's garbage.
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