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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-26-2017, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Axelrodi202
Unless you live in an area with naturally soft...

Unless you live in an area with naturally soft water most bee shrimp at stores are already on their way out.
Forum: Fish   01-24-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Axelrodi202
Blood parrots and plants are generally a bad...

Blood parrots and plants are generally a bad combination.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-24-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,596
Posted By Axelrodi202
At first I thought, "That kid looks pretty young,...

At first I thought, "That kid looks pretty young, the tank can't be that big". Then I read that he's 6'2"...
Forum: Lighting   01-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By Axelrodi202
If I didn't already have my own I'd be down. An...

If I didn't already have my own I'd be down. An actual meter really takes the guesswork out of things.
Forum: Plants   01-22-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Axelrodi202
Seeing this thread inspires me to give this plant...

Seeing this thread inspires me to give this plant a shot at some point. It would be an awesome background plant for a tank with African fish.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-20-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Axelrodi202
Wow, thanks for sharing that fascinating data! I...

Wow, thanks for sharing that fascinating data! I was actually wondering where the hardness would equilibrate with Seiryu, since the guys at ADG never let it get above 8 degrees or so before changing...
Forum: Substrate   01-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Axelrodi202
If there's no one local to you there are dealers...

If there's no one local to you there are dealers like AFA, Aquatic Garden, and Monster Aquarium that should be able to ship. I believe ADA has a distributor locator on their English website.
Forum: Substrate   01-19-2017, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 170
Posted By Axelrodi202
Yes, mainly potassium and traces for the first...

Yes, mainly potassium and traces for the first year. Maybe nitrogen and phosphorous if you don't any/many fish.
Forum: Fish   01-18-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Axelrodi202
Like any industry there are those with unsavory...

Like any industry there are those with unsavory practices and others with more commendable methods. It's not all bad. See Project Piaba for example (or MACNA certification for the saltwater folks)....
Forum: Fish   01-18-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Axelrodi202
The 'Japanese style' you have in mind isn't...

The 'Japanese style' you have in mind isn't representative of all nature aquarium or Japanese aquascapes but rather just the iwagumi style. There are certainly nature aquarium aquascape like you are...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-18-2017, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Axelrodi202
Very salient thread. It's important to remember...

Very salient thread. It's important to remember that everyone struggles. Amano had many failures along with his successes. I was at ADG yesterday, and even they had a tank with BGA and hair algae...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-18-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By Axelrodi202
All those plants would be good. Cabomba can be...

All those plants would be good. Cabomba can be great shelter if planted densely enough. My shrimp also love Belem hairgrass in particular with its downward curving leaves.
Forum: Lighting   01-18-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Axelrodi202
What is the tank length?

What is the tank length?
Forum: Plants   01-18-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Axelrodi202
davrx thanks for the information. What...

davrx thanks for the information. What temperature is the tank? How do you address the dormancy period?

Very neat to see that the seeds actually germinated! I guess it self-pollinated?
Forum: Substrate   01-18-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Axelrodi202
Sorry, I made an error in the original post with...

Sorry, I made an error in the original post with my link. I fixed it. Here it is:

http://plantednanotanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Plantednanotanks.com-eBook-1.pdf

And yes, the proper...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By Axelrodi202
Totally missed the bag question. I used 5 x 9L...

Totally missed the bag question. I used 5 x 9L bags on my 120 (4' x 2' footprint) and have maintained a pretty decent slope.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-17-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By Axelrodi202
If you can see more than ~10% of the substrate...

If you can see more than ~10% of the substrate it's not dense enough.
Forum: Algae   01-17-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,274
Posted By Axelrodi202
klibs has posted some great suggestions and...

klibs has posted some great suggestions and information, though I do disagree with him slightly on algae balancing itself out. Yes, 90% of algae (including the much-dreaded BGA and BBA) will balance...
Forum: Inkbird Technology   01-17-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 807
Posted By Axelrodi202
Pm sent!

Pm sent!
Forum: Fish   01-17-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By Axelrodi202
Others will disagree with me but I find EI and...

Others will disagree with me but I find EI and the associated methods (blast CO2 until the fish are on the verge of suffocation, maintain super high nutrient and metal levels) are not good for...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-17-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Axelrodi202
From what I hear pumice is supposed to be inert...

From what I hear pumice is supposed to be inert though it may depend on the source. You can do a little experiment. Set out three samples of tap water: one with just water, one with the shale, and...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   01-16-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By Axelrodi202
Do you have any rocks or decorations raising the...

Do you have any rocks or decorations raising the hardness?
Forum: Tank Journals   01-16-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,976
Posted By Axelrodi202
Oh wow, that will be a tall tank! I never...

Oh wow, that will be a tall tank! I never realized the extra height would help so much. One usually sees altums shoehorned into a standard 90 or 125.
Forum: Fish   01-16-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
Posted By Axelrodi202
@nherman200 don't feel insulted by the others...

@nherman200 don't feel insulted by the others offering advice. I've been in your position and it's tough. I've been keeping planted tanks and participating on this forum since I was 11 and wanted to...
Forum: Substrate   01-16-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Axelrodi202
You're welcome. This link...

You're welcome. This link (plantednanotanks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Plantednanotanks.com-eBook-1.pdf) discusses the ADA substrate system in detail.
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