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Forum: Lighting 11-09-2013, 03:50 PM
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Posted By jonathan
Is the coralife light fixture "high output" ? ...

Is the coralife light fixture "high output" ?

I would sooner guess you have a CO2/Flow/surface problem based on those symptoms. Or a combination of ferts and CO2.
Forum: Algae 11-09-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By jonathan
http://i.imgur.com/JrOlyHC.jpg Not a very...

http://i.imgur.com/JrOlyHC.jpg

Not a very good quality pic, I know :(
Forum: Algae 11-09-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By jonathan
GSA only affecting Staurogyne Repens. WTH

This tank is High pressure C02/High Light/EI. My tank looks great. Plants are growing like champs.

But no matter what I do Staurogyne Repens acquires Green Spot Algae.

Its not even on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-05-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 683
Posted By jonathan
no images

no images
Forum: Algae 10-31-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By jonathan
What I have learned and found works for me, is...

What I have learned and found works for me, is CO2 stability. When you added PO4, I think you increased your plants demand for C02, and my suspicion is your Excel is not cutting it, and EI water...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-24-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By jonathan
Can stems recover from pruning with no leaves ?

Can stems recover from pruning with no leaves ?

I want to cut them from before the first prune to make them less bushy. That would require a very very low trim.

I could also uproot them and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By jonathan
To be honest, because my experience is limited,...

To be honest, because my experience is limited, so I struggle for weeks getting my CO2/Flow/O2 balanced. I'm still not 100% happy. It really isn't easy.

~ But It is a really remarkable thing when...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-23-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By jonathan
The Estimative Index method is about preventing...

The Estimative Index method is about preventing your plants from ever being limited by macro and micro nutrients. ~~ And bonus causal benefits like better CO2 uptake, and algae suppression.

Do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By jonathan
Your water should stay rich with nutrients. There...

Your water should stay rich with nutrients. There should never be too little or you starve your plants.

With EI, ferts are the easiest piece of the planted tank puzzle. I wouldn't worry a whole...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-22-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By jonathan
My bet is, this is mostly a C02 problem. CO2...

My bet is, this is mostly a C02 problem.

CO2 is a very complex puzzle.

Fish gasping with so little C02 suggests to me, your O2 mix is not enough. You need more surface agitation and a reduction...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-21-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By jonathan
MgSO4 when needed.

MgSO4 when needed.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-20-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jonathan
Thank you. I dont believe the cause is...

Thank you.

I dont believe the cause is related to ferts dosage. I dose at full EI (extra at times)

I'm interested in hearing more about plants yellowing from high light. I've not been able to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-19-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By jonathan
Plant acclimation to light

This is probably a dumb question.

Do plants need to be acclimated to higher light the way coral does ?

I've been experimenting with different noon burst intensities now that my plant mass is...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By jonathan
Correct!

Correct!
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By jonathan
I'm building a reactor for 100% diffusion. The...

I'm building a reactor for 100% diffusion. The thing, is I dont know if you can see it, but my drop checker is so yellow its almost clear. My Ph drops 1.2 or more points. I really think its a flow...
Forum: Algae 10-13-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By jonathan
Having trouble with flow at substrate. Ideas ?

I'm continuously battling issues with CO2/O2/Flow.

I have some stag-horn algae algae that popped up while experimenting with an ISTA Max Mix CO2 reactor. It turns out its just not big enough for...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By jonathan
How long are you waiting ?? It usually takes a...

How long are you waiting ?? It usually takes a few hours.

try this

Leave a cup of tank water standing for 24 hours. If the pH of the tank water is one point lower than the water in the cup...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-13-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By jonathan
A lot of these aquascapers consistently have very...

A lot of these aquascapers consistently have very high nitrates. Tom Barr and some others argue fish are not as susceptible to high nitrates as is commonly believed.

You don't need a nitrate...
Forum: Fish 10-12-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By jonathan
29 gallons

29 gallons
Forum: Fish 10-12-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By jonathan
Question otocinclus appear to want to espcape

My oto's are fairly new and I have never owned this fish. They are darting around at super speed. Especially against current. They don't look happy to me. They look like they are obsessed with...
Forum: Plants 10-12-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By jonathan
pretty

pretty
Forum: Plants 10-09-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By jonathan
They will grow roots and stay. When they get too...

They will grow roots and stay. When they get too tall, you can just cut the tops off, plant them, and they too will grow roots and stay.
Forum: Plants 10-09-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By jonathan
Do dense stem thickets grow slower ?

I'm trying to understand if what I am seeing is normal.

My Rotala Rotundifolia have all begun to grow much slower.

My concern is that I may have trained them to stay low on accident. I've read...
Forum: Lighting 10-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 248
Posted By jonathan
How do you read Par meter for LED mixed w T5HO ?

I've been mixing my 30" Finnex Ray II LED with 30" Fishneedit T5HO 2Bulbs fixture on 29 gallon for about 2 weeks now. I was finally able to borrow an Apogee MQ-200 par meter. My readings are really...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By jonathan
http://i.imgur.com/VRWImDs.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/VRWImDs.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/s0pWj0j.jpg

Fattening up new plants. Getting CO2 Dialed in. I never realized how complex this could be. Thanks to Tom Barr, I understand it a lot...
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