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Forum: Fish   09-21-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Barkington
It may have been some sort of tea tree oil...

It may have been some sort of tea tree oil perhaps. They extract the essential oils from the tree. Many essential oils have a sort of herbacious or zesty smell to them and I believe this to be the...
Forum: Plants   08-15-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,499
Posted By Barkington
I think the hardest part about tissue cultures is...

I think the hardest part about tissue cultures is maintaining the environment. As someone who has tried numerous times to grow mushrooms with a great deal of failure early on, I can say that...
Forum: Plants   08-14-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,499
Posted By Barkington
September is nearly upon us. Can we start...

September is nearly upon us. Can we start getting out wallets ready?
Forum: Tank Journals   08-14-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,285
Posted By Barkington
How is the downoi doing? I feel like the back is...

How is the downoi doing? I feel like the back is a bit empty. Perhaps if you could put something in the back left-ish it might help balance the spriallis? I'm no artist, though.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-14-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
Got some new buces in from Centromochlus. Also...

Got some new buces in from Centromochlus. Also trimmed up some anubias and clipped off large portions of leafless rhizome. Do these things have a chance of recovering?
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-03-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss55/Honey_334/...

http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss55/Honey_334/Emersed%20setup/image-20.jpeg

These buces are planted in some exo-terra terrarium substrate that is simply expanded clay balls. Also picked up...
Forum: Plants   07-17-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Barkington
Yes it is in pea gravel. For all intents and...

Yes it is in pea gravel. For all intents and purposes, it is standing. This is especially bad news considering I just got my package of hydroton and mesh baskets this afternoon. I forgot they...
Forum: Plants   07-17-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Barkington
No algae in the bin apart from the occasional...

No algae in the bin apart from the occasional spot cluster on a few pebbles.

Do you have any insight as to the cause of such a malady? My anubias are all growing well and even two rhizomes I...
Forum: Plants   07-17-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Barkington
Why is my buce so sad?

I have had this buce for maybe a month or so. About two weeks ago I moved it into one of my emersed bins. It is only a temporary set up so I've been using "pea gravel" as a substrate and misting...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-10-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
About one month in and everything is a truckin...

About one month in and everything is a truckin away. Growth is significantly faster than I thought it'd be and worlds faster than the growth I am used to in my low tech tanks.

My middle bin I...
Forum: Plants   07-07-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By Barkington
Anubias are particularly waxy and thick when not...

Anubias are particularly waxy and thick when not submerged. Buces don't seem to get quite as thick although there is still a noticeable difference.
The main difference for buces is that they...
Forum: Plants   07-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barkington
Thanks for all the input, everyone. I...

Thanks for all the input, everyone.

I noticed on a thread that Hoppy and PlantBrain where commenting plenty on that the 10k bulbs used as an example put out quite a bit more PAR than the 2.7k or...
Forum: Plants   07-06-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barkington
Some of the plants are indeed h. tenellum and I...

Some of the plants are indeed h. tenellum and I assume that it is the only plant that made it out that far to the right where there is an open space. a few inches to the right and some sword leaves...
Forum: Plants   07-05-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barkington
OVT, I was under the impression that since green...

OVT, I was under the impression that since green plants reflect green light and absorb red and blue, that red plants would reflect red. My belief was that since red plants cannot consume red light...
Forum: Plants   07-05-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barkington
I thought it had died as well until I noticed...

I thought it had died as well until I noticed more and more runners. They stay very small, though.

I have a 40 breeder with a single shop light over it. Has one 67k? daylight deluxe bulb and an...
Forum: Plants   07-05-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Barkington
Why are my green plants turning red?

I have some chain sword and micro sword plants mixed together in a large patch around 14" away from my shop light. The light has one daylight deluxe and one actinic bulb. My red plants don't seem...
Forum: Plants   07-03-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,922
Posted By Barkington
It might help if you mist the plants from time to...

It might help if you mist the plants from time to time. I was noticing some unusual growth and some dying leaves so I began misting every other day switching between a very low dose micro solution...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-28-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,979
Posted By Barkington
Great collection. Started a much more modest...

Great collection. Started a much more modest setup myself not too long ago. Look forward to watching your progress. Especially on those buces and anubias in the hydroton. I'm having a hard time...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-27-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
Quick lil update on some of the plants. Going...

Quick lil update on some of the plants.
Going out to the hydroponics store in the next few days to grab a new light and some hydroton for some anubias and buces.

I got some spray bottles for...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-22-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
Would you be able to hazard a guess at how much...

Would you be able to hazard a guess at how much cubic inches that would take up?

Downoi was one of the plants that helped foster the ideas that led to this setup. That and a handful of reinekii...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-22-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
Just got a new Erio Cinerum from Sbj1987 and it...

Just got a new Erio Cinerum from Sbj1987 and it looks fantastic. I hope the conditions are suitable. My amazon sword seems to not be doing amazingly well at transitioning but my red rubin already...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-21-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,285
Posted By Barkington
When the balansae grow in a bit more they'll look...

When the balansae grow in a bit more they'll look pretty sweet. Whats going in the empty spaces?

I was hoping this pic would be bigger than the one from FB. My old people eyes are not good...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-20-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
In my bin with planters I have water droplets and...

In my bin with planters I have water droplets and dew all over. Some of my crypts are practically exploding with new growth. As much as a crypt can explode, anyways.
The unheated bin had a bit...
Forum: Tank Journals   06-20-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By Barkington
Barkington's uneventful emersed setup

I accidentally bough more plants than I had room with and didn't know what to do with them. Being short on tanks and lights, I decided to set up a few emersed tubs with MTS and one of the lights...
Forum: Plants   06-20-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 69,239
Posted By Barkington
Did you need to mist at all to maintain high...

Did you need to mist at all to maintain high humidity with an airstone? Or was the cover on top of the tank enough to maintain a nice %?
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