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Forum: Aquascaping 04-27-2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By mrbelvedere
I find it helped a lot if you turn off all the...

I find it helped a lot if you turn off all the circulation (filters and pumps). Then trim, so the pieces can slowly rise to the surface for collection, and not become lodged elsewhere.

Riccia...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,768
Posted By mrbelvedere
MTS perform a pretty valuable service, turning...

MTS perform a pretty valuable service, turning your substrate and eating detritus. All of my tanks had them by design.

However, if you don't want to introduce a higher predator, a piece of...
Forum: Substrate 04-16-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By mrbelvedere
Well yeah, that's their main market, at least...

Well yeah, that's their main market, at least here. If you check the Japanese catalog, they have some really cool pond, freshwater fishkeeping, and marine supplies.

Are there any fellow ADA...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By mrbelvedere
Do you mean areas with a bare sand foreground? ...

Do you mean areas with a bare sand foreground? It can be stunning if done correctly. Perhaps a mistranslation?

Anyway, ADA doesn't just cater to aquascapers. I was hoping to use it for a...
Forum: Substrate 04-14-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,043
Posted By mrbelvedere
ADA Forest Sand?

Looks like ADA is rolling out another decorative sand product.

It's on http://www.adana.co.jp/_e_products/substrate_index.php

On the Japanese version, you can see a close up of the product. ...
Forum: Plants 01-31-2008, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By mrbelvedere
M. drummondi used to be frequently utilized in...

M. drummondi used to be frequently utilized in Amano's layouts.

Check his older aquascapes to get an idea.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-29-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,325
Posted By mrbelvedere
I dont think you quite realize what a year means...

I dont think you quite realize what a year means to a planted tank.

Those "banana plants" (Nymphoides sp.) will go nuts.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-20-2008, 02:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By mrbelvedere
Well, you need way more plants. Plant the left...

Well, you need way more plants. Plant the left side. You already have some H. corymbosa, why not fill up the left side?

Also, you could use a top-off. But that's an easy fix.

I suggest...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 01-19-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By mrbelvedere
If you want to know where to go to buy whatever...

If you want to know where to go to buy whatever aquarium related, just ask some of the older guys on the forum. They can steer you in the right direction.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,217
Posted By mrbelvedere
Eco-Complete will raise your pH for a...

Eco-Complete will raise your pH for a time....then it will drop off as carbonates and minerals leach off.
Forum: Lighting 01-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By mrbelvedere
Eco-complete has almost no "fertilizers" or...

Eco-complete has almost no "fertilizers" or nutrients. What is does have is some useful traces. And plants will get plenty of those from regular Flourish (or equivalent) dosing.

Why should he...
Forum: Plants 01-16-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,383
Posted By mrbelvedere
This is desirable. It can be trimmed into a...

This is desirable. It can be trimmed into a neat, dense bush. It is more aesthetically pleasing than straight growing rows of stems.
Forum: Plants 01-11-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,039
Posted By mrbelvedere
Buy a surface skimmer. Enough said.

Buy a surface skimmer. Enough said.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By mrbelvedere
Don't use a Penguin or any other power filter. ...

Don't use a Penguin or any other power filter. Use a good canister filter. They are more efficient, more powerful, quieter, don't contribute to CO2 loss, and more aesthetically pleasing. If you...
Forum: Plants 01-06-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,156
Posted By mrbelvedere
Looks like you have a lot of Utricularia sp. in...

Looks like you have a lot of Utricularia sp. in there.

Could be U. vulgaris.
Forum: Tank Journals 01-06-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 14,357
Posted By mrbelvedere
Isn't lace rock calcium based?

Isn't lace rock calcium based?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-06-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By mrbelvedere
It's apples and oranges. Purigen is a...

It's apples and oranges.

Purigen is a synthetic adsorbent material made by Seachem. It removes basically everything you don't want in the water column. Lasts much, much longer than carbon, and...
Forum: Substrate 01-05-2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,409
Posted By mrbelvedere
As long as it isn't frequently disturbed, ADA AS...

As long as it isn't frequently disturbed, ADA AS will hold its integrity.

I've grown great plants in Fluorite, but ADA AS gave me better results. And, it even looks more natural.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-05-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By mrbelvedere
I've used carbon to remove tannins, but that's...

I've used carbon to remove tannins, but that's the only reason.

I do, however, swear by Purigen. When my tanks were up and running, I had a bag in each filter. The stuff does wonders, and it's a...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 12-28-2007, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,014
Posted By mrbelvedere
I received an iPod Touch 16GB and a new phone...

I received an iPod Touch 16GB and a new phone (VX8700).

If you were thinking about buying an iPod Touch, go ahead and do it. They are so cool.

I also got some money, like 20 pairs of Red...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-22-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,676
Posted By mrbelvedere
Pure white sand looks unnatural. Use a more...

Pure white sand looks unnatural. Use a more neutral tone sand, ADA's Nile Sand looks the best IMO. And it's not such an issue to keep spotless.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-16-2007, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,109
Posted By mrbelvedere
No fertilization means your plants have no food. ...

No fertilization means your plants have no food.

Why would you stop fertilizing?
Forum: Plants 12-12-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By mrbelvedere
The various aquatic Utricularia

There are multiple species of Utricularia that seem like they would grow perfectly fine immersed. These are known as the "affixed aquatic" type.

From what I know about the genus, there are quite...
Forum: Plants 12-12-2007, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,583
Posted By mrbelvedere
I can tell you from personal experience that...

I can tell you from personal experience that Anubias and Cryptocoryne do not kill CRS. People told me that a cut Crypt or Anubias leaf will kill my shrimp.

I had both in my tank and I trimmed...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 12-12-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,402
Posted By mrbelvedere
Trust me guy. I was skeptical at first myself...

Trust me guy. I was skeptical at first myself that one could use pure RO/DI.

But it works in practice. And the plants and fish were all doing exceptional.

Conventional wisdom states it...
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