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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By Kathyy
Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They...

Look up Hildenbrandia, couple species there. They aren't supposed to be coralline though. Possibly hard to scrape anyway? A video.http://youtu.be/yLKCevEl0Hc

BBA is a red algae as is staghorn....
Forum: Aquascaping Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Kathyy
I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel...

I used up a couple of tubes of $ store gel superglue the other day. Works great. My wood has tiny Bolbitis and Java ferns glued all over it now.
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Kathyy
How about pennywort or its smaller cousin,...

How about pennywort or its smaller cousin, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides? The small one makes mats and is actually a garden weed some places.

I haven't had H. sibthorpioides grow out of water but...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 04:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,139
Posted By Kathyy
Thank you for the kind offer. I am going to...

Thank you for the kind offer. I am going to experiment using just the gayi for now.

Well the tank looks like a planted tank again! No photos as the camera batteries are doubtless dead and it is...
Forum: Algae 11-20-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 409
Posted By Kathyy
Where is that nitrate coming from? If it is...

Where is that nitrate coming from? If it is present because it has built up in the tank from fish waste then nitrate is an indicator of not perfectly clean water, it is likely other organic compounds...
Forum: Plants 11-20-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Kathyy
Yes, get some root tabs and push part of one near...

Yes, get some root tabs and push part of one near each rooted plant. Do this every couple months.

If the plants aren't growing because they need fertilizer then they should start growing. One...
Forum: Algae 11-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 409
Posted By Kathyy
What green stuff is in the tank? Unless there is...

What green stuff is in the tank? Unless there is some sort of plant/green algae growth I don't think it would be possible to get rid of CB unless you use the antibiotic. I did get rid of it using...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Kathyy
Corydoras love hairgrass! My first journal has a...

Corydoras love hairgrass! My first journal has a photo of them getting frisky in the stuff then the females would deposit the eggs in the thicket. Corydoras don't need sand, I have never had sand in...
Forum: Fish 11-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Kathyy
Yup, tetra [congo] and rainbow. What sort of...

Yup, tetra [congo] and rainbow. What sort of rainbow I don't know for sure. There are a lot of crossbreeds out there and a lot of species and a lot of variety of those species!

Good sized tank I...
Forum: Plants 11-19-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Kathyy
Perhaps the soil has run out of phosphorus and...

Perhaps the soil has run out of phosphorus and nitrogen and you need to add those nutrients as well.

Perhaps the snails were a good thing, polishing the leaf surfaces and now there aren't enough...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By Kathyy
Have you seen the AGA contest tanks?...

Have you seen the AGA contest tanks? http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org/
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-16-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By Kathyy
A little dry fertz would last you a long time. I...

A little dry fertz would last you a long time. I gave my betta's 10 gallon tank a pinch of P and micros and two pinches of N once a week after water changes. Flourish is nearly all just micros.
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Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Co2
Views: 373
Posted By Kathyy
I hope that is BP*M*! I use 10-15BPS on a 180...

I hope that is BP*M*! I use 10-15BPS on a 180 gallon tank. Maybe, kind of hard to count that fast.

If you can get enough CO2 into the water then your reactor is fine. Are you controlling CO2 with...
Forum: Plants 11-16-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Kathyy
First plant is hairgrass. I see plantlets growing...

First plant is hairgrass. I see plantlets growing from the top of several leaves so this is Eleocharis vivipara. I got it once by accident and didn't know how to handle it and it was a big tangled...
Forum: Algae 11-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By Kathyy
A piece of plastic like an old credit card works...

A piece of plastic like an old credit card works too.

I use the Mr. Clean sponge when needed though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-15-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 436
Posted By Kathyy
I'd try one powerhead at right on the back of the...

I'd try one powerhead at right on the back of the tank near the top and move the canister outflow as high as you can to try to get a circular flow through the tank. Water moves fast at the surface,...
Forum: Algae 11-15-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Kathyy
Amano shrimp are great at eating strands of algae...

Amano shrimp are great at eating strands of algae but aren't adapted to scrape algae, that is what snails are adapted to do. GSA is hard for snails to eat [you already know how tough it is to scrape]...
Forum: Plants 11-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By Kathyy
Tie/glue small types of Anubias to a long bit of...

Tie/glue small types of Anubias to a long bit of wood or even good sized pebbles and lay in front of your stems. You can just plant Anubias if you only bury the roots but they just look so good on...
Forum: Algae 11-15-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Kathyy
You could try increasing phosphate and introduce...

You could try increasing phosphate and introduce small ramshorn snails to see if they could polish off the now sickly GSA but otherwise you are likely stuck with the extra dark green leaves.
Forum: Fish 11-14-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Kathyy
I had my fish outside in a tub that holds maybe...

I had my fish outside in a tub that holds maybe 30 gallons in October for a week while switching tanks. They had a filter and 200 watt heater and were just fine. Looking at my local weather...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 11-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,457
Posted By Kathyy
There are off the shelf power strips that can...

There are off the shelf power strips that can handle this. I have this one. I have my CO2 solenoid, 2 MH lights and fan to cool the MH ballasts plugged into it and all come on at slightly different...
Forum: Aquascaping 11-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By Kathyy
I'd go for a peninsula style with wood/rock and...

I'd go for a peninsula style with wood/rock and taller plants at one end of the tank. That way you can hide all the equipment and the fish do have open space to swim in plus lots of hide-holes for...
Forum: Lighting 11-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Kathyy
A least a couple of the Chinese LED companies...

A least a couple of the Chinese LED companies will modify reef lights for you. Reef Breeders and DsunY will. Both offer manual dimmable, dimmable 2 channels and DsunY offers dimmable 4 channels as...
Forum: Algae 11-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By Kathyy
Flourish Comprehensive has some nitrate but not...

Flourish Comprehensive has some nitrate but not enough for a bright CO2 enriched tank. You have a high tech tank!

The dosing on the bottles from Seachem are probably better for a low tech tank...
Forum: Plants 11-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Kathyy
I see plenty of new growth! Look at the tips and...

I see plenty of new growth! Look at the tips and centers of your plants. There is a runner coming from that val even.

In any new set up unless you have experience, luck and/or a high tech set up...
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