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Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-07-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Wannaberooted
The Dry Start Up Method for Planted Aquariums -...

The Dry Start Up Method for Planted Aquariums - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report (http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/articles-aa/3743-the-dry-start-up-method-for-planted-aquariums)

It will...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-07-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Wannaberooted
My Sword also does much better with root tabs. ...

My Sword also does much better with root tabs. Without them, it doesn't grow new leaves, and older leaves get algae, discolor, and rot.
Forum: Substrate   12-07-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Wannaberooted
You don't need the root tabs or Eco complete,...

You don't need the root tabs or Eco complete, unless you like the look for a cap. Here's a helpful article, especially the first part.

Non CO2 methods - Aquarium Plants - Barr Report...
Forum: Substrate   10-02-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Wannaberooted
I've been researching the same stuff you have...

I've been researching the same stuff you have lately, and went with the Miracle Gro as I didn't know what the water conserve stuff was in the Nature's Care. Since you are mixing in some clay, I'd...
Forum: Substrate   09-19-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Wannaberooted
It depends on how many plants you have. The...

It depends on how many plants you have. The bacteria will break down the fish and snail waste, but the tank will build up nitrates if the plants aren't using up the ammonia at a fast enough rate. ...
Forum: Substrate   09-19-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Wannaberooted
Since no one else has answered I'll give you my...

Since no one else has answered I'll give you my two cents. I feel you have two options if you want a sand substrate surface.

You'd have to use all sand, and if you have root feeders root tabs. ...
Forum: Substrate   09-18-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Wannaberooted
I don't vaccuum my substrate any more and my...

I don't vaccuum my substrate any more and my plants have never looked better. I guess a bunch of things depend on if you have to, such as how much you feed, fish load, etc. I feed once a day, with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Wannaberooted
Miracle Gro Organic Dry Start Method

I plan on doing a dry start with one inch of a 50/50 mix of Miracle Gro Organic Potting Mix and 100% clay kitty litter, capped by a half inch of pool filter sand.

I'll be covering the tank...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-08-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Wannaberooted
It's called the Dry Start Method, there's a few...

It's called the Dry Start Method, there's a few good articles out there if you search that.

I had these bookmarked:

http://www.bookmasters.com/marktplc/00388.htm There's a pdf there for small...
Forum: Plants   09-04-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Wannaberooted
I appreciate your answer, but for the above...

I appreciate your answer, but for the above reasons, I'd like to know how they behave in a dry start. There will be other plants in the tank as well which I am familiar with, I've just never kept...
Forum: Plants   09-03-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Wannaberooted
Has anyone dry started Dwarf Sag?

I'm thinking of doing this, how well did it work for you?

I've read conflicting information on how much the leaves die off once the tank is flooded, so I'd love to hear anyone's experiences with...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   09-02-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Wannaberooted
I'd like confirmation on this as well, but I'm...

I'd like confirmation on this as well, but I'm pretty sure it's the potting mix. Hopefully someone with real experience will chime in as all I have is the reading kind.

Have you considered a dry...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-15-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Wannaberooted
You are right, they can be anything. Most was an...

You are right, they can be anything. Most was an overstatement. I haven't done any reading on Bonsai in over 10 years, but it seems a good portion of commercial Bonsai trees are still evergreen,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-13-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By Wannaberooted
If I remember correctly most Bonsai trees are...

If I remember correctly most Bonsai trees are evergreens like Juniper and such, I don't think they would be a good idea.
Forum: Substrate   08-11-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Wannaberooted
Thanks folks. I was just curious if it could be...

Thanks folks. I was just curious if it could be done, since I have this sand laying around and wouldn't mind it being darker. Thanks for the tips on where to get something else, whatever I decide.
Forum: Substrate   08-10-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By Wannaberooted
Adding cichlid substrate to a dirt tank

My tap water is 4 GH, and in Walstad's book she recommends a GH over 5. I have some Caribsea African cichlid substrate I was going to use in another project but I changed my mind, so couldn't I add...
Forum: Substrate   08-08-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Wannaberooted
Dying sand a darker color?

Is there a way to dye pool filter sand a darker color permanently and safely for all that may be concerned?

Thanks folks for any answers.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
Sorry to all that followed this thread

I decided a while back not to finish this tank, as I'm sure those who might care figured out. My other tank has been a continuing learning experience, and it convinced me to go with a Walstad...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-25-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Wannaberooted
Umm, pond snail? It's too blurry. I used to...

Umm, pond snail? It's too blurry. I used to dread snails, but as long as you don't overfeed, they are cool.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-02-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
Cool, I love Angelfish. They are kind of like...

Cool, I love Angelfish. They are kind of like puppies. I haven't kept any in 17 years, I had a tall 38 gallon with a couple back then. Gonna do a journal?

I got a new door today, and...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-30-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
Hey Jerry, sorry I took so long to respond. I've...

Hey Jerry, sorry I took so long to respond. I've been busy at work and haven't visited the forum in a while, catching up now.

No progress on painting the stand, every day off I have had lately...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   04-04-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Wannaberooted
http://www.fishlore.com/ConversionCalculator.htm ...

http://www.fishlore.com/ConversionCalculator.htm

That will help you.
Forum: Tank Journals   03-30-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
Glad to hear your tank is stable now. At least...

Glad to hear your tank is stable now. At least they will rebuild their numbers.

Hmm, I read the warnings on the Polyurethane can, it has some nasty stuff in it. I figured water-based and clean...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
Thanks Jerry for filling me in. Ok, maybe I...

Thanks Jerry for filling me in.

Ok, maybe I won't worry about messing up the sand, I don't think I'll be able to watch enough of their digging when the time comes anyway. But I want to pour from...
Forum: Tank Journals   03-28-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,587
Posted By Wannaberooted
So the fish just bred in open water, Jerry? My,...

So the fish just bred in open water, Jerry? My, what randy lads and lassies.

I'm pretty diligent on my water changes, but I need to think of a better way than what I do now on my 20 gallon.

...
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