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Forum: Plants   09-20-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Urkevitz
What size tank is it? Lights could be too bright...

What size tank is it? Lights could be too bright for the amount of CO2. I had Staurogyne do and Hygro do this on separate occasions when my lighting was too intense with lack of CO2. I have...
Forum: Plants   08-30-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Urkevitz
Used to be called Amano pearlweed. Grows more...

Used to be called Amano pearlweed. Grows more upright won't carpet like the 3 leaf variety.
Forum: Plants   05-06-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Urkevitz
Same thing happens to me with regular Rotala,...

Same thing happens to me with regular Rotala, haven't been able to grow it for years. I got some months ago and finally have one stem growing normally but slowly.
Forum: Lighting   02-24-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 43,471
Posted By Urkevitz
tried ordering from there once, got no status...

tried ordering from there once, got no status update for a week, contacted them and they said the light I ordered was out of stock.
Forum: Plants   02-24-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Urkevitz
hygro polysperma

hygro polysperma
Forum: Lighting   02-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,169
Posted By Urkevitz
Just ordered it, it's probably like the monster...

Just ordered it, it's probably like the monster ray in that it only highlights the plants color
Forum: Lighting   02-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,169
Posted By Urkevitz
One ray2 does not look bright enough. I am not...

One ray2 does not look bright enough. I am not totally satisfied with the finnex lights for the price. My Monster Ray started flickering after 4 months. The Ray 2's are holding up. Ray 2's make...
Forum: Finnex   02-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,704
Posted By Urkevitz
My Monster Ray is doing this, if you touch...

My Monster Ray is doing this, if you touch anywhere near the power switch it really flickers, plus the plastic endcap the power switch is connected to is disintegrating. I rarely use the power...
Forum: Plants   02-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,441
Posted By Urkevitz
This plant did the same thing for me, it's not...

This plant did the same thing for me, it's not worth the trouble. I have a theory that it probably doesn't like being grown submersed nonstop.
Forum: Lighting   02-10-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,007
Posted By Urkevitz
With that tank you would need minimum of two...

With that tank you would need minimum of two lights just for even lighting.
Forum: Lighting   02-07-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 96,485
Posted By Urkevitz
My tanks glass top is filthy and there is more...

My tanks glass top is filthy and there is more than enough light.
Forum: Plants   12-07-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,693
Posted By Urkevitz
Is that the coralife light with barely any...

Is that the coralife light with barely any reflector? I had those and they don't put out much light.
Forum: Plants   12-01-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Urkevitz
My S. Repens melted until I increased my...

My S. Repens melted until I increased my lighting. Hydrocotyle needs a lot if light too.
Forum: Lighting   11-29-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,543
Posted By Urkevitz
If I already had a good fixture I wouldn't have...

If I already had a good fixture I wouldn't have gone LED. I needed 3 fixtures to light my tank. Hopefully they last.
Forum: Substrate   11-19-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,423
Posted By Urkevitz
My favorite substrate so far is Quickrete all...

My favorite substrate so far is Quickrete all purpose sand washed thoroughly.
Forum: Lighting   11-03-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Urkevitz
I like to run the monster ray at the end if the...

I like to run the monster ray at the end if the night because it really makes the fish glow. I also run it at the beginning of the light cycle.

You won't notice much diifferance when your T-5s...
Forum: Lighting   10-28-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 35
  Poll: LED vs T5
Views: 7,824
Posted By Urkevitz
I really like my Finnex fixtures, but I had to...

I really like my Finnex fixtures, but I had to buy 2 Ray2's and a Monster Ray to get the effect I wanted. A little expensive.
Forum: Plants   10-27-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By Urkevitz
Probably drying out from the light. A glass top...

Probably drying out from the light. A glass top will help if you want it to have floating leaves. If you already have glass top I really don't have a suggestion.
Forum: Aquascaping   10-26-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Urkevitz
Buy the Co2 equipment, after the initial cost its...

Buy the Co2 equipment, after the initial cost its cheap to refill.
Forum: Lighting   10-26-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Urkevitz
I tried those and they melted a little, went back...

I tried those and they melted a little, went back to regular spirals
Forum: Plants   10-25-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Urkevitz
I am growing the alternanthera Cardinalis from...

I am growing the alternanthera Cardinalis from Petsmart and it is redder than any other I have grown. Not a hint of the bronze coloration.
Forum: Plants   10-22-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Urkevitz
I think you need to be patient. I've tried giant...

I think you need to be patient. I've tried giant hygro many times and just end up pulling it out.
Forum: Lighting   10-12-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By Urkevitz
Pretty sure Ray 2 has highest par

Pretty sure Ray 2 has highest par
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-11-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By Urkevitz
I am a big believer in dry ferts, but I always...

I am a big believer in dry ferts, but I always use Flourish and Flourush iron for micros. I never liked CSM.
Forum: Lighting   10-11-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By Urkevitz
You would definitely need two finnex fixtures,...

You would definitely need two finnex fixtures, one looks dim and doesn't light evenly.
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