The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.09 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Smeagol
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Smeagol
Yep. It's not a calibration issue, it's the...

Yep. It's not a calibration issue, it's the colors on the test card, as I ranted about long ago in this post: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=299586&highlight=

For nitrates,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Smeagol
I agree that testing is a better idea. But all I...

I agree that testing is a better idea. But all I have is the API Master Test Kit, which is utterly useless when it comes to making fine distinctions. As best I could tell using the lousy API color...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 04-07-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Smeagol
EI dosing / Fish behavior question

I have a standard 55g, pretty heavily planted (see my sig for details). For about a year I've been following the dosing schedule outlined below. My plants grow like mad and my fish seem healthy. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Smeagol
Well, I took everything apart and put it all back...

Well, I took everything apart and put it all back together again from scratch, just as if I was setting it up for the first time out of the box. Completely re-did every connection. And voilą! It's...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Smeagol
I tried shaking the canister many times over the...

I tried shaking the canister many times over the past 2 weeks. All joints are secure. All tubing is clear/unblocked. No loops or dips. It's been fine for a whole year, then as soon as I took it...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By Smeagol
Eheim 2217 problem

My Ehiem 2217 is 1 year old. About 2 weeks ago I took took it apart and rinsed the media in used tank water, then put it back together. Ever since then, I've had a slight gurgling sound and very...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-04-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By Smeagol
Did Seachem change Flourish Comprehensive?

What color is Flourish Comprehensive supposed to be? The first bottle that I bought, the liquid was very dark brown, almost black. I just opened a new bottle and it's a light amber color, similar...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Smeagol
It takes a few weeks for them to arrive; but they...

It takes a few weeks for them to arrive; but they are super cheap so order two. That way if you break one, you won't have to wait a month for a replacement.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Smeagol
Yep, water evaporates quickly. I have to refill...

Yep, water evaporates quickly. I have to refill my bubble counter every 3-4 weeks. Still, I'm sticking with water. Paid too much for my regulator and inline diffusor to risk getting oil in either...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,444
Posted By Smeagol
I got my 55g at the Petco $1/gallon sale. So far...

I got my 55g at the Petco $1/gallon sale. So far no problems, no complaints. I hardly notice the tank. I notice what's inside the tank.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Smeagol
What is CSM+B

I recently switched from Flourish Comprehensive to Plantex CSM+B for my micros. What exactly is CSM+B? Does it have substantial iron content or should I dose an iron supplement as well?
Forum: Lighting 05-15-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Smeagol
Ray, where did you hear that the Planted+ has the...

Ray, where did you hear that the Planted+ has the same PAR as the FugeRay?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Smeagol
What's the difference between diatoms and brown...

What's the difference between diatoms and brown algae?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Smeagol
So should I not even bother any more with charts...

So should I not even bother any more with charts and tests and drop checkers, etc., and just let the fish be the judge?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 05-12-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Smeagol
CO2 chart vs. Fish

My pH is 6.5 and my KH is 4 deg. This puts my CO2 at 37.9 ppm, according to the chart. Why aren't my fish gasping for air?
Forum: Plants 05-11-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,384
Posted By Smeagol
A few more questions.... 1) What's the best...

A few more questions....

1) What's the best way to rinse off the gel that the PetSmart plants are rooted in?

2) How far apart should I plant Staurogyne repense stems?

3) What happened to...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Smeagol
The fine Pinsettes from GLA. They are pricey,...

The fine Pinsettes from GLA. They are pricey, but worth every penny.
Forum: Plants 05-11-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,384
Posted By Smeagol
I'm thinking about trying the S. repens. Can you...

I'm thinking about trying the S. repens. Can you be more specific about your lighting? What are you considering to be "high light"?
Forum: Plants 05-10-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,384
Posted By Smeagol
I'm batting .500 with the PetSmart plants. I had...

I'm batting .500 with the PetSmart plants. I had Java Ferns that did extremely well. And I had an Amazon Sword that did not do well. I'm considering trying the S. repens or the dhc at some point...
Forum: Plants 05-10-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Smeagol
What exactly do you mean by "shock it"? I've been...

What exactly do you mean by "shock it"? I've been trimming my glosso about every other week, trying to get it to carpet. After each trimming it would grow back pretty fast, but after the most recent...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By Smeagol
I've always thought that "bubble counters" are...

I've always thought that "bubble counters" are mis-named. I mean, they don't actually count the bubbles. They just let you see the bubbles. You have to count them yourself. They should be called...
Forum: Fish 05-10-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Smeagol
I don't have a lid. I used to have floating water...

I don't have a lid. I used to have floating water sprite, but I got rid of it a couple months ago. I've had the 6 Harlequins in my tank for a bout a year and a half. They are very active, but they...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By Smeagol
Yes, exactly. And good quality ones.

Yes, exactly. And good quality ones.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By Smeagol
Yes, I get bubbles of various sizes coming out of...

Yes, I get bubbles of various sizes coming out of the spraybar. Even the biggest ones are pretty small. And the smallest ones are so small that you have to look really hard just to be able to see...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-09-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Smeagol
Maybe if you explain a little more what you have...

Maybe if you explain a little more what you have in mind it would help others to know what kind of advice to give..... For example, what kind of tank do you have in mind? Iwagumi style, or Dutch...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012