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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-03-2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By ken6217
Rex, I think you just did. Ken

Rex,

I think you just did.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-23-2004, 02:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By ken6217
The tank set up looks good. Your PH and KH are...

The tank set up looks good. Your PH and KH are fine (even though I would raise it to 4-5dkh). I think your problem is the lack of fertilzing. You should be adding micro nurients such as Seachem...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2004, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By ken6217
I set up a 75g tank 8 months ago. It probably had...

I set up a 75g tank 8 months ago. It probably had 200 plants with pressurized CO2 and controller, 260 watts, heating cables, and flourite substrate. I also had true SAE's and Otto Cats. I had no...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-17-2004, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,136
Posted By ken6217
I use Seachem Flourish and 1 ml per 10 gallons 2x...

I use Seachem Flourish and 1 ml per 10 gallons 2x per week on my 75 gallon tank and my shrimp are fine.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-14-2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By ken6217
Go with the 75 over the 90. The 90 does nothing...

Go with the 75 over the 90. The 90 does nothing for you except more water to change, harder to trim and plant, and require more light. I set up a 75g 8 months ago and I am happy with it.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-07-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 724
Posted By ken6217
Colleen, You should think about mixing RO...

Colleen,

You should think about mixing RO water in about a 50/50 mixture with your tap water to get your KH down. Also as the chart shows, PH, KH, and CO2 are all tied together.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2004, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By ken6217
You need to get more light. You don't even have 1...

You need to get more light. You don't even have 1 watt per gallon. Maybe you can get 2- 15 watt strips. I would also not add Flourish right away. Do not put fertilizer in the water column at the very...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-04-2004, 01:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By ken6217
Thanks for your help. Man, these things grow like...

Thanks for your help. Man, these things grow like crazy.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-03-2004, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By ken6217
You guys (and gals) dissapoint me. I shouls win...

You guys (and gals) dissapoint me. I shouls win an award as asking a question that nobody can answer. Anybody up to the challenge?

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2004, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By ken6217
Is everyone stumped? :roll:

Is everyone stumped? :roll:
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2004, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,726
Posted By ken6217
Add Nitrate straight. KNo3. Potassium Nitrate....

Add Nitrate straight. KNo3. Potassium Nitrate. You can get it as a powder and mix it with water to get a stock solution. You can use Chuck Gladd's Calculator to get the correct mixture. Be sure to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-01-2004, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By ken6217
I have planted some of these in my tank recently...

I have planted some of these in my tank recently and in the past. Of course they grow as fast as weeds but they grow wierd. I find that I get free floating groups of them. It looks like a knot with a...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2004, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By ken6217
You need to get the Lamotte low range. You take...

You need to get the Lamotte low range. You take the reading you get and multiply by 4.4 to get the correct reading ppm.

Ken
Forum: Algae 04-12-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By ken6217
Flourish works great. Like any other fertilizer,...

Flourish works great. Like any other fertilizer, don't overdose. Maybe start with half the dose and see whay happens. Then start adding more.

Ken
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-12-2004, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By ken6217
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In this scenario you assume that the minerals evaporate with the water, which is not the case. Wether the tank level stays topped off or not isn't the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2004, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By ken6217
I understand that pronciple however it is not...

I understand that pronciple however it is not applicable to my tank as I have a float switch replaces the evap water immediately. The level in the tank remains the same.

Ken
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-11-2004, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By ken6217
Is it possible for the GH to raise in my plant...

Is it possible for the GH to raise in my plant tank without me adding water with a higher GH than what is presently in the tank? I noticed my GH has been creeping up to 8 dkh and the water I add is...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-09-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By ken6217
Thanks for the comments. I planted before I saw...

Thanks for the comments. I planted before I saw them. I think I did ok even though I didn't trim the roots.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-08-2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By ken6217
I have a question regarding planting some new...

I have a question regarding planting some new plants I am receiving today as all the plants I have so far are stem plants. I am getting Aponogeton henkelianus and some assorted crypts. Any hints what...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-05-2004, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By ken6217
I find that I see a lot more pearling the day I...

I find that I see a lot more pearling the day I do my 25% water change. I also notive that since I have upped my iron I have seen more pearling.

Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2004, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ken6217
For the tank you describe, I would start with 10...

For the tank you describe, I would start with 10 - 15 mls at water change and the same at mid-week. On all the other days start with 1ml./day and see how the plants respond. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-03-2004, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ken6217
I Haven't been doing that much. I was just...

I Haven't been doing that much. I was just curious if anyone does that much. I have been dosinbg 5 ml Flourish twice per week and about 3 ml iron per day. The only algae I have is some green spot on...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 04-02-2004, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By ken6217
I have a 75 gallon heavily planted tank with 3.6...

I have a 75 gallon heavily planted tank with 3.6 watts per gallon and co2 injection. Does 6 ml iron a day sound like a lot? What do do some of you dose?

Thanks,
Ken
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2004, 11:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By ken6217
Absolutely 1000% you can add a ball valve or gate...

Absolutely 1000% you can add a ball valve or gate valve on the OUTPUT side of the pump with no adverse effects to the pump. You can safely adjust the flow this way. You cannot put one on the suction...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-24-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By ken6217
I have posted this type of problem before too. I...

I have posted this type of problem before too. I think mine is green spot algae. I get it on slower growing plants and older leaves as well as inanimate things in the tank. From all the answers I...
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