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Forum: Lighting   04-27-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By micheljq
Check on evilbay.ca for Beamswork or Chihiros led...

Check on evilbay.ca for Beamswork or Chihiros led lights.

AliXpress too may have some of them.

Zetlight Lancia ZP4000 Plants version too can be interesting, and they are full water resistant...
Forum: Algae   04-27-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By micheljq
Hello, check your lighting period, especially if...

Hello, check your lighting period, especially if the tank is new.

Michel.
Forum: Plants   04-21-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By micheljq
Same for my red amazon sword. At one point i did...

Same for my red amazon sword. At one point i did found it too big for my 65 gallons. It was growing fine with either co2 injection or Excel, and ferts in water column, Flourite substrate.

Michel.
Forum: DIY   04-13-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By micheljq
Ok thanks for the replies, then why the diy co2...

Ok thanks for the replies, then why the diy co2 with baking soda and citric acid works?

I must agree that dosed directly in the tank, the pH down spike can be dangerous.

Michel.
Forum: DIY   04-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By micheljq
Citric acid directly into the tank

Good morning, just a quick question.

If citric acid is poured directly into a tank in small amount. Will it react with the KH in the tank and produced some co2? I know it will lower pH at least...
Forum: Lighting   04-06-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By micheljq
I would go for the A160, A80 is not much...

I would go for the A160, A80 is not much powerful, you risk to regret buying A80s, especially if later you go for a bigger and taller tank.

You want carpeting plants? You need intensity, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-23-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By micheljq
Hi, does it have a faint green taint? could it...

Hi, does it have a faint green taint? could it be the beginning of green water outbreak?

Or decalcification because of high light and no co2 injection? (rather rare).

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   03-16-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,860
Posted By micheljq
TMC Aquaray Grobeam, 5 years warranty, most of...

TMC Aquaray Grobeam, 5 years warranty, most of the other companies only give one year.

Fluval that gives 3 years on the Planted 2.0.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   03-14-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 23,279
Posted By micheljq
This is exactly what i am looking for my corys,...

This is exactly what i am looking for my corys, something they can bury their head in, stir up, have the debries lift up and go into the filter.

Michel
Forum: Substrate   03-13-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By micheljq
RO unit is not cheap either and a lot of...

RO unit is not cheap either and a lot of time/work.

Ca/Mg, KH, can be added easily if needed. It's true those kind of substrates are meant to be used with co2 enrichment, although some use them...
Forum: Substrate   03-03-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By micheljq
Following that post, my tap is pH 7,6 and want to...

Following that post, my tap is pH 7,6 and want to use one ADA soil eventually to have a pH lower than 7.

Michel.
Forum: Plants   02-23-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By micheljq
Bacopa caroliniana will grow fine, if it has the...

Bacopa caroliniana will grow fine, if it has the lighting it needs (and nutrients), same for bacopa monnieri i believe.

I had amazing growth under high light, ferts, no injected co2, no liquid...
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By micheljq
Hi, the Fluval 2.0 has 3 years warranty. If you...

Hi, the Fluval 2.0 has 3 years warranty. If you look for something that should last long : TMC Aquaray Grobeams have 5 years warranty, but may cost higher than 200$ for your tank.

Most led...
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By micheljq
They speak of Zetlight in this article : ...

They speak of Zetlight in this article :

https://aquarium-digest.com/2010/06/30/led-light-review-tmc-xg-1500-maxspect-more/#maxspect

Michel.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By micheljq
Blood[censored]vomits![censored] now that's a...

Blood[censored]vomits![censored] now that's a name.. keep the wonderful pics coming :-)
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By micheljq
You might want to look at the Orphek leds. ...

You might want to look at the Orphek leds.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,703
Posted By micheljq
I did so much bad things, especially when i was...

I did so much bad things, especially when i was young in the seventies and that i did not have access to much information. What the vendor in the pet shop knew (not much), some books fortunately, no...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By micheljq
There is a calculator here, if i may post this...

There is a calculator here, if i may post this link.

Aqua Soil (http://angelfins.ca/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26_27)

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-17-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By micheljq
I managed to get algae free tanks with 2...

I managed to get algae free tanks with 2 different low light setups, although they were no Walstad's.

At one point the tanks were so clean, especially a shrimp tank i had. I did not have to...
Forum: Lighting   01-10-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By micheljq
Hello, check on their web site : Downloads -...

Hello, check on their web site :
Downloads - Aquaray Aquarium Lighting (http://aquaraylighting.co.uk/downloads/)

Download the Aquaray user guide. It gives example setups depending on the length...
Forum: Lighting   01-09-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,552
Posted By micheljq
error, plz delete

error, plz delete
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-21-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By micheljq
A GH of at least 10 should be better for platys,...

A GH of at least 10 should be better for platys, even higher for mollys.

A KH of at least 3, but i suppose it could be of 5, even a little more for those fishes.

Sodium bicarbonate will add...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-20-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By micheljq
Excel does not melt vals in every cases. I do...

Excel does not melt vals in every cases. I do use Excel and my vals are going well.

Michel.
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By micheljq
It is a little like the ADA soil if i understand...

It is a little like the ADA soil if i understand correctly.

Gnick, have you measured the pH and KH? Do you know by how much the Tropica Aquasoil did lower the pH and KH? It is supposed to do...
Forum: Lighting   12-13-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 32,288
Posted By micheljq
As far as i know Fluval do not use PWM technology...

As far as i know Fluval do not use PWM technology on their led fixtures. The companies who does are rare, and the price of the fixture would be probably more expensive. I do not see how Fluval...
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