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Forum: Fish 12-28-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,132
Posted By amphirion
i also vote for enlarged. you might want to use a...

i also vote for enlarged. you might want to use a brighter light source as well.
Forum: Substrate 12-26-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By amphirion
What would you soak it in? just water? water...

What would you soak it in? just water? water wouldnt change akadama's binding properties unless there was something in the water that akadama would soak up... urea might be a cheap way of doing...
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By amphirion
You'd think binding would be beneficial, but...

You'd think binding would be beneficial, but until the Akadama has reached full saturation it is not. Utilizing osmosis, the Akadama will act as a sink, removing all nutrients (at least phosphates...
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By amphirion
Perhaps the correlation between phosphates and...

Perhaps the correlation between phosphates and algae aren't as clear cut as thought out to be. I've always understood it as due to low phosphate levels... Regardless, with it being a high phosphate...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-25-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By amphirion
You're a punny guy. You get a pho cauldron, and...

You're a punny guy. You get a pho cauldron, and you get a pho cauldron. Everybody gets a pho cauldron!
Forum: Substrate 12-25-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By amphirion
in my experience, maybe it has to do with the...

in my experience, maybe it has to do with the grade that i had, but it was an excellent phosphate binder, which ran me into all sorts of problems, first with green dust algae, then phosphate...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-24-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By amphirion
im surprised more people don't boil their wood....

im surprised more people don't boil their wood. boiling the wood causes the fibers to expand and absorb water, therefore, making them heavy and sinkable. this action also causes a desirable side...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-24-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,512
Posted By amphirion
Because of the proportions of the tank, your...

Because of the proportions of the tank, your driftwood pieces would probably look better as accents rather than the main centerpiece. A much larger/thicker driftwood branch would make a more...
Forum: Plants 12-21-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By amphirion
Are you volunteering to head up that project?...

Are you volunteering to head up that project? Hahaha. Agree that it's definitely needed. Some genre are easier than others, Buces aren't thoroughly studied while it might be easier to manage Rotala....
Forum: Plants 12-21-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By amphirion
this is why it's so important to keep a list...

this is why it's so important to keep a list somewhere of all the plants that you've received in cultivation, especially pricey ones like buces.
i'm growing sintang, albeit it is a much smaller...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-21-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 50,963
Posted By amphirion
i second the blyxa! well grown!

i second the blyxa! well grown!
Forum: Plants 12-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By amphirion
With the single quotes/cultivars, absolutely...

With the single quotes/cultivars, absolutely yes-- it is with regards to a distinct individual clone that stands out from the rest of the species that was discovered or made in cultivation.



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Forum: Plants 12-21-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By amphirion
How do we accurately identify plant species?

Double quotes = unofficial/pending name for a plant awaiting cultivar status OR awaiting formal species description

Single quotes = cultivar, recognized by the International Society for...
Forum: Plants 12-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,423
Posted By amphirion
What does sp. mean?

Thanks for the clarification. And I totally agree with you with regards to shortening plant names. Personally I would just shorten it to just genus and cultivar name. Each individual should pay extra...
Forum: Plants 12-20-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,423
Posted By amphirion
sp used in two ways. 1st designation is in...

sp used in two ways.
1st designation is in reference to species.
2nd designation is in reference to undescribed species awaiting formal description.

the 2nd is the more popular use for "sp". the...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-19-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By amphirion
oh, then i guess a 18 or 20 gallon might be more...

oh, then i guess a 18 or 20 gallon might be more appropriate. as much as i do love that driftwood piece--there seems to be a rather large uncomfortable amount of negative space. the sloping trick can...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-19-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By amphirion
Help with Manzanita Aquascape

How big is the actual piece? looks perfect for an 8-10 gallon tank, but that's my preference.

Otherwise with what you have, the right side positioning works.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By amphirion
thanks a lot! well the rocks themselves are...

thanks a lot! well the rocks themselves are actually a wall to hold all the soil in. the plants are just growing in a way where it prevents you from seeing it. as for the plants that are actually...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By amphirion
i agree. but it's all a waiting game from here on...

i agree. but it's all a waiting game from here on out. pretty much can only prune to encourage multinodal growth at this point. thanks for taking a look!
Forum: Tank Journals 12-18-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By amphirion
hey guys. had no idea that people were still...

hey guys. had no idea that people were still following this thread until someone pm'ed me. sorry to kill the hype but the tank has been on the back burner for some time. took out the manzanita, and...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-17-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By amphirion
holy ishtar that is an amazing piece. i can...

holy ishtar that is an amazing piece.
i can see an ideal scape if you placed the aquasoil on a sloped scape, lower in the front, higher in the back. the driftwood would be exposed in the front and...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By amphirion
think the DW is at a good location as is. imo,...

think the DW is at a good location as is. imo, moving it over to the side and having the upper part hang outside the tank sounds cool, but in terms of aesthetics will cause the scape to be off...
Forum: Photography 12-17-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By amphirion
underside of hygrophilla pinnatifida

thought it looked cool and wanted to share with others...
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/11424760693_b9a1715cd2_o.png
Forum: Tank Journals 12-17-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By amphirion
moved a few things around, added a few more...

moved a few things around, added a few more things...
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/11424869324_37a25a1f3c_b.jpg

how the tank stands today:...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,636
Posted By amphirion
No glue was used on the rocks-- they were just...

No glue was used on the rocks-- they were just strategically placed. Whenever I actually clean the rocks, I use a watercolor brush which does the job pretty well. Otherwise the Pygmy cories and Otos...
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