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Forum: DIY Today, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Raymond S.
Water Hyacinth. Pound for pound the best filter...

Water Hyacinth. Pound for pound the best filter available(chemical...as in nitrates/ammonia). I'll tell you something else which may grow in the filter if it gets enough light through those...
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Raymond S.
With med light some red plants are possible. ...

With med light some red plants are possible.
Alternathera reineckii is not exactly slow but not med growing either but somewherer in between. It will grow slowly in there but I think it will have...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Raymond S.
So if I use the upper left frame as the example,...

So if I use the upper left frame as the example, the tank is actually setting on a flat 2x4 which is flat on top of the 4x4. The virtical 2x4 is just trim and not holding the tank ?
Can't get more...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Raymond S.
So what is holding up the 2x4's ? I think most...

So what is holding up the 2x4's ? I think most prefer to have the tank directly on top of the 4x4 and the other end of the 4x4 directly on the floor.
Some how I don't seem to be able to put it into...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Raymond S.
Do you have any pictures of it before you added...

Do you have any pictures of it before you added the outside(2x6) so we can saee the frame ? I asked because the way the tank sits on top of the 2x4 it looks odd and too
far away to see details.
Has...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S.
Thank you for the reply. I really don't know...

Thank you for the reply.
I really don't know how much this plastic canvas will reduce the PAR. Regular screen wire is said to reduce by "up-to-40%" but this stuff I'm using is untried territory at...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S.
I guess if no one has any pictures of those two...

I guess if no one has any pictures of those two plants grown in 60PAR I'll have to just do it and see what happens.
Decided on a different way to do it though. I added a piece of plastic canvas to...
Forum: Fish 08-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Raymond S.
Actinic bulb

After looking at the pictures of what I thought it was and the firemouth
I think it's the firemouth.
But on a Birchardi when you use an Actinic bulb in a tank they are in that blue glows. And if...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians) 08-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By Raymond S.
He may, by instinct, be trying to rid himself of...

He may, by instinct, be trying to rid himself of the algae by staying out of the water.
I would wait till someone experienced/w it to suggest a % of Peroxide mixed in with water in a seperate bowl...
Forum: Substrate 08-18-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Raymond S.
Just put the rocks in and nothing else. Mulm will...

Just put the rocks in and nothing else. Mulm will fill in.
Also you could always sift Organic soil to remove all but the finest of soil and NOT cap it. I keep a piece of 1/4" hardware cloth for...
Forum: Plants 08-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Raymond S.
From when it first pops out to when it is fairly...

From when it first pops out to when it is fairly normal size...how long is that on this plant ?
With Excel only my A/R take a week for this to happen. As it turns out, they both had the top of them...
Forum: Lighting 08-18-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 537
Posted By Raymond S.
Perhaps I have a cynical way of looking at this. ...

Perhaps I have a cynical way of looking at this.
I would like to see if I could get honest answers to a question posted on this subject.
This would be the question:
If you use aquarium bulbs till...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-18-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By Raymond S.
Switching from high to med light...

Placed this in the low tech section to see if I might get a couple of people who don't do CO2 that have Bacoba and/or Alternathera reineckii
in their tank that would put a picture of it in here.
I...
Forum: Plants 08-18-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Raymond S.
Sounds like mineral rich soil. Some plants really...

Sounds like mineral rich soil. Some plants really grow better, if they have beenplanted in an inert sub, if you add root tabs. Hair grass is one such plant. But you already have nutrient rich soil....
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-18-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Raymond S.
Any person who looks at those two pictures can...

Any person who looks at those two pictures can easilly see a vast difference in the light in each tank. This thread has info about reflectors and how much they count in
your plants getting good or...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-filter...

http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-filter-bio-media/11442-512391/seachem-seachem-matrix-bio-media.html
I would think it wise to keep some carbon available(in the closet) for removing meds...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Raymond S.
At least till it shows signs of not needing it...

At least till it shows signs of not needing it that frequently.
Once it got to where you could still see blue on 75% of the pad it could stand to go a month then.
Forum: Plants 08-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Raymond S.
What type of sub is this ?

What type of sub is this ?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Raymond S.
Flourite does the same even if you rinse it....

Flourite does the same even if you rinse it. Safe-T-Sorb is just clay that has been baked. I have not used Safe-T-Sorb so can't tell you if/when that will end. I feel
fairly sure that it does stop...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Raymond S.
http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-heater...

http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-heaters/11442-526438/via-aqua-via-aqua-quartz-heaters.html
I bought one of these because they were cheap and someone on here recommended it.
It as been...
Forum: Substrate 08-17-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,326
Posted By Raymond S.
If it said that with four bulbs you will have 75...

If it said that with four bulbs you will have 75 PAR then it would seem foolish to use more bulbs than that. Any chance that the two middle bulbs can be left out and the fixture still work ?
Of...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Raymond S.
You should do some research on it. I read that...

You should do some research on it. I read that one nutrient signifies a lack of algae to the Daphnia and they stop breeding when that nutrient is present.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Raymond S.
Without getting into the completely dumb (look...

Without getting into the completely dumb (look how much I spent on my...)price type
of bio-media, I think Matrix is the top of the line bio-media. Ceramic nodes come next
and I use Fluval...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Raymond S.
[QUOTE=secuono;6437785]Same as the other tank....

[QUOTE=secuono;6437785]Same as the other tank. Two bulb 4ft shop light, 1 bulb new light that came with the tank and a 2 bulb AquaticLife fixture.
Which bulbs are in the light fixtures ?
Does the...
Forum: Algae 08-17-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Raymond S.
Don't know about tannins but certain ferts stop...

Don't know about tannins but certain ferts stop Daphnia from breeding.
Something to consider when feeding the green water ferts.
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