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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-20-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By aquaman3000
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Forum: Tank Journals 09-20-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 21,702
Posted By aquaman3000
The setup has been running wonderfully for these...

The setup has been running wonderfully for these several years. I still maintain this aquarium and have few problems and zero algae. I will try to get some updated pictures as well as detail the fish...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-13-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,136
Posted By aquaman3000
Mine is buried. Your tank is beautiful.

Mine is buried. Your tank is beautiful.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By aquaman3000
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By aquaman3000
Unfortunately there is a lot of erroneous...

Unfortunately there is a lot of erroneous nomenclature in this hobby, especially with Vallisneria species. You could order plants listed with the same scientific name from two difference sources and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-11-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By aquaman3000
I actually start my co2 4 hours prior to lights...

I actually start my co2 4 hours prior to lights on to ensure co2 saturation is high immediately when photosynthesis begins.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2010, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By aquaman3000
While I don't use a canister filter, I have read...

While I don't use a canister filter, I have read cavitation from the disolving Co2 gas can be problematic. My suggestion is an inline reactor. They are easy to DIY or there are commercial units if...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-09-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,604
Posted By aquaman3000
The various dips that kill snails usually aren't...

The various dips that kill snails usually aren't strong enough to destroy eggs.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By aquaman3000
Flourish is primarily a micro nutrient...

Flourish is primarily a micro nutrient supplement. Without the addition of macro nutrients (NPK) you likely will have deficiencies.

Many here use the "Estimative Index" (EI) dosing using dry bulk...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-07-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,136
Posted By aquaman3000
As you indicated, most sources I have read advise...

As you indicated, most sources I have read advise removing Apogeneton bulbs during the dormancy period and storing them for a period of time, and I'm sure this is the "correct" husbandry method.
...
Forum: Plants 09-07-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By aquaman3000
By all reports it can grow that tall. I currently...

By all reports it can grow that tall. I currently have some that is close, but I haven't had it that long.
Forum: Plants 09-07-2010, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By aquaman3000
Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius' reminds me...

Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius' reminds me somewhat of corkscrew val.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/myplants/188-Echinodorus_vesuvius_Echinodorus_Angustifolia_Vesuvius.html

I do not...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2010, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By aquaman3000
This is going to be raising your GH. It is likely...

This is going to be raising your GH. It is likely you should not be dosing this unless you understand why you are using it.

In general I think most people use this to add GH to RO water initially,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By aquaman3000
If you get some specifics on your water source,...

If you get some specifics on your water source, then we can provide specific advice. Is it a municipal water source? If so, the municipal office will have detailed information available. Some things...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-07-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By aquaman3000
Most species of plants and fish require some...

Most species of plants and fish require some hardness. You couldn't keep african cichlids, for example, in soft water. Additionally, there are some plant nutrients like magnesium that will not be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-06-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By aquaman3000
The only difference between RO/DI and RO is the...

The only difference between RO/DI and RO is the additional De-Ionization chamber after the RO membrane to remove even more from the water than the membrane alone can remove. So you are talking about...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By aquaman3000
Regarding the grow out comment, I personally have...

Regarding the grow out comment, I personally have cut all the leaves off a number of healthy java fern rhizomes and experienced extremely long grow out periods after each occasion, all without moving...
Forum: Plants 09-02-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,933
Posted By aquaman3000
As mentioned the rhizome will produce leaves if...

As mentioned the rhizome will produce leaves if conditions allow. However, be prepared for a VERY long grow out period, as it seems they don't really take off without some larger leaves.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-02-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By aquaman3000
My 100 cardinal tetras hardly school either....

My 100 cardinal tetras hardly school either. *shrug*

It seems like they are too comfortable and don't need the schooling safety blanket.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,410
Posted By aquaman3000
I use this method with some varation. I do larger...

I use this method with some varation. I do larger 50%+ water changes, but I siphon into a bathroom tub and refill via hose from the sink. I have a well, so I don't worry about chlorine. I also use...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,136
Posted By aquaman3000
Unnamed Corkscrew leaf sword style plant =...

Unnamed Corkscrew leaf sword style plant = Apogeneton ulvaceous

Nice plant. I see it's sending up a flower. :) Remember it will likely have dormancy periods throughout the year.

Other cool...
Forum: Algae 08-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,380
Posted By aquaman3000
With high light and Co2, your plants require...

With high light and Co2, your plants require nutrients to grow well and compete with the algae. You should be dosing your aquarium regularly, and root tabs won't cut that for enough nutrients in the...
Forum: Plants 08-26-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By aquaman3000
They go great with chicken and red wine. :)

They go great with chicken and red wine. :)
Forum: Plants 08-25-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 715
Posted By aquaman3000
Tall variety of corkscrew Vallisneria

With all the specious identification that is rampant with regards to Vallisneria, I was wondering if anyone has a corkscrew variety (highly spiraled tight corkscrew) that grows taller, like 2+ feet....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-25-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,592
Posted By aquaman3000
HC will go a long ways when using the "accepted"...

HC will go a long ways when using the "accepted" method of planting, which involves planting tiny to small portions spread out over the area you intend to cover.

Here is the original link to Tom...
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