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Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Wasserpest
Keep watching your plants and when the new leaves...

Keep watching your plants and when the new leaves appear smaller and paler green, it's time to supplement NPK and micros. Nitrates usually run out first. At that point they will be CO2 limited, which...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-20-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Wasserpest
There are fertilizer calculators available that...

There are fertilizer calculators available that will tell you how much your dosing will increase the ppm's of the various nutrients. I don't have one with me right now but most likely you can google...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-15-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By Wasserpest
From one of my fave movies... Albert: Don't...

From one of my fave movies...

Albert: Don't give me that tone!

Armand: What tone?

Albert: That sarcastic contemptuous tone that means you know everything because you're a man, and I know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-15-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Wasserpest
There are always ways to reduce too much flow,...

There are always ways to reduce too much flow, but to get more you have to get more equipment.

I am using a ~500gal/hr filter on a 36gal tank. Why? because it is a bit overstocked, I had it that...
Forum: Substrate 08-13-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Wasserpest
I just used about 5 buckets of Flourite as an...

I just used about 5 buckets of Flourite as an underlayment for a brick patio. Must be the most expensive underlayment here in the county. :red_mouth
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,474
Posted By Wasserpest
Should work if you get the correct diameter...

Should work if you get the correct diameter syringe. The 6ml version pictured earlier works with many check valves. If a little loose, just use a bit more silicone. If tight, heat up the syringe in...
Forum: DIY 08-08-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,709
Posted By Wasserpest
Wow... is all I can say. Nothing basic here. That...

Wow... is all I can say. Nothing basic here. That reactor looks totally professional. Logo and all! When I have the space and time I am going to put my crappy Craftsman router to some good use....
Forum: Substrate 08-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By Wasserpest
Sand is inert/sterile. Little nutrients, and...

Sand is inert/sterile. Little nutrients, and hardly any cation exchange capacity (to bind nutrients). If you really like sand, layering something nutritious like top soil, loam, Miracle...
Forum: Plants 08-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Wasserpest
Depending on other factors (light, CO2) not...

Depending on other factors (light, CO2) not dosing macros can cause issues, even if your (other) plants still look good at the moment.
Forum: Plants 08-06-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Wasserpest
Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one....

Nitrate deficiency seems to be the obvious one. Followed by micros (Iron, Manganese and such).

You can measure your nitrate levels using a liquid test kit, and check them over a few weeks while...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-05-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,077
Posted By Wasserpest
I went into braising for a little while, with...

I went into braising for a little while, with some pretty tasty results. Molly Stevens All About Braising is a real nice resource which includes good tips on how to select food in the store, how to...
Forum: Plants 08-01-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By Wasserpest
Dying leaf. It's a natural thing. Have you...

Dying leaf. It's a natural thing. Have you considered cutting it off?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-01-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By Wasserpest
Why do you think it is a problem? I pulled out...

Why do you think it is a problem? I pulled out perhaps a hundred Cherries last time I cleaned the big canister, and they were doing just fine. They are safe from predators and do their thing in the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 07-28-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By Wasserpest
I tend to "leave" books on airplanes. :icon_roll ...

I tend to "leave" books on airplanes. :icon_roll

Once I bought one of those super nice soft cushions that make your many hours of tourist class more bearable. I think I got one use out of it......
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Wasserpest
No stupid questions. And no need to delete, just...

No stupid questions. And no need to delete, just stop replying to the thread and it will get buried in the depth of our database.
Forum: DIY 07-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Wasserpest
Yep, that's all they are, thoughts and opinions,...

Yep, that's all they are, thoughts and opinions, take them for what they are worth.

CO2 reactors can be built completely safe. Sched 40 PVC connections are not a problem for water line pressure,...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Wasserpest
If Tinanti says it's beckettii, then that's most...

If Tinanti says it's beckettii, then that's most likely it.

But like I said, there is a couple of varieties like wendtii, petchii, becketti, lutea, walkeri and others that are very variable, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-28-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Wasserpest
CO2 is one factor. Do you have all of the...

CO2 is one factor. Do you have all of the nutrient dosing covered? If there is something missing, turning off the CO2 slows down plant growth, which may actually improve things. I don't think that's...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Wasserpest
Looks like you bought Trichomanes javanicum or...

Looks like you bought Trichomanes javanicum or something similar, good terrarium plant, but will slowly decompose when submerged. You could keep it for a couple of months I guess...
Forum: Plants 07-28-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By Wasserpest
C. wendtii 'Bronze' I would guess. There is a...

C. wendtii 'Bronze' I would guess. There is a couple of similar Crypts, which vary quite a bit from tank to tank, so it can be difficult to be totally certain.
Forum: DIY 07-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Wasserpest
There is no way the MiniJet can overcome the...

There is no way the MiniJet can overcome the outlet pressure of your canister filter. Plus the cracking pressure of the check valve. You may be able to use a really strong pump, or peristaltic pump,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-26-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By Wasserpest
Sand keeps the excrements on top. Never had this...

Sand keeps the excrements on top. Never had this issue with Flourite or gravel. Try placing a Koralia or similar pump towards the substrate to blow that stuff into a corner or toward the filter inlet.
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 556
Posted By Wasserpest
How will you prevent the tank from draining...

How will you prevent the tank from draining through that little hose?

Another thought for the first solution - raise up the container with the fert solution. Instead of placing it on the bottom...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 412
Posted By Wasserpest
Get rid of some snails? What substrate are you...

Get rid of some snails? What substrate are you using?
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-25-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Wasserpest
Are you injecting CO2? I would not just...

Are you injecting CO2?

I would not just double the dosing... there may be a single thing missing, and just adding more of the other stuff doesn't improve the situation. Have you done any...
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