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Forum: Substrate Today, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Knotyoureality
MTS: Mineralized Top Soil And in the rock,...

MTS: Mineralized Top Soil

And in the rock, paper, scissors world of substrates, dirt beats sand as the smaller particle.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 06:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By Knotyoureality
No idea on the melt issue--but I can definitely...

No idea on the melt issue--but I can definitely confirm that stau. repens does quite well without C02.

Picked up a pack of the PetSmart cultured plants that was marked down to clear it out--the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By Knotyoureality
Given that floaters typically sit just inches (or...

Given that floaters typically sit just inches (or less) away from light bars, pretty much any of 'em will likely do well. I'm partial to red root floaters in high light conditions given their color,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Knotyoureality
Yep, perfectly normal. If you don't have critters...

Yep, perfectly normal. If you don't have critters to munch it away, it's generally pretty easy to suck up during a water change; using a smaller diameter hose will help you get in between the...
Forum: Aquascaping Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 110
Posted By Knotyoureality
Honestly, you've got such a nice balance of color...

Honestly, you've got such a nice balance of color going that it'd be a shame to go too bold with the hard scape elements and risk pulling too much focus from the plants. A little more growth on the...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Knotyoureality
Definitely just kidding---real gold leaf is hard...

Definitely just kidding---real gold leaf is hard enough to get my hands on to waste on a shell that's pretty enough as it is. :)

Terrestrial gardening is on hold until I can get my irrigation...
Forum: Plants Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By Knotyoureality
Pretty much all the hygrophila are fast growers...

Pretty much all the hygrophila are fast growers and resiliant other than being potassium hogs--I actually quite using all but hyrgo "sunset" in my tanks as they too robust for my tastes. They do,...
Forum: Tank Journals Yesterday, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By Knotyoureality
As for the plant id's... The first picture...

As for the plant id's...

The first picture is, indeed a java fern.
The second is a rosette sword--not sure of the variety, but there's not much
difference in the care requirements for most....
Forum: Fish Yesterday, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Knotyoureality
SAE's are beautiful fish and mine certainly never...

SAE's are beautiful fish and mine certainly never outgrew their taste for algae, but they do require a large tank and do best with at least a small school.

I hadn't realized just how large they...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions Yesterday, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Knotyoureality
Considering gold-leafing my nerites...

Well, not really. But it's very much the sorta' thing going thru my head as I sit here day after day forcing myself to keep my bleepin' hands out of my tanks.

Moderate light, moderate ferts and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Knotyoureality
If you just want an attractive snail, assassins...

If you just want an attractive snail, assassins aren't a bad choice for a nano/pico tank. They don't get overly large, are relatively slow breeders and, unlike nerites, don't lay obtrusive eggs all...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Knotyoureality
Good thought to buy the tubed plants for this,...

Good thought to buy the tubed plants for this, for once the emmersed growth works in someone's favor. :)
Forum: Plants 10-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Knotyoureality
Just like leaves going from emmersed to submersed...

Just like leaves going from emmersed to submersed growth in the aquarium, plants have to deal with the transition from water-grown roots to soil-grown. Hitting the balance between moist enough/too...
Forum: Plants 10-28-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Knotyoureality
The ones in the planted vases were just the...

The ones in the planted vases were just the standard spikes to hold the end in the water and had indirect/reflected light thru most of the day with just a few hours of either early morning or evening...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-28-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Knotyoureality
My tap generally runs 380-420 TDS so my tanks run...

My tap generally runs 380-420 TDS so my tanks run 420-580. Cherries breeding in every last one of 'em, and my amano and ghost shrimp are thriving--though I've learned to do very gradual acclimation...
Forum: Plants 10-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Knotyoureality
I've done a few in planted vases that got direct...

I've done a few in planted vases that got direct sunlight and had success; not so much in my regular tanks as they were set up with lower light levels.
Forum: Other Websites 10-28-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Knotyoureality
Some folks love the craft, some only want the...

Some folks love the craft, some only want the finished project. Most of the folks here want to learn to do it ourselves, we're willing to take risks and trying new things is the point of the...
Forum: Plants 10-27-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 163
Posted By Knotyoureality
The current leaves will likely die off--but right...

The current leaves will likely die off--but right now they're supplying food for the plant, so you'll want to hold off with the lawnmower action until after you have solid new growth showing.
Forum: Fish 10-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 236
Posted By Knotyoureality
Assassins fall in the catagory of critters that...

Assassins fall in the catagory of critters that breed whether you want them to or not. Outside of a catastrophic tank collapse, I've not seen any empty juvie shells indicating any die offs.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Knotyoureality
Nice freebie if it is. :) If not, plenty of...

Nice freebie if it is. :) If not, plenty of time to find out and re-home.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Knotyoureality
Looks very much like my c. shufeldtii--dwarf cray...

Looks very much like my c. shufeldtii--dwarf cray that only gets 1.5" mature. Like all cray they're feisty little devils, but fish safe. I've half a dozen in with my endler colony, ramshorn snails...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Knotyoureality
Going the other direction, you could also replace...

Going the other direction, you could also replace your light switches with dimmer switches that have the option of a gradual increase in light.

Did these in several rooms in my last house, as...
Forum: Fish 10-26-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Knotyoureality
Doesn't narrow it down much, I'm afraid. ...

Doesn't narrow it down much, I'm afraid.

Some good questions to ask yourself:
Do you want a challenging set up or one that pretty much takes care of itself other than a bit of feeding and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-26-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By Knotyoureality
Impossible to say if he'll recover, but if he's...

Impossible to say if he'll recover, but if he's actively swimming, he's certainly got a chance.

Keep the tank lights off to keep the tank calm as possible, resist the urge to check him every few...
Forum: Plants 10-26-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Knotyoureality
So long as the rhizomes stay green and firm,...

So long as the rhizomes stay green and firm, you've got a decent chance of getting new growth. Keep an eye out for any rot and trim it away if it happens. Then just give em the same conditions you...
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