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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By Beakman
Aren't all of these pictures and descriptions...

Aren't all of these pictures and descriptions taken from either the AGA aquascaping contest or the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest?

Also, the categories (<28 liters, 28-60 liters) are...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By Beakman
I've had this problem with blyxa before. The...

I've had this problem with blyxa before.

The main problem is that the plant fans out like a shield from the bottom, which just pushes all of the gravel out of the way when you try to plant it.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-24-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Beakman
A weird question regarding the dry start method.

So I used to have a lush full carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula) that I started using DSM.

After about two years, and many trimmings, large sections of the grass started to detach from...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Beakman
I was in petco the other day and noticed that...

I was in petco the other day and noticed that aqueon had a new line of heaters out (in addition to the pro and their glass heaters with the rubber ends) that were preset and smaller.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Beakman
That happens to me weekly when I turn my filter...

That happens to me weekly when I turn my filter off to do a water change and rinse the media. I've never worried about it and my tank has been fine for years.
Forum: Plants 12-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Beakman
I have this same problem but for me it only...

I have this same problem but for me it only happened once the carpet got really thick.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Beakman
How many gallons per hour are all of your...

How many gallons per hour are all of your filters, powerheads, and circulation pumps pushing combined?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-29-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Beakman
Probably just normal plant melt from moving to a...

Probably just normal plant melt from moving to a new tank. I keep blyxa japonica with trumpet snails and I barely ever see them near it. They were most likely eating the dying leaves.

When I...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,977
Posted By Beakman
I am not claiming that for certain the hydrogen...

I am not claiming that for certain the hydrogen peroxide did not kill any nitrifying bacteria, however, neither tank that I dosed it in (including the saltwater tank with no plants and therefore no...
Forum: Algae 11-26-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,977
Posted By Beakman
I had a terrible case of both green and red slime...

I had a terrible case of both green and red slime algae in my saltwater tank, and has some pretty nasty cladophora (at least I think that was it) algae in my high tech planted tank.

I dosed...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-25-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By Beakman
Yes, you can keep plants without fish. Fish...

Yes, you can keep plants without fish.

Fish and fish food do add certain nutrients to the water (mainly nitrogen and phosphorous) but in any proper planted tank you would be dosing these two...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-23-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Beakman
Yeah, I'll have to start doing this. Does anyone...

Yeah, I'll have to start doing this. Does anyone have any recommendations on a cheap pair of curved or wave scissors? I'm not paying the absurd $150 price tag that some places ask for a pair of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Beakman
Does anyone else have advice or experience with...

Does anyone else have advice or experience with this?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-20-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By Beakman
Carpet plants forming a thick thatch and not attaching to substrate

Hey everyone!

So I've had this tank running for about 1.5 years now and have a fairly nice carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula).

I've noticed that eventually the roots of the...
Forum: Fish 11-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,020
Posted By Beakman
How do you know they sell hormone fed rams?

How do you know they sell hormone fed rams?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-07-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By Beakman
"Cleaner" alternatives to dirt?

So I've been extremely successful using MGOCPM in various tanks over the years and am about to set up a new low tech tank.

In this tank, I want to use a lighter colored sand so I'm looking to...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 11-02-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Beakman
In my experience, water tight does not even...

In my experience, water tight does not even remotely equal air tight.

Especially considering that your air is going to be very pressurized.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-02-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By Beakman
Personally I'm a fan of the 20 gallon long tank. ...

Personally I'm a fan of the 20 gallon long tank.

They're short enough that most aquascaping materials you find (rocks, wood, etc) will appropriately fill the vertical space and they're long enough...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 10-29-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Beakman
Everyone is going to tell you to use a drop...

Everyone is going to tell you to use a drop counter and a check valve and all that, but in my experience all that does is add more points of failure.

I have been perfectly successful with a 2...
Forum: DIY 10-28-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By Beakman
I used a fluval ceramic disk diffuser with...

I used a fluval ceramic disk diffuser with various yeast CO2 setups for years and it has always worked perfectly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-03-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By Beakman
Thick lush background plant that spreads by runners?

In my 20 long I have a nice carpet of dwarf hairgrass (eleocharis parvula) and about 3/4ths of the way back I have wall to wall rocks. Behind the rocks there is a 3-4 inch area where I currently...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-02-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By Beakman
Co2 diffuser placed under canister filter intake?

Over the past couple of months I've been experimenting with the placement of my ceramic co2 diffuser.

I have 2 two liter bottles of DIY co2 on a 20 gallon tank and I'm trying to place the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-02-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Beakman
You shouldn't need to treat your water...

You shouldn't need to treat your water beforehand.

I'm not 100% sure, but I think chlorine is actually one of the elements plants use to grow.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-01-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Beakman
I did this in the middle of my dry start for...

I did this in the middle of my dry start for about 8 days and everything was fine. I saw some pretty good growth when I got back as well.

All I did was mist the tank a little extra before I left,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-30-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Beakman
After a little more research (and looking at a...

After a little more research (and looking at a ton of AGA aquascaping contest entries) it seems to be consistent that the type of hairgrass I'm looking for is Eleocharis Vivipara.

It's the...
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