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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-15-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By micheljq
Hi, this means plants take out nitrates as soon...

Hi, this means plants take out nitrates as soon as they are created, unless test is faulty, which can be ruled out by testing with another test, if one fellow aquario near you can loan it.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 01-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By micheljq
Let the emersed part there, the plant now has...

Let the emersed part there, the plant now has access to CO2 from air, big advantage for the plant.

Michel.
Forum: Substrate 01-14-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By micheljq
CaribSea Sunset Gold. Michel.

CaribSea Sunset Gold.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-14-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By micheljq
Hello, I would not worry about gas pockets...

Hello,

I would not worry about gas pockets unless you have a deep layer of garden soil underneath for example.

There are some snails that live in the substrate. I do not know their name in...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By micheljq
It was just the relief valve not enough loose,...

It was just the relief valve not enough loose, please forgive my newbieness and thank you for your help.

Anyway I see that when approaching 10PSI (which is the max reading), some CO2 will exit...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By micheljq
Help - MA957 CO2 regulator issue

Hello, when I open the valve on my CO2 cylinder, I have a large leak coming out from the pressure relief valve on the left.

Now, I have read it may be normal with a new filled cylinder or do I...
Forum: Plants 01-09-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By micheljq
Rhizome is not buried right? Michel.

Rhizome is not buried right?

Michel.
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By micheljq
Hello, by using 2 - 23W daylight CFLs and CO2...

Hello, by using 2 - 23W daylight CFLs and CO2 over a 20G tank I had something approching dutch style.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By micheljq
Hello, egeria densa and limnophila sessiflora do...

Hello, egeria densa and limnophila sessiflora do not require a lot of ligthing.

Michel.
Forum: Substrate 01-07-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By micheljq
I do none, my tank is now 7 months old. Some...

I do none, my tank is now 7 months old. Some debris and algae in the front right side on the substrate.

Eventually could do some on that spot.

Corydoras, loaches, or other bottom dwellers may...
Forum: Lighting 01-05-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By micheljq
I did look at this light myself. I find it hard...

I did look at this light myself. I find it hard to believe it puts 9650-10700 lumens. The fact that they can customize it is really great.

I will definitely look at any feedbacks from users.
...
Forum: Lighting 12-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By micheljq
3 unique settings, one for freshwater fish and...

3 unique settings, one for freshwater fish and plants, the price is reasonable. More information and specs from the company would be quite useful.

Oh wait there are some specs :

\n- Dimmer One...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By micheljq
I tried without success, low/med light, no CO2. ...

I tried without success, low/med light, no CO2.

One did survive, because it was longer, hence closer to light, getting more intense light. It did grow up and emerged from water. All emerged...
Forum: Plants 12-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 430
Posted By micheljq
Any anubia would do. Michel.

Any anubia would do.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-16-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By micheljq
Trimming, playing in the substrate, may have the...

Trimming, playing in the substrate, may have the effect of leaching ammonia in water, which finally turns into nitrates. Stems are cut, leaching in water, if substrate is stirred, same overall...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-15-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By micheljq
Substrate will replenish with fish waste. You do...

Substrate will replenish with fish waste. You do not want fish food in the substrate it will quickly rot and release ammonia in water, it is poisonous and trigger algae blooms.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-12-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,232
Posted By micheljq
Agreed +1

Agreed +1
Forum: Substrate 12-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By micheljq
I use red Flourite since 2011, cannot complain. ...

I use red Flourite since 2011, cannot complain. I do fertilize in the water column.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By micheljq
Ok this is what I did fear, thanks to all of you...

Ok this is what I did fear, thanks to all of you for the answers.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 12-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By micheljq
Hi I think the first one is Bacopa Monnieri. ...

Hi I think the first one is Bacopa Monnieri.

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 12-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By micheljq
Natural wood charcoal

Hello,

If we incorporate natural wood charcoal bits into the substrate. Do you think it would act as a carbon source for plants? for their root system?

I do not speak about activated carbon...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 11-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By micheljq
Hello, if the tank is planted you should not...

Hello, if the tank is planted you should not remove the phosphates from the water, unless the PO4 level if really really high. It is one of the macronutrients plants need, quite important for...
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By micheljq
My Alternanthera Reineckii did grow out of the...

My Alternanthera Reineckii did grow out of the tank quite rapidly, trying to stick itself on my light.. It's now 6" out of the water.

Michel.
Forum: Plants 11-21-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By micheljq
Plants need N-P-K-Ca-Mg, micros. so phosphorous...

Plants need N-P-K-Ca-Mg, micros. so phosphorous should be dosed too.

Michel.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-20-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,937
Posted By micheljq
If we put charcoal directly in a fully submerged...

If we put charcoal directly in a fully submerged tank, would it be a carbon source for submerged plants, will it break down and create CO2 in the tank by aerobic decomposition?

Michel.
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