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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 02:52 AM
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t...

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=731794

This journal has been one of the most educational and inspirational threads for me in this hobby. This thread along with some of tom Barrs...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
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Honestly. Copy and paste those species in Google...

Honestly. Copy and paste those species in Google and you'll get good representative pics. I hate to pull the google it card because it's annoying when people do that but I'm on my phone and don't...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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Staurogyne repens is a very forgiving and...

Staurogyne repens is a very forgiving and excellent looking beginner carpeting plant. I would definitely start there
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As...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,680
Posted By bpb
It should. Mine melted entirely to bare stems...

It should. Mine melted entirely to bare stems and now is super thick a couple months later. This is super common with s repens.


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By bpb
Nowhere have I seen the mention of pressurized...

Nowhere have I seen the mention of pressurized co2? Have all of your attempts been low tech?


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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 03:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By bpb
If it's working it's working. Results speak...

If it's working it's working. Results speak louder than theory. But...theory basically says that you can have all the co2 in the world as long as your O2 is balanced accordingly. As in if you run...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Yesterday, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By bpb
Which plants depends heavily on what style of...

Which plants depends heavily on what style of tank you want to run. Are you wanting to run a simple zen style iwagumi tank? A nature style tank with mountain scapes, faux trees, or an island type...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 12:16 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,510
Posted By bpb
+1. These tanks have been some of the biggest...

+1. These tanks have been some of the biggest inspiration I've had in the hobby. I really feel like the execution in this thread is on par or better than the best tanks our hobby has seen. Plus...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-03-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,058
Posted By bpb
Simply lowering my light levels has done wonders...

Simply lowering my light levels has done wonders for tank health. The Nesaea golden is coming around and the crowns on the lower portions look terrific. Bba and gsa are all 99.9% gone. I don't see...
Forum: Plants 09-03-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
Simply lowering my light levels via shorter...

Simply lowering my light levels via shorter photoperiods have actually done wonders for the tank to be honest. I opened the needle valve on my regulator just a hair but otherwise didn't change...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By bpb
Oh yeah I think that would be fine. Sent...

Oh yeah I think that would be fine.


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Forum: Equipment 08-31-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By bpb
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/31/8d45842c61...

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Pic taken down the end. You can see it really only provides about 10" of useable light at the substrate level. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By bpb
I actually use that second one on my 75 gallon. ...

I actually use that second one on my 75 gallon. It will give you enough light to grow anything...but the coverage isn't very good as the bulbs are real close together. Here's a side view of my 75...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By bpb
There's been debate whether these are true dual...

There's been debate whether these are true dual stage regs, as in two diaphragms. Anyone have more info on that? A lot of folks are saying these are just single stage regs that are falsely...
Forum: Plants 08-29-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
It sounds like iron and potassium tests would be...

It sounds like iron and potassium tests would be very helpful to obtain


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Forum: Plants 08-28-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
Perhaps they may be related regarding the...

Perhaps they may be related regarding the additional light. I'll be down to 2 bulbs running at a time, I just have such poor coverage from a single fixture I'll be running one for 4 hours front,...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
Thank you for taking the time for a detailed...

Thank you for taking the time for a detailed reply. I have no problem reducing my photoperiod. I am at 9 hours currently. Since I'm using two fixtures, I have the photoperiod set to where they only...
Forum: Plants 08-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
Also...I do have osmocote tabs under both the...

Also...I do have osmocote tabs under both the Nesaea golden and AR, as well as pressurized co2 and EI dosing


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Forum: Plants 08-28-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By bpb
Deficiencies?

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Forum: Equipment 08-27-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 816
Posted By bpb
75 gallon tank Home made stand Coralife 2x54...

75 gallon tank
Home made stand
Coralife 2x54 watt t5ho light fixture
Zoomed 2x54 watt t5ho light fixture
Koralia 750 powerhead
GLA drop checker
Spectra pure rodi filter
7 bags of floramax...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By bpb
I think your idea is fine and it's been done...

I think your idea is fine and it's been done plenty. It actually sounds ALOT like the original mineralized topsoil thread makers tank on the other forum. Nutrient rich dirt substrate, with co2 and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By bpb
Yes as mentioned, Walstad is the opposite of high...

Yes as mentioned, Walstad is the opposite of high tech. The whole point of a Walstad tank is slow controlled growth under low light, with little intervention outside of fish food. Specifically NOT...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 631
Posted By bpb
75 gallon. $100 a year in bulb replacements, $20...

75 gallon. $100 a year in bulb replacements, $20 every 6 months or so for co2. $50 or less annually for ferts. Fish food when needed. That's about it.


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Forum: Tank Journals 08-26-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,933
Posted By bpb
Love air plants. What kind of lighting demands do...

Love air plants. What kind of lighting demands do they have?


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Forum: Tank Journals 08-22-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,936
Posted By bpb
I can't get my AR to look like that for the life...

I can't get my AR to look like that for the life of me


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