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Forum: Algae 11-26-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Ian_4573
BGA where substrat meets front of glass

I am starting to notice a bit of BGA starting to develop where the substrate meets the glass front. One suggestion was to apply tape along the front to block light from the exposed substrate.
I was...
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Ian_4573
This is a non CO2 tank and too much light sure ...

This is a non CO2 tank and too much light sure can, and maybe is, a problem now.
My plant growth for a low tech tank is fantastic.
Nitrates 10-20 always, Phosphorous 1.5, PH 6.8 always, doses of...
Forum: Lighting 10-21-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Ian_4573
I'm not trying to steal this thread but LICfish...

I'm not trying to steal this thread but LICfish has just about an identical situation which I posted about above.
Anyway, I have 2 Coralife T5NO units now at maximum height of 10 inches above tank....
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By Ian_4573
I have same lights as you and am looking for...

I have same lights as you and am looking for moonlights. I have about settled on these. They also sell in a 48 inch model....
Forum: Lighting 10-20-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By Ian_4573
Light Adjustment

MY tank: 43" long X 14" wide X 24" inch deep. Low tech (no CO2) Fish and plants are all happy but I keep getting just a wisp of algae which is beaten back with excel easily enough but starts to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,663
Posted By Ian_4573
Not to hijack a thread here but I am now...

Not to hijack a thread here but I am now confused. How can you "good" ph swings and :bad ph swings?
It seems to me that a PH of 6 or lower is bad for my fish no matter how it is caused. Particularly...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-04-2010, 02:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Ian_4573
Thanks. As stated my only goal is to get my photo...

Thanks. As stated my only goal is to get my photo period to a time of day where I can enjoy the tank more and also help with the room lighting during winter. The 1/2 intensity periods are just a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Ian_4573
lighting

Currently I am running two 36" Coralife F/W T-5 Aqualight Double Strip Lights on an 8 hr. photo period. My lights both go on at 7:00 am and go off at 3:00pm. The plants are doing fine.
In order to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-03-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,652
Posted By Ian_4573
As well as "Total Liquid Concentrate" (with no...

As well as "Total Liquid Concentrate" (with no analysis, due to trade secretes)
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-04-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Ian_4573
It seems to happen on all forums. However, this...

It seems to happen on all forums. However, this one seems to have it happen more than most. Sometimes, no matter how careful I am of my wording ,people respond without a care as to what I have...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-09-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By Ian_4573
GH Booster

55 gal Low Tech tank (no CO2) Med-low light. Dosing EI 2 times per week.
GH is around 4 drops.
Is GH booster a good idea at weekly WC?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Ian_4573
I have the same problem. The standard flow from...

I have the same problem. The standard flow from the spray bar is too strong. My fish were always stressed and my plants were blowing around way too much. My temporary solution is to install the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-20-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Ian_4573
The black leaves came after I planted the tank. I...

The black leaves came after I planted the tank. I thought that it was just some shock from a new tank. However, the new is coming in fast now and is so thick that I can't see how to get the old out.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Ian_4573
http://www.aquariumplants.com/Java_Fern_Microsoriu...

http://www.aquariumplants.com/Java_Fern_Microsorium_pteropus_p/mi575.htm Bottom of page
The picture isn't that clear. It is a hemp like mat 3" X 2" planted very thickly with Java Fern. Individual...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-19-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Ian_4573
Trim Java Fern Mats

To get things going fast I planted 2 Java Fern Mats 3X5 inches. Now they are growing very nice. How do you guys trim these things. The mats hold a gazillion tiny stems. I can't even get a small...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By Ian_4573
Lighting from the front

I have 2 of these (Coralife F/W T-5 Aqualight Double Strip Light-36")
currently lighting my low tech setup. I am also having issues with 3 tall Anubias Giantea blocking the light somewhat.
I was...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By Ian_4573
3 really. It greatly speeds up the "water...

3 really. It greatly speeds up the "water logging" process.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-21-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Ian_4573
Low light plant selection help

Tank 60 gallon 45 inch long, 14 inch wide, 24 inch deep. Low light, low tech setup. lighting is about 1.3 Watts per gallon. I currently have 4 Anubias Gigantea is the rear. I am looking for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Ian_4573
OK, I realize all that. But relating an...

OK, I realize all that. But relating an experience with a vendor is not a review. Surely we are allowed to post asking if anyone has has dealings with this or that vendor, and how those dealings...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Ian_4573
Where was my head at? I was foolishly thinking...

Where was my head at? I was foolishly thinking that these forums were set up to help us all.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By Ian_4573
You don't see much negative feedback on this...

You don't see much negative feedback on this forum. Maybe everybody is too polite. However there is plenty of negative commentary about this company on other sites. One of the wonderful things about...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Ian_4573
Hot Glue

Is hot glue safe for aquariums? I want to glue some cotton thread to small rocks and use as plant weights and I don't have the time to wait for silicone to cure. Thanks
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Ian_4573
RENA XP3 Advice

New to canister type filters. Chose this XP3 because forum members indicated that given its sales price it was a good deal. All the replacement media seems pretty steep though.
Now the questions,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By Ian_4573
Turface

What is the secret to keeping new plants down? This Turface is just too light. No matter what I do the plants come floating back up. When I do get one to stay it is very tenuous and only stays down...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By Ian_4573
I will answer only the part about the water...

I will answer only the part about the water heater.
I never even bother figuring the water heater's electrical into the cost into the equation. Reason is that the tank temperature is pretty close...
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