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Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By mc1973
Lol that's the first thing I noticed, and without...

Lol that's the first thing I noticed, and without a reflector too!
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By mc1973
Agreed on all that. You could fish them out and...

Agreed on all that.
You could fish them out and put them in a different tank while you do a substrate change too when you get around to it.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By mc1973
Lol I have 2 CFL bulbs over each side of the tank...

Lol I have 2 CFL bulbs over each side of the tank (23W each) and they grow high light plants just fine. You'll be fine, dosing CO2 will help tremendously.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By mc1973
+1 with DLanderson You probably have...

+1 with DLanderson

You probably have nutritious water and once your plants used all that up they started slowing down. Also injecting DIY CO2 or something helps.

Slowing growth generally tells...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By mc1973
+1 with what Lub said. And pH swings due to CO2...

+1 with what Lub said.
And pH swings due to CO2 really don't affect fish much.
I turn my powerhead off about 2 hours before I go lights out, then Oxygen levels are good and CO2 levels are down :)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By mc1973
Congrats, but for future reference I use CFL's to...

Congrats, but for future reference I use CFL's to grow some high tech plants lol.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By mc1973
You could also try a hydrogen peroxide dip,...

You could also try a hydrogen peroxide dip, instead of putting it in your aquarium just mix it up in a container and take your plants out and dip it in the solution for a few hours and pull it back...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By mc1973
You have to remember for the most part "low...

You have to remember for the most part "low light" plants are "low light" because they grow slow and don't need that much energy. If you want it to speed up try DIY CO2, usually that's the limiting...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By mc1973
Right off the bat I can tell it's low tech. The...

Right off the bat I can tell it's low tech. The guy has super easy plants, a decent light (probably can get that for like 15 bucks at home depot) and on top of that it looks like it's right by the...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By mc1973
I think some of it may be due to the high...

I think some of it may be due to the high nutrient foods you are feeding them. Make sure they're eating all of it too, if not fish it out or feed less.

+1 on the cutting feeding in half, or even...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,426
Posted By mc1973
+1 on the rocks and UG filter. Just for future...

+1 on the rocks and UG filter. Just for future FYI, it's very dangerous to boil rocks lol, if there are air pockets in the rock the thing could just blow right in your face.

I wouldn't try and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By mc1973
I think what was missing in the original picture...

I think what was missing in the original picture was that you had tall plants on the left, barely any in the middle, and short on the right. What you have right now looks great because it kind of...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By mc1973
Looks like your nutrients are quickly being...

Looks like your nutrients are quickly being sapped up.
If the plants did fine before, I'm not so sure lighting is the HUGE issue here.
It's not like the plants are made of lead plates, they will do...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By mc1973
Lol my LFS tries to hustle me everytime I go in...

Lol my LFS tries to hustle me everytime I go in there.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By mc1973
I just use the powerhead to make sure debris...

I just use the powerhead to make sure debris doesn't collect on one side of the tank.
I'll also use it to prevent any crazy algae growth, but overall if you aren't seeing any problems I wouldn't...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By mc1973
I would have to agree with Poppyseed. If you...

I would have to agree with Poppyseed.
If you think about it, even using an air pump, it's hard to get "even" distribution of oxygen if you fork it out 4 ways, you would have to have tremendous...
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By mc1973
All types of anubias All types of java fern ...

All types of anubias
All types of java fern
Anacharis, hornwort, cabomba, ludwigia, just the basic stem plants.

Hard to say without knowing exactly what kind of lights. If you are doing a HEAVY...
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 729
Posted By mc1973
Lol exactly what I have in my tanks, it will come...

Lol exactly what I have in my tanks, it will come back haha, just wipe it away no worries.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By mc1973
Hmm since everyone is saying "might" you might...

Hmm since everyone is saying "might" you might also want to check out "narrow leaf anacharis" because I was pretty sure some of them were that.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By mc1973
Emersed goes through some acclimation but it...

Emersed goes through some acclimation but it shouldn't all the sudden die on you. Petsmart sells emersed grass that is pretty much enough to space out on the bottom of a 10 gallon, this is 8.99....
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By mc1973
Yeah +1 on the cooler temps. My christmas moss...

Yeah +1 on the cooler temps. My christmas moss goes to mush if it gets too warm. I have a ton of it if you want some lol.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By mc1973
I just pinch the roots off. Wisteria is a...

I just pinch the roots off.
Wisteria is a nutrient hog and pretty much grows these aerial roots to rob everything else lol.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By mc1973
Lol if only everything did that.

Lol if only everything did that.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,501
Posted By mc1973
I thought I was the only one that was obsessed...

I thought I was the only one that was obsessed with Rotala lol.

Recently I've been having great luck with Bacopa Caroliniana. Under good lighting they go bronze and the new growth comes in red.
Forum: Plants 05-03-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By mc1973
I kind of just skimmed through the vid since I've...

I kind of just skimmed through the vid since I've seen it before. One thing to remember is if you are doing the dry start planting make sure to spray them every once in a while so they don't dry out...
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