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Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,297
Posted By Chlorophile
Looks good! I Like asymmetrical tanks but with...

Looks good! I Like asymmetrical tanks but with this being so long I bet it would be really nice to have two planted sections on either end and a really large valley in the middle, plus that will be a...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-05-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Chlorophile
Mini M Nature Iwagumi?

While I procure a 90P I have set up my Mini M since I couldn't get as much money for the whole set up as I felt it deserved.

This is some driftwood from Tom Barr, Lobelia Cardinalis, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   02-05-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,846
Posted By Chlorophile
This is SOO long and multifaceted I dont dare get...

This is SOO long and multifaceted I dont dare get involved but I just want to say as far as Fish are concerned, the reason things like Nitrate dont kill fish, but ammonia and nitrite do, is because...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-04-2016, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Chlorophile
There is a perfect example of this somewhere on...

There is a perfect example of this somewhere on this forum.
it was a shallow cube tank and the guy would leave for months at a time.
The only thing he added to the tank was.. LEAVES!
Lots and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-04-2016, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By Chlorophile
Just cut back on feedings - you've got a lot of...

Just cut back on feedings - you've got a lot of food going uneaten and they are just cleaning up..
Dont ask me how they get in there but my guess is the eggs are freaking tiny and on everything,...
Forum: Plants   02-04-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Chlorophile
If you make a soil ball and wrap it with burlap...

If you make a soil ball and wrap it with burlap or moss it should appear mostly invisible and they'll think its just a moss ball in water.
Other than that you could try filling it with water from a...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-04-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Chlorophile
Definitely ohko stone. Its a mud-rock with...

Definitely ohko stone.
Its a mud-rock with channels from rising gas which is solidified, I believe it would count as volcanic.
If you put a drop of nitrate test bottle 1 on a rock (its...
Forum: Substrate   02-04-2016, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Chlorophile
I would try to use a siphon to get as much of the...

I would try to use a siphon to get as much of the floramax out of the tank selectively and if you do pick up some of the potting soil you can probably dry it all out and either sieve out the silt...
Forum: Substrate   02-22-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chlorophile
That makes even less sense. Crypts love NPT set...

That makes even less sense.
Crypts love NPT set ups, root feeders all the way!
The lower tech your set up the more stabile it will be with a good substrate, high tech tanks can probably make due...
Forum: Photography   02-22-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,367
Posted By Chlorophile
Uhm. Yeah. No. An f:2 lens at f:2 is wide open...

Uhm. Yeah. No. An f:2 lens at f:2 is wide open letting in the maximum light possible. It is also the shallowest DOF. F:22 is the smallest opening on many lenses. It is not letting much light in. It...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-21-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Chlorophile
Depending on the size of your tank and what you...

Depending on the size of your tank and what you are doing there are different ways.
Probably a big tank with discus.. already has water in it too?

If its not set up yet you can layer silicone...
Forum: Tank Journals   02-21-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,795
Posted By Chlorophile
Are you running carbon in the filter? A few big...

Are you running carbon in the filter?
A few big water changes and some carbon could possibly help with the algae issues
Forum: Substrate   02-21-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,669
Posted By Chlorophile
Really? What about PH, what about buffering?...

Really?

What about PH, what about buffering?
Substrate is a very big deal and has a huge impact on how easy the tank is to maintain for a given criteria...
Forum: Photography   02-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,367
Posted By Chlorophile
Increased DoF means largest aperture, aka...

Increased DoF means largest aperture, aka smallest F stop (lowest number)
Forum: Plants   02-18-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Chlorophile
If you get pantyhose, cheese cloth, fine mesh or...

If you get pantyhose, cheese cloth, fine mesh or similar and cut it to slightly larger than the tank dimensions and attach suction cups to each corner you could probably make a little net that would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Chlorophile
Try to avoid standing water, its gonna get algae...

Try to avoid standing water, its gonna get algae and other things growing which will proliferate when you fill the tank.

The beneficial bacteria that are crunching away all over your aquasoil do...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Chlorophile
For the GH test you need to look down through the...

For the GH test you need to look down through the opening of the tube, it will make it much easier to see the color, put it over a white paper if you want.
It will be a distinct change from one...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-18-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Chlorophile
Hmm.. Do you have any pictures of one of these? ...

Hmm.. Do you have any pictures of one of these?

free shipping and 150 dollars less than a normal 90P is very tempting.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Chlorophile
Nice! Yea I built my own ADA style stand for...

Nice!

Yea I built my own ADA style stand for my Mini M so I think it'd be pretty easy to scale up for a bigger tank.
As long as you can use a ruler the carpentry isn't that hard.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-17-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Chlorophile
Are there any other tank makers that have good...

Are there any other tank makers that have good quality tanks?
I've heard of glass cages but I'm not really sold on them..
P.S. Maybe I'll drive to georgia and get your 90P from you if you decide...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-16-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,106
Posted By Chlorophile
90cm tank.. Aquavas? ADA? Alternatives?

Anybody know how much Aquavas tanks cost?
Are they better or worse or much the same as ADA?
Alternatives?
I'm looking for a 90cm tank or maybe something bigger maybe a little smaller but no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,380
Posted By Chlorophile
A note on UV Sterilizers.. turn them off for 2-4...

A note on UV Sterilizers.. turn them off for 2-4 hours after dosing as they can mess up your ferts.
Denatured so to speak.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   02-15-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Chlorophile
Keep in mind there is a microclimate so if you...

Keep in mind there is a microclimate so if you are growing in a open tank or a tall pot or vase there is a lot more humidity than you realize in there.
Planting most of these plants in a normal...
Forum: Aquascaping   02-12-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Chlorophile
Yea limestones a carbonate rock so it will not...

Yea limestones a carbonate rock so it will not work for soft water set ups
Forum: Tank Journals   02-12-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 25,795
Posted By Chlorophile
Staghorn loves things which are in decomposition,...

Staghorn loves things which are in decomposition, it gets confused when there are a lot of organic molecules in the water and tends to attach to rocks and other things.
I don't mind staghorn so much...
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