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Forum: Plants 02-06-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By rocketdude1234
As well as a source of carbon and micros, plants...

As well as a source of carbon and micros, plants will need the macronutrients (N,P, and K).

The GSA is usually a sign of insufficient phosphate. The holes in leaves could very well be a sign of...
Forum: Algae 01-31-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By rocketdude1234
This is precisely why it seems designers never...

This is precisely why it seems designers never use the products they design. The light does hang over the filter pad and the algae IMO will always grow there (nutrients+light-plants=algae)

The...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-30-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By rocketdude1234
I don't want to be mean, but for the average...

I don't want to be mean, but for the average person, the articles and quotes may be a bit misleading. Firstly, how many average hobbyists will want to read something speaking of molar weights and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-29-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,151
Posted By rocketdude1234
As Wolf said, phosphate alone doesn't cause algae...

As Wolf said, phosphate alone doesn't cause algae and it very well could be a sign of the newness of the tank.

Limiting a vital nutrient for plants is counter productive. Healthy plants can...
Forum: Lighting 09-24-2012, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By rocketdude1234
Borrowed a PAR meter

I got a chance to borrow the PAR meter from work and put it to the test. We tested three tanks, the 36g bowfront, the 29g saltwater, and the 29g freshwater.

Each system has different lighting at...
Forum: Algae 08-21-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,566
Posted By rocketdude1234
Lol, we tried to get one of the guys to bring in...

Lol, we tried to get one of the guys to bring in a microscope so we could identify it as the beginning of the Zombie Apocalypse, but he never brought it. In his defense though, he said he would...
Forum: Algae 08-12-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,566
Posted By rocketdude1234
Complexity, I agree with you about the big water...

Complexity, I agree with you about the big water changes, but also gravel vac really well. Planaria almost always show up when there is an accumulation of stuff around the tank.

Will, did the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By rocketdude1234
Will, you have no idea how much water we can...

Will, you have no idea how much water we can actually collect :icon_lol: I left an 18g or so basin outside under the roof line and it was full in one evening session when we had those rains last...
Forum: Algae 08-10-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,566
Posted By rocketdude1234
Will check your ammonia and nitrite readings. If...

Will check your ammonia and nitrite readings. If you get readings, perform a w/c, add some prime even if you don't get readings.

Has it come back on the surface and is your water still kinda...
Forum: Ponds 08-09-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By rocketdude1234
I could probably post a picture or video of our...

I could probably post a picture or video of our unfiltered, unplanted kiddie pool full of fry that school like crazy, especially when I throw some mosquito larvae in.
Forum: Algae 07-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By rocketdude1234
You should definitely read up about EI. Instead...

You should definitely read up about EI. Instead of trying to look at what nutrients your plants/tank are deficient in (or what you're lacking in general), just give them everything they need in good...
Forum: Algae 07-23-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By rocketdude1234
1. If you're getting ammonia from nuking stuff in...

1. If you're getting ammonia from nuking stuff in your tank, you should be doing daily water changes and siphoning out the dead stuff with it, not trying to cover it up.

2. Plants will be limited...
Forum: Algae 07-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By rocketdude1234
I don't mean to be offensive but as I was reading...

I don't mean to be offensive but as I was reading there were so many things that made my mouth open.

You shouldn't have ammonia present. That is one way to cause issues; fish dying and algae.
...
Forum: Ponds 07-07-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rocketdude1234
Plants basically need 3 things to survive, limit...

Plants basically need 3 things to survive, limit one and you will slow/stop plant growth and create favorable conditions for algae. Your basin has high light and access to far greater amounts of co2...
Forum: Ponds 07-06-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rocketdude1234
I don't know why anyone hasn't asked what...

I don't know why anyone hasn't asked what nutrients you're using. We have 5 outdoor basins. Three are emmersed set ups with no circulation, about an inch of water, super high light, nutrient rich...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-03-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By rocketdude1234
I'm pretty consistent with dosing. Usually its...

I'm pretty consistent with dosing. Usually its right after the weekly w/c and then half way through the week.

The only thing I have to say about random dosing is that if you dose phosphates and...
Forum: Algae 07-03-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By rocketdude1234
Awesome, that looks much better. Did you do...

Awesome, that looks much better. Did you do anything besides dose Excel? How did you dose?
Forum: Algae 07-02-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By rocketdude1234
Limiting an essential nutrient to plant growth...

Limiting an essential nutrient to plant growth IME is probably counter productive and will only lead to other types of algae (gsa). Plus, stripping your water of many other nutrients in the process...
Forum: Plants 06-29-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By rocketdude1234
What's your dosing regime? Co2 source? Any algae...

What's your dosing regime? Co2 source? Any algae issues? Has anything changed? Water temp?

Its gonna be pretty hard to tell you what might be going on by only knowing the leaves are wrinkly and...
Forum: Algae 06-28-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By rocketdude1234
1. What sort of filter are you using? Is there...

1. What sort of filter are you using? Is there enough flow across the tank? How do you know? What kind of co2 are you using? How are you diffusing it?

The way I see it, as long as fish are not...
Forum: Plants 06-28-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By rocketdude1234
Lol, hygro p. is highly invasive period. It...

Lol, hygro p. is highly invasive period. It probably should be prohibited.
Forum: Algae 06-28-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By rocketdude1234
May I ask why the weird light cycle? How...

May I ask why the weird light cycle?

How many months has it been up and how has plant growth changed? Are there any other types of algae in the tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-26-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By rocketdude1234
When they are really close you can see little...

When they are really close you can see little black eyes forming on individual eggs...well, if your eyes are capable of looking at something that small ; )
Forum: Plants 06-26-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By rocketdude1234
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantf...

http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/index.php

In the bottom right there is a section for "can be grown emersed."
Forum: Plants 06-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By rocketdude1234
Yep, you have ludwigia repens and hygrophila...

Yep, you have ludwigia repens and hygrophila polysperma.
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