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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By brandon429
Our tap water doesnt even kill all the nitrifiers...

Our tap water doesnt even kill all the nitrifiers in the water. you get some free dr tims with your ice tea. seriously, check your water reports for total aerobic counts, nitrifiers are part of that....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By brandon429
I've been using the four tubes for 8 wks now it...

I've been using the four tubes for 8 wks now it takes right at 6 hrs to drain after one fill, so it covers the greater part of 9 hour photoperiod

the solenoid timer can be set to fill more than...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By brandon429
api test tube pressurized co2 delivery system for half gallon

The problem the last couple months is having to remove the canopy and lid seals on this micro tank to individually fill each test tube=hassle

it takes four api test tubes of co2 per day to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By brandon429
Here's the option I use. 20 dollars Fluval...

Here's the option I use. 20 dollars

Fluval co2 20 kit it will run your ten gallon

Watch youtube video on it

I run it on a half gallon planted tank but it goes up to 15 gallons. Cheapest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By brandon429
That is an excellent coloration bunch above, leaf...

That is an excellent coloration bunch above, leaf textures all dark green growth really nice.




lol found it scroll through 500 pics. The vine was 5 yrs established and covered about half four...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By brandon429
I dont think eco complete is bad at all, just...

I dont think eco complete is bad at all, just that other parameters can be maximized, primarily light and gas.

not everyone does gas as you can tell, just remember the 20.xx option is about as...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
Id have to call for a total switch out or the...

Id have to call for a total switch out or the substrate ends up capping high organic waste substrate that is also depleted. All you would have to do is get the new substrate in a five gallon bucket...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-27-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 251
Posted By brandon429
nope, no need to begin using co2 until plants in...

nope, no need to begin using co2 until plants in place

you can use it during cycling if you want, it wont stop the cycle. wasted tho
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
its ok I never debated 6.7 wouldnt work. I guess...

its ok I never debated 6.7 wouldnt work. I guess the reader can decide what he wants to do based off our impassioned replies heh
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
if this was a chevy vs ford forum, I think you...

if this was a chevy vs ford forum, I think you would still be as passionate for your make of choice. 7.0-7.2 just isnt a big deal, I know it seems like it needs to be for people who reset their tanks...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
For dedicated breeders who want to switch tanks...

For dedicated breeders who want to switch tanks every two years the system works

all you have to do is google search bare bottom crystal red breeding

ada soil crystal red breeding

option 2...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
also, what happens if I post up a link to a...

also, what happens if I post up a link to a shrimp breeder using empty tanks and no substrate, and lots of people buy from them on this site


the op's question in no way implied the usages you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
I accept the challenge let me get some...

I accept the challenge
let me get some clarification about your point

so you are saying its impossible to keep bees and breed them in a tank with no substrate, none. You are saying that to keep...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By brandon429
Personally if I knew a substrate would expire at...

Personally if I knew a substrate would expire at any phase Id never set up the tank. long term or nothing

its possible to have substrates that last indefinitely, Im 13 years into one with pounds...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-26-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By brandon429
Clean all the fuzz off Rinse it outside...

Clean all the fuzz off

Rinse it outside tank


Clip all dead leaves off they aren't coming back. What us meant to grow will re sprout

The rotting leaves aren't doing anything for the tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By brandon429
Yes. And, don't plan anything around the sword...

Yes.
And, don't plan anything around the sword now, just guide the tank it will level off in time. You should do water changes as this doesn't stop your cycle, it exports ammonia.

It is very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By brandon429
There is no answer. People are passionate about...

There is no answer. People are passionate about what they do, and prescribe that. All you can do is pick a method and move on with it. Hardly changing water has success threads in both marine and fw...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By brandon429
100% change in delicate aged pico reef plus large...

100% change in delicate aged pico reef plus large dose of 35% peroxide to clean off some scum and growths

I do the same to micro planted tank and wipe the walls down with peroxide paper towel...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,775
Posted By brandon429
Marimo balls as trimmed hedge or tree

Marimo balls as trimmed hedge or tree
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By brandon429
somewhere I have a pic on here of a 30 foot...

somewhere I have a pic on here of a 30 foot pothos wrapping the top of my living room out of my aquarium. nails to hold it and zip ties
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By brandon429
post cell phone pics so we can see what we are...

post cell phone pics so we can see what we are working with
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 264
Posted By brandon429
yes just that it tells us for sure the...

yes just that

it tells us for sure the ammonia is from organic rot in the bed, but only if you can get it without causing a new mini spike

I thought you might have some leftover to test or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 264
Posted By brandon429
well we are inching closer. now we can swirl up a...

well we are inching closer. now we can swirl up a sample of substrate and test it for ammonia in the known clean water
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 264
Posted By brandon429
dang it@!!! lol I thought I read dirted. ...

dang it@!!! lol I thought I read dirted.

Bump: well it wasnt a total waste of time. the tracing of ammonia is the same in every tank reef or planted.

Two more variables to nail down

organic...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 264
Posted By brandon429
very nice setup I truly believe in the large...

very nice setup

I truly believe in the large water change, all that hurt can be arrested just pour back in slowly with a diversion of some sort so it doesnt pocket out.

prime/binders ok as...
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