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Forum: Aquascaping   Yesterday, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By PlantedRich
When undecided I look for a way to put off the...

When undecided I look for a way to put off the permanent decision!
Have you considered other ways to make the wood stay down? Slate on the bottom does require a decision on what is the bottom but...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-26-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
Yes. As I thought might be true. When seawater is...

Yes. As I thought might be true. When seawater is used, the minerals are often removed in the process. I have not used this water but it may be worth the time to study/read about the PH/GH/KH...
Forum: Algae   09-26-2016, 07:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
[QUOTE=Hoppy;9574081]One way to get a better...

[QUOTE=Hoppy;9574081]One way to get a better estimate of how much CO2 you have in the water is to change the KH of the water in the drop checker, so the color change you are looking for is easier for...
Forum: Fish   09-26-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By PlantedRich
You make learn to love the African cichlids as...

You make learn to love the African cichlids as they are very hardy and also easy to breed. However saying "African cichlid" is somewhat like saying "New Yorker", in that there is still a vast...
Forum: Algae   09-26-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
I think this will be one that there will be no...

I think this will be one that there will be no clear answer for a long time yet. With each of out tanks being different in many ways, I would expect things like algae to perform differently as well....
Forum: Equipment   09-26-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By PlantedRich
I might guess? But it is a guess so take that...

I might guess? But it is a guess so take that into account?
When you say closed, do you mean the knob turned fully counter clock or clockwise? Turned full clockwise, the high pressure will likely...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By PlantedRich
At this point, I might guess that it will not be...

At this point, I might guess that it will not be a good rock to keep long term. If it is crumbling now, I would see no reason for it to do less as the water fully soaks into the deeper and deeper...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-26-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,205
Posted By PlantedRich
Quote: Rust is hardly ever just iron. A...

Quote:
Rust is hardly ever just iron.
A quick check of the definition of rust is needed? By definition, rust is iron corrosion--ferrous oxide.

If one did have worries about some of the...
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
So, reading over the answers and considering the...

So, reading over the answers and considering the question, "what causes BBA", I think I would say we don't know?
Lots of ideas but no firm answer so this is when I would try a few things to see how...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-25-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By PlantedRich
Do the fish also look like they are really...

Do the fish also look like they are really swollen? If so, perhaps look at bloat as the cause? Internal parasites would seem to also be a possible cause.
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
To keep things confused, I would have to throw...

To keep things confused, I would have to throw doubt on dolomite as a cure for the problem. The limestone rock I mentioned above is dolomite limestone and it certainly grows well on it!
The...
Forum: Fish   09-25-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By PlantedRich
Funny, your mention of how info is often still...

Funny, your mention of how info is often still the same but just in a new format. That is good but it can still have a bad element that we need to be aware of as we read. I like to find the same plan...
Forum: Equipment   09-25-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By PlantedRich
Working too hard on the setup? Very easy thing to...

Working too hard on the setup? Very easy thing to do when starting.
I find there are so many things that change as i move forward on tanks that I now very rarely even plan them but just move onward...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-25-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 322
Posted By PlantedRich
Chlorine is a very mild disinfectant at the...

Chlorine is a very mild disinfectant at the levels used in drinking water. It is normally carefully controlled to a level which will keep the bacteria and disease in the drinking water down to a...
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
And for yet another "cure" whether it works or...

And for yet another "cure" whether it works or not?
I had a chunk of limestone that was totally covered in BBA. But then I also do not spend much effort to fight algae as I have several African...
Forum: Algae   09-25-2016, 01:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
I'm with Leeatl on not having ever seen it until...

I'm with Leeatl on not having ever seen it until I went planted. But that also comes with upping the lighting and adding ferts so it doesn't help me pin it to any single cause other than it does seem...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By PlantedRich
Some points I might do differently in any future...

Some points I might do differently in any future case?
Around day ten , it was far too soon to declare victory as fish had only died the day before. I go at least a week with high heat before...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By PlantedRich
I do use what I see as the final answer as to how...

I do use what I see as the final answer as to how much is too much but the controller is very handy to make the small gradual move to higher levels. To me there is nothing about our measurement of...
Forum: Fish   09-24-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By PlantedRich
I doubt the algorithm is complex enough to get...

I doubt the algorithm is complex enough to get more than a general idea of stocking. One of the major points on stocking is the type of fish and the general behavior which no amount of computer space...
Forum: Algae   09-24-2016, 04:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,509
Posted By PlantedRich
I don't agree with the idea of inconsistent CO2...

I don't agree with the idea of inconsistent CO2 as I was running a controller and letting it keep PH within .2 so the CO2 should have been level both day and night. However I felt that I created a...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By PlantedRich
In more than 50 years in and out of the game,...

In more than 50 years in and out of the game, I've only broken one tank. I sold it and placed it in the front seat of a guys classic car. You know the type of cars with the crank to roll up the...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By PlantedRich
I do recommend looking carefully as there are...

I do recommend looking carefully as there are dozens of options. Knowledge is powerful when dealing with money! But I DO NOT recommend putting mush stock in Amazon reviews. They tend to be skewed due...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-24-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By PlantedRich
I am in agreement with those above. First point...

I am in agreement with those above. First point is the PH. It is not worth the time to try to regulate something as they indicate in the stores. The regulator is simply something to force the PH...
Forum: Aquascaping   09-24-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By PlantedRich
Pretty is something that is very personal and...

Pretty is something that is very personal and hard to define so what works for one may not for another. One point to keep in mind when finding wood is that the color may not be a very good point to...
Forum: Equipment   09-24-2016, 03:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By PlantedRich
I sometimes go back and reread posts and this...

I sometimes go back and reread posts and this sometimes leads me to a different thought than the first read has given me. While discussing PH, I might ask if what I read is what Darkblade meant to...
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