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Forum: Equipment 07-04-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Kathyy
I wanted all the flow I could get going through...

I wanted all the flow I could get going through the overflow so I broke out all the overflow's teeth I could and replaced it with as open a 1/4" mesh as I could find.

Unless you want to conserve...
Forum: Fish 07-04-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Kathyy
There will be floaters at first but after...

There will be floaters at first but after replanting half a dozen plants half a dozen times mostly the baby plants stay down. Plant them deep, light gets down 1/2" anyway. Once plants are grown in my...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 06-29-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By Kathyy
Read the other posts in the thread. O2 and CO2...

Read the other posts in the thread. O2 and CO2 are absorbed independent of one another, they are not competing for room in between water molecules!

All the air won't go into the water, your...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-29-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Kathyy
No idea on how high your lighting is. Can you...

No idea on how high your lighting is. Can you program it? If not start out with 6 hours a day adding 1/2 hour every week or two so long as you see improved plant health and little algae growth. I ran...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Kathyy
How strong is the pump? My HOB overflow...

How strong is the pump?

My HOB overflow never had debris in it but the sump sure did. Now there is twice the flow there used to be and the sump bottom is clean.

How are the plants doing?...
Forum: Plants 06-26-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By Kathyy
The first one might be Lilaeopsis, micro sword,...

The first one might be Lilaeopsis, micro sword, and the second is some sort of Eleocharis, hairgrass. There are a lot of hairgrass species in the hobby, could be 1" tall or grow like a stem plant,...
Forum: Lighting 06-26-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Kathyy
I put my lights 16" over the 24" deep tank for...

I put my lights 16" over the 24" deep tank for aesthetics and better light spread. Light transmits through air and clear water about the same.

LED works great for me but only been 7 months so far....
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Kathyy
Try Mr. Clean type melamine sponges after you go...

Try Mr. Clean type melamine sponges after you go over the tank with a few clean wet rags. The plain ones don't have soap in them and are terrific for getting off the most stubborn GSA, should take...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By Kathyy
I keep a journal via email to myself for dosing,...

I keep a journal via email to myself for dosing, fish/plant bought, notes to self, water changes, CO2 can changes, lighting programs and all that. Daily all I do is dump NPK or M in the overflow and...
Forum: Plants 06-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Kathyy
Are you using GH booster? Although my water is...

Are you using GH booster? Although my water is 3-4GH I had stunted plants until I added magnesium and poor snail shell health until I added calcium. Epsom salt is very cheap and after a couple doses...
Forum: Lighting 06-10-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Kathyy
Last year I went LED after 14 years with MH and...

Last year I went LED after 14 years with MH and am thrilled with my buy. Less light spill, shimmer is just as nice and the programmable light cycle is as good as I hoped it would be. I can have the...
Forum: Algae 06-08-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By Kathyy
Well BBA is stuck tight to its substrate and...

Well BBA is stuck tight to its substrate and cyano is slime that comes off easily. Easy difference between the two.

Dying BBA is usually pink, have you dosed H2O2 or Excel lately? I am sure...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,422
Posted By Kathyy
Bunch of us overcoming adversity right now. LOVE...

Bunch of us overcoming adversity right now. LOVE having a hobby so I am not just wishing I could do this or that and can obsess over something beautiful.

Today I attempted to be strict and only...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-29-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By Kathyy
If you have a nitrate test then solution#1 works...

If you have a nitrate test then solution#1 works fine.

Even if you get a reaction you can use the rocks. Test to see if you really want to by putting some rocks into a container with the water you...
Forum: Lighting 05-27-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Kathyy
I bought one from Coralvue here....

I bought one from Coralvue here. (http://www.coralvue.com/aquarium-timer) Should meet your needs perfectly. Shop around, price varies. Hard to find! If you think you might want to automate more a...
Forum: Lighting 05-27-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Kathyy
Here is a PAR chart....

Here is a PAR chart. http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss176/Hoppycalif/PARvsDistT5VariousLights.jpg from this thread. (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368)

Compare the...
Forum: Plants 05-24-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Kathyy
I think 'Petit' has narrower leaves than regular...

I think 'Petit' has narrower leaves than regular nana as well but I don' know both varieties. Your Anubias looks narrower than my old nana and my plant's leaves are larger than my big toenail where...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By Kathyy
3bps sounds reasonable. Stick around and...

3bps sounds reasonable.

Stick around and check the tank every hour at minimum to see how fish are doing. Be ready for an emergency water change and have a bubbler handy just in case.

Take pH...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By Kathyy
Stick the airstone inside the pump's cage if...

Stick the airstone inside the pump's cage if there is room so bubbles aren't lost and most will dissolve before they get to the tank. I did that without any airstone and didn't get all that many...
Forum: Plants 05-17-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Kathyy
Your tank has hard water, you do very small water...

Your tank has hard water, you do very small water changes once a month and are dosing EI at the 50% water change per week level? Have you been dosing the tank as written since tank has been set up or...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Kathyy
I found fish piping at the surface a couple times...

I found fish piping at the surface a couple times after water changes and suspect O2 low and CO2 high in tap water so I anchor the python so water splashes into the tank these days. I have a lot of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By Kathyy
Water changes on big tanks are really...

Water changes on big tanks are really intimidating if one uses buckets! I make much less mess now with the hose than I did with buckets. Practice as well, used buckets for maybe 3 years, have used my...
Forum: Aquascaping 05-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Kathyy
I pull off the parts that don't fit any longer,...

I pull off the parts that don't fit any longer, cut the rhizome and put them elsewhere. Usually there are enough branches on older plants that I don't leave a glaring cut.

You might pull out the...
Forum: Photography 05-13-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Kathyy
I thought the contest photo couldn't be published...

I thought the contest photo couldn't be published before the results are done but set up and growth photos were fine. I've seen many threads here and elsewhere on setting up and growing out scapes...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By Kathyy
I much prefer an open return with no nozzle at...

I much prefer an open return with no nozzle at all. Spraybars restrict flow and I never have quite enough flow. My open returns are a couple inches below the water surface facing the other end of the...
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