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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-30-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Steve001
It is practical to fore go any filtration at all....

It is practical to fore go any filtration at all. Plants do an excellent job at filtering if you have lots of plants and a low fauna population. I look at it this way. When the power goes out like it...
Forum: Fish 08-30-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Steve001
Hey! let's keep it clean.

Hey! let's keep it clean.
Forum: Lighting 08-29-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Steve001
I doubt there's any science involved. As far as I...

I doubt there's any science involved. As far as I know a siesta is a time of reduced photosynthesis, not complete stoppage. In many tropical regions cloudy conditions occur because of storms in the...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
lol

lol
Forum: Plants 08-24-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
I wouldn't put much stock aqadvisor. As far as I...

I wouldn't put much stock aqadvisor. As far as I can tell it's only guessing. You'd do as well by looking to gauge whether a tank looks over crowded. The one thing they do say is to under stock in...
Forum: Plants 08-23-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
People freak out. Look at how much folks here...

People freak out. Look at how much folks here worry over the type of external filter they should get. Those folks are still thinking like fish tank keepers instead of planted tank keepers with some...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
Don't be overly concerned. I've collected from...

Don't be overly concerned. I've collected from the wild for years and years
All I do is pick healthy algae free specimens, check on site for unwanted critters, eggs...and remove. Rinse them off on...
Forum: Plants 08-21-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
Like I suggested before, don't overlook local...

Like I suggested before, don't overlook local bodies of water. Lookup The Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, located in Florida for maps where plants are found.
Certainly a smartphone would...
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,998
Posted By Steve001
Ask the mod to sticky your deficiency finder It...

Ask the mod to sticky your deficiency finder
It could alleviate what's wrong with my plants questions.
Forum: Plants 08-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 682
Posted By Steve001
The trouble with people nowadays is being...

The trouble with people nowadays is being impatient. I'm old school. There are no shortcuts. Buy a plant id book or two, I have several,and take it with you when shopping for plants at the store....
Forum: Lighting 08-16-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Steve001
Optimal for what? 1. Plant growth 2. Visual...

Optimal for what?
1. Plant growth
2. Visual esthetics?
3. Both 1 and 2?
Forum: Lighting 08-12-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By Steve001
There certainly are leds at 460nm as well as...

There certainly are leds at 460nm as well as others in that range. See here http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/
I endeavor not to pass on inaccurate info, however the peak you mention is based...
Forum: Lighting 08-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,216
Posted By Steve001
According to the spectral distribution jpeg this...

According to the spectral distribution jpeg this light is deficient in 460 nm light. I would not consider this light for that reason....
Forum: Plants 08-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Steve001
Why did you buy a plant before checking to make...

Why did you buy a plant before checking to make sure it's a plant suitable to be grown underwater? The question is rhetorical therefore I don't need an answer.
Forum: Algae 08-02-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 635
Posted By Steve001
A consistent supply of carbon will eliminate BBA....

A consistent supply of carbon will eliminate BBA. Conversely an inconsistent supply will favor its growth.
Forum: Plants 07-27-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By Steve001
A careful inspection and removal by hand crushing...

A careful inspection and removal by hand crushing the snail and rinsing under running water. The only snail to watch out for is the pond snail. Limpets are harmless. Older thread...
Forum: Plants 07-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Steve001
I had that problem once a long long time ago....

I had that problem once a long long time ago. Easy remedy. You need a diatomaceous earth filter. A UV light also works. Daphnia by themselves also work. They will eat the alga.

I always tell folks...
Forum: Lighting 07-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By Steve001
I don't know myself, but have you done a web...

I don't know myself, but have you done a web search to find info? I have seen them for sale elsewhere.
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Steve001
East-south-southwest facing window light. That's...

East-south-southwest facing window light. That's as cheap as anyone can get.
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Steve001
East-south west facing window light. That's as...

East-south west facing window light. That's as cheap as anyone can get.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Steve001
Dear Ehiem girl. Believe it or not a filter on a...

Dear Ehiem girl. Believe it or not a filter on a planted tank isn't absolutely necessary and not even required as long as you plant the tank heavily (keep it that way) and keep the fauna on the...
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Steve001
Take a look at this diy app. It has little...

Take a look at this diy app. It has little pictures of where each led outputs.
http://www.1023world.net/diy/spectra/ It's helpful for that reason.
Forum: Lighting 07-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By Steve001
Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this...

Perhaps. I have no practical experience with this light. Here is how I found out information. I went to Google keyword searched T5 Fluorescent Tube 54W 865 Philips, 865 6500k spectrum then I clicked...
Forum: Lighting 07-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By Steve001
Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There...

Don't worry about fish bumping their heads. There ain't no nitelights in the wild and fish manage just fine.
Fish and plants need a period of total darkness. It's just as important as the...
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