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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   12-04-2016, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Hilde
Lights are the engine. Thus I wonder if you added...

Lights are the engine. Thus I wonder if you added LED RGB 3528 strip and made the red leds the strongest if it would help bring the red pigments out. Tis 1 of my future projects. They are quite cheap...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-29-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Hilde
The soils will blend if not divided. You could...

The soils will blend if not divided. You could use some black rocks from dollar tree or use Polymer clay. mysticalnet used SculpyIII. He traced the path on parchment paper. Followed the tracing on...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Hilde
I read that you can dimm it here...

I read that you can dimm it here (https://www.amazon.com/review/R3RXT1ZJFZAYH9/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015QM9UPC&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=2619533011&store=pet-supplies).
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Hilde
All of that special substrate sounds expensive. I...

All of that special substrate sounds expensive. I am trying earthworm castings dirt.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Hilde
What substrate and ferts do you use?

What substrate and ferts do you use?
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Hilde
I like Mike's...

I like Mike's (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/153-sale-trade/1068593-plants-sale.html) and Xenaes's (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/153-sale-trade/1056186-dutch-plant-package-s.html) plant...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 87,368
Posted By Hilde
I see the tops are not on tight. From what I have...

I see the tops are not on tight. From what I have read that is very important so that the plants don't consume all of the Co2 in the containers.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Hilde
Agree about the lights. Perhaps you can raise the...

Agree about the lights. Perhaps you can raise the lights 6in? Perhaps a screen top would help.

Concerned that 50% daily would diminish the bacteria in the water, which can also give algae a means...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Hilde
I disagree for some of the plant packages in the...

I disagree for some of the plant packages in the store have dead plants. The leaves are shriveled up and brown.

Bump:
I tried it and killed it. Was told that need to keep top on loose so that...
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Hilde
I was planning on keeping my plants in plastic...

I was planning on keeping my plants in plastic containers until I move next year. Seems that is a bad idea.
Forum: Plants   11-27-2016, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By Hilde
Is this the 1st tank you have had in this current...

Is this the 1st tank you have had in this current location? Could be there are some algae spores in your tap water.

More water changes is always suggested when algae present. Also check that you...
Forum: Substrate   11-24-2016, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Hilde
Some of it is in powder form. Will the laterite...

Some of it is in powder form. Will the laterite disperse the powder in the water?

The manufactures says to rinse it. Do you rinse it?

Love the 30g in your album Banana. What plants were in it?
Forum: Substrate   11-23-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Hilde
Question Laterite questions

I have just bought some laterite. Can someone answer my questions?
1. Can I put pea gravel from Home Depot over it?
2. Does it make the tank cloudy when moving plants
Forum: Aquascaping   11-20-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 191
Posted By Hilde
Lightbulb Pics of Aquascapes with plants in containers

I recently broke my 29g down. Since I hope to be moving next year I decided to put the plants in plastic containers so that I won't have to uproot the plants.

Was wondering if anyone has scaped...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 02:47 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 7,846
Posted By Hilde
Here...

Here (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/9-equipment/1061905-what-have-you-spent-pressurized-co2-system.html) is discussed what other have spent on Co2 system.

I wish I had bought a Co2 system...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 01:38 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 7,846
Posted By Hilde
Nitrates can go up to 40. You just had a...

Nitrates can go up to 40.

You just had a brain fart. It happens
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   11-19-2016, 01:19 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 7,846
Posted By Hilde
The pic shows nitrites 0 and nitrates are 10...

The pic shows nitrites 0 and nitrates are 10 which is good. thus confused.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-15-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By Hilde
My tap water is 8.6. It decreases to 7.2. If you...

My tap water is 8.6. It decreases to 7.2. If you just let it to sit without fish in it the ph will go down. If the water from where they come from is 8.0ph there will be no problem.

Using buffers...
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By Hilde
Before I went to school I used a knife with...

Before I went to school I used a knife with ridges to peel the plastic from wires. I had wires break sometimes during this process.

Well the avatar looks like a room with something.
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By Hilde
May be the wrong term. I have to carefully cut...

May be the wrong term. I have to carefully cut the plastic around the wires and weld them to the wires of the power source. This is something I have been doing a long time. One said that they break...
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By Hilde
I got the Clippard EVO-3-12 Solenoid Valve on...

I got the Clippard EVO-3-12 Solenoid Valve on Ebay for $20 and then got the barb fittings from Tower Hobbies for $5. Haven't got it up yet. Life keeps getting in the way. Perhaps will in a few days....
Forum: Equipment   11-14-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,372
Posted By Hilde
How much did the ideal needle valve cost? ...

How much did the ideal needle valve cost?

The DIYco2 place ,the manufacturer and maybe Evilbay. Evilbay has the 1 with wires and a valve on top which is closed with a screw. Have you decided on...
Forum: Equipment   11-13-2016, 02:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,505
Posted By Hilde
I am planning to put a diffuser like the up aqua...

I am planning to put a diffuser like the up aqua one in my line after testing in a fishless tank. So what diffuser did you end up using?

Yeh even though I am though I don't care for things to be...
Forum: Lighting   11-08-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Hilde
How about an Odyssea 30" T5 HO. That is what I...

How about an Odyssea 30" T5 HO. That is what I have bought for my 29g. You can use just 2 bulbs. Without injecting Co2 will have algae problems. I don't know the cost for I got it 1/2 price for...
Forum: Substrate   11-08-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,231
Posted By Hilde
When I started I used Cowboy Hardwood Lump...

When I started I used Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal and grew a few plants without Co2 which was told need Co2.

I thought Cow Manure was discouraged because of uric acid which will kill fish. Would...
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