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Forum: Tank Journals 06-15-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
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Posted By DaveFish
6/15/15- a little over three weeks since start...

6/15/15- a little over three weeks since start up.
I am getting more emersed growth from the hair grass, and the submersed form is melting away. It appears that my mosses are finally starting to...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
6/1/15- the setup is 10 days old. I have...

6/1/15- the setup is 10 days old.

I have more emersed growth on the Hydro sp. Japan, and have decided to add even more hydro in a few strategic spots, one of which will cascade down a mini cave,...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-01-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
Really there is not need to use it with...

Really there is not need to use it with Aquasoils. You could try it and see if it really helps, but plenty of hobbyists get amazing results with just plain Aquasoil.

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Forum: Tank Journals 05-30-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
Thanks brother! It is going pretty good so far. I...

Thanks brother! It is going pretty good so far. I have some little Monte buds coming out of the rocks!
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgHLDLnAx73zH37oy...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgHLDLnAx73zH37oySkvDWQ
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
Small pieces of red Cinder used in landscaping...

Small pieces of red Cinder used in landscaping etc... Ranging in size from 1/4" diameter to 1".
Well I first saturate the substrate with water to make sure all the sand settles, and then add more...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
I have used sand in the past with success, and...

I have used sand in the past with success, and that was in a high tech tank.
You just have to do water column dosing, and put root tabs in the substrate.
It is comparable to using Eco Complete...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 21,151
Posted By DaveFish
You son of a bitch! I found your journal! HAHA,...

You son of a bitch! I found your journal! HAHA, looking good man. You are doing an amazing job with this journal and setup. You should do more YT videos and show how you set up your emersed growth...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By DaveFish
Looks great! You are now fully addicted

Looks great! You are now fully addicted
Forum: Tank Journals 05-29-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
Posted By DaveFish
Dry Start Method with Submersed growth. ADA Colorado sand, ADU Dragon Stone

I thought I better get this journal rolling before the scape gets too far along.
Tank started on 5/22/15.
I am using ADA Colorado sand as my substrate, and lava rubble to hold up the Dragon Stone,...
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 02-05-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By DaveFish
Current is saying that the E-series would be the...

Current is saying that the E-series would be the better option because of better performance, but they look about the same and the E-series gets SUPER hot. Way too hot actually. So Kevin, if you are...
Forum: Lighting 01-16-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By DaveFish
Either one is good. I would say that Current has...

Either one is good. I would say that Current has better build quality.
You can get better value going with BML or ahsupply LEDs.
Forum: Current-USA and Ecoxotic 01-13-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By DaveFish
I am getting higher PAR readings with the Plus...

I am getting higher PAR readings with the Plus Pro on my 55 gallon compared to the E-series. I am trying to talk to Hoppy and find out how accurate his Lux meter is at measuring PAR from LEDs. From...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By DaveFish
I use RO/DI because my water is liquid rock. If...

I use RO/DI because my water is liquid rock. If your water isn't than no need.
pH 8.6, KH&GH around 20+ degrees and TDS around 400-500.

I agree that you should run your water through a...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By DaveFish
Hoppy I have one of your calibrated Lux meters...

Hoppy I have one of your calibrated Lux meters and am wondering how accurate it is at measuring LED PAR? I heard that you have to get a Li-Cor meter or some photo radiometer to get accurate readings...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,149
Posted By DaveFish
Seachem has all of this on their website. Is it...

Seachem has all of this on their website. Is it incorrect or something? Why don't you go there and read it all. I have about a dozen times or more.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By DaveFish
Yeah start out slow unless you are planting super...

Yeah start out slow unless you are planting super heavy or have really heavy plant growth. for an established tank with very dense growth you can do one triple zero 000 capsule for every 4-5"x4-5"...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By DaveFish
Yeah what do you have in your tank? It may not...

Yeah what do you have in your tank? It may not even be necessary to do EI depending on how you are running your tank. But Tom did say that he never intended for people to continue doing large water...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By DaveFish
I agree, you can use four leaf clover. I am right...

I agree, you can use four leaf clover. I am right now in a low tech. S. repens will work, dwarf sag, downoi,glosso,pearlweed, HC will even grow. They will all carpet in low tech. Just takes forever...
Forum: Substrate 11-07-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,418
Posted By DaveFish
Easiest substrate method Controsoil and root tabs

A great alternative to all the advice out there is to buy some Controsoil and use DIY root tabs. Preferably Osmocote Plus or dynamite Plant food.

For a beginner wanting to do a low tech tank no...
Forum: Substrate 11-07-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By DaveFish
If you are willing to pay $5 per liter you might...

If you are willing to pay $5 per liter you might as well just get Controsoil. You can get extra fine 1mm pellets for no additional charge. It is 10L =20lbs for $45.00. Free shipping. And then use DIY...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By DaveFish
The method I prefer is to use an Aquasoil and DIY...

The method I prefer is to use an Aquasoil and DIY root tabs or any kind of root tab. Heavy root feeding plants. No liquid or dry fert dosing. Really no need with the root tabs. And just use Tap...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-21-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,582
Posted By DaveFish
We need some updates dude! Maybe a video?

We need some updates dude! Maybe a video?
Forum: Substrate 10-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,102
Posted By DaveFish
I will probably just stick with ADA because it is...

I will probably just stick with ADA because it is basically the same price.
All I know is that they are both made from Japanese dirt, which is way better than the dirt in the southwest.

But it...
Forum: Substrate 10-15-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By DaveFish
Why do so many "Gurus" recommend dirt to...

Why do so many "Gurus" recommend dirt to beginners. Such bad advice. Who cares about expense. This is a hobby and dirt doesn't make the hobby easier. Baked volcanic ash based soils make the hobby...
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