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Forum: Plants   09-08-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By OVT
Not to argue with people who are always right,...

Not to argue with people who are always right, but I personally do not see teeth on the leaves. The leaf color and texture also look off for magenta.
If I had to make a bet, I would say Rotalla,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-08-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,348
Posted By OVT
Hoppy: good chart as it visually helps to...

Hoppy: good chart as it visually helps to understand the basic concepts.

The biggest point I got from it is how ROI is scewed: we go to much higher light and co2, at considerable labor and cost,...
Forum: Equipment   09-08-2016, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By OVT
A lot of solenoids run pretty hot, incling highly...

A lot of solenoids run pretty hot, incling highly rated Burkett. I would keep what you have, unless the temperature is way above its specification. Double-check that you are using the right power...
Forum: Plants   09-08-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By OVT
CO2 tanks don't "explode" if filled up to the...

CO2 tanks don't "explode" if filled up to the rated capacity.

You can gas a tank with a 5# as well as with a 50#. If the regulator is designed to handle the tank's internal pressure (~1,500 psi...
Forum: Plants   09-06-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By OVT
Waffle Plant, not aquatic.

Waffle Plant, not aquatic.
Forum: Plants   09-05-2016, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By OVT
Cutting: usually means the plant has no roots....

Cutting: usually means the plant has no roots. Used for stem plants only, otherwise, you can assume that that plant will be dead forever.

Rooted: the plant has roots (doh).
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-04-2016, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By OVT
Then your substrate is anaerobic and the roots...

Then your substrate is anaerobic and the roots are not getting oxygen and are rotting, making it even worse. You really do not want sulfur escaping into your water column either. Use a length of...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-04-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By OVT
I start ferts the day I plant. Here is my...

I start ferts the day I plant.

Here is my rational: my primary goal with a new planted tank is to get the plants going asap. With a given set of plants, light, and substrate I really do not know...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   09-04-2016, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By OVT
I agree with RyRob: black water cuts down the...

I agree with RyRob: black water cuts down the light. Either focus on crypts and other low-light plants or use Purigen to clear up the water.

One of my tanks is black water on purpose and the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   08-28-2016, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By OVT
Add an airstone and figure out the filter in the...

Add an airstone and figure out the filter in the morning?
Forum: Low Tech Forum   08-27-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By OVT
Ambulia, Ludwidgia repens, Italian Vals, dwarf...

Ambulia, Ludwidgia repens, Italian Vals, dwarf sagitaria, red tiger lotus, Bacopa caroliniana, Water Sprite, Hygro kompact, Hygro difformis, banana plant, the list goes on and on ☺
Forum: Fish   08-27-2016, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OVT
pH of 8 out of tap is fine, mine is higher. You...

pH of 8 out of tap is fine, mine is higher. You can have about 5 B. striata or kubotai or like or Weather / Golden loaches. A dozen or so rosy loaches or botia sidthimunki (if you can find / afford...
Forum: Equipment   08-27-2016, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By OVT
There are 2 potential problems: 1. The...

There are 2 potential problems:

1. The intake is sucking in air because the intake joint is above water
Solution: put petroleum jello all around the joint and see if that helps. If it does,...
Forum: Fish   08-26-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By OVT
Walk first, then run. Maybe a bike later. You are...

Walk first, then run. Maybe a bike later. You are still too far from a Ford.
Forum: Equipment   08-26-2016, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By OVT
What is specifically not working? Some pictures...

What is specifically not working? Some pictures would help.
Forum: Fish   08-25-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By OVT
I have the same tank with Amber Tetra's and I...

I have the same tank with Amber Tetra's and I really like them. Harlequins might be a bit too large for that tank, Lambchops would be better. Whiptail cats are cool but they don't move around much.
Forum: Fish   08-25-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By OVT
+1 on loaches as ther are a lot of fun to watch,...

+1 on loaches as ther are a lot of fun to watch, especially at dusk. They come in all sizes. They are social fish (5+) and you will need a fully covered tank with them.
Forum: Equipment   08-24-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By OVT
Any chance you got the refilled tank from AirGas?...

Any chance you got the refilled tank from AirGas? They seem to like to fill 5# to 10#'s weight.

I would take the tank outside, point it away from yourself and into a safe direction and bleed it...
Forum: Fish   08-24-2016, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By OVT
Supply vs demand. $3-10 is about what I see...

Supply vs demand.

$3-10 is about what I see locally. Most of these fish are not that easy to keep alive in Petco's environment. The only thing I see at my local big box stores are goldfish and...
Forum: Lighting   08-24-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By OVT
Light Unit Conversion Table | parsource...

Light Unit Conversion Table | parsource (http://parsource.com/content/light-unit-conversion-table)
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-23-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By OVT
With high light / injected co2 you pretty much...

With high light / injected co2 you pretty much have to dose daily.

With plants, there are 2 driving factors: light and nutrients (macros, micros and co2). Mr Barr contents that driving up light...
Forum: Plants   08-21-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By OVT
The one thing that we know for sure: water hose. ...

The one thing that we know for sure: water hose.
For everything else, you might have to spend another year looking for scientific studies, that might turn out to be debatable.
Check out Water...
Forum: Lighting   08-21-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By OVT
True that, but at different cost per lumen/PAR...

True that, but at different cost per lumen/PAR and at different space requirement.

Eh, I lost my way here. One part of of the OP's question was answered. The other part is an oximoron to me:...
Forum: Fish   08-21-2016, 01:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 770
Posted By OVT
Welcome to TPT! Is there something specific...

Welcome to TPT!

Is there something specific you would like oppinions on? Otherwise, the question is pretty broad.

You are on the right track as all the fish on your list are "nano" fish,...
Forum: Lighting   08-21-2016, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By OVT
In terms of fixture type or light bulb type? ...

In terms of fixture type or light bulb type?

Hard to grow high light plants with low light fixture. High light in LED will cost more then high light in t5. High light in T8 will take more T8...
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