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Forum: Lighting   10-28-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steve001
Green good for us because it increases the...

Green good for us because it increases the apparent brightness and helps balance the color rendering index.
Forum: Lighting   10-28-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,133
Posted By Steve001
As far as I've read, nothing. Bump: This...

As far as I've read, nothing.

Bump:
This is likely a protective response.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-27-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Steve001
Add co2.

Add co2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-24-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Steve001
She prefers the jungle look because it's inline...

She prefers the jungle look because it's inline with her no fuss approach, but there's no reason her method can't be used to create something more visually appealing like an Takashi Amano style tank....
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Steve001
Understand that the Walstad method relies upon...

Understand that the Walstad method relies upon plants to filter making extra filtration unnecessary and possibly detrimental according to her research. I posted a link to some of her research in a...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-22-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve001
Forgot the chocolate chip cookies :frown2: ...

Forgot the chocolate chip cookies
:frown2:
This li'l Abner echoes what Daisy Mae said.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-20-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
I understand. A water pump would move water. And...

I understand. A water pump would move water. And an occasional vacuuming would remove the gunk, but that gunk is fauna poop and good for plants.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-20-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By Steve001
I see. Kill off the bba.

I see.
Kill off the bba.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-19-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
What's this belief based upon? Here's a fact....

What's this belief based upon? Here's a fact. Even without mechanical filtration one will still have a tank with abundant plant growth. The question remains: Why filter at all when the goal of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-19-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By Steve001
I too am going with the smell being made by the...

I too am going with the smell being made by the bba. Use the antibiotic erythromycin to kill this bba.

What's with the zucchini?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-19-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Steve001
The short answer is, no. Read up on low tech...

The short answer is, no. Read up on low tech tanks. Read this thread's links. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/11-fertilizers-water-parameters/943082-plants-versus-filters.html

You do need a...
Forum: Algae   10-17-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By Steve001
Sorry to hear about the deaths in the family. As...

Sorry to hear about the deaths in the family. As for the algae I recognize it. It grows well in bright light. It only grew at or near the surface on plants exposed to a 175W metal halide light. This...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Steve001
Keyword search the web for Diana Walstad. There's...

Keyword search the web for Diana Walstad. There's a lot you need to know and her expertise will help you a bunch- a big bunch.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-16-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By Steve001
Have you given as much thought about which plants...

Have you given as much thought about which plants you'll put in this tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-16-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
I never said a thing about water movement not...

I never said a thing about water movement not being important, it is important. The point is not what extraneous purposes a filter can be used for, but plants vs. biological filtration. You missed...
Forum: Plants   10-15-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Steve001
The soil could be the root cause. He did not say...

The soil could be the root cause. He did not say what was used.
Forum: Plants   10-15-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Steve001
Assuming this is correct and his plants are doing...

Assuming this is correct and his plants are doing poorly why advise to up the light when co2 levels appear not to be adequate as of now? I don't ever recall a posting where plants did poorly because...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-15-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
Not if you don't overstock with fauna for one...

Not if you don't overstock with fauna for one example. Read page 5 of the first link if you have not.

Bump:

Read page 5 within the article if you have not and tell me if that makes you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
Like I said in my opening post there are times...

Like I said in my opening post there are times when someone would want to use a filter, but with no effort those situations are avoidable. If one has the knowledge then one would know extra...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   10-15-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 947
Posted By Steve001
PLANTS versus FILTERS

Some of you may know from recent postings I tell folks considering filtration, extra filtration isn't absolutely necessary item to have with a planted tank. *Here's why I think that is true. Here's...
Forum: Plants   10-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Steve001
Vids and link to watch and read. ...

Vids and link to watch and read.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXVHoHC6TM&list=PL5A63461AF82A5DDB
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBrP2BvQ_4g...
Forum: Plants   10-14-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Steve001
I agree you need more plants. If not your next...

I agree you need more plants. If not your next problem will likely be algae growth.
Forum: Plants   10-13-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Steve001
Co2. What resources did you read before starting,...

Co2. What resources did you read before starting, because it looks like you skipped the chapter covering the importance of that gas. Your filter is overkill and probably driving out any co2 that...
Forum: Algae   10-12-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Steve001
I didn't pick up on it. A few years ago, this...

I didn't pick up on it. A few years ago, this forum, I slammed someone for their stupidity. They co2 gas their fish to death by covering their tank over with a towel I think it was. Nobody else spoke...
Forum: Algae   10-12-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 573
Posted By Steve001
Keep the co2 consistent. If you need to, i think...

Keep the co2 consistent. If you need to, i think you do, buy a 5lb co2 tank plus a quality regulator to keep consistent co2 levels and your bbs will die completely. Keep co2 consistent. You can also...
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