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Forum: Plants   Today, 05:43 PM
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Posted By micheljq
Bacopa caroliniana will grow fine, if it has the...

Bacopa caroliniana will grow fine, if it has the lighting it needs (and nutrients), same for bacopa monnieri i believe.

I had amazing growth under high light, ferts, no injected co2, no liquid...
Forum: Lighting   02-09-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 652
Posted By micheljq
Hi, the Fluval 2.0 has 3 years warranty. If you...

Hi, the Fluval 2.0 has 3 years warranty. If you look for something that should last long : TMC Aquaray Grobeams have 5 years warranty, but may cost higher than 200$ for your tank.

Most led...
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By micheljq
They speak of Zetlight in this article : ...

They speak of Zetlight in this article :

https://aquarium-digest.com/2010/06/30/led-light-review-tmc-xg-1500-maxspect-more/#maxspect

Michel.
Forum: Tank Journals   02-06-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By micheljq
Blood[censored]vomits![censored] now that's a...

Blood[censored]vomits![censored] now that's a name.. keep the wonderful pics coming :-)
Forum: Lighting   02-01-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By micheljq
You might want to look at the Orphek leds. ...

You might want to look at the Orphek leds.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   01-31-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,799
Posted By micheljq
I did so much bad things, especially when i was...

I did so much bad things, especially when i was young in the seventies and that i did not have access to much information. What the vendor in the pet shop knew (not much), some books fortunately, no...
Forum: Substrate   01-17-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By micheljq
There is a calculator here, if i may post this...

There is a calculator here, if i may post this link.

Aqua Soil (http://angelfins.ca/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26_27)

Michel.
Forum: Low Tech Forum   01-17-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By micheljq
I managed to get algae free tanks with 2...

I managed to get algae free tanks with 2 different low light setups, although they were no Walstad's.

At one point the tanks were so clean, especially a shrimp tank i had. I did not have to...
Forum: Lighting   01-10-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By micheljq
Hello, check on their web site : Downloads -...

Hello, check on their web site :
Downloads - Aquaray Aquarium Lighting (http://aquaraylighting.co.uk/downloads/)

Download the Aquaray user guide. It gives example setups depending on the length...
Forum: Lighting   01-09-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,814
Posted By micheljq
error, plz delete

error, plz delete
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-21-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By micheljq
A GH of at least 10 should be better for platys,...

A GH of at least 10 should be better for platys, even higher for mollys.

A KH of at least 3, but i suppose it could be of 5, even a little more for those fishes.

Sodium bicarbonate will add...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   12-20-2016, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By micheljq
Excel does not melt vals in every cases. I do...

Excel does not melt vals in every cases. I do use Excel and my vals are going well.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   12-19-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,788
Posted By micheljq
No, no controllers. I use it along with 2...

No, no controllers.

I use it along with 2 Grobeam 600 right now.

Michel.
Forum: Substrate   12-19-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By micheljq
It is a little like the ADA soil if i understand...

It is a little like the ADA soil if i understand correctly.

Gnick, have you measured the pH and KH? Do you know by how much the Tropica Aquasoil did lower the pH and KH? It is supposed to do...
Forum: Lighting   12-19-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,788
Posted By micheljq
It's 36" X 18" X 24" high. ...

It's 36" X 18" X 24" high.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   12-16-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,788
Posted By micheljq
I have one Zetlight Lancia ZP4000 plant since...

I have one Zetlight Lancia ZP4000 plant since this summer. I do not find it especially hot, it compares to the Finnex or the Grobeams in terms of heat, hot but not of a concern to me.

I just want...
Forum: Lighting   12-13-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 26,567
Posted By micheljq
As far as i know Fluval do not use PWM technology...

As far as i know Fluval do not use PWM technology on their led fixtures. The companies who does are rare, and the price of the fixture would be probably more expensive. I do not see how Fluval...
Forum: Plants   12-12-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By micheljq
You could try Limnophila sessiflora which looks...

You could try Limnophila sessiflora which looks quite similar but is less demanding, and grows like crazy. It will be bushy under high light.

Michel.
Forum: Substrate   12-06-2016, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By micheljq
Hello, a lot of fishes will like a pH around 6,...

Hello, a lot of fishes will like a pH around 6, Amazon river tetras for example. I would like to have that kind of pH in my tank. I struggle to keep it lower than 7. My tap is pH 7,6 and KH 2.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-29-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,535
Posted By micheljq
I have a 24" high tank (65g high). I had a 2nd...

I have a 24" high tank (65g high). I had a 2nd Beamswork fixture, than a Finnex Ray 2 DS (a disappointment for me). Could not even grow vallisneria with both the Beamswork and Finnex, could not...
Forum: Lighting   11-29-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 896
Posted By micheljq
Hello, i did use the one from Whitegoods this...

Hello, i did use the one from Whitegoods this summer on my iPhone and liked it. I did not try to convert to PAR readings.

Michel.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   11-24-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,206
Posted By micheljq
From 1974 to 1997, and 2011 until now. ...

From 1974 to 1997, and 2011 until now.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   11-21-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By micheljq
Hello, i would look at something more powerful,...

Hello, i would look at something more powerful, like Kessil's A360, Orphek's leds.

Kessil LED Lights (http://kessil.com/aquarium/Freshwater_A360.php)

Michel.
Forum: Substrate   11-08-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By micheljq
I do not think charcoal would help about co2 if...

I do not think charcoal would help about co2 if that is what someone is looking for. The carbon in there is locked, charcoal will not decompose and produce co2 in water.

Michel.
Forum: Lighting   11-07-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By micheljq
If that can give you an idea of how light you...

If that can give you an idea of how light you need, i was using 2 CFLs Sylvania 23W (total 46W) over a 20G tank and diy co2, and i was getting wonderful red ludwigia repens.

CFLs were vertical...
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