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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-24-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By Akeath
Water containing chloramine as a plant disinfectant?

I'm thinking of keeping my new plants in a quarantine rubbermaid full of undechlorinated tap water for a while to disinfect them, but I'm not sure how effective or safe for the plants that would...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Akeath
Floating Plants that snails won't devour? (Besides Duckweed)

I have a low tech tank with pond snails, and for the most part I'm okay with letting them be. But they keep eating my floating plants up faster than they can grow! I've tried Dwarf Water Lettuce and...
Forum: Plants 09-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Akeath
Will Ludwigia repens work in warm water? How about other roundleaved plants?

I'm trying to find a few different round leaved plants for my 10 gallon, which has warm water at about 80 degrees (27 Celsius). I really like Ludwigia repens, but could that work in high...
Forum: Plants 05-29-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By Akeath
Limnophila aromatica questions

I have some L. aromatica in my 10 gallon that I got fairly recently. It is gradually shedding leaves from the bottom up. Even though it is growing and producing side shoots, and the tallest...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Akeath
I'm concerned that since my lighting is high...

I'm concerned that since my lighting is high enough to get red colors from the plants already in there, it might also be too bright for the Crypt to stay small. What kind of lighting do you have for...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-25-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Akeath
Any foreground plants with a color besides green?

I'm looking for a foreground plant for my 10 gallon that has a color besides green in it - red, bronze, pink, yellow, etc. Could anyone recommend one that would get that coloring with my lighting? ...
Forum: Aquascaping 10-02-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Akeath
Would 20 Corkscrew Vals cover it pretty well?

Would 20 Corkscrew Vals cover it pretty well?
Forum: Aquascaping 09-30-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Akeath
What type of stem plants would work? Would...

What type of stem plants would work? Would Elodea or Water Sprite work?

For the Vals, would something like Jungle Val work? I saw in this site's profile for it a nice wall-ish look. How much...
Forum: Aquascaping 09-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By Akeath
Need plant suggestions: dense one to cover the back wall of my 10 gallon completely?

I'm looking for a dense plant that would grow to hide the glass of the back panel from side to side and top to bottom. I'd prefer if it would grow so that I can put it right against the back panel...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Akeath
Thanks so much. This is really helpful. ...

Thanks so much. This is really helpful. Actually, the tanks I'm putting these plants in also contain RCS, Nerites, and Bettas. :icon_lol: I'm going to go ahead and leave the plants in for 3 days...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Akeath
What was the alum to water ratio of the solution...

What was the alum to water ratio of the solution you soaked in? Also, what kind of invertebrates did you have in your main tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-24-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By Akeath
Is Alum a safe way to disinfect plants meant for an invertebrate tank?

Since I have gotten pest snails and parasites in on plants before, I always want to treat my live plants with a disinfect before adding them to a tank. I was wondering if anyone knew if Alum could...
Forum: Plants 06-14-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By Akeath
Are Fissidens fontanus and Phoenix Moss the same thing, or are they different?

I'm having trouble telling. Some sites list Phoenix Moss as the common name for Fissidens fontanus, but I was checking the swap-n-shop here and some people were selling both Phoenix Moss and...
Forum: Plants 02-04-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Akeath
I have looked into the Cabomba. Its exactly the...

I have looked into the Cabomba. Its exactly the look I want, but I don't want to even keep a plant that is causing that many problems in the local waterways, regardless of how pretty it is. Same...
Forum: Plants 02-04-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Akeath
The tank is 10 gallons Type of light: ...

The tank is 10 gallons
Type of light:
Zoomed Tropic Sun Fluorescent Bulb - 15 watt 5500 Kelvin 18 inch T8

At least 1/2 of the surface is covered by floating plants, up to 3/4 before I take...
Forum: Plants 02-04-2012, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Akeath
How hot is too hot for Anacharis?

I saw some of this at the store today, Egeria densa. I would really like to put it in my low-tech Betta tank, but the temperature in there is 80 degrees (26.6 C.), and as I'm researching about this...
Forum: Plants 10-25-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Akeath
Which floating plant blocks more light: frogbit or water sprite?

I have a Betta that insists on biting his own tail every time he's exposed to bright light, and I'm trying to find a nice floating plant that will dim things down a bit, and that he can also play in...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-04-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,265
Posted By Akeath
Wow...beautiful

Wow...beautiful
Forum: Plants 08-30-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 709
Posted By Akeath
Mini Pellia questions

I'm thinking of growing mini pellia on the surface of a cave that my Betta really likes, and I have lots of questions.

Will mini pellia attach itself to resin/polyresin ornaments, or does it need...
Forum: Plants 06-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By Akeath
Is it possible to grow Pellia or Mini Pellia as a carpet?

Just curious if this could work, and how you could do it. Would it stay low to the substrate naturally? Could you train it to stay low? Could you just leave it on the substrate, or could you tie...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-22-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By Akeath
There's an article that describes someone's...

There's an article that describes someone's experience with shrimp and different fertilizers here: http://www.planetinverts.com/Dosing%20Fertilizers%20with%20Shrimp.html
Forum: Plants 06-19-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Akeath
What's the difference between cutting and...

What's the difference between cutting and trimming? :icon_redf
Forum: Plants 06-19-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By Akeath
Moss and driftwood?

I have a few questions about moss on driftwood.
Is fishing line or cotton thread better for the attaching?
Where on the driftwood should I tie the first bit of moss so it grows on the rest? I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,653
Posted By Akeath
I've been looking into the copper-invertebrate...

I've been looking into the copper-invertebrate thing to try and find when the concentrations are good or bad and the difference between copper compounds like copper sulfate and elemental copper, and...
Forum: DIY 04-19-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By Akeath
diy CO2: questions about overdosing, aeration, pH, & hardness

I'm thinking about making some diy co2 and connecting it to a Hagen ladder for my 10 gallon future Cherry Shrimp tank.
One of the main reasons I'm considering this is for the pH changes, my water...
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