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Forum: Plants 09-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Octantis
I just pulled a bunch of S Repens out of a tank. ...

I just pulled a bunch of S Repens out of a tank. They were away from direct light for two days. Within that time all the leaves fell off each stem.

So for what it's worth it may be light. But...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Octantis
I have no clue. What I from experience with a...

I have no clue. What I from experience with a Spec 3 is that it can grow low and some medium light plants.

I've had success with
Anubias
Java Fern (grew slowly but was a juvenile)
Staurogyne...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,392
Posted By Octantis
Why do you dislike the spec's sponge? I have a...

Why do you dislike the spec's sponge? I have a spec and have been happy with it (1st tank). Wondering if I'm missing something.
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By Octantis
I have a Mignon 60 so I don't have a 100%...

I have a Mignon 60 so I don't have a 100% identical item. I actually have 3 of them. But from what I found is that they were noisy for about two weeks. Really more of a vibration noise than grind...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By Octantis
I'm not an expert on water but I'll throw in a...

I'm not an expert on water but I'll throw in a few pennies. What is the hardness of your water? If the KH and GH are high (I'm guessing they are) any amount of controlling the ph via chemistry will...
Forum: Plants 07-01-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Octantis
PetSmart is a great place for aquatic plants. ...

PetSmart is a great place for aquatic plants. Nothing too fancy but enough to get you started.

PetCo has some as well but at least in St. Louis their selection is worse and the plants in worse...
Forum: Fish 06-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By Octantis
Betta Fin Rot or Tail Too Long

I have a veil tail betta since January and up until I came into work today He's looked great. On occasion he's had a small tear in his tail that has healed up quickly.

Today I looked at his tail...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-26-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Octantis
I'm not crazy knowledgeable about plants but I...

I'm not crazy knowledgeable about plants but I wanted to clarify one thing. Are you using the stock Chi light?

If so you'll be hard pressed to carpet anything other than some java moss. Also,...
Forum: Plants 06-23-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Octantis
What's The Deficiency

Looking at the attached picture what is my deficiency? Was gone from the office for 9 days and missed a dosing.

It seems to be focused in old growth some of the edges of the leaves...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Octantis
Ok so my initial post got lost so this is the...

Ok so my initial post got lost so this is the shortened version. Sorry.

it took the following to keep my nerites in the tank.
1 Switching my water source from the municpal tap at the office to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-29-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,861
Posted By Octantis
I see plenty of growth in that tank. Even if...

I see plenty of growth in that tank.

Even if the growth isn't great the color is much improved.

For 6 weeks pretty good.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-28-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Octantis
It is a Nerite snail. And O do I know about them...

It is a Nerite snail. And O do I know about them leaving the water. One time coming back from a weekend the little guy went on a walk-a-bout. Was out of the tank, down my desk, and on the carpet. ...
Forum: Plants 05-27-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Octantis
Ok round 3. How about hydrogen peroxide damage? ...

Ok round 3. How about hydrogen peroxide damage?

But first I guess when I did my last water change I did have those leaves exposed longer than normal. Maybe 10 minutes.

Ok how about hydrogen...
Forum: Plants 05-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Octantis
I'll toss out the Excel as I haven't changed the...

I'll toss out the Excel as I haven't changed the dosage or usage since January. Use .3 ml (3 gallon tank) per day and just put the drops in front of the output from the pump.

Interesting on the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Octantis
Forgot the Prime

So I did an emergency water change this morning for the reasons in this post (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=648322). However in my haste I forgot to add prime to the gallon of...
Forum: Plants 05-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By Octantis
Is This What Happened?

First off attached picture.

http://i.imgur.com/9QieQ2M.jpg

I came into work this morning and saw this on some my Anubias. From what I gather the leaf die off is from too little carbon.

Last...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Octantis
Well dang. I was hoping for some magic answer...

Well dang. I was hoping for some magic answer that I've never heard of. I've yet to see anyone with a lid on a 12 gallon long. Do they exist but just take them off for pictures?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By Octantis
Evaporation

I have a question for all of you people with awesome looking 12 gallon longs and the like. How do you combat evaporation? With so much surface area I'm guessing you lose quite a bit of water. ...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-22-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Octantis
It would fit onto the the front of the cube...

It would fit onto the the front of the cube between the filter and the front of the tank. That being said the splashing from the Chi filter would get all over the light. The Finnex stuff seems...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-21-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Octantis
You might want to add some pictures of your tank...

You might want to add some pictures of your tank and its size. The water depth can help determine how much light you need.

I have a Fluval spec with less LEDs and my Anubias are quite happy. The...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-15-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Octantis
At 2 weeks you are doing pretty good. My...

At 2 weeks you are doing pretty good. My daughters little betta tank at 2.5 gallons took 2 months to cycle. I had never heard of a cycle until I decided to get my own big boy (3 gallon lol) planted...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,630
Posted By Octantis
I have no experience with play sand. But I'd...

I have no experience with play sand. But I'd think that is pure silica and would be diatom city. I have no experience with pool filter sand either but it will probably work better. I know a lot of...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,630
Posted By Octantis
I have 3 azoo palms. two on a 5 gallon and one...

I have 3 azoo palms. two on a 5 gallon and one on a 2 gallon. I've been happy with them.

First the good:
They are quiet(ish). I found after a week or two they get quieter.
They are cheap....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-09-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Octantis
If you look in the finnex thread on the forums...

If you look in the finnex thread on the forums they post their par ratings.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 05-08-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By Octantis
Finnex makes a LED bar in their FugeRay line that...

Finnex makes a LED bar in their FugeRay line that will fit on a Fluval Chi. Amazon. You will want the 10" version.

I just started up a Chi tank (see signature) and it doesn't have carpeting...
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