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Forum: Plants 11-29-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By djlen
Blyxa definitely needs traces to flourish. It...

Blyxa definitely needs traces to flourish. It also does take a while to establish itself.
Mine was doing very poorly to just barely growing at all and after dramatically increasing my traces it...
Forum: Plants 06-15-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By djlen
Lysimachia nummularia v. 'Aurea'

Common name: Pond Penny
I would suggest this plant. It is a 'stem' plant, but grows very slowly in my tanks with good light, CO2 and regular fertilization.
It's not very demanding IME and can be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-26-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,751
Posted By djlen
I have back walls of Java moss growing in a 5.5,...

I have back walls of Java moss growing in a 5.5, 10, and two 15 gal. tanks currently.
I used plain, black screening that you use to replace the screen in windows and doors. It's easy to work with,...
Forum: DIY 08-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By djlen
"more permanent" is the way I want to go. The...

"more permanent" is the way I want to go. The only reason I'd change it would be if I tear the whole tank down again, and hopefully that won't be for another 12 years.:)

Thanks for the links...
Forum: DIY 08-04-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By djlen
That is really neat, the way he's got the wood...

That is really neat, the way he's got the wood laying over the stone, and it's similar to what I'm talking about, but the size of the stones take up so much room that you lose a lot of planting space...
Forum: DIY 08-03-2006, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By djlen
Brilliant - Thank you for that link. That method...

Brilliant - Thank you for that link. That method is a bit more involved than I wanted to get, but it will give me ideas for the future.

Len
Forum: DIY 08-03-2006, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,286
Posted By djlen
How To Create a Tiered/Terraced Affect

I'm going to tear down a tank after 12 years and have decided I want to create a multi-level affect in the new aqua-scape.
I want to epoxy small pieces of stone together and attach them to a base to...
Forum: DIY 08-03-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By djlen
I keep mine at the lowest pressure that will...

I keep mine at the lowest pressure that will maintain a constant flow through the needle valves.
For me that pressure is 12 - 15 psi. I have never gone any higher than 15psi and rarely have to...
Forum: Plants 07-13-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By djlen
You can give it a haircut at 1/2" - 3/4". Just...

You can give it a haircut at 1/2" - 3/4". Just long enough to keep it light so that it's natural buoyancy doesn't become strong enough to pull it out of the netting. And just long enough to keep...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By djlen
The bubble ladder works very well in a ten, but...

The bubble ladder works very well in a ten, but from what I hear the glass diffuser is very effective as well.
It would be very interesting to hear from folks who have used the glass diffuser.

Len
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-08-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,275
Posted By djlen
He is just what he says he is....'a hobbiest...

He is just what he says he is....'a hobbiest helping others'
One of the few sources out there without an axe to grind.

Len
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By djlen
The effectiveness of your reactor is measured by...

The effectiveness of your reactor is measured by it's ability to get the gas absorbed into the water table before it is lost to the atmosphere. So in this case, size of reactor is of little...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By djlen
"Always ask how long the fish have been there,...

"Always ask how long the fish have been there, and make sure it's at least a week."

This is excellent advice, especially with regard to Neons.
I personally prefer Cardinals as in my experience...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-26-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By djlen
Alex - don't look for Macro supplementation from...

Alex - don't look for Macro supplementation from Flourish. It will not replace good individual dosing of all the necessary Macro elements. IME, it will give you enough Fe and probably enough Mg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By djlen
Even when established a pleco can still play h**l...

Even when established a pleco can still play h**l with glosso.
The two are not a great combination, IME.

Len
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-15-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,541
Posted By djlen
I use it as well with good results, but have...

I use it as well with good results, but have reservations about it's safety with regard to the well being of my fish.
My question is, why use it other than as instructed by the manufacturer when it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By djlen
Is it possible for you to post a picture for a...

Is it possible for you to post a picture for a positive ID?
Sounds like the stuff on your plants could be BBA, but without seeing it it's tough to ID.

Len
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-13-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By djlen
The should be fine in the bucket for a few...

The should be fine in the bucket for a few days.......probably more.
I've pulled some and had to leave them in a shallow bowl for 4 days a while back. One melted on replanting but they all came...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2006, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By djlen
If you set a shallow bowl on the Flourite before...

If you set a shallow bowl on the Flourite before adding water and run the water very slowly into the bowl allowing it to over flow onto the Flourite, it will cut down dramatically on the clouding....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-12-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By djlen
1.5 tsps. will yield you 7.29 ppm. Len

1.5 tsps. will yield you 7.29 ppm.

Len
Forum: Plants 01-11-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By djlen
They grow well at 2 wpg with CO2 injection. I...

They grow well at 2 wpg with CO2 injection. I would not label them a high light plant, but they do use kH and like additional dosing of Ca/Mg.
I agree with medicineman in that they are poor...
Forum: Plants 01-11-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By djlen
Before keeping it, I would have thought that...

Before keeping it, I would have thought that cooler temperatures would bring on a dormant period, but that hasn't been the case in my experience. I've had them go dormant in summer and winter. ...
Forum: Plants 01-06-2006, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By djlen
Barclaya doesn't 'die off'. I goes dormant,...

Barclaya doesn't 'die off'. I goes dormant, sometimes for months, and then re-grows after it's rest.
When happy, it can/will spread rapidly, forming seeds at it's base that, if you move it will...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2005, 02:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,551
Posted By djlen
I kept discus for years on frozen Daphnia,...

I kept discus for years on frozen Daphnia, bloodworms and brine shrimp. Beef heart was an option back in the day, but very messy compared to the other three.
The biggest problem I had was getting...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-29-2005, 02:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By djlen
Your plants will provide the O2. A light roll...

Your plants will provide the O2.
A light roll will cause very, very little CO2 loss. You should be fine if you adjust your spray bar up or down for just a roll at the surface.

Len
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