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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By BruceF
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Forum: Algae 08-25-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By BruceF
Fwiw. I mix teaspoon measures of NPK in a jar...

Fwiw.
I mix teaspoon measures of NPK in a jar and use a smaller jar to measure the doses. (The standard ei stuff) Usually I will simply measure 1 tspn of N to 1 tspn of P and 1/2 tspn k. I use 32...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By BruceF
I grow HC in containers like this ...

I grow HC in containers like this http://www.cometsupply.com/mp/WNA/pm/WNAAPCTR08/r/ga/ that I get at the olive bar in the grocery store. I use a mix of potting soil topped with play sand and I...
Forum: Plants 08-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By BruceF
Looks like it might be Isolepsis but I don't...

Looks like it might be Isolepsis but I don't think that will grow under water.
Forum: Algae 08-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By BruceF
Make sure the rhizome itself is not buried or it...

Make sure the rhizome itself is not buried or it will rot. It is okay to have the roots in the substrate but nor the rhizome. I am feeding all my tanks with NPK. Most of them have no co2. What I...
Forum: DIY 08-25-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By BruceF
I think you need more air. I just use an open 5...

I think you need more air. I just use an open 5 gal bucket. I get all my daphnia cultures from members of my local club. See if you can find a local club.
Forum: Algae 08-24-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By BruceF
I find when my anubius looks like that it needs...

I find when my anubius looks like that it needs more phosphate. You can take it out of the tank and wash it. I use a soft tooth brush at times.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-24-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By BruceF
Is that first picture what you are calling sand? ...

Is that first picture what you are calling sand? I find sand and gravel together doesn't work very well in the long term because the substrate just becomes too compacted and it is very difficult to...
Forum: Plants 08-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By BruceF
I find the best floating plants are simply stem...

I find the best floating plants are simply stem plants that are left to float. They don't have all the control problems of most floating plants. Rotala, hygrophilas and ludwigas work well.
Forum: Plants 08-23-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By BruceF
I grow lysimachia nummularia aurea in my 2.5 tank...

I grow lysimachia nummularia aurea in my 2.5 tank and almost never do anything to it. The light is pretty strong and seems to keep it very compact.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-22-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By BruceF
If the plants have algae growing on them then...

If the plants have algae growing on them then they are not healthy, that is one way to tell. The first thing you need to do is clean the tank and do a large water change. Vacuum up all the debris,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By BruceF
In that case I would suggest you try blasting the...

In that case I would suggest you try blasting the tank with o2. If you have an air pump use it. If not try using one of the power heads to agitate the surface. Removing as much as possible will...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By BruceF
Seems to me the last time I planted some parva I...

Seems to me the last time I planted some parva I had to cut the rhizome apart with a pair of scissors. The plantlets didn't seem to mind.
Forum: DIY 08-21-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 225
Posted By BruceF
I know people who do this. They use a pvc...

I know people who do this. They use a pvc overflow and a sprinkler drip system. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By BruceF
Are you adding ferts? Co2?

Are you adding ferts? Co2?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 368
Posted By BruceF
Bleach dip would help. I recently cut all the...

Bleach dip would help. I recently cut all the leaves off a java fern rhizome and am re-growing it . Seems to be recovering slowly.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By BruceF
Tell us about your tank. Does it have a filter?...

Tell us about your tank. Does it have a filter? A Light? what is in it etc.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-21-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By BruceF
Do you think it might be cyanobacteria?

Do you think it might be cyanobacteria?
Forum: Algae 08-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By BruceF
Yes. You don't replace filter pads you rinse...

Yes. You don't replace filter pads you rinse them in tank water and put them back in the filter. Do it every couple weeks or so until the tank problems go away. I generally agree with the more...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By BruceF
Hygrophila corymbosa "kompakt"

Hygrophila corymbosa "kompakt"
Forum: Algae 08-19-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By BruceF
When you say you haven't changed the charcoal...

When you say you haven't changed the charcoal does that mean you haven't cleaned the filter? You don't need the charcoal in the first place but you do need to clean the filter especially early in...
Forum: Lighting 08-19-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By BruceF
Isn't the flora bulb pink?

Isn't the flora bulb pink?
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By BruceF
I bought 10g a Pemco with a Metaframe light for...

I bought 10g a Pemco with a Metaframe light for 35 a few years ago. It was in near perfect shape. So the condition matters and weather or not it is a slate bottom and such. I would think you could...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By BruceF
I love those vivariums. The problem I have is...

I love those vivariums. The problem I have is that the water leaves too many white trails. The water line needs almost daily cleaning. So filling the tank just becomes easier. I have a 60g tank that...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 08-18-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By BruceF
Yeah I know that Findley tank it is great isn't...

Yeah I know that Findley tank it is great isn't it. I wouldn't worry about the bracing at all. Actually I find the glare from the lights bothers my eyes so I prefer to have the tops of my own...
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