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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 09:54 PM
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Posted By micheljq
I had concentrations of more than 5ppm in the...

I had concentrations of more than 5ppm in the past, according to cheap Nutrafin test, and no algae issues at that time. I have more than 3ppm since many years, acccording to Nutrafin and Seachem...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 108
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Posted By micheljq
Mine has been at 10mg/L of NO3 for more than one...

Mine has been at 10mg/L of NO3 for more than one year, recently 25mg/L, according to my cheap Nutrafin test.

I have otocinclus, cardinalis, and red cherry shrimps, some planorbae snails. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,750
Posted By micheljq
I don't believe that EI method and ADA are quite...

I don't believe that EI method and ADA are quite different anyway, just to say. Amano had his shares of algae when he began, like the other masters, and i do not think he became a master in one...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-02-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,750
Posted By micheljq
Personally i use EI, i check NO3 from time to...

Personally i use EI, i check NO3 from time to time, that's all. Amano did dose ferts in the water column too. I have a couple of his books..

I think that it must exists in nature too : Nitrate...
Forum: Plants   02-02-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,181
Posted By micheljq
You speak a lot about the ferts, like the others...

You speak a lot about the ferts, like the others say, i believe K can be overdosed without ill effects. If you have doubts overdose it 2-3 weeks and see the results. That will eliminate K as root...
Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 08:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,181
Posted By micheljq
Than let him do large water changes and stop...

Than let him do large water changes and stop dosing micros (if he does), if the cause it micronutrients toxicity, the symptoms will disappear, if they don't, then it is another cause.

Michel.
Forum: Plants   02-01-2016, 07:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,181
Posted By micheljq
If the tank is heavily planted and without...

If the tank is heavily planted and without injected co2. It could as well be lack of CO2, symptoms can look similar as lack of potassium.

Michel.
Forum: Equipment   02-01-2016, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
  Co2???
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Posted By micheljq
Java Fern does not need CO2 to thrive i can tell...

Java Fern does not need CO2 to thrive i can tell you that, it will just grow slower than with co2. I have no experience with the other plants.

Michel.
Forum: Algae   01-28-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By micheljq
and.. water changes, water changes, water...

and.. water changes, water changes, water changes..

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   01-28-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By micheljq
So, J&L Aquatics in Canada as I mentionned. Free...

So, J&L Aquatics in Canada as I mentionned. Free shipping on dry orders of 100$ and more.

I want to add Pets and Ponds in Canada, some stuff can be cheap there. I did order from them many times....
Forum: Lighting   01-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By micheljq
Hi, i doubt you will have the intensity you want...

Hi, i doubt you will have the intensity you want with just one Finnex Planted 24/7. Probably at least 2 will be needed. You will see if you try just one, you can add another later. You might as...
Forum: Lighting   01-26-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By micheljq
I did purchase my first Grobeam 600 from J&L...

I did purchase my first Grobeam 600 from J&L Aquatics, and registered on TMC's Aquaray web site to have the 5 years warranty. It runs with other leds since december 4th. It's early to tell the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-22-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,909
Posted By micheljq
When i was eight years old, i did bring back...

When i was eight years old, i did bring back shells from Hampton Beach, put them in my freshwater tank, and killed all my fishes.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   01-22-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By micheljq
Given the size of the tank probably you can...

Given the size of the tank probably you can suspend that light quite high and still have good lighting at the substrate.

Michel
Forum: Substrate   01-19-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By micheljq
Hi both have good CEC. I heard good things about...

Hi both have good CEC. I heard good things about Stratum but what i dislike about it : it does not hold forever. It becomes a kind of mud after a couple of years that i heard. Maybe people who...
Forum: Lighting   01-13-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By micheljq
Yeah i need a bigger house too for having larger...

Yeah i need a bigger house too for having larger tank(s) :-)
Forum: Plants   01-12-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By micheljq
Mine is taking the left side of my 65G tank. ...

Mine is taking the left side of my 65G tank. Water edge is 22" from susbtrate and parts of the big leaves are beginning to be out of the water. Many leaves are more than 2' long with stem.

I do...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By micheljq
Ok good to know, thanks.

Ok good to know, thanks.
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By micheljq
BML give a 3 year warranty, which is one point...

BML give a 3 year warranty, which is one point for them.

The Photon that's a lot of blue leds, it will have a saltwater look, I am not sure it is the best spectrum either. I see 4 fans, which...
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2016, 06:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,390
Posted By micheljq
You did answer my question thanks! exactly what...

You did answer my question thanks! exactly what i was looking for :-)
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By micheljq
Hi, Personally i would look for BML, Kessil,...

Hi,

Personally i would look for BML, Kessil, Orphek PR72planted, for example. The tank is somewhat high and you want high light. That is just my personal opinion.

Finnex i think you would...
Forum: Lighting   01-11-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,390
Posted By micheljq
Nice tank, thanks for sharing. What is the...

Nice tank, thanks for sharing. What is the height?

I am not a fan of fans though (leds with fans i mean).

Michel,
Forum: Lighting   01-07-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,355
Posted By micheljq
If i can add my little pinch of salt. I live in...

If i can add my little pinch of salt. I live in Canada, so prices/availability of T5HO and leds are different than in the USA.

To have the lighting i want, over my 36" X 18" X 24" high tank, i...
Forum: Lighting   01-05-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,390
Posted By micheljq
Just out of curiosity hell4you, how are the 2...

Just out of curiosity hell4you, how are the 2 Kessil's 160 doing in your 25" deep tank?

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   01-05-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By micheljq
Hi, i think they removed the PAR ratings from...

Hi, i think they removed the PAR ratings from their site a while ago. As for me i cannot find anything on their site about PAR now.

Maybe ask them directly, send them a memo, or ask them in the...
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