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Forum: Plants 02-13-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By cah925
I have a good size portion of Needle leaf. It...

I have a good size portion of Needle leaf. It took some time to fill in, but it made a very thick batch in my tank. It's a big plant now and is the centerpiece in my aquarium.
Forum: Fish 02-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By cah925
I had HC growing very well with Cory habrosus....

I had HC growing very well with Cory habrosus. Once in a while, I would find small pieces of HC floating, but overall they did a good job of not disturbing it. Not sure how larger species would do...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-01-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By cah925
What kind of substrate are you using?

What kind of substrate are you using?
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,349
Posted By cah925
Gorgeous tank. I'm amazed at how clean your...

Gorgeous tank. I'm amazed at how clean your anubias is with such a long light cycle. I've never been able to find a good balance to keep anubias algae free.
Forum: Ponds 01-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By cah925
At my school, the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

At my school, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission had a special unit set up under the Ecology department. Check out the profiles of the professors in this area and see if any research/restore...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 489
Posted By cah925
I used the trap method that aquarist mentioned to...

I used the trap method that aquarist mentioned to catch my pygmy cories. It took about a week to get them all moved to another tank, but it worked without the stress of catching them in nets and I...
Forum: Fish 01-24-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 852
Posted By cah925
Here's a pic of mine from a tank I did in 2009....

Here's a pic of mine from a tank I did in 2009. He loved to hang out on the Mag Float.
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/chillplants/75gal/IMG_7411r.jpg...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By cah925
As long as the Hygro pinn has ferts, it will grow...

As long as the Hygro pinn has ferts, it will grow normally, even if on rocks or wood.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-22-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,644
Posted By cah925
Years ago, I had 14 tanks at one time. The hobby...

Years ago, I had 14 tanks at one time. The hobby became more of a job and I stopped enjoying it as much. I cut back to 3 tanks eventually and regained the enjoyment.
As long as you are still...
Forum: Plants 01-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By cah925
Here's one of my favorite sites for algae. ...

Here's one of my favorite sites for algae.
http://www.guitarfish.org/algae

As far as cleaning them to move from one tank to another, try a 20:1 water/bleach solution. Most plants can only take...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By cah925
+1 on the mineral oil. Been using it for years.

+1 on the mineral oil. Been using it for years.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-16-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By cah925
Fish load is real low so usually once a month,...

Fish load is real low so usually once a month, unless I notice issues with the water clarity. I top off the tank with water right out of the tap maybe twice a week. Since my plants are root feeders,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By cah925
I have a 20 gal tank, non CO2 with medium light...

I have a 20 gal tank, non CO2 with medium light and I use the Gro soil tabs from Riparium Supply. Lights run 5 hrs/day. I prefer the smaller doses of ferts twice a week and I usually dose 1 ml of API...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By cah925
I used 3/4" PVC on my 50 gal tank with a similar...

I used 3/4" PVC on my 50 gal tank with a similar filter. Even with a super clean filter, the flow is pretty low. My tank is minimally planted with Ember tetras that seem to like the low flow. For a...
Forum: Plants 01-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By cah925
Plant ID - Hygro or Staurogyne?

Hygrophila pinnatifida or Staurogyne Bihar? Leaves are 6" long and 3/4" wide. Petioles are approx 1".
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww128/chillplants/Sales/20140115_172240.jpg...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,252
Posted By cah925
I am amazed at the tremendous colors you have...

I am amazed at the tremendous colors you have achieved with these shrimp. I imagine the initial culling period must have been very tedious to get to this point.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By cah925
I have never tested to get a desired ppm. I...

I have never tested to get a desired ppm. I think in your first question though, the person in the thread was referring to bps (bubbles per second). I think most people achieve the desired amount of...
Forum: Substrate 01-12-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By cah925
If your cap is deep enough and you pull plants...

If your cap is deep enough and you pull plants out very slowly, you shouldn't disturb the soil very much. If plant roots get too long and start pulling too much dirt, I just use a razor blade and cut...
Forum: Plants 01-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 788
Posted By cah925
My experience with Lilaeopsis is that it grows...

My experience with Lilaeopsis is that it grows pretty slow and will take a long time to fill in a tank that size. It is very hardy though and will survive a variety of conditions.
Forum: Fish 01-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By cah925
If you want smaller fish, Cory habrosus or...

If you want smaller fish, Cory habrosus or pygmaeus would work. I have both in my 50 gal with Crypt parva and they never disturb or pull up fresh plantings. In the past, I have had success with...
Forum: Lighting 01-08-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By cah925
Your plants are using the available CO2 when the...

Your plants are using the available CO2 when the lights are on. The 4 hr mark is likely when plant respiration is at it's peak - thus you see a decrease in CO2 concentration. When the lights go off,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-20-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By cah925
I had Congo tetras, Denison barbs and Rummynose...

I had Congo tetras, Denison barbs and Rummynose tetras in my 125. Everyone got along, was very active and lots of fun to watch.
Forum: Plants 12-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By cah925
The apical meristem (the very top of the stem)...

The apical meristem (the very top of the stem) sends out a chemical to the plant suppressing lateral shoots. If you cut the very top off and lay it flat, side shoots develop very quickly. I've used...
Forum: Fish 12-03-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By cah925
I have Ember tetras, Cory Habrosus and Cory...

I have Ember tetras, Cory Habrosus and Cory Pygmaeus in an open top tank and never had a jumper. The tank is in a fairly active part of the house. I have a pretty dense NL fern and crypt in the...
Forum: Lighting 11-25-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By cah925
I use Catalina Aquarium...

I use Catalina Aquarium (http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/index.php?cPath=71_74) lights for my 5' tank.
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