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Forum: Tank Journals Today, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By Guzas
Ok... Some failures on the plants... The Glosso...

Ok... Some failures on the plants... The Glosso and Baby Tears completely melted and the Potamogeten Gayi lost most of its color. So I decided to remove those from the tank. I had hoped to get more...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 04:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By Guzas
Some additional plant photos... Most aren't doing...

Some additional plant photos... Most aren't doing so hot... But keeping up with it.

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
New tank just barely hanging on. Help needed!

Thanks for the compliment! I hope it takes root and looks even better soon!

Be sure to follow my tank journal... Hope you have come across it!
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Now that is encouraging! Thanks for the shots of...

Now that is encouraging! Thanks for the shots of the tank. I am feeling much more confident now.

And looks like my fissindens on the tree is starting to make a come back! Stay the course!!
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Awesome! Thanks for the reply! I will heed your...

Awesome! Thanks for the reply! I will heed your advice and keep monitoring the fish/plants for any signs of distress.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Thanks for the reply. I'll keep up the water...

Thanks for the reply. I'll keep up the water changes. Do you have a low tech tank with no co2? And if so do you use excel? Or just use the fish and natural processes make the co2 required..?
Forum: Tank Journals 09-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By Guzas
Well I'm making some progress. I have have had a...

Well I'm making some progress. I have have had a few issues with thread algae that hitch hiked on my baby tears, but after a week of overdosing excel it seems to have died off.

However most of my...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Here we go! I turning back now. Now I'm...

Here we go! I turning back now. Now I'm responsible for these guys!!

They seem happy... So far...

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
I did calculate the Ei ferts accordingly. Even...

I did calculate the Ei ferts accordingly. Even going as far as buying a gram scale to weigh all the ingredients to make the dosing solution. So I think I am all set with that using the calculators...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Thanks all for your thoughtful replies so far! ...

Thanks all for your thoughtful replies so far!

The tank (at least the fissindens on the driftwood) seem to be making a comeback. I have ceased the excel for now but will keep up the ferts,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
I am not using Co2 other than the excel that I...

I am not using Co2 other than the excel that I was dosing so I won't be able to measure the that.

Before I added the plants I did a fish less cycle with some seeding material from my old filter....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-23-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Ok just completed a water test and here is what I...

Ok just completed a water test and here is what I have.

Ph is 7
Ammonia is 0 ppm
Nitrate is 40 ppm
Nitrite is .25 ppm

So the water seems on with the exception of the nitrates...

I am...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
I will do a full ph, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite...

I will do a full ph, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite and Gh and Kh test tonight and post my readings.. Just to see what I got now..
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
As for Gh and Kh they are 3-4 for both of them....

As for Gh and Kh they are 3-4 for both of them. So moderately soft water from what I have tested...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
My ph is close to 7 maybe a little higher. I'll...

My ph is close to 7 maybe a little higher. I'll check again to confirm though. The rocks I got online on EBay and are sold as Aquascaping Seiryu stones. will check them however with the ph method...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
Awesome replies so far!! Thank you so much for...

Awesome replies so far!! Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement.

I have grown bonsai for a number if years so I am familiar with terrestrial plants . However it seems that I need to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,478
Posted By Guzas
New tank just barely hanging on. Help needed!

New guy here and had my tank up and running about 3 weeks now. Although I see some minute new growth, the overall health of the plants seems to be degrading day by day.

So some specs.

Tank: 37...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Guzas
This is good advice! Something I will be...

This is good advice! Something I will be practicing here on out with new plants. I think dipping the baby tears is the best method. Unfortunately I see some string algae starting to spread to my moss...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Guzas
Awesome! Thanks for the advice.. I was reading on...

Awesome! Thanks for the advice.. I was reading on h2o2 for treating algae. Is that something I should try as well? Just about to visit the pharmacy to get some. To maybe spot treat.
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Guzas
Well thankfully it's soft to the touch. You...

Well thankfully it's soft to the touch. You cannot even feel it in the tank. And when brought out of the tank it feels very soft almost slimy.. So at least it seems I don't have the nuclear type you...
Forum: Algae 09-09-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By Guzas
Thread Algae in brand new tank!!?? Already?!

Hello all,

I am having, what I think is a problem... I have a 37 gal low tech, (no co2) tank that seems to be growing green thread algae. (See photo below).

This algae hitch hiked on the baby...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By Guzas
Looking good so far.... ...

Looking good so far....

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Forum: Low Tech Forum 09-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Guzas
Newly Planted Tank. Lighting and Feeding?

Hello all I have just got my 37 gal tank up and running. So now that I have the plants in paces and lighting all set... Do you have any tips to get the plants acclimated?

I have read that it's...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-07-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By Guzas
The foreground plants I didn't really tear them...

The foreground plants I didn't really tear them apart and spread them out. Probably because I was impatient and didn't want to overthink/complicate the planting process. My guess is that they will...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-07-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,248
Posted By Guzas
Ok I made the final step! Got all the plants at...

Ok I made the final step! Got all the plants at the ready and got going this evening.

Plants ready to be planted!

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