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Forum: Substrate Today, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Higher Thinking
I believe pfs doesn't need to be washed. That's...

I believe pfs doesn't need to be washed. That's one of the reasons people are attracted to it. It's going in a pool, therefore it has to clean from the gate. Maybe some dust, but that will settle or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By Higher Thinking
Dry it out first. Then you can store it anyway...

Dry it out first. Then you can store it anyway you want.
Forum: Aquascaping 09-06-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Higher Thinking
This does not apply to a bunch of plants. Plants...

This does not apply to a bunch of plants. Plants with rhizomes like anubias and java fern can be tied down and should not be buried. Mosses would also best be tied down to something although they...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Higher Thinking
Just cut all the roots. You can actually just...

Just cut all the roots. You can actually just tear them if you want by pinching one section and twisting off the end. I heard trimming the roots stimulates plant growth. Your anubias will benefit...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-06-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 757
Posted By Higher Thinking
I moved a 75, 55, two 20s, and two 10s with two...

I moved a 75, 55, two 20s, and two 10s with two other people. We moved the tanks thirty minutes away. The whole thing only took 4 hours. No loss of plants or livestock. This included a 20L full of...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 09-04-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By Higher Thinking
As a previous graduate instructor of public...

As a previous graduate instructor of public speaking at Oregon State, I'll tell you the same thing I constantly reminded my students: Your audience wants you to succeed. They are all rooting you on....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Higher Thinking
Yea, just go to the Dollar Store and buy super...

Yea, just go to the Dollar Store and buy super glue. I have used multiple types of super glue from there for my reef.
Forum: Fish 08-26-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Higher Thinking
Well it could be a bristle nose pleco, which are...

Well it could be a bristle nose pleco, which are perfectly fine in a 17. But truthfully it is almost certainly your co2. You have to shut the gas off for several hours and then add them. On days when...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By Higher Thinking
Fluval substrate isn't ideal for CRS, most people...

Fluval substrate isn't ideal for CRS, most people use ADA. Also, you cannot tell your kh and gh based on tds. You need to use a gh and kh test kit. I haven't used fluval remineralizer, but most...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-23-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Higher Thinking
Also your pH is a bit high. It should be in the...

Also your pH is a bit high. It should be in the mid to low 6's all the time. You need to use active substrate. Lots of people either don't read up on establishing proper environments or think they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 649
Posted By Higher Thinking
I don't use the ice cube method myself, I've just...

I don't use the ice cube method myself, I've just heard of people doing that. I use the bottles and I put them directly in my tank. If I used a sump I would put them there I suppose. I'm only using a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 649
Posted By Higher Thinking
I don't know if there is a formula, but I use two...

I don't know if there is a formula, but I use two little 12 ounce Gatorade bottles in my 40b reef. I just freeze them with salt water (lower freezing point, I think) and drop them in the tank on...
Forum: Fish 08-06-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Higher Thinking
From personal experience and what I've read,...

From personal experience and what I've read, raising the young will likely prove to be challenging. Really awesome though!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-06-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By Higher Thinking
Idk what implications you are trying to draw by...

Idk what implications you are trying to draw by stating that you only dosed ammonia once this week. Are you saying that the ammonia levels have not dropped all week?
Forum: Algae 08-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By Higher Thinking
Also starting with lower intensity lighting...

Also starting with lower intensity lighting always gives room to increase the intensity. Starting with too much and trying to work your way down is difficult because algae already exists. I'd wipe...
Forum: Algae 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,515
Posted By Higher Thinking
While there are some viable solutions proposed,...

While there are some viable solutions proposed, and also some not so viable, I think it's tough to make any suggestions without knowing how intense those lights are. For all you know, you could be...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Higher Thinking
Pm nilocg on the forum. He lives here in town...

Pm nilocg on the forum. He lives here in town with me. If he doesn't want to ship internationally I'll buy them from him and ship them. But that's what he does, sell and ship ferts, so Idk why he...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-04-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By Higher Thinking
Everybody always recommend low temps, but...

Everybody always recommend low temps, but truthfully I have a whole bunch of berried females right now and a growing population and my temps are in the mid to high 70s all summer.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-04-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Higher Thinking
Yea, you're gonna have to switch lights. That or...

Yea, you're gonna have to switch lights. That or raise them very high. Can you reduce intensity? Most reefs are using par in the hundreds. Only if you are injecting co2 should you be hitting par...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-04-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Higher Thinking
You need to use RO water for these shrimp. Then...

You need to use RO water for these shrimp. Then remineralize with a product of your choice. The two most common are Salty's GH+ and Mosura Mineral Plus. While people have managed to keep CRS alive in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-04-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Higher Thinking
The problem you'll run into a lot is that...

The problem you'll run into a lot is that terrestrial plant fertilizer packages contain ammonia. Other than that, it's just about finding the right proportions which is tough. You want roughly 5:1 to...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Higher Thinking
I actually moved to Albany a while...

I actually moved to Albany a while ago...southeast area.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Higher Thinking
This is discussed quite often. The general...

This is discussed quite often. The general consensus is either dose it all before you add the water or dose it throughout the water adding process. Either way, you are recommended to add enough for...
Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Higher Thinking
You are going to want something to move water...

You are going to want something to move water around in the column more. That way you'll have better distribution of co2 and nutrients.
Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Higher Thinking
1st is pennywort, second is java fern. Both are...

1st is pennywort, second is java fern. Both are very basic plants and can survive most anything.
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