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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMex
I just took the bowl on the long trek back from...

I just took the bowl on the long trek back from the college as it's about time for everything to get out of the dorms. It has been around for one year now and the microsword has really taken over. I...
Forum: Algae 06-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By JMex
Algae in substrate

So I have this walstad method shrimp bowl that has been going nicely for about a year now. It was under the care of my girlfriend at college and she wanted me to bring it back so she wouldn't have to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMex
Re: 1 Gallon Planted Bowl

Thank you! The other jars are just candles. My girlfriend isn't as into building nano tanks as I am

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-01-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMex
Re: 1 Gallon Planted Bowl

I love the microsword in there. It doesn't overtake much and is easy to thin out if needed. And the shrimp stay put! Usually the reason things try to get out is if the water parameters are bad
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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By JMex
Re: Fishless Cycle w/ Plants Question

Oh, I would do some root tabs and call it good then. I doubt you'll need anything more at all

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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 01-31-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,197
Posted By JMex
Quick little photo update I took while visiting....

Quick little photo update I took while visiting. Bowl is doing quite well. No algae, plants are growing like crazy, microsword and moss growing so much some of it is growing emersed, and shrimps are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By JMex
What plants do you have and what light level are...

What plants do you have and what light level are you at?



I wouldn't recommend dosing excel unless your plants are in need of CO2 and you can't do DIY or pressurized. Excel will melt some...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-31-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 766
Posted By JMex
I did a fishless cycle with plants and found the...

I did a fishless cycle with plants and found the added ammonia was enough nutrients for me. I just added a little bit of Flourish Comprehensive every once in a while. But if you were seeing bad...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-31-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
3 weeks after flooding! Had some plant die off...

3 weeks after flooding! Had some plant die off and thanks to the steven P on the forums have narrowed it down to an overdose on Flourish Comprehensive so am cutting down on that in hopes to get my...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By JMex
Thank you for the advice! Would it be a good idea...

Thank you for the advice! Would it be a good idea to simultaneously reduce dosing while adding nutrient sponge to soak up the extra or just choose one? To add to that, I planted some ludwigia repens...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By JMex
Yes, ~1mL of Flourish comprehensive 3 days a week...

Yes, ~1mL of Flourish comprehensive 3 days a week as per EI dosing schedule. I also have the drop checker in the area with the most amount of plant decay and it is reading CO2 in the green so I don't...
Forum: Plants 01-29-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By JMex
That chart is awesome! Definitely saving that to...

That chart is awesome! Definitely saving that to my computer. As for nitrates I just checked them and they are anywhere between 40-80 ppm (my API test kit is not the most accurate). I have been...
Forum: Plants 01-28-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By JMex
Dwarf baby tears/microsword problems

So I flooded my tank 3 weeks ago from a successful dry start method. Everything had grown in very well and was healthy. Now it's all starting to melt pretty bad though and I have no idea why. If...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-04-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
Just got my CO2 diffuser from GLA today and...

Just got my CO2 diffuser from GLA today and flooded the tank :biggrin:

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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-21-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By JMex
I couldn't tell you what it is but I would get it...

I couldn't tell you what it is but I would get it on my new driftwood all the time and it never did anything bad. The shrimp would eat it sometimes and if there was any when I did my water change I...
Forum: Plants 12-21-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By JMex
Definitely not what I wanted to hear. My CO2...

Definitely not what I wanted to hear. My CO2 diffuser broke and I'll flood it right when my new one gets here. Is there anything I can do in the meantime to slow down the process or just keep doing...
Forum: Plants 12-20-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By JMex
Dwarf baby tears getting brown spots

Hey all, I have been growing a carpet of dwarf baby tears emersed for about 10 weeks now and all has been good growth up until now. I haven't changed anything but recently it has been getting brown...
Forum: Aquascaping 12-18-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By JMex
I just use more substrate in the back and slope...

I just use more substrate in the back and slope it using the hardscape to keep the slope in place. I've also heard of people stacking eggcrate to make the slope but I haven't done that myself.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-16-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By JMex
Here is a good post on CO2 distribution...

Here is a good post on CO2 distribution http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1785738&postcount=160

Breaking surface film with circulation is just having the filter outflow so that it...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-15-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
Week 10! ...

Week 10!

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My phone camera is bad, it really isn't that yellow in real...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-02-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,902
Posted By JMex
Very nice looking bowl! That added hygro really...

Very nice looking bowl! That added hygro really made the foreground pop
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 845
Posted By JMex
Love the way that first tank looks, very good...

Love the way that first tank looks, very good habitat for your betta! The second one will be fun. Just as an aesthetic thing I would recommend spacing those rocks out just a little and getting...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
Light period is 10 hours with a 13 watt 6500...

Light period is 10 hours with a 13 watt 6500 kelvin bulb (I think, it's either 13 or 19 watts, those home depot daylight ones). I am thinking of taking it off before I fill it. Though every time I'm...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
Week 5 update: Had some issues with white...

Week 5 update:

Had some issues with white mold and the HC browning off a bit. Started misting with water change water from other established tank, letting it air out for a bit everyday, and added...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,945
Posted By JMex
I planted it on friday but never got around to...

I planted it on friday but never got around to posting the update so here it is a bit late! Right after planting. So far it's HC and brazilian microsword.
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